Dr. Michael O’Connor
Dr. Michael O’Connor is a Senior Research Program Director, Program Management with Medtronic. He has over 37 years of professional experience and 33 years of professional experience in the Medical Device Industry. O’Connor earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, majoring in Project Management, from the University of Maryland, College Park, A. James School of Engineering. He is a currently and a former Director at Large for the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) and has volunteered his time with many Professional Societies and Universities/Colleges over the past 20+ years. In addition to Medtronic, his corporate experience includes 3M and Pfizer.
By Dr. Michael O’Connor
Leadership in innovation project management can mean many different things to people. It is much more than just being a manager or supervisor. Leaders step up and create innovation, a direction, a vision, or strategy for others to follow.