Tom Looby is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Ekso Bionics, where he is responsible for overseeing the operations of the company’s medical and industrial divisions. He joined Ekso Bionics in April 2014 as the company’s chief marketing officer, a role in which he led the development and execution of the company’s global rehabilitation marketing strategy. Prior to joining Ekso Bionics, Tom served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Given Imaging, now part of Medtronic, where he was responsible for worldwide market development for PillCam® capsule endoscopy and other novel diagnostics technologies.
Scott Schneider is the Chief Future Development Officer and President, MedicalCare at Ottobock Healthcare LP. In this role, Scott is responsible for exploring opportunities in partnerships, technology, managing integration and political relationships in North America. Ottobock is a privately-owned Germany-based company, founded in 1919, with its North American headquarters in Austin, Texas. Ottobock designs, develops and sells medical technology products and fitting solutions for people with limited mobility in the fields of prosthetics, orthotics, mobility solutions (wheelchairs, rehab solutions), neurorehabilitation and medical care. Scott joined Ottobock in 2003 with the acquisition of his company TEC Interface Systems and has held assignments in both Ottobock North America and Germany. Prior to joining the company, Scott was a partner at Northwestern Artificial Limb & Brace and co-founder of TEC Interface from 1988-2002. While there, the organizations were awarded the 1995 Small Business of the Year from the US Small Business Administration, the 2002 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year regional award and 2002 Fast Company’s ‘Fast 50’ Most Innovative Companies.