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Martin KastnerChief Information Security OfficerVyaire Medical

Martin is a proven IT leader and the acting CISO of the medical device manufacturer Vyaire Medical. He lives in Rothenburg ob der Tauber in southern Germany, together with his Italian wife and their two children. His passion for drumming has taken slowly a back seat in the years and morphed to enjoy Golf and the second homeland Italy.

The 20+ years in IT infrastructure and Security have not had a straight part upfront,  getting started in IT. Martin ran event management and technology with his own company, followed by years of planning and implementing phsyical building security systems. The world started to be heavily connected and IT was on the rise and the route for him to take.

After initial years in the IT of a retail company, he entered Infrastructure & Operations in Healthcare IT.  The years in different mid-size companies and large Enterprises were characterized by many challenging programs in Mergers, Acquisition & Divestitures, as well as transformations on-premise and into the cloud. Separating Vyaire globally and establishing the companies infrastructure from scratch, transforming the Enterprise into clould based collaboration, telephony and conferencing with contact center, were some of the many projects Martin drove.

“Healthcare with medical devices is a very unique segment, it is all about improving the life of patients. You cannot have a better purpose to work for.”, Martin says. “Things need to be done right, to reduce risks for the patients and the company. There is no compromise, when a life depends on your product.” This philosophy and the importance of securely connected healthcare systems, services and devices made Martin move on and focus on Information Security in the Enterprise and Product side.