David Maltz is a Principal at Intervalent, and independent consultancy focused on product development and innovation strategy for consumer-facing medical devices. David has worked in product design & development for over 20 years, with the last 14 of those focused exclusively on medical products. This includes extensive inhaled drug-delivery experience with Nektar Therapeutics and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, where he oversaw the design, development and manufacturing of several novel pulmonary drug delivery systems. Before Nektar, David held leadership positions at Game Ready and Bridge Design. David was deeply involved with Novartis efforts to leverage information technology to improve both clinical study operations (Trials of the Future) and patient outcomes (Digital Medicines), and oversaw the development of all Mobile Medical Apps within Novartis that are regulated as medical devices. He continues to be interested in the harmonious integration of medical devices and information technology, including digital biomarkers. David is passionate about developing sophisticated technologies into human-centric products. His deep understanding of the product development process is seasoned with a strategic perspective and a rich appreciation for the needs of the market and the emotional appeal of any product. David holds a BSE (1989), MBA (2001), and MSE (2002) degrees from Stanford University and lives in San Francisco, California.