Idara Uko | Pacemakers, Principal Engineers, & Product Fit

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Who is Idara Uko?

In this episode with Idara Uko, we talk about the nuts and bolts of how implantable pacemakers and defibrillators work, the difference between a principal engineer vs an individual contributor/project engineer, and how to ensure your team is developing the correct product (as opposed to simply developing the product correctly).

Idara holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, as well as an MBA. Working at Medtronic where he serves as Director of Software Operations, he has over fifteen years of experience in the regulated medical device industry, including R&D, market assessment, market development, understanding voice of the customer, system design, system verification & validation and product support.

Aaron Moncur, host


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