Wright Medical Group N.V. Announces New Digital Organization and Appointment of Chief Digital Officer
This new digital organization will focus to execute Wright’s transformative digital surgery strategy to develop new platforms, accelerate surgical solutions and drive software technology innovation across the business. This organization will build upon the company’s highly differentiated, market-leading BLUEPRINT™ software by leveraging emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and augmented reality to provide innovative and transformative software-enabled surgery platforms and solutions for the extremities markets.
This newly created organization will bring together our software-enabled surgery, information technology, and analytics organizations. In his new role, Mr. Asper will be responsible for developing and executing Wright’s transformative digital surgery strategy across the company’s extremities business units as well as leveraging technology to drive efficiencies across all functions of the company.
Mr. Asper joined Wright in 2017 as Wright’s senior vice president, strategy, technology and corporate development. Prior to joining Wright, Mr. Asper served as a principal for
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