Michael J. Kirwan is the Vice President of Continua, a division of the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHAlliance) – a membership-driven company focused on developing an eco-system of open plug-and-play interoperable personal connected health devices for the IoT and beyond. Through working with Standards bodies and industry experts, Continua publishes global certification guidelines built upon international criteria from IEEE, HL7, IHE, ITU, WSI, Bluetooth, USB, NFC and ZigBee.
Michael holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, a BS in Industrial Technology from Northwest Missouri State University and is PMP certified (Program Management Professional). Michael works directly with PCHAlliance’s Policy, Regulatory, International Countries, Technical and Certification Committees and Working Groups at Continua and is also a Co-Chair of the IEEE 11073 Personal Health Devices Working Group. Other programs that Michael leads at Continua are Certification, Plugfests, Test Tool, Software SDK, CODE for Healthcare, source-code development (CESL and mCESL), Open-source as well as Continua’s Interoperability program. Mr. Kirwan has over 20 years of experience in driving operations, certification and testing strategies within major organizations in addition to Continua, such as the Bluetooth SIG and several major airlines.