Ed Cantwell

President & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Medical Interoperability

Ed Cantwell is President and CEO of the Center for Medical Interoperability, a 501(c)(3) cooperative research and development lab founded by health systems to simplify and advance data sharing among medical technologies and systems. Involved since the Center’s founding, Mr. Cantwell previously served as its Executive Director, helping establish the initial board and strategic direction. Mr. Cantwell has over 25 years of experience leading advanced technology businesses and developing communications systems. Prior to joining the Center, he served as Senior Vice President at the West Health Institute and led 3M Corporation’s wireless business unit. Mr. Cantwell was Chairman, President and CEO of InnerWireless, which he founded in 2000, and of SpectraPoint Wireless. He held several positions within Texas Instruments during which time he obtained spectrum allocations from the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Cantwell served as an Air Force fighter pilot for 12 years. He graduated from the University of Michigan’s executive training program, as well as the Air Force’s fighter weapons school. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in mechanical engineering from Duke University.