John Abele, founding chairman, retired, of Boston Scientific Corporation, is a pioneer and leader in the disruptive field of less-invasive medicine. For more than four decades, he has devoted himself to innovation in healthcare, business, and solving social problems through collaboration. John holds numerous patents and has published and lectured extensively on how new technology is invented, developed, and introduced to society. Major interests include science and education for children. John is the founder of The Kingbridge Centre and Institute whose mission is to research, develop, and teach improved methods for interactive conferencing, problem solving, conflict resolution, and strategic planning.