The lifeblood of the electronics industry is innovation. Whether through new processes that enable a higher level of supply chain efficiency or the latest must-have technological wonders, innovation regularly destroys and transforms ‘business as usual’ in the electronics industry. Companies must learn to embrace innovation with a nimbleness that proves their ingenuity and agility. The 2016 Executive Conference presentations give you the industry-specific tools and knowledge to identify and understand how new technology and processes can benefit your business. Open your mind to new possibilities and embrace a culture of innovation!
This year's Conference will focus on innovation in technology, data processes and customer service. We are pleased to welcome Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino, who has inspired a worldwide community of makers. Other presentations focus on methods of fostering a creative spirit in your employees; structuring your business to be transformative; learning how to incorporate tactics to provide the best customer experience, to stay ahead of the curve and to ultimately increase sales. For a complete list of presentations, review the Program page.
Join the senior management teams of leading edge electronics companies for an informative, results-oriented conference. There is no other industry conference that offers an in-depth look at the industry and is geared towards education and fostering relationships throughout the supply chain network. The meeting offers personal access to industry experts, ample time to discuss important issues and critical networking opportunities.
New! Bonus Learning Sessions - Breakfast and Luncheon Roundtables
Please join the roundtable discussions to learn how your business can benefit from three key ECIA Foundation initiatives: STEM education; Veterans Hiring and working effectively with universities and trade schools in your region. Including these as a part of your company culture will engage your workforce and improve your business. Participate in the discussion, share your experience and learn how to get more involved.
Conference Planning Committee
ECIA owes a debt of gratitude for the many hours devoted to the thoughtful planning of the conference. Thank you to these ECIA members for their service:
Chairman: Dave Norris, Norris & Associates, Inc.
Ian Basey, WPG Americas
Kenneth Bradley, Allied Electronics
Christopher Calvi, Octopart
Steve Cholas, AspenCore
David Foster, Sensata Technologies, Inc.
Bob Garcia, English Sales
Holly Good, Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc.
Kathleen Herron, PEI Genesis
Diane Laegeler, Digi International
Dawn Lowery, Sumer Incorporated
Carla Mahrt, JJM Search
Becky McMorrow, Newark element 14
Mandy Patterson, Owner Resource Group
Doug Steele, Harwin Inc.
Robert Tudor, Laird