ECIA 2017 Regional Series: Dallas/Ft. Worth

August 8th - Dallas/Ft. Worth

The 2017 Regional Series event will be held at the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel on Tuesday, August 8th. Join the local electronics industry community for an evening of unique networking and sit-down dinner.

For room reservations, please call (972) 929-8400 or click on this link.  Reservations must be made prior to July 21.

Who Should Attend:

Company executives and branch personnel - along with their customers and supply chain partners -should come and enjoy a hosted social hour and dinner in a relaxed environment. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity to introduce your local team to the association and area industry peers. Registration fees are $50 for ECIA/ERA members and faculty; $75 non-members. Young professionals receive a $10 discount.

Space is limited - register today to insure you have a seat. Invite your office mates to network and learn more about the industry.

4:00 pm Social hour (Hosted bar and appetizers)

5:00 - 6:00 pm  Jeff Shaffer, Director PricewaterhouseCoopers Presentation: Cybersecurity Trends 


The rise in cybercrime is well documented.  New technologies, well-funded and determined adversaries, and interconnected ecosystems have combined to increase exposure to cyberattacks. Your critical digital assets are being targeted at an unprecedented rate and the potential impact has never been greater. Learn about the trends in cybersecurity and how to better protect your business from digital attacks.

Jeff joined PwC in 2015 after 25 years with the U.S. Secret Service. He has extensive experience as an investigator, physical and personal protection specialist, counter terrorism specialist, TeamLeader and digital forensic examiner. He has worked on hundreds of forensic investigations related to cybercrime, IP theft, fraud, terrorism, kidnapping and murder. Jeff has investigated cases across numerous industries including energy, retail, banking, healthcare, telecommunications,and federal/state governments.

6:00 pm  Dinner

6:30 pm   Ed Baca,  IoT Technical Marketing Manager, TTI, Inc. Presentation: The Implementation of the Internet of Things  (Baca Presentation) 


Research company Gartner estimates that by 2020 there will be over 26 billion connected devices; others estimate this number to be much higher, possibly over 100 billion. The Internet of Things is here - so what impact will it have on your business? The concept and implementation of Internet of Things or IoT is not difficult to grasp.  Ed will explore the implications of IoT and de-mystify the solutions needed to build a complete IoT system.

Ed joined TTI Inc. on June 1st of this year as an IoT Technical Marketing Manager.  He has enjoyed a long career in our industry and brings a wealth of insight. Prior to TTI, Ed was with Avnet for 12 years serving in a variety of technical roles including Senior Technical Marketing Engineer, Business Development Manager, Regional Technical Manager directing FAEs, and he spent time as a Senior FAE.  Earlier in his career, he worked for two different rep companies in Texas as an account manager (West Associates and Mil-Rep Associates). He also worked for NEC Electronics as an FAE and as a design engineer at IBM.

7:15 pm  Close


Thank you 2017 Series Sponsors:


Regional Event Sponsor


Planning Committee:

ECIA thanks the following members for their guidance and assistance in planning the Regional Event:

Tobi Cornell, Kruvand Associates, Inc.; Paul Dosser, Digi-Key Electronics; Robert Logan, Kruvand Associates, Inc.; Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics; and Jeff Ray, TTI, Inc.

Support the series

Sponsors receive recognition in series advertisements, signage and during the event program. Sponsorship opportunities are available now- sponsor individual meetings for $1,500 or the complete series for $5,000. Click here and log in to sign up as a 2017 sponsor.