ECIA 2018 Regional Series: Boston

June 7th - Boston

The 2018 Regional Series returns to the Boston area on Thursday, June 7th at The Westin Waltham, 70 3rd Avenue.   For room reservations, please call (781) 290-5600.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone doing business in the electronic components supply chain - invite your co-workers and principals.


The Regional Series Event explores topics affecting the New England area electronics industry. Company executives and branch personnel - along with their supply chain partners - enjoy a hosted social hour and dinner in a relaxed environment. The meeting provides an excellent avenue 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.


4:00 - 5:00 pm  Hosted Networking Hour

ECIA Presentation [2018-Boston ECIA]

5:30 pm   Presentation:  Drivers of Sales Performance:  An Evidence Based  Approach [Bradford Drivers of Sales Performance]


Bill Bradford, ECIA CEO and President

Bill Bradford has spent over 30 years managing and leading sales teams in the semiconductor industry, always striving to identify the traits that differentiate performance in sales people. He conducted his own research on this topic as part of his doctoral studies at Georgia State.  In this talk he will share what the academic research says about the drivers of sales performance, and what sales managers can do to increase the effectiveness of their sales teams.

6:00 pm  Dinner

6:30 pm    Blockchain and Semiconductors: Quantifying the Opportunity [Lawson Blockchain Tech Proliferation & Semiconductor MarketIHSMarkitOverview , IHSMarkitTechnology]

LawsonRandyRandy Lawson, Senior Principal Analyst and Associate Director for Semiconductor & Displays Technology Consulting at IHS Markit
Randy Lawson from IHS Markit will share his insight on this important topic. With a projected 10 billion more devices connecting to the Internet in the next four years, it's more important than ever before to verify and trust the complex relationships between devices and the services they enable. Blockchain is seeing increased adoption across a number of industries. Learn about how semiconductors are helping to enable blockchain technology adoption and implementation and where opportunities exist to help sell more electronics.
Randy is the Senior Principal Analyst and Associate Director for Semiconductor & Displays Technology Consulting. His most recent analysis focuses on how the semiconductor market is both enabling, and also being impacted by, the growing adoption of blockchain technology

7:00 pm Close

Thank you to 2018 Series Sponsors:


Digi-Key Electronics

TTI Family

Regional Event Sponsor



Planning Committee:

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

Julie Carr and John Hutson, MacInnis Company; Paul Dosser, Digi-Key Electronics; Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics; Dave Norris, Norris and Associates; Craig Sanderson, Sager Electronics; and Mark Shiring, ebmpapst.

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 $7,000. Click here and log in to sign up as a 2018 sponsor.