ECIA 2018 Regional Series: Silicon Valley

March 22nd - Santa Clara

The 2018 Regional Series returns to Silicon Valley on Thursday, March 22nd at the Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Boulevard.   

Who Should Attend:

Opportunities for face-to-face networking are few and far between in this increasingly digital workplace, yet they are still critical. We welcome company executives and branch personnel - along with their customers and supply chain partners.


Enjoy a hosted social hour and dinner in a relaxed environment. The meeting provides an excellent avenue to introduce your team to the association and get acquainted with industry peers from the local area. Registration fees are $50 for ECIA/ERA members and faculty; $75 non-members. Young professionals receive a $10 discount. Click here to register.


Presentations will tackle subjects critical to the success of this challenging marketplace and tailored to the business issues of the region.

4:00 - 5:00 pm  Networking Hour (Hosted bar)

[ECIA Presentation]

5:15 - 6:00 pm   Presentation: Looking for Talent? Effective Tools & Strategies to Position Your Company in a Competitive Market [Gabrielle Jenkins Presentation March 22, 2018]


Gabrielle Jenkins, Managing Partner, Resource Management

This presentation will provide attendees with a set of quick, inexpensive and effective tools and strategies to position your company as a compelling and engaging employment option in a highly competitive market.

Gabrielle's career spans over 25 years including 9 years in Talent Development at an electronic components distributor. Her firm works with a wide range of clients helping to attract, retain and engage high performers.

6:00 pm  Dinner

6:30 pm  Presentation: The Internet of Trusted Things: Exploring Blockchain as an Enabler of Trust in an Autonomous World [Jessica Groopman Presentation March 22, 2018]


Jessica Groopman, Industry Analyst & Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights

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.  Technology expert Jessica Groopman from Kaleido Insights will present the findings of a recent study that explores breakthroughs in IoT and blockchain technology that unlocks new mechanisms to power autonomous products and services.  Learn about blockchain and what it means for connected products. She will share some present-day use-cases and business implications moving forward.

7:00 pm Close

Planning Committee:

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

Mark Conley - O'Donnell & Associates North; Paul Dosser, Digi-Key Electronics; John Fullem, Recht Associates; Mike Gorham, Mouser Electronics and Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics.


Thank you to 2018 Series Sponsors:


Digi-Key Electronics

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