ECIA 2017 Regional Series: Phoenix

February 7th - Phoenix Area

The 2017 Regional Series was held February 7th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona, 85250. (480) 948-7750

Planning Committee:

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

Paul Dosser, Digi-Key Electronics; Cameron English, English Technical Sales; Mike Martin, SpectrumLuscombe; Todd McAtee, Mouser Electronics and Jim Sandrolini, Intel.


4:00 pm Networking Time (Hosted bar)

4:30 - 5:00 pm  Presentation: Gerry Fay,  Avnet Electronics Marketing [Gerry Fay Presentation February 7 2017]

fay-gerry-small-2017ECIA is honored to welcome Gerry Fay,  Global President of Avnet Electronics Marketing to share his unique perspective of industry trends and his forecast moving into 2017.

Promoted to global president, Avnet Electronics Marketing in October 2013, Mr. Fay is responsible for the operating group's strategic direction, day-to-day operations and global performance. He reports to Avnet, Inc. CEO William Amelio. Mr. Fay is a member of the Avnet Executive Board and a corporate officer.

5:15 - 5:45 pm   Presentation: Tushar Nandwana, One Beacon Technology Insurance [Tushar Nandwana Presentation Artificial Intelligence]

nandwana-low-resThis presentation will focus on artificial intelligence/machine learning systems and growth in this technology.  It will also review the proliferation of its use in existing and new applications, and potential concerns or hazards associated with AI technology.

Tushar is the Technology Risk Control Manager of the Technology Segment at OneBeacon. He currently serves as Segment Manager, specializing in risk control matters pertaining to technology companies and oversees the development of technology-related whitepapers and internal technology, risk control guidelines.  He has expertise in the evaluation of exposure and controls that are present with technology-related companies, and providing consultative guidance to such firms to enhance their existing risk management processes.

5:45 pm  Dinner

6:15 pm Presentation: Scotty Miller, General Dynamics - Mission Systems [Scotty Miller Presentation February 7 2017]

millerscotty-2016Scotty Miller is vice president of Supply Chain Management for General Dynamics Mission Systems and directs procurement activities for all companies within the General Dynamics Information Systems and Technology business group. Miller’s Supply Chain team is responsible for the subcontract management and procurement of all materials, services and support across the company.  How will the transformation of General Dynamics’ supply chain needs impact the electronics industry? Read recent article in EPSNews.


7:00 pm Close

Thank you to 2017 Series Sponsors: