ECIA Regional Series: Toronto

Regional Series: Toronto

The 2016 Regional Series event in Toronto was held at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites on October 4. The local electronics industry community came together for an evening of unique networking and sit-down dinner.


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

5:00 pm Welcome

5:15 - 6:00 pm Presentation


Travis Stevens, Vice President of Engineering, Orpyx Medical Technologies; The Challenge and Promise of Medical Wearables

The past decade has witnessed significant advancements in the areas of power efficient mobile computing, new sensor technologies along with manufacturing techniques and materials.  These advances have enabled the creation of new products and applications, in particular the creation of new wearable devices with an ever increasing plethora of capabilities.  In recent year, a number of consumer oriented wearables have made it to market, and consumers have been quick to adopt these new products, such as smart watches and activity trackers.  However, unlike the consumer market, advances in the medical wearables market has been much slower to develop.  Medical wearables offer the potential to revolutionize the treatment and delivery of health care through better management and understanding of chronic disease conditions by allowing for constant monitoring and new non-invasive treatments.  However, unlike consumer devices, medical wearables have major technical and regulatory challenges to overcome.

Travis' presentation focused on the challenges of creating a medical wearable both technological and regulatory, with an eye to what additional insights may be possible with the proliferation of devices and the collection of data. Travis Stevens Presentation.

6:00 pm Dinner

6:30 pm Keynote

John Denslinger, President and CEO, ECIA

John is a 40-year veteran of the electronic component industry, most recently retiring from Murata as President of SyChip, LLC, Murata’s wireless solutions business, and before that, Executive Vice President of Murata’s Sales and Marketing.  John has actively served in leadership positions on a number of industry trade association boards of directors as well. He was a principal agent in the formation of the ECIA from the two associations, ECA and NEDA, and served as the new association’s first elected Chairperson. In January 2013, ECIA Board of Directors named John the Association’s President and CEO.

John provided an industry forecast and overview of the association’s one-of-a-kind statistical offerings. John Denslinger Presentation

7:15 pm Close

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