The ECIA Regional Series continues with an informative meeting on March 15th at the Biltmore Hotel & Suites in Santa Clara. Registration is required to ensure seating capacity.

The meeting starts with a social hour at 4:00 p.m. and continues through dinner with three key presentations by local experts focused on industry trends:

  • Russell Hancock, President & CEO of Joint Venture Silicon Valley and founder of the annual State of the Valley conference, a "town hall" meeting attracting more than 1,500 leaders. Fresh off the 2016 State of the Valley at the beginning of February, Russell will provide his expert perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the area.
  • Jabil Emerging Technology's, Jennifer McCabe will share insight into the company's participation in emerging designs in techology and applications. As Business Unit Manager, Quick Turn Prototyping (QTP) and Mentor-in-Residence, Jabil Emerging Technologies (JET), Jen has her finger on the pulse of industry and technology trends.
  • Ben Bajarin, Creative Strategies, is an analyst focused on the consumer technology industry and consumer technology products. Ben is a featured editor and opinion columnist for Tech.Pinions and has a weekly featured column at TIME.com. Projections show that within 10 years the number of connected devices will jump from 9 billion to 1 trillion -- how will the digital lifestyle boom impact the electronics industry?

ECIA is pleased to present the Regional Series sponsored by: Avnet, Model N and the TTI Family of companies: TTI, Inc., Mouser Electronics and Sager Electronics. Murata Electronics is an additional sponsor of the Silicon Valley event. The balance of the 2016 Regional Series meetings will be held in Boston, Dallas, Toronto and Orlando.

About ECIA The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components to the end customer. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit http://www.ecianow.org or call 678-393-9990.

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