Design Con 2015
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The 10 Commandments of Attracting Millennials to Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/24/2014   (1) comment
Our industry doesn't have to be caught in the upcoming worker shortage. Start early, with these 10 easy rules, and attract the best and brightest workers of the millennial generation.
Industry Growth Pushes Demand for Global Services & Certified Quality Laboratories
Kirk Wehby  
11/24/2014   (1) comment
There's been a steady increase in demand from electronics manufacturers and OEMs for dedicated, customized inventory management solutions and international logistics solutions.
What Are You Wearing?
David Blaza  
11/21/2014   (11) comments
The wearables market is at $6 billion this year and is expected to rise to $33 billion by 2019. What are you wearing? What will you be wearing soon?
Power Week: Duracell Buyout Tied to Wireless Power, EVs?
Rich Pell  
11/20/2014   (7) comments
The acquisition of the Duracell battery brand by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway could have broader implications for the power technology industry.
Savi Powers Complete In-Transit Visibility With Savi Tracking 3.0
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11/20/2014   Post a comment
New mobile capabilities deliver operational intelligence and on-demand access anytime, anywhere
Semiconductor Companies Bloated by Unhealthy Business App Diet
Chanan Greenberg  
11/20/2014   (1) comment
Many semiconductor and component manufacturers are very focused on watching those pennies while the dollars slip away. A close look at business app potentially yields huge savings.
Rochester Electronics Replicated Processors Are the Reliable Alternative to Emulations
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11/19/2014   Post a comment
Rochester Electronics is offering replication of processors through its Semiconductor Replication Process.
Make Money With the Internet of Things
Sherly Mendoza  
11/19/2014   (5) comments
For the IoT to take off, there must be profit in it somewhere. Here are some tips.
Gartner's Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Planning Lists NeoGrid as Sample Vendor
EBN Newswire  
11/19/2014   Post a comment
Global supply chain management solutions provider is a sample vendor in Supply Chain Information Hub and Integration Brokerage categories
Why Net Neutrality Preserves a Free-Market Economy for IoT Success
Apek Mulay  
11/19/2014   (8) comments
Mass capitalism-based reforms offer a free-market solution to achieve net neutrality for the IoT with minimal government intervention, a smaller government, and lower taxes on individuals.
3 Ways to Enhance Supplier Relationships for a Stronger Supply Chain
David Riffel  
11/18/2014   (2) comments
A focus on the "relationship" aspect of supplier relationship management yields excellent results for the supply chain.
Crowdfunding the Future of Hardware: Small Volume, Big Impact
Sam Wurzel  
11/17/2014   (2) comments
Crowdfunding is driving innovation in small volume manufacturing.
Augmented Reality Coming Soon to a Supply Chain Near You
Logical Link  
11/17/2014   (2) comments
More than just a gimmicky technology, augmented reality has the potential to change the way logistics and supply chain activities are handled. A new report from DHL explores how AR can support warehouse, transportation, and delivery management.
Modified Corvette Allows Quadriplegic to Drive Again
Patrick Mannion  
11/14/2014   (7) comments
Ex Indy driver Sam Schmidt, paralyzed in a race car accident, talks about being able to drive again via a specially modified Corvette that responds to his head movements using infrared sensors.
Mobile Impacts Logistics More Than the PC Revolution
Jim O'Reilly  
11/14/2014   (4) comments
Mobile changes all of our interactions -- with people and with data. The logistics impacts are immense.
Chip Industry's IoT Facelift Comes With Security Wrinkle
Patrick Mannion  
11/13/2014   (3) comments
Semiconductor company CEOs on an Electronica panel see hardware-based security as an opportunity.
$400 Noise-Cancelling Headphones vs. $25 Earmuffs
Max Maxfield  
11/12/2014   (7) comments
How do $400 noise-cancelling headphones compare to $25 earmuffs in an airplane environment?
Gizmos & Gadgets From Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular
Alison Dorantes-Garcia  
11/11/2014   (2) comments
A portable satellite hotspot, the first commercially available facial recognition for home monitoring devices, and other interesting technologies all make an appearance at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular in San Francisco.
Freescale & Intel Processors Reintroduced by Rochester
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11/11/2014   Post a comment
Freescale and Intel processors are now active at Rochester Electronics
Live Chat 11/12: Secure the Supply Chain From Hackers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/11/2014   (9) comments
Cyberthreats may be one of the biggest risks that the average electronics OEM, CM, or component manufacturer needs to manage. Join us for a live chat to discuss the reality of these threats and what to do about them.
Fabless Pipsqueaks Grow Up
Rick Merritt  
11/10/2014   Post a comment
The trade association of fabless semiconductor companies celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, declaring victory in its goal to establish its sector and the business model behind it.
Waste Not, Want Not: Sustainability in the Supply Chain Pays Off
Change in the Chain  
11/10/2014   (9) comments
Electronics OEMs have a bunch of reasons to build sustainability into the supply chain. Being a good corporate citizen is just the tip of the iceberg.
London Comms Museum Ticks All the Right Boxes
John Walko  
11/7/2014   (1) comment
London's Science Museum communications and IT sectors tick all the right boxes.
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
EBN Dialogue  
11/6/2014   (129) comments
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful and effective in identifying, assessing, and managing intellectual property (IP) risks, including the risks that arise in supply chain compliance. Craig Moss, COO of Create.org, will be on hand to provide real-world examples and strategies for organizations to mitigate those risks.
Freescale Brings the Internet of Things to a Safer Vehicle
Carolyn Mathas  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Two recent announcements by Freescale ensure the reality of an IoT car and a safer vehicle through tire-pressure sensing.
20,000 Companies Using iPoint Conflict Minerals Platform
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11/6/2014   Post a comment
iPoint-systems consolidates its market leadership in the field of Conflict Minerals reporting software
E2open to Present at November 2014 OAGi Plenary Meeting
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11/6/2014   Post a comment
Oagis expert to highlight real-world successes in aerospace, consumer goods, oil and gas, technology, and telecommunications industries
Startups & Their Supply Chain Fit
Logical Link  
11/6/2014   (1) comment
The high-tech startup scene is, undoubtedly, worth watching from a supply chain planning perspective, since its promise or failure could boost or hurt your own business or logistics operations.
Address Supply Chain Challenges With Cloud Technology
Udaya Shankar  
11/6/2014   Post a comment
Especially along the global supply chain, cloud-based solutions offer clear value, from increasing speed and agility to cutting costs.
5 Most Common Social Media Problems & How Procurement Pros Can Solve Them
Peter Friedman  
11/5/2014   Post a comment
OEMs will increasingly turn to social media for both corporate branding and solid supply chain information.
This Shirt Could Save Your Life
Ariella Brown  
11/4/2014   (29) comments
For heart attacks, a rapid response to any danger signs can make the difference between a full recovery and permanent damage.
Internet of Things Set to Transform Logistics in Supply Chains
Chris Power  
11/3/2014   (4) comments
The advent of low-cost sensors is bringing the Internet of Things to the logistics industry. Organizations that can figure out how to collect and analyze the right data will be well ahead in the job of streamlining logistics activities.
Scaling Social Media Programs to Maximize Value: What Procurement Professionals Need to Know
Peter Friedman  
10/30/2014   (13) comments
Social media is becoming a critical tool for businesses, but these organizations may need some professional help getting started.
Battery Progress Reality Check: Good & Bad News
Bill Schweber  
10/29/2014   (34) comments
A balanced assessment of battery tech shows solid progress is being made but no real breakthroughs are imminent.
CREATe.org Launches Whitepaper to Help Protect IP Through ERM
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10/29/2014   Post a comment
Cyber security threats and today's global, connected economy increase IP risks that can be addressed with existing ERM programs
Are Today's Designs Bound by the Constraints of Yesteryear?
Max Maxfield  
10/28/2014   (3) comments
Are there instances of the way in which we design things today being bound by the constraints of yesteryear?
5 Tips for a Streamlined Supply Chain
Jennifer Bosavage  
10/28/2014   (10) comments
Smart and successful supply chains are leveraging a few strategies that allow organizations to get their supply chain to provide high quality for the lowest cost and to collaborate more effectively.
The IoT Ecosystem Meets the Supply Chain
Art Swift  
10/27/2014   (3) comments
The explosion of the Internet of Things market will change the business climate for semiconductor firms and OEMs alike.
TI’s Rosy Outlook Defies Microchip's Gloom
Junko Yoshida  
10/24/2014   Post a comment
TI reported third-quarter results above expectations, indicating no industry corrections in sight. The solid results came 10 days after Microchip made a downward revision in its revenue forecast.
Infographic: Electronics Consumers Excited by New Tech
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/24/2014   (1) comment
Tablets, smartphones, and laptops are technology table stakes for most American consumers -- so let the buying continue. A recent survey traces plans and wishes for electronic toys.
Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in Five Years
Latest Research  
10/23/2014   Post a comment
The worldwide market for sensors in wearables will expand to 466 million units in 2019, up from 67 million in 2013.
Reflections on Autonomy & Anonymity (of Cars & People)
Blaine Bateman  
10/23/2014   (9) comments
Inter-car connectivity is bound to skyrocket, but will your privacy prevail?
Wireless Tech & the New Wave of Wearables
Christian DeFeo  
10/23/2014   (10) comments
Watches are just the tip of the iceberg with the explosion of the Internet of Things. Wireless technology and smart design will be a critical part of that growth.
SSD Changes Storage Buying Patterns
Jim O'Reilly  
10/23/2014   (2) comments
Users are tired of expensive storage. The cloud is driving open source, COTS hardware, and a new attitude.
Data Overload: The Challenge of Managing Supply Chain Analytics
Frank Cavallaro  
10/21/2014   (2) comments
Companies know supply chain analytics can yield great insights, but many question how to make sense of the deluge of data.
SaaS Eases Supply Chain Pains
Mary E. Shacklett  
10/20/2014   (2) comments
SaaS comes to the rescue of the global supply chain.
Live Chat 10/16: Applying a Macroeconomic Lens to the Supply Chain
EBN Dialogue  
10/16/2014   (84) comments
Apek Mulay, EBN Blogger and CEO of Mulay's Consultancy Services, brings his expertise in macroeconomics and the US semiconductor industry to bear as we discuss how the decentralization of the electronics supply chain and mass capitalism have the potential to benefit the industry. This approach, he believes, will socio-economic reforms, reduce taxes, and help improve collaboration between businesses. Join us with your thoughts and questions.
China Leads the Charge Into Ultra HDTV -- Really?
Jonah McLeod  
10/16/2014   (10) comments
What's driving the rampant hyperbole over the size and growth of the Ultra HDTV market? Market analysts' answers range from China's growing affluent consumer base to the pricing strategies of consumer electronic giants pushing the next wave of product on to eager consumers worldwide.
Biology, Deceit & Security in the Internet of Things
Bernard Murphy  
10/15/2014   (4) comments
Biology-inspired and deceit-based strategies offer new ways to think about defense against Internet of Things (IoT) "pathogens" at a system-level.
UL Supports OEMs in Conflict Mineral Reporting Efforts
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/15/2014   (9) comments
A new offering from UL's Information & Insights (I&I) division hopes to help the industry streamline reporting while increasing compliance around conflict minerals.
3D-Printed Instruments Used in Live Concert
Amy Norcross  
10/13/2014   (8) comments
A professor from Lund University in Sweden "brought the band back together" and hosted a first-of-its-kind concert using only instruments he created with a 3D printer.
Infographic: Startups in the High-Tech Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/10/2014   (8) comments
High-tech startups are critical to the electronics supply chain for innovation and flexibility. Organizations need to look closely at the reality of working with these emerging firms.
Blue LED Inventors Win Nobel Prize
R. Colin Johnson  
10/9/2014   (7) comments
Three Japanese-born researchers (one a professor at UCSB) will share the $1.1 million Nobel Prize in Physics for their work on the blue light-emitting diode that has made possible the white solid-state lighting that has obsoleted both incandescent and fluorescent.
Cheap Solar Absorbs Entire Spectrum
R. Colin Johnson  
10/8/2014   (8) comments
Two-step process first absorbs entire spectrum of light from the sun then reradiates it in the infrared spectrum where conventional photovoltaics can turn it into electricity.
Semiwiki Bloggers Misinformed About Foundry Business
Apek Mulay  
10/8/2014   (28) comments
The fabless foundry model, which may make economic sense for many semiconductor manufacturers, may have negative ramifications for the US economy.
Myo: More Muscle for Wearables?
Thomas Claburn  
10/7/2014   (3) comments
Myo armband aspires to become the mouse of the mobile world, but it has a way to go to get there.
Should We Care if AM Radio Fades Out?
Bill Schweber  
10/6/2014   (20) comments
How the cycle has turned: Putting an AM radio into a car was a big advance in the 1920s and 1930s. Now, auto vendors are considering eliminating the radio as a standard or even optional feature, due to declining user need and listenership.
Avnet Technology Solutions Introduces High-Performance Workload Solution for the Mid-Market
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10/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions announced a new solution for midsized companies in Latin America, based on Oracle's high-performance database technologies.
INTTRA Survey Reveals Global Shipping Professionals' Top Technology Priorities & Challenges
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
Survey on the State of Technology in Ocean Shipping Reveals Top Priority Is Improving Supply Chain Visibility Capabilities for Higher Quality Data.
IDC Manufacturing Insights Evaluates Worldwide Global Trade Management Vendors in New IDC MarketScape
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
GTM key area of interest as companies recognize the traditional, manual, approach to trade management is not effective in a global market.
Occupancy Sensor Market Projected to Reach $4.67 Billion by 2020
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
The Occupancy Sensor Market is estimated to reach $4.67 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 18.36% from 2014 to 2020.
Global Industrial Robotics Market Expected to Reach $44.48 Billion in 2020
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   (1) comment
Transparency Market Research finds that the global industrial robotics market was valued at %28.93 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach $44.48 billion in 2020.
$196B Wireless M2M Market & IoT Industry 2020 Forecasts and Analysis
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   Post a comment
The wireless M2M market to account for $196 Billion in revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of 21% during the six year period between 2014 and 2020.
Wearable Electronics and Technology Market Worth $11.61 Billion by 2020
Latest Research  
10/3/2014   Post a comment
The overall wearables market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 24.56% from 2014 to 2020.
Infographic: Past, Present, & Future of IoT
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/3/2014   (11) comments
The Internet of Things is set to grow at an astonishing pace. Is the supply chain ready to support the increased demand?
Collaborative Sourcing Reduces Costs & Time
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/2/2014   (11) comments
Procurement departments that throw out the spreadsheets and turn to a collaborative sourcing platform can reap substantial savings.
Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Glen Chenier  
10/1/2014   (3) comments
A lack of information on a datasheet lead to system crashes from a hot-swap controller.
3 Keys to Successful Supply Chain: Collaboration, Big Data & Sustainability
Donna Fritz  
10/1/2014   (1) comment
Smart midmarket OEMs are leveraging collaboration, big data, and green/sustainable supply chains to ensure the best results.
Record iPhone Sales: Recycle Electronics October 4 With Arizona Technology Council
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9/26/2014   Post a comment
Statewide community effort supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers. A portion of equipment is donated for Arizona education
Today's Lithium Battery Transport Rules Govern New Drone Technologies
EBN Newswire  
9/26/2014   Post a comment
Companies should be aware of the stringent transportation regulations applicable to the lithium ion batteries that power virtually every UAV
Infographic: Emerging Market Growth Depends on Smart Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/26/2014   (25) comments
Emerging markets can be a lucrative target for electronics OEMs, but it's critical to put strong supply chain practices in place to capture the best results.
Live Chat 9/25: Minimizing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
EBN Dialogue  
9/25/2014   (168) comments
Dave Bowen, CEO of e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geo-political and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
Design as a Craft, Not a Commodity
Suzanne Deffree  
9/25/2014   (17) comments
Gadi Amit, founder and principal designer of NewDealDesign, discusses his views on the changing world of design as electronics enter the age of wearables and the Internet of Things, as well as his personal perspective in working on the FitBit, the Lytro Camera, and Google's new modular and 3D printed Ara phone.
3D Printers Pursue High Fashion
Rick Merritt  
9/24/2014   (13) comments
Advances in 3D printers hold promise for a clothing and fashion industry stuck in 100-year-old processes, but they still have years of evolution ahead, a Designers of Things event speaker said.
Supply Chain Sustainability: Addressing Transparency in the Metals & Mining Sector
Susan Fourtané  
9/24/2014   (6) comments
Addressing transparency in the metals and mining sector must be a joint effort between supply chains and consumers.
Designing for Wearables: Tremendous Opportunity But Not Without Challenges
Suzanne Deffree  
9/23/2014   (1) comment
The wearables space is wide open and exploding with opportunity, but that does not come without design and sourcing issues -- issues some believe could be alleviated in part by the strength of the maker community and an open-source approach to this segment.
Elastomeric Camouflage Switches Texture & Color
Julien Happich  
9/22/2014   (15) comments
Inspired by nature's most skillful camouflage artists, MIT researchers harness elastomers' ability to change surface texture when voltage is applied to a make a flexible material that simultaneously changes its color and texture on demand.
Consumers Expect Full In-Car Connectivity
Junko Yoshida  
9/19/2014   (9) comments
Drivers worldwide increasingly expect their cars to be "the next connected space," a seamless extension to their already connected homes and offices, according to a global consumer study conducted by GfK.
Infographic: Apple Perfects Global Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/19/2014   (12) comments
The iPhone 6 is more than a just a new product success story. It offers an example of an electronics supply chain that spreads across the globe and has the potential for economic change.
Apple Watch & the Dark Side of Wearables
E. Kelly Fitsimmons  
9/17/2014   (7) comments
Apple Watch and iPhone 6 provide two more powerful platforms to do things like record our voices with little disclosure. Customers deserve better.
ROW Spells Next Big Thing
Rick Merritt  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Emerging markets are the next big thing for an electronics industry hungry for growth and innovation both in supply and demand.
Slideshow: Where Have All the Tech Women Gone?
Susan Fourtané  
9/16/2014   (31) comments
Unfortunately, in the 21st century, the technology world remains dominated by men. Tech giants from LinkedIn to Intel grade their own paper on gender equality.
Top Procurement Groups Deliver 7x Return on Investment According to Global Procurement Study
Latest Research  
9/16/2014   Post a comment
Only 10 percent of Chief Financial Officers have been engaged successfully and recognize the value and contribution of their procurement team.
Investing in European Electronics
Logical Link  
9/15/2014   (1) comment
The European Union is pushing to build a presence in world electronics. It's a start, but more innovation and effort are still needed.
Moore's Law Has No End in Sight
R. Colin Johnson  
9/12/2014   (3) comments
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) will soon outpace silicon as a higher-performance choice for implementing integrated circuits, according to POET Technologies.
iPhone Tech Evolves & Thrives: Infographic
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/12/2014   (8) comments
A look at the trajectory of the iPhone shows consistent growth and a track record for innovation. Now, let's talk about how the electronics supply chain will shift along with changes in consumer electronics.
Winged Parcel Delivery: Google's Way
Julien Happich  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
While there is still debate about if legislation would ever allow swarms of commercial drones to fly over our heads, Google recently unveiled some details of its own drone-based delivery project, named Project Wing.
Apple Smart Watch Assault Good News for the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
9/11/2014   (1) comment
Consumers are atwitter about the newest product offerings from Apple, but it may be even better news for the electronics supply chain.
Turn the Supply Chain Into an Information Highway
Mathieu Guerville  
9/11/2014   (3) comments
Information is power, but only if it's readily available and usable. To create sustainable products and to improve business results, it's critical to share information across the breadth of the supply chain.
Apple Watch: Smart But Not Smart Enough
Brian Dipert  
9/10/2014   (5) comments
Apple's design may normally be smart, but it has to be even smarter as its Watch enters the hot and increasingly crowded wearables market.
Apple iPhone 6 Analysis
Brian Dipert  
9/9/2014   (17) comments
Inevitable leaks provided clues for the new iPhone 6, but now we can see what made it into Apple's latest smartphone.
Next Level of Location Awareness
Sally Ward-Foxton  
9/9/2014   (9) comments
Apple's iBeacon is set to drive a new level of proximity-based services in smartphones and other mobile devices.
Avnet, Inc. Announces Plans for Avnet Technology Solutions Leadership Transition
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9/8/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Technology Solutions Global President Phil Gallagher intends to step down from his current role
Tracing the Future of the Smart Device Market
Ken Neusaenger  
9/8/2014   (17) comments
The consumer electronics market is quickly evolving, with new and better devices hitting the hands of consumers. The semiconductor supply chain has to consider how these shifts will likely hit the high-end OEM customer.
Smart Shirts Take the Court at US Open
Amy Norcross  
9/5/2014   (16) comments
Ralph Lauren has teamed up with the Canadian technology firm OMsignal to produce a smart shirt featuring real-time biometric tracking capabilities that debuted at the 2014 US Open Tennis Championships.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Releases PicoZed System-on-Module
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9/3/2014   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing released PicoZed, its newest family of System-On-Modules based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
The Internet of Things: Revolution or Anarchy?
Tam Harbert  
8/22/2014   (8) comments
While there are wildly differing predictions about how many "things" will be connected to the Internet, all of them say it will be an enormous number.
Google Set to Kick-Start the Driverless Car Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
8/1/2014   (28) comments
Not satisfied with just doing the tech research, Google is backing industry groups and promotional efforts to get driverless cars adopted sooner rather than later.
What's Next? Semiconductor Leaders Speak, Part 4
Apek Mulay  
7/31/2014   (2) comments
Industry trends invariably affect the semiconductor industry -- but a macroeconomic lens puts things in a new perspective.
Skin-Like Stretchable Electronics Start With Molecules
Laurie Sullivan  
7/29/2014   (30) comments
Thin, stretchable electronic components may be only a decade away, according to researchers.




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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful to identify, assess, and manage intellectual property (IP) risks that arise in supply chain compliance. We'll look at real-world examples and strategies for mitigating those risks.
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