Design Con 2015

Contacts

Suzanne Deffree
Editor in Chief


As Editor and Chief of EBN, Suzanne looks forward to helping electronics supply chain professionals and engineers stay abreast of the latest trends and procurement practices as she ensures EBN remains true to its editorial mission. As an award-winning journalist, Suzanne is also EDN's executive and community editor and has a tremendous respect for those in the electronics industry. In the more than 14 years Suzanne has worked with the electronics industry, she's enjoyed the opportunities to learn from and converse with interesting, intelligent, and outright funny executives and engineers about the innovations that make the world go round. Find her on Twitter: @deffree.

Email: suzanne.deffree@ubm.com
Phone: (631) 266-3433

Hailey McKeefry
Managing Editor


Hailey Lynne McKeefry has spent more than 23 years writing about technology and business. She began her career as an editor at such periodicals as Macintosh News, EBN, and Windows Magazine. After more than 16 years as a freelance journalist, she has written about a broad variety of technology topics, with a focus on supply chain, components, security, storage, healthcare, and SMBs. Living in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Hailey has written for many top business-to-business publications and Websites including EDN, EETimes, Information Week, CRN, eWeek, Channel Insider, Channel Pro, Redmond Channel Partner, Home Office Computing, and TechTarget. She graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a BA in literature. Follow her on Twitter: @HaileyMcK.

Email: hailey.mckeefry@ubm.com
Phone: (650) 596-5714

Paul Miller
CEO, EE Times Group

Paul Miller is CEO of EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media. Paul is responsible for leading the EE Times Group products and marketing services portfolio. In addition, Paul is a board member of the eMedia Asia Joint Venture (a Global Sources and UBM joint venture producing EE Times, print and online, and events in China, Korea, Taiwan, and ASEAN) and a board member of Design & Reuse, an IP catalogue information company headquartered in Grenoble, France.

Paul has held many positions in electronics media and information since joining the company as European sales manager for Electronic World News in London 18 years ago. In 1993, Paul moved to New York as regional sales manager for EE Times. After becoming Eastern Regional Sales Manager, National Sales Manager, and Associate Publisher of EE Times, Paul was named Managing Director of the online network. Paul returned to EE Times as publisher in October 1999, moving onto Vice President and Senior Vice President roles responsible for running the Electronics and Software Groups. Most recently, Paul was Group President, overseeing five divisions until his recent appointment to CEO of the EE Times Group division.

Paul graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in England with a BA (Hons) Degree in Communication Studies and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (ACIM). In 1991 he graduated from Croydon College in London with a Diploma in Marketing (DipM) from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Email: paul.miller@ubm.com

Bob Dumas
Associate Publisher, EE Times Group

Bob Dumas is a 25-year veteran of the high-tech media world and has been with the CMP/Tech Insights/UBM/EETimes group since 1985. Dumas started on EE Times (print) in 1985 and worked on EBN from 1986 to 2003 in various sales, marketing, and management positions. Dumas has extensive contacts in the electronics industry, including at OEMs, distributors, and semiconductor manufacturers. He has won numerous company awards. In addition to the titles and functions above, Bob has also worked on many custom projects, new product launches, events, re-launches, and digital projects across four continents during his career with EETimes Group.

Email: bob.dumas@ubm.com
Phone: (516) 562-5742



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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!
Upcoming Dialogues
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Live Chat 10/30: Top 10 Metrics That Enhance Procurement Performance
We'll be talking about the 10 most important procurement performance metrics, from the old standards to new and emerging best-practices.
10/30/2014
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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.
11/6/2014
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Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 10/16: Applying a Macroeconomic Lens to the Supply Chain
EBN blogger Apek Mulay will be our guest as we talk about how macroeconomic reforms have the potential to impact the supply chain.
Live Chat 9/25: Minimizing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
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.
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