SAN FRANCISCO -- UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, today announced that Apple Computer Inc. co-founder and electronics industry visionary Steve Wozniak will deliver the opening keynote speech at ESC Silicon Valley 2011 to be held May 2 - 5 at the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California.
"We are delighted that Mr. Wozniak will be helping to kick off what is sure to be the electronics industry's most interesting event in 2011," said David Blaza, vice president, UBM Electronics. "In addition to benefiting from the most comprehensive embedded electronics conference and expo in North America, attendees will have the opportunity to hear a unique, unforgettable talk delivered by one of the most influential pioneers of the technology industry."
"I have attended ESC and have relied on the design ideas published in EE Times during my Apple Computer Inc. days when we were all just learning about embedded computing," said Steve Wozniak. "It will be good to reconnect with the engineering community that still drives so much electronics industry innovation."
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.