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Electronics Supply Chain Roundtable: Is Inspection Data the Currency of the Smart Factory?
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
2/15/2019   Post a comment
To make smart factories a reality, OEMS need data that adds value, making inspection data critically important. It could be called , the currency of the smart factory.
Open Source Hardware Benefits Procurement Practices
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/14/2019   Post a comment
The advent of processor options based the RISC-V Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) may delight electronics engineers and designers, but open-source hardware presents a number of opportunities for enhanced supply chain and procurement efforts as well.
Electronic Supply Chain APEX 2019 Roundtable: Create a Manufacturing Ecosystem
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
2/13/2019   Post a comment
Connected factories are one thing, but what about a connected manufacturing ecosystem? Surely more value can be delivered when many sites share data to drive best-in-class performance and global improvements. And what about the idea of crowdsourced anonymized data being used across the industry to improve performance throughout the value chain?
Maximized Product Uptime is the Future & the Future is Now
Gary Brooks  
2/12/2019   Post a comment
Subscription-based services are now a part of manufacturing that are extending the supply chain. Electronics OEMs need to adapt or they will die.
Experts Advise on Avoiding Counterfeit Components
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/11/2019   (1) comment
In a recent webinar, SiliconExpert Market Insights: Counterfeit Risk & Mitigation Thought Leader Panel Discussion, industry thought leaders discussed and debated the path forward to combatting the increasingly large problem of counterfeit components.
China IC Production Forecast to Show a Strong 15% 2018-2023 CAGR
Latest Research  
2/8/2019   Post a comment
However, China’s indigenous IC production is still likely to fall far short of government targets.
Creative Electron CEO, Dr. Bill Cardoso to Speak at SMTA Pan Pacific
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2/8/2019   Post a comment
SMTA Pan Pacific Microelectronics Symposium takes place from February 11-14 at Kauai Marriot Resort, in Kauai, Hawaii and attracts an impressive speaker roster including keynotes from academia and industry. Creative Electron’s very own Dr. Bill Cardoso is on that speaker roster.
Nokia Sets Sights on Redemption
Junko Yoshida  
2/7/2019   Post a comment
In this Special Project, we tear down Nokia, examining its past and future. We explore what 5G and yet-to-be-defined 6G network infrastructure would look like. And more to the point, what does it mean to the industry and Nokia? Can Nokia redeem itself?
Promising Year Ahead: CPO Role Evolves; Digitalization Generates New Jobs
Marcell Vollmer  
2/7/2019   (1) comment
2019 has the potential to be a great and even world-changing year, despite upheaval in certain sectors.
Overcoming the State of the Logistics Supply Chain Crunch
Mark Pluta  
2/6/2019   (1) comment
Lots of complexity and a huge driver shortage is making logistics in the electronics supply chain tricky. Technology, applied thoughtfully, can make all the difference.
A New Logistics Labeling Solution Is Here to Change the Industry: Up to 40% Lower Costs, Increased Productivity, and Improved Sustainability, All in One.
EBN Newswire  
2/5/2019   Post a comment
This innovative technology is a unique labeling solution in the industry comprised of only one printer and one continuous label roll designed to produce variable length logistics labels, on demand.
Use Social Media to Enhance Supply Chain Transparency
Frank Cavallaro  
2/5/2019   (1) comment
Customers want transparency of supply chain through social media.
January Factory Index Regains Lost Ground
Barbara Jorgensen  
2/4/2019   (1) comment
Institute for Supply Management’s PMI is on the rise, but there's no promise of an easy road ahead. Supplier delivery, backlog and prices indexes all declined.
California Sets New Standard for Data Privacy with CCPA
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/1/2019   (1) comment
Electronics OEMs have less than a year now to comply with California's new and very stringent data privacy laws. It's never too early to start worrying about it.
Automate 2019 Announces Conference Sessions, Certifications Opportunities
EBN Newswire  
1/31/2019   Post a comment
Sessions support manufacturers, integrators and those seeking professional certifications to learn how to solve real-world challenges that make them more competitive.
Future Electronics Now Has Latest Synergy S3 Series Pet Activity Monitor from Renesas
EBN Newswire  
1/31/2019   Post a comment
Renesas’ new Pet Activity Monitor features a Synergy Platform S3-series MCU.
SophiaTX Launches Blockchain Academy
EBN Newswire  
1/31/2019   Post a comment
SophiaTX is proud to announce the launch of their Blockchain Academy.
Independent Path Lowers Sourcing Risk in a Constrained Market
Jeff Elliott  
1/31/2019   Post a comment
The medical device industry looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components.
No Silver Bullet for Electronics Counterfeiting - Yet
Barbara Jorgensen  
1/25/2019   (2) comments
The best minds in high-tech have been unable to overcome one of the industry’s most insidious challenges: counterfeit electronics.
More Than 7 Million Pounds of Batteries Diverted from Landfills and Recycled in 2018
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1/24/2019   Post a comment
Safety and Partner Engagement Drive Call2Recycle Program Collections
RIA & Pittsburgh Robotics Network Establish Partnership
EBN Newswire  
1/24/2019   Post a comment
Organizations to collaborate on promoting work of Pittsburgh robotics companies across the nation.
Semiconductor Unit Shipments Exceeded 1 Trillion Devices in 2018
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1/24/2019   Post a comment
Semiconductor units forecast to increase 7% in 2019 with IC units rising 8%, O-S-D units growing 7%.
ALL Circuits and IEE Announce Grand Opening of Their Newest Facility in Guadalajara, Mexico
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1/24/2019   Post a comment
France’s largest EMS company, ALL Circuits is rapidly becoming a global EMS company. Already in the global top fifty, the next stage in their development is the opening of their latest factory in Guadalajara, Mexico on January 11th, 2019. The facility is co-located with IEE, ALL Circuits’ partner and customer in sensing for the automotive industry.
Boom: Top 10 CES Takeaways in the Age of Data
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
1/24/2019   Post a comment
CES offers a glimpse into the future of technology. If you didn't get to the show, this slideshow will give you a glimpse at some of the hottest trends for future.
Jabil Launches Materials Innovation Center for Additive Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/22/2019   Post a comment
Jabil has introduced a solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered materials for additive manufacturing to help 3D printing emerge as a useful manufacturing technology.
Tecsys' New Brand Identity Reveals Clarity in Supply Chain Complexity
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1/18/2019   Post a comment
Tecsys announced a new brand identity and logo that more readily communicates the company's long-standing intention of equipping supply chain greatness.
Newly Updated ECIA EIGP 114.2018 Labeling Specification Released
EBN Newswire  
1/18/2019   Post a comment
ECIA releases updated labeling specification standard.
Counterfeit Part Prevention Starts with Industry Standards
Megan R. Nichols  
1/17/2019   (1) comment
The problem of counterfeit electronics parts is nothing new, but industry standards are evolving to meet the demand for security and safety.
Digital Marketing for the Supply Chain & Logistics Industries
Frank Cavallaro  
1/15/2019   (2) comments
Digital marketing will establish your company as an industry thought leader with B2B buyers.
AI in 2019: Start Small, Win Big
Antony Bourne  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence will shape manufacturing in the year to come.
Chinese New Year Requires Lots Of Pre-Planning
EBN Newswire  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
Supply Chain and Logistics Impacted Worldwide by Significant Holiday
3 Critical New Year's Resolutions for Manufacturing
Srivats Ramaswami  
1/11/2019   (3) comments
Here are a few New Year’s Resolutions to consider to help manufacturers lay out priorities and plans for the year ahead.
Total Visibility: The Missing Link in the Supply Chain
Richard Howells  
1/10/2019   (5) comments
The main challenge in the supply chain is knowing what to do with that data sensors provide, and how to make actionable sense of it.
EBN@C-Level: Sourceability Offers Alternative to Traditional Electronics Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/9/2019   (5) comments
We sat down with founder and CEO of Sourceability Jens Gamperl to talk about how his company is developing a new distribution model that focuses on being a technology platform.
U.S. Factory Index Falls to Historic Lows; Electronics Industry Hits the Brakes
Barbara Jorgensen  
1/9/2019   (1) comment
The Institute for Supply Management's PM, dropped to historic lows this month. Depending on the source material, this was the worst decline since 2008 or since 2014
Arrow Electronics to Showcase How It Guides Technology to Reach Mass Market for Startups & Global Companies Alike During 2019 CES
EBN Newswire  
1/7/2019   (3) comments
Helping customers – regardless of whether it’s a global corporation or a one-person startup – go to a mass market with their innovative technology will be showcased by Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) during the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Nano Dimension Expands EMEA Presence with New Resellers in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg (Benelux) and Israel
EBN Newswire  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
SEIDO Systems and SU-PAD Partner with Nano Dimension to Offer Precision Additive Manufacturing Solutions for Electronics
Batteries Move from Product to Service
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
Global Technology Systems (GTS) is looking to shift that model from buying batteries to “as-a-service” support of the products, in hopes of giving OEMs a new way of interacting over time customers.
Security Comes Full Circle: Avnet Advances IoT Security with Azure Sphere Starter Kit
EBN Newswire  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
New kit accelerates rapid prototyping by giving developers easy access to the fastest and easiest way to equip IoT endpoint devices to be highly secure
Avnet Accelerates IoT Innovation at CES 2019
EBN Newswire  
1/3/2019   Post a comment
New IoT and AI technology enables rapid prototyping and security at the edge; Music: Not Impossible demonstrates the power of IoT solutions and services
Facing the Ticking Time Bomb of Corporate Debt
Nathan Feather  
1/3/2019   (1) comment
Supply chain finance (SCF) is a valuable tool that can help suppliers and buyers protect themselves from volatile economic conditions
5 Key Elements Driving Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Ray Watson  
1/2/2019   (1) comment
A handful of steps can take your organization successfully into the new industrial age.
Customer Centricity: The Mantra of Successful Supply Chains
Richard Howells  
12/31/2018   Post a comment
Leading supply chains are reimagining their business processes to be centered around the customer.
Cloned ICs: Better Specs Than Authentics
Martin Rowe  
12/27/2018   (1) comment
Tests by SMT Corp. show that some cloned ICs actually perform better than authentic parts, at least on some parameters. Would you use a cloned part where authentic parts are no longer in production?
10 Transportation & Supply Chain Predictions for 2019
Dan Clark  
12/26/2018   (4) comments
In 2019, shippers will have opportunities to turn to technologies and digital transformation to improve their operations, efficiencies, and bottom line profits.
Makers Morph to Product Developers & Look for Help
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/21/2018   Post a comment
Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor technology experienced remarkable double-digit growth in 2018, yet security for IoT continues to be the greatest challenge for electronic product developers to overcome, according to new research from Avnet.
Urban Logistics: Deliver Goods on Demand Efficiently & Sustainably
Paul Washicko  
12/20/2018   (2) comments
The cheap and easy movement of goods is a crucial competitive differentiator for any city, but must be balanced against features such as livability, walkability and compliance with environmental regulations.
Building the Early Supply Chain Path to 5G
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
12/19/2018   (2) comments
Although it may be months or even years before 5G takes its place in the market, it’s not too early to start to get the supply chain prepared. Building the right supplier relationships and talent pool are critical.
5 Drivers Accelerating Digital Transformation & Innovation
Courtney Ryan  
12/18/2018   (3) comments
Transformative digital technologies are poised to forever change how products are designed, made and delivered to customers around the world. There’s strong probability that the following five drivers will play critical roles.
Supply Chain Execs Anticipate Growth, Trade Hurdles in 2019
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/17/2018   (1) comment
U.S. supply executives are generally optimistic about the business environment next year. A majority of manufacturers also expect capital expenditures, capacity, and employment to grow next year.
Order Processing Automation Brings Good Cheer to Electronics Market
Steve Smith  
12/12/2018   Post a comment
It’s a mad dash to get orders out, shipped, and under the tree in time for Christmas morning. A breakdown at any point in the supply chain can mean the loss of revenue, customers and business reputations.
Supply Chains, Manufacturing & Tech: The Year of Adapt or Die
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
12/11/2018   (1) comment
Next month brings a slew of conferences that will lay out the biggest manufacturing, supply chain and technology trends. These events point to some understanding about where the industry will go this year.
Navigating Headwinds in the Global Supply Chain
Graham Scott  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
Electronics buyers, suppliers. and the customers they serve are facing turbulent times. We need to change along with them or face potential business disruptions.
Not in My Back Office: A Study in Expense Report Fraud
Josephine McCann  
12/7/2018   Post a comment
Organizations can save money by locking down expense report fraud--and some industries have more to worry about than average.
10 Big Supply Chain Shifts for 2019
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/6/2018   (2) comments
As the supply chain moves from being a cost savings to being a strategic differentiator, organizations will shift the way it does supply chain work. Here's a look at IDCs top 10 trends for the supply chain in the coming year.
Factory Activity Rebounds After October Lull
Barbara Jorgensen  
12/5/2018   Post a comment
The news remains good: for more than two years, U.S. manufacturing has been in expansion mode.
Procurement & Digitalization: Smart CPOs Blaze a Trail
Marcell Vollmer  
12/4/2018   (1) comment
Ready or not, digitalization is upon us and the procurement department and its leadership has a huge role to play.
Supply Chain Hungry for Legal Tool Innovation
Puga Sankara  
11/30/2018   Post a comment
Much in the legal and financial world remains constant, but technology tools can provide ways of doing things in innovative ways.
4 Strategies to Help Consumer OEMs Win the Microbrand Revolution
Madhav Durbha  
11/29/2018   Post a comment
Consumer electroncics OEMs can help ensure success by borrowing strategies successfully leveraged by direct-to-consumer retailers.
Insiders Pose Supply Chain's Biggest Threat
Nitzan Daube  
11/28/2018   (1) comment
The recent report of Chinese hackers infiltrating tech giants Apple and Amazon brought to light the vulnerabilities on the production line and in the global supply chain.
4 Simple Steps that Eliminate Retail & e-Commerce Delivery Anxiety
John Nadvornik  
11/26/2018   Post a comment
Removing delivery anxiety, your single largest obstacle to converting orders, can result in an up to 20% increase in sales, happier customers, fewer calls to customer support, and an optimized delivery network.
Black Friday Promises Good Things for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/23/2018   (1) comment
Electronics are a popular purchases on Black Friday--here's a look at some of the statistics behind the holiday.
Reducing Emissions & Costs in the Electronics Supply Chain
Stephen Petit  
11/21/2018   (2) comments
Here are three steps electronics manufacturers and their transportation providers are using a range of strategies and data-driven tools to improve the way they manage emissions across the supply chain.
6 Content Marketing Trends for the Supply Chain in 2019
Frank Cavallaro  
11/20/2018   (1) comment
Here are six content marketing trends for 2019 for the supply chain and logistics industries.
Expect Accountability from Supply Chain Operators & Partners
Puga Sankara  
11/16/2018   (1) comment
A recent wedding trip made me think about some one of the biggest complexities of moving products around the supply chain.
25 Graduate Supply Chain Programs That Lead the Pack
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/15/2018   (2) comments
More and more graduate programs are on hand for those who want to continue their supply chain education or gain new skills at a graduate level. Here's a list of the best of the best.
EBN@C-Level: Crowdsource Phenom Partners for Supply Chain Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Crowdfunding electronics hardware often run aground in the move from idea to manufactured products. We sat down with one successful entrepreneur to find out the secret to success.
Unwrap the Perfect Supply Chain Gift
Gary M. Barraco  
11/12/2018   Post a comment
Disruptive technologies, increasing trade regulations, and the breakneck speed of customer demand are pushing companies to rethink their processes and technology for the holidays and beyond.
Supply Chain Extends as AI & ML Enable Predictive Maintenance
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/9/2018   (1) comment
OEMs aren't quite ready to abandon their traditional break fix model for equipment, but end users are pushing hard for servitization so the shift is on the horizon.
U.S. Product Demand & Manufacturing Expansion Hit Downward Spiral
Barbara Jorgensen  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
Trade tensions, transportation shortages, and decreased demand dogged U.S. manufacturers as domestic factory dipped for the sixth straight month . in a row, according to the PMI Index.
A Dynamic Duo: Building an Integrated Sales & Operations Planning Process
Amit Sikka  
11/5/2018   (2) comments
By taking an integrated sales and operations planning approach, companies can improve their financials, optimize the total product cost and minimize supply risks.
Supply Chain Blockchain Builds Transparency & Trust
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/2/2018   (2) comments
Blockchain benefits to supply chain are clear: transparency, security, traceability and more. Here's a look at the current state of the technology.
8 Questions to Quickly Assess Your Company's Costing System's Effectiveness
Raef Lawson  
11/1/2018   (1) comment
Most companies employ costing systems that fail to provide the information needed for effective decision making. Use this quick assessment tool to assess the adequacy of your company’s costing system.
How Reverse Logistics Helps Organizations Gear Up Servitization
Charles Rathmann  
10/31/2018   (1) comment
As more and more North American manufacturers realize revenue from servitization and end-of-life management, streamlining the aftermarket service value chain is quickly becoming a focus area to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Product-oriented organizations can no longer afford to neglect reverse logistics in this process—their next software investment will need to ensure profitable returns, an enhanced customer experience and regulatory compliance.
Software Supply Chain Risk Management: Enabling Resilience in National Critical Infrastructure
Joe Jarzombek  
10/29/2018   (1) comment
Organizations expanding the use of network-connectable devices need comprehensive software security initiatives to address weaknesses resulting from technological vulnerabilities and a lack of “cyber hygiene” (lack of caution) among those who develop and use software applications and software-reliant IoT devices.
Ownership Is Everything: The Data Integrous System of Record
Puga Sankara  
10/26/2018   Post a comment
Data integrity is key to success. Here's a look at how to think about the topic.
Brace for a Wave of Change in 2019: Procurement & Supply Chain Challenges
Vishal Patel  
10/25/2018   (2) comments
As we dive into this maelstrom of change in an effort to prepare for the year ahead, it is helpful to pick out some major trends that electronics manufacturers should incorporate into their strategic planning.
When to Use an In-House Calculation Engine for Supply Chain Planning
Yu Liang  
10/22/2018   (5) comments
Take a look at best practices and some considerations of when to invest in an in-house engine before you make a choice.
25 Best Undergrad Supply Chain University Programs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/18/2018   Post a comment
Gartner compiled a list of the best and brightest programs for undergraduate supply chain studies.
Automate Accounts Receivable to Pay Faster & Make Customers Happy
Steve Smith  
10/17/2018   (2) comments
The electronics industry is all about getting paid, but the accounts payable process is complex. Automation avoids a lot of the headaches.
Why Inbound Marketing Is a Better Supply Chain Strategy Than Outbound
Frank Cavallaro  
10/16/2018   Post a comment
An inbound marketing strategy is better than outbound marketing for supply chain companies.
Unlock IIoT Value Through Service Assurance in Manufacturing Plants
Eileen Haggerty  
10/15/2018   Post a comment
With manufacturing so heavily reliant on IT service delivery, and the coordination of the entire process from production through sales and service to billing, it’s crucial that the availability of these services is assured through IIoT.
Digital Authentication Fights Counterfeiting
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/12/2018   (7) comments
Emerging technologies such as digital authentication are creating tools that are up to the task of safeguarding against fraudsters hoping to cash in with counterfeit components.
Master Electronics Offers OEMs Tariff Relief
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/11/2018   Post a comment
Distributor Master Electronics is trying to address the tariff challenge facing OEMs a little differently: Master has made itself a self-described tariff free zone.
Setting Up for Success: 4 Vital Metrics for Digital Transformation
Earl van As  
10/10/2018   (2) comments
Digitization requires businesses to pre-empt disruption and build transformation into their business model using good metrics in order to stay ahead.
OEMs Should Care: Looking at Aftermarket Engagement
Vivek Joshi  
10/9/2018   Post a comment
OEMs can boost revenues in big ways by generating continuing business after a customer makes a purchase.
Shortages & Price Hikes Leave Supply Chain in Disarray
Barbara Jorgensen  
10/8/2018   Post a comment
Despite expansion in the electronics industry, the headwinds of tariffs, component shortages and price hikes, are leaving the supply chain in disarray.
DMG Blockchain to Develop Blockchain Solutions for Global Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
10/5/2018   (2) comments
Blockchain-Enabled Supply Chains Will Enforce Compliance, Provenance, and Quality Control for Regulated Products Including Pharmaceuticals
ACSM Awarded Grant to Help Improve Public Health Supply Chains in Africa
EBN Newswire  
10/5/2018   Post a comment
ASCM to receive Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to increase access to medical supplies in underserved communities
IoT of Octoberfest: Beer Company Toasts Blockchain Technology in Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
10/5/2018   (1) comment
A small brewing company can teach electronics OEMs a lesson about blockchain.
The Benefits of Environment-Controlled Logistics for Product Integrity
Paul Washicko  
10/4/2018   (1) comment
All transportation modes present environmental risks to shipments and the electronics industry is particular prone to this type of damage. Here's how technology can help.
ECIA Reorganization Better Serves Unique Needs of Three Constituents
EBN Newswire  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
The Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) announces a structural reorganization reflecting input from a series of interviews and an extensive member survey.
How OEMs Can Regain Control of Their Cash Conversion Cycle
Dennis Menefee  
10/3/2018   Post a comment
In a market defined by ever-extending payment terms, OEMs need to concentrate on where their cash conversion cycle can be crunched the most to save working capital.
Augmented Reality Enables Next-Level Supply Chain Visualization
Mark Morley  
10/2/2018   (1) comment
Today IoT, AI, drones, 3D printing, blockchain, and augmented reality (AR) are all jostling for the attention of CIO budgets. Let’s see how augmented reality could impact tomorrow’s supply chains.
6 Ways Automation Solutions Streamline Electronics Supply Chains
Steve Smith  
10/1/2018   Post a comment
Automation solutions essentially streamline supply chain operations, making them more efficient, faster, and less costly.
4 Factors to Consider When Optimizing the Supply Chain
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
9/28/2018   Post a comment
Organizations can must implement strategic, innovative and customer-centric models to compete in today’s global market. This infographic shows the path forward.




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EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
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!
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
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.