Program puts the spotlight on the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Printing and Robotics
In between, the program includes powerful, forward-looking sessions. This year’s event is themed Transforming the Future: IoT, 3D Printing & Robotics. View the diverse program at the conference website. If you are in engineering, design or manufacturing, or a student or professional looking for opportunities, you should attend this well-designed conference. Nearly two dozen speakers and moderators have signed on to conduct the exciting program, which includes an SME panel discussion on career and workforce development opportunities.
I’ll be moderating a session titled Spotlight on Innovation. It’s a fast-paced round of team-based 5-minute presentations related to the conference theme, sort of compressed TED conference talks.
Peter Hoffman, R. M Hoffman Company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said “I’ll be moderating a session titled Spotlight on Innovation. It’s a fast-paced round of team-based 5-minute presentations related to the conference theme, sort of compressed TED conference talks.”
Other chief topics include:
• Keynote on trends in medical robotics
• Cancer treatments via automation
• IoT in Manufacturing panel discussion
• 3D printing/additive manufacturing panel discussion
• Technology demonstrations and sponsor interactions
• Robotics and automation panel discussion
• Keynote on the future of autonomous systems from driverless
cars to space robots
Conference Chairperson JoAnne Moody, principal at Zeta Scientific (where she consults on material science and adhesive coatings) has been associated with the Silicon Valley chapter of SME since 2004, participating in the annual regional events since the first one in 2006. “I thought the 2006 conference was one of the best events in the Bay Area, with unique messages and a lot of energy behind the presentations of ‘the next big thing’.” JoAnne says the one-day event is unique to the Silicon Valley chapter of the SME.
SME’s Silicon Valley Chapter 98 exists in a very competitive innovation ecosystem in the Silicon Valley with Apple, Facebook, Google and Tesla to name a few of the global leaders in technology. It’s also a hotbed for biotechnology innovations through several local universities, startups and national laboratories.
To check out the conference program, click here.