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Silicon Valley Open Innovation Summit

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 10:45am - 6:30pm
Room: 212, San Jose Convention Center
Cocktail reception immediately to follow.

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Today’s smart products are adaptive, pro-active, location-aware, context-aware, personalized, and ubiquitous. But in achieving these capabilities, product development teams have to contend with a design complexity that is increasing at a significantly faster pace than their development productivity.

The Silicon Valley Open Innovation Summit 2014 aims at helping accelerating innovation and reducing time-to-market by connecting the ecosystem of developers of new, disruptive technologies and components to the community of technical professionals who are designing them into tomorrow’s products.

The Summit features a lineup of companies who have real-world experience in successfully applying new, disruptive technologies in human machine interfacing, connectivity, sensors and actuators, power and battery management, computing, and materials while at the same time accelerating their product development cycles.

Attendees will learn about:

  • New techniques for accelerating new product development and manufacturing
  • Strategies to overcome challenges in product development complexity
  • Opportunities for collaboration to create eco-system of platforms and components
  • Leveraging partnerships to enable faster time-to-market
  • Insights into the confluence of new, disruptive technologies and how to leverage them

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Program Committee

General Chair: Anita Ganti, VP Technology, Products & Markets, Flextronics
Program Chair: Ajay Khoche, Flextronics

Committee Members:

Warren Barkley, CTO, SMART Technologies
James Chung, VP Innovation, Samsung Electro-Mechanics
Jeremy Clark, Principal Innovation Services, PARC
Al Crouch, Chief Strategist, Asset Intertech
Dave Gonsiorowski, VP, Flextronics
Bob Groppo VP, Flextronics
Charles Krueger, CEO, BigLever Software
Ausra Liaukeviciute, VP Marketing, Novasentis
Tom Linton, CPO, Flextronics
Steve Lucas, President, SAP America
Greg McNeil, VP, Flextronics
Sanjiv Taneja. VP, Product Engineering, Cadence

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