Conference Schedule

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Sunday, October 27
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Conference Registration
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Opening Reception

   
Monday, October 28
7:00 am Conference Registration
7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 8 :15 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:15 am - 9:15 am
From Shifting Markets to Future Success: Adam Hartung, Managing Partner, Spark Partners
9:15 am - 10:00 am
Exploring the Trends Transforming Tomorrow: Jack Uldrich, Founder, The School of Unlearning
10:00 am - 10:30 am Networking Break
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Made in North America - Why It Makes Business Sense To Onshore: Alexander Fernandes, CEO, Avigilon
11:15 am - Noon
Weapons of Mass Discussion To Boost Competitive Advantage: Frank Cutitta, Founder, The Center for Global Branding 
Noon - 1:00 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Make Your Sales Team a Competitive Advantage in Shifting B2B World (Because Your Product, Price and Brand Will Not Be Enough): Ryan Kubacki, President, Holden International
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
ECIA Association Service Awards and Electronic Components Industry Awards
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Networking Break
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
The Internet of Things: Rick Dwyer, VP Sales & Marketing, GM Embedded Sales Group, Intel
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Byte Me! : Brad Whitworth,Senior Communications Executive, Cisco
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
What Does The Internet Mean to You? A Panel Discussion: George Assimakopoulos, Penton Media; Karen Field, UBM Electronics Media; Jason Ford, Texas Instruments; Cody Miller, Hearst Business Media; Hayne Shumate, Mouser Electronics; Moderator - Ian Basey, Avnet Electronics Media
5:15 pm Closing remarks & Announcements
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Evening Reception
   
Tuesday, October 29
7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Beyond Venture Capital. Donna Kent, Tallwave
8:45 am - 9:30 am
How to Grow a Niche Business without Losing Your Identity (or Your Soul): Steve Fisher, CEO, PEI Genesis
9:30 am - 10:00 am Networking Break
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Economic Outlook & Trends in 2014: Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer, BMO Private Bank
10:45 am - 11:15 am
ECIA Update - CEO John Denslinger & special guest Tim Balz, FIRST team member
11:15 am - Noon
Ed Smith: Unplugged! Ed Smith, President, Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas