Sessions will be continually updated as the conference planning committee secures speakers. Check back soon.

Speaker Session Title Session Description
Tom Flick
Leading Change - Empowering Successful Transformation Adapting and changing quickly can mean the difference between an organization thriving or dying. Leaders’ ability to successfully lead through change is paramount to fully realizing its opportunities and avoiding hazards. When a significant change arises, getting it right becomes imperative. Leading Change will equip leaders with the proper understanding of how successful change is created. Organizations that lead change effectively can take advantage of significant opportunities, avoid looming hazards, and thereby create enormous value.
Dale Ford, ECIA Electronics Components Industry Analysis and Outlook

In this session, Chief Analyst Dale Ford will share the latest ECIA research, analyze recent trends, and assess the current health of the supply chain. An exciting future will be explored with glimpses of technologies that will propel the electronics industry and the world into a bright future! 

Geoff Forman and Graham Kilshaw, Lectrix The Present and Future of AI: Anticipated Developments and Implications for Regulation

Session description coming soon. 

Rebecca Heiss
FEAR(LESS)™ Mindset What's Your Story

Finding Adventure in Ambiguity. Our brains aren’t built for this rapidly changing world… But they are adaptable. By consciously crafting a mindset that helps us lean into these challenges rather than treat them as threats, we’ll be able to avoid the burnout, frustration, and turnover that might otherwise plague us and our clients. And, perhaps most importantly, we can deepen the connections we had to the purpose and people that drew us into this industry we love to begin with. This session will provide tools to:

  1. Re-categorize stress as a strength that can drive performance.
  2. Utilize a 3-step scientific technique to shift stress mindsets from ordeal to adventure.
  3. Enable positive communication, ideation, and creative collaborations to lead through ambiguity with a beginner’s mind.
Ben Nemtin Leading with Purpose

Driving teams to thrive today requires new strategies for connecting and getting results. Retention and engagement are major issues as old leadership models don’t deliver like they once did. Effective leaders must go deeper and show empathy and understanding to help teams reach their true potential. When team members truly feel that their leadership and organization cares about their personal and their professional development, that’s where the magic happens.

One of the best ways to help your team gain purpose is to connect with them around their personal and professional goals. As the lines between personal and professional lives blur, it’s time for leaders to develop the whole person. 

David Loftus, ECIA

ECIA State of the Association and Board Q&A

David Loftus will give an update on the Association, projects, membership and more. The ECIA Board of Directors will have a Q&A session during this time as well allowing attendees to get access to member leaders and an inside look at the Association goals.

Dennis Reed, Edgewater Research Trends Shaping the Industry

In the last few years, the electronics industry has dealt with unprecedented challenges and sharp swings in demand across virtually all markets served by the industry. In this discussion, we will reflect on what we have experienced and how that will affect the future trends shaping the industry. This session will provide both a top down and bottoms up look at the key markets and trends that are shaping the industry.

Luca Silipo, Geodis  Supply Chain and Lead Time Impacts

Session description coming soon. 

Riad Nizam, Master Electronics Building a Winning Culture & High Performance

A winning culture can make the biggest difference in the world for your organization and team members. This session will provide a fun high energy atmosphere in learning just this. Attendees will gain knowledge on how to build a winning culture while still achieving high performance. The audience will learn 2-3 easy and low-cost ways to help achieve a winning culture in their organizations.