MEMS Executive Congress keynote line-up

July 25, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — The MEMS Executive Congress 2011 will take place November 2-3 in Monterey, CA. The MEMS Industry Group announced the MEMS event’s keynote speakers, including a strategist, financial expert, and technologist.

Per Asberg, program director, client partnerships, IBM Rational, will speak about IBM’s facilitation of development design processes for automobile, electronics, and medical device systems in "Accelerating Innovation through Systems Engineering Best Practices." Asberg will pull together real-world examples of "the system of systems" and share best practices for meeting budgets and deadlines with the audience.

Strategy consultant Aaron Schulman, business director, Toffler Associates, will cover how global changes will transform individual and societal behavoir, from economic to social, environmental, government, technology, and other shifts. Check out Schulman’s "Shaping the Future: The Drivers of Change" to see how these will influence the MEMS industry.

Scott Livingston, CEO, Livingston Securities, will examine financing innovation in public markets via "Financing Innovation in the Public Markets: How to Unleash the Great American Innovation Machine." Livingston has focused on the needs of the nanotechnology sector since 2002.

The speakers reflect the MEMS’ industry’s variety (with vertical markets such as consumer, automotive, industrial and biomedical driving new demand) and volume (with captive and commercial foundries producing the devices), said Karen Lightman, managing director, MEMS Industry Group.

The MEMS Executive Congress will also have panels on:

  • MEMS Market Analysis,
  • In-house, Fab-lite, Fabless MEMS Fab
  • MEMS Sensor Fusion/Sensor Networks
  • MEMS in Consumer Products

And a MEMS application showcase, "MEMS Everywhere," where attendees will vote on the best product, and moderator Sam Guilaumé, CEO, Movea, will crown the winner.

MEMS Executive Congress is an annual event that brings together business leaders from disparate industries designing and manufacturing MEMS technology, and end users. For more information, visit

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