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Sensors and MEMS Technology Conference Session


Presented by MEMS Industry Group

Room: Marco Polo 701-703 (Venetian Hotel)

Tuesday, Jan. 6 | Full Day Conference Session


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Wearable devices are integral to the Internet of Things (IoT). Enabled by MEMS and sensors, sensor hubs/SoCs, sensor fusion, low-power wireless connectivity, and specialized software development platforms, wearables represent one of the fastest-growing market segments in consumer electronics. How will consumer-products OEMs and embedded systems integrators differentiate themselves from competitors?


Top Three Topics:

1.       Guide to wearable tech―what OEMs and integrators need to know

2.       Optimizing Consumer Electronics―balancing processing power, size, motion-sensing capabilities, energy solutions and choice of software platform

3.       MEMS and Sensors ― the bedrock of a smart Internet of Things 



9:00 - 10:00 AM

Challenging Developers to “Make it Wearable”


At 2014 CES, Intel launched its “Make it Wearable” development challenge to “encourage innovation in wearable technology and help create new connected experiences.” Steve Holmes of Intel will share some of the most compelling new developments arising from the challenge.


Welcome Speaker: Karen Lightman, Executive Director, MEMS Industry Group

Speaker: Steve Holmes, Vice President - New Devices Group & General Manager - Smart Device Innovation, Intel Corporation


10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Transforming Wearables through Bluetooth Smart

Power efficiency is more important to wearables than to any other product category, including smartphones. Bluetooth Low Energy fulfills a critical requirement for low-power wireless connectivity in wearables, enabling new applications for remote controls, watches, healthcare/wellness equipment.


Speaker: Vincent Gao, Technical Program Manager, Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)


10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Beyond Audio with Biometric Earbuds 

The ear is the best place in the body for biometric measurement, say some sensor design firms. And they are embedding tiny optomechanical sensor modules in earbuds to prove it. Biometric earbuds will change gaming, performance coaching and fitness training.

Speaker: Dr. Steven F. LeBoeuf, President, Valencell, Inc.


11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Wearables: A Very Real Market Opportunity


 Market analysts are closely following the market for wearables—but predictions on market size as well as the next ‘killer app’ beyond fitness & activity monitors vary greatly. Top market analysts will predict market trends and opportunities in wearables.


Moderator: Karen Lightman, Executive Director, MEMS Industry Group 



Marwan Boustany, Senior Analyst for MEMS and Sensors for Mobile & Consumer Technology, IHS Technology

Jim Feldhan, President, Semico Research

Kevin Harwood, Consulting Architect, Mutual Mobile

Seppo Nissila, CEO & Managing Director, SilverBlip


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

MEMS and Sensors for a Smart IoT


MEMS and sensors are the bedrock of a smart Internet of Things — spanning consumer, automotive, medical and industrial markets. Panelists will discuss how improved sensing technologies, smaller form factors and more integration will help unleash the massive opportunities predicted for the IoT.


Moderator: Bruce Kellerman, Senior Director - Product Marketing -Semiconductor Materials, SunEdison


David Allan, President, Virtuix

John Hoye, Director of Partnerships, Evernote

Mark Ireland, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, IBM

Charlene Marini, VP of Marketing - Embedded Segments, ARM


2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Waiting for the Holy Grail - Clinically Accurate, Contextual, and Continuous Data

With the next breakthrough in health sensors, consumers are poised to generate the holy grail of medical research: clinically accurate, contextual and continuous data. Sensors collect 400,000 vital signs per person, per day, creating an unprecedented opportunity to understand health.

Speaker: David He, Chief Scientific Officer, Quanttus, Inc. 


2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

The Dynamic Duo: Wearables and People Analytics 

Wearables have a long history as an integral part of the workplace, but their real power comes from the behavioral data they generate. Pairing data from wearables with micro-level outcome data enables true people analytics: online-style behavioral analysis and A/B testing in the real world at an unprecedented scale.

Speaker: Ben Waber, President & CEO, Sociometric Solutions 

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Getting to Low Power and Maximum Functionality through Sensor Fusion


Consumers demand greater functionality in smaller, more power-efficient wearables. With diverse approaches — hardware/software sensor fusion, integrated ‘sensor hubs’ or some combination thereof— how can consumer OEMs and embedded systems integrators take full advantage of MEMS and sensors for wearable devices?


Moderator: Steve Whalley, Chief Strategy Officer, MEMS Industry Group



· Behrooz Abdi, CEO, InvenSense, Inc.

· Stefan Finkbeiner, CEO and general manager, Bosch Sensortec

· Becky Oh, President & CEO, Precision Navigation Corp.

· Timothy Saxe, CTO, QuickLogic

· Benedetto Vigna, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group, STMicroelectronics


5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

MIG Cocktail Party






Booth Location: Sands 72032


On the heels of a successful CES showing in 2014, MIG is pleased to announce that we will have a booth exhibit again in 2015. This will be our fourth trip to the Las Vegas event, and we will be joined by several of our members! MIG has a 200 square-foot space reserved on the show floor in the new Sensors Marketplace located in the Sands Convention Center. MIG is in a space dedicated to sensors and MEMS-enabled products, featuring everything from gesture recognition and augmented reality to eye-tracking technology.




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Booth Charging Station Sponsor




Post-conference MIG Cocktail Reception Sponsors





 Sponsorship Opportunities


MIG is pleased to offer the following sponsorship opportunities for CES 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Karen Lightman at 412-390-1644.



Post-conference MIG Cocktail Reception Sponsorship (6 Available) - $1,250 each


In 2014, over 200 attendees participated in the conference track produced and hosted by MEMS Industry Group (MIG). Attendees represented a broad spectrum of the consumer electronics industry including seasoned MEMS and sensor professionals to Fortune 500 end-user companies looking for opportunities to add MEMS and sensors to their products to meet the needs of their customers in a more meaningful way.  

Give your company the best opportunity to be noticed in front of this diverse group – while attendees are winding down and in a great mood after a great conference track.  Sponsorship of the MIG Cocktail Reception includes:

·         Logo on prominent signage at the post-conference cocktail reception

·         “Sponsored by” signage on all tabletops at reception and at the bar

·         Mention in pre and post-show press releases

·         Mention in the opening presentation during the conference program

·         Opportunity to bring marketing literature for the sponsors’ table.

·         Link to your web site from MIG’s CES event page and invitation

·         Real-time tweets to MIG followers during the reception


Exhibition Sponsorship Opportunities:
Make it clear to the CES 2014 audience of over 200,000 visitors that your company is committed and looking to engage in business. Become a sponsor of MIG’s booth within its Sensors Marketplace on the 2015 CES International show floor.





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