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Bringing The FHE Community Together

Innovation Day 2018

NextFlex Headquarters, San Jose, CA
Cost: $0

Get Invited Schedule Venue Exhibition

August 9, 2018

Innovation Day will host the Who’s Who in FHE from NextFlex members, subject-matter experts, government partners, and dignitaries, with over 300 people celebrating how NextFlex and its 85 members around the country are delivering on the promise of “electronics on everything.”

Innovation Day 2017


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2244 Blach Place, Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95131

For information on hotels, please click here.


All NextFlex Members (Tiers 1, 2, 3, and Observer), Dignitaries, and Invited Guests


Innovation Day features the latest and greatest collection of FHE-enabled products, devices, components, and materials. Members are invited to exhibit by clicking here.

A complete list of exhibitors can be found here.


8:30 AM         Check-in Opens

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM         VIP and Press Preview

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM       Doors Open for Guests to be Seated

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Honored Guest Speakers

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM       Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM        Innovation Demonstrations



NextFlex Malcolm Thompson - Innovation DayDr. Malcolm J. Thompson
Executive Director



Sam Liccardo NextFlex Innovation DayThe Honorable Sam Liccardo
City of San Jose


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Mr. John Dunn
Assistant Secretary
California Labor and Workforce Development Agency


The State of the Institute – Dr. Malcolm J. Thompson, Executive Director, NextFlex

Next Generation Electronics for Defense

NextFlex Innovation Day Speaker Robert Gold, DASDMr. Robert Gold
Director of the Engineering Enterprise, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASD(SE))


Workforce Innovations

NextFlex Innovation Day Speaker Chancellor Byron BrelandDr. Byron Clift Breland
San Jose City College Evergreen Community College District


Innovation for Manufacturing

100x150px NextFlex Lockheed Martin Nelson Pedreiro Innovation Day TEMPDr. Nelson Pedreiro
Acting Vice-President, Advanced Technology Center
Lockheed Martin


Flawless Execution

100x150px NextFlex AF Jackie LaTourette Innovation DayLTC Tracy “JackieO” LaTourrette, Ret.
Former F-16 Fighter Pilot, USAF
Afterburner, Inc.

Technical Council

A Technical Council meeting (Tier 1, 2, and 3 members) takes place August 8, 2018.

Hotels Near NextFlex

Sonesta Hotel – $199 block rate, expiring July 18th.


Book soon; limited rooms at this rate are available and rates rise quickly in this area.

  • Complimentary shuttle service 7am-10pm; service area includes SJC airport and NextFlex
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Heated outdoor pool with sun deck and lounge chairs
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service restaurant
  • Complimentary parking
  • The Pantry – available for grab and go snacks

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