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.”
Registration has closed.
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
Dr. Malcolm J. Thompson
The Honorable Sam Liccardo
City of San Jose
Furthermore, Sam has helped broaden prosperity in San Jose by launching after-school programs in less affluent neighborhoods, providing jobs for 2,000 at-risk teens, teaming with community colleges to eliminate tuition for low income students, and lifting the minimum wage across the region. Sam has also co-led successful measures to bring BART and other transit improvements to San Jose, and protect our hillsides and open spaces from sprawling development.
In 2018, San Jose residents overwhelmingly re-elected Sam, with 76% of the vote.
Mr. John Dunn
California Labor and Workforce Development Agency
The State of the Institute – Dr. Malcolm J. Thompson, Executive Director, NextFlex
Next Generation Electronics for Defense
Mr. Robert Gold
Director of the Engineering Enterprise, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering (DASD(SE))
Dr. Byron Clift Breland
San Jose City College Evergreen Community College District
Dr. Clift Breland has held administrative positions at the University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Southern California where he successfully led community development, outreach, and student success initiatives. Throughout his educational career, he has served as an Assistant Dean, Director of Judicial Affairs at the University of California, Irvine, Associate Dean of Student Development at Santa Ana College and Dean of Student Affairs and Associate Vice President at Long Beach City College.
Dr. Clift Breland was a Presidential Fellow at the University of Southern California and developed a broad base of academic interests. A few of his publications and presentations include: “Factors influencing the educational and career transitions of African American and Latino community college students,” “How Mental Health Influences Degree Attainment among African American Community College Students,” and “Using Civic Engagement at a Community College to Develop Community Leaders.”
As a leader working in the field of education, Dr. Clift Breland has always known the importance of being engaged in the broader community, having served on a number of boards to promote equity in housing and economic opportunities, as well as gains in educational outcomes for traditionally underrepresented groups. Moreover, he has an extensive background leading and working with programs that create strategic community partnerships, particularly in urban environments, which have successfully served the needs of students who have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education, such as African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Pacific Islanders, or who are the first in their family to attend college.
Innovation for Manufacturing
Dr. Nelson Pedreiro
Acting Vice-President, Advanced Technology Center
Prior to his current role, Dr. Pedreiro was the Chief Engineer for the Strategic and Missile Defense (SMD) line of business, leading a collaborative team of cross-functional engineers across all programs focused on designing, developing, integrating and delivering flight missile systems across the SMD suite of programs. In that role, Dr. Pedreiro engaged in architecture definition, technology development and technical trades for systems that include strategic missiles, advanced interceptors, directed energy and hypersonic systems.
Dr. Pedreiro completed post-doctoral studies at Stanford University and has a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University.
LTC Tracy “JackieO” LaTourrette, Ret.
Former F-16 Fighter Pilot, USAF
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
Other hotels near NextFlex:
- Residence Inn
- Courtyard Milpitas
- Sheraton Hotel
- Staybridge Suites San Jose near San Jose Airport (SJC) offers government rates.