Full datetime event: 

Thursday, September 20, 2018From 9:30 am to 4:30 pm


Computer History Museum
1401 N Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA 94043


Silicon Valley's Premier Event for Hardware Professionals, Investors, & Service Providers

Theme: "Automation and Robotics"

The 8th Annual Silicon Valley Hardware Symposium is your opportunity to network with a dynamic community of hardware professionals, investors, incubators, service providers, professional societies, universities, & governments. Come learn about the latest hardware trends from industry experts in an informal setting at Silicon Valley's iconic Computer History Museum.

During this event you will:

- Network with 300 hardware professionals, investors, & service providers
- Learn how hardware is shifting in Silicon Valley from our Expert Panel
- See 15+ new hardware product demos

Good news! NTT (www.ntt.co.jp) will be coming from Tokyo with 3 new technologies. Mountz (www.mountztorque.com) will be showing off new automation tools, and Throw Motion (throwmotion.com) will have an IoT connected cricket game going as part of the demos.
Attendees have surpassed 200 and Expert Breakout Sessions are solidifying.

Automation and Robotics Speakers:

Keynote - Juan Aparicio: Head of Research Group at Siemens Corporation
Moderator - Andra Keay: Managing Director at Silicon Valley Robotics
Panelists - Brian Frank, Investor at Dishcraft Robotics
- Rosanna Myers, CEO at Carbon Robotics
- Carol Reiley, President at Drive.ai
- Seth Winterroth, Partner at Eclipse Ventures

Learn from seasoned Industry Veterans:
- Strategies to best position your hardware product in today's market
- Emerging technologies and platforms to incorporate into new designs
- 3 trends that will shape hardware products in the future

Learn from industry experts at breakout sessions:
- Incubation / Funding / IP
- Go-to-Market / MVP / TPM
- Rapid Prototyping / Fabrication
- Engineering Design & Development
- Test/Reliability/Regulatory Compliance
- Supply Chain & Operations
- Business Systems / Process / Continuous Improvement
- B2B Configuration, Distribution, & Repair
- B2C Packaging, Logistics & Channel Development
- Robotics & Automation

- Gain "real world" practical answers from a diverse set of industry experts
- Get a free preliminary hardware product roadmap or rapid ramp consultation -- a $395 value


9:00-10:00 am: Registration, Expo & Networking
10:00 -10:10 am Welcome Address
10:10 -10:40 am Keynote: Robotics & Automation - Are You Ready?
10:45-11:45 am Expert Panel: The Future of Robotics & Automation
12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch, Expo & Networking
12:00 - 4:30 pm Expo
2:00- 3:30 pm Expert Breakout Sessions
3:30 pm Raffle
3:30-4:30 pm Happy Hour

*Note: This agenda is subject to change