SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Silicon Valley today announced its newest programming features for the 2017 event including workshops headlined by Amazon, a women in engineering panel and networking session, and product showcases from leading exhibitors in the field. ESC Silicon Valley takes place December 5-7, 2017, at the San Jose Convention Center. To register as press for ESC Silicon Valley, please visit: sanjose.am.ubm.com/Media.
“This year, we focused heavily on curating not only a robust lineup of technical content, but also facilitating networking opportunities and leveraging key leaders in the industry, like Amazon, to provide our attendees with a well-rounded experience,” said Suzanne Deffree, ESC Content Director. “We feel confident that the content of our conference and expo is unparalleled, and the addition of Amazon’s Smart Life Roadshow and the return of our women in engineering panel provide additional opportunities that will not be found at any other industry event.”
This year’s offerings and content highlights include:
Amazon Workshops: As a featured exhibitor at ESC Silicon Valley, Amazon will be bringing its Smart Life Roadshow to the event, a rolling demo trailer outfitted with Intel and Amazon’s latest voice-forward technology, as well as smart tech from Sonos, ecobee, Logitech, and more. Amazon will also present three different sessions/hands-on workshops, including: Designing Far-Field Speech Processing Systems with Intel and Alexa Voice Service Build Alexa-Enabled Prototypes with the AVS Device SDK Integrate Alexa Into Your Product Women in Engineering panel & networking: Back by popular demand, ESC Silicon Valley will host its second annual Women in Engineering panel and networking session on Thursday, December 7 from 8:00am – 11:00am. The panel will examine professional opportunities for women in engineering and why women represent a fraction of electrical and mechanical engineers. During this panel, Kimberly Clavin, VP of Embedded Engineering, Loop; Sandra Larrabee, Senior Manager, Global Events, Rambus; Elizabeth Simon, Lead Hardware Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; and Megan Wachs, Engineer, SiFive Inc., will discuss their first-hand experiences in the industry. Keynote Speakers: Technical repair expert Kyle Wiens, CEO of iFixit, will address right-to-repair laws as he takes the audience inside Apple’s brand-new iPhone X and dissects its never-before-seen augmented reality sensor on stage. On day two, Dr. Gunnar Newquist, a pioneer in the artificial intelligence world, will bring his background in neuroscience to a discussion about the implications and limitations of