i4.0 today

In the heart of Silicon Valley our two-day forum will comprise of key speakers discussing the technology and future surrounding Industry 4.0.

Forum Speakers

Keith Bryant, Yxlon International

Keith Bryant

Yxlon International

Keith has over thirty years’ experience in Electronics Manufacturing. He is well known and respected for presenting technical papers at many high-profile events around the world and for his many published articles and interviews.

Thorsten Buchta


Head of Digital Factory Business Units From 2017 till now, Siemens USA, Global Head of Electronics Industry.

Simon Fried, Nano Dimension

Simon Fried

Nano Dimension

Simon Fried is the President of Nano Dimension USA and a co-founder of Nano Dimension. With intimate knowledge of the company's technologies as well as the wider 3D printed electronics space he is an authority on the revolutionary prospects for additive manufacturing of electronics.

Bob Miklosey, Aegis Software

Bob Miklosey

Aegis Software

Bob Miklosey is the Vice President of Product Management at Aegis Software, a leading provider of Manufacturing Execution Software (MES) that gives manufacturers worldwide the speed, control, and visibility they require.

David Rogers, Siemens

David Rogers


David is the Global Account Manager of Siemens specialized on the Electronics industry solely. For more than 15 years David gained an intense working experience in the field of Automation in Germany and Asia throughout the complete value chain including manufacturers, EMS and End Customers.

Jason Sciberras, Saline Lectronics

Jason Sciberras

Saline Lectronics

VP of Purchasing, Manufacturing and Continuous Improvements at Saline Lectronics, Jason Sciberras is responsible for every process related to manufacturing operations and supply chain. As a 12-year veteran, Jason is the perfect leader for Lectronics’ production team.

David Suh

Koh Young America, Inc.

David brings broad-based experiences with over 20 years in the electronics assembly industry with expertise in SMT manufacturing, service and support applications, plus capital equipment sales for focused applications and usage of SPI and AOI within a manufacturing environment.

MB Allen

MB Allen


MB Allen is a Manager for KIC’s sales in the US & Canada. Formerly she was Product Manager and as such she coordinates the advancement of new products and features to accommodate customer needs as KIC adds to its portfolio for the electronics industry.

Dr. Dongkai Shangguan

Dr. Dongkai Shangguan


Dr. Dongkai Shangguan is currently Vice President for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Flex.

Hassan Aluraibi

Hassan Aluraibi


Hassan Aluraibi is an Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager, based out of Flex's Milpitas, California manufacturing facility. He has been with flex for nearly 5 years, serving a variety of roles related to industrial automation, R&D, and most recently Industry 4.0.

Hoa Nguyen

Hoa Nguyen

OK International

Hoa Nguyen is Metcal and OK International's Chief Technology Officer. Hoa has over 23 years experience in Embedded System design across all major platforms, and real-time device integration for a wide range of products from gas analyzer, fume extractor, singular-plural fluid dispenser, soldering iron and robotic to satellite switcher, ionizer, RFID, data acquisition, digital cameras, solid-state drives and more.

David Bergman

David Bergman


David W. Bergman is Vice President of Standards and Training for IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries. He has worked at IPC for more than 38 years of which more than 30 leading the staff team responsible for IPC standardization efforts, education and certification programs.

Damodar Sahu,

Wipro Limited

Damodar Sahu is the Digital Strategist & Partner – IoT, AI, ML & Blockchain in Manufacturing Strategic Business Unit at Wipro Limited.

He is a Thought Leader in the space of IoT, Industrial IoT, Digital, Blockchain and Aftermarket Services. An eloquent speaker at multiple forums and conferences like CII, NASSCOM, ASSOCHAM, CeBIT, IoT India, Blockchain Global Conference etc. & written blogs on various Digital Transformation approaches and technology innovations.


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Conference Agenda

Location & Directions

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark – Fremont
39900 Balentine Drive
Newark, California, 94560-0564, USA

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Parking: Complimentary on-site parking is available
Shuttle Service: Courtesy 5-mile local transportation & airport shuttle service to/from San Jose Minetta Airport