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All About Circuits’ Industry Tech Days 2020: Guide for Electronics Point Readers

September 01, 2020 by Luke James

Here’s what’s going on over at our sister site, All About Circuits, this week during its first ever virtual event, Industry Tech Days.

Yesterday saw the premiere of All About Circuits’ first-ever virtual event, Industry Tech Days 2020. Brought to you in partnership with Digi-Key Electronics, the event is the world’s largest global virtual trade show and conference covering electronics engineering.

For the remainder of the week, there’ll be new content premiering every 20 minutes on the All About Circuits (AAC) homepage, 24 hours a day.

To attend any of the events, you’ll need to register. It’s completely free and registration is open now. Once registered, you’ll be able to access five keynote sessions delivered by industry leaders throughout the week. In addition, you’ll also be able to access over 50 webinars, live sessions, and roundtable discussions.

Click here to register for Industry Tech Days 2020. AAC community members can use their existing login credentials to do so.



What’s on at Industry Tech Days? 

In terms of the electronics industry, a more appropriate question would be ‘what isn’t?’.

With over 30 renowned companies taking part, including big names such as STMicroelectronics, Digi-Key, and Mouser, there’s a huge amount of content for both electrical engineers and electronics enthusiasts to dive into. Webinars, new product videos and launches, whitepapers, keynotes, live events, and more are all available—covering topics like edge computing, wide-bandgap semiconductors, cybersecurity, and more.

From the Industry Tech Days landing page, you’re able to visit each company’s virtual booth and learn more about their latest innovations, research, and developmental breakthroughs in the electronics field. Some select booths also feature live chat functionality, providing immediate access to industry experts who are waiting to answer your questions, just like they would at an in-person event!


Keynote Speakers

Each day, a different keynote speaker will share their knowledge and experience on a wide range of topics specific to electrical engineering.

On Monday, the 31st of August, Richard Barr, Amazon Web Services’ senior principal engineer and the founder of FreeRTOS, explained how future IoT devices on the edge will need novel techniques for applications including audio, video, and machine learning in his keynote: ‘Real-Time Edge Processing: Get to Market Faster with Future-Proofed Designs’.

This was followed up on Tuesday, the 1st of September with an education-based talk by Professor Anant Agarwal, founder and CEO of edX: ‘Why Open Online Courses Are the Future of Engineering Education’.

Wednesday, the 2nd of September will see Lucas di Grassi, CEO of Roborace, FIA Formula E World Champion for Audi Sport; and Bryn Balcombe, chief strategy officer of Roborace discuss how autonomous electric racing is pushing innovation in the automotive field: ‘How Motorsports Are Accelerating Product Development for Next-Gen Automotive Applications’.

Then on Thursday, the 3rd of September, Dev Singh, head of Autonomous Robotics, Drones and Intelligent Machines at Qualcomm will give perspective on the technologies that are key to overcoming the challenges facing autonomous robotics in industry: ‘Leveraging 5G, AI, and Heterogeneous Computing for Autonomous Robotics’.

Finally, on Friday, the 4th of September, Mark Burr-Lonnon, senior vice president of Global Service & EMEA and APAC Business at Mouser Electronics; Dave Doherty, president and chief operating officer at Digi-Key Electronics; and Frank McKay, senior vice president & chief procurement officer at Jabil, Inc. will discuss how COVID-led supply chain disruptions will change the way electrical engineers design circuits and bring products to market: ‘The Emergence of the Virtual Supply Chain in a COVID-19 World’. 

Missed a keynote session? Don’t worry—they’ll all be available to stream on-demand in due course!


A preview timetable of Industry Tech Days’ Live Sessions (the selected day being Friday, the 4th of September)


Live Sessions

When you’ve registered for Industry Tech Days, you’ll be able to build your own live events schedule by registering for the AAC events using the live events calendar. Just click the ‘Register’ button to the right-hand side of any event that you’re interested in.

Live events take place on the hour, every hour between 8 am and 6 pm Eastern Time for the duration of Industry Tech Days.

If you see any live events that you’re interested in, but you know you won’t be able to attend the scheduled time, be sure to register for them regardless: by registering, you’ll be given access to the events’ content on-demand after it has taken place.

All About Circuits looks forward to welcoming readers of Electronics Point to the virtual trade show—see you there!

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