11/05/2014 - 11/07/2014 -All Day

Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

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Now in its tenth year, MEMS Executive Congress, hosted by the MEMS Industry Group, is an annual event that brings together business leaders from a broad spectrum of industries: automotive, consumer goods, energy/environmental, industrial, medical and telecom. It is a unique professional forum at which executives from companies designing and manufacturing microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)/sensors technology sit side-by-side with their end-user customers in panel discussions and networking events to exchange ideas and information about the use of MEMS and sensors in commercial applications. MEMS Executive Congress 2014 takes place November 5-7, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Spanning environmental sensors for safe drinking water to personalized healthcare, cybersecurity for connected systems, and spectral imaging in wearable devices, MEMS and sensors enable human-machine interactions in unprecedented ways.

“This year’s MEMS Executive Congress US speakers reflect some of the most fascinating uses of MEMS and sensors in commercial applications,” said Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS Industry Group. “Ayasdi is tracking disease via smartphone. MoboSens uses a smartphone sensor to monitor nitrate in drinking water. VTT’s microspectromers are likely to be used for skin cancer analysis, among many other uses. GE is advancing MRI. Wurldtech’s technology protects critical infrastructure for oil and gas, smart grid and medical devices. And those are just a few of our speakers who will enlighten the C-level audience about maximizing the potential of MEMS and sensors—the theme of this year’s MEMS Executive Congress. Equally exciting, Congress attendees will also hear from entrepreneurs, academic innovators and one of the world’s largest foundries, TSMC.”


  • “The Next Big Thing” — opening keynote by George Liu, director, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
  • “Getting to a Trillion Sensors: Why MEMS Engineers Have to Become Ecosystem Co-creators” — closing keynote by Francis Gouillart, CEO, Experience Co-Creation Partnership

Featured Speakers

  • Opening and Closing Remarks — Karen Lightman, executive director, MEMS Industry Group
  • “Managing the Challenges of Introducing MEMS into a Healthcare Product Line” — a featured presentation by Tim Nustad, general manager and CTO, MR Healthcare Systems
  • “The Paradigm Shift of the Internet of Things and its Impact on and in the MEMS and Sensors Industry” — a featured presentation by Chris Wasden, ‎professor of innovation & executive director, Sorenson Center for Discovery and Innovation at University of Utah; and former managing director of global healthcare innovation, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • “Tracking the State of Disease Using Mobile Devices” — a featured presentation by Pek Lum, CTO, Ayasdi
  • “A View of the MEMS Industry in 2014: Technologies, Trends and Talent” — a featured presentation by Tom Kenny, professor of mechanical engineering, Stanford University
  • “MoboSens -Smartphone Micro Sensor for Accurate and Quantitative Environmental Water Analysis” — a featured presentation by Manas Gartia, scientific research officer, MoboSens
  • “Security Imperative: How to Build Stronger Security Requirements into the Design Phase of Product Development” — a featured presentation by Nate Kube, CTO, Wurldtech
  • “MEMS Microspectrometers — Powering New Sensing Applications” — a featured presentation by Anna Rissanen, research team leader, MOEMS and BioMEMS Instruments, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

How MEMS Impacts the Healthcare Ecosystem and Enables Personalized Health” — a panel discussion moderated by Mark Winter, CEO, CareSpan, with panelists:

  • Dr. Anita Goel, MD, PhD, chairman and CEO, Nanobiosym; physicist, Harvard-MIT MD-PHD
  • Stephen Whalley, chief strategy officer, MEMS Industry Group, and former director of sensors, Intel Corporation

“MEMS Market Spotlight,” a panel discussion with:

  • Jérémie Bouchaud, senior principal analyst, MEMS & Sensors and Industrial Electronics, IHS
  • Yean-Christophe Eloy, CEO and president, Yole Développement

Featured Events

  • For the third year in a row, MIG’s popular MEMS and Sensors Technology Showcase will give Congress attendees an up-close and personal experience with some of the most compelling MEMS- and sensors-enabled products ever invented.
  • MIG’s second annual Elevator Pitch Session will give early-stage MEMS and sensors companies a platform for reaching potential investors.
  • MIG’s annual Best in MEMS and Sensors Innovation Awards will celebrate outstanding achievements in the MEMS and sensors industry.

The complete agenda for the MEMS Executive Congress is now available.