The Business and Technology Forum for Critical and Intelligent Embedded Systems
 Slot  Time  Title  Speaker
   7:00 AM  Breakfast  
 M1  8:00 AM  Opening Remarks / VITA Update  Jerry Gipper, VITA
 M2  8:20 AM  Embedded Tech Trends: Market Insights  Brian Arbuckle, IHS Markit
 M3  8:40 AM  Scalability and Interconnect Technologies  Gérald Persaud, Reflex Photonics Inc.
 M4  9:00 AM  Big and Bright - Security  Nigel Forrester, Concurrent Technologies Plc
 M5  9:20 AM  Innovative Thermal Management in HPEC VPX Systems  Thierry Wastiaux, Interface Concept
 M6  9:40 AM  2018: The Year Certifiable Multicore Takes Off  Scott Engle, Mercury Systems, Inc.
   10:00 AM  Break  
 M7  10:30 AM  Changing Times Need Changing Strategies  Ethan Plotkin, GDCA Inc.
 M8  10:50 AM  Jumping Hurdles: High Expectations in a Low Power Environment  Christopher Fadeley, EIZO Rugged Solutions
 M9  11:10 AM  Where is VPX Going and Why?  Michael Munroe, Elma Electronic Inc.
 M10  11:30 A  High Speed VPX Signal Integrity  Ivan Straznicky, Curtiss-Wright
 M11  11:50 AM  New Venture Research  Randall Sherman, New Venture Research
   12:00 PM  Lunch  
 M12  1:30 PM  Meeting Military Data Signal Analysis Imperatives  Roy Keeler, ADLINK Technology Inc.
 M13  1:50 PM  Feeling the Heat, Solving Thermal Challenges in the "COTS, but" World  Ken Brown, LCR Embedded Systems, Inc.
 M15  2:10 PM  The Importance of Standardization in IIoT  Jessica Isquith, PICMG
   3:00 PM  Sponsor/Media Meetings  
   5:00 PM  Industry Mixer  
   6:30 PM  Open Evening for dinner/appointments with media  
   7:00 AM  Breakfast  
 T1  8:00 AM  SWAP-C Solution Using ATCA: A Real World Application  Rob Persons, Artesyn Embedded Technologies
 T2  8:20 AM  The Biggest and Brightest of IIoT Technologies in Extreme Environments  Jarvis Wenger, MEN Micro
 T3  8:40 AM  Signal Integrity & Simulation Considerations in VPX Backplane Designs  Ovidiu Mesesan, Elma Electronic Inc.
 T4  9:00 AM  Use of COTS for Space Applications  Doug Patterson, Aitech Defense Systems, Inc.
 T5  9:20 AM  New Initiatives and Technologies Brighten Embedded Software Radio  Rodger Hosking, Pentek, Inc.
 T6  9:40 AM  Trusted Computing: the Convergence of Trusted Supply, Safe, and Secure  Rich Jaenicke, Mercury Systems, Inc.
   10:00 AM  Break  
 T7  10:30 AM  Evolution of a 3U VPX Slot Interface  Michael Walmsley, TE Connectivity
 T8  10:50 AM

 Easing the Warfighter’s Burden: The CMOSS Open Standards Initiative

 David Jedynak, Curtiss-Wright
 T9  11:10 AM  OpenVPX Trends and Updates  Greg Rocco, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
 T10  11:30 AM  Tri-service Convergence: An Open Architecture for Embedded System Development  Michael Hackert, NAVAIR
     Closing Remarks  Jerry Gipper, VITA
   12:30 PM  Lunch  
   1:30 PM  Sponsor/Media Meetings  
   6:00 PM  Open Evening for dinner/appointments with media  


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