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Product Realization Group: 2013 Symposium & BBQ

Product Realization Group

Friday, September 13, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

Product Realization Group:  2013 Symposium & BBQ

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
PRG: 2013 Symposium & BBQ-Early Bird   more info Ended $40.00 $3.19
PRG: 2013 Symposium & BBQ - Standard   more info Ended $50.00 $3.74
PRG: 2013 Symposium & BBQ - Onsite   more info Ended $60.00 $4.29

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Silicon Valley's Premier Event


Product Realization

Theme:  GO LOCAL Silicon Valley

  • Network with high technology hardware industry professionals
  • Learn about the latest product realization trends
  • Meet PRG members in an informal setting
  • Enjoying a delicious BBQ and great venue
  • Receive a souvenir made locally by Tech Shop San Jose


Silicon Valley "Local" Success Story

Speaker:  Joel Falcone, Sr. Vice President & General Manager,

Excelitas Technologies


Technical Panel Discussion

Silicon Valley Product Realization - From Concept to Cash Flow

Moderator:  Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News


     4 High Tech hardware companies spanning start-up to established
     2 Industry veterans local service providers
     1 Government economic development representative

  • Fund raising and investment
  • Product feasibility and development
  • New Product Introduction (NPI) into volume production
  • Tips for building a successful hardware business
  • How to avoid "surprise" NPI pitfalls


  • Bring your most pressing questions about developing high-technology hardware products
  • Gain "real world" practical answers from a diverse set of industry experts


 8:15-9:00am   Registration

 9:00-9:20am   Welcome Address

                           Speaker: Michael Keer, Founder & CEO, Product Realization Group

9:20-9:50am   Keynote Address - GO LOCAL Silicon Valley

   Speaker:  Joel Falcone, Sr. VP & GM, Excelitas Technologies

9:50-10:00am  Break

10:00-11:00am  Technical Session – Product Realization: Panel Discussion

                            Moderator: Mike Cassidy, Columnist, San Jose Mercury News

                              Panelist#1  Rod Vance, VP of Systems NPI, Intuitive Surgical

   (Established Silicon Valley MedTech Company)

                              Panelist#2  Lily Truong, Co-founder & CEO, Clear Ear

   (Start-Up MedTech Company)

                              Panelist#3 Josh Carter, Co-founder & CEO, Aperia Technologies

                                             (Emerging CleanTech Company)

                              Panelist#4  Dr. Bardia Pezeshki, Founder & CEO, Kaiam Corp.

  (Growing Silicon Valley ComTech Company)

                              Panelist#5  Mark Brinkerhoff, President of Fusion Design

  (Established Industrial / Mechanical Development)

                              Panelist#6  Sandeep Duggal, CEO of Extron

  (Growing Last Mile Supply Chain Execution)

                              Panelist#7  Louis Stewart, Deputy Director, GO-Biz

  (Governor's Office of Business Economic Development)

11:00-2:00pm  Exhibitor Hours

12:15-1:30pm  BBQ Lunch and Networking - Deck and Garden Area

           2:00pm  Event Close

Note:  This agenda is subject to change

Have questions about Product Realization Group: 2013 Symposium & BBQ? Contact Product Realization Group

When & Where

Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel
1100 North Mathilda Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Friday, September 13, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Product Realization Group

Product Realization Group is a consortium of Silicon Valley companies that can take your product from idea to scale.

One source for prototype design and build, cost-reducing insights, and scalable manufacturing. Go to market faster, for less money than do-it-yourself. Get a smoother launch and lower costs by 20%. Our 500 clients include medical device, consumer electronic, and high-technology start ups, SMBs, and large companies such as GoPro, EMC, and Intuitive Surgical.

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