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Insight Into 2019 Hardware Trends

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The world of hardware is evolving at an accelerated rate; autonomous-vehicles are projected to be driving city streets within 10 years, but the technology will be reaching new levels of sophistication within 5 years. The future may be here sooner than we think.

CES offered us a glimpse into what’s to come for the technological development of consumer products, while also showing us how the landscape is shifting behind the store shelves.

We’ve assembled a panel of experts in hardware development and hardware businesses to give their insights and predictions on what 2019 holds for the evolution of hardware trends.

Doors at 6pm
Event starts at 6:30pm
Tickets are $20 and include snacks and refreshments.
Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available, to be paid at door.
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Moderator:

Lisa Somogyi, Cooper Perkins Inc.
A mechanical engineer by trade, Lisa is now in a business development role at Cooper Perkins combining her passion for engineering with her natural tendency to meet new people. Lisa loves the process involved in identifying and matching the needs of potential clients with the skills of our engineers while keeping a pulse on which industries are moving forward with interesting new technologies. She gets excited about the creative process CP engineers implement when bringing client ideas to realization. Lisa keeps her mind fresh by following her two dogs along the river or the ski trail and working with her FIRST Robotics team, Mystic Biscuit.


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Ann Torres, Cooper Perkins Inc.
Ann is the VP of Engineering at Cooper Perkins, a technology and product development engineering consulting firm. For Ann, the thrill of making things started as a child when she tore apart a pair of old roller skates to create skateboards to share with her brother. At MIT, her concerns of becoming a “nerd” were quickly dissipated as she found herself creating applications for the tangible world, as opposed to memorizing equations. Initially focused in robotics, her excitement in designing for everyday users led her into product design. Ann is a doer, with a tendency towards experimentation and implementation versus purely theoretical approaches. Consulting is Ann’s playground; she thrives in the variety of projects and the opportunity to become a quick expert on new topics. Ann has worked for a variety of companies including IDEO, Immersion Corporation, MindTribe, PowerLight Corporation, Function Engineering, Apple, and Polyera Corporation. She earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.


Elsa Asadian, Intel
In 2008 Elsa moved to the stunning setting of Vancouver, Canada, to pursue her post-graduate degree in engineering. On completion of her Master of Science, she started working for the car giant, Mercedes Benz, on one of their state-of-the-art technologies, the new breed of hydrogen cars.

Soon after that, Elsa found that her aspirations lay in the field of electronics and high tech, she began working as a designer at one of the biggest high-tech companies, Intel. Since then, she has been involved in design, manufacturing and proving cooling solutions for high power hardware devices used in data centres and laptops. She has provided consulting to a number of startups.


William Parry, Form Athletica
Since unintentionally stumbling into the Vancouver startup/tech scene upon responding to a Craigslist job posting in early 2012, and with a formal education of an arts degree, even Will is somewhat surprised that he still remains in this industry today.

That said, no matter how good your product is, you need someone (+team) to take it to market. Will's past includes driving all things communications while at Recon Instruments, a local pioneer in augmented reality sports technology. Recon was acquired by Intel in June 2015.

At Intel, he went on to market products developed in conjunction with Oakley and now finds himself back in a startup taking on a new frontier ripe for the picking, leading up the companies marketing efforts.


Andrei Matei, Robbox Inc.
Andrei earned a BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership from KPU and ran his family company for 6 years—a manufacturing shop that built components for various industries including automotive, oil, and mining. This is where he learned all about and used hand held tools on a daily basis. He cofounded Robbox Inc. in July 2016 with his father, beginning with a simple idea to incorporate intelligence into tools—an industry that has been lacking real innovation in decades. Since founding, their team has grown to 14 members and are onto their Phase 3 prototype, which is gearing them up for optimization for their production prototype. Andrei is currently working in Business Development for Robbox.


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MistyWest is located on the second floor of our building, accessed by two flights of stairs outside. A service elevator is available upon request; please let us know in advance if you require access. Two gender neutral washrooms are on location.

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