ISPCE 2017

The IEEE-Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) will participate in the upcoming IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, ISPCE 2017, May 8 through 10 in San Jose, Calif.

Created with the mission of providing a forum for product safety design engineers to discuss forward-thinking technology trends and technical developments, the ISPCE IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering will include some 70 topics by colleagues and subject matter experts from across the country and around the globe.

ISPCE 2017 brings together thought leaders who share insights on a variety of pertinent topics, from product safety and certification to regulatory compliance in product development and design engineering. The program has been set, and there’s substance throughout the Symposium, including keynote addresses, networking events and even a robotics demonstration by the Monta Vista Robotics Team, a group of over 130 students from Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif.

Keynote speaker

ISPCE’s keynote session will be presented by Barry L. Shoop, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During his 20 years at West Point he has served in a number of key leadership positions including Director of the Photonics Research Center and Director of the Electrical Engineering Program.

Shoop will speak on “Disruptive Innovations,” focusing on new technologies entering the industry and why well managed companies can fail when they don’t address sea change. “They often fail because the very management practices that have allowed them to become industry leaders also make it extremely difficult for them to recognize and develop the disruptive technologies that ultimately capture their markets.” He advocates the process by which companies learn to recognize disruptive technologies and develop a company culture that provides a structure to identify and embrace these trends.

Program session break outs include deep-dive subjects in wireless networking; information security and the smart grid; local and global compliance and engineering; product liability case study; improving time to market; electrical product safety; outsourcing product certification management; the internet of Things; and many others.  For the complete line up, download the Symposium schedule here.

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