MIDAS held its annual conference in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge in Dublin on Thursday 30th November 2017. The theme of the conference this year was “Innovations in Electronics – Enabling a Bright Future”. The conference was very successful with a strong representation from major US and European policy leaders as well as thought leaders from adjacent disciplines in the “MedTech” and “Media” sectors describing how electronics is unleashing new waves of creativity and innovation as all our sectors collide and integrate.
See photos from the MIDAS Annual Conference 2017
The conference was chaired by Leonard Hobbs, MIDAS Chairperson.
The speakers on the day included:
1. Josh Walden – Sr VP and GM, New Technology Group, Intel Corporation
2. Peter Real – Snr VP, CTO at Analog Devices
3. Dermot Mulligan Assistant Secretary Innovation and Investment, Dept. of Business, Enterprise and Innovation
4. Dr Enda Bates, Centre for Creative Technologies and Media Engineering at TCD
5. Dr Colette Maloney Head of Unit Competitive Electronics EU Commission
6. Hans Ehm, Lead Principal Supply Chain, Infineon Technologies AG
7. Dr Johnny Walker, The Hermitage and ‘Health Founders
8. Donnacha O’ Riordan, Director, Microelectronics Circuit Centre Ireland
The conference concluded with our first ever MIDAS Gala Dinner where we presented a life time achievement award to Prof. Maurice Whelan (S3 Group) kindly sponsored by Cadence. It was a very successful evening.
MIDAS would like to recognise the support again of our premium sponsors, Analog Devices, IDA, Enterprise Ireland and Cypress semiconductors and Xilinx.