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Advanced Manufacturing - The Future with 3D, Biomedical, IoT, and Robotics


Explore advanced manufacturing trends in 3D, Biomedical, IoT, and Robotics in the Bay Area throughout a wide range of industries. Speakers come from a range of industries and local governments. Join us for a career fair with local companies or mixer following the conference.

7:30am - Registration
8:15am - Conference Begins
4:15pm - Conference Ends
4:30pm - Career Fair with local companies or Networking Mixer
7:00pm - Close

Date and Time

Thu, June 28, 2018

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM PDT



2243 Lundy Avenue 

San Jose, CA 95131


There is no cost for parking.

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Refund Policy
Refund requests received by June 22 should be sent to will have a 15% cancellation processing fee. All refund requests after June 22, 2018 will have 50% cancellation processing fee.

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Joe Pinto is the Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Technical Services Group. Through a team of more than 7400+ employees, Pinto is responsible for creating and directing programs that enable solutions for our customers to help solve their toughest business challenges through product and service quality, including innovative technical assistance, global service logistics and operations, Learning@Cisco education, customer assurance programs, CCIE certification, and a wealth of web- and community-based resources.


Since Pinto joined Cisco in 1991, his team has worked to customize service delivery to the needs of distinct customer segments and regions around the world. Technical Services and Cisco partners support hundreds of thousands of mission-critical networks worldwide every day, delivering smart, personalized experience and innovative solutions.


Today the overwhelming majority of Cisco customer and partner technical issues are solved online, where knowledge transfer and sharing of best practices have resulted in faster issue resolution. The continuous customer and partner feedback received from our online interface improves services, products, and business processes across Cisco.


Under Pinto’s leadership, Cisco Services has received numerous industry honors. To date, Cisco has attained the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Technology Services and Support certification 11 times. Cisco is also a 32-time recipient of the Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) STAR award and a 13-time winner of the Association of Support Professionals (ASP) "Ten Best Web Support Sites" competition. Both TSIA and ASP have named Cisco to their Halls of Fame. The Learning@Cisco education program has been recognized by B2B Magazine and is also the only vendor to be certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The program won the Brandon Hall Excellence award and was named Top 100 Learning/E-Learning Company in both 2014 and 2015.


Pinto devotes his spare time to the Services for Brain Injury and Second Harvest Food Bank organizations, to name a few. He actively contributes in Cisco’s Executive Sponsorship program for our top tier customers, as well as Cisco customer and partner advisory boards. He also participates in keynotes for external industry events such as Walker Information and educational institutions and serves as a board member for San Jose State University.


Pinto holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Golden Gate University.



Conference Topic: Surviving and Thriving as a manufacturer in Silicon Valley – The Rose Batteries Playbook

Itamar Frankenthal is the owner and CEO of Rose Batteries (, Silicon Valley’s largest manufacturer of custom industrial battery packs servicing IoT, instrumentation, communication, smart grid, UPS and medical industries. At Rose, Itamar provides Silicon Valley’s most exciting companies with expert battery engineering advice and custom battery pack manufacturing at Rose’s San Jose manufacturing facility. Recently, Itamar lead Rose in the acquisition of Energy Sales (, an industry leader in  batteries for oceanographic, aerospace,  military and government applications. Combined, the businesses ship over half a million batteries a year. Itamar is also the Managing Director of New Concord Capital, a private investment fund that specializes in helping baby boomers sell their business and transition to retirement. Itamar’s family has a fourth generation cheese manufacturing company where Itamar led operations and sales of mozzarella, cheddar, smoked gouda and other fine cheeses. Itamar also spent half a decade as a quantitative analyst and financial engineer at Sanford Bernstein Alliance Capital where he developed stochastic financial models to facilitate over $50B of global investments. Prior to Bernstein, Itamar was a systems and software engineer at BAE Systems where he developed algorithms for the F-15 radar system. Of all his experiences, Itamar is most proud of his work at where he developed love algorithms to help the lone-hearted find their perfect mate. Besides leading Rose Batteries, Itamar is also a professor at San Jose State University’s Masters of Engineering in Batteries Technology program. Itamar holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York  where he graduated and a M.B.A from Harvard Business School.



Conference Topic: Future of Medical Device Manufacturing

A graduate of the University College Galway with a degree in industrial/product engineering, Noreen is an expert in the field of manufacturing technology. Her intellect and experience in every nuance in both the materials management and production sides of manufacturing allows her to take on the most challenging jobs for customers ranging from pre-FDA approval VC funded start-ups to established $5B businesses. She dedicates herself to continual learning, whether in new processes, state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, or learning about her customers. Her openness, honesty, humor and uncanny ability to understand people, their needs and goals make her a pleasure to partner with.



USPTO’s West Coast Regional Office in Silicon Valley – Resources and Services

Stephen (Steve) Koziol recently accepted the position of Assistant Regional Director of the Silicon Valley regional office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Koziol joined the USPTO in 2007 as a patent examiner, and has managed teams of examiners in the computer graphics and digital imaging fields. For the last two years, Mr. Koziol has worked in the Rocky Mountain regional office of the USPTO in Denver, CO, where he led the design and implementation of various intellectual property outreach and education programs. He has also focused on the development of patent-specific programs within the USPTO, including the Post-Grant Outcomes program, AIA First Inventor to File implementation, AIPLA Partnering in Patents, and patent operations cost and fee modeling.


Mr. Koziol received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Donovan Lazaro

Donovan is a Development Officer at the City of San Jose’s Office of Economic Development. Within his role, Donovan works with businesses across multiple key sectors to help them locate, remain, and grow within San Jose. In addition, Donovan serves as an interdepartmental lead for economic research, including trends in workforce, employment sectors, and land use policy. Prior to joining the City, Donovan worked in the local tech sector and has experience working in both the large company and startup environments. Donovan is highly passionate about creating opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities and finding ways to address the workforce skills gap.

Conference MC

Conference Topic: From Hobby to Business

My name is Jason Reynolds. Someone once described me as an open book that no one can read. I am rather fond of this, and find it rather accurate. I often find myself daydreaming. Sparks of thought ignite flames of imagination. Then before you know if I am off and away, deep in some adventure, or lost in a concept. I excel in Ideation, the creation of ideas, and love the process of hashing out the details of the never before



Conference Topic: How 3D Printing works for you.

  • Bio
    9+ yrs experience in :

    • Additive Manufacturing

    • Fabrication and Design for Manufacturing

    • Mechanical and Product Design

    • 3d Scanning and Reverse Engineering

    • Laser processes

    • RTV Molds

    • Developed/taught over 15 courses for above skills

    • Developed AM courses for Government Contract

Current Positions

  • Digital Manufacturing Manager [Hawk Ridge Systems: West Coast and Canada]
    Lead for Operation and Technical Teams and Facilities of 3d printing and 3d scanning divisions

  • Instructor [De Anza College: Cupertino, CA]
    Team and Develop course for Digital Manufacturing Technologies department regarding 3d Printing and Scanning.

           Previous Positions

  • 3d Printing, 3d Scanning, and Laser Process manager [NextFab: Philadelphia, PA]



As the consumer electronics industry boomed throughout the 70’s and 80’s, Pat cut his teeth working in every facet of precision manufacturing, from operating machine tools to managing operations and staff. That from-the-ground-up practical experience convinced Pat that he was more than qualified to start his own manufacturing company—and moreover, that he could do it better than the companies he’d been working for.

With the help of Debra VanSickle, Pat set to work outfitting a small workspace with the necessary equipment. Pat and Debra opened Peridot in 1996. Since then, he has guided the company through its growth from a small, rapid prototyping and product development specialist to its current structure, offering complete end-to-end precision manufacturing and clean room assembly services to a wide range of industries.



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