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2018 PRG Silicon Valley Hardware Symposium

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

2018 PRG Silicon Valley Hardware Symposium

Silicon Valley’s Premier Event for Hardware Professionals, Investors & Service Providers

Theme:  “Automation and Robotics”

Product Realization Group’s (PRG’s) 8th Annual Hardware Symposium is your opportunity to network with a dynamic community of hardware professionals, investors, incubators, service providers, professional societies, universities, and governments. Come learn about the latest hardware trends from industry experts in an informal setting at Silicon Valley’s iconic Computer History Museum.

During this event you will: 

  • Network with 300 hardware professionals, investors, and service providers
  • Learn how hardware is shifting in Silicon Valley from our Expert Panel
  • See 15+ new hardware product demos

Speakers Include:
8th Annual Silicon Valley Hardware Symposium Speakers
Learn from seasoned Industry Veterans:

  • Strategies to best position your hardware product in today’s market
  • Emerging technologies and platforms to incorporate into new designs
  • 3 trends that will shape hardware products in the future

Learn from industry experts at breakout sessions:

  • Incubation / Funding / IP
  • Go-to-Market / MVP / TPM
  • Rapid Prototyping / Fabrication
  • Engineering Design & Development
  • Test/Reliability / Regulatory Compliance
  • Supply Chain & Operations
  • Business Systems / Process / Continuous Improvement
  • B2B Configuration, Distribution, & Repair
  • B2C Packaging, Logistics & Channel Development
  • Robotics & Automation


  • Bring your most pressing questions about how Robotics & Automation will impact your businesses
  • Gain “real world” practical answers from a diverse set of industry experts
  • Get a free preliminary hardware product roadmap or rapid ramp consultation — a $395 value

Past years attendees have included:

Past Years Attendees

(and many others)


9:00 – 10:00am  – Registration, Expo & Networking
10:00 – 10:10am  – Welcome Address
10:10 – 10:40am – Keynote: Robotics & Automation – Are You Ready?
10:45 – 11:45am – Expert Panel: The Future of Robotics & Automation
12:00 – 1:30pm – Lunch, Expo & Networking
12:00 – 4:30pm – Expo
2:00 – 3:30pm – Expert Breakout Sessions including funding, go-to market, rapid fabrication, engineering design & development, test/reliability/regulatory compliance, supply chain & logistics, business systems, distribution, channel development and robotics & automation.
3:30 – 4:30pm – Happy Hour

*Note:  This agenda is subject to change

PRG Symposium 2018 Sponsors


Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043 United States
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Product Realization Group
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