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Welcome to OctoberBest 2013
We are more excited than ever about OctoberBest. Over the past 12 years we have watched the regional high tech community come together to promote our industry and local economy. Our goal is to provide an open forum for companies involved in manufacturing, design, testing and development to network and learn about emerging trends from industry leaders.Register to AttendRegister to Exhibit
2013 Keynote Speakers
Cheryl Kennedy has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and an MBA from Otterbein College, Columbus, OH. She began her sixteen year career in the electrical industry as a technical sales trainee for Cutler-Hammer (now Eaton Corporation). She has worked in various roles from OEM large account sales to corporate technical training. She moved to Portland in 2008 to take the role of Product Marketing Manager for Veris Industries’ Energy and Industrial Metering team. In that role, she managed Veris’ branch circuit monitoring and high density metering products. She was also responsible for their data center market strategy. Cheryl is now the Director of Business Development for Veris Industries.
The transportation industry is changing at a record pace, and Oregon is leading the way, with more charging stations per capita than anywhere in the US and dozens of companies in the industry. In fact, a recent study http://driveoregon.org/resources/ estimated that the electric vehicle industry is already worth $266.56 million per year in Oregon.
This emerging industry is creating opportunities for a wide range of businesses and technologies, from companies producing complete vehicles to software, embedded systems, cables and wiring, energy storage and recovery, and more. Jeff Allen, Executive Director of Drive Oregon, will speak about industry innovations and trends.