Sensors Expo & Conference 2018

San Jose
McEnery Convention Center Convention Center
June 26 – 28, 2018 

Attendance: 6,000+
Exhibitors/sponsors: 327
Media/Analysts: 100+

At the recent Sensors Expo & Conference held in San Jose, it was the IoT part of the show floor and stage that were the busiest — a testament that sensors are indeed the heart of IoT technology.

So, how did #Sensors18 compare to other IoT events?

“This show’s ability to focus on sensors, the crucial element in the ultimate growth of IoT, was so different from the other IoT shows,” Steve Brumer, Partner, 151 Advisors, told us. “What stands out is how much you learned by attending this show — from speakers to vendors. Even before I arrived in San Jose, my personal objective was to learn as much as I could about this exploding sector of the IoT industry, meet as many smart people and visit as many booths as I could during the course of the show. And I was not disappointed. The knowledge gained by attending this event was amazing. This event will be on my rotation for years to come.”

This is an event that had stood (or withstood) the test of time – spanning more three decades. This year, more than 6,000 engineers, scientists, academics, and enterprises involved in the development and deployment of sensor systems came to see for themselves the latest products and technologies and learn what’s in the research pipeline.

The Conference.  This year’s keynote speaker line-up featured executives from Microsoft, Dell Technologies, and the NASA Ames Research Center.

The 65 sessions and 100 speakers covered the most important trends, with conference tracks including designing for the industrial and embedded IoT;  energy harvesting; wearable tech; IoT and wireless; machine learning and AI; measurement and detection; MEMS and sensors; optical sensing;  sensor applications; and simplifying complex sensor data.

New this year and well received were two co-located events: Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Conference and Medical Sensors Design Conference.

There was also a pre-conference symposia for engineers that gave a deep dive on topics such as MEMS and energy harvesting, fabric sensors and wearables. Further justification for engineers to attend the event was the prospect of earning IEEE continuing education credits and professional development hours.

The Expo. This year, Cisco, Dell, IBM, Intel and Microsoft were among the 300+ exhibitors across six areas: Energy Harvesting Pavilion, IoT & Wireless Pavilion, MEMS Pavilion, Meetup Pavilion, Startup Zone, and the New Product Showcase.

The show floor saw steady traffic and comments were enthusiastic. One interesting booth that caught our eye was @NASAsolutionsBring #NASATech down to earth! — where the Technology Transfer Office at NASA’s Glenn Research Center shared information about licensing NASA technology for startups and businesses.

Media & Analysts. The event’s official publication Sensors Online covered the product announcements and trends, along with industry analysts and trade media Design News, ECN Magazine, Product Design & Development, Epoch Times, Embedded Computing Design and the Internet of Things Institute. 

The Wrap on Sensors Expo 2018. Sensors is a great venue to launch sensor technology products and help establish your company as a thought leader in this market with face-to-face meetings with media, analysts, partners, prospects and investors covering sensors, connectivity, and systems.

Next: Sensors Midwest will take place Oct 16-17, 2018 in Rosemont, IL.

Articles of Interest 

Looking Into the Future of Sensor Technology

Product Design & Development

By Spencer Chin

July 5, 2018


Eight IoT Adoption Insights Gleaned from Sensors Expo

Internet of Things Institute

By Brian Buntz

Jul 02, 2018


Elmos – 2018 Sensors Expo and Conference

Epoch Times

By Cynthia Cai

June 29, 2018

Sensors Expo 2018 Day 1

Embedded Computing Design

By Brandon Lewis

June 27, 2018


At Sensors Expo 2018: Sensors Hold Key To The Connected World

ECN Magazine

By Spencer Chin

June 25, 2018


Sensors Expo 2018: Keynotes Took Us From Machines To The Edge And Saturn

Sensors Online

By Mathew Dirjish

July 2, 2018

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