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TOCS Event

Robert de Neve


Robert de Neve
Founder/CEO, E Systems Technology Inc.


January 29, 1:30 pm



CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Collaborative Manufacturing: How the Next Generation in Production Systems will Save US Jobs and Intellectual Property


This talk will discuss the challenges faced by domestic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as they strive to succeed in a hyper competitive global marketplace. The problems faced by today's OEMs are as much about differing business philosophies and cultures as they are about technology, logistics, and lower cost structures.

In the last few years, new methodologies and business models have emerged to change the manufacturing landscape in ways we are just now beginning to understand. Developed by tech savvy manufacturing engineers and entrepreneurs, these new approaches are behind the current resurgence of hardware development and manufacturing companies focused on beating the competition and keeping jobs and intellectual property (IP) in the US.

Automation-based manufacturing technologies, adaptive business systems, new management mindsets, and OEM infrastructure solutions are being used to create an integrated and virtual manufacturing capability for OEMs looking for viable alternatives to standard off shoring. 
Speaker Bio:

Robert de Neve is the Founder and CEO of E Systems Technology Inc., a Systems Integration & Infrastructure Solutions company providing automation technology and services to manufacturers of complex and IP sensitive products.

He has over 35 years of technical and executive management experience in Silicon Valley specializing in the development, launch, and optimization of highly profitable products and businesses. Robert is a multiple honoree and Top 100 Finalist of INC. Magazine's 500 Fastest Growing Companies list and a multiple honoree of Silicon Valley Business Journals Fast 50, finishing #1, #2 and #13 respectively with three different companies.

Robert is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo and holds rank and instructor certificates in several other martial arts systems.  He integrates this training into a business philosophy and management system called Business Combatives which serves as the cultural foundation for his businesses.

Robert is a graduate and former instructor of the Project & Program Management certificate program at UC Santa Cruz's School of Business Management. He is a graduate of the Contemporary Optics & Lens Design program at the University of Rochester's Institute Of Optics and has also studied Electronic Engineering Technology at Cogswell Polytechnic College and Laser Technology at San Jose City College.