April 18-19, 2018Boston, MABoston Convention and Exhibition Center

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  • Charles LordPresidentBlue Ridge Adv Design

    Charles J. Lord, PE is an embedded systems consultant and trainer with over 35 years' experience in system design and development in medical, military, and industrial applications. For the last ten years, he has specialized in the integration of communication protocols into clients' products, including USB, Ethernet, and low-power wireless including ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, and Thread. He has taught classes in these protocols for Freescale, Renesas, various universities and conferences including ESC, and his previous company, Triangle Advanced Design and Automation. He has been a design partner with Freescale, Microchip, and Renesas. He also teaches a series of popular webinars for Design News magazine on IoT and embedded systems topics. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C. and provides training and consulting services through his company, Blue Ridge Advanced Design, in Asheville, N.C. He is a licensed professional engineer in NC and a senior member of the IEEE. In his volunteer work at the IEEE, he has served at many levels from local to regional to board committees. He is currently the chair of the IEEE NC Council and is general chair of IEEE SoutheastCon 2017 and NC IoT Day 2017.


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