May 15–16, 2019 • Boston Convention & Exhibition Center • Boston, MA

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Charles LordPresidentBlue Ridge Advanced Design

Charles J. Lord, PE, is an embedded systems consultant and trainer with more than 35 years experience in system design and development in medical, military, and industrial applications. For the last 12 years, he has specialized in the integration of communication protocols into clients' products, including USB, Ethernet, and low-power wireless including ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, LoRa, and Thread. He has taught classes in these protocols for Freescale, Renesas, various universities, and conferences including ESC and ARM TechCon. He has been a design partner with Freescale, Microchip, and Renesas. He also teaches webinars for various clients on IoT and embedded systems topics. He earned his BS in electrical engineering from NC State University in Raleigh, NC and provides training and consulting services through his company, Blue Ridge Advanced Design, in Asheville, NC. 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 was general chair of IEEE SoutheastCon 1995 and 2017.