June 7-9, 2017 Santa Clara, CA USA

Organizing Committee

  • Michael Condry, Chair and President-Elect of TEMS
  • Felix Lustenberger, President TEMS
  • Xiaohong (Iris) Quan, Program Chair, San Jose State University
  • Rajiv Sabherwal, Program Co-Chair, University of Arkansas
  • Robert Bierwolf, VP Conferences

Industry Forum Co-Chairs

  • Michael Andrews, Andrews & Associates
  • Anna Revolinsky, Qorvo
  • Tim Worboys, LinkedIn

Financial Committee

  • Richard Stallkamp, Treasurer
  • Dilip Kotak, Co-Treasurer

Program Committee

  • Xiaohong (Iris) Quan, Program Chair, San Jose State University
  • Rajiv Sabherwal, Program Co-Chair, University of Arkansas
  • Tugrul Daim, Technology Management, Portland State University
  • Joel West, Management of Innovation, Keck Graduate Institute
  • Alberto Di Minin, Management of Innovation, Istituto di Management of the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
  • Xudong Gao, Management of Innovation, Tsinghua University
  • Max von Zedtwitz, Strategy and Global Markets, Director of GLORAD
  • Xielin Liu, Strategy and Global Markets, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Jiang Wei, Strategy and Global Markets, Zhejiang University, China.
  • Lutao Ning, Strategy and Global Markets, Queen Mary, University of London.
  • Taeho Park, New Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems, San Jose State U
  • Ming Zhou, New Manufacturing and Supply Chain Systems, San Jose State U
  • Joseph Sarkis, Social Issues and Sustainability, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Chunguang Bai, Social Issues and Sustainability, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China
  • Jason Hui, Engineering Management, BAE Systems
  • Leon Pretorius, Engineering Management, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Yanli Zhang, Entrepreneurship and its ecosystem, Montclair State University
  • Sunny Li Sun, Entrepreneurship and its ecosystem, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Jerry Gao, Information Technology and the Internet, San Jose State University
  • Zhiwei Peng, Information Technology and the Internet, Fudan University, China
  • Subhankar Dhar, Information Technology and the Internet, San Jose State Univ.
  • Chun-Hsien Wang, Biotech and healthcare innovation, National Chiayi University, Taiwan
  • Peter Love, People and Organizations, Curtin University, Australia
  • Anu Basu, Entrepreneruship and its Ecosystem, San Jose State University
  • Oliver Yu, People and Organization, San Jose State University
  • Md. Mamun Habib, BRAC Business School (BBS), BRAC University, Bangladesh
  • Chunlei Wang, San Jose State University

Special Session Chair

  • Richard Evans, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
  • Eduardo Ahumanda-Tello, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico


  • JunChen Zhu, San Jose State University
  • Luke Maki, Boeing


Sponsorship for TEMSCON

The IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) welcomes Industry Sponsors to engage in TEMSCON and other IEEE TEMS programs. The IEEE is a non-profit and highly welcomes industry to engage in its events and benefit from such engagement.

Platinum Patron: $10,000

  • Logo on the COVER of the TEMSCON Proceedings and Final Program
  • Logo and name on Conference bags
  • Logo and link on the TEMSCON homepages and web pages
  • One complimentary exhibit station for all days in the poster and exhibit room
  • Two complimentary full conference registrations
  • Five complimentary tickets for guests to the gala reception
  • One complimentary full-page letter or advertisement in the proceedings
  • TEMSCON Attendee name list
Gold Patron: $5,000

  • Logo on the inside of the TEMSCON Proceedings and Final Program
  • Logo and link on the TEMSCON homepages and web pages
  • One complimentary exhibit station for all days in the poster and exhibit room
  • One complimentary full conference registrations
  • Three complimentary tickets for guests to the gala reception
  • One complimentary full-page letter or advertisement in the proceedings
  • TEMSCON Attendee name list
Silver Patron: $2,000

  • Logo and link on the TEMSCON homepages and web pages
  • One complimentary half letter or advertisement in the proceedings
  • TEMSCON Attendee name list
Exhibit Only: $1000

  • One complimentary exhibit station for all days in the poster and exhibit room
TEMSCON Gala Reception Host: $10,000

  • Reception will be prefixed with Host’s name in Final Programs
  • Logo and link on the TEMSCON homepages and web pages
  • Logo as Reception Host on screens in session rooms
  • Five complimentary tickets for guests at the gala reception
  • Acknowledgment and speaking opportunity at Gala Reception
TEMSCON peak Host: $1,000

  • Logo as peak Host on screens in session rooms
  • Logo as peak Host on placard at morning and afternoon coffee peaks
TEMSCON Proceedings Donor: $5,000

  • Logo on side of USB Drive Proceedings
TEMSCON Attendee Lanyard Donor: $2,000

  • Company name / logo empoidered into name badge lanyard, for all attendees
Please contact the chair at if you are interested in options and recognition.



The registration is done at EDAS with the link The table below shows the fees, select the one suitable for you. First register for TEMSCON then any Extra Pages or Tickets

Registration for the Industry Forum is available at: Fees are available on eventbrite for this event.

Category Price
1. Early IEEE Members 595.00
2. Early Non-IEEE members 725.00
3. Early IEEE Student Member* 310.00
4. Early Student Non IEEE* 390.00
5. Early IEEE Life Member 275.00
6. Late IEEE Member (After May 15) 710.00
7. Late Non-IEEE member (After May 15) 895.00
8. Late IEEE Student member (After May 15)* 285.00
9. Late Student Nonmember (After May 15)* 480.00
10. Late – Life Member (After May 15) 275.00

*Student registrations for papers by students not students and advisors. Papers with advisors require full registration.

Dinner and Reception are included in the registration, for additional companion tickets the prices are:

  • Reception $30
  • Dinner $75

Again, this page is to inform the rates this will be replaced by a page to do the actual registration shortly.

Venue Information

TEMSCON 2017 Venue Information


The convention hotel is the Santa Clara Hilton. The hotel web site is .Convention hotel space, particularly for Wednesday June 7 is very limited. It may be necessary for you to say for some of the time at a different hotel. Across the street is
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California, USA, 95054
Tel: +1 408 200 1234

There is a tram line right outside the hotel, the stop is called Great America. The web site for the TRAM line is Below is a list of hotels on the tram line.

Hampton Inn & Suites Mountain View
390 Moffett Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043
+1 (650) 988-0300
Mountain View Tram Stop
Sheraton Sunnyvale
1100 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 745-6000
Lockheed Martin Tram Stop
Days Inn and Suites Sunnyvale
504 Ross Dr, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
+1 (408) 734-9900
Lockheed Martin Tram Stop
Extended Stay America Sunnyvale
1255 Orleans Dr. | Sunnyvale, CA 94089
+1 408 734 3431
Crossman Station stop
Quality Inn & Suites At NASA Ames
5 Fairchild Drive, Mountain View, CA, 94043, US
+1 (650) 934-0155
Bayshore/NASA Station stop
Staybridge Suites Sunnyvale
900 Hamlin Court , Sunnyvale, CA 94089 , US
+1 800 496 7603
Bayshore/NASA Station stop
Homewood Suites San Jose
10 West Trimble Road, San Jose, CA 95131 US
+1 844-224-4865
Karina Station
Extended Stay Deluxe San Jose
1560 N. 1st St., San Jose, CA 95112 US
+1 408 573 0648
Karina Station


There are 3 major airports that serve Silicon Valley: SFO, SJC, and OAK

  • San Francisco International (SFO) operates 24 hours and has many flights domestic and international
  • Mineta San Jose Airport (SJC) operates limited hours and has a few international flights from Europe, China, and Japan. This airport is closest to the TEMSCON 2017 venue,but direct flights are limited
  • Oakland International (OAK) operates many hours but is furthest from the event


    • It is possible to take a train to the Hilton Santa Clara from SFO. Take the BART to Millbrae and then CalTrain to Mountain View and then the Light Rail to Great America station or Old Ironsides station. The Caltrain schedule is
    • Taxi fare from SFO is about $120. Taxi and UBER fare from SJC is about $20.
    • An estimate for UBER service is $50-100 from SFO
    • The Shuttle service, such as SuperShuttle is about $35 from SFO
    • You can rent a car at any of the airports.
    • The Google maps provides the best public transportation recommendations

Getting to Hilton (by car) – also check the hotel web for more details

From San Francisco International Airport SFO (approximately 30 miles):

      • Take Highway 101 South to Great America Parkway and turn left. Hilton Santa Clara is located on the right at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.

From Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport SJC (5 miles):

      • Turn left onto Airport Boulevard, then turn left onto Guadalupe Parkway. Follow the signs to Highway 101 North. Guadalupe Parkway will put you onto Highway 101 North. Take Great America Parkway and turn right into hotel lot by the Hilton sign.

Bay Area Activities

    • The Bay Area has several attractions including ones right near the hotel.
    • It is easy to get to San Francisco and see the sites
    • Many Winery tours are available.
    • More to come later.

Special Sessions

TEMSCON 2017 Special Sessions Information


Special Sessions are an exceptional form of conference track organized by a group of individuals with similar topic interests and approved by conference and program chairs. The concept is a new topic not already addressed within the current call for papers tracks. To form a special session summarize a proposal that includes a paragraph summary of the session, list of organizers, and possible detailed topics. Send this proposal to the conference chair ( who will work with the conference committee to decide on approval. After approval suitable information about submitting papers for the session will be provided. Be sure your communication is clear and you are proposing a special session for this conference.

Approved Special Session

Submitted Special sessions approved for this TEMSCON are:

Collaborative Systems for Knowledge Intensive Environments

Session Chairs:

Richard Evans, University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Eduardo Ahumanda-Tello, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico

Pivoting to a Circular Economy: the role of technology, policy, strategy and collaboration

Session Chairs:

Brendan Galbrath, Senior Lecturer, Ulster University

Leveraging Global R&D Location Data

Session Chairs:

Max von Zedtwitz, Professor of Innovation and International Business, KTU, Lithuania

Errors and Technology Management

Session Chairs:

Eitan Naveh, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

For Authors

Instructions for Authors

Committee members of TEMSCON2017 invite researchers and engineers of all technology and engineering management disciplines to submit their original manuscripts for regular tracks and Special Sessions. We welcome submissions from industries and across academic fields including but not limited to engineering, management, and entrepreneurship.

For those experienced with the IEEE papers just submit the paper, by track at you have problems or errors in your submission please contact to correct these matters. The Chairs cannot correct matters or upload papers for you.

Papers can be submitted for any of Technical Tracks or Special Sessions. Special Sessions are organized by the initiative of a person or a group of researchers for dealing with very specific and emerging topics. If you are interested in proposing a Special Session, please follow the instruction on the page related to Special Sessions.

Authors must submit their manuscript electronically on the Web-based manuscript submission and peer-review tracking system. Manuscripts should be within the fields of interest of the IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT SOCIETY and should report on new results and previously unpublished material. TEMSCON2017 Call for Papers includes a detailed list of tracks and topics on which the conference program has been organized.

Authors should pay particular attention to documenting their work in relationship to the known literature.

All authors are advised to be familiar with IEEE guidelines before submitting their manuscript, including the IEEE Policy on Plagiarism and on Double Submission. The Technical Program Committee will verify the originality of submitted manuscripts by using CrossCheck, which is an antiplagiarism software, comparing submitted papers with previously published work worldwide. Manuscripts that violate IEEE’s publication principles will be immediately rejected. If the violation is deemed severe, then disciplinary actions may also be taken by IEEE.

Paper Format, Length, Template

Submitted manuscripts for IEEE TEMSCON2017 should be in PDF, US Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) double column format with a maximum length of six (6) pages including figures and references. Up to two (2) extra pages are permissible with an additional fee (US150/page) paid at registration time. Each accepted paper will require the payment of a regular (no student) registration fee. Total file size for each submission cannot exceed 10 MB.

The formats and templates information is the standard conference template on the IEEE web at Word, US Letter). Each author listed on page one of the manuscript is encouraged, also, to add a brief 100 word biography about themselves at the end of the manuscript, following the References section. Submissions can be in PDF or LaTeX. The PDF format can be created from a word processor such as MS Word. The open source editor LyX is suggested for best LaTeX quality with the minimum editing effort thanks to its very easy and effective visual interface. Stunning graphics can be obtained using Inkscape, an open source Scalable Vector Graphics software. You may use LyX, Inkscape, OpenOffice, Jabref (a useful tool for managing bibliographic material) and other Open Source software through a cloud server: RollApp. Templates prepared by IEEE, and some other useful information, can be found on the link above for the IEEE web. Authors must adhere to the IEEE Conference written paper format refererenced above. They must submit a draft version of their paper for review before the due submission deadline (see “Important dates”). In order to avoid potential problems during last few days before a deadline, all Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers well in advance. All papers must be submitted through the submission system, which is entered from on the link There the author must login (if they have an EDAS account) or create an account with their basic information. There is no fee for this author account.

IEEE is very strict about the requirements for PDF files for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, but formal control is needed only during final submission of accepted papers; therefore, IEEE PDF eXpress® service is not available for draft version of papers, but will be in place for use for the final submission of papers. Please use the template noted above to create your paper, without modifying style and/or format.

Accepted papers that are copyrighted to IEEE and presented at the conference by at least one of the authors will be will be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library, once it meets the requirements of an IEEE quality review.

During paper submission, Authors could be required to insert some personal information (CV or Bio, photo, expertize, etc.): this information will be used to improve the review process and later for registration purpose and for some other functions strictly related to conference management (CV or Bio will be used by Session Chair to introduce you before presentation, photo for preparing your badge and program etc.). All these data will be managed in term of laws.

Call for papers

2017 International Conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society


Silicon Valley (Santa Clara), California USAJune 8-10, 2017

Innovation and technology management in the entrepreneurial era

Moving Technical Idea to Market

Chair: Michael Condry, President-Elect IEEE TEMS
Program Chair: Xiaohong (Iris) Quan, San Jose State University
Program Co-Chair: Rajiv Sabherwal, University of Arkansas

We invite contributions from researchers, educators, managers and students. Contributions may be conceptual, theoretical, or empirical. They should document research activities, case studies or best practices, shedding light on the theory or practice of engineering, technology, or innovation management, and addressing the strategic objectives of technological change.

There will be an opportunity to publish in a Special Issue of our journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management for selected papers submitted to the conference.

Major topic areas include:

Entrepreneurship and its ecosystem (Chairs: Yanli Zhang, Sunny Li Sun, Anu Basu)

  • Formation and Growth of Technology-based Startups
  • Business model innovation (Platform-based, cloud-based, SaaS, etc.)
  • Financing your innovation (VC, Angel, Crowd-sourcing, etc.)
  • Corporate entrepreneurship and corporate venture capital
  • Startup incubators

Management of Innovation (Chairs: Joel West, Alberto Di Minin, Xudong Gao)

  • Open Innovation and Collaboration in Technology Management
  • Management of Innovation Processes
  • Networked innovation
  • New product development processes
  • Innovation in emerging markets
  • Innovation and computer security

Technology Management (Chair: Tugrul Daim)

  • Technology Planning and Forecasting
  • Technology Assessment and Selection
  • Technology Roadmapping
  • Technology Adoption and Diffusion

Engineering Management (Chairs: Jason Hui, Leon Pretorius)

  • Structuring Engineering Organizations
  • Project Management
  • Resource Management and Staff Distribution
  • Management of Engineering Systems
  • Engineering Economics>

Strategy and global market (Chairs: Max von Zedtwitz, Jiang Wei, Xielin Liu, Lutao Ning)

  • Globalization of Research & Development
  • Technology alliances
  • Differing product strategy for different markets
  • Marketing through social media
  • Role of Silicon Valley and other technology centers in the World
  • Intellectual property rights across national borders
  • Standard Strategy in the Global Market

New manufacturing and supply chain systems (Chairs: Taeho Park, Ming Zhou,Md. Mamun Habib)

  • 3D printing and its business applications
  • Technology development through the supply chain
  • Total quality management
  • Global supply chain operations
  • Operations strategy

Information Technology and the Internet (Chairs: Jerry Gao, Zhiwei Peng, Subhankar Dhar)

  • The Internet of Things
  • Network Security
  • Big Data Management and Analytics
  • E-government and Smart Cities
  • Social Media Impact

Biotech and healthcare innovation (Chairs: Chun-Hsien Wang)

  • Digital health
  • Biometrics Technologies and applications
  • Hospital and clinics management: EMR and other IT facilitators
  • Innovation in pharmaceutical industries
  • Medical device innovation

Social issues and sustainability (Chairs: Joseph Sarkis, Chunguang Bai)

  • Social innovation
  • Project management with a social consciousness
  • Management of and planning for green technology
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Engineering Management and Climate Change
  • Responsible innovation

People and organizations (Chair: Peter Love)

  • Employee to manager challenges
  • Rethinking leadership and motivating employees
  • Opportunities and challenges of employee work from home
  • Healthy organizational culture
  • Education in Technology Management
  • Global virtual teams
  • Management of Engineers, Scientists and Technologists
In addition to these core topics, we will open the door to special sessions on management during these challenging times as seen by IEEE societies, for example, particular management issues as seen within computer, communications, and electronics areas. For topic details, see our web at In addition we will be hosting:
Education programs in Technology and Engineering Management
Editor’s Panel – publication outlets in Technology and Engineering Management

Industry Forum


Friday, June 9, 2017

IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (IEEE TEMS) has a special interest in supporting the needs of industry. We’re pioneering the first IEEE TEMS Industry Forum in conjunction with TEMSCON to bring industry leaders together to discuss the challenges they face. Join us to learn from speakers from Silicon Valley’s finest technology companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Fitbit, VMWare, Snap Inc, and many up and coming startups. Our program will focus on the challenges of developing your startup, managing the forefront of technology, and more.

Register at:

Special Note: Industry Forum attendees are invited to join any other talks (food and drink not included) that happen during TEMSCON on any day. They are also welcome to join the global TEMS planning meeting if they are interested in getting more involved. Details of these meetings will follow here.


Time Session Location Speakers
8:30AM Keynote #1 Sierra Dr. Ikhlaq Sidhu, Faculty Director and Founder of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, UC Berkeley
Dr. Swee Lim, VP Engineering, LinkedIn
Dr. Stan Mansfield, Director, System Safety, Varian Oncology Systems
Dr. Robert Chapman Wood, Professor, San Jose State University
10:00AM Break
10:30AM The Challenges of Startups: Products, Funding, Venture Capital and Angels Coastal Kate Mercado, Software Engineer, Forward, Inc
Joseph Wei, Managing Director, Lab360 Hardware Incubator
Doug Kirkpatrick, General Partner, Inner Product Partners
Matt Price, Managing Director, Cyclotron Road
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Industry Forum Keynote #1 Coastal David Tennenhouse, Chief Research Officer, VMWare
2:00PM Managing at the Forefront of Technology Coastal John Collins, Program Manager, Snap Inc
Liang Xi Downey, Business Development Executive, IBM New Energy & Environment
John Treichler, President, Raytheon Applied Signal Technology Division
3:30PM Break
4:00PM Industry Forum Keynote #2 Coastal Whurley, Founder & CEO, Honest Dollar
5:00PM Break
5:30PM A Young Professionals’ Guide to Managing High Tech Coastal Daniel Francisco, Product Manager, Facebook
Matt Pillar, VP Engineering, Air Computing Inc
Damian Brown, Director Interactive Program Management, Fitbit
7:00PM Networking Event & Reception

Talk Descriptions

The Challenges of Startups: Products, Funding, Venture Capital and Angels

Entrepreneurs and start-up organizations have a unique series of leadership and management challenges. While excellent products and services are being created to serve a dynamic market, hiring, retaining and motivating technical staff poses special challenges. Start-ups depend on VC’s for both funding and the business acumen that they need to assure their success. This panel will explore the challenges leaders of start-ups have faced and the management resources VC’s provide.

Managing at the Forefront of Technology

Innovation and encouraging product disruption enable organizations to thrive in a technically dynamic environment. Mature organizations and large companies must foster an intrapreneurial culture to maintain a competitive edge and product vitality. This panel will focus on the challenges and motivations involved in managing emerging technologies within a larger company.

A Young Professionals’ Guide to Managing High Tech

What is involved in managing the development of technology and people in a highly charged environment? This panel will explore the dynamic roles managers play in day-to-day operations, challenges related to working with geographically and culturally diverse teams, and product commercialization.

Speaker Bios

  • Ikhlaq Sidhu is serial innovator with an industry background and the perspective of an academic. He teaches at the University of California Berkeley, where is he is the faculty director & founder of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology and a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research.
    Click here for more details.

  • Swee Lim is a Vice President of Data Infrastructure at LinkedIn, the largest professional social network. His team builds and operates LinkedIn’s backend graph, storage, stream, search, ranking, federation, and cluster management infrastructure. Prior to his current role, he led companywide efforts to rebuild LinkedIn’s services and processes to significantly improve scalability and availability. At Sun Microsystems. He holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Stan Mansfield is an atypical Silicon Valley engineer and his employer, Varian Medical Systems is equally so. Stan joined Varian as a Mechanical Engineer in 1978 fresh out of Cal Poly and quickly moved into Engineering Management, developing medical linear accelerators used to treat cancer. The unique combination of complex technologies, corporate culture and the underlying mission of helping save millions of lives, drove Stan. As the Oncology business grew, from under $50M to now about $3B, Stan continually reinvented himself, with leadership roles in Product Management, Intellectual Property and Patient Safety.

  • Robert Chapman Wood studies how leaders make successful innovation possible in large human systems. He teaches Strategic Management, Strategic Thinking, and Global Management at San Jose State University. Before coming to San Jose, Wood was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Business School. His research has appeared in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Industrial and Corporate Change, and Strategy and Leadership. Prior to his doctoral studies, Wood was a journalist for more than 20 years, writing for such publications as Forbes and the Financial Times of London.

  • Dr. Kate Mercado is an engineer for Forward, Inc, a startup in San Francisco that is transforming the delivery of primary care using pervasive and wearable sensors to inform machine intelligence about your health. Since graduating from MIT she has published more than 45 peer-reviewed articles on advanced materials for sensing and high performance computing. She is a Senior Member of IEEE, current chair of the San Francisco Section chapter of the Computer Society, and has served as the Region 6 student activities coordinator.

  • Joseph Wei is the co-founder of Lab360 Hardware Incubator for hardware startups. Prior to Lab360, he founded SJW Consulting Inc., a technology and business strategy advisory firm for top global tech companies. Previously, he held executive positions at Inventec, Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI), NEC and DEC. He is a senior member of IEEE, board member of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society. He is also an advisor to many startups, as well as a mentor to the Alchemist Accelerator, AngelHack HACKcelerator, and RoyseLaw AgTech Incubator.

  • Dr. Doug Kirkpatrick is a Managing Partner of InnerProduct Partners, a San Francisco based early stage investment firm and technology development management company that he co-founded. In connection with his role at IPP, he also serves as the CEO of three of IPP’s technology startups. Prior to IPP he was a Partner in Vantage Point Capital Partners, and prior to that he was a PM and Chief Scientist at DARPA.

  • David Tennenhouse is VMware’s Chief Research Officer. He leads research & innovation activities that are accelerating and extending VMware’s technology leadership. These include: formation of a new VMware research group; a portfolio of advanced development and incubation activities; joint research projects with VMware’s technology partners, customers and relevant startups; and the VMware academic program of engagements with university researchers. David also leads global technology strategy activities related to the public sector.
    David has a strong track record of driving innovation, both in academia and industry.  He joined VMware from Microsoft, where he was a Corporate Vice President and led their technology policy and environmental sustainability activities. David was previously a Partner at New Venture Partners, where he focused on the creation of spin-outs from corporate R&D teams. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Platform Strategy at Amazon and CEO of its subsidiary. Before Amazon/A9, David was Vice President and Director of Research at Intel Corporation where he pioneered an “open collaborative” approach to corporate research. This was, in part, based on his earlier work as DARPA’s Chief Scientist and Director of its Information Technology Office.
    At both DARPA and Intel, Dr. Tennenhouse was involved in the strategic planning and execution of programs related to a wide range of technologies, including distributed/cloud computing, networking, computer architecture, wireless communications, machine learning, search/data mining, image processing, robotics, MEMs, healthcare, and nano/bio-technology. As a faculty member at MIT, he led research on high-speed networking, active networks, software radio and telecommunications policy.
    David holds a B.A.Sc. and M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the ACM, a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the FCC’s Technology Advisory Council.

  • John Collins is a Hardware Engineering Program Manager at Snap, Inc. in Los Angeles.  He previously worked at Microsoft in Silicon Valley developing the battery and camera technologies for HoloLens and in Seattle creating the storage systems for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  He also worked at Apple managing the development of the battery for the iPhone and iPad. He has trained thousands on the best practices necessary to create consumer electronics and has been an IEEE member since 2003.

  • Liang Xi Downey works for IBM as a Business Development Executive for IBM’s New Energy and Environment Global Industry. She promotes emerging solutions that leverage IOT, analytics and cognitive computing to better balance the distributed energy supply and demand, eliminate energy waste and reduce GHG emission. Her professional experience spans over 20 years in consulting, program management and emerging technology development across multiple industries. For 5 years at a renewable energy microgrid start up, she helped the company grow, from business strategy and partnership to licensing company’s IP.

  • John Treichler received his BA and MEE degrees from Rice University, Houston, TX in 1970 and his PhDEE from Stanford in 1977. He served as a line officer aboard destroyers in the US Navy from 1970 to 1974. In 1977 he joined ARGOSystems in Sunnyvale CA and then helped found Applied Signal Technology, Inc. in 1984 after serving for a year as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Cornell University. Applied Signal Technology, now a mission area within the Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business unit of Raytheon, Inc, designs and builds advanced signal processing equipment used by the United States government and its allies for foreign intelligence collection. For three years he was the president of the Raytheon Applied Signal Technology business unit and continues as the unit’s Chief Technical Officer. He was elected a Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1991 and was awarded the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Technical Achievement Award in 2000. He serves as the president of the IEEE Foundation and in 2016 was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

  • Daniel Francisco is a Product Manager at Facebook working on the Search Product Experience. Over his 12 year career he has worked on a range of products including semiconductors, packaged software, consumer internet services, and SaaS software. Previously, Daniel was a PM at Microsoft working on remote filesystems, PM and Chief of Staff to the CEO at LinkedIn during the company’s growth from 200 to 6000+ employees, and Senior Director of Product Management at RelateIQ & where he was responsible for Collaboration, Data Products & Infrastructure, Search and Systems.

  • Matt Pillar is VP of Engineering at Air Computing Inc., a Palo Alto based startup backed by Y Combinator. His company created the file sync and share solution AeroFS, and more recently, collaboration platform Amium. As the head of the engineering team, Matt’s responsibilities include overall product architecture, development, and hiring. Prior to Air Computing, Matt worked for Canadian firms Sandvine, COM DEV, and Nuvation as a software and electrical engineer. He graduated from the University of Waterloo, where his research focus was computer security and machine learning.

  • Damian Brown leads the Program Management Office at Fitbit. The mission of the Program Management Office is to connect Fitbit’s business and strategic direction with product development and execution. Damian uses the values and principles of Agile to achieve this mission, deliver high quality program management processes to execute planning initiatives and deliver valuable solutions to stakeholders. He also believes in creating a culture where Program Management is an equal partner in the Fitbit’s company organization and its team members are excited and proud to be a part of.


June 8-10, 2017 Santa Clara, CA USA

Time Shasta Tahoe Trinity
Thursday, June 8
08:30 am10:00 am Introduction and Keynote I
10:00 am10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am12:00 pm Entrepreneurship and its Ecosystem I (YanLi Zhang) Management of Innovation I (Joel West) Technology Management I (Tugrul Daim)
12:00 pm01:00 pm Lunch
01:00 pm02:30 pm Entrepreneurship and its Ecosystem II (Sunny Li Sun) Management of Innovation II (Xielin Liu) Social Issues and Sustainability I (Iris Quan)
02:30 pm03:00 pm Break
03:00 pm04:30 pm Entrepreneurship and its Ecosystem III (Yanli Zhang) Management of Innovation III (Sunny Li Sun) Engineering Management I (Tariq Durrani)
05:00 pm08:00 pm Conference Reception
Friday, June 9
08:30 am10:00 am Keynote II
10:00 am10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am12:00 pm Technology Management II (Tugrul Daim) Engineering Management II (Jason Hui) Strategy and Global Market I (Jiang Wei)
12:00 pm01:00 pm Lunch
01:00 pm02:30 pm People and Organization I (Stephen Cross) Engineering Management III (Leon Pretorius) Biotech and Healthcare Innovation (Lutao Ning)
02:30 pm03:00 pm Break
03:00 pm04:30 pm People and Organization II (Oliver Yu) Social Issues and Sustainability II (Qingyun Zhu) Strategy and Global Market II (Max von Zedtwitz)
05:00 pm08:00 pm Conference Dinner

June 8-10, 2017 Santa Clara, CA USA

Saturday, June 10
09:00 am10:30 am Engineering Management IV (Jason Hui) People and Organization III (Brendan Galbraith) Collaborative Systems for Knowledge Intensive Environments I (Richard Evans)
10:30 am11:00 am Break
11:00 am12:00 pm Management of Innovation IV (Wood Robert) IT and the Internet (Luke Maki) Collaborative Systems for Knowledge Intensive Environments II (Richard Evans)
12:00 pm01:00 pm Conference Ends

Room Layout

June 8-10, 2017 Santa Clara, CA USA

Thursday, June 8 08:30 10:00: Welcome and Keynote Panel I Ballroom

  • Scott Fouse, VP Lockheed Martin Advanced Concepts Lab
  • Julie Black, CTO, Evidation
  • John Avery, GM,Panasonic Automotive Innovation Center
  • Dick Levy, Board Chairman, Varian(retired)

10:00 10:30: Coffee Break 10:30 12:00: Three Parallel Tracks Entrepreneurship and its Ecosystem I Room Shasta

  • The Social Organization of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
    Xaver Neumeyer, Susana Santos and Shan He
  • DoubleEdged Sword of Government Role in Innovation Systems: A Case Study in the Development of Policyled University Science Parks in china
    Yanli Zhang, Yuhua Cao, Jielin Dong and John Cantwell
  • Venture Capital as an Ecosystem Engineer for Regional Innovation in an Emerging Market
    Sunny Li Sun, Victor Chen, Sanwar Sunny and Jie Chen
  • Real Options Valuation of a Federally Funded Small Business Portfolio<br
    Andrea Belz

Management of Innovation I Room Tahoe

  • How a Research University Supports UniversityIndustry Collaboration
    Stephen Cross and Donald McConnell
  • Governing Knowledge Mobility in Service Innovation Network for Innovation Performance: the Interplay of Relational and Contractual Governance Modes
    Ou Bai and Jiang Wei
  • Corporate Venture Capital as a Real Option in the Markets for Technology
    Marco Ceccagnoli, Matthew Higgins and Hyunsung Kang
  • Technological Coopetition and Innovation: Knowledge Similarity and Geographical Location
    Alicia Rodríguez Márquez, Maria Jesús Nieto and Luis Santamaria

Technology Management I Room Trinity

  • A Topic Model Analysis of Science and Technology Linkages: A Case Study in Pharmaceutical Industry
    Samira Ranaei, Arho Suominen and Ozgur Dedehayir
  • Topic Modelling Approach to Knowledge Depth and Breadth: Analyzing Trajectories of Technological Knowledge
    Arho Suominen
  • Management of mobile Health Projects in Developing Countries: An Empirical Study
    Ali Zalzala and Abhimanyu Roy
  • Aligning and Catalyzing Research Investments Across the National Security Enterprise<br
    David Isaacson

Thursday, June 8 (continued)
12:00 13:00: Lunch

13:00 14:30 Three Parallel Sessions

Entrepreneurship and its Ecosystem II Room Shasta

  • Characteristics of University Startups in Japan
    Katsuya Hasegawa and Taketo Sugawara
  • The Logic of GovernmentLed Innovation Resource Allocation in Construction of Innovation Clusters Based On The Evolutionary View On the Basis of Empirical Cognition
    Huang Xichuan
  • A Business Ecosystem Driven Market Analysis: The Bright Green Building Market Potential
    Zheng Ma, Joy Billanes and Bo N. Jorgensen
  • Toward a Best Practice Framework in Business Model Innovation
    Christopher Kulins and Christiana Weber

Management of Innovation II Room Tahoe

  • Generative Capability
    Sunny Li Sun and Bo Zou
  • Metagility: Managing Agility for Competitive Advantage in New Product Development
    David Bishop
  • Quantitative Planning and Risk Management of Agile Software Development
    Kamran Ghane
  • Qualified Determinism in Emergent-Technology Complex Adaptive Systems
    Pravir Malik, Leon Pretorius and Dietmar Winzker

Social Issues and Sustainability I Room Trinity

  • Beyond Technology Push vs. Demand Pull: The Evolution of Solar Policy in the U.S., Germany and China
    Erik G. Hansen, Florian LüdekeFreund, Xiaohong Quan and Joel West
  • Role of Entrepreneurship in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) using mHealth
    Pradeep Kumar Ray and Congfei Zhang
  • Fostering Sustainable Energy Transitions for South Africa’s Electricity Sector: A Set of Criteria
    Nicole T Du Plooy, Alan C Brent and Imke De Kock

14:30 15:00: Coffee Break

Thursday, June 8 (continued)
15:00 16:30 Three Parallel Sessions

Entrepreneurship and its Ecosystem III Room Shasta

  • Blockchain Technology Innovations
    Ben Amaba, PE CPIM LEED, Tareq Ahram, Arman Sargolzaei, Jeff Daniels and Saman Sargolzaei
  • Startup Incubators and the Role of Social Capital
    Ellen Thomas and Cesar Bandera
  • A Map of Technology Entrepreneurship: Aha to Exit
    Steve T Cho, Aram ChominaChavez and Jason Bronowitz
  • The Role of Game Theory in the Development of Business Models in Supply Chains
    Marko Budler and Peter Trkman

Management of Innovation III Room Tahoe

  • Intellectual Asset Management Key Areas to Consider Prior to Product Launch
    Keith Weiss and Michael Spink
  • Exploring the Influence of Absorptive Capacity on Innovation in Bengaluru Hightech Manufacturing Cluster
    Deepak Chandrashekar and Bala Subrahmanya Mungila Hillemane
  • Open IP Strategies for Enabling Sustainability Transitions
    Jan Sternkopf, Frank Tietze, Elisabeth Eppinger and Pratheeba Vimalnath

Engineering Management I Room Trinity

  • Identification of Delay Factors that Affect High Dwell Times of Freight Trains
    Khuthadzo Magadagela, Hannelie Nel and Annlizé Marnewick
  • Factors Contributing to Delays Regarding Aircraft During Acheck Maintenance
    Tseko Mofokeng and Annlizé Marnewick
  • Resource Forecasting Opportunities Within Engineering Research: A Case Study on the Planning of Engineering Research Projects
    Alexander Holliman, Avril Thomson and Abigail Hird
  • Deterministic Contract Award and Probabilistic Bidding Strategies
    Roger L. Goodwin

17:00 20:00: Conference Reception

Friday, June 9

Engineering Management I Room Trinity

    • Dr. Ikhlaq Sidhu,Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center Berkeley
    • Dr. Swee Lim,Vice President,Distinguished Engineer,LinkedIn
    • Dr. San MansfieldDirector, System Safety,Varian Oncology Systems
  • Dr. Robert Chapman WoodProfessor,San Jose State University

10:00 10:30: Coffee Break
10:30 12:00 Three Parallel Sessions

Technology Management II Room Shasta

  • Forecasting Battery Electric Vehicles
    Chih Jen Yu, Monticha Khammuang, Jisun Kim and Tugrul Daim
  • Guideline for Unstructured Technology Decision Making A Case Study
    Annlizé Marnewick and Nyiko Shiburi
  • Intertemporal Choices in Cloud Computing: Effects of Delay and Delay Horizon An Experimental Study
    Venkataraghavan Krishnaswamy and Rangaraja Sundarraj
  • Looking back on looking forward: New directions for error free move of technical idea to market
    Zhike Lei and Eitan Naveh

Engineering Management II Room Tahoe

  • Qualitative exploration into the application of Systems Engineering within a South African Science Council
    Humna Malik, Louwrence Erasmus and Jan Harm Pretorius
  • Evaluating Approaches for the Next Generation of Difficulty and Complexity Assessment Tools
    Dean Beale and Mike Young
  • Project Management A More Balanced Approach
    Pieter Frijns, Fons van Leeuwen, MSc. and Robert E. Bierwolf, MScEng. SMIEEE

Strategy and Global Market I Room Trinity

  • Research, Innovation and Competitiveness in a Changing World
    Tariq Durrani and Sheila Forbes
  • Research on Harmonization of Intellectual Property System from Japanese Inventors’ Point of View
    Megumi Sako and Koichiro Kato
  • Equity Versus NonEquity nership Strategies for Leaders, Challengers, and Niche Players
    WanChen Chen and BouWen Lin

Friday 9 June (continued)
12:00 13:00: Lunch

13:00 14:30: Three Parallel Sessions

People and Organization I Room Shasta

  • Knowledge Sharing among Engineers: An Empirical Examination
    Orlando ContrerasPacheco, Cyrlene Claasen and Rohit Nishant
  • The Human Capital: Motivation in Innovation
    Anna Trunina
  • Holistic Change Management: Importance and Methodological Challenges
    Armin Shams, Hossein Sharif and Ali Kermanshah

Engineering Management III Room Tahoe

  • Optimization of Precast Production Scheduling for Rail Track Slab
    Qingxue Liang
  • Business Benchmarking of Global Operations: The Case of Water and Energy Consumption in the Brewery Industry
    Johannes Kirstein and Alan C Brent
  • Research on the Crane Scheduling for the Process of Steelmakingcontinuous Casting based on Multilevel Heuristic Algorithm
    Liangliang Sun, Li Zhang, Xuebin Liu and Wei Liu

Biotech and Healthcare Innovation Room Trinity

  • Sponsorship and Characteristics of Medical Device Clinical Trials Registered in Indian Trial Registry
    Naga Rekha Gorantla
  • Biomedical Value Chain Traceability for Innovation
    Gregory Theyel
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Its Investment Potential: A Real Case Study
    Brian Galli
  • Insurance Policy Reformation for Autism Treatment Coverage
    Sharon Qi, Seung Jun Lee and Tianqin Shi

14:30 15:00: Break

Friday 9 June (continued)
15:00 16:30: Three Parallel Sessions

People and Organization II Room Shasta

  • The Craft of R&D Leadership
    Thomas Curtin and Steve Ramberg
  • Tackling Hurdles to Digital Transformation The Role of Competencies for Successful IoT implementation
    Benjamin Weber, Jens Butschan and Sven Heidenreich
  • Individual Foresight Capability in Organizations: Role of Information Acquisition
    Krishna Kumar Balaraman and Rangaraja Sundarraj

Social issues and sustainability II Room Tahoe

  • Product Deletion and the Supply Chain: A Greening Perspective
    Qingyun Zhu, Purvi Shah and Joseph Sarkis
  • New Insights into Sociotechnical Transitions: A Technology Management Perspective
    Imke De Kock and Alan C Brent
  • Applying the Internet of Things (IoT) to Biomedical Development for Surgical Research and Healthcare Professional Training
    Ian Rubin de la Borbolla, Mark Chicoskie and Trey Tinnell

Strategy and Global Market II Room Trinity

  • How Do Emerging Economy Enterprises Achieve Technological Catchup? A Dualdrive Model of Technological Discontinuity and Institutiondriven Markets
    Jiang Wei, Cong Sun and Qiuyue Pan
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Product Innovation and Firm Performance: Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms
    Lutao Ning, Xin Pan and Xuhong Xu
  • Chinese Firms’ R&D “Going Out”: Determinants for Location Choice
    Liu Xielin, Sheng Wu, Li Zhu and Xuechen Ding

17:00 20:00: Conference Dinner

Saturday, June 10
09:00 10:30: Three Parallel Sessions

Engineering Management IV Room Shasta

  • Barriers in Information Technology Project Management
    Fagno Fonseca, Patrick Letouzé Moreira, Rubens Pompeu, Leandro Garcia, Selma Regina Oliveira and George dos Santos
  • A Capital Allocation Decision Rule for KnowledgeIntensive Organizations
    Januj Juneja and Amar Amar
  • Battery Management System Using Arduino
    Nathan E Scharich, Anthony Hebert, Brandon Schneider and Md. Shafiul Islam
  • SMEs: The Effects of Strategic Management
    Anthony Dugan, Emily Frantz, Kyle Hinchberger, Brandon Maseth, Othman Abdullah Al Sharfa and Jameela AlJaroodi

People and Organization III Room Tahoe

  • A Model for Postgraduate Supervision of Large Student Numbers in Engineering Management at the University of Johannesburg
    Annlizé Marnewick and Hannelie Nel
  • The Benefits of a Quality Tool in a Student Branch Implementing the 5S Methodology to Create a New Culture
    Waldir Ventura Filho, Bruno Z Crestana, Maxwel Prado and Andressa Brito
  • Battery Management System Using Arduino
    Nathan E Scharich, Anthony Hebert, Brandon Schneider and Md. Shafiul Islam
  • Is Technology Management Education a Requirement for a Virtual Learning Environment?
    Patrick Letouzé Moreira, David Prata, Andre Barcelos, Gentil Veloso Barbosa, George dos Santos and Marcelo Rocha

Collaborative Systems for Knowledge Intensive Environments I Room Trinity

  • Yammer: Investigating its Impact on Employee Knowledge Sharing during Product Development
    Richard D Evans, Eduardo AhumadaTello and Joseph P Zammit
  • An Investigation into Value Cocreation in Service Supply Chains
    Trinh N.P. Nguyen, Ray Y Wu and Richard D Evans
  • Knowledge Value Stream Framework for Architecting Complex Products
    Ramakrishnan Raman and Meenakshi DSouza

10:30 11:00: Coffee Break

Saturday 10 June (continued)
11:00 12:00: Three Parallel Sessions

Management of Innovation IV Room Shasta

  • Innovation Program Deployment for Industries with Irreversible Processes
    Randall Schwartz and Ben Amaba, PE CPIM LEED
  • Bringing Large Technology Systems to Economic Maturity,
    Robert Chapman Wood

IT and the Internet Room Tahoe

  • Detecting Rumors on Online Social Networks Using Multilayer Autoencoder
    Yan Zhang, Weiling Chen, Chai Kiat Yeo, Bu Sung Lee and Chiew Tong Lau
  • A New Model to Manage Application Events in Cloud Environment
    Jianwen Chen

Collaborative Systems for Knowledge Intensive Environments II Room Trinity

  • Knowledge Management and Collaboration Strategies for TechnologyBased Firms in Baja California
    Eduardo AhumadaTello, Richard D Evans and Manuel CastañónPuga
  • Improving Design for Manufacturing Implementation in Knowledge Intensive Collaborative Environments, An analysis of Organisational Factors in Aerospace Manufacturing
    Mohammed El Souri, James Gao, Oladele Owodunni, Clive Simmonds and Nick Martin
  • A GeneralPurpose Collaborative System: Theory and Design of the Dialogic Web
    Ray Luechtefeld

12:00 13:00: TEMSCON2017 Conference Ends

13:00-16:30 Open Board Discussions (Pre-Meetings)

Conferences – Shasta

Publications – Tahoe

Technical Activities – Trinity

Membership – Yosemite


Welcome to IEEE TEMSCON 2017!

Welcome to IEEE TEMSCON 2017!

The 1st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management SocietyJune 8-10, 2017

Santa Clara Hilton
4949 Great America Pkwy
Silicon Valley (Santa Clara), California USA

Dear Participants of TEMSCON 2017,

TEMSCON 2017 is the inaugural flagship conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) and will be an Annual Conference. This conference provides studies on the concepts, theories, and best practices in the field of technology management. For technology and engineering this addresses the methodologies required to move technical ideas to market.

In today’s technology world the engagement steps to move a stimulating technical concept into a marketable product has many challenges and requires broad understanding of technical and business practices. This is true in an entrepreneurship environment, where a startup is creating a business as well in an intrapreneurship, where steps are within an existing company. Our event addresses these areas including innovation, engineering management, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, and people matters. Requirements and processes for new technologies are also studied including IT, Internet, IoT, Biotech, healthcare, and social media. Papers address research and practice situations in this event.

Are keynotes are from Industry or have a history with them.
Keynote Day 1: Challenges of Technical Management

Scott Fouse,Vice President Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Julie Black Chief Technology Officer, Evidation Health

John Avery Group Manager, Panasonic Automotive Innovation Center

Richard Levy,Board Chairman,Varian Medical Systems (retired)
Click the picture for a detailed biography.
Keynote Day 2: Directions of Technical Management

Swee Lim,Vice President LinkedIn

Ikhlaq Sidhu Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center Berkeley

Stan Mansfield, Director, System Safety,Varian Oncology Systems

Robert Wood,Professor of Strategic Management, San Jose State University
We look forward to seeing you at 2017 IEEE TEMSCON in Silicon Valley!

Michael W. Condry,TEMS President 2017-2019 and TEMSCON 2017 General Chair
Xiaohong (Iris) Quan,San Jose State University TEMS AdCom member,TEMSCON Program Chair