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20Apr Securing Microelectronics Supply Chains

Securing Microelectronics Supply Chains

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Join us as we recognize National Supply Chain Integrity Month with the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) during this virtual program on Tuesday, April 20 from 12:00-2:00 pm ET. The discussion will address the threat of foreign interference with microelectronics supply chains, the ways in which defense and intelligence agencies work with U.S. companies to mitigate the supply chain risks posed by imported microelectronics components, and the merits of increasing computer chip manufacturing in the United States. This event is open to the press.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the Senate Majority Leader, will provide opening remarks to kick off the program.

Mike Orlando, Acting Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), will deliver keynote remarks focused on supply chain threats, followed by a panel discussion.

To close, Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and lead House sponsor of the CHIPS for America Act, will offer remarks on the importance of domestic semiconductor R&D and manufacturing and the need to secure U.S. semiconductor supplies.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Cameron Chehreh, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Pre-Sales Engineering, Dell Technologies Federal
  • Russell Ellwanger, CEO, Tower Semiconductor
  • New! Dr. Carl McCants, Technical Director, Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate, NCSC, ODNI
  • Claire Sanderson, Legislative Assistant, Office of Sen. John Cornyn
  • John Neuffer, President and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association (moderator)

About the Opening Speaker

Senator Chuck Schumer was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1998, after serving for 18 years in the House of Representatives. Throughout his time in the Senate, Senator Schumer has made disaster relief, anti-violence, and economic support his top priorities. His prior leadership positions have included sitting on the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees the nation's tax, trade, social security, and healthcare legislation, and as Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, on which he served for two consecutive cycles. In 2016, Senator Schumer became the leader of the Democratic Caucus, making him the first New York Senator to hold that position. Currently, Senator Schumer is a member of the Committee on Rules and Administration and the Select Committee on Intelligence.

About the Keynote

Serving as the Acting Director of NCSC, Mike Orlando is a Senior Executive Service leader with more than 25 years of law enforcement, Intelligence Community, and military experience, including counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations. Mr. Orlando joined NCSC in November 2020, serving as the Deputy Director. Previously, he spent 17 years at the FBI, most recently serving as the Deputy Assistant Director in the Counterterrorism Division in the FBI. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the business administration and operational support for the division, which included technology development, human resource matters, financial management, and private-sector partner engagements.

About the Closing Speaker

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) is a Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and lead House sponsor of the CHIPS for America Act. He has served as the U.S. Representative for Texas's 10th congressional district for over 15 years. Prior, Mr. McCaul spent time as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. In this role, he was involved in the introduction of several bills, including the CISA Act, Preventing Emerging Threats Act, and the DHS Blue Campaign Authorization Act, among others. He also founded the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus and is co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional High Tech Caucus and the Cybersecurity Caucus.

About the Panelists

Cameron Chehreh currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Pre-Sales Engineering for Dell Technologies Federal. In this role, Mr. Chehreh is responsible for strategy execution, leadership, and innovation management for Dell Technologies portfolio for the Civilian Government, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community customers worldwide. Prior to joining Dell, Mr. Chehreh was CTO of GDIT's Intelligence Solutions Division, providing innovative solutions across the IC. While at GDIT, he also founded a commercial cybersecurity company under the General Dynamics brand to bring commercial best practices to the Federal Government.

Russell Ellwanger is the CEO of Tower Semiconductor, a role he has held since 2005. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the company and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company's six subsidiaries. Prior to joining Tower Semiconductor, Mr. Ellwanger held various executive positions with Applied Materials Corporation, including Group Vice President, General Manager of the Applied Global Services division, General Manager of the CMP and Electroplating Business Group, and Corporate Vice President, among other roles.

 

Dr. Carl McCants is the Technical Director of the Supply Chain and Cyber Directorate of NCSC. He provides scientific and technical input and briefs senior government leaders on national-level supply chain integrity issues, and provides SME input for microelectronics-related supply chain concerns. From 2012 to 2018, Dr. McCants was a Senior Program Manager at IARPA, where his work earned him the IC's Science and Technology Individual Contributor Award in FY2016. Previously, Dr. McCants served as a Program Manager at DARPA, an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Director at DARPA, among other leadership roles.

Claire Sanderson has worked for Senator Cornyn of Texas since 2011. She has served as a policy advisor on technology, telecommunications, space, and science since 2015. Ms. Sanderson also advises the Senator on workforce, education, and child welfare issues. In her role, she has crafted legislation including the Secure 5G and Beyond Act (P.L. 116-129), The New Hope Act (P.L. 115-224), and, most recently, the CHIPS for America Act and the Eliminate the Digital Divide Act. Claire graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and was born and raised in Denver, CO.

John Neuffer (moderator) is President and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), where he's responsible for setting and leading the association's public policy agenda and serving as the primary advocate for maintaining U.S. leadership in semiconductor design, manufacturing, and research. Prior to joining SIA, Mr. Neuffer served as Senior Vice President for Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), where he led ITI's global team to expand market access opportunities for ITI member companies around the world.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn about available sponsorship opportunities, contact Jeff Lavine at JLavine@INSAonline.org.

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Digital Playback Sponsor ($5,000)

  • Opportunity to provide email copy (no more than 130 words) for INSA to include in post-event email containing the recording to attendees within 24 hours of web event
  • Sponsor will receive a company-branded marketing email a social media graphic for distribution to relevant stakeholders (suppliers, partners, etc.)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing materials, website, email promotions, and a social media post thanking your organization for its support of the program
  • Opportunity to have one employee submit a Your IC profile to be posted on INSA's website

Supporting Sponsor ($2,500)

  • Sponsor will receive a company-branded marketing email and social media graphic for distribution to relevant stakeholders (suppliers, partners, etc.)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing materials, website, email promotions, and a social media post thanking your organization for its support of the program
  • Opportunity to have one employee submit a Your IC profile to be posted on INSA's website

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  • Opportunity to introduce keynote
  • Opportunity to submit one piece of company-branded "thought leadership" (a video no longer than 30 seconds or a PDF) to be shown/made available during the event
  • Sponsor will receive a company-branded marketing email a social media graphic for distribution to relevant stakeholders (suppliers, partners, etc.)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing materials, website, email promotions, and a social media post thanking your organization for its support of the program
  • Opportunity to have one employee submit a Your IC profile to be posted on INSA's website

Platinum Sponsor (SOLD)

  • Opportunity to introduce panel
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  • Sponsor will receive a company-branded marketing email a social media graphic for distribution to relevant stakeholders (suppliers, partners, etc.)
  • Company logo placement on event marketing materials, website, email promotions, and a social media post thanking your organization for its support of the program
  • Opportunity to have one employee submit a Your IC profile to be posted on INSA's website

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Apr 20, 2021 12:00
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Apr 20, 2021 14:00

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