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6 I-CONNECT007 I REAL TIME WITH... IPC APEX EXPO 2019 SHOW & TELL MAGAZINE Welcome to Real Time with... IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Show & Tell by Nolan Johnson I-CONNECT007 Welcome to the second annual Real Time with… IPC APEX EXPO 2019 Show & Tell Mag- azine. This special publication is a supplement to our other monthly magazines and brings you exclusive, in-depth coverage of the recent event. These pages are packed with tons of great content including event photos, video inter- views, attendees' thoughts, reviews from our guest contributors and I-Connect007 editors, interviews with award winners and other industry experts, and coverage of the success- ful IPC STEM Student Outreach program. If that's not enough, you will also enjoy our cov- erage of the Hand Soldering and Rework World Championship, the two executive forums, and all of the excitement around CFX. As far as my view of the event, there was a clear celebratory tone. Everyone in attendance was in high spirits as IPC President and CEO Dr. John Mitchell kicked off the event with the aptly chosen theme of "Where Technology's Future Comes Together." In the CFX working meeting on Monday, much of the conversation centered around what happens next. During my time sitting in on the meeting, with Michael Ford from Aegis Software serving as the speaker and modera- tor, the discussion focused on how to turn the information into added value on the manufac- turing floor. In the Executive Form on Advancing Auto- motive Electronics, everyone's attention was focused on technologies, techniques, and methods to achieve the levels of production volume and device reliability that vehicles on the road will require. If all of these conversations are barometers for what's happening on the shop floors around the industry, then the revolution is imminent. Now, it's about preparation, which is the foun-

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