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38 The PCB Design Magazine • November 2016 Institute of Circuit Technology Hayling Island Seminar 2016 In recent years, the Hayling Island Seminar has be- come established as the most popular date on the Institute of Circuit Technology calendar and, as ex- pected, the 2016 event attracted a large gathering of industry professionals to the south coast of Eng- land to share knowledge and experience. Ventec Talks Strategies to Gain Market Share At electronica 2016 in Munich, Germany, Tamara den Daas, OEM global account manager at Ventec International Group, speaks with I-Connect007's Pete Starkey about Ventec Europe's 10th anniver- sary, as well as the relevance of electronica for the company. Mayim Bialik Chosen as Opening Keynote at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik has been selected through a vote of electronics industry professionals to present the opening keynote at IPC APEX EXPO on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in San Diego. Happy's Essential Skills: Metrics and Dimensional Analysis After 20 of my columns, readers probably realize that I am an analytical person. Thus, I dedicate this column to metrics—the method of measuring something. I mentioned the four levels of metrics in my June column "Producibility and Other Fig- ures of Merit." I also introduced the five stages of metrics in the second part of the column "Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, Part 2." A New Facility in India for PCB Fabricator ACI I-Connect007's Barry Matties met with Raj Dha- nani and Bryan Ricke of Advanced Circuitry Inter- national to discuss their growing footprint in In- dia, recent investments in their U.S. facility, and the future of the RF and antenna markets. Weiner's World This month, I was a guest at the High Density Pack- aging Users Group (HDPUG) meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The consortium, composed of more than 50 companies (small and large) in the elec- tronics packaging supply chain, conducts projects to solve real world problems or develop data for product parameters, package/component life, and production processing. ECWC14 Seeking Abstracts for 14th Electronic Circuits World Convention The 14th Electronic Circuits World Convention (ECWC14) will be held in KINTEX, Goyang City, South Korea from April 25–27, 2017 along with the KPCA Show hosted by Korea Printed Circuits Association (KPCA) and the World Electronic Cir- cuits Council (WECC). Volunteers Honored for Contributions to IPC and Electronics Industry IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries presented Committee Leadership, Special Recogni- tion and Distinguished Committee Service Awards on September 26 at IPC's Fall Standards Develop- ment Committee Meetings in Rosemont, Illinois. Lessons in Leadership From My Father When I was asked to contribute an article for this issue on leadership, I thought it was an opportune time since my Dad, Nagji Sutariya, had recently passed away. I had spent nearly every daylight hour with him since I started working with him at Saturn in 2001. Happy's Essential Skills: Recruiting and Interviewing Hopefully, your career has progressed to the point that you are empowered to recruit your own team or a key person for your team. There are always technical people looking for better jobs, but many times, the most talented are busy doing their work and not looking for a new op - portunity. PCB007 Highlights

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