Mr Stephen Gold, Chief Commercial Officer
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The proliferation of electronics, from smartphones to autonomous cars, has reset the standard for device protection when it comes to waterproofing. What was once a feature of niche products, ruggedized solutions, or high-end consumer electronics, is quickly becoming a mainstream staple. Take for example flagship mobile phones featuring water protection which grew over 62% from 2012 to 2018. But not all solutions are created equal, and only meeting the IPX standard is insufficient to ensure device durability. It's further compounded by industry trends toward miniaturization which demands tighter tolerances, the ability to coat efficiently at scale, and significantly extended device longevity - 2X+. Come hear the alternatives your organization faces when selecting smart protective coatings to safeguard your electronics against the most demanding environments?
HZO has been part of defining the next generation of standards in the protective coating for some of the most significant players in the world for devices you use every day. Get the inside track on the five things every company must know about waterproofing to stay competitive!
Speaker Biography (Stephen Gold)
Global award winning, data driven, business leader with track record of building technology and software businesses and delivering quantifiable results. Recognized for vision, leadership and bringing strategic insights and tactical precision to new and emerging market segments as well as established marketplaces. Track record of building formidable businesses for both entrepreneurial and Fortune 100 organizations, with broad P&L, marketing, customer experience, business development, product management, strategy, sales and technology experience and the ability to inspire, inform, and engage a diverse audience base. Industry and domain experience includes healthcare, retail, manufacturing, energy, oil & gas, transportation, buildings & homes.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University (graduated with distinction). Voted Pennsylvania SBA and Carnegie Mellon "Entrepreneur of the Year". Featured speaker on CNN, CNBC, Today Show, Fox News, major industry events and universities.
Company Profile (HZO Inc)
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HZO has set the world standard in technology solutions that protect electronics from corrosion and extended liquid immersion. A durable thin film is applied directly to the components of a device, creating a physical barrier between the vital circuitry and any kind of corrosive liquid. The company's advanced nanotechnology provides innovative liquid protection from the inside out.