In Fictiv's fourth-annual State of Hardware Survey, responses from hardware developers reveal tariff engineering strategies to mitigate risk in uncertain times. Join Fictiv's Director of Business Development Mike Geyer and Hackster's CEO Adam Benzion to dive deep into the survey results and discuss practical strategies for companies to be successful in 2019. Download the full report in advance here.
Adam Benzion is the co-founder and CEO of Hackster.io, the world's largest community for hardware developers, acquired by Avnet in 2016. Prior to Hackster, Adam founded a hardware startup focused on mobile power management. He was awarded with 3 patents around power efficiency and sold the company to Otterbox. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Adam was a director at Microsoft, working in the Windows and Azure product groups, in the US and Asia Pacific. Today, Adam lives in Seattle and leads Hackster’s future growth, while investing and mentoring tech startups.
Mike Geyer leads Business Development for Fictiv. His true passion lies in transforming the manufacturing industry and having held positions at Caterpillar, Autodesk, and Kaiser Aluminum, he has seen first hand the challenges and inefficiencies that permeate the market. From large Fortune 500 manufacturers to emerging technology startups, Mike has worked to solve a wide array of business challenges across the industry. His experience with hardware entrepreneurs, manufacturing venture capital firms, large format additive manufacturing, closed-loop sensor networks, and fabrication of generative automotive chassis provide him a unique perspective on the rapidly changing landscape of manufacturing.