This prestigious invite-only event brought together executives and leaders from across the world to share experiences, learn from each other, and explore the latest ideas and issues facing the industry.

EGLF is IBM’s premier event exclusively designed for the Electronics and High-Tech industry. Attendees include CEOs and Presidents, COOs, CTOs, CIOs, and executives of corporate strategy, manufacturing, sales, business development, R&D, marketing, supply chain, and product development.

Last year in Taiwan, our forum explored the rapidly changing trends in the industry, including the market impacts of the Internet of Things (IoT). In 2017, we took this dialogue further to consider the opportunities that cognitive capabilities can bring to innovation, operations, and manufacturing.

How do we move forward?


Thought leaders presented their expertise and perspectives on the digital future of the industry.

The Cognitive Future: Infusing the World with Possibility

Presented by Chun Yin Mak

IT Enabling the Digital Future

Presented by May Yap

Delivering Innovation with Cognitive Manufacturing and Operations

Presented by Bruce Anderson

Delivering Manufacturing and Supplier Excellence at Arrow Electronics

Presented by Esmond Wong

Featured speakers

EGLF featured several IBM electronics industry experts.

Bruce Anderson

Bruce Anderson

Global Managing Director, Electronics Industry

Rami Ahola

Rami Ahola

Global Leader, Electronics Industry Center of Competence, Global Business Services

Qin Deng

Qin Deng

Director, Manufacturing Solutions Global Electronics Industry

Matthieu van Bilsen

Matthieu van Bilsen

Global Electronics Industry Leader – Cognitive Operations

Learn how the electronics industry is transforming

Why cognitive manufacturing matters in electronics

Explore a cognitive factory

Get to the CORE of Connectivity