Featured Speakers

The IACEE 2022 World Conference welcomes the following Plenary presentations.

Plenary Session: Entrepreneurship Panel
SUNY Partnerships to Address the Workforce Needs of the Semiconductor Industry

Date: 08 June 2022
Time: 13:00 – 14:00 EST


Denise Zieske, Moderator
Director of Workforce Development
SUNY System Administration

Franca Armstrong
Associate Vice President of Workforce Development and Dean of the Rome Campus
Mohawk Valley Community College

Robert Geer
Professor of Nanoscale Science
SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Michael Bronzell
Field Service Supervisor
TEL Technology Center, America LLC



The State University of New York (SUNY) is a national leader in providing foundational education for prospective engineers – and lifelong learning for those seeking to add new skills and/or competencies throughout their careers. To meet the needs of the semiconductor and broader microelectronics industry today, many SUNY campuses partner with other NYS and federal agencies as well as private businesses to integrate agility and flexibility into workforce development coursework and programming. Staff constantly monitor emerging trends, invest resources, and adapt programs and delivery to ensure students receive instruction that prepares them for entry into, or progression through, their careers. As we look to the future, SUNY campuses are working together along with partners from the New York State Department of Labor, and the more than 80 academic and industry partners in the ASIC coalition to build a comprehensive set of educational offerings designed to meet the workforce development and continuing education needs of the growing semiconductor industry. This is an unprecedented collaborative effort designed to position New York as a regional hub for the semiconductor industry in the US. One of the unique advantages that SUNY brings to this collaborative is the role that community colleges have to play in educating and training technicians and other facility personnel who are a critical part of the semiconductor workforce. This session will highlight how this collaborative has come together with SUNY’s leadership, how all of the partners are working together, and provide an example of programming at the community college level.

Plenary Session: Innovation Panel
Innovation: A Critical Skill for a Dynamic World

Date: 10 June 2022
Time: 10:15 – 11:15 EST


Paul Marca, Moderator
Principal, Parallax Global Advisors

Anthony Morris
Co-founder & Director, Cahoot Learning

Cheng Wang
Founder – DT. School & CEO – Outstanding Education Investment Group, China 

Daria Tataj, Ph.D
Founder and CEO, Tataj Innovation

Detlef Hold
Director, Digital & Immersive Learning, Roche


Innovation has become both a critical mindset and tool for leaders and organizations to reinvent and reinvigorate. The term innovation has also become so ubiquitous as to have lost its meaning. Just what exactly does it mean to innovate? This panel brings together global experts, all of whom are in the education space ,who are using innovative practices to energize their companies. Panelists will share their insights why innovation remains a valuable tool and how they are innovating so that attendees will take away practical ways to innovate in their organizations.