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Product development, simulation
Designing Your Product with the Future in Mind
How can you extend your product lifecycle? Join us to discuss key factors in designing your product with the future in mind. Experts will discuss design (DFX), connected systems, digital solutions, and more!

Mar 23, 2023 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Heather Moyer
Director, Commercial @Boston Engineering
Heather Moyer applies product development and commercialization experience that spans applied R&D, engineering and system integration, testing and validation, and iterative product/process improvement. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with significant experience in leading complex projects and collaborating with technical teams to deliver value and achieve tangible outcomes. In her previous roles, Heather was the Managing Director of a small engineering firm providing custom hardware and software solutions for data acquisition, signal processing, automation, and process monitoring and control. Heather secured and led a successful Phase II Small Business Innovation Research project to develop a biofidelic slip tester to meet a new standard for measuring shoe-floor coefficient of friction and inform interventions to mitigate slips and falls. Prior to that, Heather served as the Program Director for the National Defense Center for Energy and Environment.
Brian Kononchik
Director, Innovative Digital Technologies @Boston Engineering Corporation
Brian Kononchik has over 10 years’ experience and has focused his career around developing and implementing advanced technologies to help organizations optimize workforce productivity and deliver operational efficiency. ​​ Brian provides a deep expertise in advanced technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), and Machine Learning (ML)/Artificial Intelligence (AI), all within industrial environments. He has designed and developed numerous solutions, from proof-of-concept to production, for leading enterprise organizations within the automotive and manufacturing industries, as well as in classified environments for the Department of Defense.​ Among his many contributions, his key experience includes designing and developing a real-time mixed reality collaboration tool for a submarine manufacturer and a plant-wide augmented reality insights and diagnostic tool for a multi-national automotive manufacturing company.
Chris Morgan
Director, Software Engineering @Boston Engineering
Chris Morgan brings a wide range of software and hardware development experience to commercialize products and solutions. His experience includes industrial communications and IoT technologies, as well as consumer products such as computer disk drives and cardio fitness equipment.​ ​ Chris has more than 25 years of software design and development experience including: low-level embedded systems, software for hosted cloud services, and application of industrial communication standards such as EthernetIP, EtherCAT, Profinet, and modbus. He is an advocate of efficient development processes such as peer review, automated tests, and continuous integration.​ ​ Prior to joining Boston Engineering, Chris led HMS Industrial Networks’ North American custom solutions group. Working with more than two dozen industrial communication standards, the team designed and transitioned more than $4M in custom communications & IoT-enabled products in two years.​
Aaron Pailes
Sr. Principal Systems Engineer​ @Boston Engineering
Aaron Pailes combines systems engineering and design engineering to developed products, solve problems and improve processes. Accomplishments include: Product platform for side scan sonars targeted at the AUV and ROV markets, Development of a novel sonar nadir filling technology to the marketplace, Security baggage scanners, High energy X-ray scanners for security​, Test equipment for network monitoring and failure prediction​, and Analog and digital receivers​. Aaron’s experience includes systems engineering, architectural design, electronics design, and embedded firmware for Klein Marine systems, a leader in the field of side scan sonar technology. He worked in similar capacity for American Science and Engineering where he also managed a systems engineering group and electrical engineering group. Aaron worked at a MIT Haystack Observatory where he specified, designed and developed data acquisition systems and receivers for RADARs used to study the ionosphere.