To reflect the changes in the electronics recycling industry segment and provide new value for ISRI’s Annual Convention and Exposition goers, ISRI’s Electronics Division has embarked onto a new approach for this year’s workshops beginning with a spotlight on the Internet of Things.
As mentioned earlier, manufacturing is changing with the use of new manufacturing processes and materials as well as ever developing new products. Ten years ago, who would have imagined that electronics would be so ubiquitous and wide spread in so many applications from cellphones and tablets to cars and even refrigerators? All these devices and electronic products do not function alone but are supported by massive networks all over the world. The integration and convergence of products and devices today and especially tomorrow will challenge refurbishers and recyclers to think differently about these networks, the data contained within them, and how to responsibly handle them as consumers require more protections for their personal data. Moreover, these devices are becoming more complex, are getting smaller and smaller, and use less and less materials, and are harder and harder to profitably recycle. The convention workshops will feature panels and speakers who will touch on the emerging technologies and how to repair and recycle them.
The current schedule, speakers, registration information, and hotel details can be found on the ISRI2017 website. Please note, hotels are filling up faster than expected.