Keynote Peter Adrian

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Keynote 1: Peter Adrian

Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 1:50 PM


Peter Adrian

Principal Analyst & Research Manager, Technical Insights Div., Frost & Sullivan 

“Opportunities and Trends for Key Potentially Disruptive Sensor Technologies"


MSTC 2018 Session 1: WELCOME & KEYNOTE 1

Tuesday February 13, 2018 ~ 1:50pm-2:25pm 

About Peter Adrian

Functional Expertise

•Over 30 years of market research, consulting, interviewing, and analysis expertise, which includes analysis of market opportunities for new products/technologies, instruments, and applications, market entry  and adoption strategies. Particular expertise in:

-Sensors & automation (including  MEMS sensors, chemical sensors and sensors for harsh environments)

-3D printing

-Advanced Automation and materials, Power electronics

-Data communication and networking technologies

Industry Expertise

•Experience in a broad range of sectors, leveraging key working relationships with major industry participants and executives in such areas as:

-Sensors (including MEMS sensors,  smart sensors, biosensors, silicon carbide sensors, robotic sensors, fiber-optic sensors, smart sensors, touch and touchless sensors)

-Wireless sensors

-Power electronics

-Aerospace, automotive,, oil & gas

-Interwell tracer testing

What I bring to the Team

•Track record of managing and fulfilling complex projects to clients’ satisfaction

•Ability to obtain primary and secondary information often unavailable in the public domain

•Ability to effectively interview key sources of information and industry participants, and to analyze and prioritize information

•Ability to prepare effective reports and meet deadlines

•Acknowledged by industry participants as a key source of information about the sensor industry

Career Highlights

•Extensive expertise in reporting on and analyzing opportunities for diverse sensor, instrumentation, automation software and hardware markets and technologies and in analyzing organizations globally

•For nearly 14 years, was a partner and then owner of Vital Information Publications, which published Sensor & Automation newsletters and conducted sensor and automation  market research, consulting, and acquisition projects for numerous highly respected companies.

–At the predecessor company to Frost & Sullivan (MIRC), developed the Sensor and Automation newsletters and market research report program

–Focused on Sensor and Automation analysis at SRI International’s Business Intelligence Unit


•Master’s of Business Administration courses, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

•Master’s of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

•Master’s Degree, Psychological Studies and Religion, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

•Bachelor’s of Arts, Williams College, Williamstown, MA


MEMS and other vital sensing technologies are increasing impacting and disrupting conventional sensing technologies and key markets and applications. This presentation on "Opportunities and Trends in Key Potentially Disruptive Sensor Technologies" will highlight and assess key technology developments and trends, intellectual property trends, market opportunities, key developers or providers,  and entrepreneurial or funding developments impacting MEMS sensors, Biosensors,  Touchless sensors, ADAS (advanced driver assistance system) sensors, Electronic skin sensors, Robotic sensors, and electronic -noses.