Speakers and Technical Program

Explore the NIWeek keynotes and technical sessions.

Keynote Speaker Mick Ebeling

Recently named by Fortune Magazine as one of the Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders and listed as one of the world’s most influential creative people by The Creativity 50’s, Mick Ebeling has sparked a movement of pragmatic, inspirational innovation. As a career producer and filmmaker and now founder and CEO of Not Impossible, Ebeling harvests the power of technology and story to change the world. Ebeling founded Not Impossible, a multiple award-winning social innovation lab and production company, on the premise that nothing is impossible. His mantra of “commit, then figure it out” allows him to convene a disparate team of hackers, doers, makers, and thinkers to create devices that better the world by bringing accessibility for all. This unconventional approach brought the ability to draw back to a paraplegic street artist, 3D-printed arms to Sudanese amputees, a ‘voice’ to an ALS patient who hadn’t spoken in 15 years, and wearables that let deaf and hearing people alike feel music in a “surround body” experience. By tapping into a community of passionate and talented engineers, makers, idea generators and storytellers, Ebeling is making the inconceivable, the unbelievable and the impossible, Not Impossible.

Technical Program

NIWeek’s purpose is to help attendees discover new technologies and techniques in their industries and develop the skills to engineer a better product, business, and world. Our interactive sessions are an effective platform for you to learn from NI experts, customers and other attendees from around the globe. NIWeek’s high-caliber speakers bring attendees back year after year.

Engineering Skills Track

This track will host a number of expert speakers give tactical advice on the tangible engineering skills and cost-effective practices needed to design higher quality solutions easier and faster. Sessions provide a deeper look at how things work inside and out with content geared toward the advanced and expert levels.

 

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Solutions Discovery and Industry Trends Track

This track focuses on customer stories, solutions and trends within a particular industry. Attendees will dive into the latest engineering advances and are provided with insights and strategies to reinvent processes, accelerate innovation, and serve as a catalyst for your industries, businesses, and the world.

 

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Diversity in Engineering Track

Diversity is more than a trend or a buzzword; it is the future. Attend the Diversity in Engineering Track to hear from inspiring speakers on the benefits of promoting diversity and inclusion in the technology industry, and strategies for creating a more diverse and inclusive environment. Topics range from gender, age, and race to ethnicity, sexual orientation and working in an increasingly global economy. We certainly don't have it all figured out yet, but we are committed to learning and invite you to join us.

 

The Diversity in Engineering track is included with the complimentary NIWeek-Lite pass.

 

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