Dr Robert Mullins, Co-Founder & Trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Dr. James Truchard, President, CEO & Co-founder of National Instruments to Deliver Keynotes at NIDays 2012.
National Instruments UK & Ireland has confirmed that Dr James Truchard, President, CEO & Co-founder of National Instruments and Dr. Robert Mullins, Co-Founder & Trustee of the Raspberry Pi Foundation will deliver the Keynotes at NIDays 2012, the annual Graphical System Design conference, held at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London, on Tuesday 20th November.
Truchard’s Keynote, entitled System Design for the 21st Century, highlights the latest innovations that will equip engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery, and opens the conference at 8.30am.
Mullins’ Keynote speech covers the Progress and Challenges of Raspberry Pi. The Raspberry Pi computer has sold in the hundreds of thousands since its launch earlier in the year. The hope is that these flexible low-cost machines will help build a generation that can confidently control, adapt and exploit the digital world. Mullins will describe the Raspberry Pi story so far: the motivation for the project and journey since launch, including some of the projects that are exploiting the Raspberry Pi and the significant challenges that must be overcome to ensure the original goals were met.
Both technology pioneers will also take part in the panel discussion to debate the topic: Are New Engineering Graduates Ready for Industry? Truchard and Mullins will be joined by other industry experts including Mike Sutton – Technical Fellow, Engine Oils, Lubrizol; Professor Martin Levesley – Director of Teaching and Learning, University of Leeds; Rhys Morgan – Head of Secretariat to Education for Engineering; and Jose Lopes – Head of Technical Excellence, Jaguar Land Rover to discuss this engineering problem. John Pullin, industry journalist and editor, will moderate the discussion and take questions from the audience of NIDays delegates.
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