Mr. Dave Wilson
As the Director of Academic Programs for National Instruments, Dave Wilson works with the both NI headquarters and more than 45 NI branches around the globe. He ensures that the most effective product proficiency development strategies and tactics are implemented worldwide.
Before joining NI, Dave worked for the Xerox Corporation and Keithley Instruments as a research engineer and software developer. Upon joining NI in 1991 as a Michigan-area district sales manager, he began driving the adoption of NI measurement and automation solutions throughout the automotive industry. In this role, he presented more than 50 technical seminars, wrote hundreds of applications with customers, and received multiple industry recognition awards.
In 1995, Wilson became the director of data acquisition marketing where he led several successful launches of products that have become key parts of the NI product line including motion control, Vision, DAQ boards, and PXI. He also developed product and corporate messages and led initiatives to work with R&D to incorporate customer-recommended features into new products. In 2000, Wilson became the international sales director for NI Japan where he led the branch to record growth.
Wilson has delivered more than 60 keynotes about the application of next-generation technologies in 30 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has met with the ministers of education in both Russia and Kosovo and many Deans of engineering to discuss ways to adopt new-generation technologies for science and engineering in university curricula. He has also authored numerous articles and interviewed with multiple domestic and international publications, including EE Times Asia, Bits & Chips, Evaluation Engineering, Desktop Engineering, and Sensors.