Professor of Practice, Purdue University
Rosemary Astheimer is a 3D CAD expert and MBD CAD instructor. Her in-depth experience with major CAD systems, including CATIA V5, Solidworks, NX, Creo, filters into her instruction style at Purdue Polytechnic. She is a Professor of Practice training both undergraduate and industry professionals in CAD design, MBD, PDM, and PLM. Ms. Astheimer is an advocate for inspiring young children, especially females, to explore the creative side of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and is excited to participate in FIRST next year with her son. She is the author of Re-Use Your CAD: The ModelCHECK Handbook, published in 2016.
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Editor-In-Chief, Wired Magazine
Nicholas Thompson is an American journalist and editor, currently the editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine. Before that, Thompson was a journalist at The New Yorker magazine, where he was the editor of newyorker.com.
Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Aneesh Paul Chopra is an American executive who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. He was appointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama and was at the White House through 2012.
Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani is an American lawyer and politician. She is the founder of the tech organization Girls Who Code. She was previously the Deputy Public Advocate at the Office of the New York City Public Advocate.
President & CEO, PTC
Jim Heppelmann is the president and chief executive officer of PTC, responsible for driving the company’s global business strategy and operations. He also serves on PTC’s Board of Directors.
Bestselling Author and Director at MIT
Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Professor at MIT Sloan School, and Research Associate at NBER. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets.