ECE Video Archive
March 8, 2012
Gary B. Smith
President and CEO
Gary B. Smith, president and CEO of Ciena, delivered the James R. Carreker Distinguished Lecture on March 8 in the Van Leer Auditorium. The title of his talk was "Navigating Change."
The last decade in telecom has been nothing short of turbulent, particularly given the industry's position at the forefront of two powerful dislocating drivers of historical structural change – the Internet and Globalization. Mr. Smith shared his experiences in dramatically transforming Ciena against this backdrop, including through periods of economic turmoil and industry consolidation. Twice, Ciena's value plummeted faster and farther than most other companies' in other sectors, but today it boasts multiple #1 positions in its markets. Leveraging his sales and marketing acumen and an unwavering belief that his small company could be a disruption in the market, Mr. Smith has led Ciena through some intense economic challenges by taking substantial, calculated risks to establish a well–positioned platform for growth.
April 7, 2011
"The Future of Engineering and Why Innovation Matters"
Amir Aghdaei, president of Tektronix, delivered the annual James R. Carreker Distinguished Lecture on April 7 in the Van Leer Building Auditorium. The topic for this year's lecture was "The Future of Engineering and Why Innovation Matters." With the year 2011 marking the 65th anniversary of Tektronix, Mr. Aghdaei discussed how the engineer's job is impacted by the technology trends driving our industry today. He will also share his view about the importance of technology and innovation to address the acceleration of those trends in the future.
Run time: 53 minutes
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April 1, 2010
William (Bill) P. Sullivan
President and CEO
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
"Global Megatrends for the Coming Decades"
William P. (Bill) Sullivan–president and CEO of Agilent Technologies, Inc.–delivered the ninth annual James R. Carreker Distinguished Lecture on April 1. Titled “Global Megatrends for the Coming Decades,” Mr. Sullivan discussed the history of Agilent and how the company contributes to the electronic and bio-analytical industries. Several global megatrends present not only new measurement challenges, but may also profoundly affect the way that people live and work. These megatrends include the rise of Asia, the spread of infectious disease, food safety, and the environment.
Run time: 52 minutes
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October 30, 2008
Cofounder, President, and CEO
"Founding and Growing into a Billion Dollar Technology-Driven Company"
Dr. Truchard discussed both the history and the technology behind National Instruments. NI continues to be a technology-driven company, developing over 200 new products per year and serving over 25,000 companies in test, control, and embedded design applications. LabVIEW is NI’s graphical programming language, which has evolved into an integrated development environment incorporating multiple computational models including data flow, C code, UML compatible statecharts, dynamic system simulation and control, as well as .m file textual math and analysis. The resulting programs can be written as inherently parallel applications, and are easily mapped to parallel hardware architectures such as multicore processors and FPGAs for optimal performance.
Run Time: 1 hour and 2 minutes
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October 11, 2007
Senior Vice President
Rockwell Collins Engineering & Technology
"Aerospace & Defense Industry - Today and Tomorrow"
Ms. Mattai spoke about the future of the aerospace and defense industry, which continues to be shaped by several factors and drivers–economic and geo-political, technological, globalization, stringent environmental regulation, and an aging aerospace workforce. Her talk provided a closer look at these mega-trends and drivers; discussed the challenges and opportunities facing this industry; and explored the role technology, globalization, and work force demographics is expected to have on the transformation, modernization, and growth of this industry.
Run Time: 1 hour
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October 11, 2006
Richard K. Templeton
President and Chief Executive Officer
"Innovators and Engineers: The Global Demand for Design Talent."
Speaking to a standing room only crowd, Mr. Templeton shared why he believes that now may be the best time in history to be an engineer. As the global demand for faster, smaller, multi-function, high-performance electronics devices continues to grow, so does the need for people who can push the limits of semiconductor technology. As a result, engineers are leaving behind their pocket-protector reputations to lead and shape a new era in design innovation.
Run time: 53 minutes
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November 15, 2005
HP Senior Fellow and director of the Quantum Science Research (QSR) Group
"Defect Tolerant Nanoelectronics"
R. Stanley Williams, HP Senior Fellow and director of the Quantum Science Research (QSR) Group at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, spoke to a standing room only crowd at the James R. Carreker Distinguished Lecture on November 15, 2005. Dr. Williams spoke on "Defect Tolerant Nanoelectronics," where he focused on the tremendous business incentive to invent new, nanoscale electronic devices and circuits and the new fabrication techniques that are needed to inexpensively produce and connect these devices in vast quantities.
Run time: 1 hour and 7 minutes
View Carreker Lecture November 2005 Video
April 7, 2005
Howard L. Lance
Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
"Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Integrated Solutions for Prosperous and Perilous Times"
Harris is developing communications and information processing systems that address major technical challenges in spectrum efficiency, software-defined platforms, cognitive radios, ad-hoc networking, and content management and distribution.
Run time: 44 minutes
View Carreker Lecture 2005 Video
Last revised on March 16, 2012.