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International Guest Speakers include:

Mallori Martin, National Instruments

Mallori Martin, Product Marketing Manager, Software and Customer Education,National Instruments

As a Product Marketing Manager on National Instrument’s Software team, Mallori Martin is responsible for the outbound messaging and positioning of NI’s Software and Customer Education Programs. She works with a cross-functional team of product developers and marketers world-wide to create customer-facing collateral, sales enablement materials, and address customer requirements and feedback.

Mallori joined NI in 2007 as an Applications Engineer. From NI Headquarters in Austin, Texas, USA, she supported customers working with LabVIEW and NI’s data acquisition and PXI modular instruments. In 2011, she transitioned to her current role in the Global Marketing Organization, where she has been actively involved in growing the community of NI Certified Professionals and supporting the launch of new training and software offerings from National Instruments.

Mallori holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University.

Gobi Vanan, National Instruments

Gobinath Vanan, Technical Marketing Engineer, National Instruments

Gobinath joined National Instruments Penang in 2014 as an ELP Engineer upon completing his engineering degree in Swinburne University of Technology. The Engineering Leadership Program is designed to groom individuals and expose them to work closely with different departments such as R&D, Manufacturing, Marketing, and Sales. Upon completion, he was offered a position as as a Technical Marketing Engineer. With his technical and communications skills, he will ensure to innovate the region with NI products and platforms.



Local Experts include:


Rejwan Ali, National Instruments

Rejwan Ali, Technical Marketing Engineer, National Instruments

Rejwan obtained his Bachelor of Engineering Degree majoring in mechatronics from the University of New South Wales. He joined National Instruments in 2009 and is currently the Applications Engineering Team Manager. He is a Certified LabVIEW Developer and regularly conducts specialized LabVIEW, TestStand and Data Acquisition training courses for customers throughout Australia and New Zealand. He has also completed various projects involving embedded monitoring and control systems, and has significant interests in the areas of hardware in-the-loop testing,remote monitoring and modular instrumentation.


Raja Pillai, National Instruments

Raja Pillai, Field Engineer - NSW/ACT and QLD/NT, National Instruments

Raja received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University, India in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Micro-electronic Engineering from La Trobe University, Melbourne in 2009.
During his tenure at La Trobe, Raja also worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Technology Infusion in La Trobe University where he was mainly involved with RFIC Design Projects. Raja has been with NI since April 2010 and has worked in the Applications Engineering Team and specialised in NI RF products and technologies. Raja now works as a Field-Based Engineer/Technical Consultant, working on-site with customers in proposing solutions for a diverse range of problems from academic and research institutions, defence, mining, and transportation industry.

Mark Phillips, National Instruments

Mark Phillips, Senior Marketing Manager, National Instruments

Mark’s career surrounded by test, measurement and control technology at National Instruments spans over 13 years. His experiences managing technical and communication teams throughout Asia, Oceania, Africa and South East Asia have provided him with a broad and detailed insight into the challenges engineers and scientists are facing, and the innovative approaches they create to solve them using NI solutions. His passion for supporting industry in engineering a better world for us all has seen him manage the marketing programs for ANZ, Southern Africa and South East Asia, the Data Acquisition Program for South East Asia, Africa, Arabia, India, Russia and ANZ, as well as Technical Sales and Consulting Teams. He has delivered keynote and guest presentations at events including NI Technical Symposiums, LabVIEW Developer Days, Cisco Student Summits, Career Fairs for young engineers, and takes an active interest in engaging with students at universities around the world. He is also the co-founder of the annual NI Autonomous Robotics Competition; a premier, annual tertiary level robotics competition in ANZ.

Bhavin Desai, National Instruments

Bhavin Desai, Field Engineer, National Instruments

Bhavin completed his masters in microelectronics and graduate diploma in electronics at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) after completing his bachelor of science (electronics and telecommunications) at the University of Mumbai, India. Since joining National Instruments In 2007 Desai has further developed his technical expertise in areas including embedded systems, industrial automation and control, machine vision and optical sensing technologies. Desai now works as a Field-Based Engineer in Western Australia, working on-site with customers on developing solutions for their application requirements across a diverse range of industries including transportation, mining, energy, structural test and remote monitoring. He has delivered technical papers at conferences including the 2010 Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, the 2010 Remote Monitoring and Control Technologies Conference and the NI Technical Symposium conference series. He is also an active member of Engineers Australia.


Chi Xu, National Instruments

Chi Xu, Field Sales Engineer, National Instruments

Chi obtained his Master Degree of Mechatronics in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006. Chi is a Certified LabVIEW Architect and Certified TestStand Architect and now managing the industrial business in NSW and Queensland as technical consultant. He's been using LabVIEW for more than 10 years among which 6 years as alliance partner and 4 years in NI Australia. He also helped hundreds of customers about test system development and deployment and test architecture design in different areas, including embedded design, sound and vibration, automated test station and RF/Microwave test.

Guest Case Study Presenter:


Jinhong Yuan, University of New South Wales

Jinhong Yuan, Professor, Wireless Communications Lab, University of New South Wales 

Jinhong Yuan (M'02--SM'11--F'16) received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China, in 1991 and 1997, respectively. From 1997 to 1999, he was a Research Fellow with the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. In 2000, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, where he is currently a Telecommunications Professor with the School. He has published two books, three book chapters, over 200 papers in telecommunications journals and conference proceedings, and 40 industrial reports. He is a co-inventor of one patent on MIMO systems and two patents on low-density-parity-check codes. He has co-authored three Best Paper Awards and one Best Poster Award, including the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Cancun, Mexico, in 2011, and the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communications Systems, Trondheim, Norway, in 2007. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Communications. He served as the IEEE NSW Chair of Joint Communications/Signal Processions/Ocean Engineering Chapter during 2011-2014. His current research interests include error control coding and information theory, communication theory, and wireless communications.

Andrew Young, Baraja Pty Ltd

Andrew Young, Manufacturing Systems Engineer, Baraja Pty Ltd 
Presentation Title: Rapid Prototyping with NI-RIO 

I started my career in 2005 with National Instruments as an Applications Engineer. From there, went briefly into the NI FSE team, then on to being an Manufacturing Software Engineer for Silverbrook Research. Now, with 10 years of experience working with LabVIEW in a manufacturing environment, I am working as a Manufacturing Systems Engineer for an Australian LiDAR startup company, Baraja.

Mark Trotman, ICON Technologies Pty Ltd

Mark Trotman, Managing Director/ Certified LabVIEW Developer, ICON Technologies Pty Ltd 
Talk Title: "Hunting Rail, Breaking Rocks, and Taking Pictures" 

Mark is the founding owner and Managing Director of ICON Technologies, a Silver-Level Certified National Instruments Alliance Partner based in Perth, Western Australia. ICON Technologies has been building systems centred around the NI LabVIEW Platform for over 25 years, with customers in academia, government organizations, and small, medium & large business.

Mark holds a PhD in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry from the University of WA, which he set aside to follow his completely untested belief that LabVIEW 2 on a MacIntosh was cool enough to build a career on. Twenty-five years later, ICON Technologies is still in business, and doing cooler stuff with LabVIEW than ever before.