National Instrument kicks off GSD Summit 2011 in Singapore

Posted by • October 7, 2011 • Category: Press Releases


National Instrument kicks off GSD Summit 2011 in Singapore

Over 1,000 engineers, scientists and educators to attend NI’s biggest regional event in the region

7 October 2011, Singapore – Graphical System Design Summit 2011, National Instruments premier conference for engineers, scientists, educators and industry partners, opened today in Singapore. Taking place in 11 cities across six countries, GSD Summit 2011 aims to ‘accelerate innovation’ across industries. After Singapore, the technology road show will run in Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia, through the end of December 2011.

GSD Summit 2011 features demonstrations highlighting innovative uses of the graphical system design platform, hands-on workshops for users of all levels of expertise, and the latest version of LabVIEW 2011.

“The GSD Summit is National Instrument’s largest event in Southeast Asia, and we are anticipating yet another excellent turnout this year,” said Chandran Nair, National Instruments Managing Director for ASEAN.  “Building capabilities is a core commitment for us. Our vision is to enable engineers and scientists not only to perform exceptionally well in their respective fields but to be innovators who contribute in a larger way to the growth of their organizations and to society at large,” he added.

National Instruments’ growth strategy across markets is centred on empowering users to build user defined measurement and control systems. This helps engineers create local intellectual property and increase the contribution of local engineers to their respective organisations.

In Singapore, GSD Summit 2011 showcased the cutting-edge research applications and product prototypes of NI’s industry, R&D and academic partners including ST Kinetics, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Nanyang Technology University, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Polytechnic, Centronics, T2 Integrated Solutions, and WPG System.

Ray Almgren, NI Vice President of Marketing for Core Platforms, in his keynote address in Singapore underscored how graphical system design empowers innovation by inspiring future engineers: “The next generation of scientists and engineers is critical for addressing the world’s challenges. Today’s students must have education that brings them beyond mathematics and simulation, where they can do real engineering and innovate to solve real-world problems, and NI graphical system design is making that possible.”

More universities and institutes of higher learning in Southeast Asia are now looking to enhance their curriculum through integration of industry applications to mould their students into thinkers and innovators, and equip them with skills to solve the grand engineering challenges of tomorrow.

The demand for automated test and advanced control systems in Southeast Asia has also increased tremendously over the past few years owing to the rapid expansion of global technology giants that are setting up manufacturing, assembly, and test sites around the region.

GSD Summit 2011 Schedule

City Date
Singapore 07 Oct 2011
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 13 Oct 2011
Penang, Malaysia 18 Oct 2011
Johor Bahru, Malaysia 20 Oct 2011
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 02 Nov 2011
Hanoi, Vietnam 8 Nov 2011
Manila, Philippines 04 Nov 2011
Cebu, Philippines 23 Nov 2011
Bangkok, Thailand 01 Dec 2011
Surabaya, Indonesia 7 Dec 2011
Jakarta, Indonesia 13 Dec 2011

About National Instruments
National Instruments ( is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide, with its largest customer representing approximately 4 percent of revenue in 2010 and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has approximately 6,100 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 12 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America.

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