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Michael Dams - Executive Director Central Europe, National Instruments

Mr. Michael Dams is Executive Director Central Europe (D-A-CH) at National Instruments (NI), one of the leading providers of hard- and software for measurement, simulation, automation engineering and graphical system design (Software: NI LabVIEW).

After completing his degree in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Mr. Dams worked in the field of energy research and system integration. In 1990, he joined the then newly founded German branch of the American company National Instruments (NI).

National Instruments maintains and owns training centers and instructs thousands of users per year. Additionally, Mr. Dams supports the next generation in STEM fields, e.g. he promotes initiatives such as MINT – Shaping the future (MINT Zukunft schaffen), KOMM MACH MINT, First Lego League (FLL), RoboCup and he is member of expert panels like the advisory committee of "Sensor + Test."

National Instruments has been awarded several times with the seal of quality "Great Place to Work."