Global Technology & Marketing Director, National Intruments
As the Global Technology & Marketing Director at National Instruments, Rahman Jamal leads the marketing organizations for NI in the Americas, APAC, and EMEIA. He is a leading expert in the different industrial markets of interest to National Instruments, including test and measurement, design and control, industrial and embedded, automotive, and academia. In addition, Jamal is a prolific author of articles, books and user-conference proceedings and a thought leader in many public forums on innovation policy— most recently within the domain of Cyber-Physical systems, the Internet of Things, the Industrial Internet of Things, and the German Industrie 4.0 initiative.
Jamal joined National Instruments in 1990 as an applications engineer working directly to support customers and was instrumental in establishing the NI subsidiary in Munich, Germany. In subsequent years, he assumed many roles, such as Applications Engineering Manager in Germany, Technical & Marketing Director for the Central European Region, and Technology & Marketing Director for Europe. In 2014, he stepped into his current global role, working across the regions of the world and acting as an executive stakeholder in the National Instruments marketing organization.
Jamal earned a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Paderborn. He is actively involved in several advisory boards including the OPC Foundation; and the VDE Association of Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies. In addition, he is the chairman of Virtual Instruments in Practice, the National Instruments premier industry and user-conference event in Central Europe.
Recently, Jamal was chosen as Manager of the Year in the measurement category by the renowned German Markt & Technik magazine.