William is a Distinguished Technical Fellow with 39 years of industry experience, 23+ years at Medtronic, a BS in Computer Science emphasizing Electrical Engineering, a MS in Computer Science, completing his Ph.D., emphasizing Technology Integration. William is the emeritus chair of Medtronic’s Technical Fellows organization, emeritus chair of the Tempe Technical Guild, vice-chair of the workgroup IEEE/UL P2933 - Clinical IoT Data and Device Interoperability with TIPPSS, author (i.e., technical papers and book), and member of Medtronic’s Advanced Technologies & Data Sciences department (focused on technology within manufacturing and healthcare environments), which aligns with his SME emphasis on innovative vision/RF trace technology, process automation solutions, AI/ML, AR/VR/MR, and numerous technology related patents/trade secrets.
William’s professional career spans environments such as missile testing (i.e., at both Eastern and Pacific Missile Test Centers), drug interdiction (U.S. Customs), rechargeable battery manufacturing (Energizer), and biomedical engineering. However, as a 5th generation Floridian, William will always have salt air in his lungs and beach sand between his toes. That love of the sunshine and beach sand is also shared by his wife and their furry babies “Roo” and “Ivi” (Cavapoochons), where they are constantly heading for nearby bodies of water.
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William Harding | Medtronic
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