Innovators from NASA, Lockheed Martin Space, and Lenovo to Keynote SMTA International 2019


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The SMTA is pleased to announce three inspiring keynote presentations scheduled during SMTA International, September 22-26, 2019 in Rosemont, Illinois, USA.

Adam Steltzner, Ph.D., NASA, will keynote SMTA International the morning of Tuesday, September 24 with his presentation “The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership and High Stakes Innovation.” Adam will share the challenges he faced leading the landing team for NASA’s Curiosity Rover on its mission to Mars. The lessons learned from those struggles illustrate how to better lead high performing teams, manage innovation and drive towards excellence. 

W. Michael Hawes, DSc, Lockheed Martin Space, will deliver his keynote address, “To the Moon and Back—Orion’s Next Jump into Deep Space,” on the morning of Wednesday, September 25. NASA’s Artemis program has a bold charter to land American astronauts, including the first woman and the next man, on the Moon by 2024. To achieve this feat, the Orion spacecraft has been designed, developed and tested by Lockheed Martin to gear up for the next giant leap into deep space. Dr. Mike Hawes will provide a behind-the-scenes look at Orion’s development and technology innovations that empower this next generation spacecraft to take astronauts to explore farther than humankind has ever ventured.

Tadashi Kosuga, distinguished engineer and director, commercial subsystem development, at Lenovo Corporation, will keynote the Low Temperature Solder Symposium on Monday afternoon. This co-located event provides a unique opportunity to engage with a wide array of industry members that are actively expanding their in-depth process knowledge and implementing tin-bismuth based low temperature solders.

Taking place September 22-26, 2019 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, the conference features 15 Professional Development Courses, 130 technical papers, and numerous complimentary offerings for engineers and professionals in the electronics manufacturing and assembly industry.

The early registration discount deadline is August 30, 2019. For full details and to register for SMTA International, visit www.smta.org/smtai/.

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