Keynoters at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) over the years have included engineers, inventors, programmers, industry moguls, physicists, scientists, astronauts, explorers, cartoonists, sci-fi authors, musicians, politicians, manufacturers, analysts, futurists, and industry (and cultural) icons. As varied as embedded systems are, so too have been the ESC speakers and keynoters. The DESIGN West conference staff needs your ideas for keynote addresses and conference speakers.
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Dr. Jonathan Clark, former NASA space shuttle crew surgeon who designed the space suit Felix Baumgartner used to recently break the 50 year old high altitude jump record, breaking the sound barrier in the process.
1) Mark Zuckerberg
2) George Takei
3) Marissa Mayer
4) Larry Ellison
6) Scott Adams - cartoonist and creator of "Dilbert"
7) Jimmy Carter (he has an engineering degree)
8) Montel Williams
9) The Rutan brothers
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