RITU FAVRE is president of the test and measurement business group at Emerson. She’s responsible for driving growth and defining the systems, software, and services capabilities required to meet the unique needs of customers in the test and measurement market. She’s also focused on tracking emerging innovations such as 5G, AI, and IoT to ensure her teams continue to stay ahead of developing technologies and support customer needs however possible. With more than 30 years of experience in tech, including multiple semiconductor industries, Favre brings a diverse outside-in perspective to NI. A seasoned high-tech industry leader, she has served as chief executive officer at NEXT Biometrics and on the Cohu Board of Directors. She’s also held senior management positions with market heavyweights like Motorola, Freescale Semiconductor, and Synaptics. Favre currently sits on the board of directors of Valmont Industries.