William Harding

Distinguished Technical Fellow

Medtronic

William possesses 36 years of industry experience, 20+ years at Medtronic, a BS in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, a MS of Information Systems, and is nearing the completion of his Ph.D., emphasizing Technology Integration. William is the co-chair of Medtronic’s Technical Fellows organization, emeritus chair of the Tempe Technical Guild, chair of the ABLED ERG, a member of the Digital Health team, and is co-leading Medtronic’s eXtended Reality (XR) efforts focused on Virtual / Augment / Mixed Reality solutions (within manufacturing, healthcare environments, and in education), which aligns with his SME emphasis of creating innovative vision/RF trace (e.g., 1D, OCR, 2D, and RF) and process automation solutions. 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), and rechargeable battery manufacturing (Energizer). 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.