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Dave Higgins

Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
Vice President, IoT Design Center
Dave Higgins is the Vice President, IoT Design Center at Benchmark Electronics, Inc. Dave’s customer satisfaction-centric career spans 25+ years and demonstrates a unique ability to launch, revamp, and expand global operations to keep pace with the ever-changing technology industry. He currently leads the Internet of Things (IoT) Design Center at Benchmark. With plans to scale the operation from zero to 50 engineers in one year, the organization will build IoT solutions for commercial customers. Dave previously influenced the success of Lenovo’s Personal Computing and Smart Devices (PCSD) division for many years by leading the worldwide Software Development organization and Product Assurance/Quality team (350+ total employees in the U.S., China, and Japan). In his position as VP of Software Development, he shifted the company to a customer-centric Agile development model, established a security culture, and introduced strategies to cut costs and boost quality across the board. In an earlier role as VP of Software Development for PCSD’s Device, Cloud, and Software Ecosystem, Dave ensured the SW Development organization stayed ahead of the curve as customer needs changed.  Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University, and completed graduate coursework in computer engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).  

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