Kira Theuer is the director of external partnerships for NI’s R&D Long Term Innovation program. She is responsible for the company’s academic and corporate research partnership strategy and execution to drive long term growth and innovation. Prior to joining NI’s R&D team, Kira was a senior business development manager focusing on advanced wireless research. She was responsible for pairing the wireless research community with a variety of tools and solutions in NI’s portfolio. She drove increases in NI’s wireless revenue and adoption of NI’s 5G platform across the US and Canada.