Silicon Valley Engineering Council Engineers Week Annual Banquet 2020

Silicon Valley Engineering Council Engineers Week Annual Banquet 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA, 95110

Details and registration at wwww.svec.org and at this link:
https://svec-banquet-2020.eventbrite.com

IEEE CS (IEEE Computer Society) is sponsoring this event because IEEE CS chapter of Silicon Valley is a member of SVEC and we want this event to benefit of all its members

The Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC) proudly presents the 2020 Silicon Valley Engineering Council, Engineers Week Banquet 2020 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The SVEC honors outstanding individuals for their contributions by welcoming them into its Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame ceremony recognizes local engineers for their outstanding professional achievements, both in engineering and technology– and for significant contributions to the community. The banquet will also feature a distinguished keynote speaker, education/scholarships awards to students for academic excellence, Discover-E, Keeper of the Flame Awards.

Program:

  • 5:00 PM Reception and No-Host Bar
  • 6:00PM Move to Dining Hall
  • 6:30 PM SVEC President’s Welcome
  • 6:45 PM Dinner with Friends
  • 7:30 PM Keynote:
  • 8:00 PM SVEC 2020 Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:
  • 8:30 PM Keeper of the Flame Awards
  • 8:45 PM Education/Scholarship Awards
  • 9:00PM Program Close

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steve Chu, Former Secretary of Energy, Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Professor, Stanford University

Keynote Topic: Climate Change and Innovative Approaches to a Sustainable Future

  • Dr. Steven Chu

Dr. Steven Chu is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics and professor of molecular and cellular physiology in the Stanford University Medical School at Stanford University was the co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to laser cooling and atom trapping. From January 2009 through April 2013, Chu served as the United States’ 12th Secretary of Energy. Chu, who was also the first scientist to hold a U.S. Cabinet position, previously served as director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2004-2009.

Dr. Chu will present the keynote talk at the Engineer’s Week Banquet titled “Climate Change and Innovative Approaches to a Sustainable Future.” Dr. Chu’s presentation will address to climate change and the ways that engineering, science and innovation can help the society toward a sustainable future through innovations in food production and power transmission; advances in energy storage, economically competitive electrochemical production of hydrogen; and population growth.

Silicon Valley Engineering Council, Hall of Fame Inductees 2020:

  • Dr. Fred Barez

    Dr. Fred Barez
    San Jose State University
    Professor & Department Chair

Dr. Barez is a leader, aggressive participant to technology, an innovator, an entrepreneur, a high-tech company founder, a distinguished educator, and a mentor to young aspiring engineers. Following earning a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California in Berkeley at the age of 25, he started his career in Silicon Valley.

Advancement in storage device technology has enabled ever more functional and affordable storage devices, with dramatic impact on virtually every aspect of life in modern society. The key to continual improvements in storage device density has been the invention and development of advanced technologies in high density rotating disk file storage systems. Dr. Barez, designed, developed and manufactured a variety of products for data storage disk drive industry, in particular, design of the unique servo clock heads to increase disk file storage. Virtually all documents and photos stored in the ‘clouds’ utilizes technologies developed by Dr. Barez.

Dr. Barez is the current Chair of Aviation and Technology, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and past Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at San Jose State University. He is a magnet to attract and inspire engineering students to his programs, has a variety of research interests such as Electronics Packaging, Semiconductors, Smart Home and Energy Efficiency, Self-driving and Autonomous Vehicles. He introduced over 35 new courses in support of workforce development in Silicon Valley; developed educational and research laboratories, supervised graduate students, and published journal and conference papers, book chapters and manuscripts.

Dr. Barez is a member of several professional and honorary societies. A co-founder and past president of SVEC, co-founder and President of SIP, and Project Enable. President of ASME Santa Clara Valley, Life Member, Fellow and recipient of the ASME’s prestigious ‘Dedicated Service’ Award, Life Member of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), and a co-Trustee of the Epsilon Pi Tau Honorary Society.

  • Ajit Manocha

    Ajit Manocha
    President & CEO of SEMI

Throughout his career spanning four decades, Ajit Manocha has been a pioneer, business leader, and champion of industry collaboration as a critical means of advancing technology for societal and economic prosperity. He has been adept at forming strong partnerships with customers, suppliers, governments and communities for these efforts.

Ajit began his career as a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he was granted over a dozen patents related to semiconductor manufacturing processes that served as the foundation for modern microelectronics manufacturing. He went on to hold senior worldwide operations leadership roles at Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and Spansion before serving as President and CEO at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and SEMI. He has served on the boards of SEMI, SIA and GSA. Ajit was an advisor to President Obama on the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering committee and on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). In 2012, during his tenure at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Ajit was awarded the prestigious “EHS Achievement Award — Inspired by Akira Inoue” for his commitment and action on Environmental Health and Safety standards. Additionally, he has excelled in people development by teaching courses such as “Leadership by Example” and “Classroom to Cleanroom to Boardroom.”

Currently, as President and CEO of SEMI, Ajit has initiated a major transformation to expand SEMI’s scope and influence to represent the broader electronics manufacturing supply chain. He has positioned SEMI to tackle major challenges facing the industry and support the community by building up Workforce Development and Diversity & Inclusion programs to address the growing talent shortage and lack of gender parity across the industry.

In December 2019, Ajit was named an “All Star of the Semiconductor Industry” by VLSI Research for his visionary leadership in restructuring SEMI from its traditional position to represent the expanded electronics supply chain.

Details and registration at this link: https://svec-banquet-2020.eventbrite.com

 

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Thrive as a Manager: The Unwritten Rules of Technical Management Symposium

Thrive as a Manager: The Unwritten Rules of Technical Management Symposium
Friday, March 20, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

IEEE Computer Society (CS) chapter of Silicon Valley is sponsoring this event for the benefits of all its members. Our IEEE CS chapter members have a special discount code, for a $20.00 less then IEEE members ticket price. The discount code will be provided to you in our eNotes and email. 

The event is organized by:
IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society SCV/SF/OEB Joint Chapter

https://youtu.be/QG3LCDKsy4Y

IEEE SCV Technical Co-sponsors:
Computer Society https://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

Other Technical Co-sponsors:
Silicon Valley Engineering Council svec.org

Corporate Sponsor:
International Technological University

Speaker #1: Kimberly Wiefling, Founding Member at Silicon Valley Alliances (SVA)
Topic #1: Strengthening Organizational Culture”
Speaker #2: Moshe Gotesman, mosgot Consulting
Topic #2: Lead Your Team, Because Project Management is Leadership
Speaker #3: Gale Stafford
Topic #3: Coaching Fantastic Teams
Speaker #4: Josh Goldberg, Former VP R&D and IP at Zume Pizza
Topic #4: Creating a Robot Master Pizza Maker
Speaker #5: Tom Pavelko, Former Special Programs Manager at Lockheed/Martin
Topic #5 Basis for the Leadership Paradigm to be The Best
Speaker #6: Mark Quinn, Head of Software Engineering at Waymo
Topic #6: Five Mistakes Most New Managers Make and How to Avoid Them

Location: International Technological University, 2711 N 1st St., San Jose, CA 95134

                                                   (Register here)

PROGRAM:
8:00AM Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:00AM “It’s in Our DNA – Strengthening Organizational Culture” – Kimberly Wiefling, Founding Member at Silicon Valley Alliances (SVA)
9:30AM “Lead Your Team, Because Project Management is Leadership” – Moshe Gotesman, mosgot Consulting
10:30AM Coffee/Tea Break
11:00AM“Coaching Fantastic Teams” – Gale Stafford
12:00N Networking Session (Mini Show)
12:30 Lunch (Speaker: TBD)
1:30PM “Creating a Robot Master Pizza Maker” – Josh Goldberg, Former VP R&D and IP at Zume Pizza
2:30PM “Basis for the Leadership Paradigm to be The Best” – Tom Pavelko, Former Special Programs Manager at Lockheed/Martin
3:30PM Break
4:00PM “Five Mistakes Most New Managers Make and How to Avoid Them” – Mark Quinn, Head of Software Engineering at Waymo
5:00 PM: Networking / Adjourn

Abstract:
Thrive as a Manager: The Unwritten Rules of Technical Management
This symposium focuses on industry lessons “from the trenches” and practical actionable advice. You learn the latest trends and technology that prepare you to manage technical teams, and network with peers who can share insights and solutions that will also help you cope with disruptions.

The Silicon Valley Chapter of the IEEE TEMS has a special interest in supporting the needs of industry. The audience for these programs are both, new & experienced technology and engineering managers (or project managers), technologists moving to become managers, and persons wanting to learn more about how technical management works.

Join us to learn from speakers from Silicon Valley’s finest technology companies. Our program will focus on the challenges of developing your team while managing the forefront of technology with actionable advice.

Have questions about Thrive as a Manager: The Unwritten Rules of Technical Management? Contact IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society SCV/SF/OEB Joint Chapter

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