Engineer Career Advancement Talk Series, Part 1


Date and Time: March 24, Thursday, 7pm to 8:30pm PDT

Location : Zoom

Is a career in management for you?
Essential qualities and skills needed as a senior manager
Most Chinese engineers like us have gone through many struggles and challenges to get where we are in the Bay Area. Most of us think we just need to work in the same way but harder to get to the next level. In this talk, Dr. Shung wants to point out this is a wrong concept and we shouldn't believe in 學而優則仕. As a matter of fact, whether we will get promoted or not depends more on if we are considered a “manager type” by others. If we are, then we still need to prove we have the technical capability to lead. But if we are not a manager type, then even with a lot of technical contribution we still won’t get promoted. In the presentation, Dr. Shung will highlight, in his opinion, what is a manager type and how one should do to have a work style that fits the manager type perception.
Speaker Biography:
Dr. C. Bernard Shung is currently Founder and President of Wolley Inc., working on memory controllers with Compute Express Link (CXL) and Storage Class Memory (SCM). Prior to founding Wolley, he was General Manager, New Business Development at Mediatek Inc., where he was responsible for advising the CEO on new product and technology development in the enterprise segment. Prior to joining Mediatek, Dr. Shung was SVP Engineering, at Link-A-Media Devices Corp (LAMD), which was acquired by SK hynix. In LAMD & SK hynix, he was leading the development of solid state storage solutions for various applications spanning consumer to enterprise markets. Prior to joining LAMD, Dr. Shung was a co-founder and Vice President of Engineering at SiBEAM, Inc., which was acquired by Silicon Image. At SiBEAM, he helped to build the engineering team and developed three generations of wireless baseband products in the 60G Hz band. Prior to co-founding SiBEAM, he was Directory of Engineering at Broadcom, where he was involved with Ethernet switch product development for LAN, WAN and MAN applications. Earlier Dr. Shung worked at IBM Research where he was involved in various technology developments including Storage Area Networks, and storage PRML read channels. Dr. Shung was a Professor and Chairman of the Dept of the Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Taiwan. Dr. Shung received Outstanding Teaching Award at NCTU and he served in the ISSCC program committee and as a guest editor of IEEE Communications Magazine. Dr. Shung was elected the Chairman of Board and President of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE-USA). Dr. Shung has published more than 60 technical papers and held more than 20 US/Taiwan patents. Dr. Shung received his BSEE from National Taiwan University, and MS and Ph.D. degree in EECS from University of California, Berkeley.

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