ANNOUNCEMENT: IEEE FOOTHILL SECTION PACE GROUP PRESENTS
IEEE FOOTHILL ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM #3
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
AT DEVRY UNIVERSITY POMONA
901 Corporate Center Drive, Room 204-206, Pomona CA 91768
This Forum will be of interest to our Engineers in the IEEE Foothill Section / Inland Empire region as well as all IEEE engineers throughout Southern California who have an interest and a need to know about the critical issues facing Engineering Entrepreneurs and Engineering Consultants. It will help these budding Engineering Entrepreneurs and Engineering Consultants plan their transition from their current professional employment mode into these professional states. Even if you have not made a definite commitment to go this professional route, the presentations and follow-up Q&A sessions should help you consider the potential pitfalls and rewards ahead. This is a plus in your career planning. All practicing engineers, as well as current engineering consultants, will find these presentations timely and informative. Expect to be challenged by the professional speakers at this Forum.
Separate sessions are planned for these topics:
- Mobile Communications with Social Media for Engineers,
- Updated US Patent Law Issues for Engineering Entrepreneurs,
- Ethical Issues that Confront the Practicing Engineer,
- “Start-up Engineer Entrepreneurs Tell Their Story”.
For further information on our speakers, and their topics, please see our IEEE Foothill website:
For event registration information, please see:
PRESENTATION (1) MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ENGINEERS
PRESENTOR: TRIBHUWAN CHOUBEY
TOPICS INCLUDE: A look at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yammer, iPhone app Talko and others. Yes, Social Media, but are they productive for EEs and other engineers? What information do engineers need to communicate? When do they need to communicate it? How best to communicate it?
PRESENTATION (2) UPDATED US PATENT LAW ISSUES FOR ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURS
PRESENTOR: RAYMOND ROBERTS, BSEE, JD
TOPICS INCLUDE: How has the Smith-Leahy law passed by US Congress in September 2012 been implemented? What changes in this law have been proposed? How would the SCOTUS decision April 2014 in “ALICE” potentially effect engineering entrepreneurs?
PRESENTATION (3) ETHICAL ISSUES THAT CONFRONT THE PRACTICING ENGINEER,
PRESENTOR: FRANK G FREYNE , BEE, PhD
TOPICS INCLUDE: Why do Engineers need Ethics? How and Why do Personal Ethics and Business Ethics differ? How do they overlap and complement each other? A view of the historical path which led towards development of business ethics. Some contemporary Business Ethics issues that need discussion, including Insider trading, Software development, EEs changing jobs, Wage fixing.
PRESENTATION (4) START-UP ENGINEER ENTREPRENEURS TELL THEIR STORY
KIP CLYDE BROWN PE, CHAIR CMBJR CONSULTING INC & KENDALL R WATERS PhD, DIRECTOR ACIST MEDICAL SYSTEMS
TOPICS INCLUDE: (TENTATIVE) Characteristics of a successful EE entrepreneur.
Planning cycle and risk management. Realistic versus unrealistic expectations in schedules and accomplishments. Salesmanship and marketing efforts. And, most important, Lessons Learned, through experiences.
SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015
9:00 AM— INTRODUCTION OF ATTENDEES AND SPEAKERS
9:15 AM— PRESENTATION (1) — MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ENGINEERS,
10:15 AM— PRESENTATION (2) — UPDATED US PATENT LAW ISSUES FOR ENGINEERING ENTREPRENEURS
11:15 AM—PRESENTATION (3) — ETHICAL ISSUES THAT CONFRONT THE PRACTICING ENGINEER
12:15 TO 1:00 PM — LUNCH
1:00 PM— PRESENTATION (4) — START-UP ENGINEER ENTREPRENEURS TELL THEIR STORY
2:30 PM TO 3:00 PM — OVERALL Q&A SESSION AND WRAP-UP
FEES AND REGISTRATION:
$30 FOR IEEE MEMBERS; $40 FOR NON-IEEE MEMBERS; $10 FOR STUDENTS