Consultant’s Network: Experiences In Off–Shore Consulting -Sat. 11/17 10am CSUF
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Orange County Consultants Network (OCCN) and the Los
Experiences In Off–Shore Consulting
Abstract: Wes Masenten will discuss his experiences and observations while consulting for a company with its major operations based in China. He will open the talk with a brief overview of his background that prepared him for consulting and the importance of networking, especially with off-shore clients.
During his talk he will discuss what a consultant should be prepared for, including:
a client that is well versed in the current technology and expects it of his
consultant, a reluctance to question the consultant’s decisions and design,
why language is not a barrier and sometimes is an advantage, working around
problems associated with not being a participant in all the detailed design
reviews and testing, designing for a highly competitive marketplace, and
always remembering you are their consultant.
The talk will end with observations from visits to the client’s facilities in
China and a period for discussion/questions.
(M’59—LM’00) received a B.S.E.E. degree from Purdue University, a M.S.E.E.
degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. degree
from the University of California at Irvine. He provides consulting services
for the design and development of communication systems and transceiver
He was previously co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of Ditrans Corporation,
a company that developed transceivers for wireless communication
systems. His prior associations included Northrop Corporation, as Manager of Advanced Avionics System
Engineering, and Hughes Aircraft where he served as Technical Director on
spread spectrum communication and advanced communication/radar technology
programs. He has served as lecturer in special courses on Spread Spectrum and
Interference Rejection Techniques at UCLA, University of Maryland, and UC
Santa Barbara. He has also taught
courses in Control Systems, Digital Control Systems, and Communication
Systems at the University of California, Irvine. He has seven awarded patents
and eighteen professional publications on: adaptive filters, adaptive
antennas, communication systems and stochastic processing. He is past Chair
of the OCCN and currently Vice Chair of the Orange County Communication and
Signal Processing Section.
Date: Saturday, November 17th, 2012
10:00 AM Introductions & Presentation
12:00 PM Lunch & Networking
Location: Cal State Fullerton on Nutwood at Route 57 in Fullerton, in the Engineering and
Computer Science (ECS) Building, Room 321.
Parking: Saturday parking is free. Enter from Nutwood and take Folino Drive north to
Parking Lot E. See maps at parking.fullerton. edu.maps for more detail.
Future meetng: Saturday December 15.
Lunch is free with reservation. Send reservations or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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