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Technical Leadership in a Virtual World: Effectively Managing a Career in the 21st Century

University of Texas, Austin
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192
Saturday, Oct. 09, 2010
8:30 AM  - 5:00 PM



As the workplace becomes globally and virtually distributed, engineers at all stages of their career are encountering new cultures, environments and challenges while navigating long-distance collaborations; online networking; and cross-boundary relationship-building. This workshop is focused on helping engineers learn the skills required to succeed in this changing platform.

Building on a successful and hugely popular Early Career Forum in 2009, this event will be held in an innovative interactive format that blends lectures and open-ended interviews, providing participants with the opportunity to collectively learn from industry leaders and trend-setters. Invited guests include technical leaders from Fortune 500 companies, start-up entrepreneurs, executive coaches, and early career engineers. Example topics of discussion will include the journey from engineer to manager to leader; anticipating technology inflections and timing your career moves accordingly; how to 'brand' oneself and network in an online world; transitioning from college or employment to starting your own business; and strategies for successful engagement and innovation within globally distributed teams.

Individuals may ATTEND ONLINE GLOBALLY or IN-PERSON at one of two locations:

  1. University of Texas in Austin, TX
  2. San Jose State University in San Jose, CA


Event participants will receive pre-event information packets containing specific details for the location selected. For more information, visit the ASME SCVS Early Career Forum program flyer at or contact the registrar.

6 Professional Development Hours are Available!


  • Get expert advice on the path from engineer to leader
  • Learn how the experts anticipate career inflections
  • Realize the role of social networking tools in your career
  • Discover the secrets of working successfully across boundaries
  • Understand structured innovation in a global context

and much more...

Special thanks to the ASME Old Guard for their support of this program


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