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Consultants’ Corner (IEEE-USA Free Livestream Event)

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With the “Great Resignation” upon us many IEEE members are venturing out on their own into the gig economy. IEEE has a vast array of independent consultants who have already taken this same leap and they want to share their knowledge and experience with you. So have your questions ready and please join us for this one-hour jam session where three independent consultants will share their know-how and knowledge on how they have survived so long in the gig economy. Agenda: We have assembled a team of experienced consultants who will provide valuable insight and advice. There will be no formal presentation, just consultants talking about consulting. If you have any specific questions you would like to have addressed, please feel free to send them to Daryll Griffin ( and they will be shared with the presenters prior to the event. Session Leaders: – Larry Nelson Larry Nelson Sr., P.E. is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is a board member of the AICN (Alliance of IEEE Consultants Networks) and has been a consultant since 1980. Larry works as a Staff Engineer, a Consultant, and Expert Witness, and a Technical Trainer. He has publications and Patents and is listed as a consultant with Microchip, Parallax, DigiKey, and The Hardware Academy. He does analog and digital electronics along with embedded firmware. He has done new product design as well as forensics analysis of failed electronics in many industries. – Bill Grist Bill Grist has over forty years of experience in consulting, software technology, system engineering, project management, business development, and business management. The majority of this experience was gained at Hewlett-Packard (HP Consulting and HP Professional Services), and at General Dynamics Missile Systems (a US Navy contractor). He also serves as the IEEE Foothill Section Computer Society Chair, and the Co-Chair of the Foothill Employment Network. This unique combination of business and project management, business process, and software technology skills have enabled him to provide internal and external clients with business results that positively impacted their bottom line. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kansas; followed by numerous engineering and business post-graduate courses and professional / HP business training. He also managed a Cisco Network Academy where he held a Cisco Instructor Certification. – Charles Lord Charles Lord, P.E. is a consultant and professional trainer and speaker in embedded systems development. Through his company, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation, he provides both live and web-based training. As a long-term IEEE volunteer, he has served as chair of the Eastern NC Section as well as NC Council and has served on numerous IEEE committees including Region 3 Leadership Development and the MGA Center for Leadership Development. We are looking forward to a rousing discussion! ————————————————————— IEEE-USA’s free webinars/events are designed to help you find your next job, maintain your career, negotiate an appropriate salary, understand ethical considerations in the workplace and learn about other career-building strategies and public policy developments that affect your profession. Virtual:


May 25
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm