DL SEMINAR TALK ON APR 17TH - IEEE HAWAII COMMUNICATIONS CHAPTER AND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII IEEE STUDENT BRANCH

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DL Seminar Talk on: "Technology, Regulation and Business: The impact on the career of an engineer over his/her lifetime."

Abstract

Note that meeting will be in Holmes Hall room 244, UH Manoa Campus

 

 

Engineers often refer to early influences of their life that helped them to decide to become an engineer. These influences are most often other engineers accomplishing great things during their career. For George, the United State’s early space program was a powerful influence especially since many of the astronauts were engineers. Engineers endure very rigorous courses and sleepless nights during their engineering education to accomplish their career aspirations and often find that their engineering courses are only part of the preparation that they need to succeed as an engineer. They will often find that non-engineering skills are also necessary such as business, legal/regulatory, project management, workplace diversity, and working with individuals from other countries.



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  • 2540 Dole Street
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • United States 96822
  • Building: Holmes Hall
  • Room Number: H244

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  Speakers

George Schmelzer

Topic:

Technology, Regulation and Business: The impact on the career of an engineer over his/her lifetime.

Biography:

George grew up in Ohio.  He served in the US Army.  He graduated from Purdue University with a BSEE and later obtained an MBA from the University of Hawaii with a specialization in international business.

George started his career at GTE Hawaiian Tel in 1984 as an engineer when the company was under going a technological transformation from electromechanical switches and manual processes to a digital network and automated processes.   Three years later he became manager of the company’s international network which was undergoing not only the digitalization of its network but also major changes in the telecommunications industry mandated by the Federal Communications Commission.  When the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was signed into law,  GTE entered the Long Distance business.   In 1997, George joined a team at GTE headquarters to deploy GTE’s interstate and international network.   Three years later,   GTE and Bell Atlantic merged to create Verizon and in 2002,  what is now known as the telecom bust of 2002 occurred.

George rejoined Hawaiian Tel in 2005 and worked converting its network to IP technology.   George Retired in 2017 after over 30 years in the telecommunications industry

His hobbies include running, hiking, supporting UH Wahine volleyball and travel with his wife.





Agenda

Seminar on Tuesday Apr 17, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Holmes Hall room 244, UH Manoa Campus

Pizza and beverages starting at 6:00 PM

RSVP for pizza headcount to ekishore@ieee.org