Ask the Experts Part 2: An Open Discussion with 3 Independent Consultants (IEEE-USA Free Livestream Event)

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Join 3 experts from IEEE-USA's Alliance of IEEE Consultants' Network Coordinating Committee (AICNCC) as they continue to address live audience questions on all consulting issues. After our March program there were many questions the experts did not get a chance to address.  The AICNCC has returned to answer those questions and new ones. Our target audience will be young professionals who are considering becoming a full-time independent consultant as well as professionals who may have experienced job loss during this pandemic and are considering entering the world of consulting.

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  • Date: 02 Jun 2021
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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    • David Iams, IEEE-USA
    • Daryll Griffin, IEEE-USA


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.

Jacob Beningo

Jacob Beningo is an embedded software and systems consultant who has been professionally developing embedded systems since 2004. Jacob's primary focus is on microcontroller based real-time systems with a primary focus in small satellite flight software. This has allowed him to work on projects in various industries ranging from Automotive, Defense, Industrial, IoT, Medical and Space Systems to name a few. Jacob works with clients in more than a dozen countries to dramatically transform their businesses by improving product quality, cost and time to market. Besides working on technical aspects of product development, he is actively engaged in advising, consulting, mentoring and educating engineers and management within the industry. He does this through many avenues ranging from direct access up to online blogs, videos and workshops.  Jacob has published more than 300 articles on embedded software development techniques and regularly speaks at industry conferences in addition to hosting his own Embedded Online Conference each year.

Mohammed Billoo

Mohammed Billoo is Founder of MAB Labs, LLC. He has over 13 years of experience architecting, designing, implementing, and testing embedded software, with a focus on embedded Linux. This includes custom board bring-up, writing custom device drivers, and writing application code. Mohammed also contributes to the Linux kernel and is an active participant in numerous open-source efforts. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, where he teaches courses in Digital Logic Design, Computer Architecture, and Advanced Computer Architecture. Mohammed received both his Bachelor's and Master's of Electrical Engineering from the same institution.

We are looking forward to a rousing discussion!


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