Silicon Dreams: From Concordia to Global Tech Leadership

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Join us for an inspiring session as Dr. Charlie Kawwas (BEng 93, MASc 99, PhD 2007) shares his journey from being an engineering student at Concordia to becoming a global tech leader with Broadcom, a multi-billion dollar company. This talk will delve into his insights on innovation, leadership, and the future of technology, offering valuable perspectives for students aspiring to make their mark in the tech industry.

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  • Date: 04 Apr 2024
  • Time: 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 1450 Rue Guy
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • Canada H3H 0A1
  • Building: John Molson School of Business
  • Room Number: MB 10.121

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  • Starts 30 March 2024 12:00 AM
  • Ends 04 April 2024 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Charlie Kawwas of Broadcom Inc.


Silicon Dreams: From Concordia to Global Tech Leadership


Dr. Charlie Kawwas is President of the Semiconductor Solutions Group at Broadcom, overseeing the company’s global operations, as well as sales for the Semiconductor and Brocade Storage Networking businesses and corporate marketing for all of Broadcom. Prior to this role, Dr. Kawwas served as Chief Operating Officer from December 2020, and Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Broadcom from May 2014. Dr. Kawwas joined the company through the LSI acquisition where he was head of worldwide sales. Previous positions at LSI include Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the networking division and Vice President of Marketing for the networking and storage products group. Before joining LSI, Dr. Kawwas was the leader of Product Line Management for the Optical Ethernet and Multi-service Edge portfolio at Nortel. Dr. Kawwas received a B.Eng. in Computer Engineering, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Kawwas was awarded Alumnus of the Year for 2020 by Concordia University.