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About the Founder
Suraj has experience directly supporting customers, developing training & biz strategies, leading cross-functional teams and building Learning Management Systems. He builds enthusiastic teams that put people first, always. Suraj invests in emerging professionals by guiding them through the corporate world and giving them the tools and knowledge to succeed.
Suraj is a 15+ year technical leader with 5+ years in worldwide customer experience growing business loyalty while developing high performing global teams and building industry leading products.
Intel - Head of Global Customer Technical Training
He led and managed the global technical training team at Intel in the FPGA Biz unit making their worldwide customers and partners successful.
Intel - Lead Application Engineer
Responsible for successful customer implementation of Ethernet, CPRI, PCIe, Custom PHY, MAC and FPGA fabric logic blocks.
Samsung IoT - Application Engineer
Responsible for successful customer implementation of IO interfaces - GPIO, I2S, I2C, SPI, PWM, USB, Ethernet; Wireless protocols - Bluetooth, BLE, WiFi, Thread, Zigbee); Multimedia - MIPI CSI & DSI; Cloud onboarding and connectivity.
Xilinx - Lead Circuit Design Engineer
Successfully designed industry leading PLLs, Clocking circuits, Regulators and Bandgaps for 5
generations of FPGAs while constantly pioneering the silicon process node (45nm to 7nm).
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GROUNOW (grow-you-now) presents GROURMIND (grow-your-mind) talk series where experts and leaders discuss technical, behavioral and business topics and take Q&A from Software and Hardware engineers and management.
If a conversation is a bridge and a particularly difficult part of that conversation a troll, then what does the troll represent? In this tech talk session we'll discuss how to deal with difficult conversations especially at the work place.
We'll apply the techniques to some examples to demonstrate how to tame difficult conversations quickly and remotely.
Our guidance here is inspired by the Non-Violent Communication principles on Observations, Feelings and Needs.
Learn more from the 'Bridges with Trolls' article published by Andy Betts.
Excited to have you, your questions and curiosity join us in either of the 2 sessions that would work for you.
Possible Postures for Managing Up
"Here’s some good news about diverse communication skills, applicable to any context: if you question professional people about this topic today, you’ll get some excellent answers – significantly better, I believe, than what you could have expected a generation ago. Somehow, something’s improving. Click here to read the article. Published on April 5, 2022 by Andy Betts.
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HOW ENGINEERS CAN HELP
How Can Engineers Use Their Expertise
To Positively Impact The World
Andy Betts joins us to shine some light on how engineers can help save the world 1 engagement at a time. You might have a burning desire what to do but not sure how to achieve it. Andy will share some simple techniques to put into practice that will help you at work, life or in your quest to make the world a better place.
Andy Betts helps companies worldwide to optimize their Field Operations/customer engagements. He is creator of the ICON9™ system and founder of ICONDA solutions. Field operations covers all aspects of Technical Sales & Marketing, and Applications Engineering though, as we’ll see, there’s considerable scope for Andy’s tools and methods in other areas too. Andy has over 25 years’ experience in the tech industry, the first half in design roles, the second in the field. He lives in Grenoble, France, surrounded by beautiful mountains, and is often seen hiking, biking and on cross-country skis.
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