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ECE Student Seminar

Event Details

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

11:15am - 12:05pm

Klaus Building, Room 2443

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Paul Steffes

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Event Details

Speaker:                Scott T. Wilkinson, Ph.D.

Speaker’s Title:     Lead Analyst, Optical Hardware
 Address:               Cignal AI
                                5435 Ralston, Court
                                Dunwoody, GA 30338  
Seminar Title: Beyond Engineering: Marketing, Sales, & Management with an Engineering Degree      
Abstract of Talk: Your career as an engineer can take you to some unexpected places, many of them outside of what is considered “pure engineering”. Using an autobiographical and anecdotal format, Dr. Wilkinson will walk through career branches and options from small startups to large conglomerates, from low-level employee to the leader of a pivotal group, from a job in a lab to a job with a million frequent flier miles, and from a job that’s pure engineering to a career beyond engineering.

Biography of Speaker: Dr. Scott Wilkinson has worked directly in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years, during which he accumulated extensive experience in multiple technologies at multiple companies, both large and small. In his current position as Lead Analyst at Cignal AI, he conducts quantitative and qualitative research on the optical hardware market with a focus on carriers and equipment manufacturers. The job is more interesting than it sounds.

A noted speaker at telecom conferences and events, Dr. Wilkinson is also a frequent contributor to trade publications and the author of the book “Telecommedy”, based loosely on his talks in these seminars. Dr. Wilkinson earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Scott enjoys participating in community theatre and performs regularly in his hometown near Atlanta.

Last revised January 9, 2020