DAC 2013 Pavilion Panel: Affiliation Avenue – The Road to Success!

DAC 2013 Pavilion Panel: Affiliation Avenue – The Road to Success!
by Holly Stump on 05-06-2013 at 7:00 pm

Join us for a free career-building panel at DAC 2013, sponsored by Women in Electronic Design.
· Don’t go it alone! How many times have you heard it?


A lively panel of luminaries discuss how alliances are critical to our success, and cover networking and negotiating skills for achieving personal satisfaction and professional visibility. Also hear various perspectives on the importance of nonsense, and how to consciously incorporate humor and joy into your work life.

An informative and inspiring event for both women and men, in electronics and EDA, at any stage in your career.

Moderator:
·Sashi Oblisetty, Director, R&D, Synopsys. Previously, Sashi was President and CEO of VeriEZ Solutions, Inc.; VP & GMat TransEDA New England Design Center; and Founder, President & CEO DualSoft LLC. Education: B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, and MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts

Panelists:
· Soha Hassoun, Associate Professor, Dept of Computer Science, at Tufts University. Soha’s research interests lie in EDA and applying EDA techniques to Systems Biology. Soha has been a consultant at Carbon Design Systems; visiting researcher at IBM Research Labs; consultant at IKOS (now Mentor); Senior Design Engineer at Digital Equipment Corp.; Soha is an NSF CAREER award recipient. She hasserved in many technical and executive leadership positions within EDA. Education: PhD Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington,MSEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

· Jan Willis, President, Calibra. Previously Jan was Sr. VP, Industry Alliances at Cadence Design Systems; Vice President, Business Development for Simplex Solutions; Director, Product Marketing and Business Development at Synopsys; and Manager, Worldwide Customer Support for Hewlett-Packard. Education: MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and BSEE, Electrical and computer engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia.


· Kavita Snyder, VP, Worldwide Applications, BluePearl Software. Previously, Kavita was President & CEO at KnowFolder; Technical Account Manager at Magma Design Automation; Director of Field Operations at Jasper Design Automation; FAE Director at Atrenta; Product Marketing Manager at Synopsys; and Field Applications Manager at Synplicity. Education: BS, Computer Engineering, San Jose State University.

Affiliation Avenue will be followed by a presentation of the Marie Pistilli Award to Nanette Collins, the 2013 recipient. Women have made important contributions and strides in the EDA industry. The DAC Executive Committee presents an annual award to honor an individual who has made significant contributions in helping women advance in EDA technology. Ann Steffora Mutschler, Senior Editor at System-Level Design, will interview Nanette Collins, the 2013 Marie Pistilli Award recipient.

Attend these fascinating panels on Monday, June 3, at 1:30pm, DAC Pavilion, DAC 2013 Austin,Texas. www.dac.com

And please join the Electronic Design Women Linked In group.

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