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Meeting ArchiveFebruary Meeting:
Thursday February 28, 2008
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Getting Started as a Consultant
On Thursday, February 28, 2008, the IEEE Consultants' Network of Northern NJ will host a panel on the topic of getting started as a consultant.

How do I get started as a consultant? Why should I? What are the benefits and the downsides? The panelists will describe what motivated them to become consultants, how they did so, and entertain the audience with stories about their successes and failures.

Panel members:
George Hacken
New York City Transit (8 years) and GEC-Marconi Aerospace (15 years) has entailed design, implementation, and acquisition of hardware/software systems. This has included Acquisition of ATS and CBTC train-monitoring/control software. Research and Development, System Architecture and Design, Software Architecture and Design, including RTOS, . Member of the Council on Defense and Space Industry Associations Working Group, and as CMM Assessor and Software Process Improvement Manager. George can be reached at (973) 633-1840 or via email: Hacken@ieee.org

Ed McCauley
Ed McCauley is President and Founder of Bottom Line Technologies Inc. (BLT), a 18-year old design services corporation offering high-tech training, FPGA, board, and complete system solutions for commercial, industrial, and military Clients seriously committed to quality. BLT is the East Coast training Resource for Xilinx and is associated with the Sandler Sales Institute where they specialize in training high-tech salespeople.
Ed began his career at Datatel, a datacom startup that grew from 3 to 300 people and an acquisition. Next he joined then start-up "Xilinx" as FAE covering the northeastern US. After their IPO, he left to start BLT. Ed is an alumnus of The U.S. Naval Academy, Rutgers and Drexel Universities, a longtime member of CNNNJ, and can be contacted at (908) 479-1200 or via email: ed.mccauley@bltinc.com

John Redmon
John is presently working as an independent consultant to a number of domestic/international utilities, high voltage industrial & commercial customers, transit systems, and independent power producers.
John previously worked for PSE&G Company for 35 years in the areas of field operations, underground and overhead construction, engineering and substations. In the headquarters office he was responsible for special studies, electrical equipment standards, computer systems related to distribution, planning, new technology applications such as distribution automation, demand-side management systems, work management, outage management, AM-FM-GIS, RCM, and maintenance processes. He served as Manager ? Technical Division for Rio Grande Energia in Porto Alegre, Brazil after PSEG Global purchased this distribution company from the Brazilian government. John can be contacted at (973) 271-5963 or via email: john.redmon1@verizon.net

Join us and benefit from the breadth of experience that our panel members can provide, and, of course, audience participation is welcomed.

Thursday February 28, 7:30pm
Non-members welcome!
Aeroflex / KDI-Integrated Products
(note: entrance for the meeting is at the rear of the building)
60 South Jefferson Ave.
Whippany, N.J.

Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com

Directions to meeting.