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Meeting ArchiveJanuary Meeting:
Thursday January 29, 2009
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Getting Started in Consulting
On Thursday, January 29, 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:

Peter Schutz, Peter is a mechanical engineer who has been working as an independent consultant for the last 20 years. He specializes in the development of new products, especially in the areas of medical and laboratory equipment, instrumentation, prototypes, and special machinery. Some of his areas of technical expertise include: electronics packaging, fluid systems, and thermal analysis. Peter has a BSME from Lehigh University and a MSME from NJIT. He survived his first year of consulting by eating rice. He has been a member of CNNNJ for the last 6 years.

Eric Holme started his consultancy in 1989 and performs power plant electrical equipment, maintenance, problem analysis, testing, high voltage generator and motor failure analysis and repair, litigation and forensic investigation.

Pat Banker honed her firmware development skills with 35 years experience designing embedded systems for a wide variety of applications. Her partner Art Cot? is a nearly 40-year veteran electronics design engineer with in-depth product design experience including digital and analog circuitry, data acquisition, and digital signal processing. Together they founded Banker Cot? in 1995 to provide convenient outsourcing of product design tasks to companies in a broad range of industries. The company?s core expertise is designing products that incorporate 8 and 16 bit microprocessors, microcontrollers, or digital signal processors (DSPs). Since its inception, Banker Cot? has had the privilege of helping many companies in industry, telecommunications, and health care develop and launch exciting new products.

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

Thursday January 29, 6:45pm
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.

MEETING AT NEW TIME 6:45pm Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com

Directions to meeting.