TAP Partners with NAAAP for "From Geek to Chic" in San Diego

Date: Saturday, July 21, 2012
Time: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
Address: Mission Ventures Multi-Purpose Center, 2nd Floor, Otterson Hall, La Jolla, CA
Cost: $30 (before 7/14)
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/262793833820965/

LIMITED SEATING!!! Tickets are $30 if purchased before Saturday 7/14 (includes catered dinner). Register for the event here: http://www.naaapsandiego.org/events/tabid/1735/vw/4/itemid/2848/d/20120721/default.aspx

Taiwanese American Professionals – San Diego (TAP-SD) is partnering with National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) to bring you an exciting event on how to manage your career successfully and use after-work hours to maximize your career success! Featuring guest speaker, Mr. David Lum, NAAAP National Senior Advisor and Director of Asian/Pacific Product and Support Operations, Motorola Solutions.

What does it take to manage your professional career successfully? Why do so many others seem to be able to chart their careers so well while your career feels like it has stalled? This seminar will discuss the path to success and how to get there.

As a practicing manager in the high-tech industry, David Lum will share his insights as a manager of technical professionals to help you understand how you can move your career forward, both on a macro- and a micro-level. He will discuss that there are things we can do to develop and manage our careers even after hours and, unlike work, these things can be fun to do! His seminar will cover the specific issues that Asian-Americans and Asian immigrants have with career management challenges in the US. He will share his management insights and personal experiences on how many experiences and decisions outside of work can actually help your career, if you know where to look and how to take advantage of them.

For more information about the event, visit: http://www.naaapsandiego.org/events/tabid/1735/vw/3/itemid/2848/d/20120721/default.aspx


David Lum is the Director of Asia/Pacific Regulatory, Product, and Support Operations for the Government & Public Safety business in Motorola Solutions. For over 29 years, David has worked in the land mobile two-way radio business and has extensive experience in a wide variety of markets and applications that use two-way voice and wireless data radio systems in mission-critical applications. David’s work experience & responsibilities include product development, systems marketing, manufacturing, systems engineering, field engineering, project and program management, sales and engineering training, business development, product marketing, government regulatory affairs, and international operations management. David works extensively in the US and Asia/Pacific markets.

Prior to relocating back to Schaumburg in early 2003, David spent 5¼ years doing Business Development for Motorola’s Asia/Pacific division, living in Singapore. David continues to travel frequently within Asia to consult on radio systems and its design, speak at technical conferences and seminars, presenting to many senior level government officials, and educating customers and regulators on technology trends and applications. David contributes to the industry by writing magazine articles that have been published internationally. One of the more interesting and unique credits in David’s career is being the first Motorolan to enter into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (aka North Korea) in 2001.

David has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master’s of Science degree in Management from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. In his spare time, David is an MBA Business Professor teaching at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management since 1993, teaching Project Management, Global Business & Cultural Diversity, and Effective Leadership to MBA students who are full-time working executives. David also served for 3½ years as President of the Asian Business Council, a twice award-winning employee-based network inside Motorola. David also started two Toastmasters Clubs, served as President, and achieved the Advanced Communicator Bronze level. David also contributes his community service time towards the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) as a senior advisory council member on the national level to help all Asian professionals in the US to improve their professional career and leadership abilities through personal growth and leadership development. David is a frequent national guest speaker, lecturer, and trainer on Asian affairs and leadership development.

Born and raised in the United States of America, David is married to his beautiful wife for over 29 years, has two great sons, and lives in the Chicagoland area. David’s hobbies include aviation (where he is a licensed private pilot), reading, microcomputing, teaching, public speaking (on business, cultural awareness, career management, and leadership), movie-watching, and spending time with his family.

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