ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613 2018-09-12T16:24:07+00:00

ASQ Silicon Valley Section 0613

ASQ Silicon Valley Section connects quality professionals throughout the year!

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ASQ Silicon Valley Section

Monthly Dinner Forum September 19,

California Privacy Act and GDPR – An Overview

Shawn Wilde is currently the IT Director of Strategic Programs at Natera, a genetic testing and diagnostics company located in San Carlos, CA. Prior to joining Natera Shawn consulted at a drone startup in Berkeley and until 2013 he was the Chief Information Officer at Trimble Navigation. While at Trimble he directed the systems integration of over 70 acquisitions and joint ventures and managed the coordination of 10 federated IT organizations. Over that period the company grew from $440m to over $2B in revenue.

Prior to joining Trimble in 2001, Shawn was the director of software engineering at a PC manufacturing start-up and prior to that a senior engineering manager at a DSL start-up. Shawn also spent 15 years with Bell Northern Research/Nortel Networks as a senior engineering manager in IT, product quality and software development. Previous experience includes various IT roles in government, insurance and aircraft manufacturing.

Shawn graduated from the University of Guelph with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He is a chapter co-author of the book, CIO Perspectives, and serves as a CIO adviser to several valley early stage start-ups and is a board member of an Information Security start-up.



ASQ SV and ITU Speaker Series – Session Six: Virtual & Augmented Reality,  October 25th at ITU, 5 – 8 pm

Keynote Speaker: Greg Berkin, CEO of  Silver Screen Cinematics an AR/VR/MR company working with Hollywood content to engage audiences.  www.SilverScreenCinematics.com.

Greg’s company is developing cutting-edge experiences by meshing virtual e-commerce with physical spaces, products and experiences. Silver Screen Cinematics drives Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) to enhance the social buying experience across all modes of device, network and interface. Greg is immersed in VR and AR as a developer for Microsoft Hololens, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony Playstation VR and others. He is also Managing Director for Concours Ventures, a Silicon Valley boutique angel capital group investing and developing VR/AR companies and products.

The fast moving change environment we live in has presented many challenges to our population – from how we manage job and industry losses to how we educate our work force to survive in the changed environment and how we plan our business strategy to succeed in the new world we have created.

Part one: An in-depth look at Virtual & Augmented Reality by Greg Berkin;

Part TwoA VR Experience for the audience; Event Moderator is Indra Desai. 

Register NOW for this thought-provoking and participative session: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=6ghqt5nab&oeidk=a07efjtdc025576d5ef

Tony Nguyen’s talk on AI is in this website’s archives  here .


Praveen Gupta | ASQ Fellow        

Letter from the Chair    

Welcome to ASQ Silicon Valley! With over 1000 members, who are working across industries in Silicon Valley and making an impact, we welcome new members from emerging industries including Autonomous Vehicles, Cloud Computing, Internet Security, Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning. We host monthly meetings, mini-conferences, industry focus groups, and special activities. Members from this section have contributed to the quality improvement in semiconductors, manufacturing, medical device, software development, and automotive industries.  This sometimes has taken the form of providing with expertise in ISO 9001/13485/14001 like quality or environmental standards for automotive, medical devices, telecommunication, aerospace or other industries, or contributing in daily work at over 200 other companies like Abbott, Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Genentech, Genomic, Google, Intel, Tesla or Xilinx.

I encourage you to get involved & make the quality impact together.

Praveen Gupta
ASQ Fellow


ASQ Silicon Valley Education Program 

Recertification and Education Program Chair – Michele Harms!

Education Program Description

The ASQ Silicon Valley (ASQ SV) Education Program, was initiated in 1997 to support the education and training needs of those interested in quality.  The curriculum provides training in areas covering ASQ certification preparation, ISO Standards, Regulatory requirements, statistical topics and many related areas of quality. The Program is managed and administrated by the Education Committee under the direction of the Education Chair. It includes several methods of classes: classical face to face, web-based/online, and courses customized for specific organizations.

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