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IEEE – The Ten Commandments of Effective Software Technology Management

May 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm


Unfortunately they had to cancel this talk by Karen Bartleson; please watch our comments for a re-schedule.

Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director, Corporate Programs and Initiatives, Synopsys


6:00 Doors Open, Food & Networking 
6:30 Presentation 


Earlybird: $5 IEEE/ACM Members, $8 non-Members (before May 20th)
Standard Pricing: $10 IEEE/ACM Members, $13 non-Members
Cash or Check ONLY at the Door: $12 IEEE Student Member (incl. at the door): $3 
Location: SJ Convention Center Room 211, 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose
Parking: free on-street after 6 PM; $5 flat fee in many garages and lots

Event Details

Executive management for software and services is different from that for hardware. There are specific challenges for innovating in software systems, recognizing talent, pushing the state-of-the-art, getting board/executive support, configuration management, beating down bugs, customer acceptance, and other areas. Karen will tell us about some of her own opportunities and the “commandments” or guidelines that executive management (and department managers) should consider. She will focus on her high-tech management experience at United Technologies and at Synopsys, discussing software/tools management, research/education, women in tech management, and other topics of current interest.

Members of the San Francisco Bay Area ACM Chapter may register at the membership price. See the IEEE site for details.

This event is associated with the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference.

Speaker Bio

A local Silicon Valley executive, Karen Bartleson is 2016 IEEE President-elect and 2017 IEEE President, as well as a member of the Digital Economy Board of Advisors, U.S. Department of Commerce. She has over 35 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, specifically in electronic design automation. She is currently senior director of corporate programs and initiatives at Synopsys, an electronic design automation company, in Mountain View. Her responsibilities have included creating programs for technical standards development, software tool interoperability, software quality, strong relationships with universities and research institutions worldwide, compute platform product support, and customer engagement through social media. She joined Synopsys in 1995 as manager of its standards group, and later was director of quality from 2000-2002. Since 2003, her duties at Synopsys increased widely, contributing to the company’s innovation and success. She represented Synopsys on the Silicon Integration Initiative’s Board of Directors from 2000-2009 and 2014-2015. She was an officer of the Board of Directors of Accellera from 2000-2009, an organization which creates, supports, promotes, and advances system-level design, modeling, and verification standards for use by the worldwide electronics industry.

Prior to Synopsys, Ms. Bartleson was CAD manager at UTMC (United Technologies Microelectronics Center), responsible for the design system used to create high-reliability application-specific integrated circuits. Before that, she worked at Texas Instruments as logic analysis manager, responsible for development and support of TI’s internal logic simulation products.

Karen has published numerous articles about standards and universities. She is the author of the book, The Ten Commandments for Effective Standards: Practical Insights for Creating Technical Standards, and the blog, “The Standards Game”. In 2003, she received the Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation Achievement Award at the 40th Design Automation Conference. She earned her B.S. in Engineering Science with a concentration in Electronics Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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May 24, 2016
6:00 pm
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SF Bay ACM Chapter


San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos St
San Jose, CA US
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