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Speakers for the 2008 CIE Seattle Professional Development Series include:
 
Kristina Kerr, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Business Intelligence
 

As a group product manager in the Business Intelligence (BI) product management group at Microsoft, Kristina leads and manages a field enablement team responsible for both analyst relations and the delivery of competitive intelligence, product demonstrations, and customer reference programs for Microsoft’s worldwide sales organization. Kristina joined Microsoft from Business Objects SA (now part of SAP) where she led product line marketing for strategic alliance partnerships, including SAP and Oracle. Kristina graduated on the Dean's List from the University of Victoria (Canada) business school.

 
 
Mohit Srivastava, Co-Founder and CTO, Faves.com
 
Mohit Srivastava is co-founder and CTO of Faves.com (formerly BlueDot), a site helping millions of people discover new, highly relevant Web sites based on their personal interests. Since 2005, Mohit has led the company’s engineering and search engine marketing organizations, achieving early industry leadership in social bookmarking, micro-blogging, and tag clouds innovations. In 2007, the company was selected as one of TechCrunch’s 15 “Web 2.0 companies I couldn’t live without” along with Skype, Flickr, and Pandora. The Seattle Startup Index frequently ranks Faves.com in its top 10, along with Zillow and Farecast, out of 299 technology businesses profiled. Prior to Faves.com, Mohit worked at Microsoft delivering key technical innovations for the Internet Information Server and Operations Manager businesses. He is an alumni of Carnegie Mellon University.
 
Milton Lam, Principal, Modus V Studios
 
Trained as an architect at Cornell University, Milton worked for Modernist master Richard Meier in New York on ultra luxury condominium projects in Chelsea, Manhattan. Three years later, he became a project manager for Lane Williams Architects, specializing in custom homes in Seattle. Milton has great interest in creating spaces for people to live, with a focus on the poetic composition of spaces that both function and inspire. He is an excellent listener who combines human factors understanding with experience in administration and management to every project he designs or manages. Other than design, Milton is also passionate about food. That is why Modus V Studio designs restaurants as well!
 
David Huang, Principal, Modus V Studios 

 

David was educated at Cornell University, the top architecture school in the U.S. Upon graduation he spent 4 years at NBBJ in Seattle designing hospitals. Hospitals are generally considered one of the hardest project types to design technically. David spent many hours at the job site coordinating construction and gained a wealth of architectural problem solving skills. But first and foremost he is a passionate designer with great taste and a creative mind. Combine the problem solving skills and design talents and you have the recipe for a great architect.

 
Dr. Ka-Kit Tung, Professor of Applied Mathematics, University of Washington

Professor Tung received his baccalaureate and master's degrees at the California Institute of Technology, both in 1972, in the field of Aeronautical Engineering. He earned his doctorate degree in Applied Mathematics at Harvard University in 1977, where he also stayed on for two more years as a postdoc before moving on to MIT, first as an Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics and then as an Associate Professor. His other affiliations are: Associate, Center for Earth and Planetary Physics, Harvard University (1979-1983); Associate, Center for Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, MIT (1983-1990); John Simon Guggenheim Fellow (1985-1986); Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Clarkson University (1986-1988); Visiting Professor, Center for Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, MIT (1987-1990); Professor Tung joined the Department in late 1988 and became Department Chair in August 1993. He was appointed Boeing Professor in 2002-2003 and 2004-2005. He is the Chief Editor of Journal of Atmospheric Sciences. He also serves as an Editor of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, B. He is a current member of the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union, and the Royal Meteorological Society of United Kingdom.
 
Doreen Eatough, Vice President Marketing and Channels, General Software, Inc.
 
Doreen Eatough joins General Software with over 12 years of experience in business development, channel management and marketing gained in High-tech, Consultancy and marketing agency sectors. Her strength in building strong working relationships globally and an appreciation of local nuances, coupled with good strategic development followed through to implementation, will be key to help drive towards the company's objectives.

Prior to joining General Software, Doreen was Senior lead for the recruitment and development of Independent Software Vendors (ISV) with Microsoft in the US where she was hired to help develop and implement their ISV recruitment efforts. She also took a role with Microsoft in Europe, Middleast and Africa (EMEA) as Director of Partner Marketing. In this role she led a team responsible for recruiting, training & supporting partners with their sales and marketing objectives.

Before Microsoft, Doreen spent 5 years at IBM in EMEA mostly focusing on channel management, driving customer demand generation, enabling direct and tele-sales teams across all product groups. She was instrumental in implementing IBM's On Demand and Express Strategy targeted at Small and Medium businesses with their customers and channels as well as briefing press and business analysts.
 
Dr. Anne Kao, Technical Fellow, Boeing Phantom Works

Dr. Anne Kao is a Technical Fellow in Boeing Phantom Works where she has worked for over 18 years. She enjoys combining her experiences in computer science, philosophy of language, and foreign language teaching to solve challenging problems with a team of multi-disciplinary experts. She is a pioneer and leading expert in text mining and text analysis. The wide range of applications she has worked on includes Boeing survey data analysis, aviation safety, airplane maintenance and reliability, Network Centric Operations and Homeland Security. She is the co-editor of a Springer book on Natural Language Processing and Text Mining, as well as a reviewer for various major ACM and IEEE conferences. She has been a recipient of National Women of Color in Technology Research Award in 2006 and Boeing Special Invention Award in 2006. Prior to joining Boeing, Dr. Kao was a software engineer at TRW (now Northrop-Grumman) for 2 years, and Instructor at University of California, San Diego and San Diego Mesa College for six years. She has a Master degree of Computer Science from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. from Chinese Culture University of Taiwan.

 
Dr. Elaine Chan, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Global Private Client Group
Chairperson, Trade & Business Development, The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce
 
Elaine received her PhD in Economics from Cornell University in 1987. She has worked as the Asia Pacific Regional Economist at General Motors Corporation, and an Economist at the World Bank’s China Operations Division in Washington, DC. She was a visiting Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics at the Chung Hua University in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan’s Silicon Valley”. Her other professional experience includes corporate planning and finance management at Nextel Communications and Cendant Corporation, parent company of such global entities as Avis and Wyndham Resorts. Elaine serves on the board of the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Trade & Business Development Committee. She supports the World Association of Parents and Children, an adoption and child support agency by volunteering and serving on their board and chairs the Recruitment Committee.