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Tzung-Hsien (Shawn) Ho

Technical Sales with Passion for Cloud Computing

Work History

Jan 2015Present

Senior Systems Engineer

VMware

Mainly responsible for FSI sectors, including banking, securities, and insurance industries. Also cover several large manufacturing accounts. 

  • My team (2 people) has been the tier-1 (top 3% in Greater China) team for two continuous years (2015 and 2016). I am also the member of 『TEAM of the Year』 at Greater China in 2016.
  • The first VMware Greater China employee trained at VMware Japan Office. Four public speeches have been provided to share my learning.
  • Generated re-occurring revenue at a public bank with total amount greater than 1 Million. I closed the first integration project between VMware and IBM PowerVC integration at Greater China at this customer.
  • Successfully delivered an integrated Airwatch MDM + F5 APM solution to one of the largest Securities enterprise. This project is to secure employees' email confidentiality at their BYODs (bring your own devices). More than 1,500 users are using this platform now compared to 400 users when the project was delivered.
  • Closed the largest mobile devices management platform in Taiwan for the largest plastic manufacturer in Taiwan. More than 18,500+ devices were managed at this project. 
  • Closed the first WAS-2-JBoss project at one of the top financial customers. This project would have follow-up opportunities in 2017. This project is to assist customer expanding their application development capability at Java platform as well as to improve their CI/CD processes.
  • Served as an subject matter expert (SME) at VMware CNA BU. Actively engage at this field because of my own passion. Received multiple talk/keynote invitations for this topic. I also maintain a blog at http://vmshare.blogspot.tw.
Oct 2014Nov 2014

Senior R&D Engineer

NUUO Inc.

Lead efforts in prototyping frameworks for business intelligence.

  • Dart + Polymer
  • Angular Framework
  • SCSS/CSS
  • D3js with SVG
  • OpenData Usage
Sep 2013Sep 2014

Product and Marketing Director

NUUO Inc.

NUUO Inc. is a software manufacturer, specialized in video management system as well as network video recorder. NUUO currently has a global branch office at Brea, USA, and local representatives in India, Russia, South Africa, French, and United Kingdom.

I was lucky enough to participate in NUUO's IPO process to serve as one of the five representatives to promote our company at GreTai securities market. I lead a product team of 14 members and is responsible for delivering a comprehensive product information to our sales, distributors, and system integrator. Marketing team has 6 members and is in charge of brand/product awareness which includes promotion at exhibitions, partner events, and website. Some important team achievements are listed below:

Product Team:

  • NUUO Crystal™:
    • The first linux-based enterprise video management solution worldwide. 
    • Winner of the Security Industry Association (SIA) Award of ISC West 2014. 
    • Account for 15% of company's revenue and 24% of the company's profit in 6 months.
  • NUUO Crystal™  VM:
    • Design pure software version of NUUO Crystal™ in VMWare, which targets at IT customers and video storage cloud solutions. 
    • Alliance with SAN storage companies (EMC) for creating no-single-point of failure surveillance solution, ideal for cloud service.
  • NUUO Plugin Framework:
    • Initiate plugin frameworks for 3rd-party device integration into NUUO Crystal™ product. This framework is the basis for future BigData analysis on video management system.

Marketing Team:

  • In charge of half million USD budget for launching a brand new enterprise solution, NUUO Crystal™. 
  • Deliver product information to our VIP customers as well as collect customer's requirements in international Tradeshows, including
    • ISC West @ Les Vegas, USA
    • Secutech @ Taipei, Taiwan
    • IFSec @ London, UK
  • Responsible for technical alliance activities.
  • Boost NUUO.com's website traffic flow by 400%.
  • Build a cost-per-lead analysis framework.
May 2011Sep 2013

Quality Assurance Manager

Trimar International Corp.

Trimar International Corp. is a pharmaceutical trader and manufacturer in Taiwan. As a manufacturer, our bottles and closures are supplied to all major pharmaceutical companies in Taiwan. As a trader, we are the sole and exclusive representative for couple major pharmaceutical packaging suppliers in Taiwan. 

As a quality assurance manager, I established quality assurance department from scratch and implemented quality system into all three of our plants. Our quality system assisted us passing audits from all major customers, including auditors from United States. Some important achievements are listed below for further reference:

Quality Assurance:

  • Establish quality assurance team for daily production items release.
  • Teach GMP(Good Manufacturer Practice) class for 3 plants in a monthly basis.

As an Auditee (audited by Customer/ Third-party auditors):

  • All 3 plants are certified against ISO 9001:2008 Quality system.
  • All 3 plants are certified against GMP for all 3 plants - by major customers

As an Auditor for suppliers:

  • Lead auditor for cGMP and ISO 9001:2008 for both international and local suppliers.
Nov 2008Apr 2011

Development Manager

NUUO Inc.

NUUO Inc. is a software manufacturer, specialized in video management system as well as network video recorder. NUUO currently has a global branch office at Brea, USA, and local representatives in India, Russia, South Africa, French, and United Kingdom.

When I first joined in NUUO as an R&D engineer in 2008, I was responsible for Intelligent Video System (IVS) development. My work applied background estimation algorithm to differentiate object trajectories for further system analysis. Starting from 2010, I was promoted as a manager to lead software development tasks. From June 2010, I led more than 50 people team, including R&D, PM, and QA, to develop pure software based applications. 

New Product:

  • iViewer 1.0: Mobile Client for Android, iOS, and Blackberry. 
  • SDK 2.0: Mainly used by 3rd-party integration. This SDK is cross-platform and available in CSharp, C++, and ActiveX. 
  • NuClient 1.0: Client software for NUUO's next generation enterprise video platform.

New versions of existing product:

  • Mainconsole 3.4 and 3.4.1: This product was responsible for 34% of NUUO's revenue. It was also the vessel for NUUO's video compression card (from Analog to IP).
  • CMS 1.3 and 1.5: This product connected all NUUO's product into a central viewing station, including Mainconsole and Mini2. 

OEM/ODM:

  • Discuss product specifications with key accounts, including major network device manufacturers and system integrators from different countries.
May 2007Sep 2008

Research Engineer

TechnoScience Inc.

TechnoScience Inc is a system integrator who makes its profit by winning government's projects. Our founder, Dr. Blankenship, is a professor at University of Maryland. He creates such an environment to assist talented Ph.D. graduates building their careers. For topics of interest, winning government's project is the only way to receive funding. It is also encouraged to participate in other's project to deliver solutions collaboratively. This business model is quiet unique and I am greatly benefited from it. 

During my career with TechnoScience Inc. I mainly involve with two projects, Trident maritime surveillance system (TMSS) and Two-axis gun barrel. Details are listed below:

TMSS:  Led the R&D efforts of the vision subsystem for the next-generation TMSS (Trident Maritime Surveillance System) used to secure the Strait of Malacca. The vision system is implemented on TI Davinci 6446 platform. Several completed works include (1) high accuracy GPS-based (1° precision) and pixel-based (0.01°) target pointing system, (2) omni-directional monitoring interface (render by OpenGL), and (3) automatic zoom/focus control. The new focus is the vessel recognition system based on SIFT (shift-invariance feature transformation) algorithm.

Two-Axis Gun Barrel: In charge of two-axis stabilized platform consisting of two direct-drive brushless DC motors for office of naval research (ONR). The control system was realized with the synergy between TMSC6701 processor and Simulink. Users can directly compile the simulation results using RTW and then load code into the DSP controller with no additional efforts. The real-time loop of the controller, operated at 1KHz, takes 6 inputs (4 gyros and 2 encoders) and outputs commands through CAN bus. The command loop, operated at 10Hz, receives user command from UART port. The resulting system can carry a payload up to 140 lbs and complete a circular spin within 1 second.

Education

Sep 2002May 2007

Ph.D. , Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Maryland

Explore Computer Vision Algorithm to apply to solving Alignment Problem for Optical Wireless Communication Systems.

Sep 2000May 2002

Master, Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Maryland

Using Piezo-Electro Devices to Produce Laser Beam Pointing Systems.

Oct 1994Jun 1998

Bachelor, Electrical Engineering

National Taiwan University

Working on Speech Recognition and Virtual Reality Projects. Both Projects won School Competitions.

Skills

Virtualization Technology for On-Premise Cloud, End-User Computing, and Enterprise Mobile Management.

Specialize in vSphere-based virtualization skills. Knowing how to build an on-premise cloud, establish a virtual-desktop infrastructure, and build an enterprise mobile management system with all the tools piled up. 

Web Programming
Combine Dartlang, Polymer, Angular, D3, and SCSS to build toolchains for web programmer.
Facilitation
Encourage open-minded thinking. Facilitation skill can collect opinions from team members and reach consensus efficiently.
Matlab
Simulation of algorithms
C++

Use Visual Studio/ Netbeans/ Qt as my Integrated development environments for multiple projects

References

Kenny Hsu, EAM at VMware Inc.

My co-worker at VMware Inc. He taught me how to be a good sales. We've teamed up since Jan 2015.

Carl Frank, COO at Anokiwave Inc.

Head of the department when I worked at TechnoSciences Inc. He supervised the entire Trident project which I mainly worked on.

Cardy Huang, CEO at NUUO Inc.

My direct report when served as product director at NUUO Inc.

Christopher C. Davis, Professor at University of Maryland

My Ph.D. advisor who helps me completing my doctoral journey at University of Maryland. 

Certifications

2017Present

Certified Scrum Master

Scrum Alliance
Jan 2015Present

VCP-DCV, VCA-DCV, VCA-NV, VCA-WM, VCA-NV

VMware Inc.
Jun 2012Jun 2013

ISO 9001 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AUDITOR/LEAD AUDITOR

IRCA

Presentation Activities

Event Presentation Activities:

  • "Information Security from Endpoint to Cloud", Taiwan International Information Security Organization Summit, 2017
  • "Virtualized Solution to defend against Advanced Persistent Threat", PTEX 2017.
  • "How to Program Efficiently on Virtualized Platform?", vForum 2016.
  • "Lesson Learned from Charles Darwin", Paid Training for Institute of Information Industry, 2016.
  • "Five Considerations before taking Digital Transformation", Sysage Annual Event, 2016.
  • "VMware's Container Strategy", Intel Cloud Symposium, 2015.
  • "Cloud Native Solutions at VMware", vForum 2015.

Product Presentation Activities:

  • "Industrial VMS Solution" at GDSF Asia forum 2014
  • "NUUO Crystal Titan" at SIA New Product Competition at ISC West 2014

Conference Presentation Activities:

  • SPIE Optics and Photonics in San Diego, California, 2006
  • IEEE OMNIVIS in Beijing, 2005 
  • SPIE Optics and Photonics in San Diego, California, 2005 
  • SPIE Photonics in San Jose, California, 2005