Director, Sony Electronics Consumer & Standards Group, San Jose, CA (2002 - 2005)
·Co-founded the Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) which grew into a multi-national industry alliance, with over 70 companies. CELF’s focus was to enable the Linux kernel for consumer products.
·Directed all CELF day-to-day activities as elected Executive Director and Treasurer.
·Presented before CELF Board and multinational industry leaders at international meetings and conferences.
·Built a Linux team to improve boot-up time, security and foot print of the Linux kernel.
·Improved resource allocation, efficiency and time-to-market by reducing the amount of operating systems Sony products use.
Director, Sony Electronics Consumer Group, San Jose, CA (1997 - 2002)
·Improved dramatically the software developing process and engineering performance by implementing new quality assurance and software control methods.
·Created a new group within the Sony Consumer Group which bridged the analog to the digital world.
·Lead 65 direct and indirect reports in software engineering, quality assurance tests, tools and technology assessment.
·Developed 3 generations of IEEE1394 iLink interfaces for the VAIO laptop family, streaming low cost AV-HDD for Personal Video Recorders, such as TiVo, media converters which convert analog to digital content and transmission for many Sony products.
Engineering Manager, Sony Electronics Professional Broadcast Group, San Jose, CA (1994 - 1997)
·Envisioned a marketing, sales and engineering task force and interviewed several news studios across the USA to brainstorm editing approaches and work flow.
·Engineered a new inexpensive, time saving, fault tolerant non-linear editing solution for customers with reliable, networked and high speed random access.
·Designed a product to allow a news story to be edited much faster and be easily transferred electronically from studio to studio. This became the industry standard for studios converting to High Definition Digital TV.
Conceived, developed and implemented applicationof disk farms inserting commercials into satellite TV for StarTV, Hong Kong broadcasting to one third of the world.