SBM Speaker Series

SBM Speaker Series

Scalable Start Ups and Intrapreneurial Innovators

Have you ever wondered how to successfully launch a scalable start up or create an intrapreneurial environment inside of an established company? The ability to manage the interplay of technological, organizational, and human factors within and beyond an enterprise is essential in order to successfully influence business performance and overcome the challenges of innovation and disruption.

CityU’s SBM Speaker Series is back! Led by two industry experts, Chris Chung, COO of Coding Dojo, and Leon Yen, Technical Program Manager at Google, will discuss how they overcame some of these obstacles. Chris and Leon will both participate in a Q&A session with attendees as well.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 6pm PT

About the Speakers

Christopher Chung – COO, Coding Dojo

Christopher Chung is a marketer, developer, and entrepreneur. A results-oriented business executive with experience building effective strategic plans and motivating teams, he currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer at Coding Dojo. Mr. Chung has worked with several midsized companies and has a proven record of success growing businesses in a short timeframe.

 

 

Leon Yen – Technical Program Manager, Google

Leon Yen recently joined CityU’s School of Business and Management as an Associate Faculty Member. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him, having previously worked as the director of project management, enterprise solutions at ASUS Computer International and a principal engineer at T-Mobile. Mr. Yen currently as a Technical Program Manager at Google. He has extensive knowledge and comprehensive involvement in mobile device development and vendor partnerships and is well-versed in program/product lifecycle management from inception through incremental releases to end-of-life.

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Have you ever wondered how to successfully launch a scalable start up or create an intrapreneurial environment inside of an established company? The ability to manage the interplay of technological, organizational, and human factors within and beyond an enterprise is essential in order to successfully influence business performance and overcome the challenges of innovation and disruption.

CityU’s SBM Speaker Series is back! Industry experts, Chris Chung, COO of Coding Dojo, and Leon Yen, Technical Program Manager at Google, discuss how they overcame some of these obstacles.

View the Recording Here

About the Speakers

Christopher Chung – COO, Coding Dojo
Christopher Chung is a marketer, developer, and entrepreneur. A results-oriented business executive with experience building effective strategic plans and motivating teams, he currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer at Coding Dojo. Mr. Chung has worked with several midsized companies and has a proven record of success growing businesses in a short timeframe.
 
Leon Yen – Technical Program Manager, Google
Leon Yen recently joined CityU’s School of Business and Management as an Associate Faculty Member. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him, having previously worked as the director of project management, enterprise solutions at ASUS Computer International and a principal engineer at T-Mobile. Mr. Yen currently as a Technical Program Manager at Google. He has extensive knowledge and comprehensive involvement in mobile device development and vendor partnerships and is well-versed in program/product lifecycle management from inception through incremental releases to end-of-life.

The rise of financial technology (fintech) is transforming the banking industry. New technical capabilities are creating innovative opportunities for banking professionals. Boeing Employees Credit Union – BECU – is one of the financial institutions leading these changes and helping to guide the industry into a more tech friendly world.

CityU’s SBM Speaker Series is back, featuring BECU’s EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Tom Berquist. Tom discusses the industry changes on a macro level and how fintech advancements are changing the needs and the financial health of banking consumers. He also provides his insights on how BECU is responding to these changes and plans to approach the future of banking.

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About the Speaker: Tom Berquist

Tom is the EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Boeing Employees’ Credit Union. He leads BECU’s marketing, co-operative affairs, affinity programs and strategic planning efforts.

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and has been with BECU since 1994. He currently serves on the boards of Housing Hope and Business Impact Northwest. Tom holds a BA in Business from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University. Tom is also a member of City University of Seattle’s School of Business and Management Advisory Council.

The past year has taught us the necessity of properly managing supply chain risks. Any errors along the way can cause huge upsets in the final delivery. From global disruptions, such as the Ever Given’s obstruction of a major waterway to more local issues, like the staffing shortages caused by the pandemic, supply chain risks factor into every part of our lives.

City University of Seattle’s School of Business and Management hosted a discussion on Managing Supply Chain Risks, featuring Shaun Harris, a Senior Consultant in Global Supply Chain Management at Slalom Consulting. This was be the first part in CityU’s School of Business and Management’s Speaker Series.

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About the Speaker: Shaun Harris

Shaun Harris has broad global operations management experience in addition to sales and marketing with 15+ years in global agribusiness. He was part of the management team for a Multi-National Agriculture Trading and Processing company with operations 12 countries that delivered YOY double digit growth.

Shaun recently pivoted to Management Consulting and is now a Senior Consultant with Slalom LLC in the Global Supply Chain Practice. In this role, Shaun helps companies modernize and enhance their supply chain capabilities across a variety of industries and geographies.

Shaun holds a BA in International Business and Japanese from Oregon State University, and an Executive MBA from the University of Washington. Shaun is also a member of the Advisory Council for School of Business and Management at City University of Seattle.


Published January 4, 2022

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