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Introduction to Consulting

2019-03-21 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm EDT

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the IEEE Consultants’ Network of Northern NJ (www.technologyontap.org) will host a panel discussion on getting started as an independent consultant.

About the Topic

  • How do I get started as a consultant?
  • What are the benefits and what are the downsides?  
  • How can I maximize my chances of professional survival in these trying times?
  • Is it the right choice for me?

The panelists, all CNNNJ members, will describe what motivated them to become consultants and how they accomplished it. They will address basics such as forming a business and finding clients, as well as offer insights on their approaches to keeping their practices afloat. Audience participation and questions will be welcomed.  

About the Speaker(s)

Jim Boyd (XL Research, Inc.) specializes in custom hardware and software design of PIC-microcontroller-based products for consumer and industrial applications. Since forming XL Research (www.XLResearch.com) in 1978, he has delivered real-time controller designs used in such products as cordless telephones, experimental solar homes, high-speed printing machinery, fire alarm systems and a multiple processor control system for a US prison. Jim can be reached at j.boyd@xlresearch.com, (973) 584-0329.

Jim Julian (Jim Julian Unlimited, LLC) graduated from NJIT as an electrical engineer (BSEE). Self-taught in electronics, he worked professionally as an electronic technician at 16 in a local music store, and continued there through college. Upon graduation, he started as an electronic design engineer at RCA, then held project engineer, management, marketing, and quality positions at Timeplex, Datascope, VitalCom, GE Healthcare, and Stryker. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Find out more at jimjulian.com, or on YouTube at jimjulian.tv. Jim can be reached at consultant@jimjulian.com or at (201) 379-3131.

Robert Walker (RD Walker Engineering),until recently,has been offering analog and digital circuit design services through RD Walker Engineering, started in 1987. His expertise includes communication, sensing, conditioning and control equipment, utilizing discrete design as well as embedded controllers and FPGA’s. Robert specializes in communication systems and develops equipment for telemetry and power line teleprotection; and he offered product development, debugging, as well as hardware/firmware integration. Contact him at robert@rdwalker.com, (973) 728-0344.

CNNNJ Invites You to Join the Network

Founded in 1992, the IEEE Consultants Network of Northern NJ (CNNNJ) encourages and promotes the use of independent technical consultants by business and industry. The CNNNJ invites all engineers engaged in independent practice to join its ranks. For more details on member benefits and admission requirements, please visit our website at technologyontap.org.

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