EPSE to host 30th anniversary panel discussion

Devoted to management training for San Diego’s science and technology leaders, EPSE (Executive Perspective for Scientists & Engineers) celebrates its 30th anniversary with a high-level panel discussion titled “Closing the Science and Technology Leadership Gap” on Wednesday, April 2, starting at 6 pm at Qualcomm.

“Through the years, EPSE has prepared many of our region's scientists and engineers to further their careers into positions of leadership,” said Gary De Spain, executive director for the program, part of UC San Diego Extension. “We’re proud that our team-oriented, fast-paced format introduces participants to a whole new arena of knowledge and perspective about science and technology-based business.”

Scheduled panelists include Greg Bullard, vice president of engineering, Qualcomm (and EPSE alum); Marty Wartenberg, chief inventor at ZB Global in Carlsbad (and EPSE instructor); and Paul Kukuchek, United Technologies Aerospace Systems.

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Marty Wartenberg

UC San Diego Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs and Dean of Extension Mary Walshok, author of the recently published book, “Invention & Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego’s Innovation Economy,” will serve as moderator.

Since its founding, EPSE has graduated more than 800 senior-level science and engineering professionals, providing a business-oriented perspective on challenges facing today’s technology industries.

The program is designed for mid- to senior-level scientists and engineers who have several years of supervisory and operational experience. Industries represented include aerospace, bioscience/biotechnology, computing, electronics, energy, semiconductors, software and telecommunications.

The event is expected to attract 200 attendees, including EPSE graduates, instructors, staff, and students.



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