Hi, my name is Kurt, and I am a new member of the Research Analyst Group at TEC. Before contributing anything else to this blog site, I’d like to briefly introduce myself.
I’m from China, where I earned my degree in Mechanical Engineering and worked for 10 years mainly helping manufacturers plan and implement information systems. During the last 5 years in China, I invested all my energy into building up a product lifecycle management (PLM) developer. This period of time gave me not only great opportunities to better understand what today’s manufacturers really need in terms of IT, but also a good variety of aspects of running a business. In addition, I truly enjoyed the brotherhood there.
When I arrived in Canada, I decided to keep myself away from work for a little while. I feel lucky that I made the right decision in working towards and attaining an MBA at HEC Montreal—which is a great business school that I fully recommend. During my studies there, I managed to maximize my knowledge and gain on both the business side and the technology side. More importantly, I learned two things that were not very strong in my technology-oriented mind originally - knowing how important it is to look back (reflection) and knowing how to look ahead (strategy).
As a research analyst specialized in PLM, my future blogs will stay mainly in this area; but I also have interest in other topics. For example, recently, I just finished a consulting project on the topic of tackling climate change issues in management for a global manufacturer in the mining and metal sector—and I feel there are many things worth discussing. IT is becoming more involved in environmental issues and we need to talk more about it.
It is a great honor to become a part of TEC. I believe it is an excellent place to learn, to contribute, and to have a lot of fun. I’ll see you around.
Welcome to the western world of technology. In the coming months we would like in more detail, to hear about your IT experiences in China.