ABL-SF Presents ‘Unwritten Strategies for Successfully Navigating Corporate Politics’

The Asian Business League San Francisco (www.ablsf.org) on Thursday, July 24, presents “Unwritten Strategies for Successfully Navigating Corporate Politics” — an evening where you can acquire some real-world practical tips on navigating corporate politics. As usual, this seminar is FREE for ABL-SF members, so if you’re not an ABL-SF member, JOIN NOW and attend the seminar FREE of charge!

ABL-SF Leadership Program
Thursday, July 24, 2008
6pm to 8pm
Morrison & Foerster, 425 Market St., San Francisco
Corporate Sponsors: Wells Fargo, PG&E, Morrison & Foerster
Media Sponsor: Hyphen

Members are free with advance registration. Non-members are $10 with advance registration, $15 at the door. Light refreshments will be provided. Register here. For questions about this seminar, please contact ABL-SF at ablsf@aol.com or (415) 788-4664.

Despite the fact that power and politics often have little to do with the actual job you are hired to do, they can make or break your career. Whether you create your own company or transition to another career, politics is a reality and being politically smart is not a trait; rather it is a skill that can be learned.

Please join us on July 24, 2008 as we bring a group of seasoned corporate executives who will share their own experiences and wisdom to define what the “unwritten” strategies are for successfully navigating the corporate politics.

Panelists
Anthony Chang, Managing Director, TL Ventures
Richard Hung, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Randy Quebec, General Manager, AT&T
Mable Yee, Founder, Engageher.org
Panel will be moderated by Stephen Jeong, Member of the ABL-SF Board of Directors

Anthony Chang, Managing Director, TL Ventures
Anthony joined TL in 2002 as the firm’s first Kauffman Fellow. Anthony’s venture experience began in 1998, when he co-founded and built Magictel.com, Inc., one of the first voice-over-IP service providers in Greater China and Southeast Asia. The Company conducted a reverse takeover of a publicly listed company in Hong Kong and raised over US $100 million in secondary offerings.
Anthony subsequently joined GE Equity in Hong Kong where he focused on early-stage venture opportunities in Asia. He was also part of the private equity team at Peregrine Investment Holdings (one of Asia’s largest investment banks during the 1990s) where he handled technology and communications-related investments.
Anthony’s investment focus includes consumer-focused opportunities as well as wireless and semiconductor-related companies. Anthony was directly responsible for TL’s investments in SkyCross, Inc., Kleer Corporation and Pivotal Systems Corporation. He also currently sits on the boards of Atrenta Inc., Optichron, Inc., VeriWave, Inc., Maskless Lithography, Inc. and Octavian Scientific, Inc. In addition, he was also actively involved with the firm’s successful investment in Ikanos Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: IKAN).
Since joining TL, Anthony has worked closely with Mark DeNino in developing TL’s capabilities in Asia to support TL portfolio companies with supplier, distributor and customer relationships. Anthony leverages his strong ties in both Silicon Valley and Asia in sourcing and evaluating new opportunities, as well as assisting various TL portfolio companies in garnering Asian customers.

Anthony began his career at the San Francisco Consulting Group, a strategic consulting firm focused on the communications industry. He also worked briefly in Lucent’s Mobility Solutions Group.

Anthony holds a BA with Honors from Stanford University and an MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. He is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and proficient in Shanghainese.
Richard Hung, Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Richard Hung is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office, where his practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and counseling.
Mr. Hung has litigated a wide variety of technology matters since joining Morrison & Foerster in 2000. He has appeared and argued on behalf of clients in both state and federal courts. His patent matters have involved biometric authentication, digital rights management, interactive television, internet protocols, kyphoplasty, online commerce, personal computer hardware, programmable logic devices, public key encryption, and spam prevention. A registered patent attorney, Mr. Hung frequently advises clients on strategic patent issues. Mr. Hung also has been involved in trade secrets litigation in California state court and in commercial arbitration before the American Arbitration Association. Companies that he has represented include Altera, Apple Computer, BEA Systems, Fujitsu, Kyphon, Novell, SAFLINK, and Yahoo!.
Mr. Hung earned dual bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and economics from Stanford University in 1995 and his law degree from Columbia Law School in 1998. In law school, he was a James Kent Scholar, a moot court editor and judge, and a recipient of the Carroll G. Harper Prize for excellence in intellectual property. Before joining the firm, Mr. Hung clerked for the Honorable Paul Michel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Hung is a member of the California bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Randolph (Randy) Quebec, General Mgr., No Cal & Nevada, AT&T
Randolph (Randy) Quebec is the General Manager of the Northern California and Nevada market area for AT&T. Mr. Quebec oversees all consumer sales, marketing, and customer service for AT&T’s voice, broadband, and advanced television services in the largest market region for AT&T across the nation.
Before his appointment to general manager, Mr. Quebec served as Regional Vice-President, Valued Accounts Market at AT&T. In that position, he was responsible for small and medium business market sales and service across California, leading an inside sales force of 700 representatives. He has served in Legislative and Governmental Affairs as well as key sales positions in the Diverse Markets Group, an organization responsible for Hispanic and Asian customer sales and service in California. He joined Pacific Telephone, now AT&T, in 1981.
Mr. Quebec was appointed and currently serves as Board Vice-President of the San Francisco based, non-profit media organization, Frameline. Among other board and community service assignments, he is also proud to have previously served as a Board Member of the Asian Business League of San Francisco.
Mr. Quebec grew up in Salinas, CA. He is a first-generation American, born of Filipino descent. He graduated from the University of San Francisco with a degree in Organizational Behavior and resides with his partner in the East Bay.

Mable Yee, President & Founder, Engageher.org
Mable Yee is the Founder & President of Engageher.org, a new online advocacy organization for minorities and women. Mable is an entrepreneur, film producer, activist and has spent 30 years in the technology industry. She spent the first 14 years in corporations ranging from $9 Billion to $50 million firms such as Xerox Corporation, Ashton Tate, SuperMac Technologies and Network General. During that period she launched Xerox’s first desktop laser printer, generating $120 Million in worldwide revenue in 22 months, repositioned and launched Ashton Tate’s MultiMate software brand, generating $59 Million in sales in a year and revamping sales channels and distribution strategies for SuperMac and Network General. She decided to become an entrepreneur and went on to co-found 3 technology & marketing companies, raising over $20 Million from Venture Capitalists and Angels for her own companies and her advisory companies. Her companies provided solutions and technologies, including Soleil Network Technology, the first Network Application Management technology based on Microsoft NT technology, KiraCom.com, an Interactive Target Marketing ASP, and Commuter Products Corporation, a direct marketing corporation.

As an Asian American woman breaking barriers in the Fortune 500s in the late 1970s to being a CEO & Cofounder of start-up companies in Silicon Valley, she’s had to face and overcome challenges and obstacles to achieve success. She is used to being the only Asian American female in white male executive environments and has had to navigate corporate politics at multiple levels. She has sat on a diverse range of Boards and advised organizations including Chinatown Youth Center, Asian Business Alliance, Picture Marketing to Chez Panisse Foundation, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Momsrising.org and The Latina Center. She is one of the original Founders of ABL-SF in 1980 and will be conducting an Leadership Seminar Series for ABL-SF in the fall.

Stephen Jeong, Associate Project Director, Towers Perrin
Stephen is an Associate Project Director at Towers Perrin, a global human capital consulting group. Stephen has over 8 years of project management experience related to test construction and validation for employee selection and certification. Prior to joining Towers Perrin-ISR, Stephen worked as a Senior Program Manager for Ohio State University’s Center for Education and Training for Employment (CETE). During his tenure at OSU, he was the primary consultant to Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for the design, implementation and validation of Ohio ‘s Career Technical Competency Assessment (OCTCA) – a State-sponsored certification system administered to 42 vocational education areas.
Stephen has partnered with global organizations in a variety of industries including high technology, pharmaceutical, retail, and construction and engineering firms to enhance workforce effectiveness. His current clients include Texas Instruments, Applied Materials, Monster.com, McKesson, and AECOM. Stephen holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

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