November 1, 2004
Tech pioneer Lee Ting will speak at UCSC Foundation Forum November 5
By Tim Stephens
Lee S. Ting, advisory director at W. R. Hambrecht and former
vice president and managing director of geographic operations
at Hewlett-Packard, will speak at UCSC on Friday, November 5.
Lee S. Ting will speak on "Innovation Leadership
in the Global Economy."
Ting will speak on "Innovation Leadership in the Global
Economy" for the fall UCSC Foundation Forum at 4:30 p.m.
in the Baskin Engineering Auditorium. The lecture is free and
open to the public. Dedication ceremonies will take place earlier
in the day (3 to 4:15 p.m.) for the new auditorium and the nearby
Engineering 2 Building. Shuttle service will be available from
the Barn Theater parking lot at the base of campus beginning
at 2 p.m.
Ting has nearly 40 years of experience in the high-tech industry,
including work with start-up companies, industry leaders like
Hewlett-Packard, and venture capital firms. He is currently
an advisory director for W. R. Hambrecht and for WK Technology
Fund, a leading venture capital firm in Taiwan. Ting formerly
served as vice president and managing director of geographic
operations for Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for
HP's field administration, marketing services, and customer
support infrastructure worldwide and for long-term direction
and development of the company's international presence.
Ting has served as an adviser to Stanford's Asia Pacific Technology
Group and participated in the group's Distinguished Speaker
Series. In 2001, he was named to the Engineering Hall of Fame
at Oregon State University's College of Engineering. Ting is
a member of the Engineering Dean's Advisory Council at UCSC.
The UC Santa Cruz Foundation Forum brings together UCSC Foundation
trustees, faculty, students, and the Santa Cruz community to
hear engaging speakers and participate in discussions on current
subjects that affect their common interests and goals. The lecture
series, inaugurated in 2002, is sponsored by the Office of the
Chancellor and the UCSC Foundation.
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