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ECE Student Seminar - From ECE to the Business of ECE: Transitioning to Business and Consulting

Event Details

Monday, December 5, 2022

12:30pm - 1:20pm

Van Leer, WC240

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Mary Ann Weitnauer
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Event Details

Date: Monday, December 5, 2022

Time: 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Location: Van Leer, WC240

Speaker: Dan Hays

Speaker’s Title: Principal and Head of Tech, Media, and Telecom Strategy Consulting

Speaker’s Affiliation: PwC

Seminar Title: From ECE to the Business of ECE: Transitioning to Business and Consulting

Abstract: Dan will share his professional journey since enrolling at Georgia Tech in 1990, including how his co-op and internship experiences shaped his thinking, how he decided whether to return to grad school, and how his journey led him to a multi-decade career in strategy consulting. He will share lessons learned from his work with technology and telecommunications companies around the world, as well as tips for career success in consulting and beyond.

Biographical Sketch of the Speaker: 

Dan Hays is a principal with PwC, focused on strategy and operations across the technology, media, and telecommunications sector.  As a senior member of PwC’s Strategy& consulting practice, Dan works with communications and information service providers, network equipment and device manufacturers, distributors, software companies, and investors worldwide.

Dan has worked with clients across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania, and focuses in the areas of growth strategy, regulatory policy, spectrum management, innovation, product development, and operational strategy.

A prolific author and speaker, as well as often-quoted industry expert, Dan’s writing includes leading thinking on the communications industry, growth strategies, and mobile networks.  Dan is a frequent guest columnist and often-quoted industry expert in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, and The New York Times.

Prior to joining PwC via the acquisition of PRTM Management Consultants, Dan worked for Intel and IBM in marketing and product development, where his responsibilities included supporting the development of the world’s first smart phone, driving the adoption of new connectivity standards such as USB, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and developing new product concepts for advanced technology products.

Dan holds an Electrical Engineering degree with high honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Last revised November 3, 2022