Webinar: Critical Thinking for Engineers


Presenter:
Sridhar Ramanathan
Date Recorded:
8 July 2021

OVERVIEW

We live in times in which we're bombarded with information of all sorts vying for our attention and sometimes intended to move us to action. If we're not careful, we are acting on someone else's best interests--not necessarily your own. And if you are an engineer, or in a technical field, then critical thinking is all the more important to ensuring you're using the right information, data and insights to deliver the most effective and potentially novel, break-through solution you can. In this webinar, we explore the key aspects of critical thinking: analytical skills, data analysis, interpretation, judgment, questioning evidence, and healthy skepticism. This aptitude allows for much richer, better solutions to real-world challenges.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Sridhar Ramanathan has thirty years of experience in technology companies, from startups to blue chip firms. As Co-founder of Aventi Group, a product marketing agency, he has been instrumental in leading many tech firms through high growth phases. Prior to Aventi Group, Sridhar was the marketing executive for Hewlett-Packard’s Managed Services business where he was responsible for marketing worldwide and managing the portfolio of HP managed services’ $1.1B unit. Sridhar has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a BS in Engineering Physics from U.C. Berkeley. Sridhar is a published author of an IEEE-USA ebook series on Critical Thinking for Engineers (free to IEEE Members, available to non-members at a nominal price). He is active in non-profit work including being an Executive Mentor for social entrepreneurs in Santa Clara University’s Miller Center.

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