Javier A. SalcedoMBA Technology Development Engineering Manager, Analog Devices, Inc.
“In the same room, we have people from financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, semiconductors, pharma, life science, medicine, NGOs, each one of them focusing on different business areas.”
As an individual contributor in research and development, Javier Salcedo began to realize that there was a missing piece in his career development. He discovered that he had a vision in terms of the technical, but when it came to the management perspective, he lacked the insight he knew he needed. He explains, “I was pleased to find through the EMBA program what I was looking for: a world-class program with a well-balanced mix of up to date content, access to a wealth of faculty expertise, a schedule to accommodate work, school, and personal life, enriching social activities, experiential opportunities for valuable team learning, and an enriching environment for networking.”
While pursuing the EMBA program, Salcedo experienced many unfolding changes in the semiconductor industry. He says that it required, “a better operation structure for cost reduction and greater pay back in research and development initiatives.” He explains how seamlessly he was able to apply what he learned in class to his role at work, “As I was getting exposed in class to different topics on team learning, organizational psychology and operations, I took these concepts to contribute on the development of interventions that combined different ideas often used in marketing strategy….”
The diverse mix of perspectives that EMBA gathers under one roof, allowed Salcedo to broaden his viewpoint even further. He says, “It allowed me to explore other areas of interest and build a different perspective. Beyond focusing on solving the immediate technology problem, I seek opportunities on how the technology can be used in many different ways and have a greater long term impact.”
This medley of viewpoints from his classmates was what Salcedo says made his experience, “particularly enriching.” He explains, “In the same room, we have people from financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, semiconductors, pharma, life science, medicine, NGOs, each one of them focusing on different business areas.”
He says, “In my role, I interact with individuals all over the world. I enjoy and celebrate diversity and find that diversity greatly contributes in building value for a business.” He explains that EMBA’s focus on building awareness around diversity and cultural differences has a, “very meaningful impact in the successful management of projects across cultural differences.”