Thu, 30 Oct 2014 2:00 PM


Business success these days relies heavily on what are called “talents”. However, there are gaps between the kind of talent that industry expects and those that academia has delivered. Narrowing the gaps will benefit industry, academia, and fresh graduates. Senior management teams for a typical company normally spend over 60% of their time on management of talent. The strategies for recruiting, retraining and retaining talent will be key factors for business success. Some scenarios will be illustrated to help fresh graduates become the kind of qualified talent sought after by industry.


Jeff Zhu, AVP, Neusoft America

Jeff Zhu currently serves as an AVP at Neusoft America, and is currently based in Seattle. He has held several executive positions (VP, General Manager, CTO, etc.) with the Neusoft Group, which is a global IT service company with over 23,000 full time employees from 2005 until early this year. From 1996 to 2005, he worked in various roles from software programming to program management at Microsoft Redmond. Besides his industry experience, Jeff also has a strong academic background, in which he spend 3 years (1992-1995) as a post-doctoral research fellow/senior research fellow at the University of Utah and 4 years (1988-1992) as Associate Professor teaching three courses for both undergraduate and post-graduate students at Northeast University of China.

* War_for_Talent_SFU.pdf
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2–3:30 pm, October 30, 2014

SFU at Harbour Centre (room 1600)
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
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