Eric P. Liang

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Eric P. Liang

Principal

For over ten years, Dr. Eric Liang has been advising C-level executives across a broad spectrum of industries that included automotive, aerospace, energy, pharmaceutical, electronics, consumer packaged goods, and non-profits on operational transformation and organizational transformation initiatives.

As Senior Managing Consultant at IBM Global Business Services, Dr. Liang has provided innovative and resourceful leadership equally in IT strategies (software selection, IT governance, portfolio rationalization, enterprise architecture, and cloud) as well as in business strategies (market positioning, market sizing, customer segmentation, and pricing.)  With deep expertise also in process optimization, he has developed numerous process and organizational re-design solutions that resolved supply chain, planning/forecasting or logistical challenges that often confront today’s globalized enterprises.

Dr. Liang has rich experience in project management, hi-tech product development, and aerospace research.  Before IBM, he served as Senior Program Manager at Sun Microsystems and was responsible for leading global teams in enterprise storage products development.  He shepherded teams through ideation, concept development, unit testing, integrated system testing and beta testing reviews.  He managed software-hardware integration and oversaw key vendor relationships.   He successfully developed and launched a high-volume, group/enterprise storage system in nine months that achieved annual sales rate of $40MM+ within six months of launch and capturing 50% of product group revenue within the Division.

Prior to Sun Microsystems, Dr. Liang was Associate Technical Fellow at the Boeing Company and Rockwell International Corporation.  For 19 years he led ground-breaking cross-discipline engineering tools development using knowledge engineering and expert systems.  His invention of a rocket propulsion modeling method landed him the honor of Rockwell Engineer of The Year.  He has published 34 peer-reviewed papers, including six in technical journals and book chapters, and presented at over 30 international conferences.  He served as reviewer for three technical journals.  He was invited as special speaker at three NASA workshops and at the National Univ. of Singapore and Taiwan Cheng Kung Univ.  He has won team achievement awards, and NASA and Rockwell technology utilization awards.

 Dr. Liang has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA (dean’s list), a Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley (honors), and a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley (highest honors.)

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