Keynote Speech

March 7th, 2016 (7 - 9 pm)

Engineers Week

Monday, March 7th, 7-9pm

Sibley Auditorium, Berkeley, CA, United States

Berkeley, CA

Parking: Lower Heart Parking Structure

Note: The parking structure is only accessible going downhill on Hearst Avenue.


MC: Tsu-Jae King Liu

Theme: Engineering the Impossible

  • 7:10 - 7:20 pm: brief introduction

(Anita) Thank you all for coming out to Engineers Week 2016. With the prolific advancement in engineering today, we are constantly pressed to invoke our ingenuity and realize the impossible. This week, we aim to explore the impossible, starting off with our keynote speech. Tonight, we are joined by Professor Tus-Jae King Liu who will be acting as our Master of Ceremonies, as well as Uber CTO, Mr. Thuan Pham. Please join me in welcoming Professor Liu to the stage to give some background to our esteemed keynote speaker tonight.

(Professor Liu - Sample) Before becoming the Chief Technology Officer of Uber, Mr. Thuan Pham received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the MIT. Since, he has held various leadership roles as Vice President of Engineering at DoubleClick, Westbridge, and Vice President of Research and Design at VMWare. While his accomplishments are remarkable, how he got here is even more inspiring. Having escaped from the Vietnam War, he has truly shown what it means to Engineer the Impossible. From escaping war to dictating the way the future moves, Mr. Thuan Pham.

  • 7:20 - 8:00 pm: keynote speech

( Mr. Pham) Speech

  • 8 - 8:20 pm: Q&A

(Professor Liu) At this time we would like to open the floor up for questions.

* At the end of Q&A

(Professor Liu - Concluding remarks - Sample) At this time, we would like to thank Mr. Pham for spending his evening with our Berkeley cohort, inspiring us to face our difficulties and pursue our passions.

(Anita) Thank you all for coming. The full list of events are great as these are available on our website at Before we continue to the reception, please join me again in thanking Professor Liu in her excellent direction of the event tonight, and Mr. Pham once more for his inspiring speech.

  • 8:25 - 9:00 pm: reception

Point of Contact

Anita Cheung

T: (818) 826 - 4030