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Kean Wong

Kean Wong

Former VP of SW Engineering at Pebble

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Unfortunately, I don't have any available slot for the next 4 weeks

    I’m currently consulting, after having spent 20 years in both HW and SW positions working for companies in the Bay Area. You can contact me via Most recently I was at Intel for 2 years (working on the Vaunt smartglasses project) as a Sr. Director of SW, with a peak of about 150 employees and 100 contractors. Prior to Intel, I was VP of SW at Pebble (the smartwatch company) from 2013-2016, and grew the SW eng team there from 6 people to ~100. Prior to Pebble I was at Facebook for 2 years (mostly system architecture and as an IC on some secret projects), before that I had a mix of SW, HW, architecture and strategy roles at Palm over 11 years. I have also performed a lot of patent work through my career (>90 issued US patents, and >100 active applications). I’ve done a lot of engineering management and mentorship, and really enjoy coaching others on how to build and sustain high performing engineering organizations.

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    Applying Structure to Hiring Processes is Essential to an Organization’s Success

    1 October

    Many years into his career, at Facebook Kean was introduced to an effective hiring process for the first time. Since then, he adapted that process and brought it to Pebble. Thanks to a well thought-out and well-maintained structure, over 90% of their new hires turned out to be very successful in their roles.

    Scaling Team
    How to Attain Alignment of Vision and Strategy in the Engineering Organization

    1 October

    Kean Wong shares valuable insights on how to align the organization with the vision, goals, and strategy of the leadership.

    Company Culture
    Sharing The Vision
    Internal Communication
    How to Gain Credibility and Build Relationships When Joining a High Performing Team

    21 September

    Kean Wong shares the steps he took in order to establish legitimacy and credibility when he started managing an established high-performing team of software engineers.

    New Manager
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