3D Sensing Virtual Fireside Chat
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3D Sensing Virtual Fireside Chat


Date: January 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PT


Talk overview: Discover what it’s like to work for a leading global 3D sensing component company. Join Lumentum thought leaders for an exciting virtual presentation to learn about our solutions, company culture, career opportunities, and more! 

Who should attend: Job-seekers looking to work for a driven, innovative, and collaborative company at the forefront of cutting-edge 3D sensing technology. 


About our speakers: 

Andre Wong

Andre Wong, Vice President, Product Line Management, 3D Sensing
Dr. Wong is responsible for the company’s Industrial and Consumer Diode lasers business and emerging markets. Dr. Wong was educated at the University of British Columbia in Canada where he obtained a PhD in Materials Physics. After obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Wong was an NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Post-doctoral research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, where he conducted research in fabricating low photon count detectors using CMOS sensors.
From 2000 to 2008, Dr. Wong held various R&D positions at SDL, then JDSU, then moved to the Product Line Management position in 2008. Dr. Wong has been a champion and evangelist for the 3D Sensing business at Lumentum for many years. His leadership and guidance has been instrumental in achieving Lumentum’s leadership in 3D Sensing.
Dr. Wong has won many awards, hold several patents and publications.   


Chuwanda Thigpen, Vice President Talent and Chief Diversity Officer
Chuwanda Thigpen is responsible for leading internal and external hiring and initiatives designed to create a diverse and inclusive environment for all employees.
Before joining Lumentum, Chuwanda held key leadership roles at ACI Worldwide, SunTrust Bank, now Truist, and The Coca Cola Company.
Chuwanda’s educational study includes Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi; the University of York in York, England, and Rice University in Houston, Texas. 

Jay Skidmore

Jay Skidmore, Vice President, 3D Sensing R&D
Jay Skidmore is VP of 3D Sensing R&D team at Lumentum. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering at UCSB under Dr. Larry Coldren, fabricating GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor lasers. Afterwards, he worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory developing high-average-power diode arrays for various solid-state crystal hosts. In 2000, he joined SDL (acquired by JDSU/Lumentum) creating leading edge fiber-coupled 980 nm and 14xx nm pumps for telecom (terrestrial/submarine) deployment, as well as high-brightness spatial-multiplexed pumps for kW-class fiber lasers. He has managed world-wide teams in both R&D and reliability. More recently, Jay established VCSEL and edge emitter (e.g., DFB) illuminators for 3D sensing consumer applications.
He holds >20 patents and contributed many book and journal publications in the field of high-power semiconductor lasers and packaging.

Tea Williams

Téa Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager, 3D Sensing
Téa Williams is Senior Vice President and General Manager, 3D Sensing. She joined Lumentum in April 2020. Prior to joining Lumentum, Ms. Williams served as Vice President and Business Unit General Manager at Texas Instruments, Inc., a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company. In addition, Ms. Williams served as the site leader for the Tucson, Arizona Texas Instruments location. During her 16-year career with Texas Instruments, Ms. Williams held a variety of roles in R&D, Product Line, and Business leadership.
Ms. Williams holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She is a graduate of the Fellows Program with the International Women’s Forum, along with a specialized executive education at the Harvard Business School and INSEAD.




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