PETER  P. YIM

1452 Shafter Street, Suite 101
San Mateo, California 94402, USA.
 Tel: (650) 578-9998    
E-mail: peter.yim@cim3.com 


CURRICULUM  VITAE

BIOGRAPHIC SKETCH

available online at : http://www.cim3.com/people/ppybio.html  
 

WORK HISTORY :

2/02 - present
ONTOLOG (a.k.a. "Ontolog Forum") <http://ontolog.cim3.net/wiki/>
Founder & Co-Convener
A virtual community of practice (CoP) that has been in active operation since April 2002. ONTOLOG (a.k.a. "Ontolog Forum") is an open, international, community devoted to advancing the field of ontology, ontological engineering and semantic technology, and advocating their adoption into mainstream applications and international standards.  Ontolog is the preeminent community in its domain and has a membership roster that includes some of the most prominant names in the field. Ontolog has been organizing relevant technology events and capturing them into its knowledge repository, to the extent that it now holds one of the richest body of knowledge in the ontology domain that is openly accessible.

1/89 - present
CIM ENGINEERING, INC. (dba. "CIM3") (San Mateo, CA)   < http://www.cim3.com >
President and CEO
Function : Advisor, strategist, and integrator of technology companies comprising global partners (or strategic alliances) to form virtual enterprises. Program Manager and Developer of distributed eBusiness and collaborative systems that operate over the Internet.
Accomplishments : Pioneered the development and application of collaboration technology in manufacturing and software development; and in the integration of multi-cultural virtual teams and global enterprises -- proponent (first in 1990) of "CIM3" (Computer Integrated Man-Machine Manufacturing) which is an approach to holistic corporate (manufacturing especially) improvement through extending the traditional CIM architecture and design to incorporate the paradigm of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). The term "CIM3" now re-designated to stand for "Collaboration In huMan-Machine-Methodology".
The company structures its current business around CIM3.NET the tier-1 infrastructure through which it delivers its software as a service (SaaS) to communities of practice (CoP's) and distributed project teams. Clients and users of the CIM3 Collaborative Work Environment (CWE) product include those from the US Federal Government, Major Corporations, Standards Bodies,  Academia, Research and International communities.

5/00 - 09/01
VERTICALNET, INC. (Palo Alto, CA / Horsham, PA)   < http://www.verticalnet.com >
Director of Program Management
Function : VerticalNet was a technology pioneer and the first enterpise systems company of its kind to employ ontological engineering as the key approach towards its software solutions. Provided leadership and support particularly on the strategic components of the Program Management Office (PMO) for the company. The PMO co-leads development of B2B eCommerce products and other non-routine programs and projects of the Company. Spearheaded the Collaborative Work Environment (CWE) project which is an initiative that cast collaboration and knowledge management as the strategic thrust for VerticalNet.

1/99 - 4/00
BOOTSTRAP INSTITUTE (Fremont, CA)    < http://www.bootstrap.org >
Staff Advisor
Function : strategic planning; program management, implementation of various aspects of Dr. Douglas Engelbart's vision in boosting the Collective IQ of mankind through his "bootstrap" strategy. Masterminded and produced the 10-week "UnRev-II" Engelbart Colloquium at Stanford University (access to online webcast content available on request.)

7/95 - 6/97
INSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE (Menlo Park, CA)   < http://www.iftf.org >
Affiliate (Research Fellow)
Function : Research, analysis and publication on emerging technology trends.

5/86 - 11/88
PHILIPS SMT CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY P/L. (Singapore)
Director and General Manager
Function : Planned and implemented, as a contract manager, this $11 Million project of the setting up of an off-shore surface mount electronics operation for North American Philips in Singapore. Sat on their BOD and represented Philips in the negotiation with the Singapore government on all aspects, including tax holidays, for the operation. Managed it from design phase to $60 million in sales, and then recruited a local manager to take over the operation.

11/84 - 3/94
CIM GROUP OF COMPANIES (Global)
Founder, President and CEO
Function : Founded the group as a technology based company with a strategic outlook. Principally in the business of oem-manufacturing operations and manufacturing systems development. Various subsidiaries and joint venture operations were formed in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China and the USA., with major customers in the North America, Japan, Korea and China. At its peak, the group has an employment of over 350 engineering and technical professionals; and thousands of manufacturing operators.

The business failed due to the bankruptcy of a key customer in Korea coupled with exceptional geopolitical circumstances beyond my control. Enterprises within the group portfolio included, at various points on the timeline :

Accomplishments : Pioneered the introduction of the following key implementations in various locations in Asia -- SMT (Surface Mount Technology), ISO-9000 (Quality Standard), LAN (Local Area Networking), EDI (based on UN/EDIFACT standard), 3rd generation MRP Systems (similar to today's ERP systems), CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) and Software Engineering in a "software factory" setting.

6/83 - 11/84
WONG'S ELECTRONICS LTD. (Hong Kong)
General Manager, Operations
Function : Full operations responsibility for a $100+ million, 1000+ worker electronic OEM manufacturer. Involved in Company's IPO in Hong Kong in 1984.

4/79- 6/83
GENERAL GARMENT MANUFACTURING LTD. (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Manager, Industrial Engineering and Operations
Function : Revamped and streamlined this 3000 worker operation which produces more than 3000 dozen shirts and blouses every day. Towards the end of my tenure, productivity of the operation has improved by more than 100%, and total throughput time has been cut in half.

5/76 - 3/79
ASTEC ELECTRONICS LTD. (Hong Kong and Malaysia)
Sr. Engineering Manager / Materials Manager
Function : Responsible for implementation of organizations and methods into the entire operation of this emerging electronic OEM company which later became the world's leading switching power supply manufacturer and a $500+ million company.

7/73 - 5/76
INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS LTD. (Hong Kong)
Director of Engineering
Function: Responsible for the design and development of some of the most innovative products of the time in Hong Kong. Won, repeatedly, the Hong Kong Governor's Award for design and engineering.

9/71 - 5/73
CORNELL UNIVERSITY - AUDITORY PERCEPTION LAB. (Ithaca, NY)
Design Technician/Engineer
Function: Design, fabrication, and programming of laboratory' equipment and sub-systems for auditory perception experiments.

Summer and Winter, 1972
MIT - RESEARCH LAB. OF ELECTRONICS (Cambridge, MA)
Design Technician
Function : Design and fabrication of electronic sub-systems and computer hardware interfaces for the voice/speech laboratory experiments.

Summer, 1970
UCLA - PLASMA PHYSICS LAB. (Los Angeles, CA)
Technician
Function : Fabrication of both mechanical and electronic sub-systems and parts for plasma physics experiments.
 

EDUCATION :

TERTIARY & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
Computer Systems and Network Administration; Surface Mount Technology; Quality Management, as well as
Bootstrap Improvement (at
Stanford University)

9/72- 5/73
CORNELL UNIVERSITY - Graduate Business School
MBA Program (year 1), Organizational Behavior and Personnel Management

9/69- 5/73
CORNELL UNIVERSITY - College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research

9/63-6/69
WAH YAN COLLEGE  (a Jesuit secondary school in Hong Kong)
Secondary School and O-Level Graduation
 

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Personal references will be furnished upon request.


Last updated: 03-Sep-2007

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