Yolanda Tsang Yau Yau, Chief Engineer, CT
Yolanda Tsang is a Chief Engineer in the Networking Software team under Communications division, leading the 5G Core design and development. She joined ASTRI after returning from the US to Hong Kong. Yolanda had been working in the telecom industries when she was in the US. When back to Hong Kong, she was looking for R&D opportunities, while ASTRI was the best option at that time.
Q. What does being a woman in tech today mean to you?
Nowadays, there are more women in the technology field than years ago. But women still remain the minorities in meetings and conferences. It’s still very hard in the industries as there are many off-site tasks and many of these works require working in non-peak (inconvenient hours). I think women and men have no difference in terms of capabilities technically and I am proud to be in the area and being able to contribute or lead in the field.
Q. Tips to excel in the field of your research.
Try to meet with different stakeholders, follow the blogs of the technology evolution, and keep up to date to the technology.
Be friend to Google… always try to google for unfamiliar area or terms. If you don’t know what to look for, maybe look under image for an interesting figure and start from learning something new.
Don’t be shy, always try to talk to people. Be humble, no one knows everything. The person you are talking to, might know more than you in that area. And it’s always interesting to listen to others’ opinion. If people don’t agree with you, it’s good to see what the differences are and why.
Q. How to stay relevant in the tech industry?
We need to keep up to date to the development. And for new technology, no one is absolute right. Considering even all communication standards are evolving, and updates are common.
Q. What is your biggest achievement to date? (work or life)
A well balanced work and life.
Q. What are your favourite pastimes outside of work?
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