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Carlos Silva


Managing Director, ACSIC Tecnologia Ltda

Location: Manaus, AM/Brazil



Certified Scrum Professional
Certified Scrum Product Owner


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Working +25 years in the field of consumer electronics industry and product development.

During 12 years have worked in Consumer Electronics (CE) industries gone thru several areas such as Production, Industrial Engineering, Product Engineering, Product Development Engineering. Range of worked products: videocassetes, calculators, microwave ovens, television. All at Sharp do Brazil Branch.

Researcher at Genius Research Center, leading projects related to DVD Player development for Brazilian market.

Consultant for Industry and Commerce managing businesses related to Industry establishment at Manaus Industrial Park and procurement for commercialization in Brazil.

Technology Manager at Shanghai Video & Audio Brazil (SVA), managing Development Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Quality.

Project Manager at Samsung Brazilian Research Center (SIDIA) managing LCD and Plasma TV development projects for the Brazilian market.

Operations Manager at Nokia Brazilian Research Center (INdT) with management activities related to government project reporting, Quality System, Scrum Framework Introduction and Budget Management.

Program Manager at Nokia Brazilian Reserch Center (INdT), conducting business related to Brazilian Digital TV projects roadmap.

Portfolio Manager for LATAM projects at INDT (former Nokia Institute) now R&D Institute in Brazil (INDT) funded by Microsoft Mobile.


Work experience

Instituto NOKIA de Tecnologia, Product Program Manager
June 2008 - Present, Manaus, AM, Brazil

- Mobile Digital TV (ISDB-Tb) product program management for smart phones Symbian S60, S^3 and S40. More than 20 smartphone products launched in the Brazilian/South American market and activities related to co-work with HW development, SW development, certification signature process, "productization" support, budget management, subcontractors management;

- Operations management on Mobile Linux Software Lab: Quality System Management (ISO9001:2008), MCT (government reporting), Scrum (process deployment) 
and Budget management;


- Agile (Scrum) project management framework - conception, development and deployment thru coaching internally for mobile devices products;


- Agile project approach certified by IS09001:2000 and maintained on ISO9001:2008 re-certification

Samsung Brazilian Research Center, Project Manager
August 2005 - June 2008, MANAUS, AM, Brazil

- Project management on embedded software development for Flat Panel Display TVs (LCD, Plasma) for the South American market;

- Management on development areas such as: SW Engineering, SW Quality Engineering, SW Quality Assurance;

- Deployment/Management of projects following different development cycles: Product Life Cycle, Product Platform Life Cycle, Research life Cycle;

- Participation on strategic meetings in England during co-project definition for Brazilian Digital TV, co-work among South Korea, Japan, England, Poland and Brazil Research Centers.

SVA da Amazonia Ltda, Technical Manager
April 2003 - August 2005, MANAUS, AM, Brazil

- Managed Engineering & Quality areas;
- Intermediation with China for DVD player product development for the Brazilian market (SVA and OEM brands);
- Product “tropicalization” for the Brazilian market, local development for: user manual, polyfoam and packaging; product firmware testing/debugging and reporting;
- Quality Control management for imported electrical and mechanical parts inspection: income (IQC), process (PQC), finished goods inspection (OQC) and reliability tests;
- New product introduction (NPI) management;
- Leaded new products feasibility studies, e.g.: DVD Player, LCD TV, LCD Monitor, Audio Home Theater and Computer.

Genius Instituto de Tecnologia, Researcher
November 2001 - April 2003, MANAUS, AM, Brazil

Research & Development in the field of consumer electronics, involved in DVD technology transfer to Brazilian market (co-work with foreign companies such as: SAFA Media, ST Microelectronics/Ravisent)

Sharp do Brasil S/A, Engineering Developer
December 1987 - November 2001, MANAUS, AM, Brazil

- Designer/Sofware developer for consumer electronics products: Microwave oven and TV sets.
- Development engineering management's assistant for development area main issues like: lineup, costs feasibility study, budget, planning.

Articles I've written

Why Not Push the Retrospective to the Next Sprint?
This has been a discussion in a LinkedIn CSPO group that I would like to share with other people. Simple article, but strong message. The question was, "Why not push the retrospective to the following sprint?"


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