Patrick Pang

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What would you like people to know about you?

I’m the first Chinese in the company. I was born in Malaysia, so that makes me a Malaysian Chinese. We possess excellent traits of adaptability and a strong command of languages. I can speak five languages, which is a common thing among us. Our early education demands us to speak at least three formal languages, and a few local dialects depending on individual family background.

What has made you feel included at work?

When I first joined Worldsensing, I flew to Barcelona for the onboarding sessions. As soon as I entered the HQ building, I loved the office environment because people had a very passionate and welcoming attitude. I felt welcomed because I was constantly approached by new co-workers as we got ourselves introduced—in Asia, generally, we tend to be more conservative because we don’t usually interact with unfamiliar faces at work. When I first joined Worldsensing I felt that making friends was easy because icebreaking was effortless.

How do you think each person can help create an inclusive environment at work?

When I first joined Worldsensing I had the opportunity to join a weekly Friday after-work beer session. I felt included because I was invited to the session and people tend to speak English instead of Spanish in my presence. What people can do to make everyone feel included is to speak a common language and to organise cultural exchange events where people get to share their unique and interesting cultural experiences in a company with employees of diversified ethnicity, races and cultural backgrounds.

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About Worldsensing

Worldsensing is a global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the industrial monitoring expert works with over 270 engineering partners in more than 60 countries to deploy critical infrastructure monitoring solutions in mining, construction, rail and structural health.

Worldsensing has more than 80 employees and offices in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles and Singapore and investors include Cisco Systems, Mitsui & Co, McRock Capital and ETF Partners, among others.

Press contact:
Jennifer Harth
press@worldsensing.com

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