Nirmala (Nimmi) Ramanujam

Panelist and 2023 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award Recipient recognized for more globally accessible technology for women's health related to cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Nimmi Ramanujam has made pioneering contributions to the development of innovative, patient-centered health technologies that have far-reaching impacts in the fight against cancer, particularly cervical cancer. She uses her knowledge of [...]

Alaa J. Mousa

Individual Speaker, "Building a Future-Ready Digital Ecosystem" Dr. Alaa J. Mousa, Deputy CEO at Earthlink Telecoms, has more than 23 years of experience in the ICT sector since he graduated as a Telecom Engineer in 1999 and holds MSC and Ph.D. in Telecommunications in 2002 and 2007 respectively. He was the chief technical officer (CTO) of many telecom operators. In [...]

Vinton G. Cerf

Fireside Chat with the 2023 IEEE Medal of Honor Recipient, Vinton G. Cerf Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Vinton (Vint) G. Cerf is the co-designer with Robert E. Kahn of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. Cerf’s tireless commitment to the Internet’s evolution, improvement, oversight, and evangelism throughout [...]

Scott Frank

Featured Speaker, “Making the World a Better Place with Intellectual Property" The Global Intellectual Property Alliance (GLIPA) was launched in October 2022 with the World Intellectual Property Organization (created by the United Nations) which is a non-profit. GLIPA seeks to raise IP awareness/education, improve IP ecosystem collaboration, and increase IP diversity and inclusion for the [...]

Erwin Hochmair

Panelist and 2023 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Co-Recipient, recognized for the research, development, and realization of multi-channel microelectronic cochlear implants. Biography Ingeborg and Erwin Hochmair The Cochlear Implant (CI) is the first replacement of a sensory organ, enabling deaf persons to hear via a (partially) implanted device. CI-users are able to communicate orally, and many [...]

Ingeborg J. Hochmair-Desoyer

Panelist and 2023 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Co-Recipient, recognized for the research, development, and realization of multi-channel microelectronic cochlear implants. Ingeborg J. Hochmair holds Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.tech degrees in Electrical Engineering and a venia legendi in Biomedical Engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, where she, together with Erwin Hochmair, developed the very first microelectronic [...]

Anna Zakrzewska

Panelist and 2023 IEEE Theodore W. Hissey Outstanding Young Professional Award Recipient recognized for contributions in telecommunications research and innovation, leading to commercialization while inspiring tomorrow's young technology leaders through STEM volunteering work. Anna Zakrzewska is a senior principal engineer at the Telecom Co-Innovation Expert Centre at Dell Technologies in Dublin, Ireland. She leads company [...]

Tracy Daniels

Serving as our Master of Ceremonies, Robin Bienfait was the chief enterprise innovation officer and senior advisor for Samsung, responsible for building strong partnerships with large global customers to deliver enterprise class services.

Robin Bienfait

Serving as our Master of Ceremonies, Robin Bienfait was the chief enterprise innovation officer and senior advisor for Samsung, responsible for building strong partnerships with large global customers to deliver enterprise class services.

Jean He

  "Future of Networking in Cloud Computing"   Jean He is a Principal Network Engineer at Uber. She has led, drove, and contributed to the technology roadmap, architecture, and design of Uber’s data center, backbone, and cloud network infrastructure to provide cost-effective, reliable, and optimal production network foundation to serve Uber business across the world. As an experienced [...]
Josh Brost

Josh Brost

Panelist: Aerospace Technologies Josh Brost is the Vice President of Business Development at Relativity Space, a vertically integrated technology platform that fuses 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics to design, print, and fly entirely 3D-printed rockets with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. In his role, he leads the team responsible for [...]

Karen Panetta

Dr. Karen Panetta is the Dean for Graduate Education, Tufts University School of Engineering, a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine and recipient of the NSF Presidential Award by U.S. President Barack Obama. [...]

Thomas M. Jahns

Panetlist: "An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm Thomas M. Jahns is recognized internationally as a preeminent researcher and innovator in high-performance permanent magnet (PM) machines and their adjustable-speed drives that reduce the world’s carbon footprint by achieving unparalleled levels of energy efficiency and power density. He is particularly known for his pioneering work to [...]

Mark Schneider

Featured Speaker Topics: Introduction - Smart Cities, Digital Twins, and Reality Modeling Mark Schneider Is a Global Enterprise Success Manager with Bentley Systems, where he is responsible for driving digital advancement for Infrastructure and Digital Twins for large global organizations.  Mark is a pioneer in Computer engineering design and Digital workflows. He has over 40 [...]

Edward Tiedemann, Jr.

Host: "An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm Dr. Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is an IEEE Fellow, a Qualcomm Fellow, and a Senior Vice President of Engineering of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.  He leads Qualcomm’s worldwide standardization and industry organization activities.  Dr. Tiedemann was instrumental in the design and development of the TIA/EIA/IS-95 CDMA system, also [...]

K.J. Ray Liu

2022 IEEE President & CEO K.J. Ray Liu K. J. Ray Liu is the founder and CEO of Orgin AI that pioneers AI for wireless sensing and indoor tracking. The invention of wireless AI won three prestigious CES Innovation Awards, including CES Best of Innovation in 2021. He was Distinguished University Professor and Christine Kim [...]

Saifur Rahman

2022 IEEE President-Elect Saifur Rahman Professor Saifur Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, USA where he is the Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment at the university. He is a Life Fellow of the [...]

Jason Cong

Panelist: "An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm 2022 IEEE ROBERT N. NOYCE MEDAL RECIPIENT Jingsheng Jason Cong’s innovative contributions to electronic design automation (EDA) tools and field programable gate-array (FPGA) synthesis have enabled the efficient management of the exponential growth of design complexity of semiconductor chips that power our computation and communication infrastructures. FPGAs [...]

Albert P. Pisano

Moderator: "An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm On Sept. 1, 2013, Pisano joined the Jacobs School of as Professor and Dean. He holds the Walter J. Zable Chair in Engineering.  Pisano is a highly accomplished mechanical engineer who, in 2001, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to the design, fabrication, [...]
Jeff Lorbeck

Jeff Lorbeck

Welcome Remarks at "An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm Jeff Lorbeck is a senior vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things (IoT) business unit within QCT – Qualcomm’s semiconductor business. Prior to becoming GM of the IoT BU, Lorbeck served as chief operating officer of QCT, a role in which he [...]

Deborah Estrin

Panelist: "An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm 2022 IEEE JOHN VON NEUMANN MEDAL RECIPIENT One of the earliest and highest impact innovators and thought leaders in mobile sensing systems, Deborah Estrin was among the first to recognize that mobile phones could serve as powerful sensing and engagement platforms for patient observation and intervention, transforming [...]

Ingo Wolff

Panelist: "An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm 2022 IEEE/RSE JAMES CLERK MAXWELL MEDAL RECIPIENT A spirited pioneer and champion of electromagnetic theory and applications in communication technology, Ingo Wolff’s contributions to numerical techniques for the analysis of electromagnetic fields have advanced the design of radio frequency (RF) and microwave components, circuits, and antennas as [...]

Anantha Chandrakasan

Panelist: "An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm 2022 IEEE MILDRED DRESSELHAUS MEDAL RECIPIENT Regarded as one best-known circuits and systems designers, Anantha Chandrakasan’s innovations in the design and implementation of energy-efficient integrated circuits and systems have played a fundamental role in enabling ultralow-power computers, wireless sensors, and personal multimedia terminals. Low-power circuit design techniques [...]

P.R. Kumar

Panelist: "An Evening of Innovation" Sponsored by Qualcomm 2022 IEEE ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MEDAL RECIPIENT Panganamala R. Kumar’s sustained contributions to the mathematical modeling, analysis, and design of wireless networks have been instrumental in understanding the scaling behavior of network capacity with a large number of nodes and the role of network protocols in achieving [...]

Theodore Tzanetos

Panelist: Aerospace Technologies Theodore Tzanetos graduated MIT with a B.S. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in 2012, and a Masters of Engineering in 2013 in the same fields. Worked at MITLL in the Tactical Systems - Advanced Capabilities Group, Head of Technology for the Drone Racing League startup, and served as senior software engineer [...]

Marguerite Gong Hancock

Marguerite Gong Hancock, VP at the Computer Museum is the Master of Ceremonies at the 2022 IEEE VIC Summit and Honors Ceremony.

Soyeon Yi

Panelist: Aerospace Technologies Dr. Soyeon Yi is South Korea’s first and only astronaut. She was selected as an astronaut in December 2006, out of 36,000 contestants vying for the title of South Korea’s First Astronaut. On April 8, 2008, she launched into space on-board Soyuz TMA-12. During her 11-day mission at the International Space Station [...]

Albert Greenberg

Keynote Speaker: Albert Greenberg, Uber Technologies, VP, Platform Engineering Topic Title: "Fast and Secure Networking in the Private Cloud” As Uber’s VP, Platform Engineering Albert oversees Uber Engineering and Program Management teams that include Data Center, Networking, Storage, Data, Search, Monitoring, Developer Productivity, Engineering DEI, Tooling and Corporate IT Infrastructure. Albert serves as a member [...]

David Krum

Speaker on AR/VR. Dr. David Krum is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the California State University, Los Angeles.

Siavash Alamouti

Featured Speaker Topic Title: “Future of the Internet: web3 and decentralization” Siavash Alamouti is the Executive Chairman of the Board at mimik. He was the EVP of R&D at Wells Fargo from March 2020 until December 2021. Prior to that, he was the President & CEO of mimik from January 2014 until January 2020. Prior [...]
Hiroshi Ishiguro

Hiroshi Ishiguro

Virtual PresentationTitle: “Avatar and the Future Society” Hiroshi Ishiguro (M’) received a Ph. D. in systems engineering from the Osaka University, Japan in 1991. He is currently Professor of Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University (2009-) and Visiting Director (2011-) of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories at the Advanced [...]

Glenn Zorpette

Moderator: Aerospace Technologies Panel Glenn Zorpette is the Editorial Director for Content Development at IEEE Spectrum magazine. His interests include chipmaking, vehicles, nuclear and national-security technologies, audio electronics, DIY, war-zone reconstruction, technology applications in the developing world, and digital imaging. His reporting for IEEE Spectrum has taken him to Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, the South Pole, Kwajalein Atoll, [...]

Harry Kloor

Robotics  Dr. Harry Kloor is a successful serial entrepreneur, scientist, technologist, educator, policy advisor, author, and Hollywood filmmaker.  He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Beyond Imagination; a company that has developed a suite of exponential technology solutions that deploys AI, AR, Robotics, Machine Learning and human-computer interaction technology to enhance and revolutionize the world’s [...]

Mike Davis

Mike Davis is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in alliantgroup’s Houston national office. As the CISO he operationalizes Data Security, Privacy, & Risk Management while advising leadership on protecting critical information resources and managing an enterprise cyber security portfolio. Mike and his security team’s mission includes executing a risk based security strategy that supports [...]

Dr. Rashi Gupta

Dr. Rashi Gupta, fondly known as “Batterywali of India”, is the pioneer of manufacturing of Advanced Lithium Batteries in India alongwith the “Worlds Smartest Lithium Battery”. She is the Founder & Managing Director of Vision Mechatronics Private Ltd, leading it towards a name to reckon for in the field of Robotics, Renewable Energy & Energy [...]

Pradeep Ray

Prof Pradeep Ray is the Director of the Centre For Entrepreneurship (CFE) at the University of Michigan Joint Institute in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He leads the multi-disciplinary (Engineering, healthcare, business and entrepreneurship and social sciences), multi country (more than ten across Asia, Australia and Europe) initiative (since 2018) called Technology Entrepreneurship for Sustainable [...]

Kent Dicks

Kent Dicks, Founder & CEO of Life365, Inc. – Kent Dicks is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and recognized as a thought leader in the Mobile and Digital Health space. Dicks was a leading pioneer in the evolving mHealth field with his previous company, MedApps, which helped drive development of lower cost cloud connected health solutions [...]

Jonathan Chew

Jonathan Chew is currently a Creative Producer for Walt Disney Imagineering working on Inclusive Strategies making sure the Disney Parks and its stories are diverse and culturally relevant to today's global audience. He studied Electrical Engineering at UCLA with a Computer Science Specialization and Biomedical Focus. He has worked at several leading companies in different [...]

Jeff Blankenburg

Jeff Blankenburg spent the early part of his career in digital advertising, building websites for Victoria’s Secret, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Ford Motor Company, among others. He also spent 8 years at Microsoft, primarily as an evangelist for any new technology he could get his hands on. Today, he works on the Amazon Alexa team [...]