IEEE IAS Chapters Workshop Program

Date & TimeDescription
after 15:00 Attendees Arrival – Check in (West Coast Suites, UBC, Vancouver)
19:30 – 20:00 Registration (Venue: Kaiser 2020/2030, Fred Kaiser Building (KAIS), UBC Vancouver)
20:00 - 22:00 Dinner & Networking
Date & TimeDescription
0700 - 08:00 Breakfast & Networking
08:00 - 08:10 Workshop Chair Welcome Address & Program: Usman Munawar
IEEE Canada’s President (R7) Opening Note: Rob Anderson
IEEE IAS CMD Chair Address: Mr. Srikanth Vasudevan Pillai
08:10 - 08:45IAS and CMD Programs
Srikanth Vasudevan Pillai
Chair Chapter Development Committee (IAS CMD)
08:45 - 09:15Industry Engagement and Value
Rob Anderson
President, IEEE Canada(R7) & Principal Consultant, Itron, AB
09:15 –10:35 WIE Discussion: Leadership, Innovation and Sustainable Future
Distinguished Guests: Maike Luiken, Jacqueline Nichols, Sadia Mehboob (Powertech Labs, BC)
Moderator: Ms. Samia Sami, Electric Power Engineers, USA
10:35 – 11:00Group Photo
Coffee Break & Networking
11:00 –11:35Industry Keynote
Hydrogen Storage and Innovation
Pierre Poulain
CEO & President Powertech Labs, BC
11:35– 12:10Academic Keynote
Can Small Modular Reactors Solve the Problems Confronting Nuclear Energy?
M. V. Ramana
Simons Chair, Disarmament, Global and
Human Security & Professor, UBC, BC
12:10 – 12:45Lunch & Networking
12:45 – 14:30Panel Discussion: Navigating the AI Frontier: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Shift
Distinguished Guests: Ahmed Refaey Hussein, Matthew Wilder, Youry Khmelevsky
Moderator: Mehrdad Safaei, Ottawa Section
14:30 – 15:00 Certificate Distributions for Speakers & participants & organizers
Closing Address: Rob Anderson (Director, IEEE Region 7)