Hosted by IEEE Region 3 at SouthEastCon 2019
Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Listen to our volunteer and staff leaders share their vision for IEEE and answer the questions from members all around the globe
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You have the opportunity to send your questions and get them presented to the Presidents. Learn more about the largest professional organization in the world from its leadership.
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2019 IEEE President & CEO
José M. F. Moura is the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the U.S. National Academies Navy Study Board, corresponding member of Portugal Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of U.S. National Academy of Inventors, IEEE, and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He holds a doctorate from MIT and an EE from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa (IST), Portugal. José holds 14 patents, including two used in over three billion disk drive chips in 60% of all computers sold in the last decade and the subject of a 2016 US $ 750 million dollar settlement between Carnegie Mellon and a semiconductor manufacturer. He is President and cofounded Spiralgen, a company that specializes in super-fast software components for cutting-edge parallel platforms. This includes technology licensed by Intel (10 million lines of code in Intel’s IPP) and licensed and used by several other companies. He received the IEEE Signal Processing Society Award for outstanding technical contributions and leadership in signal processing and the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award for fundamental contributions to statistical signal processing. José will strive for a transparent, lean, open IEEE that runs a balanced operations budget and focuses its capital investments on building IEEE’s future by creating new sustainable businesses that serve members and IEEE’s technical communities. A second related priority is to significantly increase its membership by making IEEE relevant to professionals from all walks of life, young and seasoned, from any country in the world or industry. José has served as the Technical Activities Vice-President and has been a member of the IEEE Board of Directors where he served as Division IX Director. He was also a member of the Technical Activities Board, IEEE Awards Board, Educational Activities Board, Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB), and PSPB Strategic Planning Committee. He is also a founding member of the IEEE Portugal Section.
Past IEEE President & CEO
Jim Jefferies retired from AT&T and Lucent Technologies following 33 years in engineering and executive positions including fiber optic cable development and manufacturing, quality assurance, and supply chain management. He managed the engineering teams that delivered the first commercial fiber optic cables for AT&T. He served as logistics vice president, responsible for worldwide supply chain and export planning. He has led teams in major technology transfers, transitions of information technology, and organizational change. He has also worked in the entrepreneurial sector as Chief Operating Officer for USBuild.com in San Francisco, CA, USA. Jim served two separate terms on the IEEE Board of Directors, as well as the 2015 IEEE-USA President. As President of IEEE-USA, Jim supported the expanded focus on public visibility, young professionals, and humanitarian outreach. He received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska and an MS in Engineering Science from Clarkson University. He attended the Stanford University Graduate School of Business as a Sloan Fellow and earned an MS in Management. Jim is a member of the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu honorary society and a licensed professional engineer (Emeritus).
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer
Stephen Welby is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Prior to joining IEEE, in 2015 Stephen was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this role, he served as the chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Defense, leading one of the largest and most complex research, development, and engineering organizations in the world. He oversaw a $12.5B annual investment portfolio, managed internal and collaborative research and engineering efforts, drove a culture that valued innovation, and supported the department’s global technical engagement. Stephen has more than three decades of government and industrial experience in technology and product development, including senior leadership positions at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). His technical experience includes development of leading edge aeronautical and space systems, robotics, machine learning, high-performance software, and sensor systems. Stephen holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a master’s degree in business administration from the Texas A&M University, and master’s degrees in computer science and applied mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University. He is a fellow of the IEEE.
This is your opportunity to interact with the leaders of IEEE.
You are encouraged to leave a question or comment that will be asked of the IEEE Leadership.
José M. F. Moura
Presentations by José M. F. Moura, Jim Jefferies and Stephen Welby. Live streaming by IEEE.tv starts at 4 pm and continues until the end of the event.
You will have a small break to get ready for the Q & A session.
Question and Answer Session - Submit your questions using the website or submit your question live that evening.
Huntsville, Alabama, USA