The 26th of July is one of the memorable days in the history of IEEE in Sudan, that date marked the celebration of the first IEEE body in Sudan. The event was attended by an around 330 people from both the industry and academia and bunch of Sudanese Icons in the fields of technology and engineering. Among the attendees was the Minister of Telecom Dr. Yahya Abdallah an number of students, IEEE members, media representatives as well as several company representatives, as a result the event was a melting pot people from all walks of technology and engineering in the country.
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the event was opened by a recitation of the holly Quran and the speech of the IEEE Sudan Initiative ( ISI) team representatives Mussab Mustafa giving a brief introduction to the work that went into having an IEEE body in Sudan, followed by a speech by Dr, Sherif Elfadul who’s has been a mentor to the team throughout the process, followed by an online speech Dr. Fanny Klett Responsible of IEEE Computer Society Region 8 then there was the spokesman for the diamond sponsor (Samasung) Mr. Kikwon Yoon, followed by a speech from the minister of Telecom. after the speeches a there were 4 mini seminars on current technological topics including Cloud computing, Smart grids, and and Mobile computing presented by some of the most distinguished minds the county has to offer as well as a sharing of a project experience followed by a great presentation about the importance of Fostering Innovation presented by Mohamed Tayfour Elbeily ,Systems Designer for Research In Motion (RIM) – Canada.
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But even with all this tech talk the event was not completely rigid there was plenty of time for the guests to network and socialize during the coffee break along with some soft music provide by a jazz band,.
The event was concluded with presentation of the IEEE Sudan dream book by Abdelkareem Badri and an award ceremony in acknowledgment of all those who helped make this dream a reality and some of Sudan’s senior IEEE members.
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Nuha Alazrag (IEEE Sudan)