Stamatis Dragoumanos

About Stamatis Dragoumanos

Stamatis Dragoumanos is a Software Engineer and Developer with specialization on Human-Computer Interaction in Virtual and Augmented Environments with almost 15 years of experience. He has a deep knowledge on programming languages, 3D graphics design and development, game development and web application. He is also a Chemical Engineer and has MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics. He has a 12 year experience on teaching programming languages, algorithms and data structures on a variety of student ages and education level. Eight years of experience out of 12 are in pre-university students as an Educator in private primary schools and public high schools. He is certified Soft Skill Trainer by Erasmus+ and certified Professional Scrum Master I by He is an inquiry based learning enthusiast and he strongly believes that soft skills development is one of the most important concepts that is missing in today’s Educational System. He has participated in the forming and first steps of 4 startups and he is awarded by the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry for one of them. His reasearch interests are on Human Computer Interaction, Augmented Reality, and Education. He is currently the Chair of IEEE Region 8 Professional and Educational Activities Subcommittee and Co-founder and Editor of IEEE Region 8 Today.

Mars Colony Game

Τhe Mars Space Colony: A Game of Standardization is developed by IEEE Standards University, a joint program of the IEEE Standards Association and IEEE Educational Activities. This is the first standards development simulation game crafted by experts with 20 + years’ experience in high-stakes, real-world technical standards development.


In the game’s simulation, aerospace companies and space agencies from around the world will be sending 100 of their employees to colonize Mars in 2022. Groups of 10 to 12 participants are tasked with making four main technical standards decisions.


Players participate as members of standards working groups, incorporating roles that reflect the economic, political and technical realities of standards development. (A technical background is NOT required for participation.). Along the way, the players will encounter not only technical challenges but also economic and political realities. They’ll also learn how different stakeholders can influence their choices.


ZOOM was the platform to participate in the Mars Game event, which was organized on 11 January 2022.


PROGRAM (times in CET)

11:00 Welcome and intros

11:15 Intro to standards (David Law)

11:45 Case study

12:15 Intro to group exercise

12:30 Group exercise begins

13:00 Break for lunch

14:00 Group exercise resumes

15:30 Report back and feedback

16:00 Close



Mohamed Amin

Mohamed Amin is an IEEE member & volunteer serving currently as IEEE R8 (EMEA) Careers subcommittee chair.

Amin is a professional telecommunication engineer working for Nokia as Senior Account manager. Previously he was working for Alcatel-Lucent as IP Services Business Development Manager. He has a wide business experience in EMEA with a successful track record of achievements along his professional career.

He served in several leading positions in IEEE Region8, IEEE Egypt section, IEEE Egypt Young Professionals Affinity group and Program manager of Egyptian Engineering Day in 2011.

In 2016, Amin received IEEE MGA Achievement Award due to his contribution among his IEEE R8 AFI team for planning and implementing the IEEE Action for Industry Initiative, which has successfully increased member engagement and strengthened the relationship between IEEE and industry in Region 8 (EMEA).



  • Engaging with customers & Business networking.
  • Key tips for a successful career.
  • Technology’s impact on business.

Marwa Amin

Marwa is a managing partner for HR projects manager at Ghaya Consulting; she built her human resources experience over 19 years working in MENA and Africa region; she has worked for many major multinational and well-known local market leader companies’ “MIDO” for coating, Watania Group of companies, KMEFIC and Procter and gamble distributor.


Marwa graduated from the faculty of commerce at Alexandria University. She complied the Executive MBA Certificate from Georgia State University with cooperation Alexandria University, certified CMC and Currently, she studies Doctorate of Business Administration at Alexandria University and now a DBA candidate.








  • How to manage your team from home
  • Build an effective organizational structure
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining
  • How to reduce labor work without effect business cycle
  • Managing the work environment during change
  • Leading people through change management
  • Effective incentive system linked to employees performance
  • Manage knowledge management inside your company and your team
  • Effective performance management system

Prof A G Hessami

Ali has background in design and development of mission critical complex systems. He is the Technical Editor and the Chair of IEEE P7000 standard focused on “Addressing Ethical Concerns inSystem Design”. In November 2018, he was appointed as the VC and Process Architect of the IEEE ‘s global Ethics Certification Programme for Autonomous & Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS). In this role, Ali has architected the approach and led the process and development of an extensive suites of five Ethics Criteria comprising Transparency, Accountability, Algorithmic Bias, Privacy and Responsible Governance for Certification of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (AIS).









IEEE Initiatives in Technology Ethics

Khaled Mokhtar

Khaled is currently managing the Emerging Technologies & Innovation function at Etisalat UAE. Previously, he worked as a Project Manager for Google, Information Associate for HP, Innovation and Technology Sr. Consultant for the Dubai Government and Program Manager for Etisalat Misr.


He is a Computer & Systems Engineer graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at Ain Shams University; and is certified from University of California (Berkeley) in Technology Entrepreneurship & Mentoring Innovative Technology Startups.


Khaled is also an IEEE senior member & IEEE HKN professional member, where he held several global volunteering roles, serving as the Chair of the Certification Program Committee in the IEEE Educational Activities Board, was member of the IEEE Industry Engagement Committee, and ex-member of the IEEE Region 8 Strategy and Conferences Coordination Committee (Europe, Middle East and Africa).



  • Program Management
  • Business Opportunities to 5G
  • Innovation Management Career

Sohaib Seikh

Sohaib Sheikh is a Senior ICT and Smart Buildings professional with multidisciplinary, cross-sector, global consultancy experience. He has expertise in strategy, design, implementation, and commissioning of large-scale complex information and communications systems on high-profile, major international capital investment programs,particularly in the commercial property and sports sectors across the United Kingdom, US, Middle East, and Russia.


Sohaib is passionate about STEM education and technology management and has volunteered for international organizations such as IEEE, Engineers Without Borders, and Rotary International to promote both causes. Currently, he is a member of the IEEE Education Activities Board where is serving as the Chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee. He is also a member of the IEEE Awards Board, IEEE Industry Engagement Committee and IEEE Region 8 Strategic Planning Subcommittee. He has delivered plenary talks and workshops at 40+ international events including the UNESCO World Science Forum, IEEE Sections Congress, and the World Engineering Education Forum.





  • Give yourself a head start -How Young Professionals can make an impact early in their careers;
  • How to be an effective Leader;
  • Healthy Buildings -Transforming workplaces in the post-covid era;
  • Digital Transformation -It’s not all about technology.

Policies and Procedures


Interested speakers can be nominated, invited or can apply to be a part of the PEAsC Speakers programs.

Fields of interest

The topics/focus areas covered in the Speakers program include:

  • Personal Skills e.g. creativity, self-confidence and self-motivation;
  • Influence Skills e.g. leadership, project management and organizational;
  • Relationship Skills e.g. customer relations, networking and communications;
  • Product Skills: Quality Control, Marketing, Assessment, Innovation, Concepts etc
  • Program and Project Management Skills:
  • Writing Skills: Technical Paper/Proposal writing, Project Proposal, Reports of Projects etc
  • Oral Skills: Presentation skills, Speaking, etc
  • Employment: International Careers, Employer Requirements, Retirement programs, etc
  • Entrepreneurship: Business Models, Creating Products, Running a Company etc
  • Disruptive technology: the effect of the latest technology and its development on the business, economy and our future


Policies and Procedures


  • A PEA Speakers Program Ad hoc Committee (PEA SPC) shall be formed by the PEASC Chair.
  • The PEA SPC has the mandate to run the Speakers Program and appoint speakers.
  • The IEEE PEASC Chair is responsible for forming the PEA SPC
  • The ad hoc committee invites potential Speakers, receives open nominations and evaluates profiles.
  • Evaluation of Speaker profiles and recommendation for appointments are sent to Region 8 OpCom by PEASC chair on behalf of PEA SPC.
  • Speakers are appointed after the approval by Region 8 OpCom.
  • IEEE Sections or OUs can apply for PEA Speaker for their events.
  • Speakers are funded up to $500 for their travel per year. Exceptions are possible and will be decided on a case by case basis.
  • Speakers will be reimbursed for their expenses after the event.
  • Guidelines for claiming reimbursement follows Region 8’s guidelines as described in this document:
  • Furthermore PEASC will only reimburse
    • Transportation expenses to and from the event location
    • Visa or other papers issuing cost needed
  • All local expenses including accommodation, local travel and meals shall be covered by the local OU.
  • All speakers shall be appointed for a two-year term.

From more details on the program please check PEA speakers program manual

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PEA Speakers Program Manual

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