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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).

 

Topics

  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics

  • 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics

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).

 

Topics

  • 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.

 

 

 

Topics

  • 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.

Young Professionals Track at IEEE Region 8 Virtual Student and Young Professionals Congress 2020

IEEE Region 8 Virtual Student and Young Professionals Congress (R8 vSYP) will be held during September 14th – 26th 2020 with three hours of daily content, and in total of more than 40 hours of keynote talks, addresses from IEEE officials, workshops and awards, supported by in-person or hybrid form of local meetings and presentations in countries throughout R8, which will be broadcasted for everyone as part of the program. Some of the content are speeches of IEEE President Elect Susan “Kathy” Land, IEEE Region 8 Director Magdalena Salazar Palma, technical presentation “Are We Alone?” by senior scientist from NASA JPL Goutama Chattopadhyay, finals of the IEEE Region 8 Entrepreneurship Initiative, and many more.

 

The Congress is a virtual substitute of the regular bi-annual IEEE Region 8 Student and Young Professional Congress that gathers over 400 people from whole IEEE Region 8. Following the same spirit, the R8 vSYP will involve a series of plenary sessions, workshops, competitions, social activities, and many more – through separate Student, Young Professional and Women in Engineering tracks. It follows a good practice of virtual conferences, summits, and other business events, while striving to imbue the tailored focus for our students and young professionals. This implies learning from experts, learning from each other, learning both about the technology and cultures, strong networking, getting feedback from our volunteers to steer Region 8 and the whole IEEE, and of course, doing it all while having fun along the way!

 

Detailed program can be found at the official Congress website https://www.r8syp.com/vsyp-program and registration can be made over the registration link: https://tinyurl.com/y28ounyo, for both IEEE and non-IEEE members. Registration is free but number of attendees is limited so hurry up and save your spot.

 

Young Professionals Track schedule


Acceleration Contest 2019 Call for Participation

Call for Participation

The IEEE Region 8 Professional and Education Activities Sub-committee is calling all IEEE members in Region 8 to participate and submit their ideas in this year’s Acceleration Program contest. 

The contest calls for individuals and teams to submit proposals for the following:

  • An educational program or project idea in the area of Pre-University Education;
  • An educational program or project idea in the area of University Education;
  • An educational program or project in the area of Continuing Education;

 

The contest aims to:

  • Provide an opportunity to IEEE Region 8 members to initiate programs in Educational Activities;
  • Showcase the innovation and drive of IEEE Region 8 members to an international audience;
  • Find creative programs which provide value to IEEE membership and the general public.

 

IEEE Academic, IEEE Xtreme and IEEE Day were all initiated by Region 8 members;

 

The program or project ideas shall be new and not from the existing pool of IEEE Educational Programs.

Individuals and teams can submit up to 02 entries separately.

Participants should consider sustainability and scalability of the proposed program.

The deadline for the idea submission is 15th October, 2019 and the results will be announced by 31st of October, 2019.

 

Prize:

The winning entries will receive the following prizes to be used as seed funding for piloting the program:

 

  • An educational program or project idea in the area of Pre-University Education;
    • Winner – USD 300
  • An educational program or project idea in the area of University Education;
    • Winner – USD 300
  • An educational program or project idea in the area of Continuing Education;
    • Winner – USD 300

 

Rules:

  • Participation can be from an individual or a team (up to 04 members);
  • Teams that where winners or runner up in previous Acceleration Contests and haven’t delivered the reports requested are not qualified to apply;
  • Individuals or teams can submit up to 02 proposals;
  • At least one IEEE member needs to be part of the team. If the entry is submitted by an individual then the individual should be an IEEE member;
  • The competition is open to all member grades;
  • The proposal shall contain the following information:
    • Summary of the idea (maximum 250 words)
    • Introduction
    • Description of the idea
    • Is the program scalable and sustainable? How?
    • How does the idea align with MGA goals    (https://mga.ieee.org/board-committees ) – The idea doesn’t have to align with all goals.
    • What are the educational outcomes of the program;
    • What skills will the program develop in the participants;
    • Additional information (optional)

 

Judging:

Idea proposals will be judged in the following areas:

  • Innovation of the idea;
  • The educational outcomes of the idea;
  • Scalability of the idea;
  • Sustainability of the idea;
  • Humanitarian aspects of the idea;
  • The number of the MGA goals the idea is aligned with;

 

Submissions:

The submission shall

  • be a maximum of 04 pages;
  • be in times new roman font and 11 font size;
  • be submitted in pdf format;
  • include the full name of all team members and the Section name;
  • If the application is submitted by a Student Branch then the Name and Location of the Student Branch must be included;
  • be endorsed by the Section Chair or the Section Educational Activities Chair;

 

All submissions shall be submitted to peasc@ieeer8.org by 15 October, 2019.

 


University Activities Works Committee

Member

Nizar Rokbani

Dr. Nizar Rokbani is currently an Assist Prof. with the University of Sousse, Institute of Applied sciences and Technology of Sousse since 2011, he earned an Electrical Engineering degree from the National Engineering School of Tunis, ENIT, and a PHD in Electrical Engineering from the National Engineering School of Sfax, ENIS. read more…


He is an IEEE Senior member; served in several volunteering positions in IEEE RAS, SMC and OES Tunisia Chapters, and used to be the treasurer of Tunisia section (2015-2016) and is serving as the chair of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Tunisia Chapter (2015-2017), received the 2016 R8 Chapter of Year Award, and 2017′ RAS Chapter of the year Award and the 2019 R8 Chapter of Year Award as well as the prestigious IEEE EAB award for pre-university education in 2019.
He is also very active in promoting open hardware for robotics with open-hardware Community since 2011, and arranged more than 100 workshops & tutorials at university level in collaborations IEEE RAS Tunisia Chapter. Dr. Rokbani is leading an experimental educational program promoting STEM education in Tunisia Primary schools, the IEEE Robotics for Equality & democracy, R4E&D, based on IEEE Try Engineering resources & the TISP program; R4E&D is powered by an IEEE Hac support form 2018-2020.
His research interests include applications of Artificial intelligence techniques such as Swarm intelligence, computational intelligence, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms to robotic systems and industrial processes. He served in several National and international conferences including IEEE ICBR, AMTM, HIS, IAS, SOCPAR, ICCAD

University Activities Works Committee Mission

The objective of this committee, working under the tutelage of the Professional and Educational Activities Sub-Committee is to support Student members in their path to develop their non-technical and technical skills and to spread and encourage the creation of education-driven university activities by IEEE volunteers on Region 8, such as :

  • Online Educational University-level resources
  • Peer-aided engineering study groups
  • Student-papers publications development
  • University educational-activities news spreading
  • Entrepreneurship Week

More information, will be available soon.


PEAsC Programs


Professional and Educational activities have a great variety of Programs and Contests in order to serve its goals and mission.

IEEE R8 Robot Championship

The IEEE R8 Robot Championship aims to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) among IEEE members, and s will focus on STEM communication, entrepreneurship, creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork.

It will take place in Malta, Europe, in Autumn 2022, and is open to students in pre-university and university communities.

Organised by IEEE Malta Section, IEEE Region 8, IEEE Malta Computer Society, and Professional and Educational Subcommittee.


IEEE R8 Robot Championship STEM initiative

After being accepted into the Robot Championship 2022, each team of roboteers will need to apply for at least two STEM activities.

These two activities must be performed before the physical event in Malta.

This is a mandatory aspect of the championship.


PEA Speakers Program

PEA Speakers program is a platform through which distinguished and experienced professionals can share their valuable knowledge in PEAsC’s fields of interest to IEEE Region 8 members and help them by providing guidance on developing useful skills for their professional life.

The program contains two tiers of Speaker profiles: Distinguished Speakers and Experienced Speakers.


TISP Week

During a specific week of the year, which is called TISP Week, Sections are encouraged to organize TISP Workshops. The lesson plan materials for the workshop are reimbursed by EAB.


Acceleration Contest

Proposals on new educational programs are received, for each educational level (pre-university, university, continuing education). The proposal is evaluated by a judging committee and a Seed Funding Prize is given to the winner of each educational level.


Alpha Engineers

alphaThe program requires sections to organize activities aimed at promoting engineering to pre-university pupils, teachers, and parents.

Activities that are eligible for this project are: TISP workshops, TISP 2.0 (organizing a TISP workshop for children), career talks for pupils, talks for parents, webinars for promoting engineering in schools, training sessions for working with children for IEEE volunteers. After submitting the events they have organized and supporting evidence for the events, they will get different points depending on what activities they performed.


Entrepreneurship Week

Sections are called to organize events that promote Entrepreneurship during Global Entrepreneurship Week (NOVEMBER 18–24, 2019) where talks will be given by CEOs and startuppers, informing participants how to run a business, followed by workshops and hands-on activities.

In these events, Sections are encouraged to organize pitching contests and winners will have to opportunity to participate in a Regional Pitching Contest, be mentored by Action for Industry mentors, and get seed funding for their startup.
Speakers from the PEA Speakers program can hold workshops in Entrepreneurship Week Events.