Venice 09 – Schedule

Friday 24 April 2009

TimeRoom TintorettoRoom TiepoloRoom Canaletto
8:008:30TA VC Opening & General IntroductionMembership DevelopmentGold
8:3010:00IRC, Energy, ISBIR & Standards Subcommittee


10:0011:30IRC, Energy, ISBIR & StandardsJoint MD &GoldStudent Activites SubCommittee
11:3013:00Section Solidarity Initiative(How strong Sections can help developing Sections)
14:0016:00Conference Subcommittee


Professional ActivitiesStrategic Planning Subcommittee
16:0017:00Education Activities SubcommitteeOperations Review Subcommittee
17:0018:00Awards & Recognitions
Room Albinoni
17:0018:00Membership Development tutorial – A.Szabo
18:0019:00Meeting with Italy Section Officers
19:0019:40Lecture by: Pietro Palella (General Director of STMicroelectronics) “Innovation in a global environment: the STMicroelectronics case”Summary: “Innovation” has been and still is the key driver of the semiconductor industry. While technology innovation remains the focal point, the globalization of the scenario and a significant shift in the value chain in the industry impose to rethink most of the processes in the Company. Business model innovation has been the pillar of the ST success in recent years, while a new meta-national model for R&D is the challenge for the future. A quick overview on how innovation at 360 degrees has reshaped the Company.
Ristorante La Fontanella
19:4021:30Welcome Dinner

Saturday 25 April 2009

8:0016:00IEEE Region 8 Meeting Room Dogi A
16:3020:00Depart by bus and then for a Cruise of Vaporetto around Venice Island, sightseeing spots and monuments commented by English speaking Guides. Getting to S.Marco Channel and arrival in Piazza San Marco. Sightseeing Piazza San Marco and its monuments illustrated by English speaking Guides
19:4522:30Vaporetto brings us to Palazzo Vendramin Calergi, home to Social Dinner (ACTV pier San Marcuola, 200 m walk). Short sightseeing of the Palazzo up to the Dining Room. Dress Code, Formal
22:3023:00Return at the Hotel

Sunday 26 April 2009

Room Dogi ARoom AlbinoniRoom Tintoretto
8:0013:15IEEE Region 8 Meeting
14:1516:15Chapter Coordination Subcommittee


Educational workshop/tutorial – M.Kam/J.C.Freira


16:1517:45Global History Network seminar – J.Baal Schem