2020 Program

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The 2019 Program is listed below for your reference.

*Program is subject to change




An Evening of Innovation hosted by Qualcomm

5:00 PM  -  7:30 PM
Qualcomm Building N, San Diego, CA

Join us to hear inspiring talks by some of the 2019 IEEE Medals and Recognition recipients, and Qualcomm Executives, including a light reception at Qualcomm Headquarters. This pre-event is complimentary with registration to the 2019 IEEE VIC Summit. Space is limited. Please register for this pre-event by 1 April 2019. Bus Transportation will be available …


Registration Opens

7:30 am  -  2:00 PM
Marriott Grand Ballroom West Registration


7:30 am  -  9:00 am
Marriott Grand Ballroom 10-12

Welcome Remarks

9:00 AM  -  9:30 AM
All sessions will take place in Marriott Grand Ballroom (MGB) 8 & 9

by José M.F. Moura, IEEE President, and Master of Ceremonies, Mike North. View this recorded session

Keynote by Telle Whitney

9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM
MGB 8 & 9

Creating technology together to provide the same participation from women and underrepresented minorities and people with disabilities in the workforce. View this recorded session


10:15 AM  -  10:30 AM
Marriott Grand Ballroom Terrace

Panel: IOT – Smart Networks and Social Innovations

10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
MGB 8 & 9

with Moderator, Sandra Baer, President, Personal Cities with panelists Avideh Zakhor, Berkeley; Fawzi Behmann, President, TelNet Management Consulting, Inc. and Vice-Chair, IEEE NA Communications Society; Irene Hu, Hardware Engineer, Biobot Analytics. View this recorded session

Managing the Risks of the Future Internet of Things

11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
MGB 8 & 9

Kayne McGladrey will focus on the risks of IoT and how we can do to safeguard our privacy View this recorded session

Lunch & Networking

12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
Marriott Grand Ballroom Terrace

MC Welcome Back

1:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
MGB 8 & 9

Ethics in AI: Impacts of (Anti?)Social Robotics

1:45 PM  -  2:30 PM
MGB 8 & 9

with Moderator, Dominik Boesl, IEEE TechEthics Ad Hoc Committee and Head of Robotics, Festo, and panelists Ayanna Howard, Georgia Tech; Kevin McGowan, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Co.; and Kate Vredenburgh, Harvard University This session brought to you by IEEE TechEthics. View the recorded session

The role of data analytics in AI and other technologies: Envisioned Future

2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
MGB 8 & 9

Viasat is an ISP connecting users and communities all over the world.  Offering a quality internet experience has more to it than meets the eye.  In this talk we will cover our emphasis on cybersecurity as an intrinsic element of our vertically integrated service offering.  Offering internet service to subscribers across the globe poses a …


3:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
MGB Terrace

X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology X-Plane – Accelerating Commercial Travel into the Future

3:15 PM  -  4:00 PM
MGB 8 & 9

Speaker Peter Iosifidis from Lockheed Martin will discuss developing the X-Plane. View this recorded session 

Robot Demos and Closing Remarks

4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
MGB 8 & 9

Mike North talks with Festo, temi, and Sarcos about their robots. View this recorded session

VIC Summit Networking & Red-Carpet Reception

4:15 PM  -  5:40 PM
MGB Terrace

Robotic Demos of Guardian S by Sarcos; BionicOpter by FESTO; and Temi

Doors Open for Honors Ceremony Seating

5:40 PM  -  6:00 PM
Marriott Grand Ballroom 1-6

Honors Ceremony Gala & Dinner

6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Marriott Grand Ballroom 1-6

Hosted by José M.F. Moura, IEEE President, and Toshio Fukuda, IEEE President-Elect View the IEEE Honors Ceremony Celebration


9:00 PM  -  10:30 PM
Marriott Grand Ballroom Foyer

sponsored by IEEE Young Professionals, to immediately follow the Honors Ceremony