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2019 Program

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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.


9:30 AM  -  10:15 AM
MGB 8 & 9


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.

Managing the Risks of the Future Internet of Things

11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
MGB 8 & 9

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 Session brought to you by IEEE TechEthics

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

Closing Remarks

4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM
MGB 8 & 9

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


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

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