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Telcordia Building, Piscatawy NJ
** (FREE for IEEE Members and nominal cost for Non-members)**

Letter from Governor Corzine

Dr. T.K Srinivas, Chair, IEEE NJ
Coast Section/Program Chair
Mr. Ashutosh Dutta, Chair, IEEE Princeton
Central Jersey Section/Region 1
Industry Relation chair
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February 5 2009


One Telcordia Drive (formerly 444 Hoes Lane)

Piscataway, NJ 08854-4151
(in front of IEEE HQ)


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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IEEE is celebrating 125 years of Engineering the Future. IEEE Region 1 southern area, the New Jersey and New York chapters invited members and non-members to Engineer Their Future through a one day event where participants were given opportunities to network among themselves, enjoy technical tutorials, and listen to CTOs and university professors describe how Communications and Green Technologies are changing the way business is being done.

The event was FREE to IEEE members. Fees were minimal for non members - the cost of covering meals, and the fees could be applied against new memberships. This high value event was a great opportunity for every IEEE members to enroll other new members since IEEE organization provides financial incentives this year to the recruiting IEEE member for each and every new members that are enrolled.

Among the speakers were the CTOs of Telus, Telcordia, Triveni Digital, VPs from IBM Research, Avaya Strategy and Technology, Technology director of CERDEC. The chair of Computer Science at Columbia and the head of the wireless networking research lab at Rutgers also were featured speakers. Other talks included topics such as wireless in the MTA, Green Technologies, Next Generation Networks.

Honorable Deputy Speaker of NJ Assembly and Chair of Telecommunication & Utilities committee who is an engineer by training and a former employee of Bell Laboratories spoke as well.

MSNBC did a press release for the event whose details can be found here.

Please direct questions to :

Dr. T.K Srinivas

Chair, IEEE NJ Coast Section/Program Chair

Mr. Ashutosh Dutta

Chair, IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey Section/

Region 1 Industry Relation chair

Below is a more detailed view of a snapshot of the program:


Ashutosh Dutta
TK Srinivas
Dr. Adam Drobot

Introduction and Logistics


Peter Sobel

Director, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

The IEEE - Industry Relationship

Ibrahim Gedeon


What Keeps a CTO Up at Night

Dr. Krishna Raghunandan

Construction Administrator (Wireless)

Advanced Communication Systems for Public Safety

Upendra Chivukula

Deputy Speaker

How Engineers can bring about policy changes in a Green Economy




Dr. Jaime Moreno

Senior Manager, Microprocessor Architecture

Transformational Hybrid Systems

Dr. John A. Kosinski

Principal Deputy for Technology

Advanced Electronics in the Fight Against Terror: The US Army Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate

Dr. Lew Terman

2008 IEEE President


Dr. Adam Drobot

President ATS and CTO Telecomminucations Futures

Harvey Waxman

VP Architecture The Future of Unified Communications  
Prof. Henning SchulzrinneProfessor and Chair, Department of Computer Science Location-Based Services

Dr. Rich ChernockCTO DTV &PSIP - What, Why & How: AKA - What You Really Need to Understand About Digital Television

Dr.D.RaychaudhuriProfessor, ECE Dept & Director, WINLAB Emerging Wireless Technologies and the Future Internet


Dr. Paul Ranky


Sustainable Green Design & Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Clinton Andrews

Associate Professor
Director Program in Urban Planning & Policy Development
IEEE President's Sustainability Initiative

Smarter Buildings

Philips Research

Dr. Dagnachew Birru PH.D

Principal Member Research Staff, Phillips Research Laboratories

Considerations for Integrated Energy Management and Control in Buildings and Initial Experimental Results


Ed Liberty

VP, Energy Advisors, Procurement Consulting & Asset Development

Application of Solar PV Technology from a Business Perspective

PANEL Speaker Panel Peter Sobel (Moderator)
Dr. Rich Chernock
Dr. John A. Kosinski
Dr. Dagnachew Birru PH.D
Dr. Adam Drobot
Prof. Henning Schulzrinne
Using IEEE To Engineer Your Future  



Seminar Sponsors

Region 1 Director

Professor Howard Michel

Region 1 Director Elect.

Professor Charles Rubenstein

Southern Area Chair

Professor Durga Misra


Dr T.K.Srinivas

Program Chair
Chair, IEEE NJ Coastal Section
Moderator, AM Track

Ashutosh Dutta

Chair, IEEE Princeton
Central Jersey Section
Region 1 Industry Relations Chair

Mani Akella

Web Master

Dr. Shu-Ping Chang

Industry Liason, NY

Dr. Aileen Cheng

Facilities Arrangements

Kirit Dixit

2008 Chair, IEEE North Jersey Section
Moderator, Telecom Track

Dr. Sarabmeet Kanwal

Industry Liason, NJ Coast Section

Manuel Fuentes


Alex Habib

Industry Liason, Princeton/Central Jersey

Dr. Santosh Mukherjee

Industry Liason, IEEE PCJS

John Palframan

Project Manager

Russell Pepe

Moderator, Green Track

Dru Reynolds

Industry Liason

David Weiss

Chair - IEEE New York Section

Thank you to all the other volunteers and to IEEE and to the various Telcordia organizations who have helped, including IT, Security, Audio-Visual and Food Services

Contact Organizing Committee
industry-ros@research. telcordia.com

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