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Below are the candidates for 2016-2017 IEEE-USA Member-at-Large.

The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.


Wole Akpose

Wole Akpose

(Nominated by IEEE-USA)

Founder & CEO
6igma Group
Baltimore, MD, USA

Wole Akpose is the Founder & CEO of 6igma Group, a health information technology start-up developing a solution to harness patient’s health and wellness record, and empower the patient to live a better life. As a cyber security architecture and metrics expert, Wole helps organizations design, measure, and deploy robust, efficient, and cost effective cyber strategies focused on value delivery and risk optimization. Former CIO of Maryland University, he helped navigate his institution’s adoption and migration to a cloud centric infrastructure and a new framework, and cyber security awareness.

A member and contributor to various technical standards, Wole served on the state Health Information Exchange (HIE) Policy Board and helped shape HIE policies and regulation development. He co-authored the NERC CIPC information-sharing framework, occasionally lectures, and is Lean Six Sigma certified.

An IEEE volunteer since 2001, Wole served the industry-at-large in various Region/Section/Chapters/Affinity Groups, editorial, standards, IEEE-USA, and MGA activities.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities



  • VTools Committee Chair (2015)
  • VTools Committee (2013-2014)
  • Transnational Committee (2004)
  • GOLD RAB (2004-2006), ITC&O (2009-2011)
  • Membership Development (2008-2010)
  • Individual Benefits & Services Committee (2010-2012)
  • IEEE-USA Employment & Career Services (2006-2008)


  • (Region 2) GOLD Coordinator (2004-2006)
  • Employment and Career Services (2006-2008)
  • Membership Development (2008-2010)
  • Information Management (2013-2014)


  • Northern Virginia, GOLD Secretary (2001-2002)
  • Baltimore, Founding GOLD Chair (2003-2004)


  • Baltimore Section Computer Society Chair (2009-2014)
  • IEEE P2030 Working Group
  • IEEE P1363 Working Group


  • Computer Society Morgan State University National Cyber Security Awareness Workshop (October 2010)


  • Consultants Network Affinity Group
  • Baltimore Chapter, Future of Information Participant


  • Computer Society/Morgan Student Branch Workshop on GENI (2012)
  • Baltimore-NOVA-DC Consultants Network Workshop on Patents (2011)
  • IEEE Computer Society Cyber Security Workshop - Baltimore (2010)
  • Founded the Baltimore Consultants Network (2010)
  • Founding Chair, Baltimore GOLD (2003)


IEEE-USA represents the largest number of US engineers in many of the fastest growing engineering professions, in a challenging time, but with increasing opportunities. If elected, I will help IEEE-USA expand its potentials, and increase attention as the professional home to electrical and related engineers across the spectrum, from power systems to cyber-security and everything in between. I believe that if members succeed, IEEE-USA will succeed, hence my primary strategy is to enhance membership value and help improve IEEE-USA’s fiscal health.

Members must be well-informed of the key roles IEEE-USA plays in advancing the US engineering profession. I’ll work with IEEE-USA leadership on listening to members and be their voice in strategic plans and directions.

I appreciate the possibilities and opportunities that IEEE-USA offers me as a member and volunteer. I will work to ensure that members/volunteers also take advantage of these benefits, while I help expand and enhance membership value.


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Daniel N. Donahoe

Daniel N. Donahoe

(Nominated by IEEE-USA)

1000 Kilometers®
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Dan has worked for Lockheed, Motorola, Ford Aerospace, Teledyne, Compaq Computer, Iomega and Exponent Failure Analysis Associates. His consulting practice is 1000 kilometers®. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions since 1998; as 2007–2008 chair of the IEEE (CPMT/SCV) Santa Clara Valley Chapter, and on the society Board of Governors. The CPMT/SCV Chapter was granted the 2008 CPMT Chapter of the Year Award. Dan was the ASME nominee for 2013 and 2015 Utah Engineer of the Year. He is general chair for the IEEE Sustainability Technology Conference for 2015. He has several granted patents. He holds a PhD from the University of Maryland, MBA from Santa Clara University, and a BS and MS from the University of Illinois. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) in Arizona, California, and Utah, and is a certified reliability engineer (CRE). He has been married to Kaye for 40 years, with three wonderful children.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

IEEE-USA Career & Workforce Policy Committee:

  • IEEE Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society Corresponding Member, 2011
  • IEEE Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Representative, 2011-present


  • IEEE Sustainability Technology Conference (SusTech): General Chair, 2015; Associate Chair, 2014
  • Publications Chair, 2013. 2011 ASTR Organising Committee, 2010-2011.


  • IEEE Access Associate Editor, 2013-present
  • IEEE Transactions Components and Packaging Technologies Associate Editor, 1998-2012


  • IEEE Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society (CPMT), Board of Governors, 2010-2012
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Council (SCV), Executive Committee, 2007-2008


  • Santa Clara Valley CPMT Chair, 2007-2008


IEEE-USA officers establish goals for the organization. The role of Member-at-Large is a supporting role. My own hot button is the decline in electronics hardware design and manufacturing both due to off-shoring and cutbacks in R&D (private and public). I believe we must reverse these trends. There has been much growth in software, and we should certainly encourage software engineering. That said, we must distinguish software engineering as distinct from simple coding. IEEE-USA must be steadfast in serving members through promoting the growth of our members' professional aspirations in every way possible, while maintaining the ethos of engineering. Among these is making engineering seem cool again. It is paramount that IEEE-USA continues to be a leader in US engineering. IEEE-USA has a wondrous tradition and trajectory, upon which we can continue ascending for the benefit of mankind.


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