Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Jose David Cely is professor and member of the Technology Faculty at Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas in Bogota, Colombia, since 2006. Developed his professional career mainly in the academic sector where he has been a professor in several universities in Colombia: Universidad Catolica de Colombia (2001-2006), Universidad Pedagogica de Colombia (2002-2004) and others. In 2006 he won the public merit contest for the Universidad Distrital career professor position; he has been in charge of subjects such as Wireless Networks, Microwaves, among others. Besides his teaching and research commitments, he has held several management positions including currently serving as the Electronics Laboratory Chief. In 2007 he received the Academic Excellence Recognition at same university.
In industry, his experience include Projects Engineer at “Research Telecommunications Center CINTEL” Bogota, Maintenance Chief at “Immunology Institute” Bogota, Research Engineer at “Technological Institute of Electronics and Communications ITEC-TELECOM”.
Based on my 23 years volunteering experience, I think Region 9 is still in its foundation stage, a young open institution to dynamic processes with a great growth potential. This is the reason why my proposal is based on the following main points:
Let’s work together!
In my 16 years of continuous volunteering, I have gained a deep understanding of IEEE. If elected, I will put all my energy and commitment to contribute to grow and strengthen our Region. My work will be based on the following principles:
Irene Pazos Viana is Senior Information Technology Consultant at Bank of Republic of Uruguay. She received her Engineering Diploma from University of the Republic, an MBA from University of Saint Paul –Spain– and is an expert consulting in Information Technology. She has significant experience as Senior IT Consultant and quality appraiser in the region at Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia. Has cross-field project experience, advancing from communications to software engineering and information security. With broad practice in project management, developed within global companies such as Citibank, Ford Credit and Tata Consultancy Services. Her work also includes government organizations like Mexican Secretary of Communications, and Uruguay Chamber of Senators of the Parliament among others. Outside of consulting, her experience includes the academia, as Professor in Universidad Catholic del Uruguay, and a recently launched startup entrepreneurship project.
My service as an IEEE volunteer started after graduation. My work included collaboration across societies, chapters and multiple IEEE initiatives, local IEEE milestone projects, awards, technical and educational activities. I also served as an IEEE liaison to industry and the community.
IEEE needs to enforce institutional flexibility to stay aligned with evolving members interests and volunteer’s capabilities. The classical “IEEE experience”, targeted members dumping high-quality technical information hardly available elsewhere. But today information is almost public, and members are very selective using their time to navigate information.
I believe that networking spaces should be promoted where volunteers can engage members, link industry and academia, facilitating strong interchange across disciplines.
Set the focus in developing activities appropriately tailored to serve different membership profiles is the kind of flexibility I would like to empower at R9, where we are all quite particular. As active volunteer, I am convinced that technology is the path to this new scenario where we all feel comfortable and safe, with total visibility on process and results.
At Region 9 we have the opportunity to demonstrate that is possible to facilitate changes, and move forward in a clear and visible path to keep IEEE as a strong future performing leader organization.
During most of his 40 years as an IEEE member, Enrique has served as a volunteer in the Panama Section, CAPANA Council, Region 9, IEEE Committees, PES and IAS.
In the Panama Section served as Treasurer, Secretary, SSAC, ARC, Vice-Chair, Section Chair, and other committee positions. At the CAPANA Council he held positions as Secretary/Treasurer and Awards Chair.
In Region 9 he served as RSAC, Technical Activities Chair and Awards Chair.
In PES he served as Chapter Chair, R9 Chapter Representative, VP Membership/Chapters Activities and Division VII Director. Since 2014 he serves as Distinguished Lecturer for IAS and PES DL programs.
Throughout the years served in many committees and boards including IEEE-HKN, N&A, MGA, TAB, BoD, Audit, History, SAC.
He is a recipient of numerous awards at the Section and Region level, including outstanding volunteer for the Region, Council and Section and recently recognized with the CAPANA “Freddy Villalta” award.
COMMITTEE/BOARD: IEEE-HKN Governor Regions 7-10, 2017-2019; TAB N&A, 2018-2019; IEEE History Committee, 2017, 2019; TAB Representative at MGA 2013-2015; Division VII Director, 2010-2011; Audit Committee, 2010-2012; GUOS Committee, 2011-2012; IEEE N&A Committee 2005-2007, 2013-2014.
REGION: TA, 2018-2019, 2016-2007; Awards, 2012-2013; RSAC, 2004-2005.
CAPANA COUNCIL: Awards, 2016-2017; Treasurer/Secretary, 1994-1995.
SECTION: Awards, 2015; SSAC, 2013-1014; Secretary, 1998; Chair, 1992; Vice-Chair, 1991; Treasurer, 1989.
CHAPTERS: PES Chapter Chair, 1985, 1997-2000; UTP Student Branch PES Chapter Counselor, 1997-2014; USMA SB Counselor, 1988-1989.
SOCIETIES: Editor in Chief P&E Magazine Spanish version, 2015-Present; Division VII Director, 2010-2011; PES DL 2014-Present; IAS DL, 2014-2016; PES Chapters VP, 2008; PES Membership and Chapters Activities VP, 2004-2007; R9 PES Chapter North Area Representative, 2000-2003.
CONFERENCES: Member of all CONCAPAN OC since 1981, Chair in 1996/2020.
AWARDS: CAPANA “Freddy Villata Award” 2018; R9 Meritorious Service, 2017; R9 Eminent Engineer, 2014; CAPANA Outstanding Volunteer, 2013; CAPANA “Ingeniero Eminente”, 2006; R9 Theodore W. Hissey Award, 2006; R9 Outstanding Volunteer, 2005; PES R9 Outstanding Engineer, 2001; Panama PES Chapter OEA, 2000; IEEE Panama Section Most Active Member, 1996; PES Chapter Rep Runner-Up for Outstanding Chapter, Panama Chapter in 2002 and 2003; Puerto Rico & Caribbean Chapter, 2000.
Established new awards and chapters resources programs during 2004-2008, achieving a constant membership growth. PES and IAS DL. P&E Magazine Chief-in-Editor Spanish version.
Member/volunteer for 40 years in the Panama Section serving almost all Section positions including Chair 1992. Involved in organization of CONCAPAN in all OC including Chairman 1996&2020.
As RSAC, 2004-2005, implemented new ways of managing SAC, created valuable documentation for student activities. Founded the Theodore Hissey Award.
As Technical Activities, a new approach to reach out for Societies activities and improved relations.
As Region Awards Chair implemented new awards. Existing awards were enhanced improving the recognition..
Community. Bring to the community through our Sections what IEEE offers as a global organization: valuable information, knowledge and innovation.
Membership. Work on Membership Issues including satisfaction, retention and growth. Without members IEEE would not exist. It is required then to establish new strategies to maintain our members active and satisfied, to gain new members and to take advantage of all IEEE benefits to achieve these goals.
Public Relations. Establish cooperative relations with local entities Academia/Industry/Private/Government. Everyone involved in technology advancements should be connected with IEEE and use IEEE as their main sources of knowledge and information.
Growth. Consolidate Region growth providing solid basis of support and continuity. Revise our Region’s ways of doing things, re-invent and innovate ourselves by improving our operations, communications, finances and cooperation between geographical units.
Strategies. Align Region 9 strategies and plans to those established at the IEEE major boards taking advantage of new and existing benefits for our members.
Volunteers. Form a Regional Committee with committed and experienced volunteers willing to serve and give the best for the Region.