“Experiences in the Deployment of Emerging Technologies” – HAC funded event

IEEE Argentina Section and IES 9-012 “San Rafael en Informática” held its technical workshop on “Experiences in the Deployment of Emerging Technologies” from 22 – 23 November, 2018 in San Rafael, Argentina. The workshop was sponsored in part by IEEE HAC. Presenters belonged to IEEE, IEEE Argentina Section, IEEE Technical Society Chapters, and the Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT), the Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC), the IEEE Computer Society, Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), and others.

Event Overview

Speakers from the United States, Central America and Argentina participated in the event.  The 60 attendees heard presentations on topics such as renewable energy, computing, bio-engineering, implications of technology in society, and electrical and electromechanical engineering.

Pablo Moliterno, vice president of the organizing committee of the event, said, “This year we focused more on the careers given in IES on information technology. We had international speakers and sought to provide students and professionals a look at the new technologies and what is being done in the world so that San Rafael can grow.”

Presenters on Humanitarian Opportunities

Dra. Daniel López de Luise spoke on Humanitarian Engineering, and shared a presentation on IEEE SIGHT, its objectives, and structure with participants.

Electronic engineer Mario Alemán, from Nicaragua, gave a talk on philanthropic opportunities and humanitarian technologies in IEEE.

The keynote speaker, Dr. Luis Kun from Uruguay, spoke on bioterrorism and safety, information systems and medical technology, and infrastructure protection. Dr. Kun graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in Uruguay and holds a BSEE; MSEE and Ph.D. degree all from UCLA. He is a (Lifetime) Fellow of the IEEE, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of National Security Affairs (CHDS) and was Professor of Homeland Security at the National Defense University (2003-2015). Dr. Kun is also the Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s Journal of Health and Technology.  During his presentation, he spoke about problems that are created by new technologies, and urged listeners to remember that “every problem has to be examined from a global, holistic point of view, through a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary lens.”

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