IEEE SIGHTWIE Track in IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (HTC) 2016

A WIE track is organized during IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (HTC) , 21-23, 2016 at Dayalbagh Educational institute with a theme “Women’s Empowerment to break barriers and lead the smart world.” Program Chair of the event was  Celia Shahnaz, 2016 R10 WIE Coordinator and more than 50 participants were present to grace the track.

WIE Track R10 HTC 1

Eminent Delegates were: 

Kartik Kulkarni, Chair, IEEE SIGHT, 2016

MGPL Narayana, IEEE R10 Vice chair, Professional Activities

S N SINGH, IEEE R10 Conference and Seminar Coordinator

Celia Shahnaz, 2016 R10 WIE Coordinator

RajKumar, Chair, IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section

Shaikh A. Fattah, Chair, IEEE Bangladesh Section Section and General Chair, IEEE R10 HTC 2017

Dr. Linawati, Former head of ICT & Director of GDLN of Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia

Shikha Sayal, Director, GSP Solutions – Sales, Cisco

Treasurer, Dayalbagh Educational Institute

Vasantha Lakshmi, Faculty Advisor, Student branch WIE AG of Dayalbagh Educational Institute


Details of the program

  1. Video messages on the theme of the WIE track:

Karen Bartleson, IEEE President, 2017-18

Takako Hashimoto, International WIE Chair, 2015-16

  1. Invited message on Power of Engineering, science and Math and contribution of Women in STEM for HTA:

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, International WIE Chair, 2017-18, University of Kansas, USA, Fellow of

IEEE & Fellow of IFAC , Distinguished Member of IEEE CSS

  1. Message from Vincenzo Piuri, IEEE Fellow, 2018 IEEE President-elect on different areas of Humanitarian Technology activities.
  1. Inspirational video messages from IEEE WIE award winners about HT activities

Maragretha Eriksson, IEEE R8 Director, 2017-18, IEEE MGA Leadership Award Winner

Nita Patel, IEEE WIE Past Chair, 2013-14, IEEE MGA Leadership Award Winner

  1. Video speech on Women Empowerment in rural areas of IEEE R8

Speaker: Sally Musonye, Electrical Engineer at Kenya Power, IEEE R8

  1. Inauguration of Student Branch WIE Affinity group at Dayalbagh Educational Institute

Greetings from Treasurer, Dayalbagh Educational institute, a female role model,

Supporting comments for the new SB WIE AG from Prof. Rajkumar, IEEE UP section Chair  ,            Comments from Vasantha Lakshmi, Faculty Advisor, SB WIE AG, Dayalbagh Educational Institute

  1. Sharing Humanitarian projects at Dayalbagh Educational institute

Speaker: Dr. Daya, Faculty of Dayalbagh Educational Instutute

  1. Sharing Experience from A successful Female Alumni of Dayalbagh Educational Institute
  1. SIGHT/HAC session: Discussion on the opportunities for WIE members to engage in Humanitarian activities for sustainable  development

Keynote Speaker: Kartik Kulkarni, Chair, IEEE SIGHT, 2016

  1. Humanitarian Projects for Students

Speaker: Dr. Linawati, Bali, Indonesia

  1. Professional Talk : Professional and technological skill development to serve Industry and work for serving the humanity

Speaker: Shikha Sayal, Director, GSP Solutions – Sales, Cisco

  1. R10 WIE vision and activities in 2016: A path to lead and conquer for women empowerment and humanitarian technologies

Speaker: Celia Shahnaz, 2016 R10 WIE Coordinator, Professor, Department of EEE, BUET,                               Bangladesh

  1. The track was concluded with a Group Photo Session with a plenty of ideas of Humanitarian technology development.
  2. WIE Track R10 HTC3