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If elected 2018 IEEE President-Elect, which is your vision about IEEE support to other underserved geographical areas in addition to Africa?

There are several other geographical areas in which IEEE is not yet providing enough services and support to the scientific and professional community, e.g., some areas in south-east Asia, India, Middle East, central and south America. IEEE can do much more also in these areas. Everybody should see IEEE as his/her home. Nobody should be ever left behind.

IEEE is focusing on the community in Africa. Which is your vision if elected 2018 IEEE President-Elect?

Our colleagues in Africa constitute one of the largest scientific and professional communities that is still significantly underserved by IEEE. We started to converge efforts to address this situation, but there is still a lot to do. Africa has a huge potential for economic development: technology can greatly contribute to boost the future of people in this continent.

Women in Engineering. Which is your vision if elected 2018 IEEE President-Elect?

I believe that it is essential to expand the presence, visibility, and roles of women in our scientific and professional community as well as in IEEE. First of all, they are still not present in the engineering profession and in the various roles as they are in the overall workforce and the society worldwide. Second, diversity of views and thinking are essential to see problems and opportunities in a more holistic way and find better approaches.

Will young professionals be one of your topmost priorities if elected 2018 IEEE President-Elect?

Young professionals are our future, the future of the humanity. They are essential in our scientific and professional community as well as in IEEE.

We should always strive to support them to the greatest extent, ensuring that they are fully engaged and integral part of our community and the entire IEEE.

You have cited industry professionals as one of your topmost priorities if elected 2018 IEEE President-Elect. How do you propose to elevate that from the existing scenario?

With our extraordinary people, I will focus on creating a personalized offer for every industry professional so that IEEE be a unique comprehensive experience for her/him. Specifically, listening to people in each geographical area, analyzing the local needs, and identifying effective solutions all together, I will work with all Boards and organizational units catalyzing our efforts in five main areas:

STRATEGIC ACTIONS FOR OUR IEEE: A HOME FOR EVERYBODY … my vision as Candidate for 2018 IEEE President-Elect (2019 IEEE President)

IEEE is the leading association in science, technology, and innovation in our field, thanks to the extraordinary competences, efforts, and dedication of the many outstanding volunteers and staff. To continue to be the premiere reference in the world, we should timely identify and address all needs of our scientific and professional community, supporting scientific, technological, industrial, economic, and social development for the benefit of humanity.

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