IEEE Tencon 2017 was held in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia. As a part of this great event, the IEEE R10 Industry Relations Committee has planned to carry out a higher-level Industry Forum to boost the engagement of the engineers from the regional industries & involvement of the IEEE in the industrial world. The speakers for this forum is none other than the IEEE President, Karen Bartleson, accompanied by representatives from regional innovative industries, including Telkom Indonesia.
This is arguably a paradox, though. Just after this forum, I had to resign my position (and any involvement) at R10 Excom, and chose instead to spend more time to solve real issues in Indonesia using technological (and digital) approaches. This will include small industry & entrepreneurship, agriculture, youth involvement, digital incubation, etc.
IEEE Hardtech Summit is an IEEE forum, owned by the IEEE Region 10 Young Professional, with the objective to bring together entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors, researchers, community leaders and an exuberant lot of budding minds across Asia. This year, this event is carried out in Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in Putrajaya, organised by the IEEE Malaysia Section.
Karen Bartleson — the IEEE President 2017 — is also attending this event. It is a good opportunity to explore the collaboration opportunity among ecosystems in South-East Asia area.
This event is attended by about 50 people, including young engineers, students, entrepreneurs, industrial engineers, etc. The topic includes robotics, fisheries, IoT, new energy source, etc related to hardtech :).
(I use present tense here since I am writing this post while attending the summit)
[Add: Official picture with the IEEE President, Karen Bartleson]