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Advancing Sustainability: IEEE Thought Leadership & New Initiatives on Sustainable Development


This session provides an overview of IEEE initiatives and leadership in sustainable development. IEEE has a wide breadth of programs ranging from global perspectives to local level projects and communities working towards a more sustainable world. Recently, IEEE has embarked on amplifying its visibility in sustainability through cross-organizational efforts, as well as external engagement in key global alliances on renewable energy. As IEEE communities of interest continue to grow and accelerate, this session highlights key programs and opportunities for greater participant engagement in support of sustainability. 


Maike Luiken

PhD, SMIEEE, IEEE-HKN, 2021 IEEE Vice President – Member & Geographic Activities

She served as President of IEEE Canada in 2018 – 2019 and, in 2018, as Chair, Policy Track, IEEE Internet Initiative. Currently Adjunct Research Professor at Western University, she was the founding Director of the Bluewater Technology Access Centre (now Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre) following eight years as Dean at Lambton College with a number of portfolios: School of Technology and Applied Sciences, Business Development, Sustainable Development and Applied Research. Her strategic leadership in the development of the applied research & innovation capacity and portfolio led to Lambton College becoming one of the three top Research Colleges in Canada.

Her areas of interest and expertise span diverse technical areas from ICT, energy and water to advanced manufacturing and nanotechnologies as well as technology design principles, ethics in design and policy associated with their implementation. She has particular interest in how progress in one area, e.g., in ICT, enables advances in other disciplines and in how deployment of various technologies contributes – or not – to achieving sustainable development.


Maike Luiken has experience in the public and private sectors in Canada and has worked in the USA and Germany. She owns a small technology consulting practice and is a co-owner and managing director at a start-up company.


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