Archives: Speakers

Magdalena Salazar-Palma

Magdalena Salazar-Palma was born in Granada, Spain. She received the MS and PhD degrees in EEE from Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain. She is Professor of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain, co-director of the Radiofrequency, Electromagnetics, Microwaves and Antennas Research Group (GREMA) and has served for three…

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Adam Wuellner

Adam Wuellner, Director of Customer Experience & Innovation, Hilton As the Director of Customer Experience & Innovation at Hilton, Adam Wuellner is currently working on Hilton’s reimagined approach to groups, meetings and events ranging from the types of spaces where people meet, the food & beverage they consume to the technology they use – all…

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Nita Patel

Nita Patel, P.E., is the Senior Director, Engineering at L3Harris Technologies. Nita was named the 2014 L3 Engineer of the Year and the 2011 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year award for her technical contributions to the engineering profession. Nita is a director of the IEEE Foundation Board focused on transforming lives through the power…

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Elliott Ferguson

Elliott Ferguson, President & CEO, Destination DC Elliott Ferguson serves as President and CEO of Destination DC, the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC. A 30-year veteran of the travel and hospitality industry, Ferguson leads Destination DC’s efforts to generate economic opportunity for the District through meetings and tourism, overseeing the organization’s convention and…

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Jennifer O’Brien

Born in Louisiana, Jennifer O’Brien has always had a deep connection to all things culinary.  After attending an arts conservatory and moving to NYC to become an actress, she quickly decided to change course and followed her roots to the kitchen. During Culinary school, Chef Jennifer had the honor of staging at Blue Hill at…

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Steve Welby

Steve Welby, Executive Director & COO, IEEE Prior to joining IEEE, Stephen was nominated by the U.S. President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. In this role, he served as the chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Defense, leading one of…

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Susan Kathy Land

Land is a program manager for the U.S. Department of Defense with more than 30 years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies and the management of information systems, as well as leadership of software and systems product development teams. Kathy is an IEEE Fellow and longtime volunteer for the IEEE. She…

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Hugh Forrest

Hugh Forrest is the Chief Programming Officer at SXSW. Hugh plays a critical role in the success of the SXSW Conference held in Austin, Texas each March. SXSW is one of world’s largest and most talked about conferences that pulls together technology, film and music.

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