Global Communications Newsletter (GCN)

INTERVIEW

Member Services Board: New Services for a New World: Interview with Ricardo Veiga, Director of Member Services

By Ricardo Veiga - Director of Member Services and Stefano Bregni - Global Communications Newsletter Editor in Chief, Vice-President for Conferences

This is the second article in the series of eight, started in December 2020 and published monthly in the IEEE ComSoc Global Communications Newsletter, which covers all areas of IEEE ComSoc Member and Global Activities. In this series of articles, I introduce the Vice-President and six Directors of the Member and Global Activities Council (namely: Sister and Related Societies; Membership Services; AP, NA, LA, EMEA Regions) and the two Chairs of the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) and Young Professionals (YP) Standing Committees. In each article, one by one they present their sector activities and plans.

In this issue, I interview Ricardo Veiga, Member of the ComSoc Board of Governors (BoG) as Director of Member Services...

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CHAPTER REPORT

Two Very Different North Jersey ComSoc Events Held in 2020

By Amit Patel - IEEE North Jersey Section ComSoc Chapter Chair

This article is a tale of how the North Jersey Section ComSoc chapter (New Jersey, USA) held two very different workshops in 2020. The pandemic caused the chapter to pivot to a new approach for its annual IEEE North Jersey Advanced Communications Symposium (NJACS) on September 12, 2020. Like so many other chapters, the traditional in-person events had to change to online substitutes. The year started out with normal seminar, workshop and distinguished lecturer planning. The chapter even held an in-person Embedded Microcontrollers training event in February. But things quickly changed in March and all activity halted for a short time until there was better understanding of how to do online events.

Our first big workshop of the year started planning in mid-to-late 2019 and was held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at...

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CHAPTER REPORT

IEEE Vizag Bay Section: Inauguration of Communication and Signal Processing Societies Joint Chapter

By TSN Murthy - Chair of the IEEE Comm/SP joint Societies Chapter, IEEE Vizag Bay Section, India

The emergence of the professional society of ComSoc/SPS joint Chapter in the regional IEEE Section of Vizag Bay, India illustrates the growing interest of the IEEE members, engineers and professionals in the Chapter’s activities. The Chapter makes it possible to rejuvenate and establish a firm network of peers, technocrats and knowledge base of communication and signal processing in the region. Strongly standing on this foundation, the Chapter establishment has been taken up. For a deep insight, it is important to have the torch as bright as possible. In the analogy, the elites of the field of communications and signal processing have often taken the responsibility as torch bearers. In the line, the ComSoc/SPS Chapter has been inaugurated with an excellent participation which is a blend of academia and industry in the city of Visakhapatnam...

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