Rajendra K.Asthana, Chair for IEEE R10 LMAG Committee

The IEEE R10 Life Member Committee has so far held 3 e-Meetings. 1st in February, 2nd in May and 3rd in July 2020 to discuss & finalize new activities, procedures and future events.  The MGA LMC held 5 meetings, 4 WebEx meetings in January, March, May & June 2020 besides one physical meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

LMAG Tokyo has so far conducted 4 meetings in Virtual mode including the LMAG Tokyo Officers meeting in February, AGM in April, Lecture Meeting “CPS-driven Social Innovation for Society 5.0” in June 2020 and Lecture Meeting “Frontier of AI and Face Recognition Technology” (Photo attached). The LMAG Tokyo has planned for (1) Technical tour associated with IEEE Milestone, and (2) an Evening Salon to be sponsored by LMAG and TPC of IEEE Tokyo Section.

LMAG Delhi has so far conducted 16 meetings including physical AGM, 2 ExCom virtual meetings and 13 joint technical/professional virtual events (Webinars). LMAG Delhi has planned to host LMAG India Meet during AISYWL Virtual Congress 2020 during December 2020.

R10 LMC launched its maiden award for R10 Life Members, called “R10 Life Member Outstanding Volunteer Award”. Call for nomination was issued in March with closing date of 15th May 2020. Four nominations received were evaluated and the award has been bagged by Kerala Section LM volunteer, Mr. A.G. Hareendra Lal, LSM. Congratulations to Mr. Hareendra Lal and Kerala Section.

IEEE Region 10 Student, Young Professionals, Women-in-Engineering and Life Member Congress 2020 (R10 SYWL2020) was initially planned physically in Bangkok during September 2020 but due to COVID-19 pandemic, the event is being held in virtual mode from 19th September to 4thOctober 2020. The theme of the Virtual R10 SYWL Congress 2020 is “Pandemic to Opportunity – Collaborative Leadership towards Technology Advancement for Humanity”. 

The main attractions for LMs at the SYWL Congress are (1) An “IEEE Life Members Photographic Competition and Exhibition” to recognize IEEE Life Members’ photography talent, where 5 prizes in 2 categories amounting to $950 awaiting the winners; (2) Three Life Members will share their “Success career journey in IEEE”; (3) Informative session on “Life Members Activities”, “IEEE Milestones”, V tools, IEEE Collabratec etc. A meeting with all 16 LMAGs in Region 10 will also take place to share their activities and achievements amongst LMAGs. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, many activities planned by different LMAGs are adversely affected and wherever possible are being held in virtual mode.