2013 IEEE Ottawa Section’s 69th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Banquet

Dear IEEE Members and Guests,

The 2013 IEEE Ottawa Section executives and officers cordially invites you to your IEEE Ottawa Section Annual General Meeting and Banquet to engage in your section’s business, with a brilliant speaker, and other members and guests over a sit-down dinner. Business covered at the meeting will include the executive report, election of new officers, and awards presentation. Our theme is “Engineering a  Better Tomorrow,” supported by guest speaker Mr. Ibrahim Gedeon – Chief Technology Officer for TELUS, and The Yukyuks Comedian – Don Kelly.


Date & Time: 5:00PM on Friday, November 8, 2013 (5:00PM Reception, 5:30 AGM, 6:30PM Banquet)
Location: Ottawa Convention Centre (Trillium Ballroom – AGM & Banquet)
Address: 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON (Tel: 613.563.1984, Webpage: www.ottawaconventioncentre.com)
Parking: Vouchers will be provided at registration desk (www.ottawaconventioncentre.com/en/attending/parking)
Dress: Business Casual


Schedule Keynote Speaker Entertainment Prizes Awards Location

Registration Menu



5:00-5:30 PM Networking reception, Hors d’Oeuvres
5:30-6:30 PM AGM Business (Welcome, 2012 Chair’s Address, Treasurer’s Report, Elections)
6:45-7:15 PM AGM Banquet (2013 Chair’s Message, Distinguished Guests Welcome, Corporate Awards)
7:15-8:30 PM Dinner, IEEE Fellows, Section Awards
8:30-9:15 PM Keynote Speech by Mr. Ibrahim Gedeon
9:15-10:00 PM Entertainment by Yukyuks Comedian – Don Kelly


Keynote Speaker

Ibrahim Gedeon – Chief Technology Officer for TELUS

Bio: Ibrahim Gedeon is the Chief Technology Officer for TELUS, a leading national telecommunications company in Canada. He is responsible for technology strategy, service and network architecture, service delivery and operational support systems, as well as service and network convergence, enterprise applications and network infrastructure strategies and evolution. Under his leadership TELUS deployed the largest LTE cellular network to Canadians to meet the exponential data traffic growth, offering faster speeds to more than two-thirds of Canadians. Combined with 97% HSPA+ coverage, the TELUS wireless broadband network is one of the best in the world. In Q4 of 2012, TELUS successfully rolled out co-channel LTE small cells, bringing technology innovation to the next level.

Under Ibrahim s technology leadership, TELUS is recognized in the industry as a technology leader in the IPTV and nScreen space with their Optik TV service offering, through the delivery of Fixed Mobile Convergence and Broadband services roadmaps, the launch of TELUS  next generation broadband access/GPON/Ethernet to the Home/VDSL2, the launch of TELUS  Next Generation systems and processes/ policy/charging and controls, the first VoMPLS Class 4 service provider implementation, and by partnering with technology vendors to demonstrate the applications for the future from home automation to desktop and network integration.

Prior to TELUS, Ibrahim worked with NORTEL Networks as a Senior Vice President Wireless Engineering (2001-2003), Vice President Internet Brand Management (1999-2001), and Vice President/Director Data Network Engineering (1996-1999).

Ibrahim was recently the General Chair for the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Communications in Ottawa. Ibrahim is an IEEE SM and served on the board of IEEE Canada as the Chair of IEEE Ottawa Section (1994-1996), was the Chair of the IEEE Ottawa Communications Society Chapter (1996-2002), and since 2008 he has served as a Senate Member of the IEEE Ottawa Section. He also serves on the board of a number of industry associations, including the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance, the Washington, DC based Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), and the University of Southern California s Marshall School of Business based Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM).

A native of Lebanon, he has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut and a Masters’ in Electronics Engineering from Carleton University. In 2010, he received a Honourary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia.



Yukyuks Comedian – Don Kelly

Ottawa comic Don Kelly has starred in numerous national comedy specials including CTV’s Comedy Now and CBC’s Comics along with numerous appearances on The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Debaters and Madly Off in All Directions. Don is also the host and star of the Gemini-nominated series Fish Out of Water on APTN. Don’s comedy ranges from sharp observations on everyday life to bizarre flights of fancy. He’s a comic for any audience and all occasions!



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Ottawa Convention Centre

55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa ON

Tel. 613-563-1984

Url: http://www.ottawaconventioncentre.com

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Click here https://www.beanstream.com/secure/IEEECCECE2006/agm.asp to register.

This year’s theme is “Engineering a Better Tomorrow“.
Members, guests, prospective members, and the public are welcome to register.


Hot and Cold Hors D’Oeuvres

First Course: Tomato and Pepper Bisque

Choice of Entree:

Sea Salt and Rosemary Chicken, Tomato fennel ragout, Seared Gnocchi, Sambuca jus, Seasonal vegetables


Sundried Tomato and Olive Crusted Salmon Fillet, Steamed Spinach Asparagus and Grilled Peppers, Creamy Gnocchi, White Balsamic Cream


Grilled Vegetable Pave Grilled peppers, zucchini and eggplant Pressed with baby spinach Chick pea and Edamame bean cake Balsamic reduction

(Vegetarian option which is also Vegan and Gluten Free)

Dessert (served with Coffee, Tea and Decaffeinated):

Chocolate Extravaganza

Dark chocolate and coffee mousse

Chocolate fudge and almond hazelnut crunch

Complementary Wine Glass or Soft Drink at Dinner


Slate for 2014 AGM Elections

The Nomination Committee of the IEEE Ottawa Section is pleased to announce the Slate for 2014 AGM Elections:

  • Chair: Dr. Rami Abielmona, P.Eng., SMIEEE
  • Vice-Chair: Mrs. Janet Davis, SMIEEE
  • Treasurer: Ms. Anissa Shaddy
  • Secretary: Dr. Eric Karmouch

Elections will be held during the business part of AGM 2013.


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