Engineering Skills and Education for the Digital Era


The IEEE Toronto Chapter (ComSoc/BTS), the IEEE Ottawa Joint Chapter of Communications Society, Consumer Technology Society, and Broadcast Technology Society (ComSoc/CTSoc/BTS), IEEE ComSoc Montreal Chapter (ComSoc), IEEE Ottawa and Toronto Women In Engineering (WIE) Chapters along with the IEEE Ottawa, Southern Alberta and Canadian Atlantic Young Professionals (YP) Chapters are  thrilled to host Dr. Tom Murad, the Vice Chair, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers Board of Directors. Dr. Murad is currently the Country Lead for Engineering and Technology for Siemens Mobility. In this talk, we look forward to Dr. Murad as he shares his reflections on the fundamental engineering skills and education requirements for the digital era.

This is a virtual event, please join us via zoom. Meeting link and details are included below:

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Meeting ID: 892 3509 9063

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  • Date: 08 Sep 2021
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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Meeting ID: 892 3509 9063

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  • Starts 26 August 2021 10:00 AM
  • Ends 08 September 2021 06:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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Dr. Tom Murad


Tom has been a licensed engineer since 1998 and has extensive years of experience in the profession. He currently is the Country Lead for Engineering and Technology for Siemens Mobility, previously the founder and Head of Siemens Canada Engineering & Technology Academy (SCETA), as well as the Country Lead for Engineering, Technology and Academics for Siemens.

Tom has been a great advocate for the Engineering profession by sharing his experience and expertise with many committees and organizations’ Boards.

He is a member of the Ontario Government’s Post Secondary Education Quality Assessment board “ PEAQB “, the Ryerson University Faculty of Engineering Advisory Council, Humber College Applied Technologies Dean’s Board, PEO’s Experience Review Committee, Past chair of the IEEE -Toronto Section’s Executive Committee, and the Past Chair of Halton Champions of Innovation Round Table.

Dr. Murad also has been a member of the Board of Directors for IEEE Canada, the German Canadian Centre for Innovation & Research, the Green Centre Canada, and Fielding Environmental. His contributions to the profession have been recognized by PEO, which gave him the Order of Honour, and he was also named a Fellow of Engineers Canada.

Most Recently, he has been awarded the IEEE Canada J.M. Ham Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 2019, OPEA (Joint PEO and OSPE) Best Engineering Achievement Award in 2017, and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Golden Award for Best Skill Enhancement Project in 2016 .

Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as well as a Ph.D. of Engineering, specializing in Power Electronics & Industrial Controls from Loughborough University of Technology in the U.K.

Tom’s Passion has been always in Engineering Skills development , and he is Nationally recognised and awarded as a visionary and an Advocate for Innovative approach to work Integrated Learning and Education programs.