CCECE 2021 Panel 1 - Evolving Dynamics of Industry-Academia Collaboration

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A key measure of a productive tech ecosystem in any society is the successful transition of new graduates from academia into industry. While the academic system primarily focuses on building a broader knowledge base, a very important factor for successful transition of the trainees is their industry-readiness. Hence, the need for dynamically evolving industry-academia collaborations.

While technological trends largely dictate the needs of the dynamically evolving industrial ecosystem, recent times have highlighted the need for easily scalable methods that can help effectively empower students transitioning into industry.

This panel discussion aims to focus on the dynamically evolving requirements of the tech ecosystem and the challenges and trends that drive current and next-gen industry-academia interfaces.

Each panelist will provide a short, pre-recorded presentation extending over 5-10 minutes with their thoughts/perspectives on the topic in discussion, including trends, challenges and proposed solutions.  Once all the pre-recorded presentations by the panelists have been run, a live QA session moderated by Rossitza Marinova and Deyasini Majumdar will follow.

Organized by    Deyasini Majumdar, Chair, IEEE R7 Education Activities Committee & Rossitza Marinova, IEEE R7 Training Co-ordinator


  • Witold Kinser – Professor University of Manitoba & Ex-Vice President, IEEE EAB
  • Mohammad Moshirpour – Software Engineering Teaching Chair and MEng Program Director, University of Calgary
  • Julia Elvidge – Ex-President & Co-Founder Chipworks, Co-Founder SheBoot, Advisor Invest Ottawa
  • Tom Murad – Country Lead - Engineering & Technical Excellence, Siemens Mobility

 Please see the attached flyer (in Media section) for more details on the panelists

  Date and Time




  • Date: 13 Sep 2021
  • Time: 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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Zoom platform link

All registrants will be sent an email the day prior as a reminder with the link.

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  • Co-sponsored by Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2021
  • Starts 27 August 2021 03:22 PM
  • Ends 13 September 2021 03:40 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge


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