Dear IEEE members,

It gives me great pleasure to see that the website of IEEE Pune Section is getting revamped and that we are also getting ready with our Newsletter. These activities add dynamics and visibility to an organisation and makes it more vibrant. IEEE Pune Section has always been bubbling with activity. Last year we had great events including many notable conferences, thanks to our volunteers.

Our WIE group has been very active, organising WIE International Summit during September 2016 with the theme “Woman-A Born Leader”.  Again in December, our WIE volunteers teamed up with Bangladesh WIE team to bring out the best in both during WIECON conference.

Our Smart City team was invited to present a tutorial at the International Smart City Conference at Trento, Italy. More than 90 International audience coming from all parts of the globe listened keenly to IEEE Pune Section’s contributions to the making of Smart Pune.

As usual, the Computer, Communication and PES/ IAS Societies  were active in organising Conferences, Seminars and Expert lectures on current topics such as IOT, DOS Attacks, Broadband Access, Robots, Microwaves, Energy Storage, Distributed Power generation  to name a few. Visit to Industrial units, Project Competitions and Blood Donation Camps also formed part of our Society activities.

Our Student volunteers came out with stunning programs including R-10 Student Congress (nearly 200 participants) and Technology Dissemination program (almost 350 participants) this year.

The newly formed Education Society and YP group did not fall behind. They conducted some innovative events to stimulate the interest of young generations.

In all, it was a very satisfying year.

I look forward for an equally exciting 2017 with rocking events. With best wishes to all IEEE members of Pune Section

Prof GS Mani

Chair, IEEE Pune Section