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2018 | IEEE-USA Future Leaders Forum

“including an IEEE N3XT® Entrepreneur Session"

2018 | IEEE-USA Future Leaders Forum

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This event is an IEEE N3XT® Affiliate Event, and will include a session that focuses on the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in science and engineering as it relates to the topic of the conference on the whole.


Today’s workforce has different motivators, expects a differently structured workplace, and has new ways of communicating. This one-of-a-kind forum seeks to proactively assist you in navigating and acquiring the tools you need to become more agile and thrive in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Increase your value as a team member and leader by attending this year’s Future Leaders Forum!

The forum will be an innovative and engaging experience with insightful and thoughtful content married with fun activities to promote discussions on the issues that matter most to today’s workforce. This year focuses on four themes (Lead, Empower, Adapt, and Design) and will feature exciting speakers, interactive sessions, and opportunities to network through culturally inspired activities while you make friends and grow your professional community.


Although designed for Students, Young Professionals, and Mid-career professionals, the Future Leaders Forum is designed for anyone who wants to hone their skills and not only survive, but thrive in today’s changing world.

LEAD Session IEEE N3XT® Speakers

Speaking at the event will be the chair of the IEEE Entrepreneurship Steering Committee Samantha Snabes, IEEE N3XT® Star Kevin Noertker, Daniella Piper, and Krenar Komoni.


Samantha Snabes is a Co-Founder & Catalyst for re:3D a company built on a community of makers using gigabot to print human-scale objects using recycled materials. Their mission is to create more access to 3D printable solutions worldwide. The re:3D team consists of several former NASA engineers interested in driving social and economic change through open-source engineering-driven innovations.

Daniella Piper is the acting Chief of Staff to the President and CEO and Vice President of the Digital Transformation Office at the New York Power Authority (NYPA), the largest state electric utility in the nation, where she governs and coordinates innovation and performance improvement.

Krenar Komoni is the founder and CEO of Tive, a Boston-based startup that uses cellular-connected sensors and a cloud-based software platform to give manufacturers real-time visibility into their supply chain.

Working Across America Panel

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work and live on the west coast in the middle of Silicon Valley or on the east coast skirting the Atlantic? Maybe you are curious about the diverse terrain throughout the middle of the country and what that means for your daily commute or weekend getaways. Perhaps you want to jet set and hop around the country from week to week or find out more about telecommuting. Join us at 3:30pm to find out first hand from a wide variety of panelists here to answer all of your questions! Featuring IEEE N3XT® speaker Kevin Noertker.

Kevin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ampaire, an aerospace startup based in Los Angeles that’s developing electric airplanes. Kevin spent seven years in aerospace R&D and program management at Northrop Grumman, running multi-million dollar programs and developing and fielding advanced aircraft and satellite technologies. Ampaire became an IEEE N3XT® Star at Hello Tomorrow 2017.IEEE USA Logo

Read more about the Future Leaders Forum here!