Welcome to TEMSCON 2019 “Leading Innovation in Times of Constant Change”

The conference is organized as follows:

  • June 11 – Pre-Conference Workshops (see below)
  • June 13 – Industry Forum (see schedule below)
  • June 12 & 14 – Paper Sessions

Read the Welcome Messages from the Chair, and Program Co-Chairs.

See TEMSCON Paper Presentation Detailed Wednesday and Friday Schedule here.

View the TEMSCON-2019 Participants Organizations (PDF).

Download the IEEE TEMSCON-2019 Program (PDF).


Tuesday – June 11, 2019

08:00-8:30 Welcome Coffee + Press Conference
08:30-12:00 High Tech and Venture Capital –
Eliezer Manor
Part I – The history of the Israeli Hi-Tech and VC industries, with practical lessons to be learned and applied.
During only a few decades of the 2nd half of the 20th century Israel made a dramatic transition from an agriculture and low-tech based economy to a technology driven economy, being recognized all over the world as the “Start-Up Nation”.
The workshop will include an animated video and interactive discussions with the audience on the lessons to be learned from the Israeli experience and the way these lessons can be
adapted in different regions/countries and during our modern times, when the 4th Industrial Revolution is taking place around us.
Turning Engineering Projects into
Successful Businesses –
Dr. Aaron Shenhar
Part I – The Coming Renaissance in Project Management
In spite of their critical importance to economic growth and quality of life, most engineering projects are still not meeting their intended goals, with only one in three projects leading to business success and two failing to meet their time and cost goals. Extensive research and hundreds of new tools have not changed these statistics in the last 20 years. It is clear that the project management profession needs a renaissance.
In this workshop I will discuss what’s wrong and missing in this critical field.
Based on 25 years of research and 20 years of practical lessons, I will show that the problem is NOT in the commonly-used and expensive tools. Rather, it is rooted in a deeper level of misguided perception of what projects are all about. I will present the expected transition from the current Delivery Model to the next Value/Job model and introduce its new elements of strategic thinking, adapting to DNA (of the project), and the spirit of leadership. I will also show how companies can make this transition in practice.
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:30 High Tech and Venture Capital –
Eliezer Manor
Part II – The first practical step of
the hi-tech entrepreneur: The art
of expressing an idea.
The 2nd part of the workshop will
deal with the tasks of the first
and most important phase of the
hi-tech entrepreneur, related to the initiation of an idea, its
selection and the way in which it
has to be analyzed and
presented, in order to convince
partners and investors to join. It
will deal with creative
imagination, giving birth to an
idea for a new product or service,
selecting an appropriate idea,
preparing the development plan
and crystallizing the business
model, as well as techniques for
presenting the novel idea with:
ppt presentation, executive
summary, SWOT analysis, and
elevator pitch.
Turning Engineering Projects into
Successful Businesses –
Dr. Aaron Shenhar
Part II – Understanding the
Science of Technology and Its
While technology increasingly impacts
daily life, economic well-being, and society
in general, its fundamental laws and
underlying theory have been slowly evolving. Surprisingly, still unavailable, is a
widely accepted (and simple) definition of
what exactly is technology or technology
management, and there is no widely
accepted unified theory.
This workshop will present a new
perspective on the theory of technology
and its management, and discuss the
question: can such a theory evolve into a
new science of its own – Technology
Science? Just as computer science has
helped us understand the power of
computers, this new science would further
increase our ability to harness the full
potential of any technology, accelerate its
development and open up new areas of
investigation of technology and
specifically, technology management.
After discussing technology’s common
laws of structure, function, value, process,
know-how, and evolution, I will present a
wide-range of future study options and
their implications for management.
Chair: Michael



Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (Day 1)
“Leading Innovation in Times of Constant Change”

08:00-08:30 Welcome Coffee
Conference Opening – Auditorium
– David Bishop
Founder and CEO, Agile Worx
– Dr. Michael Condry
President, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society
Keynote – Stephen Ibaraki
Chairman, Managing General Partner, REDDS Capital
Keynote – Dr. Alan Porter
Director of R&D, Search Technology, Inc
Keynote – John Avery
Director, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
Auditorium 119A 119B 119C
10:30-12:00 Innovation
Management 1
Session Chair: Leon Pretorius
Management 1
Session Chair: Holly
Management 1
Session Chair: Joe Sarkis
Project Management
Session Chair: Jason Hui
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Innovation
Management 2
Session Chair: Marina Dabic
Management 2
Session Chair: Joe-Amadi Echendu
Management 2
Session Chair: Yuan Zhou
Session Chair: Richard Evans
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Editor’s Panel – Tugrul Daim
● Distinguished Editors
Technical Activities Information Session
Session Chair: Brendan Galbraith
Conference Reception & YP Panel
Panel: “Importance of IEEE’s role in Young Professionals career journey”Cash Bar & Appetizers




Thursday – June 13, 2019 (Day 2)
“The 4th Industrial Revolution; Life and Enterprise of the Future”

08:00-08:30 Welcome Coffee
Industry Forum Opening – Andy Chen (Moderator)
President-elect, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society
Keynote – Stephen Ibaraki
Chairman, Managing General Partner, REDDS Capital
Keynote – Chris Hotchkiss
Vice President, Intel Corp.
Keynote – Anouk Kendall
President, Decentralised Energy Canada
09:30-11:00 AI and Blockchain Decentralized impact in the 4th Industrial Revolution
● Toufi Saliba (Moderator)
CEO, PrivacyShell
● Anouk Kendall
President, Decentralised Energy Canada
● Chris Hotchkiss
Vice President, Intel Corp.
● Raju Goteti
Vice President, Co-Innovation Network, Tata Consultancy Services
● Stephen Ibaraki
Chairman, Managing General Partner, REDDS Capital
● Ken Huang
CEO of Cyber Security On Toda and Chief Scientist of NUC Chain
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
Artificial Intelligence Impact in the 4th Industrial Revolution
● Neil Sahota (Moderator)
Chief Innovation Officer, University of California (Emerging Technologies Research & Policy Institute)
● Tina Singh
CEO, Singh Law Corporation
● Joe Herkert
Associate Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology and Society, North Carolina State University
● Jason Borenstein
Director, Graduate Research Ethics Programs, Georgia Tech
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Innovation oriented entrepreneurship in all progressive developing economies during the 4th Industrial Revolution
● Eliezer Manor (Moderator)
Founder and CEO, Shirat Enterprises, Israel
● Paul Babin
Director, Technology, Innovation and Sustainability (retired) Thyssenkrupp North America
● Lee Stogner
Vincula Group
● Marc Perron
Editor in Chief & Co-Founder, IEEE Industrial Electronics Technology Transfer News
● Susan K (Kathy) Land
Program Manager, US Department of Defense
● John Avery
Director, Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Disruptive Healthcare, Wellbeing, Humanity and Sustainability in the 4th Industrial Revolution
● Mary Ellen Randall (Moderator)
CEO, Ascot Technologies Inc.
● Michael Condry
Chair of Advisory Board, ClinicAI
● Dr. Pongrapee Buranasompob
Advisor, Mind AI
● Suresh Shenoy
President, WHEELS Global Foundation
● Mark Wehde
Section Head, Technology Development, Division of Engineering, Mayo Clinic
● Joanne Wong
CEO, Executive Director, Cancer Computer
Conference Banquet & Awards


Friday – June 14, 2019 (Day 3)

08:00-08:30 Welcome Coffee
08:30-10:00 Joint Session with GTRI Friday Morning Seminar
Keynote Speaker – Steve Welby
Executive Director, IEEE
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
Day 3 Opening – David Bishop
Founder and CEO, Agile Worx
Keynote Speaker – Steve Welby
Executive Director, IEEE
Auditorium 119A 119B 119C
11:00-12:30 Technology Management 3
Session Chair: Ravikiran Annaswamy
Project Management 2
Session Chair: Robert Bierwolf
Special Track

Pitch Competition

12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Technology Management 5
Session Chair: Tugrul Daim
Technology Management 4
Session Chair: Rabiz Foda
Management 3
Session Chair: Xiaohong (Iris) Quan
Social Issues Session
Session Chair: Eduardo Ahumada-Tello
15:30-16:00 Conference Close