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Day 2 – Helsinki, IEEE Nordic Students and Young Professionals Congress 2019
Welcome to the Congress!
You are warmly welcomed to the 3rd IEEE Nordic Student and Young Professionals Congress. We hope that you will enjoy your weekend, learn interesting new things and make new friends!
The weekend will feature 3 days of talks and activities spread out across 2 countries and a sea, 2 time zones, and 3 congress locations. We have a mammoth twenty speakers lined up to educate and inform on different sustainability themes.
Day 2 – Helsinki
Day 2 and we arrive in Helsinki! Bright and fresh after a night of partying on the cruise ship we will be spending the day in Aalto University before setting sail back towards Stockholm in the evening.
07:00 – 09:30 Breakfast
We start the day with a breakfast buffet onboard the Symphony, and get ourselves ready for the day in Finland.
09:45 – 10:00 The cruise docks in Helsinki
We arrive! Welcome to Finland! The country with the most saunas per capita, near indestructible Nokia phones and of course angry birds!
10:30 – 11:30 Travel to Aalto
We will be met at the dock by some Finish volunteers who will help us navigate the public transport to Aalto University.
11:30 – 11:40 Finland IEEE YP Welcome
Jenni Rekola will give a brief overview of YP Finland and welcome everybody to Finland.
11:40 – 11:50 Finland IEEE Board Welcome
The chair of the Finnish IEEE Board will give a brief overview of IEEE Finland and welcome the attendees to Aalto University.
11:50 – 12:30 Aalto university – Electric Vehicles— Benefits and Challenges
Statistics show that the number of electric vehicles (EVs) is increasing exponentially. This is a very positive move and beneficial action toward mitigating the carbon emission, and from this standpoint, it enhances the social welfare.
However, to satisfy the charging demands of electric vehicles, fast and ultra-fast charging points should be deployed in distribution level of power system. How strong is our conventional power system to withstand such changes? How to deal with the probable bottlenecks of the system?
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Lunch will be provided at Aalto University.
13:30 – 14:00 Sandvik – Electrification & digitalization of underground mining.
This talk will be given by our congress co-host and co-organizer Jenni Rekola. Sandvik is world-leading company producing underground and surface mining machines. The huge transfer from conventional mining methods toward digitalization, automation and electrification is going on world wide at the moment.
The mining process efficiency needs to be improved in the future, because the mines are located in more difficult places, far away from the infrastructure and very deep underground. The need of rare earth metal will increase in the future due to dramatically increased need of batteries.
14:00 – 14:30 Eaton Energy efficiency improvements of UPS
Eaton is a world-leading producer of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) offering those in large power scale from kilowatts to megawatts. The need of UPS increases in the future due to increased use of electric energy.
Eaton will come and present innovations relating to improving the energy efficiency and reliability of UPS.
14:30 – 15:00 Nokia – 5G Network Automation and ML
This talk will be given by Dr.Dmitry Petrov, senior researcher at Nokia Bell Labs, Finland. Dmitry received another Ph.D. degree in mathematical information technology (2012) and a title of adjunct professor in wireless networking technologies (2016) from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
During his career Dmitry participated in numerous academic and industrial projects. In 2017, he started his work at Nokia.
Dmitry received another Ph.D. degree in mathematical information technology (2012) and a title of adjunct professor in wireless networking technologies (2016) from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. During his career Dmitry participated in numerous academic and industrial projects. In 2017, he started his work at Nokia.
15:00 – 15:30 Panel Discussion – Sustainability – The engineering responsibility
We will have a panel discussion between our speakers and invite questions from the audience around a topic.
15:30 – 16:30 Travel back to the boat
Unfortunately our time in Finland has come to a close and we make our way back towards the boat for this evenings final discussions, Gala dinner, and party part II.
17:30 – 18:00 WIE – Women Engineers and Equality
We are very lucky to have the chair of WIE Region 8, Ana Cigarán Romero, present at the Nordic SYP to give a talk entitled “Women Engineers and Equality” Whereas in 2019 the world is freer and fairer than ever before, there are still many human rights challenges that are limiting our daily lives and one of those is inequality between men and women.
According to the World Economic Forum, if the present scenario continues, it will take around 170 years to reach equality. This talk will address some current issues and will focus on a number of aspects:
- How to transform challenges into opportunities as a woman engineer in the career.
- The visibility problem of women engineers.
- In a world where the rights and opportunities for women and men are equal from a legal point of view – why is there such a low number of women engineers and women in top management positions?
The talk will also address some of the ideas and projects considered by the IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering Sub Committee.
18:00 – 18:30 Membership development – Benefits of IEEE membership and IEEE Student branch and chapters: benefits and structure
We are lucky to have not just one, but two fantastic speakers from membership development. The talk entitled “Benefits of IEEE membership and IEEE Student branch and chapters: benefits and structure” will be given by Ievgen Pichkalov and Dr. Andrejs Romānovs.
This particular conference is based on sustainability and if we are to improve our engineering solutions; be smarter, more efficient, design better; then we need to keep recruiting the brightest and best engineers and this talk will outline some of the steps and strategies used to accomplish this.
18:30 – 19:00 Top Secret Activity
Is it an ice-breaker? Networking opportunity? Discussion? Who knows!
19:30 – 21:00 Gala dinner
Always a highlight, good food, good company, a nice way to round off day 2.