During the Summer of 2020 IEEE Sweden Young Professionals collaborated with IEEE Region 8 Young Professionals to deliver two installments of the connecting experts series.
Anouk Ruhaak, a Fellow at Mozilla, gave a talk entitled “COVID19: Surveillance is not the cure, big tech not our salvation”, that warned of the race to share data to track infections of the virus without thorough consideration of the data privacy concerns. The talk was on the topic of data stewardship, and ways in which society can take control of our collective data and ensure safety and privacy concerns are met.
Samarth Deo, IEEE Sweden Section Chair and R&D Manager at ABB, gave a talk about his work in “Advance Control for HVDC Transmission”. He spoke of how advancing technology is affecting the way power grids are controlled and maintained, and the work that ABB are doing to ensure they are leading industry experts in the field.