IEEE Leadership Seminar: The Digital Transformation of Everything: Don't Lose Sight of the Human!
Friday, September 20, 2019
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
2460 A.V. Williams Building
301 405 4471
The Digital Transformation of Everything: Don’t Lose Sight of the Human!
Vice President of Performance Excellence,
Abstract: The world is increasingly becoming digital – from manufacturing to agriculture, retail and life sciences, we are experiencing the 4th industrial revolution. There is a growing opportunity space of applications and career paths, especially for an electrical engineer. The digital revolution is disrupting the way we work, live, and operate, with a re-invention of how products, services, and capabilities are delivered and consumed. As we accelerate down a digital path, its key to remember that the user is still the centerpiece. User experiences can make-or-break adoption and success. This session will explore key emerging technologies, industries that are impacted, and how the more we digitize, the more we need to remember the people and process in the equation.
Bio: Alka is Vice President of Performance Excellence at Perspecta, Inc. In this capacity, she is responsible for the strategic direction and execution of Perspecta’s enterprise program performance initiatives, assisting contracts in ensuring technical, schedule, and cost performance. She has 23 years of experience in systems engineering and program management, contributing to the development, deployment, and operation of complex space and ground systems for Department of Defense (DoD) and Civilian Government customers. Alka has extensive expertise in leading process transformation for government, architecting high impact initiatives that have resulted in millions of dollars saved through innovative application of industry best practices. She continues to help Government agencies increase efficiency and accelerate value delivery in acquisition and engineering development lifecycles. Alka holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Maryland, College Park and was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honors Society. She is passionate about the importance of preparing the future generation for STEM fields.