Tensymp 2020

New

Mary Ellen Randall, IEEE Fellow

IEEE MGA Treasurer
MOVE Community Outreach Program Manager

Short Bio:

Mary Ellen Randall is founder/CEO of Ascot Technologies, Inc., an award winning full stack software development company which includes the development of enterprise mobile apps.
Ms. Randall is a Fellow of the IEEE and serves on the IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board, and as IEEE MOVE Community Outreach Program Director, an IEEE-USA Initiative. Ms. Randall was formerly the IEEE Vice President for Member and Geographic Activities, and an IEEE Corporate Officer.
Ms. Randall held a variety of management and technical positions with IBM, including commercialization of hardware & software. She routinely managed projects on an international scale.
Ms. Randall is the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Haraden Pratt Award.
Ms. Randall is a member of the Eta Kappa Nu honor society in the profession of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Ms. Randall was named a top Woman In Business in the Research Triangle NC area and made Business Leader Magazine’s Impact 100 List.
She has an MS Computer Science and Bachelors in Mathematics from Binghamton University.

Title:

Disaster Relief – IEEE Style

Abstract:

MOVE is an emergency relief program committed to assisting victims of natural disasters with short-term communications, computer, and power solutions. These temporary emergency relief provisions help those affected stay connected and make sure they can access the help they need. Services include phone charging, internet & communications support, and lighting to disaster victims. IEEE’s highly-skilled volunteers provide technical assistance and relief via a Mobile Outreach Vehicle. Piloted in the US, plans are underway to expand MOVE to other areas of the world.
When not deployed for natural disasters, MOVE volunteers conduct community outreach and facilitate learning opportunities for students and the general public in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). They have been as far west as Texas, and as far north as New York to get students excited about STEM.