IEEE ComSoc Student Tech Leadership Conference
9 April 2022 // Austin, Texas, USA


Opening Keynote: Navigating an Evergreen Technology Career

Lynn Comp
Corporate Vice President, Cloud Business Group, AMD, USA

Bio: Lynn Comp joins Server BU leadership team as CVP, Cloud Business Group, reporting directly to Dan McNamara. Lynn joins us from Intel where she was most recently VP, Data Center Group, and GM, Visual Infrastructure Division. In that role, she was responsible for driving visual cloud strategic direction, product positioning and sales enablement for video delivery, cloud graphics, media processing and distribution.

Lynn’s primary focus areas were technology trends, goto-market strategy, real applications in market solutions, competitive positioning, and customer insights.

Lynn is responsible for AMD’s strategy as it relates to cloud service providers and mega-data center customer success in collaboration with engineering, sales, and marketing.

Technical Industry Expertise: B2B brand development, Integrated marketing, Market segments: video broadcasting, telecommunications, Product management, SaaS: video delivery, cloud graphics, media processing, Sales enablement.

Executive Leadership: Cross-team collaboration, Incubation startup culture, Mentor & coach, Public speaking, Strategy execution, Strategic partnerships: OEM, ODM. Lynn Comp holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech University, and a master degree in Business administration from University of Phoenix.

Closing Keynote: How IEEE ComSoc Can Help Your Career Development

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
IEEE Communication Society President
Professor, University of  Waterloo, Canada

Bio: Xuemin (Sherman) Shen (M’97–SM’02–F’09) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA, in 1990. He is a University Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada. His research focuses on network resource management, wireless network security, Internet of Things, 5G and beyond, and vehicular networks. Dr. Shen is a registered Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada, an Engineering Institute of Canada Fellow, a Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow, a Royal Society of Canada Fellow, a Chinese Academy of Engineering Foreign Member, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and Communications Society.

Dr. Shen received the Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research from the Canadian Society of Information Theory (CSIT) in 2021, the R.A. Fessenden Award in 2019 from IEEE, Canada, Award of Merit from the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ontario) in 2019, James Evans Avant Garde Award in 2018 from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, Joseph LoCicero Award in 2015 and Education Award in 2017 from the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), and Technical Recognition Award from Wireless Communications Technical Committee (2019) and AHSN Technical Committee (2013). He has also received the Excellent Graduate Supervision Award in 2006 from the University of Waterloo and the Premier’s Research Excellence Award (PREA) in 2003 from the Province of Ontario, Canada. He served as the Technical Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom’16, IEEE Infocom’14, IEEE VTC’10 Fall, IEEE Globecom’07, and the Chair for the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Wireless Communications. Dr. Shen is the President Elect of the IEEE ComSoc. He was the Vice President for Technical & Educational Activities, Vice President for Publications, Member-at-Large on the Board of Governors, Chair of the Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee, and Member of IEEE Fellow Selection Committee of the ComSoc. Dr. Shen served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE IoT JOURNAL, IEEE Network, and IET Communications.