20 October 2017 – IEEE Sarawak and Swinburne Sarawak organized the inaugural IEEE Smart Village (ISV) workshop in Sarawak by Dr. Robin Podmore who is co-founder and co-chair of IEEE Smart Village (previously known as “Community Solutions Initiative”), as well as Vice President for IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) New Initiatives and Outreach. He is also founder and President of Incremental Systems Corp. (IncSys), a private company that helps organizations train system operators to ensure reliability of the bulk power system.
Robin is passionately dedicated to using his own expertise and inspiring others, including industry partners to help energy-impoverished communities build toward sustainable prosperity. In the markets that IEEE Smart Village serves, he is actively promoting IEEE Smart Village’s open-source products and encouraging industry to participate in consensus development of technology-interoperability standards needed for market acceptance and ISV Partner investor confidence.
The workshop attracted more than 30 professional from the industries and student volunteers to take part, the participants were enlightened by the numerous sustainable smart village projects developed by ISV around the world with volunteers and industry supports.