Speaker Bio


Maike Luiken, PhD

Adjunct Research Professor,
Western University, Canada


Maike Luiken, PhD, SMIEEE, IEEE-HKN, FIEC, chairs Planet Positive 2030 – an initiative of the IEEE Standards Association – and the P7800 Standards Working Group: Recommended Practice for Addressing Sustainability, Environmental Stewardship and Climate Change Challenges in Professional Practice. She co-chairs the IEEE Future Directions Climate Technologies Sustainability Initiative. She served as the IEEE VP MGA, 2021, and as President, IEEE Canada, 2018-19 and as Chair, Policy Track, IEEE Internet Initiative, 2017-18

Maike is a longtime advocate for sustainable development and is driven to develop and leverage technology to achieve a more sustainable planet.

She is managing director, R&D, at a start-up company and Adjunct Research Professor at Western University, Canada.

Maike’s career spans academia and industry: from professor to leading the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative, 2006-2013, founding Director, Lambton Manufacturing Innovation Centre, eight years as Dean, Lambton College, with several portfolios: School of Technology, Sustainable Development, and Applied Research. Her strategic leadership and vision led to Lambton College becoming one of the top Research Colleges in Canada.

Her areas of interest and expertise span diverse technical areas from ICT, energy, and water to advanced manufacturing. She has particular interest in how progress and deployment of various technologies contributes – or not – to achieving sustainable development.

She is currently serving/has been serving on numerous Boards of Directors and Committees, including IEEE, IEEE Canadian Foundation, Canadian Standards Council Steering Committee of the Artificial Intelligence and Data Governance Standardization Collaborative.

Maike has experience in the public and private sectors in Canada and has worked in the USA and Germany. She obtained degrees from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, and the University of Waterloo, Canada (PhD, Physics).

Session Details

Tuesday 19th September 2023 | 09:25 pm – 13:00 pm | EAT

Part 1: IEEE Standards, Why they Matter, and Introduction to IEEE SA’s Planet Positive 2030 for Sustainability

Part 2: Workshop to Apply the Basic Sustainability Assessment Tool - We Want Your Feedback
Wednesday 20th September 2023 | 5:00 pm – 05:30 pm | EAT

Keynote Address