On February 22nd, 2024, the IEEE NH Computer Society & Consultants Network hosted a highly successful Meet and Greet Virtual Socializing Event. Led by Dr. Raj Vayyavur, Chair of the Computer Society and Consultants Networks of the IEEE New Hampshire section, the event drew an impressive turnout from members spanning various regions, including Boston, Worcester, Maine, New Jersey, and other R1/R2 areas. We were also fortunate to have Kit August from the New Jersey section as a co-sponsor, further enhancing the event’s collaborative spirit.
The virtual gathering provided an invaluable platform for networking, allowing participants to connect and share their wealth of consulting experiences across diverse fields. Attendees included consulting professionals, PhD students, and individuals planning to re-enter the consulting field, enriching the discussions with a wide range of perspectives.
Throughout the event, engaging conversations centered on current consulting trends and challenges, such as the integration of AI and adapting to rapid technological advancements. Members actively participated in thought-provoking discussions, posing insightful questions and sharing their own experiences and strategies for addressing these challenges.
Of particular interest were the discussions surrounding the potential for in-person meetings in the Nashua and Manchester regions. The overwhelming interest expressed by local members underscores the value of fostering both virtual and in-person networking opportunities. Due to the high participation rate and expressed interest, plans are underway to schedule another virtual and in-person event in the coming days to continue the momentum and facilitate further connections among members.
We extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who attended the event, contributing to its success and fostering a vibrant atmosphere of collaboration and knowledge-sharing. Special thanks are also due to the New Jersey section for their support in extending the event’s reach to R1 and R2 regions, further strengthening the bonds within the IEEE community.
As we look forward to future events and opportunities for networking and professional growth, let us continue to harness the collective expertise and enthusiasm of our members to drive innovation and excellence in the field of consulting. Stay tuned for updates on upcoming events and initiatives from the IEEE NH Computer Society & Consultants Network!.