Celia Desmond is President of World Class Telecommunications. Celia provides training
and management consulting in telecommunications engineering and management to
professionals within the communications field. With the University of Toronto, she created
a Masters in Engineering in Telecommunications Program and Certificate Programs in
Telecommunications Management. As Director, Industry Liaison at Stentor, she was the
external technical linkage for the company to the technical environment. She developed
and implemented service development and project governance processes. In Bell Canada,
Celia provided strategic direction to corporate planners, ran technology trials, standardized
equipment, performed traffic analysis, and provided technical support to large business clients.
She received the Engineering Institute of Canada John B. Sterling Medal in 2000. Celia holds
the M. Eng. from Carleton University, the B. Sc. from Queens University, an Ontario Teaching
Certificate and a Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) certification. She is the author of
Project Management for Telecommunications Managers, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers
in 2003. Celia has taught kindergarten, high school, and courses at University of Toronto,
Stevens Institute of Technology, and Ryerson University.
Ms. Desmond is very active in IEEE. She is currently the Director and Secretary of IEEE. Previously, she
has been the Vice President of IEEE – Technical Activities, Vice President of IEEE EMS – Membership,
President of IEEE ComSoc, and President of IEEE Canada.
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