ICCA winner to attend major engineering conference


TCCA’s Young Engineer of the Year 2019, Angelene Koid, will use the funds awarded to her by the organisation to attend the world’s largest conference for women engineers, WE19.

Speaking of why she wants to attend the event, Angelene - who works at Motorola Solutions Penang research and development centre - said: “I believe this will be a great networking opportunity, and will enable me to learn from the experiences of women engineers around the world.
“A key part of my role is to train and nurture new women engineers in the field, and I am hopeful that this recognition will further encourage [them] to enter the engineering profession.”
TCCA chief executive Tony Gray said: “We are delighted that Angelene’s remarkable work has been recognised on the international stage. It is essential that new, young, talent becomes involved in critical communications, and Angelene is an inspiration to anyone considering a career in engineering.”
Angelene is the technical lead for the Norway-Sweden common cross border feature that won the ICCA Best Use of Critical Communications for Public Safety award in 2018. She is also the key subject matter expert in the areas of mobility management and signalling, as well as the key liaison architect for Motorola Solutions Penang for standardisation and certification issues. 
WE19 is run by the Society of Women Engineers, will take place in California in November of this year. Angelene’s visit will also be supported by Motorola Solutions.
She received her award at this year’s ICCAs, which took place in Kuala Lumpur in June.  

Picture: Angelene receives her award from TCCA chief executive Tony Gray, right, and journalist and television presenter David McLelland, who hosted the awards ceremony.


Philip Mason
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