CTSoc Leadership Transition

Dear CTSoc Member,

It was November 21, 2011—almost 9 years ago that the Boston Chapter of the IEEE Consumer Electronic Society had its inaugural event at the Bose Corporation in Framingham. Besides Bose doing their thing and showing some of their great audio products, Dr. Tom Coughlin, CESoc Distinguished Lecturer taught us about storage and petabytes. At that time a petabyte was more than one could imagine.

The Boston Chapter had a number of notable meetings over the years, including venues at Philips Lifeline, Herb Chambers BMW, MIT EECS, Mitsubishi NERL and more. A Steering Committee of Bob Frankston, Matt Hickcox, Stu Lipoff, Nat Sims, Anthony Vetro and myself planned and executed the meetings, some of which were co-sponsored by sister Societies.

I’m writing to announce that effective September 15 your leadership has transitioned. I have stepped down and would like you to welcome Aakash Deliwala as the new Chair. Aakash is a Product Manager at eClinicalWorks, USA. He is currently involved in pharmacy integration in the development of seamless solutions for prescribed drugs. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from South Gujarat University in India and an MBA with ‘High Honors’ from Oklahoma City University.

Aakash met with the Steering Committee on Zoom who unanimously agreed that he is well-qualified to lead what is now the Consumer Technology Society as its new Chair.

Below are his words to you. Please join me in welcoming Aakash Deliwala to our ‘Club’. I attach a photo. His email is:


I believe that CTSoc is in the right place at the right time. It is well poised to bring value to you and to your career, and to help you to bring new Consumer Technology products to life.

Best wishes, stay safe,


L. Dennis Shapiro, Past Chair Boston Chapter
IEEE Consumer Technology Society
IEEE Life Fellow

Dear Fellow Members (Bostonians),


I am honored to have an opportunity to serve as the new Chair of the IEEE Consumer Technology Society (formerly Consumer Electronics Society) for the Boston Chapter. I am excited and pleased to share society’s move to a new mission that focuses on engaging members in exchanging engineering and scientific information on advancement in consumer technologies. The primary goal would be to add more value to the membership and the community and exploring how cutting edge technologies can be integrated, produced, and brought to the market effectively.

As with any organization, it’s the members of CTSoc that can help make the mission viable and credible. I would need your support in revitalizing the society and accelerating its success. With your help, we can develop new programs in response to emerging needs and complement our core programs that include best practices for integrating complex technologies; product, project, and engineering management; user-focused design; and basic business and management principles.

To enrich the lives of current and potential members, CTSoc is committed to connecting people, inspiring ideas, enabling learning and creation that is relevant to today’s dynamic consumer electronics space. As Chair of the CTSoc-Boston Chapter, my top priority would be to add value to your membership through programs, events, publications, training, and courses exclusively available to the members.

In the coming years, I plan to focus on engaging more and more members by providing a platform through the membership in creating a professional development roadmap that would help channel CTSoc expertise to the career growth of the members.

I am thrilled and looking forward to working with you all in developing a community that not only embraces the latest and emerging consumer technology trends but fosters professional growth, learning, and value addition for its members.

Together we can make a difference!

Thank you for your continued support,

Aakash Deliwala