Vice President, Member & Geographic Activities 2023 Executive Committee
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Fernando Bouche graduated from Universidad Tecnologica de Panama as Computer Engineer in 1995 and received a Master Degree on IT Management and Security in 2006 from Universidad Latina de Panama. He is the IT Manager at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama. As part of his involvement with IEEE, he was the Section Chair of the IEEE Panama’s Section from 2011-12. In Computer Society he was Chapter chair and Student Branch vice chair and other Section’s committees, before he becomes Section Chair. As a student he received the IEEE Larry K. Wilson Regional Student Activities Award among other recognitions from IEEE. Bouche served as board member on several IEEE committees such as IEEE GOLD, IEEE Ethics, and Member Conduct Committees. He has served as, a member of the Computer Society Chapter Activities Board as Region 9 representative, CS DVP Latina America coordinator, and CS PACE representative, CS Geographic Unit Operations Committee member and DVP coordinator. Most recently member of IEEE Public Visibility Committee in 2013 and 2014, MGA Information Technology Coordination and Oversight in 2014 and Humanitarian Activities Committee in 2017 and 2018. He is currently part of the Geographic Activities Committee as Society Representative for Region 9.