Irene Pazos Viana joined IEEE and Computer Society at graduation being active volunteer for 33 years, is current Computer Chapter Chair and Uruguay Section Treasurer, and Member of MGA Joint Awards with National Societies (JANS) Committee. Founding member of Region 9 Cone Sur Council, launched Computer Society URUCON Conference in 2017 and served as Conference Chair at inaugural conference. Member of Conference Technical Program Committees: ANDESCON-2016, ARGENCON-2016, TEMSCON 2017, 2018, 2019, and Conference Treasurer for 2020 IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Latin America (T&D LA).
Works Senior Information Technology Consultant at Bank of Republic of Uruguay. She received her Engineering Diploma from University of the Republic, an MBA from University of Saint Paul –Spain- and is an expert consulting in Information Technology. She has significant experience as Senior IT Consultant and quality appraiser in the region at Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, and Colombia. Has cross-field project experience, advancing from communications to software engineering and information security. With broad practice in project management, developed within global companies such as Citibank, Ford Credit and Tata Consultancy Services. Her work also includes government organizations like Mexican Secretary of Communications, and Uruguay Chamber of Senators of the Parliament among others. Outside of consulting, her experience includes the academia, as Professor in Universidad Catholic del Uruguay, and a recently launched startup entrepreneurship project.