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January Dinner Meeting - MOVE with Purpose

  • 26 Jan 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Prestonwood Country Club


  • Registration for dinner meeting + $10 scholarship donation
  • Guest registration for dinner + $10 scholarship donation

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MOVE with Purpose

with Mary Ellen Randall, Founder/CEO of

Ascot Technologies, Inc.



Have you ever wondered how to take a seed of an idea to reality? The IEEE MOVE (Mobile Outreach utilizing Volunteer Engagement) started that way.  That seed just celebrated its 6th anniversary of providing service to the community and is expanding internationally.  MOVE volunteers support disaster relief agencies committed to assisting victims of natural disasters, such as hurricanes, forest fires, and flooding. It brings assistance in terms of short-term communications, computer, and power solutions, allowing those affected by these natural disasters to stay connected. When not deployed for natural disasters, MOVE volunteers conduct community outreach and facilitate learning opportunities for students and the general public in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Learn the key steps and MOVE with purpose.

In this presentation, Mary Ellen Randall will have the following key take-aways:

  1. How to bring a vague idea to a fully developed international program.
  2. How to build team engagement and enthusiasm
  3. How to develop relationships outside your immediate community

Speakers Bio:

Mary Ellen Randall is founder/CEO of Ascot Technologies, Inc., an award-winning software company which develops enterprise applications utilizing mobile delivery technologies.

Previously, Ms. Randall held management and technical positions in  IBM, including managing projects on an international scale.

Ms. Randall serves on the IEEE Board of Directors, as an IEEE Corporate Officer, and as IEEE worldwide Treasurer.

Ms. Randall also created, developed and currently manages the IEEE MOVE International Community Outreach Program for Disaster Relief and STEM education.   She received three  awards for this work, the IEEE Haradan Pratt Award (2020), an “Innovation”  award and a “Citation of Honor” Award.

Ms. Randall is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Eta Kappa Nu honor society in the profession of Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Ms. Randall was named a top “Woman In Business” in the Research Triangle NC area and made Business Leader Magazine’s “Impact 100” List


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