Luis Kun, PH.D.


Professor of National Security Affairs
William Perry - Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS)
National Defense University
Fort Lesley McNair Washington, DC 20319
Editor in Chief - Journal of Health & Technology - Springer -
IFMBE Administrative Council (2009-2015) & Chairman Global Citizen Safety and Security WG
IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology - Board of Governors IEEE Distinguished Visitor Program - Computer Society / SSIT

18th November, 2013

Received as a letter attached to an email from Luis.

"...In my capacity as the 2013 Conferences Chair for the IEEE Society of Social Implications on Technology (SSIT) and member of SSIT Board of Governors I have known Alexander Hayes for the last year who has fulfilled roles as Publicity Chair and Organizing Committee member for the thirteenth IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), which was held at the University of Toronto, Ontario Canada 27th – 29th July 2013. ISTAS is the annual international forum sponsored by the IEEE Society on the Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). The 2013 event, brought world leaders together to discuss the implications of smart world wearable computing technologies where people wear sensors such as cameras, physiological sensors (e.g. monitoring temperature, physiological characteristics), location data loggers, tokens, and other wearable and embeddable systems; augmented reality and the veillances.

As a member of the Program Committee for ISTAS 2013 I can attest that Alexander has demonstrated a capacity to communicate strategically with key stakeholders from all levels of the government and non-government communities. His natural aptitude to manage quickly and efficiently the logistical planning and implementation of large-scale events was evidenced by the success of ISTAS13, the coordination of activities across an internationally dispersed organizing team and his uncanny ability to achieve multiple tasks while assisting others under pressure at the event.

I have no hesitation in recommending Alexander Hayes to roles that he may apply for in the near future."