Cyn Sikora

Cyn Sikora is the Industry Outreach & Technical Activities Director of the IEEE Communications Society.  In this role, she works with the volunteer leadership to improve the technical value and engagement with industry through the ComSoc Corporate Program.  She also drives society initiatives, technical activities, and educational programs. Dr. Sikora worked at Bell Labs for many years starting at AT&T, spinning off with Lucent Technologies, merging to become Alcatel-Lucent, and finally being acquired as part of Nokia.  As their Global Strategic Programs Director and the Government Compliance Director, her teams focused on programs that supported research and innovation by creating collaborative opportunities and building bridges between organizations. Dr. Sikora’s technical background is in the area of Human Factors / User Experience (HF/UX).  She holds a Ph.D. in Information and Cognitive Sciences and a Master’s degree in Industrial / Organizational Psychology.  She did human factors research and development at Unisys Corporation before joining AT&T.