Category Archives: Standards at Work

How Do We Keep the Ball Rolling?

Jodi Haasz, Technology Policy and International Affairs Liaison, IEEE Standards Association The global information and communications technology (ICT) community is gathering through 7 November 2014 at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14), a treaty conference held every four years to elect the officers of the ITU and to assess its working mandate by the Member States. […]

Why Open Standards Matter

Karen McCabe, Senior Director, Technology Policy and International Affairs, IEEE Standards Association OpenStand—encapsulating a time-tested and common set of values that have been successfully utilized in global, open standards development for decades—celebrated its two-year anniversary in August 2014. The global, open development community was surveyed on open-stand.org how open standards have changed the world over […]

When Will Augmented Reality Reach the Tipping Point?

By Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association Proprietary products deliver competitive differentiation in early stages of technology development. But there comes a point when open, standards-based solutions are necessary to establish the technological foundation on which more innovators can participate at lower cost, toward the goal of growing a richer and more robust market. […]

IEEE and DIGITALEUROPE lead efforts to keep EU MSP’s momentum

On 21 May

The ‘Connected Person’ Brings e-Health to Life

By Alpesh Shah and Bill Ash The origin of humanity is akin to that of technology: It is what we are willing to accept as truth. No matter what we choose to believe of either’s origins, what becomes evident—as the years pass and we start to look to the future—is that humanity and technology begin […]

Autism, Augmented Reality and the Frontiers of Technology Innovation

By Bill Ash and Kathryn Bennett, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) One of the great, wild frontiers of technology today is augmented reality, and developers in a huge range of industries—automotive/aerospace, banking, design and architecture, defense, entertainment/gaming, navigation, the public sector, publishing, real estate, retail shopping, tourism and urban planning, among them—hope to tame it to […]

Leveling the Playing Field for Individuals with Autism

Chuck Parker Vice President, Personal Connected Health Alliance Executive Director, Continua Health Alliance Autism, also referred to as autism spectrum disorder, is characterized by a range of difficulties in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication and repetitive behaviors, and may be associated with other physical and intellectual disabilities. Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease […]