Category Archives: Inside the IEEE-SA

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 […]

Tomorrow’s Wearables: Stylish Clothing That Doubles As Your Personal Advisor For…Well, Everything

Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, IEEE Standards Association In the 15th century, Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci revealed yet another of his many brilliant concepts: a wearable mechanical device that could be used to measure the physical distance Roman soldiers traveled daily by foot. And with da Vinci’s remarkable vision, the world’s first […]

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. […]

National Electrical Safety Code Timeline

Today, the National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) celebrates 100 years in print. One of the most widely adopted safety codes and produced exclusively by IEEE, the NESC provides best practices for safety of electric supply and communication utility systems to both public and private utilities. Every five years the NESC goes through a rigorous review […]

Fashion Forward: Where Style and Technology Meet

Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, IEEE Standards Association Would you wear a dress capable of changing color with your mood? Or carry a clutch that doubles as a speaker? What about a bracelet that measures sun exposure and provides personalized recommendations to protect your skin? Would you use a basketball that critiques your performance […]

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

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