CCECE 2021 Panel 6 - Innovations to Standardization: The Role of Standards in Innovation

#Standards #Innovation

Some people believe that standards and innovation are opposites.  Is this true?  Is this a misperception? In other words, is it possible that standards actually support innovation? The panel brings together standardization experts to explore the relationship between industry innovation and standardization.   The panel discussion aims to address these issues and more.


Mehmet Ulema, Manhattan College (Moderator)

Alex Gelman, NetOvation

Glenn Parsons, Ericsson

Rudi Schubert, IEEE Standards Association

Stephen Shew, Ciena

Following the discussion, Rudi Shubert will discuss an IEEE Standards Association use case - Industry Connections – Sustainable Technologies Standards are an enabler of emerging technology solutions and a key to the interoperability of products and systems. The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) has published thousands of standards, developed by IEEE volunteers across the spectrum of technology areas covered by IEEE technical societies. In recent years, the IEEE SA has gone beyond standards, using its well established consensus building capabilities to address new technology issues at very early stages to incubate the next generation of standards based solutions. Additionally, the societal context of technology has become increasingly important in establishing the foundational considerations for future standardization initiatives. From the ethical considerations of artificial intelligence to new initiatives in sustainability and renewable energy, IEEE SA programs are working to stay ahead of rapidly evolving technologies and societal priorities. These programs are open, transparent and inclusive, welcoming the ideas and contributions of all. This presentation will provide an overview of IEEE SA programs relative to sustainability, IEEE initiatives to broaden participation of the sustainability community and emerging issues of interest to the CCECE community.

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  • Date: 16 Sep 2021
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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  • Co-sponsored by Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) 2021 and IEEE Standards Association
  • Starts 27 August 2021 03:47 PM
  • Ends 16 September 2021 10:40 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
  • No Admission Charge