Expand interactions between IEEE, governments, NGOs, standards organizations and industry.
This will enhance both IEEE’s public voice and the image of the profession while also advancing the welfare of our members. With rapid technological advances in the information age we have to become a more agile organization. We need to cultivate and build partnerships with national professional societies and associations and renew ties with industry. This work just started driven by the IEEE Industry Engagement Committee and I vow to continue it until we reach the objectives.
Improved collaboration between IEEE’s main OUs and their boards is also a must. Our technical activities in IEEE should better integrate technical Societies and Councils with geographical units represented by ten Regions and all 320 Sections of The Institute. This refers both to the grass-roots collaborations at the local level but also to collaborations between the Boards.