This year, IEEE Technical Activities will take a strategic approach to satisfying the current and evolving needs of our technical communities. We will focus on the needs of our chapters, which link us locally to communities worldwide. We’ll work to recognize agile, adaptable services and products and better understand the compelling demand for nurturing emerging technical needs as early as possible.
We’ll better engage and empower underserved segments of our communities, mainly young professionals, professional engineers, entrepreneurs, and engineers in the industry, through better networking opportunities and creating easier access to the resources they need.
We’ll develop even higher-quality conferences and experiment with new and innovative technical meetings. We’ll work to address the diverse needs and aspirations of conference communities, focusing on industry, young professionals, and professional engineers.
Our technical communities – all leaders in their specified technical fields— will continue to ensure high-quality journals and magazines. We’ll study ways to better identify new technologies and build new communities around them to nurture and support them early on.
We’ll continue to nurture and support humanitarian projects in cooperation with IEEE initiatives. We will provide technical resources and encourage our volunteers, especially younger ones, to participate. By so doing, we’ll create opportunities and strengthen bonds among technical experts, enthusiastic technical volunteers, and local populations.
None of this can be achieved unless we pursue stronger and more synergic cooperation across IEEE and address the evolving needs of our communities. We must learn to better integrate services, join efforts and competences, and explore new opportunities and services with groups throughout the organization. As we look towards the future, we must listen to each other and work together and continue to evolve. The challenge is huge, but together we can make it happen.
2015 IEEE Technical Activities Vice President