Below are the candidates for IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors Member-at-Large, 2013-2014.
(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association) Senior Technical Director San Francisco, California, USA
Wael William Diab works as a Senior Technical Director in the Office of the CTO at Broadcom. He is responsible for defining technical strategy for the Infrastructure & Networking Group (ING). Named winner of the 2011 TechAmerica Innovator Awards for his leadership in Green Technology, he was recognized by the David Packard Medal of Achievement and Innovator Awards for his leadership in the development of Broadcom's Energy Efficient Networking solutions that build on IEEE Std 802.3az-2010. Prior to Broadcom, Diab served at Cisco in various technical, architectural, and business leadership roles, focused on next-generation networking technologies. Diab holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, BA degree in Economics from Stanford, and MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business. He has over 85 US issued patents. In 2011 Wael was selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)’s 2011 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering. IEEE Accomplishments and Activities For over the past decade I have been deeply involved in the IEEE-SA in a number of diverse areas, from technical contribution and governance at the working group level through the various governance committees at the IEEE-SA. This has made me appreciate both the detailed operations of our standardization process along with the necessary business framework behind it. My IEEE-SA governance service includes:
- Standards Board: I have served on the Standards Board and the majority of its committees including RevCom, AudCom, NesCom and ICCom (founding member). I have also Chaired numerous ad-hocs to help our processes address the ever evolving landscape.
- BoG related: I have served on the Strategic Planning & Portfolio Management Committee, Chaired the RA Pricing Ad-Hoc, and on the European strategy team.
- CAG: I was elected to the Corporate Advisory Group and currently serve as its Vice-Chair where I have focused on promoting synergy between our individual and entity processes and leveraging that diversity in our outreach efforts.
My Working Group service includes being a long time member in IEEE 802.3 where I currently serve as the IEEE 802.3 Vice-Chair. In addition, I have served as Chair for a number of 802.3 sub-groups, projects and leadership positions and worked across the 802 on select initiatives. I have also worked with P1904.1 and 802.3 members to help build standards on top of 802.3 and promote an end-to-end IEEE standards-based solution.
My IEEE service includes serving on the IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC) and its eZine editorial board, where I was a founding member. I currently serve as the liaison from the IEEE MGA to the IEEE SA. In addition, I have done outreach to promote IEEE’s work to universities, corporations, conferences, SDOs, NGOs etc. Authored an IEEE-SA published book titled “Ethernet in the First Mile: Access for Everyone”.
In a rapidly evolving technology world, an environment that fosters open standards is crucial as they play an increasing role in technology development. I believe there are core principles in governance that strengthen our process in light of an evolving landscape:
- Standards environment that encourages innovation
- Leveraging the entire standards lifecycle
- Using our successes as a foundation for new initiatives
- Increasing cooperation / communication
- Borderless organization for a borderless market
- Streamline processes for our members
I worked with talented people on many initiatives that adhere to the above principles from my 802 working group role through my SASB, CAG and BOG-SP/PMC governance roles. Should I be fortunate to receive your vote and be elected to this position, I would leverage this experience and tirelessly work to ensure that we continue building on what has made us successful and remain the premier standards organization we are today.
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(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association) Santa Clara, California, USA
Phil Wennblom has over 27 years of semiconductor industry experience. In his current role as Director of Standards for Intel Corporation, Phil is responsible for company-wide standards policy, and his team leads Intel’s participation in strategic standards setting organizations world-wide.
Phil serves on the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors, and the INCITS Executive Board. He is chair of the Standardization Policy Committee of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).
From 1989 to 2001, Phil held a number of positions in Intel’s Mobile Platforms Group, including engineering manager, director of strategic planning, and director of mobile technology development. Phil joined Intel in 1984 as a design engineer. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
IEEE Accomplishments and Activities
I was a member of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) from 2004 through 2011 and served as the vice chair of the CAG for 2 years. Since 2006, I have been a member of the IEEE-SA Board of Governors (BOG). I have contributed to IEEE-SA business planning, serving as chair of the Business Ad Hoc Committee of the BOG for 2 years. In this role I was a champion for diversifying and strengthening the IEEE-SA business model. I also served as chair of the International Ad Hoc Committee for 3 years. Throughout my service to the IEEE-SA I have encouraged the IEEE to strengthen its role as a global standards setting organization. IEEE standards are developed for global markets by technical experts from many different countries and regions. Greater recognition of the global nature of IEEE standards will benefit the many companies, governments, and individuals who use IEEE standards. Involvement of expert volunteers is essential to the success of the IEEE-SA. The IEEE-SA must continue to attract technical experts, encourage them to bring their ideas and proposals to the IEEE, and make it easy for them to develop IEEE standards. The standards process in the IEEE-SA must be robust, respected, and efficient. This integrity of the IEEE standards process must be valued and protected as a top IEEE-SA priority. Increasingly, standards are developed for use in global markets by experts from all parts of the world. The IEEE-SA must continue to improve as a truly global standards setting organization. And we must gain visibility as a global standards setting organization, recognized for our excellent technical standards. Finally the IEEE-SA must operate as a viable business. Today we are successful; we must take care to maintain and strengthen the business model into the future.
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