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Below are the candidates for IEEE Standards Association Board of Governor Member-at-Large, 2015-2016.

The sequence of candidates was determined by lottery and indicates no preference.


Glenn W. Parsons

Glenn Parsons

(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Standards Advisor
Ericsson Canada, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Glenn Parsons is an internationally known expert in mobile backhaul and Ethernet technology. He has engaged in numerous standards bodies during the last 15 years giving him broad understanding.

Glenn is a standards advisor in the IP & Broadband Development Unit of Ericsson Canada, where he coordinates standards strategy and policy for Ericsson, including network architecture for LTE mobile backhaul. Previously, he has held positions in development, product management and standards architecture in the ICT industry. Glenn has also held several management and editor positions in various standards bodies. He has been an active participant in the IEEE-SA Board of Governors, Standards Board and its Committees since 2004. He is currently involved with mobile backhaul standardization in MEF, IEEE and ITU-T, and chairs IEEE 802.1. He has been an editor of several IEEE ComSoc Magazine series.

Glenn holds a B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


I have spent over 10 years as an active participant in IEEE 802. As editor of several IEEE 802 standards, I focused the group to produce quality standards in a timely manner. I have received several awards for outstanding contributions and, in 2014, my leadership was recognized when I was elected the chair of 802.1.

I co-chaired a special series on Carrier Ethernet for IEEE Communications Magazine in 2004. This was so successful that it spawned many more series as well as joint IEEE/ITU-T workshops starting in 2007. In 2014, I was named Editor-in-Chief of a new IEEE Communications Magazine Standards Supplement. My active involvement in IEEE and ITU-T, coupled with my efforts on encouraging joint collaboration, resulted in my appointment as ITU-T/IEEE 802 liaison.

During my recent term on the BOG, I leveraged my leadership in IETF to bring them and IEEE-SA together on the topic of collaboration leading. Discussions between IETF/ISOC and IEEE-SA on the value of market driven standards led to the creation of the OpenStand principles and more recently the IEEE Internet Initiative. At ITU-T WTSA, I championed a resolution on recognizing that a collaborative mechanism should be developed between ITU-T and other standards bodies (notably IEEE). This year I am leading the International SDO adhoc of the BOG that strives to position IEEE-SA on the international standards body stage with ITU, ISO and IEC.

During my tenure as IEEE-SA Registration Authority chair, and now continuing as past-chair, we were able to conclude on a new agreement with ISO/IEC JTC1 recognizing IEEE as the sole OUI and MAC address registry. In addition, I also led a restructuring of the OUI registries with the goal of allocating them more efficiently and also to allow more explicit support of network virtualization.


The IEEE-SA is internationally recognized as producing technically excellent standards that are globally relevant. In order to maintain this position and to grow beyond, we need to focus on internationalization and public policy.

We must continue to drive collaboration and joint publication with other global standards bodies. But we must also focus on using our strong technical base to elevate our status to be a peer with the other international bodies.

International standards bodies engage on public policy with each other and with various inter-governmental bodies – IEEE-SA must do the same. We must continue to ensure that IEEE-SA is viewed as a favorable venue to create standards that the global market will adopt.

To drive an ongoing improvement of IEEE-SA, I bring to the board my broad experience in these areas, as well as first-hand experience in the sensibilities and sensitivities of many international standards bodies and stakeholders.


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Oleg Logvinov

Oleg Logvinov

(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Director, Special Assignments
Industrial & Power Conversion Division
Piscataway, New Jersey, USA

Oleg Logvinov is the Director of Special Assignments at STMicroelectronics’ Industrial & Power Conversion Division. After graduating from the Technical University of Ukraine (KPI) with the equivalent of a Master’s degree in electrical engineering, he worked as a senior researcher at the R&D Laboratory of the Ukraine Department of Energy at the KPI.

During the last 25 years Mr. Logvinov has held various senior technical and executive management positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry. He currently serves on the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Corporate Advisory Group and the IEEE-SA Standards Board. Mr. Logvinov also actively participates in several IEEE standards development working groups with the focus on the IoT and Communications Technologies. He helped found the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and is the past President and CTO of the Alliance. Mr. Logvinov has nineteen patents to his credit and has been an invited speaker on multiple occasions.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


  1. Member of the IEEE Standards Association Corporate Advisory Group. As a member of the Internet of Things (IoT) strategy team I have been successfully driving IoT workshops and roundtable discussions worldwide, positioning IEEE-SA as the leading platform for the consensus development in the growing IoT industry. This effort led us to the launch of the IEEE P2413 “Standard for an Architectural Framework for the IoT”. Some of the examples of these activities are provided below:
    1. IEEE Standards Association 2014 IoT Workshop Chair 
    2. IEEE Standards Association 2013 IoT Workshop Chair 
    3. TEDx Taipei 2014 talk 
    4. Interview 
    5. IEEE Top Trends for 2012 at CES: Home Networking Technologies (video)
    6. The horizontal nature of the Internet of Things - FierceSmartGrid 
    7. Standards Insight - What are you looking forward to at the IoT? 
    8. intelligentutility - IEEE: standards will enable home energy management 
  2. Member of Standards Board
    1. Chair of Industry Connections Committee (ICComm)
    2. Member of Procedures Committee (ProCom)   
    3. Past member of Review Committee (RevCom) and New Standards Committee (NesCom)
  3. IEEE 1901 – one of the main contributors into the development of the standard
  4. IEEE 1905.1 – co-founder of the Working Group and the first Vice Chair
  5. IEEE 1901.2 – Vice Chair and the Chair of the main Sub Working Group
  6. IEEE P2413 – co-founder of the Working Group and the Chair of the Working Group
  7. IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things 2014, Patronage Co-Chair and the Chair of the Standards Track


Technology driven industries are rapidly evolving and this evolution gives birth to new business models and new collaboration mechanisms. Standards are playing an increasingly important role enabling rapid growth of vibrant multi-stakeholder ecosystems. But the process of consensus building is also evolving, affected by the same changes in the industry. If elected I look forward to leveraging my years of experience in the areas of technology and strategy development, marketing, and executive management to drive the transformation of the IEEE-SA in harmony with the world’s changing technology, making IEEE-SA a platform of choice for consensus development.


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Alexander D. Gelman

Alex Gelman

(Nominated by IEEE Standards Association)

Chief Technology Officer
NETovations, LLC
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Alexander D. Gelman received M.E. and Ph.D. (EE) from CUNY. Alex is CTO of NETovations, LLC networking consulting group. During 1998-2007 worked as Chief Scientist at Panasonic Princeton Laboratory managing projects in consumer communications; during 1984-1998, at Bellcore, lastly as Research Director-Internet Access Architectures Research.

During 30+ years of Industrial Research Alex managed projects involving standardization in International SDOs, Industry forums and communities: IEEE, ATSC, IETF, OMA, SDRF, Java Community Process, OSGi, DLNA.

Alex published numerous articles, holds several US and International patents, e.g. earliest system patents on VoD and xDSL Access Router.

Alex co-founded or acquired six IEEE conferences, co-founded IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, initiated ComSoc standards activities, and was elected the first ComSoc Vice President-Standards Activities.

Alex initiated the IEEE-SA sponsored Smart Grid vision projects with five IEEE Technical Societies and proposed the concept of pre-standardization research projects that are currently governed by IEEE-SA Industry Connections Program.

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities


I pioneered in IEEE fostering of Innovation and standards research. As part of this activity:

  • I initiated acquisition of what became the IEEE Conference on Standards and Innovation in Information Technology, IEEE-SIIT
  • Chaired ICCom Ad Hoc Committee on Conferences, 2014
  • Initiated and served as co-editor of IEEE Communications Magazine Feature Topic Series - IEEE Standards in Communication and Networking, 2008-2010
  • Initiated establishment of ComSoc Standardization Programs Development Board positioned as a peer to IEEE-SA Industry Connections Program. The Board sponsors research projects and range of standards-related activities. Products of Board activities include:
    • TELECOM Standards Workshop series: Research-to-Standards, held at ComSoc flagship conferences
    • The IEEE Communications Magazine Supplement on Communications Standards established in 2014

I have a 10-year track record of IEEE Standards Activities governance:

  • ComSoc Standards Activities:
    • Initiated ComSoc Standards Activities, 2004
    • Director of Standards, 2006-2009
    • Vice President - Standards Activities, 2012-2013
    • Co-founded Cognitive Radio standardization - IEEE P1900 series 
    • Initiated standardization in Broadband over Power Line-IEEE1901
    • Vice-Chair, ComSoc Standards Board, 2010-2011
    • Adviser, ComSoc Standards Development Board,  2012-2014
    • Director, ComSoc Standardization Programs Development, 2014
  • Chair, IEEE-TAB Ad Hoc Committee on Standards, 2008
  • IEEE-TAB representative to IEEE-SASB, 2008, 2010, 2012
  • IEEE-SA BOG, 2005-2006, and Committees:
    • Awards Committee, 2005-2007
    • Standards Conduct Committee, 2011
    • Long-Term Smart Grid Strategy, 2010-2011
  • IEEE-SA Standards Board, 2007-2013, and Committees:
    • RevCom, 2007-2011
    • NesCom-2010
    • International Ad-Hoc, 2011
    • Industry Connections, 2011-2013
    • PatCom, 2013

For my contributions to ComSoc standards activities I received the ComSoc Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award in 2006.

On my watch ComSoc Standards Board sponsored a series of entity standardization projects and helped to improve the governance of the entity program. For these activities ComSoc received the 2010 IEEE-SA Entity Sponsor Award.


I believe that leveraging IEEE pool of expertise in pre-standardization and standards development phases allows achieving:


Early discovery of standardization opportunities. IEEE-SA is well positioned to host development of early standards in emerging technologies

Broaden the Scope

Involve more of the 47 IEEE Technical Societies, Councils and Committees in standards.

Expand the IEEE-SA modus operandi and Business Model

IEEE-SA needs new business models and new products and services to Industry and Academia

Foster Innovation and Standards Research

IEEE-SA needs to take a lead in research and education of standards-related disciplines.

If elected I will:

  • Encourage Academic and Industrial Researchers to propose standardization in emerging technologies, e.g. in pre-competitive phases
  • Involve new Technical Societies in Standards Activities
  • Promote hosting global academic and industrial innovation and standardization research community.  
  • Help establishing IEEE-SA mechanisms for new Standards-related Products, including Conferences, Publications, Education.