The IEEE Public Visibility initiative is a communications program that seeks to increase the visibility of IEEE and to serve as a global voice for the engineering profession.  

The mission of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee is to increase awareness, understanding, and appreciation of how engineering, computing, and technology benefit humanity, and to promote the visibility of engineering, computing, and IEEE technical professionals who carry out this work.

The key ingredient of the IEEE Public Visibility program is the technical expertise of IEEE members and volunteers who serve as media champions and global thought leaders on prominent technology advancements and issues. Their valuable commentary in the media helps raise the overall visibility of IEEE. 

An important component of the Public Visibility program is Partnership Marketing, which looks to collaborate with IEEE Societies and operating units to provide added exposure to their content through social media campaigns and the IEEE Transmitter content portal.

The benefits of working with Public Visibility:

  • Extends IEEE’s reach
  • Establishes social media value, reaching a broader audience—over 3 million people
  • Can provide increased awareness and visibility at major industry events

Visit this webpage frequently, as it will serve as a central repository for background information, presentations, and project milestones.

A message from Mario Milicevic, Chair, 2019 IEEE Public Visibility Committee

Thanks for participating in our Public Visibility Committee!

The IEEE Public Visibility program helps ensure that IEEE maintains its position as the leading authority on technological innovation in the 21st century, particularly given the rapid convergence of technical domain areas across multiple sectors, e.g., cybersecurity, machine learning, IoT, robotics, etc. 
Through the Public Visibility program, IEEE leverages the technical and unbiased domain expertise of its members, who speak, critique, debate, and comment on present-day innovations as they are reported in the media, thereby maintaining IEEE's relevance and pivotal role as the de facto source for technical knowledge. 
It is my pleasure to serve as the Chair of the IEEE Public Visibility Committee in 2019, as we continue to build on our growth over the past several years. In 2018, we fostered new partnerships with the IEEE Foundation,, and numerous IEEE Technical Societies; our IEEE social media channels had over 170 million engagements; and, we on-boarded 52 new technical experts to provide commentary to the press/media. 
One exciting change for 2019 is our shift toward interdisciplinary media campaigns. Over the past several years, the Public Visibility program has based its outreach and media campaigns around specific hot topic areas, e.g., 5G, AI, cybersecurity, robotics, etc. In 2019, the program will shift its focus from specific topics to interdisciplinary themes, e.g., commerce, environmental sustainability, health, etc., to further increase engagement among our partners and the media.
We welcome your feedback on new ideas to further position IEEE as a global thought leader on prominent technology advancements and issues around the world, and promoting the brand as the world's trusted source in this arena. Together we can position and grow IEEE to meet the needs of today and to create the world of tomorrow.


Mario Milicevic, Chair, 2019 IEEE Public Visibility Committee

Committee meeting dates
  • PV Committee November Teleconference: 20 November 2019
  • PV Committee September Teleconference: 18 September 2019
  • PV Committee July Teleconference: 10 July 2019
  • In-Person PV Summit Meeting held at the IEEE Operations Center: 12 April 2019
  • PV Committee March Teleconference: 15 March 2019
  • PV Committee January Teleconference: 18 January 2019