IEEE 1588 - From Standardization to Certification

Webinar: IEEE Open Source Initiatives Webinar Replay

Hosted by IEEE Standards Association

Advancing Technology for the Benefit of Humanity Using Open Source Technology

While open source software and open standards serve many common goals, there are important differences in the rules and legal tools that have evolved to address their development and use. Just as in open standards development, open source developers can choose from a wide range of rules and tools. This webinar will examine some of those variations, and the reasons why one may be more appropriate than another in a given case. The speakers will also look at how IEEE plans to leverage open source communities and applications for both humanitarian and standards development efforts.

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Expert Speakers

Gary StuebingGary Stuebing is currently leading the Internet of Things standards efforts at Cisco Systems in the Enterprise Networking Group CTO's office. Gary was the Director of Telecommunications at Mutual Life of Canada until 1996. In 1996 he went into private consulting. He eventually moved to Charlotte, NC and managed the Telecom group at Belk Stores Services. In 2000, he joined Duke Energy as a member of the IT Strategies and Architecture group with responsibility for IT communications and infrastructure services. During this time he was also a key member of the Mergers and Acquisitions team. He led a group, which managed the integration of IT for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. In 2004 he became a permanent member of the Power Line Communications Group at Duke Energy. It was during this time where he led the efforts to build a business case for "smart" Power Distribution communications. Gary had been the lead for Powerline Communications standards and regulatory work at Duke Energy. In 2007 Gary joined the Smart Grid PLC and Network Design team as a Strategic Planning Manager. In 2012, Gary led the efforts for Smart Grid Standard in Cisco's Connected Energy business group. He is currently the Strategic Planning Manager for Technology Development. Gary currently represents Cisco in a number of Smart Grid standardization efforts. These include IEEE, ITU, IEC and the UCAIug. He represents Cisco on the Boards of LoRa, Avnu, Wi-Sun and the IEEE Corporate Advisory Group.

Andrew UpdegroveAndrew Updegrove is a co-founder and partner of the Boston law firm of Gesmer Updegrove LLP. Since 1988 he has worked with over 150 consortia, accredited standards development organizations and open source foundations, and has assisted many of the largest technology companies in the world in forming such organizations. He has testified before the United States Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and Congressional and state committees regarding consortia and standard setting, and has filed pro bono "friend of the court" briefs with the Federal Circuit Court, Supreme Court, and Federal Trade Commission on leading standards litigation. In 2002, he launched, the most extensive resource on the Internet dedicated to consortia and standard setting, and Standards Today, a monthly e-Journal of news, ideas and analysis on standard setting that now has thousands of subscribers. The Standards Blog was added to in 2005. In 2004 he was asked to join the United States Standards Strategy revision committee, received the President's Award for Journalism from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2005, and has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of ANSI, the Free Standards Group, and the Linux Foundation, as well as on the Advisory Board of HL7. He is a graduate of Yale University and the Cornell University Law School.

Alfredo HerreraAlfredo Herrera is an electrical engineer with over 18 years of experience in digital design and verification (ASIC/FPGA), radio system performance verification, technical project management and recently radio system design. Alfredo is currently finalizing a Master degree in Systems Science and his thesis in on Open Source Hardware for human development at the university of Ottawa; through this academic research, he has helped define an Open Source Licensing strategy for IEEE's HW and SW designs. Alfredo actively participated in IEEE's Humanitarian Technology Challenge, joining the Reliable Electricity Solutions team in 2009 and later being one of the founding members of the PES Smart Villages (formerly Community Solutions Initiative). He likes learning, working on complex problems, and helping others; as can be observed throughout his career as well as in his volunteering for the IEEE. Alfredo is currently a member of the Steering Committee of IEEE's Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT).