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High-level delegation from IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) visiting India to take the India engagement to the next level

Delegation to lead workshops in Bangalore and meet policy makers/industry leaders between July 22nd-August 7th to forge partnerships that catalyze technology innovation in the Indian market

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Bangalore, India, 18 July 2013 - IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), a globally recognized standards-development organization within IEEE, today announced that a high-level delegation of its senior executives and industry professionals behind some of its key standards initiatives will be in India from July 22nd to August 7th. The team will meet with policy makers and industry leaders during this visit besides leading two workshops in Bangalore. Part of the team is also spending a full day at Puducherry visiting Power Grid Corporation of India's first of its kind Smart City project to explore synergies from a standards perspective.

Key members of the visiting delegation are:

  • Wael William Diab, senior director at Broadcom & vice-chair, IEEE 802.3™ Ethernet working group
  • Samuel Siacca, CEO, SCS Consulting & chair, IEEE P1686™ and IEEE PC 37.240™ working groups
  • Robert LaBelle, senior director, Strategic Innovation and Standards Solutions, IEEE-SA
  • Karen McCabe, senior director, Collaboration and Consensus Community, IEEE-SA
  • Ravi Subramaniam, technical director, IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP)
  • Bill Ash, strategic program manager, IEEE-SA
  • Srikanth Chandrasekaran, senior standards manager, IEEE

According to Karen McCabe, senior director, Collaboration and Consensus Community, IEEE-SA," We had a successful outreach with a series of workshops and meetings in 2011 and another when the IEEE-SA BoG (Board of Governors) visited India in 2012. The 2013 outreach is among the most extensive and will help foster increased collaboration with our multiple key stakeholders here and help take the engagement with Indian market to the next level. The workshops and meetings, through information exchange, community engagement and sharing of best practices, lead to a deeper, much required understanding of needs specific to the Indian market. We will have similar initiatives in the future as India remains a key focus market for IEEE-SA for smart grid, the Internet of Things and other strategic areas."

“We expect this outreach to result in collaborations that will lead to new, globally relevant standards in the smart grid arena besides long-term partnerships that will aid the development of an effective smart grid eco-system in India," added Bill Ash, strategic program manager, IEEE-SA.

The first IEEE-SA standards workshop focused on Last Mile Connectivity will take place on July 31st at the Electronic City C-DAC facility in Bangalore. The second in partnership with SEMI on August 2nd, as part of SOLARCON India 2013 is at KTPO complex in Bangalore and will focus on standards for renewable energy and micro-grids.

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