About Us

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is a leading consensus building organization that nurtures, develops and advances global technologies, through IEEE. We bring together a broad range of individuals and organizations from a wide range of technical and geographic points of origin to facilitate standards development and standards related collaboration. With collaborative thought leaders in more than 160 countries, we promote innovation, enable the creation and expansion of international markets and help protect health and public safety. Collectively, our work drives the functionality, capabilities and interoperability of a wide range of products and services that transform the way people live, work, and communicate.

IEEE SA is governed by the Board of Governors (BOG) who are elected by IEEE SA Members. The Board of Governors oversees number of committees that are dedicated to manage key operational aspects of the IEEE SA. The IEEE SA Standards Board reports directly to the BOG, and oversees the IEEE standards development process. Standards Board members are elected by IEEE SA members as a privilege of membership, and all Board Members and Committee members must be IEEE SA members in good standing.

The IEEE SA standards development process is open to members and non-members, alike. However, IEEE SA membership enables standards development participants to engage in the standards development process at a deeper and more meaningful level, by providing additional balloting and participation opportunities. IEEE SA members are the driving force behind the development of standards, providing technical expertise and innovation, driving global participation, and pursuing the ongoing advancement and promotion of new concepts.

IEEE SA also engages and collaborates with global, regional, and national organizations from around the world in order to ensure the effectiveness and high visibility of IEEE standards within IEEE and the global community.

Where Life Meets Standards

You’ve likely interacted with technology based upon dozens of standards without even knowing it.  And that’s a good thing; in all aspects of our lives standards act as the support behind the scenes, helping enable new and emerging technologies to function safely, securely, and sustainably.

Learn more about standards, where they are, and the impact they have


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