IEEE SA Strategic Management and Delivery Committee (SMDC)

Strategic Management and Delivery Committee (SMDC) Charters

Strategic Management and Delivery Committees (SMDCs) are established by the IEEE SA Board of Governors (BOG) to address strategic focus areas that are necessary and critical for the IEEE SA to achieve long-term organizational objectives.

Financial Sustainability [Yatin Trivedi: VP]
This SMDC is responsible for the IEEE SA budget and for ensuring IEEE SA long-term financial sustainability, financial transparency, and appropriate management of the financial portfolio. It creates tools to aid the business and investment plans for IEEE SA projects.

Industry Engagement and Sector Strategies [Chuck Adams: VP]
This SMDC is responsible for a strategic industry engagement framework that aims to bring companies and industry communities into the IEEE SA ecosystem. 

Market Incubation and Business Acceleration [Robby Robson: VP]
This SMDC is responsible for cultivating the growth of a single or of a few strategically important businesses through focused dedication of resources.

Marketing and Public Policy Strategies [Rebekka Porath: VP]
This SMDC is responsible for brand and brand awareness, marketing support, and engagement in public policy initiatives that enhance the reputation of the IEEE SA.

Platform Infrastructure Optimization [Andrew Myles: VP]
This SMDC is responsible for ensuring that the software infrastructure tools and platforms provided by the IEEE SA enable its customers, volunteers, and staff to effectively and efficiently achieve their goals.

Products and Services Innovation [Stephen Dukes: VP]
This SMDC is responsible for creating, growing, and managing IEEE SA’s product and services portfolio, with an emphasis on products and services that complement IEEE SA’s core consensus businesses.

Standards and Standards Innovations [Gary Hoffman: VP]
This SMDC is responsible for maintaining a vibrant consensus standards development environment within the IEEE SA that meets the needs of its membership. Through the development of online educational materials and the fostering of strategic and emerging technology areas, the S&SI SMDC seeks to increase global engagement within IEEE standards development, improve the quality of the standards development experience, increase productivity, and facilitate launching, mentoring, and managing new, strategic, or emerging standards development projects.

IEEE Technical Innovation and Engagement [Don Wright: VP]
This SMDC is responsible for driving IEEE SA’s strategic interests through interaction and collaboration with other operational units within IEEE.


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