Looking to the future

Issue 01/2020 2020 is set to be an exciting year for the IEC

New year, new tech and a new Secretary General and CEO at the helm of the IEC More...

Message from Frans Vreeswijk, former IEC General Secretary and CEO

On 3 February 2020, Frans Vreeswijk officially handed over the reins of the IEC to his successor Philippe Metzger.We have asked Vreeswijk to outline what he sees as major achievements during the eight...

Brain power

The brain contains about 100 billion microscopic cells called neurons which together can generate enough electricity to power a low-wattage bulb. Scientists, researchers as well as forward-looking...

From healthcare to mining, RFID standards keep operations on track

Hospitals quickly locate equipment required for surgery to ensure it is clean, safe and ready for use. Intelligent sports balls can capture data which help players learn and improve their game, while...

CES technology trends for 2020

e-tech was present at this year's Consumer Electronics Show which took place in Las Vegas from 7 to 10 January 2020.

A holistic ecosystem approach to AI

Historically, IT systems and their governing standards were based on well understood environments. Early approaches emphasized performance for a specific problem definition. For instance, going back a...

Trend setter

What lies in the future for IEC Technical Committee 100? Ulrike Haltrich, its new Chair, gives us a preview.

Technical Committees Information technology for smart cities

Cities can benefit from the widespread use of data and...

Technical Committees New standard will enable trustworthy mobile driving licence

Reserve a table, purchase a plane ticket, pay a bill and receive...

Technical Committees Giving a new shape to the economy

The circular economy calls for a paradigm shift in production and...

Technical Committees IEC and ISO committee on AI expands programme of work

IEC and ISO develop international standards for AI. SC 42, the...

Conformity Assessment IECRE welcomes new Chair

With an illustrious career spanning over 30 years, Mackinnon has...

Conformity Assessment A mine of experience in industry

On 1 January 2020, Paul Meanwell became the new Chair...

Conformity Assessment From boomers to gen Zers

For the first time perhaps in the history of mankind,...

IEC World Standards for AI governance help facilitate client trust in organizations

As more businesses incorporate AI technologies to improve their...

In Store The age of hydrogen

New IEC Standard to accelerate the scaling up of hydrogen and fuel cell energy storage systems