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Issue 08/2017

Don’t be a fool, follow the rule

e-tech talks with Dr Ulrich Spindler, IEC Vice-President and Chair of CAB

For more than half his life, Ulrich Spindler has participated in standards development and conformity assessment (CA) activities, at the German, European and international levels. Between 2002 and 2007, he was President of CENELEC , the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization, and since 1 January 2015, he has been Chair of the Conformity Assessment Board (CAB) and IEC Vice-President, the first time that a German national has occupied these roles. As his assignment comes to an end, he shares with e-tech what has motivated him and why his company participated in standardization in the first place.

Issue 08/2017

Onboarding the next generation of experts

Overview of the IEC Young Professionals – 2017 workshop

The 21st century has already seen the ineluctable acceleration of technological developments that affect every one of us in our personal and professional lives. Electrotechnical standardization work and conformity assessment activities are also impacted by this. In 2010, the IEC, recognizing the need to reach out to the younger generations, set up the IEC Young Professionals (YP) Programme and organized the first Young Professionals workshop.

Issue 08/2017

2017 Council Statutory Session

Report on elections, appointments and other statutory issues

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on Friday 13 October 2017 during the IEC General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russian Federation.

Issue 08/2017

SMB Meeting in Vladivostok

SMB Chair shares key decisions and developments

IEC e-tech talked with Ralph Sporer, new IEC Vice-President and Chair of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) during the General Meeting in Vladivostok, Russia. Sporer shared key decisions and expected impact as well as thoughts regarding his first year at the helm of the SMB. 

Issue 06/2017

2017 IEC Awards

Recognizing excellence and commitment to the IEC

Every year the IEC honours the commitment and work of a number of individuals in its community who, through their leadership and technical expertise, have contributed to making products and electrical systems safer, more energy efficient, more reliable and more compatible.

 
Issue 06/2017

IEC future leaders and experts

IEC Young Professionals workshop, Vladivostok, Russia

IEC National Committees have selected the IEC 2017 Young Professionals who will represent them at this year’s workshop, to be held in Vladivostok, Russia, from 9-11 October 2017, during the IEC 2017 General Meeting.

Issue 05/2017

June and July 2017 nominations and extensions

The latest TC Chair nomination and extension approved by the SMB

In the month of July, a new Chair began his term, as nominated by the Standardization Management Board (SMB).

Issue 04/2017

Countdown to Vladivostok

Update on the IEC Young Professionals Programme

National Committees (NCs) have until the end of July to register participants, selected at national level, for the IEC Young Professionals (YP) – 2017 workshop. The workshop will be held in Vladivostok, Russia, in October during the IEC General Meeting.

Issue 02/2017

The next generation of IEC leaders

Get to know the 2016 Young Professionals Leaders

Meet the IEC 2016 Young Professional Leaders and learn more about how YPs are becoming involved in the technical work of the IEC.

2016
Issue 09/2016

2016 Council Statutory Session

Report on elections, appointments and other statutory issues

Council, the supreme governing body of the IEC, held its meeting on Friday 14 October 2016 during the IEC General Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany.

Issue 09/2016

SMB meeting in Frankfurt

SMB Chair shares key decisions and developments

IEC e-tech talked with James E. Matthews III, IEC Vice-President and Chair of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) during the General Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. Matthews shared key decisions and their expected impact on IEC efficiency and effectiveness. Matthews will hand over to Ralph Sporer in January 2017. (see also his reflexions in this e-tech issue)

Issue 09/2016

Arming the IEC for the future

Jim Matthews goes over his six years at the helm of SMB

Over the past 6 years, IEC Vice-President and Standardization Management Board (SMB) Chair Jim Matthews served the IEC well. A calm, focused diplomat, he updated and helped put in place new structures and processes that will allow the IEC to satisfy market needs faster and even more efficiently. At the end of this year he will hand over to Ralph Sporer who has been elected at the General Meeting in Frankfurt.

This is how Jim remembers his time at the IEC; what he set out to do and what he accomplished.

Issue 09/2016

The IEC of the future

Looking back on the past year to better pave the way for the challenges ahead

Traditionally, the last issue of  the year provides feedback on the IEC General Meeting (GM), held in 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, 

Issue 01/2016

The pursuit of excellence

Top honours bestowed on IEC experts

The IEC extends its warmest congratulations to two IEC experts, Derek Johns of New Zealand and Vimal Mahendru of India. They recently received top honours from their respective countries.

2015
Issue 09/2015

SMB meeting in Minsk

SMB Chairman shares key decisions and developments

IEC e-tech talked with James E. Matthews III, IEC Vice-President and Chairman of the Standardization Management Board (SMB) during the General Meeting in Minsk, Belarus. Matthews shared key decisions and why they are needed to ensure IEC relevance in the future.

Issue 09/2015

IEC present on five continents

The General Meeting paves the way for the future of the IEC

Traditionally, the December issue of e-tech provides feedback on the IEC General Meeting (GM), held in Minsk, Belarus, on 12-16 October 2015.

2014
Issue 09/2014

Safety first

Paving the way to safer electronic equipment

The theme of this year’s Workshop for Industrializing Countries was "Challenges to Ensure Safety of Electronic Equipment". Held during the IEC General Meeting in Tokyo, Japan, the meeting aimed to facilitate the sharing of experiences and help highlight solutions to a particularly pertinent issue for developing countries.