IEEE standards delegation in India

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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.

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.”

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.

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE, develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge.

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