Ten Benefits of Forming an Industry Alliance

Posted: 2019-03-13 16:50:37

By Michelle Hunt, Director Alliance Management Operations, IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization Forming an industry alliance or any technology collective can sometimes seem overwhelming or be viewed as a tough challenge. But while there are several factors to consider when constructing an effective group, the benefits of a fully operational, engaged membership collective, all...

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Celebrating Wireless Power Consortium’s 10-Year Anniversary

Posted: 2018-12-11 17:51:41

Devices with the capability to be charged wirelessly are more and more common these days—but have you ever wondered how one mobile handset can seamlessly interact with wireless chargers from a host of different manufacturers? You can thank the members of The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) for creating the Qi wireless charging standard. Qi certified...

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New ISTO White Paper - Certification Programs: Different Models That Work

Posted: 2018-10-29 14:54:16

ISTO has released a new white paper - "Certification Programs: Different Models That Work". A critical component of standards and specifications involves testing and certification of compliance. This report discusses why certification is such an important component of standardization and outlines the most common mechanisms by which certification is accomplished. Read Certification Programs: Different Models...

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The latest ISTO newsletter is out now

Posted: 2018-04-05 16:32:02

The March 2018 edition of Inside ISTO is now available. Read up on the latest ISTO member program happenings related to Smart Cities, Automotive Technology, and the Internet of Things to name a few. You can also read about our new white papers and get the results from the recent ISTO director election. Check out...

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Posted: 2018-03-13 15:42:20

Myron Slota has been re-elected to the ISTO Board of Directors for a two-year term beginning 1 January 2018. Myron Slota has over thirty years in technology leadership that included silicon development, OEM business development, system design and Power microprocessor design and bring-up. In addition, Mr. Slota accepted the role to grow the Power ecosystem...

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New ISTO White Paper Highlights Emerging Technologies and the New Face of Standards

Posted: 2018-01-31 16:12:33

ISTO recently published a new white paper: Emerging Technologies and the New Face of Standards. The purpose of this paper is to specifically outline activities outside of the traditional standards development path that have been brought to bear to develop standards in today’s technical environment. This paper specifically investigates non-traditional standards initiatives such as Blockchain...

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ISTO Successfully Passes 2016 Financial Audit

Posted: 2017-12-18 21:10:55

The 2016 audit for ISTO and its programs have been successfully completed. For the 15th consecutive year, all entities received an unmodified or “clean” opinion. An unmodified opinion states that the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position, results of operations, and cash flows of the entity in conformity with generally...

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TALQ Consortium: The Smart City Protocol

Posted: 2017-12-12 19:08:35

The TALQ Consortium is establishing a globally accepted standard for management software interfaces to control and monitor heterogeneous smart city applications. This software protocol enables cities and municipalities to choose future-proof, interoperable and open solutions for Smart Street Lighting and other Smart City Applications from various vendors. The video above shows how the TALQ Smart...

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ISTO Welcomes New Staff With Expertise in Blockchain and Open Source

Posted: 2017-11-18 17:47:52

The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (ISTO) recently added two new resources, Maria Palombini and Joshua Gay, with vast expertise in blockchain and open source technologies respectively. Maria joined with a directive to build communities and advance initiatives to develop standards for enterprise adoption of emerging technologies. Her work includes building communities of technologists,...

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The Wireless Power Consortium Shares a Meeting Hack for Industry Associations

Posted: 2017-10-12 15:00:01

For industry associations, conducting meetings in a large room with many participants can prove to be a challenge; resulting in poor or no audio and endless echoes that can slow a meeting to a crawl. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) found a way to address these issues. WPC is an open, standards development group of...

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September 2017 ISTO Newsletter is Live

Posted: 2017-10-03 13:30:20

  In case you missed it, the September edition of Inside ISTO is now available online. Read up on the latest ISTO Federation programs such as MIPI Alliance, Wireless Power Consortium, Fairhair Alliance and to name a few. There's also important information about next year's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into effect in...

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Key Things Industry Alliances Need to Know about the GDPR

Posted: 2017-09-27 12:59:38

What is the GDPR? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to protect European Union (EU) citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. Under the GDPR, individuals will have more control over their online presence and personal information. Organizations controlling data, like industry alliances and trade associations, will be responsible...

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