Next Steps for Continuous Improvement at IEEE

IEEE Board of Directors appoints a new ad hoc committee

14 February 2017

In January 2015, the Board of Directors identified areas to focus on in order to position IEEE for success in the year 2030. The area of highest priority was to “create a nimble, flexible, forward-looking organization.” To streamline and calibrate IEEE’s governance structure to the evolving requirements of the coming years and decades, the Board formed the IEEEin2030 Ad Hoc Committee in 2015 and renewed it in 2016.  All the committee’s work is posted to the IEEEin2030 Archive.

The committee focused on creating, socializing, and presenting a proposal regarding the future governance structure of IEEE to the IEEE Board and worked in conjunction with the Governance Committee on potential changes required to IEEE bylaws as they related to the proposal. The IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Enterprise Board, the IEEE Finance Committee, and the IEEE Investment Committee also provided feedback in drafting the proposal. With input of members from around the world, the IEEEin2030 Ad Hoc Committee developed an outline for a new, alternative governance structure.

Parts of the proposal were dependent on changes supported by the proposed amendment to the IEEE Constitution on the 2016 IEEE election ballot—which was not approved by members. At its January meeting, the IEEE Board of Directors discussed next steps and appointed an ad hoc committee to focus on continuous improvements going forward.

Jefferies is the 2017 President-elect, Shoop was 2016 President, and Bartleson is 2017 President.

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