Shaping IEEE's Future

Strategic planning committee continues efforts to build the IEEE of tomorrow

21 October 2015

Throughout its history, IEEE has adapted and evolved to meet the needs of the world’s community of technical professionals. That tradition continues today, through the work of the IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning. 

The committee, which I lead, has been putting in place a strategic plan and other materials that will help IEEE chart its course forward for the next five years. Visitors to the IEEE Strategic Plan 2015–2020 Web page will find information on IEEE’s goals for the future, as well as the key initiatives supporting them. There’s also a video explaining the plan, including some of the core values that went into shaping it. The next phase of the project includes tying the plan and its supporting initiatives to key performance indicators, timelines, and other metrics that will be used to support action across the organization.

As always, feedback on all strategic planning efforts is welcomed. Please share your insights and perspectives with the committee at

Yoffa, an IEEE Fellow, is chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc Committee on Strategic Planning.

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