the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for
humanity today announced details of its presence at this year's South by
Southwest® (SXSW®) Interactive Festival, March 8-17 in Austin, Texas. IEEE
Standards Association (IEEE-SA), in conjunction with the World
Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is presenting the "Open Future Series",
featuring World Wide Web inventor and W3C Director, Tim Berners-Lee. The
series includes an array of conference sessions led by world-renowned
speakers, and a public Meetup open to all SXSW badge holders. The
IEEE-SA W3C Open Future Series highlights key technology advancements,
evolving open web and open standards challenges, and technology's impact
on both individuals and the world at large.
"With the rapid pace of technology innovation, what once was labeled
disruptive is now not only commonplace but expected. We've reached an
inflection point where fully realizing the benefits these technologies
bring requires uncommon vision and enlightened stewardship on a global
scale," said Karen Bartleson, president, IEEE-SA. "At SXSW, IEEE-SA and
W3C are bringing together some of the world's foremost technologists and
thinkers to explore the implications of today's world-changing
technologies, and the vital role they will play in tomorrow's more open,
The IEEE-SA and W3C Open Future Series opens the door to provocative
dialog on emerging and evolving technologies with the potential to
affect fundamental change. Solo, duo, and panel sessions will delve into
technology advancements like the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud
computing, Augmented Reality (AR), social robotics, mobile development,
and self-hacking. It will also address critical issues impacting OpenStand
principles and Open
Web Platform, such as policy and governmental regulation, copyright
and infringement, disruptive technologies, and more. Detailed
descriptions and event information for the following IEEE-SA and W3C
SXSW events can be found at http://ieeesa.org/sxsw:
is a framework for establishing a global network of organizations,
companies, and institutions dedicated to advancing efficient, effective
open standardization processes, environment, and knowledge community. As
founding members, IEEE and W3C have and continue to support OpenStand
efforts and activities.
For more information about IEEE-SA SXSW sessions and events, please
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or on the Standards Insight Blog at http://www.standardsinsight.com.
About the IEEE Standards Association
The IEEE Standards Association, 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. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of
over 900 active standards and more than 500 standards under development.
For more information visit http://standards.ieee.org/.
IEEE, a large, global technical professional organization, is dedicated
to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Through its highly
cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional
and educational activities, IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety
of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and
telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and
consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.
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