In less than a month, from June 24 to June 27, technology managers and executives from around the world will convene at the Omni Hotel and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas for the annual IEEE Technology Management Council (ITMC). The conference will feature over 100 papers presented in 20 sessions with a focus on “innovation, sourcing, sustainability, managing change, and strategic and tactical solutions.”
The IEEE (pronounced “eye-triple-e”) is the world’s largest, and many would argue premiere, technical professional society. The institute first formed in 1884 as the American Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to help leaders in the developing fields of engineering and electricity work together for the betterment of humanity. The organization is still dedicated to the primary core of “advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity” but now caters to a worldwide membership base and includes physicists, computer scientists, doctors, and more.
The IEEE enacts change by publishing almost a third of all technical literature on electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics; developing international standards in telecommunications, information technology, and power generation products and services; providing continuing educations units, grants, awards; and hosting conferences.
In 2008, IEEE developed the Technology Management Council (TMC) from the former Engineering Management Society which still provides information on the TMC website. TMC is a professional society specifically focused on engineering management and provides resources for technology professionals through podcasts, a compilation of interesting articles on products, strategy, and ethics, and a publication called the “Engineering Management Review” with articles, columns, and more on everything engineering and technology management.
The TMC annual conference is one of the Council’s most important resources and the event is often held overseas, so anyone interested in engineering management should seriously consider taking advantage of the domestic setting of the 2012 conference entitled “Managing Technology During a Business Recovery.” Registration before May 30 costs $625 for IEEE members, $725 for non-members, and only $225 for full-time students and $675, $775, and $250 late or at-door.
A few of this year’s keynote speakers include Symphony Technology Group’s managing director and operation partner Dr. Pallab Chatterjee, Alcatel-Lucent’s Vice President of Emerging Technology and Innovation Jason Collins, and Hewlett Packard Fellow and Chief Technologist for Sustainability in Public Sector Ed Kettler. More information and the advance program as well as hotel and travel information can be found on the ITMC website.
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