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12-CRS-0106 REVISED 8 FEB 2013 5/3/20151 Fred Mintzer a candidate for 2015 IEEE President-Elect Region 10 22 August 2014.

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1 12-CRS-0106 REVISED 8 FEB /3/20151 Fred Mintzer a candidate for 2015 IEEE President-Elect Region August 2014

2 12-CRS-0106 REVISED 8 FEB /3/20152 Professional Biography Employed at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center, –Program Director for IBM’s Blue Gene Watson supercomputer facility  a Top500 supercomputer center, ranked as high as #2  simulations of human biology, new materials for computing –Department Manager, Visual Technologies  data visualization, 3D graphics, image processing –Manager, Image Library Applications  digital libraries, with high-quality imaging and digital rights management, often for web sites of cultural institutions; the National Gallery of Art (USA), the Vatican Library, the Hermitage Museum, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo –Manager, Signal Processing Applications  signal processing theory, applications, hardware PhD in EECS from Princeton Employed at CTEC - an operating telephone company BSEE from Rutgers IEEE Fellow over 25 U.S. patents, 50 papers

3 12-CRS-0106 REVISED 8 FEB /3/20153 Selected IEEE Activities VP of Technical Activities 2012 / IEEE BoD Division IX Director / member IEEE TAB / IEEE BoD Pres. of IEEE Signal Processing Soc / member IEEE TAB Finance –Finance Chair ICIP95, VP Finance for SPS - a financially-sound society –IEEE Audit Committee, IEEE Insurance Committee, IEEE Investment Committee, IEEE Marketing and Sales, IEEE Employee Benefits and Compensation (Chair) Publications –helped create IEEE Trans. on Info. Forensics and Security; helped add language processing to scope of – IEEE Trans. Audio, Speech and Language Processing –Charter EIC, IEEE Technical Community Spotlight – a new every-member publication Conferences –Finance Chair of ICIP95, Tech Co-chair of 1984 DSP workshop, SPS Conf. Board Membership –Membership Development Committee, Alternate Membership Models Ad Hoc(s), Membership Models Ad Hoc, MGA SDEA Strategy –as SPS’s P-E, developed interlocks between SPS’ LRP and operations –As TAB VP, initiated TAB Long Range Planning … new Mission and Vision statements resulted with focus on technology-centric worldwide communities –TAB Strategic Planning (Chair), IEEE NIC; TAB Awareness and Branding Ad Hoc (Chair)

4 12-CRS-0106 REVISED 8 FEB /3/2015 My priority if elected Priority - providing more of high current value to our members 1.Provide enhanced networking and collaboration opportunities within our IEEE communities, i.e., regions, sections, chapters, conferences, affinity groups, publications –Helps members remain technically current –Provides opportunities for professional and personal growth –Need a strong set of tools to support collaboration. Professional Productivity and Collaboration Tools are currently under development –Based on Social Media, targeted at the professional audience –Networking is a key capability –Components to support more effective author/researcher collaboration – to better bind the author community to us –Use of Social Media should better serve Young Professionals –A new platform to help reinvigorate publications – article + discussion + video + companion data

5 12-CRS-0106 REVISED 8 FEB /3/2015 My priority if elected Priority – providing more of high current value 2.Expand emerging technology efforts (such as Smart Cities and the Internet of Thing) – and increase sharing of their results with our members –Centers of tomorrow’s job growth –Of special interest to industrial employees and young professionals 3.Expand IEEE humanitarian efforts –Many members take great pride in them –Help demonstrate that we’re a truly global organization 4.Develop crisper value propositions for important audiences Some audiences are of special interest –Industrial employees/practitioners –Young Professionals –Author/researchers –Tech professionals in emerging economies

6 12-CRS-0106 REVISED 8 FEB /3/20156 Some Recent Contributions … providing more current value to TAB members As VP TA – initiated TAB Long Range Planning effort –New TA mission statement - Inspire, Foster and Empower Technology-Centric Worldwide Communities - shifted emphasis from products to the interactions of its community members As VP TA – increased TAB support of Future Directions’ emerging technology activities –Includes: Smarter Cities, the Internet of Things, Clean Transportation, Green ICT While VP TA – created on-line technical communities centered on Future Directions’ emerging technology activities – open and free to all As VP TA – initiated Membership Models Ad Hoc; this resulted in: –IEEE Technical Community Spotlight - an e-magazine that provides republished magazine articles on emerging technologies and info about participating in emerging technology communities – open and free to all IEEE members As TAB Chair - championed a three-pronged Open Access strategy, which TAB adopted and the BoD endorsed

7 12-CRS-0106 REVISED 8 FEB /3/20157 In summary More current value … through enhanced networking & collaboration, expanded emerging technologies Thank you


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