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Entity Balloting in the IEEE Standards Association Judy Gorman, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association IEEE 802 Plenary 15 November 2004 San Antonio, TX
Contents l Overview of the IEEE-SA Corporate Program l Entity is the term on the books l Definitions of participant types l IEEE and INCITS comparison l Entity Balloting: Pros and Cons l Issues Straining the Individual Method l Proposed Next Steps l Q & A
110+ Years of Stability and Evolution l 1890 Established the Henry - a practical unit of inductance l 1898 First dedicated effort toward standardization of electrotechnology in US l 1912 Institute of Radio Engineers formed its first standards committee l 1958 Joint Standards Committee of AIEE and IRE l 1963 Merger of AIEE and the IRE l 1973 Establishment of the IEEE Standards Board 1998 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Individual and corporate membership 1999 IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO) Established an affiliated 501(c)(6) organization 2004 IEEE-SA Corporate Program
IEEE-SA Board of Governors Legal & fiduciary, policy, finance, N&A, Registration Authority, appeals, awards, etc Standards Board (SASB) Directs Standards Process / Sponsor Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) Corporate Program Strategy/ Sponsor Sponsors Societies, Standards Coordinating Committees, CAG, Standards Board, etc. Members
IEEE-SA Corporate Program l A membership category in IEEE-SA for l Corporations l Government agencies l Academia l Consultants l Industry groups l Organizations l Gives organizations l A defined voice within the IEEE-SA l A corporate-driven standards development process l Corporate membership since 1998 l Program inception 2000 l Organizationally active 2004
IEEE-SA Corporate Program Membership l 50 corporate members in 10 countries l Sectors/categories l Electronic design automation l Battery and PC manufacturers l Networking solution providers l Power suppliers l Industry applications l Telecommunications l Trade associations l Research laboratory
Corporate Advisory Group Members* l Chuck Adams, Chair IBM l Steve Mills, Vice Chair Hewlett-Packard l George Arnold Lucent Technologies l Chuck Powers Motorola l Robert FishPanasonic l Peter Linnert Siemens l Phil Wennblom Intel l James Williamson Sony Electronics *Maximum 10
IEEE-SA 2004 Corporate Member Fee Structure l Member l Corporate l Less than $1M Revenue$1000 l Less than $1B Revenue$3000 l Greater than $1B Revenue$5000 l Government Agency $5000 l Other (Trade Assoc, SDO, Academic) $1000 l Non-Member per ballot fee l 20% premium to membership fee
Prognosis for Corporate Program l Overall - excellent l Partnership built between corporate members and IEEE l Program strategy under development l Exceeded 04 goal of acquiring one new project 8X l In the case of 802, some Are willing to propose changes to their P & P See some instances in which the individual method isnt working / is broken / etc. Recognize the value corporate method offers for bringing in new work
Definitions of Participant Types as per IEEE-SASB Operations Manual & RD 2 of INCITS* *Rules Document 2 / InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards
Individual SOURCE: dictionary.reference.com Noun A single human considered apart from a society or community…. A human regarded as a unique personality…. A person distinguished from others by a special quality. Usage Problem. A person. Source: ANSI Nothing Source: IEEE-SA Defines everything that is not an individual, e.g., partnership, corporation, government agency, etc.
Corporation/Large & Small Businesses IEEE An entity that has a controlling body, such as a Board of Directors, that does not report to another controlling body. INCITS There shall be only one voting membership for each separate business entity. A separate entity is defined as having a controlling body, such as a Board of Directors, that does not report to another controlling body.
Government Agency or Subdivision/Government IEEE An entity that reports to its parent or executive, legislative, or judicial branch of a government INCITS There shall be only one voting membership for separate government subdivision or agency. Separate government subdivision or agency is defined as an entity that reports to its parent executive, legislative, or judicial branch of government
Partnership or Association IEEE An entity comprised of two or more principal members. In order to be a voting member in a particular Sponsor ballot, each partnership or association shall declare that it does not represent the interests of another member of the IEEE-SA of any type participating in that Sponsor ballot INCITS No comparable category/term/ definition
Consultant(s) IEEE An entity whose principal source of revenue is derived from providing consulting services for other institutions. In order to be a voting member in a particular Sponsor ballot, each consultant shall declare that it does not represent the interests of another person of any type participating in that Sponsor ballot. INCITS A consultant organization is defined as an organization whose principal source of revenue is derived from providing services for other organizations. There shall be only one voting membership for each separate consultant organization. In order to be in the voting member category, consultant organizations shall have to declare that their participation is not being funded by any organization already having voting membership or an organization that is not eligible for membership.
Academic Institution/Academia IEEE An educational entity that has a controlling body, such as a Board of Regents or a Board of Governors INCITS There shall be only one voting membership for each separate education institution. A separate educational institution is defined as an entity that has a controlling body, such as a Board of Regents.
Consortia, Vendor-Specific User Groups, Professional Societies, & Other SDOs / User Groups & Consortia IEEE The principal and alternate representative for these types of entities may be employed by other entities that have voting membership in the balloting group INCITS There shall be only one voting membership for each separate SDO, User Group and Consortium. For these entities, their principal and alternate representatives may be employed by other organizations who have voting memberships
Other IEEE Other institutional persons as approved by the IEEE-SA Standards Board INCITS No comparable category/term/ definition
Entity Balloting: Pros and Cons PROS l Better business investment for companies l Equalizing effect on the playing field l Increases transparency l Eliminates many questions about affiliation l Continues to allow consortia to leverage strength l Consultant perspective: equal vote to large company l Reduces not-for-profit tax status liability for IEEE l Increase value to industry of IEEE 802 work program CONS l Doesnt necessarily solve the problem of logjams l Doesnt allow large companies to leverage strength l Continues to allow consortia to leverage strength l Large company perspective: consultant has equal vote l Challenges the existing culture of IEEE 802
Issues Straining the Individual Method l Pressure and Evolving Need to Declare Affiliation l Consultants l Cannot always declare l Dont always have a specific client l Feel discriminated against l Others l Business relationships exist behind the scenes that influence voting patterns l Weighted Voting l Individual method is best bet l Real system very cumbersome l ETSI system l Other IEEE groups have considered/rejected idea l Protecting the IEEE Brand l IEEE and IEEE 802 both have much to gain and lose
Proposed Next Steps l September 04 - IEEE 802 Task Force l David Law and Brad Booth to work with IEEE-SA staff on proposed P&P changes that incorporate Entity method l Newly approved model entity procedures sent to DL and BB in October l 802 Executive Committee to Approve l Whos going to be first?
Thank you! Don Wright, Moderator Panelists: Judy Gorman Karen Kenney Steve Mills Paul Nikolich