IEEE is uniquely positioned as a global leader in science, technology, and innovation. We should continue to be the premier reference in our field and further grow as a driver of innovation, timely identifying emerging needs and opportunities.
With the extraordinary expertise and dedication that our IEEE community offers, together we can face this challenge and enhance our profession by:
- Engaging and effectively serving the IEEE members and all people in the scientific and professional community, by ensuring membership fees affordable everywhere in the world, offering personalized bundles of services, addressing the specific local needs, providing sustainable access to knowledge, and enhancing membership value;
- Empowering members and promoting transparency, by pervasively ensuring transparency of finance and decision processes, enabling active participation and relevance of members in IEEE management, and supporting underserved groups and areas;
- Continuing to be the trusted source for high-quality knowledge, by facilitating the access to information with recommendation systems, providing practical knowledge for professionals, offering data and experiment repositories for research and industry innovation, and creating innovative services and delivery methods for the professionals of the future.
I am fully committed to serve our community, with strategic vision and guidance, encouraging participation, galvanizing enthusiasm, and catalyzing the rich and diverse competences and aspirations of members and volunteers. I envision a holistic view for One IEEE while nurturing the local communities. An IEEE in which everybody finds value and feels proud to be. An IEEE by people for people.
In this paper (IEEE New York Monitor, vol. 63, no. 9, November 2016), I present my vision on basic principles that should guide our strategic actions for the benefit of the community that we serve and the entire humanity.