Seminar – The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Advancing Technology for Humanity

On Friday May 31th 2024, we have the pleasure to welcome in SPINTEC Thomas Coughlin President of IEEE. He will give us a seminar at 11:00 entitled :
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Advancing Technology for Humanity

Place : IRIG/SPINTEC, auditorium 445 CEA Building 10.05 (access to CEA requires an entry authorization. Request it before 21th at

video conference :

Abstract : In this presentation, Thomas Coughlin, Président of IEEE, will present IEEE, the largest technical professional organization worldwide. He will present IEEE missions, the organization’s involvement towards a more sustainable world and will explain the benefits that young professionals stand to gain by becoming part of IEEE.

Biography : IEEE Life Fellow Thomas M. Coughlin has been President of IEEE since 1 January 2024.
Coughlin is founder and president of Coughlin Associates, in San Jose, Calif., which provides market and technology analysis as well as data storage, memory technology, and business consulting services. He has more than 40 years of experience in the data storage industry and has been a consultant for over 20 years. He has been granted six patents. Before starting his own company, Coughlin held senior leadership positions at Ampex, Micropolis, and SyQuest.
He is the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide. He is a regular contributor on digital storage for the Forbes blog and other news outlets. In 2019 he was IEEE-USA president as well as the 2015-2016 IEEE Region 6 director. He also was chair of the IEEE New Initiatives and Public Visibility committees. He was vice president of operations and planning for the IEEE Consumer Technology Society and served as general chair of the 2011 Sections Congress in San Francisco. He is an active member of the IEEE Santa Clara Valley (Calif.) Section, which he chaired, and has been involved with several societies and standards groups, as well as the IEEE Future Directions Committee. As a distinguished lecturer for the Consumer Technology Society and IEEE Student Activities, he has spoken on digital storage in consumer electronics, digital storage and memory for artificial intelligence, and how students can make IEEE their “professional home.”
He has received several recognitions including the 2020 IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Leadership Award. Coughlin is active in several other professional organizations including the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and the Storage Networking Industry Association.

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