• Operate as the premiere professional organization in computing technology. In 2012, we have maintained our position in all measures: periodical subscribers, conference attendees, IP downloads, and IP references/citations.
• Increase the number of members. Work is in progress to attract higher-grade members and affiliates with paid memberships. Although we may have lost some industry practitioners, we now have more student members as well as more engaged nonmembers from the community.
• Develop the next generation of volunteer leadership. Work is under way to develop a self-nomination system for all levels of committee positions for our more than 40,000 volunteers.
• Create a sustainable financial model. Efforts are being made to achieve this objective by reducing costs to the bone, realigning staff, seeking further integration with IEEE staff, and making investments in new products and services.
• Irena Bojanova, Cloud Computing (CC). For now, this group focuses on developing Webinars and training courses, and will contribute to the development of the recently approved Cloud Magazine, set to launch in 2014. It has also has been canvassing authors to solicit submissions for the new Transactions on Cloud Computing.
• Roger Fujii, Smart Grid (SG). The smart grid vision (SGV) project, led by Dan McCaugherty and Steve Widergren, is creating an SG technology vision document to guide future Society SG conferences and standards.
• Xue-Wen Chen, Life Science (LS). I'm currently working with Chen and IEEE's new initiative team to increase the value of all assets under the IEEE brand. The One IEEE initiative includes a Web portal, a newsletter, a LinkedIn group, and an annual IEEE Grand Challenges conference.
• Hironori Kasahara, Multicore. Plans are under way for developing a Society-sponsored 2014 conference of worldwide multi-core experts supported by an active STC.