Position statement. Four principles motivate me in my IEEE volunteer activities. (1) The primary duty of IEEE is to benefit its members, their professions, and through them, the world. (2) Members of IEEE are not simply a different form of customer, but must be empowered participants. (3) IEEE works best when authority and responsibility are pushed outwards to societies, chapters, editors, authors, organizers, and individual members. (4) IEEE does a wonderful job for academic members, but most IEEE members are practitioners; we need more programs for practitioners.
Biography. Jim Moore, a Fellow Member of the IEEE, recently retired from The MITRE Corporation, a non-profit "think tank," where he worked on practical techniques for high-confidence software engineering. Prior to joining MITRE, he worked for IBM with contributions to seminal technologies such as CMOS computer architectures, microprogramming, token ring networks, structured programming, clean-room software development, formalized process definition, and software reuse. He has led IEEE, INCITS, and ISO/IEC standards efforts in areas including software engineering and computing security, and now serves as the Computer Society's liaison to the international committee for software and systems engineering standards. He has served the Computer Society as a Board member, as Treasurer, and in three Vice President roles, as well as serving as a member of the IEEE Board of Directors. He was an executive editor of the 2004 Computer Society Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge and as a member of the editorial board of the 2002 Encyclopedia of Software Engineering. He has written two books on software engineering standards and is the recipient of the IEEE's 2011 Charles Proteus Steinmetz Award and the Computer Society's 2009 Hans Karlsson Award.
Charlene ("Chuck") Walrad
We are uniquely positioned to form a common international voice for computing professionals, and to help them advance in professional development and in their professions, wherever they are. As Vice President of Standards, I have seen, up close, how valuable our international standards are in the global community. I will continue to work for increased international representation in our standards development efforts.
As Chair of the Professional Activities Board's IT Committee, I've also seen how much it can benefit IT professionals across the globe to enjoy a common language of IT. As part of my duties, I am overseeing the development of a Guide to the IT Body of Knowledge and the development of an IT competency model. Our goal is to create a transnational framework for IT excellence. In doing this, we will serve not only our individual members, but we will also foster greater contact and collaboration with industry in such key areas as Smart Grid, Cloud Computing, Green Technologies, Cybersecurity, and Technology Management. This, in turn, leads to closer collaboration with academia, as we share with them society's needs for the next generation's education.
Biography. Charlene ("Chuck") Walrad has more than 30 years of experience in the software and IT industries, leading the development of more than two dozen commercial software products across a variety of applications, ranging from the widely used Systran natural language translation systems to CA's Ingres RDBMS system. In 1987, she founded Davenport Consulting (www.daven.com), whose clients include companies like Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, AAA, and Ford. She has spoken at numerous industry conferences and written several publications in the field.
Walrad is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of the Board of Governors, VP of the Standards Activities Board, and chairs the IT Committee of Professional Activities Board. She is a past member of the Computer Society's Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Nomination Committee, Digital Library Operations Committee, the Executive Committees of IEEE's Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee (S2ESC) and of the Technical and Conference Activities Board, and was the working group chair for the development of a new software configuration management standard, IEEE Std 828-2012.
Walrad received her first two degrees from Arizona State University and the third from the University of California, San Diego.