Industry Advisory Board Adds Three New Members

LOS ALAMITOS, 25 June, 2010 – The IEEE Computer Society’s Industry Advisory Board has expanded its ranks with the addition of three new members.

The new members are:

  • Harold Javid, Director of External Research North America and Global Programs at Microsoft Research;
  • Shmuel Shottan, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, BlueArc ; and
  • Deborah (Deb) Dunie, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CACI.

With the additions, the board includes 14 corporate technology executives, entrepreneurs, industry researchers, and practitioners from a variety of backgrounds and geographical areas. The board’s membership reflects the global nature of both the information technology industry and the IEEE Computer Society.

Other board members include:

  • Stephen D. Huffman, Chair of IAB, Vice President and CTO, MITRE Corp.
  • Ike Nassi, Executive Vice President, Chief Scientist, SAP
  • Tirumale (TK) Ramesh, Boeing Technical Fellow and Chief Technologist, AMS-VO, Boeing
  • Jeffrey J. Wilcox, Vice President, Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • Nick Bowen, Vice President of Technology, IBM
  • Atsuhiro Goto, Vice President /GM Information Sharing Platform Labs, NTT
  • Brian Stevens, CTO, Red Hat Software
  • Gargi Keeni, Vice President of Quality, Tata Consultancy Service
  • Steven J. Hillenius, Executive Vice President, Semiconductor Research Corp.
  • Neil Siegel, Sector Vice President, Technology and Advanced Systems, Northrop Grumman
  • Henry Tirri, Senior Vice President and Head of Nokia Research Center, Nokia

The board’s next meeting is set for next fall. The group was launched in mid-2008 as the Advanced Technology Executive Forum by Rangachar Kasturi, 2008 Computer Society president and the Douglas W. Hood Professor and chair of computer science and engineering at the University of South Florida; Carl K. Chang, editor in chief of Computer and professor and chair of the computer science at Iowa State University; and other Society leaders.

About the IEEE Computer Society

With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 38 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities. For more information, go to

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