The President's Discussion Corner
David Alan Grier discusses how two forces affect every organization in general and the IEEE Computer Society in particular: the forces of unification and diversity. He shows how those forces diverge and intersect while describing how participants in an IEEE Computer Society conference in Cambridge, Mass., used electronic conference tools to stay engaged while the city was on lockdown during the manhunt for the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing.
The IEEE Computer Society is something more than just a logo, a tradmarket that we use to identify our products and services. It tells a story of the past and the future. The story of the past describes how we evloved from the IEEE. The story of the future, suggests where we might be going as a society.