Industry Advisory Board 


The IEEE Computer Society Industry Advisory Board (IAB) was formed in 2008 originally known as the Advanced Technology Executive Forum (ATEF); comprised of high-profile and committed visionary leaders from both industry and academia.  Eleven founding members of the Advanced Technology Executive Forum (ATEF) came together for their first meeting in May 2008.

In 2008, the creation of the ATEF was a joint effort led by the IEEE Computer Society president Rangachar Kasturi and past president and Editor-in-Chief of Computer Magazine, Carl Chang for the purpose of building key relationships with industry and academia to facilitate cutting edge information and knowledge resource benefits for the Society's membership and users of technology and technology information world-wide.  The IAB's mission is to help the Computer Society critically examine the organization's business plans and practices and to offer advice and assistance to make the Society a relevant professional association for the entire computing profession--engineers, researchers, practitioners, and academia.

Governed by its charter and mission, the Industry Advisory Board continues to work in an advisory capacity, separate from but in collaboration, with the IEEE Computer Society's governance to guide the development of Society products and services.  Current members of the advisory board are: 


Mr. Avijit Biswas, Private Industry Consultant

Mr. Victor Manuel Cortes-Galvin, Private Industry Consultant

Ms. Deborah Dunie, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, CACI International, Inc.

Dr. Steven J. Hillenius, Executive Vice President, SRC & Executive Director, SRC-Global Research Collaboration, The Semiconductor Research Corporation

Dr. Stephen D. Huffman, IAB Chairman (2008-March 2011), Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, MITRE Corporation

Dr. Harold Javid, IAB Chairman (April 2011-2012), Director, External Research North America & Global Programs,  Microsoft Research

Ms. Cheryl McIntyre, Director of Complex Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mohanty, Vice President & Senior Executive, TATA Consultancy Services, Ltd.

Dr. Ike Nassi, CEO & Founder, TidalScale

Mr. Shumel Shottan, IAB Chairman (2013 to present), Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Data Systems

Dr. Neil Siegel, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Dr. Alan Skelley, Software Engineer, Google, Inc.

Dr. Linda Rosenberg Wilbanks, Director, IT Risk Managment Group, CISCO, FSA, U.S. Department of Education

(Read more about the current members here.)

Ex officio IAB members are the IEEE Computer Society governance leadership: Dejan S. Milojicic, 2014 President; Thomas (Tom) Conte, 2014 President-elect; David Alan Grier, 2013 President; Angela R. Burgess, Executive Director, IEEE Computer Society, and Chris Ruoff, Sr. Manager, Business and Channel Development, IEEE Computer Society and IAB Secretary


Past IAB Members
David R. Bernstein, Managing Director, Cloud Strategy Partners (2008-2009)
Nick Bowen, Ph.D., Vice President of Software Appliances, IBM Corporation (2008-2012)
Atsuhiro Goto, Ph.D., Professor, Graduate School of Information Security, Institute of Information Security, Japan (2008-2010)
Tony Hey, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research, Microsoft (2009-2010)
Gargi Keeni, Ph.D., Vice President, Tata Consultancy Services (2008-2011)
Tirumale (TK) Ramesh, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Amitra University, Bangalore Campus, India (Former Boeing Fellow for Advanced Computing, The Boeing Company, Washington DC) (2009-2011)
Bill N. Schilit, Ph.D., Google Research, Google, Inc. (2008-2009)
Brian Stevens, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Red Hat (2008-2012)
Henry Tirri, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Head, Nokia Research Center (2009-2012)
Jeffrey J. Wilcox, Vice President of Engineering, Lockheed Martin Corporation (2008-2011)




Industry Advisory Board Current Members

 Industry Advisory Board Founding Members 

Industry Advisory Board Chairmen

Industry Advisory Board Charter

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