Stephen L. Diamond 

2014 Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award

"For distinguished leadership and service to the IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and the Computing profession." 

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Stephen L. Diamond is the founder and chair of the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative and the IEEE Cloud Computing Standards Committee.

He was 2003 President of the IEEE Computer Society, and served as Computer Society Treasurer in 2001, Vice President for Standards in 1999-2000, and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Micro Magazine from 1995-98. Steve served on the IEEE Board of Directors twice, in 2005-06 and 2009-10, and chaired its Marketing & Sales and Strategic Planning Committees. He was a founding member and Vice Chair of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors in 2001-02.

Steve has more than 30 years of senior management, marketing, mergers & acquisitions, business development, industry standards, strategic planning, and engineering management experience in computer hardware, software, and semiconductors.

He is Global Standards Officer and General Manager of the Industry Standards Office at EMC Corporation, a multinational Fortune 500 cloud computing, big data, and IT solutions provider headquartered in Hopkinton, MA.

Prior to EMC, Steve was Director of Product Management for Intercloud Computing at Cisco Systems, where he built what was at the time the largest AWS-compatible cloud outside of Amazon, and was responsible for Cisco's cloud computing industry standards program.

Before that, he was Vice President of Marketing at Equator Technologies, a very-long-instruction-word signal-processing chip startup, Vice President of Business Development at Tycho Networks, Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at National Semiconductor, and Director of SPARC Marketing at Sun Microsystems.

Steve is a prolific speaker on cloud computing, the Intercloud, and big data, recently serving as General Co-Chair of IEEE CloudCom, and has authored more than 20 technical publications on cloud computing, memory and microprocessor technology, signal processing, expert systems, and computer graphics.

Steve was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 and the IEEE Computer Society "Golden Core" in 1997.

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