Library of Congress, Washington USA

World Standards Cooperation Academic Day 2014
In collaboration and with the support of SCC Canada

Encouraging the next generation of standards experts

Chateau Laurier Hotel, Ottawa, Canada, 15 August 2014

August 15, 2014

9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Involving the next generation in standardization: the need and the challenge

Daniele Gerundino, Director Research, ISO


Daniele Gerundino Daniele Gerundino

Daniele Gerundino is Director of Research at the ISO Central Secretariat. He has contributed to improving ISO's performance in many areas, such as: strategy development, identification of new fields of work in innovative areas, evaluation of the economic and social benefits of standards, cooperation with academia, computerization of ISO, and development of new services to support ISO members from developing countries.

Having joined ISO in 1998, Daniele served as Secretary of the ISO Council Standing Committee on Strategy for over ten years and, from 1998 to 2010, as Secretary of the ISO Information Technology Strategy Implementation Group.

Prior to joining ISO in 1997, Daniele was co-founder and Managing Director of a privately owned company providing decision support and strategic planning services on the European market. Daniele is Doctor in Physics from the University of Milan, Italy (specialization and thesis in Quantum Field Theory).

9:25 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Academia's contribution to the next generation of standardizers

Tim Rotti, Regional Office Manager, IEC


Tim Rotti Tim Rotti

Tim Rotti, who joined the IEC Central Office in July 2001, is responsible for the North America Technical Team. The centre provides staff support to technical committees and subcommittees and allows a closer contact particularly with committees with strong participation from North America.

Tim came to the IEC from a background of working in test laboratories, bringing 20 years of experience in component qualification for the nuclear, military and telecommunications industries.

9:50 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

ITU initiatives for the next generation of standards-minded graduates

Alessia Magliarditi, Programme Officer in the Policy and Technology Watch Division (PTWD), ITU


Alessia Magliarditi Alessia Magliarditi

Alessia Magliarditi is Programme Officer in the Policy and Technology Watch Division (PTWD) of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB). She is the TSB liaison officer for academia, coordinator of the ITU Kaleidoscope academic conferences and TSB activities on education about standardization.

Alessia holds an M.A in Social Sciences from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, and an M.A in International Relations and Diplomatic Studies from “Lumsa” University of Rome. She speaks fluently English, French and Spanish.

10:15 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.

Panel: Programmes for young professionals proposed by standards bodies

Newell Hampson-Jones, Education Development Manager, BSI (UK)


Newell Hampson-Jones Newell Hampson-Jones

Newell Hampson-Jones is BSI’s Education Development Manager, creating and leading the company’s education strategy in the UK and abroad.

With over a decade’s experience in both private sector and education organisations, including roles in strategic management, business development, communications and admissions, he is uniquely placed to offer insight on how knowledge management and education can drive both growth and innovation for companies, economies and organisations. His specialties include understanding and communicating complex ideas and policies, writing and managing growth-focused strategies, public speaking and stakeholder and change management.

Newell represents the UK on CEN/CENELEC’s Joint Working Group on Education about Standardization. He has presented his work at conferences and lectures around the world, including numerous universities around the UK and Europe.

Newell is a Global Management MBA graduate, with distinction, from Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France and holds a BA (Hons) in English from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Kuni Iwadare, Policy Development Division, JSA (Japan)


Kuni Iwadare Kuni Iwadare

Kuni Iwadare is a member of the Corporate Planning and Coordination team at the Japanese Standards Association (JSA) and as such is involved in strategic planning and implementation. In parallel, he is a researcher at JSA’s standardization research center where he studies a variety of topics related to standardization, certification, management and safety.

Kuni is the author of many articles and books related to standardization and certification. He has teaching experience within companies and universities on the subject of standardization and management with special focus on visualization. Using his experience and various management techniques, he has been trying to restore and develop industries. A particular activity is his contribution as secretary to a study group “Wisdom Network of Practical Knowledge for Value Creation Process”, run in collaboration with experts, including industrial sectors and academia, using ICT such as SNS (social networking service).

Kuni holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and is an invited lecturer for the Global Creative Leaders Programme run by the University of Tokyo.

Keith Jansa, Manager of Standards Solutions and Sales, SCC (Canada)


Keith Jansa Keith Jansa

Keith Jansa is the manager of standards solutions and sales at the Standards Council of Canada. His current responsibilities include developing standardization solutions, mechanisms and processes in support of Canadian industry priorities to grow key areas of Canada's economy. Keith joined SCC in 2011 as the program manager of international standards development before being promoted in 2012 as the manager of sector engagement and standards development innovation. Keith brings considerable experience to his current positions, having been a manager for an industry association standardization program at the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and a standards specialist at Underwriters Laboratories of Canada. He has participated in over thirty national and international standardization committees during his young career.

Keith holds a degree in Health Sciences from the University of Ottawa with concentration in Philosophy.

Erik Puskar, Group Leader of the Global Standards Information Group, NIST (USA)


Erik Puskar Erik Puskar

Erik Puskar is the Manager for Global Standards & Information within the Standards Coordination Office at the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST). Erik provides technical information related to standards and supports Federal agencies by monitoring developments in standards and conformity assessment internationally. He oversees the U.S. WTO/TBT Inquiry Point and Standards Information Center and leads the Office’s impact assessment efforts as well as NIST’s initiative on standards education. Erik is vice-chair of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Committee on Education and serves on the International Policy Committee. He is currently chair of the International Committee for Education About Standardization (ICES).

In addition to standards, Erik has experience in funding innovative high-risk technology, fiscal affairs/taxation, and information technology. Previous to his current position, he was a program manager with the Advanced Technology Program of NIST and has held other positions with the U.S. Government, international development organizations, and in consulting. He has experience in working in over 25 countries. Erik holds a degree in economics from Rutgers University and a Master's Degree in public management and policy from Carnegie-Mellon University.

12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m.

Panel: Links between university education about standardization and  initiatives to engage graduate students and young professionals as early as possible in standardization

Panelists will discuss elements of programmes targeting graduate students and young professionals investigating, in particular, the connection between these programmes and education about standardization

Knut Blind, Professor, Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)


Knut Blind Knut Blind

Knut Blind is Professor of Innovation Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Berlin University of Technology, a post to which he was appointed in 2006. He also leads the new research group "Public Innovation" at the Fraunhofer Institute of Open Communication Systems in Berlin that he joined in 2010. Knut joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe in 1996, first as a senior researcher and later as head of the Competence Center “Regulation and Innovation”. Knut is also the endowed chair of standardisation at the Rotterdam School of Management of the Erasmus University, a position he has held since 2008.

In 2012, Knut initiated both the Berlin Innovation Panel and the German Standardization Panel. He is the author of numerous articles on standardization and has published contributions on patents and further innovation aspects in refereed journals.

Knut holds a diploma and a PhD degree in Economics from Freiburg University and a BA from Brock University (Canada) where he spent a year as part of his studies in economics, political science and psychology.

Claude Laporte, Professor, École de technologie supérieure, Montreal (Canada)


Claude Laporte Claude Laporte

Claude Laporte teaches software engineering at the École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), a 7,500-student engineering school of Montréal. Before joining the ÉTS in 2000, he worked for eight years with a defense contractor and a transportation enterprise after retiring from the Canadian military in 1991.

Claude is co-author of two French books on software quality assurance, published in 2011, and an English textbook on the same topic, to be published by John Wiley and Sons in 2014. He is the Project Editor of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 Working Group 24 mandated to develop ISO/IEC 29110 life cycle standards and guides for enterprises, organizations, departments or projects having up to 25 people.

Claude is a member of INCOSE, IEEE, PMI and a member of the professional association of engineers of the Province of Québec (Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec).

He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universidad de San Martin de Porres in 2013.

Jim Olshefsky, Director, External Relations, ASTM (USA)


Jim Olshefsky Jim Olshefsky

Jim Olshefsky is currently the Director of External Relations at ASTM International where he helps to facilitate ASTM’s international outreach and academic initiatives within its Global Cooperation Division. He manages, supports and promotes ASTM’s educational initiatives and outreach and his contributions include speaking to students, educators, and international audiences on the importance of standards education. His responsibility includes working with educators who teach about standardization, as well as, working directly with students to increase their knowledge of standardization. Jim is responsible for several academic related programs for ASTM including scholarships, internships, grants, as well as, other contests and awards. He has worked at ASTM International for 16 years supporting the development and promotion of voluntary consensus standards for materials, products, systems and services.

Susan Tatiner, Director, Standards and Technology Policy Education (IEEE)


Susan Tatiner Susan Tatiner

Susan Tatiner is Director, Standards & Technology Policy Education at the IEEE Standards Association where she is responsible for strategic planning, maintenance and growth of internal and external business relationships, and oversight and implementation of all activities in the areas of Standards and Technology Policy Education. She helps create and communicate the strategic vision for a global standards and technology policy education program, directs staff and resources to create a mix of workshops, conferences, products and services in the fields of standards education, technology policy, and standardization research. Susan has been a standards professional since 1997.

Susan is a member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE) and of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). She is a member of the ANSI Committee on Education, and has served on the ANSI National Policy Committee and Organizational Membership Council. She has been a Certified Association Executive (CAE) since 2008.

Susan holds a B.A. from Queens College, of the City University of New York, and an M.A. from New York University.

Nunu Wisnuaji, Executive Director, Institute for Standardization, Trisakti University (Indonesia)


Nunu Wisnuaji Nunu Wisnuaji

Nunu Wisnuaji is Executive Director of the Institute for Standardization (ISTU) at Trisakti University, Indonesia. He is also faculty member at the School of Environmental Engineering and at the Graduate School of Management of Quality and Standardization and carries out Research and Development at the Graduate and Post Graduate School of Service Management at Trisakti University.

3:15 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m.

Cooperation between standards bodies and universities: an update

ISO, KATS/KSA and other NSBs will provide an update on initiatives

Daniele Gerundino, Director Research, ISO, and Sunghyun Park, Senior Researcher, KSA (Republic of Korea)

Sunghyun Park's Biography

Sunghyun Park Sunghyun Park

Sunghyen is Senior Researcher at the Korean Standards Association (KSA) where she is mainly responsible for cooperation with emerging countries under the International Standards Infrastructure Cooperation Program (ISCP). Before joining KSA in 2011, Sunghyen was the International R&D Cooperation Coordinator at the Research Council for Industrial Science and Technology (lstK). Between 2004-2008 she was the International Standards Cooperation Coordinator at the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards where she was mainly responsible for multilateral/bilateral cooperation.

Sunghyun is the current secretary of the International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES).

4:30 p.m.