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Open Forum 2012: Building Bridges across the Standards Ecosystem Proceedings

Open Forum 2012: Building Bridges across the Standards Ecosystem

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | 12:00 – 5 p.m

Newseum
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC, 20001
703.416.1600

Tuesday – October 9, 2012
12:00pm–1:00pm Networking Luncheon
1:00pm–1:05pm Welcoming Remarks
  • Joe Bhatia
    President and CEO, American National Standards Institute
1:05pm–1:35pm Keynote Address
The Role of Standardization in Global Trade and Market Access

An international perspective on how globally relevant standards facilitate trade and market access, including a discussion on the use and development of standards in emerging economies

20 minutes followed by a 10-minute interactive Q&A session

  • Michael C. Camuñez
    Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
1:05pm–1:35pm Case Study
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

An overview of W3C’s standards development process and activities, including international work on Web accessibility; and its partnership with ISO/IEC JTC 1 through the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) process

15 minutes followed by a 10-minute interactive Q&A session

  • Judy Brewer
    Director of the Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
2:00pm–2:15pm Break
2:15pm–3:25pm Discussion
Building Visibility and Credibility throughout the Standards Ecosystem

An interactive panel discussion on how standards setting organizations of all types – including traditional SDOs and consortia – can share information and work together both domestically and internationally

10-minute presentations followed by an interactive Q&A session

Moderator

  • Chris Dubay, Vice President, Codes and Standards, NFPA

Panelists

  • Nadine Alameh
    Director, Interoperability Program, Open Geospatial Consortium
  • Scott McGrath
    Chief Operating Officer, OASIS
  • Claire Ramspeck
    Director of Technology, ASHRAE
  • Philip Wennblom
    INCITS Executive Board
3:25pm–3:40pm Break
3:40pm– 4:55pm Discussion
Developing Standards for the Global Market

Panelists from SDOs and consortia will discuss how their standards are adopted and used in markets around the world, and how emerging economies have become more skilled and competitive at standards development

10-minute presentations followed by an interactive Q&A session

Moderator

  • Mary Saunders
    Director, Standards Coordination Office, NIST

Panelists

  • Russ Chaney, CEO
    The IAPMO Group
  • Ed Eckert
    Chairman of the Board of Directors, ZigBee Alliance
  • Greg Kohn
    Senior Operations Director, Near Field Communication, (NFC) Forum
  • Mark Sheehan
    Managing Director, Development, Codes, and Standards, ASME
  • Jim Thomas
    President, ASTM International
4:55pm–5:00pm Conference Wrap-up / Closing Remarks
Overall response to Forum plus topics for future meetings
  • Joe Bhatia, President and CEO, American National Standards Institute
Learn how strategic standardization is helping companies build their bottom line