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ANSI May Caucus to Feature Guest Speaker Dr. George Arnold of NIST

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has announced that the next monthly ANSI Caucus Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 7, 2010. The meeting will feature guest speaker George Arnold, Ph.D., national coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dr. Arnold was appointed to his position in April 2009. He is responsible for leading the development of standards underpinning the nation's Smart Grid, a modernization of the electricity delivery system to monitor, protect, and automatically optimize the operation of its interconnected elements. He joined NIST in September 2006 as deputy director of technology services, after a 33-year career in the telecommunications and information technology industry.

He served as the Chairman of ANSI's Board of Directors from 2003 to 2005, and as president of the IEEE Standards Association in 2007-2008. Dr. Arnold is currently vice president of policy for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), where he is responsible for guiding ISO's strategic plan.

Dr. Arnold received a doctor of engineering science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Columbia University in 1978. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

The March Caucus is sponsored by SAE International, an ANSI member and accredited standards developer.

The Caucus will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the National Press Club (529 14th Street, NW, Zenger Room) in Washington, DC. The period from 12:00 to 12:30 will be for ANSI members only; after 12:30 all stakeholders are welcome. RSVPs are requested by Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

To RSVP, communicate special dietary requests, or for more information on caucus luncheons, please contact Miranda Der Ohanian ([email protected]; 202.331.3613).


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