editor's blog
Subscribe Now

Why are the IEEE President and President-Elect speaking in Ft. Collins? Because…

I worked at HP in Ft. Collins, Colorado back in the 1970s. It was a heady experience. We were designing and building early, pre-PC desktop computers and we owned the market back then. The division I worked for eventually migrated to 32-bit workstations, chased from the desktop computer arena by IBM’s PC. Although there were/are some other tech companies in Ft. Collins—and a gigantic Budweiser brewery—it’s not really a tech town although I did take my first (and only) class in operating systems from a CSU (Colorado State University) professor from Ft. Collins, along with most of the engineers writing software for HP in Colorado back then. That’s why I was surprised to learn that the IEEE’s President and CEO James Jeffries and its President-Elect José M. F. Moura will be holding a live town hall, er IEEE President’s Forum, on the evening of September 27 in Ft. Collins.

I was alerted to this event by my longtime friend and former HP colleague Roger Ison, who now lists his vocation as “retired” on LinkedIn. Finding myself suffering from a bout of cognitive dissonance, I had to ask Roger why the IEEE’s President and President-Elect were journeying all the way to a front-range cow town like Ft. Collins for a President’s Forum. He replied simply:

“It’s happening in FoCo because Richard Toftness organized it. He’s involved with a special program he developed (with IEEE) at CSU called Engineer in Residence. Very active in High Plains section. I believe he suggested and organized this event.”

I guess that’s as good an explanation as any.

You do not need to journey to the Colorado front range to attend this event. You can attend virtually and the organizers are encouraging IEEE Sections, Chapters, and Groups to form “Watch Parties” for this event.

More info including registration here.

 

Leave a Reply

featured blogs
Apr 12, 2024
Like any software application or electronic gadget, software updates are crucial for Cadence OrCAD X and Allegro X applications as well. These software updates, often referred to as hotfixes, include support for new features and critical bug fixes made available to the users ...
Apr 11, 2024
See how Achronix used our physical verification tools to accelerate the SoC design and verification flow, boosting chip design productivity w/ cloud-based EDA.The post Achronix Achieves 5X Faster Physical Verification for Full SoC Within Budget with Synopsys Cloud appeared ...
Mar 30, 2024
Join me on a brief stream-of-consciousness tour to see what it's like to live inside (what I laughingly call) my mind...

featured video

How MediaTek Optimizes SI Design with Cadence Optimality Explorer and Clarity 3D Solver

Sponsored by Cadence Design Systems

In the era of 5G/6G communication, signal integrity (SI) design considerations are important in high-speed interface design. MediaTek’s design process usually relies on human intuition, but with Cadence’s Optimality Intelligent System Explorer and Clarity 3D Solver, they’ve increased design productivity by 75X. The Optimality Explorer’s AI technology not only improves productivity, but also provides helpful insights and answers.

Learn how MediaTek uses Cadence tools in SI design

featured chalk talk

Advancements in Motor Efficiency Enables More Sustainable Manufacturing
Climate change is encouraging the acceleration of sustainable and renewable manufacturing processes and practices and one way we can encourage sustainability in manufacturing is with the use of variable speed drive motor control. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Maurizio Gavardoni and Naveen Dhull from Analog Devices about the wide ranging benefits of variable speed motors, the role that current feedback plays in variable speed motor control, and how precision measurement solutions for current feedback can lead to higher motor efficiency, energy saving and enhanced sustainability.
Oct 19, 2023
22,742 views