IEEE Awards Booklet - 2014 - 5

2014 IEEE SERVICE AWARDS

2014 IEEE CORPORATE RECOGNITIONS

IEEE Ernst Weber Managerial
Leadership Award

IEEE Richard M. Emberson Award
Sponsored by the IEEE Technical
Activities Board

Sponsored by IEEE

Paul E. Jacobs

Wanda Reder

For leadership in the development and
commercialization of mobile technologies that contributed significantly to the
growth of its global industry

For leadership in the IEEE Smart Grid
program and in the continued growth of
the Power & Energy Society, including
the creation of its Scholarship Fund

The mobile innovations of Paul E. Jacobs have been integral to
the success of the communications industry and have transformed
how we use and share information. A leader in the field for over
two decades, Dr. Jacobs recognized early on that the true power
of the mobile phone was its potential for data and not just voice.
As architect of Qualcomm's vision, Dr. Jacobs introduced innovations that simplified mobility. He saw the importance of bringing
together standard computing, directional/sensor capabilities, and
office productivity in a single mobile device. He also recognized
consumer interest in having mobile access to entertainment and
gaming content on the small screen. Among the groundbreaking
work developed under his direction, Dr. Jacobs introduced GPS
capabilities, technology for over-the-air downloading of applications, and push-to-talk functionality to mobile phones. The reflective display technology developed under Dr. Jacobs improves
screen visibility in sunlight and helps maximize battery life. He
also introduced solutions to handle spectrum-sharing problems.
Small cells are starting to bring the network closer to users, adding
capacity where it is needed most.Video downloading is smoother,
thanks to technologies that improve the way video is transmitted. And carrier aggregation systems are making 3G and 4G LTE
connections faster. Dr. Jacobs has also been a proponent of mobile health initiatives. He sees them as being crucial to lowering healthcare costs and outcomes, and empowering patients. In
2005 when Dr. Jacobs became CEO, there were only a handful
of smartphones, and about 309 million 3G connections. Today
nearly one billion smartphones are sold each year, and there are
about 2.4 billion 3G and 4G connections.
An IEEE Member and recipient of the Edison Achievement
Award (2013) and GSMA Chairman's award (2014), Dr. Jacobs is
executive chairman with Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, Calif.

An exemplary volunteer leader, Wanda Reder's initiatives cultivated new membership, established a successful scholarship fund,
and positioned IEEE as the source for expert smart grid information. The first woman to serve as president of the IEEE Power
& Energy Society, Ms. Reder's trendsetting programs instituted
during her 2008-2009 tenure serve as models.When other Societies were losing members, she targeted marketing toward earlycareer engineers that jumped Society membership from 20,000
to 30,000+ in a few short years. Changing the Society's name
from the IEEE Power Engineering Society to the IEEE Power &
Energy Society to better represent the field of interest and to attract a broader audience was pivotal to her campaign. Reder also
launched "IEEE Smart Grid," which carved a leadership position
for IEEE as the definitive source for information on smart grid
technology using social media and Web presence. It has set the
example across IEEE for multidisciplinary technology collaboration and has enhanced IEEE's brand.The program enjoys continued growth and global participation with 1.4 million portal page
views, 21,800 LinkedIn members, and 7,500 Twitter followers.
Another flagship program that Ms. Reder instituted was the IEEE
PES Scholarship Plus Initiative, aimed at attracting the best and
brightest into the power industry. Since 2011, over $1.1  million
has been distributed via 549 scholarships to 364 undergraduate
engineers attending 137 US and Canadian universities. Since
program inception, over 160 companies have hired a PES Scholar
and there have been substantial increases in the enrollment of
power engineering electives. To raise the funds, Ms. Reder created a partnership with the IEEE Foundation to launch IEEE's its
first capital campaign-which is now being emulated for other
strategically aligned needs.
An IEEE Fellow, Ms. Reder is the Vice President of Power
Systems Solutions at S&C Electric Company, Chicago, Ill., USA.

Scope: For exceptional managerial leadership in the fields of
interest of IEEE

Scope: For distinguished service to the development, viability,
advancement, and pursuit of the technical objectives of IEEE

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