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leader's corner

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The Ieee's moTTo, "advancIng
technology for humanity," binds together a community of 420,000 members in more than 160 countries with
a Us$500 million budget. The Ieee's
foot pr i nt is t remendous, wit h it s
46 societies and councils, 4 million
technical documents in Ieee Xplore,
200 top-cited periodicals, 1,800 annual conferences, and some 1,300 ac tive standards.
The Ieee attracts new talent-
one-quarter of our members are students-and includes many leaders
in their fields. Two of the three 2018
nobel laureates in physics are Ieee
Life Fellows.
With more than 38,000 members,
the Ieee Power & energy society
(Pes) is the second largest society in
the Ieee. It is also among the fastestgrowing ones. This success comes from
the technical side, by innovating in
historic areas such as transformers (the
Pes Transformers committee celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018) and
in new areas such as intelligent grids
and cybersecurity.
Pes is also at the forefront of various
new initiatives aiming to deliver value to
its members, such as the Pes Resource
center. Thanks to Pes executive director Pat Ryan, the Resource center is
now being used not only within Pes but
has also been widely adapted by Ieee
societies and Technical communities.
The resource center provides more than
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ieee power & energy magazine

Bruno Meyer

IEEE & PES
poised for success

3,500 technical videos and documents,
including tutorials and webinars.
The financial condition of Pes is
excellent, allowing it to launch initiatives such as the Ieee smart village,
which achieved major milestones at
the Ieee level. Pes's healthy finances and strategy also have an impact on
the Ieee Foundation, to which Pes is
a main financial contributor. We are
proud to be part of the foundation's
vision of being a leader in transforming lives through the power of technology and education.
another point I would like to emphasize is the balance in Pes membership:
about two-thirds of members are from
industry, and the rest are academics.
There is no magic number, but the Pes
strives to be strong in the world of industry. over the past decades, the Ieee as a
whole has seen a decrease in the percentage of its members from industry.

IEEE Board of Directors
I am a member of the Board of directors (Bod) as director and delegate
of division vII for 2018-2019. division vII represents Pes exclusively.
I never forget that if I am in this leadership position, it is thanks to you, the
Pes members, who have elected me
to be your division vII director. my
fundamental role is to contribute to
the Ieee leadership, to the best of the
Ieee's and Pes's interests.
other divisions may cover several
Ieee societies. sometimes I represent
"my constituents," i.e., you, the Pes
members, in Board meetings. In others,

I have to make decisions for the Ieee
as a whole. The Bod is the Ieee's
governing body, and it is chaired by
the Ieee president and ceo, who is
elected for a one-year term. José moura
holds this position for 2019.
as I am on the Bod, I can share
some of the main issues that are under consideration for the future. The
Ieee's foundation is solid. Its finances
are sound, and its membership is global
and growing. Its societies are dynamic,
and on a personal basis, I would add
that the Pes is among the most dynamic ones.

Challenges for the IEEE
Open Access
one main challenge has been the arrival of the open access (oa) publishing
model. It was identified by Ieee from
the beginning. But now, oa is gathering pace. a european proposal (referred
to as Plan s) could be adopted, which
requests that all research that used public funds should be published as oa
by 2020. This would represent a major
shift. about 40% of the Ieee's revenue
comes from publications and 40% from
conferences (in addition to about 7%
from standards and 13% from membership dues). Because conferences are
sometimes related to publishing, the
impact of oa may be a major blow for
the Ieee. however, solutions exist, and
the Ieee is trying some of them already
because publishing is important to our
members to get their work known beyond a conference presentation.
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