IEEE in Central Texas Announces Globalization Forum

October Event in Austin to Focus on Technology Policy Issues

2 October 2003 PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- IEEE-USA and IEEE-Central Texas Section are pleased to announce the upcoming forum, "Globalization & Technology: A Dialogue on Policy Issues." Scheduled for Friday, October 17 in Austin, Texas, the all-day event is expected to foster open discussion among government, academic and corporate leaders in a forum focused on the effect of globalization on public policy and technology.

Keynote speakers and peer panels will address globalization issues such as technology transfer and commercialization, security and privacy, communications, energy and education. The forum is scheduled from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (forum includes continental breakfast, lunch and closing reception), at the Capitol Marriott in Austin, 701 East 11th Street. Registration is available online at .

Confirmed keynote speakers include Clifford Lau, Associate Director for the University Program at the U.S. Office of Naval Research (Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense), and President-elect of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council; and national author and syndicated columnist Austin Bay, noted for his foreign affairs commentaries on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, CNN, C-SPAN, and ABC News Nightline.

Confirmed panelists include Ralph Wyndrum, AT&T Labs and V.P. of Technology Policy Activities, IEEE-USA; Juan Sanchez, V.P. for Research, The University of Texas at Austin; Jim Carlo, President-Elect of IEEE Standards Association; Brian Bauer, IBM Program Executive for Global Security Strategy and Assurance, IBM Global Services; Larry Leibrock, Associate Dean for Technology & Chief Technology Officer, The University of Texas at Austin; and Mayor Pro Tem Jackie Goodman, Austin City Council.

Forum co-sponsors include American Electronics Association - Texas Council (AeA), IC2 Institute, IEEE Computer Society (Austin Chapter), IEEE-Dallas Section, IEEE-El Paso Section, IEEE-Galveston Bay Section, IEEE Power Engineering Society-Central Texas, North Texas Technology Council, Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship, Technical Business Network, Texas Camino Real Export Council and TiE (The IndUS Entrepreneurs).

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is a non- profit, technical professional association of more than 350,000 individual members in 150 countries. Through its members, the IEEE is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics.

IEEE-USA is an organizational unit of IEEE that was created in 1973 to advance the public good, while promoting the careers and public-policy interests of the more than 235,000 electrical, electronics, computer and software engineers who are U.S. members of the IEEE.

For more details regarding this forum, or to secure a media pass, contact Fiona Cherbak, Event Manager: 512/916-9633 or . Web site: CONTACT: Fiona Cherbak, Event Manager of IEEE-Central Texas Section,+1-512-916-9633, or