Northwestern University

Apr
24
Fri 12:00 PM

The Rules of the Global Game: Standards-Setting, Technology Innovation, and National Cultures

When: Friday, April 24, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Cernucan   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Jeffrey Strauss will discuss international standard-setting challenges and trends, including efforts to develop world-wide harmonized standards and anticipate and address rapidly changing technology developments, as well as related negotiation issues. He will also consider cultural differences in approaching standards setting (Japan, China, US).

Strauss is Director of Industry Programs in the Center for Technology and Innovation Management (CTIM) at the Buffett Institute, where he develops programs to raise attention in managers, faculty, and students across disciplines to key underlying strategic issues not yet fully on their view screens, including standards. This, in the form of complex and dynamic innovation challenges, is also the focus of a Buffett working group. Strauss is a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ISO Council and Committee on Education, and the equivalent in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and spearheads National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) supported industry-academic workshops and teaching materials development. He was recently elected Vice-Chair for the Americas for the International Cooperation for Education and Standardization (ICES). He has traveled, worked and lectured in many countries, and has been with Northwestern for 30 years.

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