Video: Nature transformed – providing the technical foundation

The role of the IEC in transforming ideas into usable technologies. How IEC technical committees take the essentials of any given technology and use them as the basis for creating Standards, laying down the processes that will allow many to safely repeat the process, again and again: “This is the best way to do this job. 100 year anniversary.


Video: See you in the future

Since 1906 the IEC has played its role in future technology developments. Everywhere we find electricity and electronics, we find IEC Standards. We may not yet know what the future will look like, but we’ll be there to play our part. History. 100 year anniversary.

 

 

Global Vision: Sandy Butterfield, Boulder Wind Power

In this IEC Global Visions interview, Sandy Butterfield, Founding CEO and CTO of Boulder Wind Power, a pioneer in the US wind industry, provides insights into the key factors that allowed this industry to develop. He explains how international standardization allows his company to sell products globally, stimulates innovation, increases stakeholder confidence and the ability to obtain financing.

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/boulderwindpower/


Global Vision: Gang Wu, Goldwind

Gang Wu, is the Chairman & CEO of Goldwind, the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in China, and among the largest globally. In this IEC Global Visions interview he explains how active participation in IEC work allowed his company to jump development hurdles, learning from the mistake of others. How this shared knowledge helped improve wind turbine design, performance and reliability and ultimately built the trust needed to sell globally. In 2006 Gang Wu received the World Wind Energy Award.

This interview is also available in Chinese.

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/goldwind/


Global Vision: Dr Ja-Kyun Koo, LSIS

Ja-Kyun Koo, Chief Executive Officer of LSIS, a global leader in power solution, automation and green business, explains why it is so important for a company to be able to monetize R&D and IP investment and how a standardization strategy can help in this.

This interview is also available in Korean.

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/lsis/


Global Vision: Dr Yinbiao Shu, SGCC (State Grid Corporation of China)

Dr Yinbiao Shu is Chairman of State Grid Corporation of China, the largest electric utility company. He is also one of three Vice Presidents of the IEC.

SGCC is headquartered in Beijing, provides energy to nearly 80% of China and employs 1,87 million people.

In this IEC Global Visions interview Shu explains how active participation in IEC work has enabled SGCC to first build a reliable infrastructure in China and then to contribute significantly to global power technology development.

This interview is also available in Chinese

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/SGCC/


Global Vision: Dr Akira Sudo, Toshiba

Dr Akira Sudo is the Representative Executive Officer of Toshiba (2014), a globally leading engineering and electronics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

In this IEC Global Visions interview Sudo explains how active participation in IEC work enables Toshiba to accelerate technology innovation and allows more companies to adopt, connect with and use their technologies.

The interview is also available in Japanese.

More information can be found: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/toshiba/


Global Vision: Hirozumi Sone, Azbil

Hirozumi Sone is the President & CEO of Azbil, formerly Yamatake Corporation, a highly respected, globally operating provider of industrial automation, control solutions and building automation. In this IEC Global Visions interview he explains how active participation in IEC work has enabled Azbil to expand the scope of its business, increased its ability to cooperate with other companies and allowed it to add long-term value for customers.

This interview also exists in Japanese

More info on: http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/azbil/


Global Vision: Masami Yamamoto, Fujitsu

Masami Yamamoto is the Chairman and CEO of Fujitsu (2016), a globally leading information and communication technology company. In 2013, Fortune named Fujitsu “one of the World’s Most Admired Companies”. In this IEC Global Visions interview Yamamoto explains how active participation in IEC work enables Fujitsu to accelerate product development and facilitates the integration of technologies from different providers into total systems solutions.

This interview is also available in Japanese.

More info on http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/fujitsu/


Global Vision: Dr Tamotsu Nomakuchi, AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science) – JISC (Japanese Industrial Standards Committee)

In this IEC Global Visions interview, Dr Tamotsu Nomakuchi, who is the former CEO of Mitsubishi Electric and former President of the most important industrial research institute in Japan (AIST – National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science), shares why he  believes that Standards are an important tool to improve innovation and increase the competitiveness of Japanese industry globally.

This interview is also available in Japanese.

More info on http://www.iec.ch/globalvisions/aist_jisc/