Publishing and Delivery of Standards
The Standards Development Process can be divided into four stages: scoping, drafting, balloting, and publication. This webinar will be focused on the last stage of development process which is publishing a standard, technological changes impacting publishing and standards delivery, and potential advancements in the standard format with emerging technologies.
The future role of Standards in a digital and rapidly innovating environment is still being determined. However, a strong foundation will be predicated on SDO’s ability to deliver Standards which have high strategic value in a timely manner.
By the end of this webinar, attendees will learn a workflow process of how does a standard gets published and delivered along with the importance of realizing the strategic choices that an organization may need to make for digital transformation.
Muhammad Ali, NEMA Technical Program Manager
Muhammad Ali, CStd, is a Program Manager at National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s Building Infrastructure Division. He is responsible for managing the technical activities in the Conduit Fittings, Cable Ties, Outlet and Switch Box, Polymer Raceway Products, Steel Metal Conduits, Enclosures, Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices, and Fuse Sections. From the start of his career, he has been involved with Standards and Conformity Assessment activities as an EMC and Battery test engineer working for the first NRTL Laboratory. He has also worked for a manufacturing company serving as the Global Compliance Officer responsible for managing the Safety, EMC and Environmental certifications for all products in the business unit. Ali led the NEMA’s 2018 Strategic Initiative on NEMA IoTNOW Webinars educating the industry on emerging topics in the connectivity world that will allow decision makers in those companies to swiftly transition into the era of Digitization and Electrification. Mr. Ali holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from George Mason University. He is also serving on the Standards Engineering Society as a Board Member. He is a recipient of 2018 ANSI Next Generation Award.
Ann Brandstadter, NEMA Standards Publishing and Marketing Manager
Ann Brandstadter’s role at NEMA is Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing. She joined NEMA in 2015 and has more than 20 years of experience in publishing and communications. Ann is a member of SES and a frequent attendee of the Standards Publishing Advisory Board. Ann received a Hermes Honorable Mention for an article she wrote for electroindustry magazine on ANSI Word Standards Week from the perspective of a newcomer to the Standards industry. Most recently, she led a NEMA strategic initiative on Data Ownership and Privacy. Ann has worked for other trade associations, most notably The American Council of Engineering Companies, where she was the managing editor of its award-winning newsletter, Last Word.