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Joint SES ANSI Webinar October 2015
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Developing Standards Professionals: Competencies, Training, and Mentors

A special web event jointly hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Society for Standards Professionals (SES).

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Eastern

As familiar faces retire and emerging professionals take on new roles, the standardization community will continue to grow and change. But what can be done to make these changes easier? Developing standards professionals through training and mentorships is a good place to start. This web event will provide multiple perspectives on how a career in standardization evolves. You'll hear from three leaders in the world of standardization about how they were introduced to the field of standards, and the challenges they faced throughout their careers. They will share practical knowledge of how they enhanced their skills through training and mentoring. 


SES Webinar Level:  Beginner

Registration fee:  

Free to ANSI and SES Members. $50 registration fee for non-members. Click here to register. 

Panel Moderator:  

Richard Forselius of Sikorsky Aircraft/United Technologies


Elaine Newton, Deputy Standards Liaison of the National Institute for Standards and Technology, Information Technology Laboratory

Bob Noth, Former Chairman of the Board for ANSI and Retired Manager of Engineering Standards at Deere & Company

Donald Deutsch, Vice President and Chief Standards Officer at Oracle

Panelist biographies »

Elaine Newton, Ph.D. - Dr. Newton is the Deputy Standards Liaison for the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Newton and the lead Standards Liaison coordinate and support ITL's standards activities engagements, covered by over 80 technical expert staff participating in over 100 standards-related activities. As part of her duties, she is also the lead project editor of ISO/IEC 30101-1 on biometric spoof/liveness detection, the NIST lead for identity proofing standards work, and the liaison between NIST ITL and the State Department on IT standards and testing matters. Previously, Newton was on detail to Ambassador Verveer at the State Department and was ITL's Identity Management Systems (IDMS) Program Manager from 2008-2010 and served as the lead for the Department of Commerce on the interagency committee that developed the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). Dr. Newton's technical expertise is in pattern recognition, uncertainty and risk analysis, and data protection methods, and she has served as the lead on NIST Special Pub 800-63-1 (Electronic Authentication Guideline) and ANSI/NIST-ITL 2-2008, the first XML version of this data format standard for the interchange of biometric information, used by law enforcement and border control agencies. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. from the Engineering and Public Policy Department at Carnegie Mellon University and her B.S. from Georgia Tech. 

Bob Noth - Mr. Noth retired in 2009 as Deere & Company's Manager of Engineering Standards after a career that spanned 44 years and included a variety of assignments relating to the design and manufacture of John Deere products. At the time of his retirement, his responsibilities included overseeing development, deployment, utilization and administration of voluntary standards, regulations and conformity assessment requirements affecting John Deere products, manufacturing and other aspects of John Deere operations worldwide. During his tenure in Engineering Standards, Bob was involved with many standards, conformity assessment, administrative and advisory committees within the scope of interest to the off-highway equipment industry at both the national and international levels. He served as the ANSI Chairman of the Board from 2006 to 2008 and Immediate Past Chair from 2009-2011. He continues to represent ANSI as an "ambassador" for standards and as a representative to the Board of ANAB. He was awarded ANSI's George C. Wham Leadership medal in 2012. 

Donald Deutsch - Mr. Deutsch is Vice President, Chief Standards Officer, for Oracle in Redwood Shores, CA. He is responsible for coordinating Oracle's participation in technical standards and consortia forums across all business units and geographies. Don chairs ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 38, Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms. In addition, he chairs the US TAGs for JTC 1 SC 32, Data Management and Interchange, and its Database Language SQL standardization activities; serves as Vice Chair of the INCITS Executive Board, the US TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1; and co-chairs the W3C Patent and Standards Interest Group. Serving in many varied leadership positions in consortia as well as formal standards setting forums during his 30+ year career in the IT industry, today Don is on the ANSI Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Java Community Process.