Dr. Jason Rupe is a Senior Member of IEEE and of IIE. He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Reliability, and as its last Managing Editor. He has served as Vice-Chair for RAMS, on the program committee for DRCN and PHM, and on the committees of several other reliability conferences because free labor is always welcome. He has also served on the advisory board for IIE Solutions magazine, as an officer for IIE Quality and Reliability division, and various local chapter positions for IEEE and IIE. He is currently on the AdCom of the IEEE Reliability Society, serving as their TC chair for SDN and NFV; and is a chair for the IEEE Blockchain Initiative announced in 2018. That should keep me busy!
Jason has worked at USWEST Advanced Technologies, and has held various titles at Qwest Communications Intl., Inc., most recently as Director of the Technology Modeling Team, Qwest’s Network Modeling, Federated Network Data, and Operations Research group for the CTO while also serving as the reliability expert, and helping to build some pretty big-deal networks. He spent some time teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Metro State College of Denver as well. Jason worked for over seven years as the Director of Operational Modeling at Polar Star Consulting where he helped government and private industry to plan and build highly performing and reliable networks and services. Currently, he is the Principal Architect for Proactive Network Maintenance at CableLabs. He holds two patents, and is working on a bunch more.
IEEE Blockchain Initiative
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) decided as of January 1, 2018, to start an initiative around blockchain technology. These IEEE initiatives focus on advancing technology for humanity, and are founded on the belief that the IEEE can help foster and lead developing technologies to improve them, and help strengthen their applications. The IEEE believes that blockchain will be a very important technology to advance its mission, so has created an initiative focused on developing blockchain technologies through six pillars: education, publication, community development, special projects, conferences and events, and standards. In this talk, I will discuss each of these efforts, with the activities we have identified to work on in each. I expect attendees will away with knowledge to help them understand a few things including what is the IEEE doing that might influence what they are doing, how can they gain advantage from these opportunities, and how can they further the efforts that they wish to.