In his role as Director of Industry Connections for the IEEE Standards Association and as an IEEE Smart Grid Technical Expert, James Wendorf is helping organizations from throughout the Smart Grid ecosystem work together to incubate new technologies and standards for Smart Grid. A recognized leader in cross-industry and cross-discipline collaboration and consensus building, Wendorf previously served on IEEE-SA’s Corporate Advisory Group as a representative of private industry. A computer scientist, Wendorf has directed corporate strategies and standards development in computing and consumer electronics.
In this interview, James Wendorf describes Smart Grid activities, now under way at Industry Connections, to build a smart energy data repository; advance high-voltage solid-state transformer technologies; and develop wireless charging solutions for electric vehicles. He also discusses the importance of collaboration in the emerging Smart Grid industry and the roles computing and consumer devices will play in this new business environment.
Question: Tell us about IEEE Industry Connections and its role in Smart Grid.