Ray Walshe, an internationally recognised ICT Standardisation Expert and Senior Researcher, will join the TAILOR network at the 3rd TAIILOR conference, 5-6 June 2023. His keynote will discuss how best to support innovation in new technologies, interoperability and globalisation for the market via European Union standardisation funding.
Boosting Innovation and Support Market Expansion, by Ray Walshe
Standardisation is an integral part of the Innovation Lifecycle. Novel research and invention drives new technologies and science, followed by a plethora of first mover applications attempting to gain a foothold in the new market, resulting in a chaotic landscape with multiple, diverse, incompatible and competing solutions. Survival of the fittest is maintained via standardisation, providing global consensus on developing best practice and creating an international advantage for standardised products in the market. This presentation will discuss how best to support innovation in new technologies, interoperability and globalisation for the market via European Union standardisation funding.
Ray Walshe is an internationally recognised ICT Standardisation Expert and Senior Researcher in the ADAPT Research Centre in Dublin City University (DCU), IRELAND. He began his career in industry as a software engineer, software consultant and project manager with LM Ericsson, Software and Systems Engineering Limited and Siemens. Joining the School of Computing DCU in 1995 he has taught AI, IoT and Data Governance modules on Undergraduate, Masters, and PhD Programmes. Ray is Chair of Big Data Value Association Standards Task Force, Team Leader of Network Development @ Gender Responsive Standards at the United Nations Economic Committee for Europe, Chair of the External Advisory Board of StandICT.eu, Chair of the External Advisory Board of HSBooster.eu, Chair of the Foresight Committee for EU Observatory for ICT Standards, Research Partner in EC Horizon Standardisation Projects StandICT2023.eu, HSBooster.eu and ADRA-e.eu, Project Coordinator for StandICT2026, and Lead PI on ELITE-S Fellowship Programme for Emerging Technologies Standardization (Elite-Fellowships.eu). Member of Strategic Advisory Group for CENCENELEC JTC21 on Artificial Intelligence, Convenor of the Working Group on IT Governance for ISO/IEC JTC12 SC40. Ray has been a Digital
Leader with World Economic Forum since 2016 and was appointed to the IEEE European Public Policy Committee on ICT in 2019 as the AI WG Lead for IEEE EPPC. Ray was also appointed in 2020 to the OECD Network of Experts (ONE AI) and is currently (since 2021) the Director of the European Observatory for ICT Standards (EUOS). Ray was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Big Data Value Association (2022) , appointed Vice President of the European Academy for Standardisation (2022), member of the EU-U.S. Trade and Technology Council Working Group 1 on ICT Standardisation (2022), and Standards Lead for ADRA (AI, Data and Robotics Association) (2022)