IEEE SA Open Names First Executive Director

IEEE, the world´s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) have announced Silona Bonewald as Executive Director to lead IEEE SA Open, a comprehensive platform offering the open source community cost-effective options for developing and validating their projects, the companies said.

Bonewald joins IEEE SA Open after serving as vice president of community architecture at Hyperledger, a global open source collaborative effort hosted by The Linux Foundation, where she integrated leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things (IoT), supply chains, and manufacturing. Other notable career accomplishments include, while with PayPal, pioneering the InnerSource process; for Siemens AG, creating a cutting-edge and Six Sigma-compliant e-commerce website; and for Ubisoft, creating an international content management system (CMS) architecture.

IEEE SA Open is intended to address common challenges faced by the open-source development community, such as lack of relevant engagement in projects, solution incompatibility, and complexity around intellectual property (IP) licensing.

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