May 10, 2015
ISPCE 2015 (Product Compliance)
Monday, May 18, 2015
Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare
5550 N. River Road Rosemont, Illinois 60018, USA
Monday, May 18, 8:00 AM
Stephen Kirk, Vice President & General Manager, Consumer Technology Division, UL
Stephen Kirk is a Vice President at UL (Underwriters Laboratories) with worldwide responsibility for UL’s consumer technology business, which includes EMC, wireless approvals, interoperability, product safety, and software. After studying Engineering Science at Oxford University, Stephen worked for a number of years in the electronics industry; before becoming the co-founder of RFI, an electronics consultancy and testing business. He grew this business over a twenty-year period before selling to UL in 2010.
Stephen has a particular interest in the compliance implications of new and potentially disruptive technologies, with a particular focus on the Internet Of Things and the way technology is changing user’s expectations of words like “safe” and “secure”
Compliance, Innovation, and Leadership – A discussion of what the future looks like for compliance engineers in a rapidly changing World
We live in a world where technology development and innovation are moving faster than ever before. Many of these new technologies (such as the Internet Of Things, autonomous vehicles, and 3D printing) are potentially disruptive in nature and pose continuing challenges to compliance engineers. A key question for anyone involved in compliance is how to balance innovation and compliance. In particular, “How do we enhance user safety and satisfaction whilst embracing innovation?”
Industry standardization programs and compliance are key enablers of new technology. Not only does standardization allow manufacturers to gain the benefits of scale, but it also helps to underpin user confidence in the products and services that are being deployed. But existing standardization and compliance processes may be inadequate in a world where security threats and user requirements are evolving at an ever faster pace. If we are to maintain user confidence and safety, we need to ensure that our also compliance activities evolve and become increasingly agile – this will require leadership from everyone involved.
Whether you’re looking to advance your career or you’re just starting out, work at a start-up, or a multinational corporation, or need to learn the basics or the latest state-of-the-art design criteria, you should join over 200 industry leaders attending from all over the world. Make new connections, learn the latest global compliance requirements, and meet the rock stars of our specialized field at the 2015 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering!
Compliance 101, EMC Compliance, Energy Storage, Forensics, Failure Analysis, 3D Printing, Hazard-based Safety Engineering & Safety Science, Innovation, Leadership, Unmanned, Aerial Vehicles/Drones, Medical Devices, Fuel Cells, Risk Analysis Assessment & Management, Anti-counterfeiting, Driverless Cars, Components Case studies, Standards, Functional & Software safety, Product Liability & Recalls, Environmental Topics