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The IET invites you to create, submit and share original blogs as it increases the availability of information, encourages healthy debate, and helps users to make new contacts. Our content policy plays an important role in maintaining a positive experience for all users. Please ensure you read MyCommunity’s terms of use. In blogging on this platform you accept that MyCommunity moderators have reserved the right to remove any submitted content. You also understand that contributions are to be made in a personal capacity, and do not contain unsolicited promotional material about products, services or business activities; or any other type of ‘spam’.
 

 

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A few days ago a colleague of mine brought to my attention an article posted on the discussion board of the Women Engineering Society Linked In site.   The post's title is " It's not just the glass ceiling that's holding women engineers down…" read more...
Posted by Aina Lleonart Piza on WomEng Sep 3, 2015 5:33 PM BST
This post is by IET President, Professor William Webb I’m now nearing the end of my Presidential term – just one month to go albeit the busiest of my entire year. This seemed a good point to reflect on the health of the IET as I prepare to hand over to our next President.   read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Sep 3, 2015 9:25 AM BST
Inside the corporate network, threat vectors are now known and where granularity might not exist mitigation efforts are created, through People, Process and Technology. Technology adoption is becoming mainstream in all aspects of life, emerging areas of technology use are listed below:   - Wifi Hacking - Mobile Network Hacking - ... read more...
Posted by Rimesh Patel on The Cyber Lens Aug 31, 2015 11:50 PM BST
Dear fellow members and active volunteers,   NOTE: The important bit is at the bottom!   The close of September will see the end of 10 years of service in IET governance roles that started when I was elected onto the Membership & Regions board, through my time on Council and finally my time as a Trustee.  I had previously helped out as ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Aug 27, 2015 11:53 AM BST
In case you missed the earlier blog post, I just wanted to let you know that MyCommunity is undergoing a facelift! With the engineering landscape changing, MyCommunity is an important part of the IET’s strategy to deal with this change. Companies are adopting multi-disciplinary working practices with multi-skilled and multi-national ... read more...
Posted by Janine Erlichman on MyCommunity Platform News Aug 26, 2015 9:41 AM BST
One of the questions we get asked about online communities is ‘Why bother?’ It’s a fair question and rather than giving you a list of theoretical answers we came across an example where virtual discussions in the IET Control & Automation Online Community became a physical event which will be taking place in September 2015. ... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on The IET Blog Aug 25, 2015 9:42 AM BST
On Friday 31 July, the IET’s first Engineering Open House Day took place at venues and businesses across the UK, giving young people and their parents the opportunity to go behind the scenes to see what it’s like to be an engineer and learn about the jobs engineers do.   Several high profile organisations came on board in support of ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Aug 12, 2015 4:10 PM BST
Considering cloud computing? Read all about it first, make up your mind after! read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Aug 6, 2015 9:11 AM BST
Dear Colleagues, I have been on the Board of Trustees for around 20 months now. I was initially invited to fill a vacancy and then stood for election as Vice President earlier this year, was duly elected, and now have an opportunity to serve you for a further 3 years. My day job is as Chief Executive of BRE- the Building Research Establishment- a ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Aug 5, 2015 9:40 AM BST
This post comes from IET President, Professor William Webb What is the right extent of democracy at the IET? You may be aware by now that one of the key elements of the challenge to our revised governance proposals is the extent to which all Trustee and Council positions should be elected. Let’s start by looking at what we are trying to achieve ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Jul 31, 2015 4:25 PM BST
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Nicely put, William. As you say, although the IET is not a business, it has to be business-like with its decision-mak...
Moving ahead with technology and capitalising on it is the way forward. The decision can be easy once the benefits ou...
Very interesting! It's not something I'd thought about previously, but as pointed out, there are so many ways that s...
good positive messages, reminding everyone in one place of some of our senior members' roles in Influencing (UK) go...
Thanks Elizabeth! I am glad you enjoyed the post. The differences between generations are a great example to show th...
 

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