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IEEE-ISTO Announces 2013 Board of Directors

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 01/21/13 -- The IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO), a federation of leading industry groups and consortia dedicated to the advancement of standardized technologies for the benefit of industry, today announced its 2013 Board of Directors, which includes two new additions. Allan Foster, VP Community, ForgeRock, and Michael Violette, President of Washington Laboratories and Director of American Certification Body, were newly elected to serve on the Board.

The IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors oversees the governance, financial, and strategic aspects of the organization, including the IEEE-ISTO budget, the IEEE-ISTO Business Plan, and the IEEE-ISTO Marketing Plan. Directors also serve to promote the benefits of industry and government organizations partnering with IEEE-ISTO.

Allan Foster has over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, comprised of executive management, as well as in depth technical experience. Allan is a strong advocate for standards and interoperability having served as representative on various standards bodies, ranging from ANSI committees (Smalltalk, C++ and Forth), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Liberty Alliance Project, Kantara Initiative and Oasis.

With over 25 years of experience in the field of EMC evaluation and product approval, Michael Violette is President of Washington Laboratories and Director of American Certification Body. Michael also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Council of Independent Laboratories (ACIL), RABQSA and on the advisory board for the International Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (iNARTE).

"With the addition of Allan and Michael's expertise, IEEE-ISTO and its federation member programs are well positioned at the board level," said Don Wright, chairman IEEE-ISTO. "Their guidance and leadership will undoubtedly well serve our member programs in the years to come."

2013 IEEE-ISTO Board of Directors


  • Don Wright, President, Standards Strategies, LLC


  • Marco W. Migliaro, President and CEO, IEEE-ISTO


  • Jon Adams, Vice President, Strategic Development, Lilee Systems
  • Allan Foster, VP Community, ForgeRock Inc.
  • Gerald T. Lane, Director, Open Source and Standards Project Office, IBM
  • Roger Martin, President, RJM Consulting
  • Yatin Trivedi, Director of Standards and Interoperability Programs at Synopsys Inc.
  • Michael Violette, P.E., President of Washington Laboratories and Director of American Certification Body.

IEEE-ISTO is the premier trusted partner of the global technology community for the development, adoption, and certification of industry standards. A federation of member programs, its mission is to facilitate the life-cycle of industry standards development through a dedicated staff committed to offering vendor neutrality, quality support and member satisfaction. IEEE-ISTO Programs span the spectrum of today's information and communications technologies. IEEE-ISTO is the recipient of the 2010 Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award which recognizes success in driving market acceptance, adoption and implementation of standardized technologies. For more information, visit

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