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Don Wright

Standards Strategies, LLC

P.O. Box 910390

Lexington, Ky 40591

Phone: +1 859-396-7812

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I am the President of Standards Strategies, LLC, an Information and Communication Technology Standardization consulting firm. Previously, he was the Director of Worldwide Standards (retired) for Lexmark International, a leading developer of printing technology and products. He has 35+ years of experience in standards, engineering, software development and marketing. Since graduating from the University of Louisville with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu), I worked on the development and marketing of office printing products for IBM (12 years) and Lexmark (21 years).

I am a graduate of the University of Louisville's Speed Scientific School with Bachelor of Science (1978)  and Master of Engineering (1979) degrees in Electrical Engineering.  I am a member of both Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies.  During my later years at the University of Louisville, I became a student member of the IEEE and have continued to be an IEEE member for the last 38 years.

I am a Senior Member of the IEEE and currently a member of the IEEE Standards Associations (SA) Board of Governors and is its Treasurer.  As the SA Treasurer, I serve on the IEEE Finance Committee, a committee of the IEEE Board of Directors.  I am also Chair of the SA Awards and Recognition Committee.  I am a member of the IEEE SA Standards Board, its Patent Committee and its Procedures Committee and have previously served as the Chair of the IEEE Standards Board and as Chair of its Patent Committee.  I am the Vice Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board (SAB) and previously served as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Microprocessor Standards Committee, which is responsible for a diverse set of standards for parallel and serial busses, programming languages, cryptography and floating point arithmetic.  I am also Chair of the IEEE’s Admission and Advancement Committee, a member of the IEEE Member Engagement and Life Cycle Committee and a member the IEEE Awards Board.  I am a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Communications Society, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology.

Currently, I am Chairman of the Board of Directors of the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization.  I was one of the founders of and a past Chair of the Printer Working Group (PWG), a program of the IEEE ISTO, which develops and encourages the development of standards for the office printing industry.

Previously I served as the Chair of the Executive Board of the International Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS) which develops American National standards.  INCITS is the US TAG to ISO/IEC JTC 1.  As INCITS Chair, I served as the US Head of Delegation for the JTC 1 Plenary.  In addition, I was a member of the INCITS Procedures Board Committee, the US Delegation to JTC 1 Special Working Group on the Directives, the INCITS Study Group on Planning, the US Delegation to the JTC 1 Special Working Group on Planning, and the INCITS Finance Board Committee.

I was a member of the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for six years: 2008-2013.  At ANSI, I am a member of the ANSI Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee, the ANSI-ISO Council, the ANSI International Policy Committee, the ANSI National Policy Committee and the ANSI Company Member’s Forum.  I am also a member of the Information Technology Industry Council’s (ITI) Standardization Policy and Cybersecurity committees. 

Leadership Summary

Standards and other Publications

I am the author or one of several authors of the following standards and articles:

I am/was a significant technical contributor to the following standards:

In addition, I participated in/am participating in the development of the following standards and related projects:

I have authored or co-authored several computer industry trade magazine articles and given conference programs on:

My hobbies include the history of the computer industry, politics and digital photography.


Don Wright at his desk


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