Welby Named IEEE Executive Director, COO
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Comments

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) announced that Stephen Welby will become its executive director and chief operating officer (COO), effective Jan. 2.

"Stephen Welby has the experience and passion to lead IEEE into the future," said Karen Bartleson, IEEE president and CEO. "He is a dynamic leader with a strong commitment to IEEE's mission. Working in collaboration with the board of directors, Stephen will help ensure that IEEE is universally recognized as the voice of the global technical community and an essential contributor to the development and implementation of emerging and disruptive technologies."

Most recently, Welby served as the U.S. assistant secretary of defense for research and engineering. In his role of chief technology officer (CTO) for the U.S. Department of Defense, he led one of the largest research, development and engineering organizations in the world. His technical experience includes development of leading-edge aeronautical and space systems, robotics, machine learning, high-performance software and sensor systems.

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