TAB Amendment Presentation

Apparently, the IEEE (major) Technical Activities Board (TAB) is not being given the right to post the presentation from their 2030 Ad Hoc committee that resulted in a vote by TAB to ask the Board of Directors to withdraw the 2016 Constitutional Amendment.  This is directly contrary to the policy being used to protect advocacy statements from being placed on the IEEE web sites and in the Institute “the Board has an obligation to share it’s decision with the membership”… apparently the TAB board is being blocked from meeting that obligation by the IEEE Board or Staff (observations of status by Jim Isaak)   Here’s the emails that support this conclusion, and a pointer to the “Secret” TAB Presentation (secret only because IEEE refuses to share it with the members.)

From: Emily Sopensky []
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 12:34 PM
To: Marc Apter; Martin Schulman
Subject: FW: TAB report

Marc and Marty

The VP TAB is being blocked from putting up these slides on an ieee website.


From: [] On Behalf Of Jose M F Moura
Sent: Sunday, July 31, 2016 10:43 AM
To: tab-tab16@IEEE.ORG
Subject: Fwd: TAB report

Dear TAB Members
I have not been able yet to get the attached posted on a website as promised in my email of 20 Jun 2016.

Find attached the slides presented at the June 17 TAB session on the Amendment and IEEEin2030 as per Motion 5 approved by TAB.

Best regards,
Jose’ M F Moura
IEEE Vice President Technical Activities

——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: TAB report
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:43:31 -0400
From: Jose M F Moura <moura@ANDREW.CMU.EDU>
To: tab-tab16@IEEE.ORG

Dear TAB Members
I attach the report requested by motion 5. The slides of the presentation by TABin2030 Chair will be posted shortly.

Best regards,
Jose’ M F Moura
IEEE Vice President Technical Activities

the TAB report is here: v5.open_release_TABin2030_for_TAB-meeting-Jun-2016.

One thought on “TAB Amendment Presentation

  1. Carry on!!

    We will defeat the power-grabbing.ill-thought amendment being railroaded while depriving major stakeholders from being heard.

    Ahead with the great work!

    I big “abrazo” to Emily and Marc.

    Best regards,




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