Quality infrastructure is crucial for the effective operation of both domestic and international markets. It relies on metrology, standardization, accreditation, conformity assessment and market surveillance, but what exactly is quality infrastructure?
During a recent visit to the IEC, Michael Mulquin, Chair of the IEC Systems committee on Smart cities, shared his thoughts on how we define smart cities, the role of technology and data and the importance of standards.
The ITU, in partnership with the IEC and ISO, is organizing the World Smart City Forum in Santa Fe, Argentina. This event brings together regulators, academics, industry as well as experts in smart city standardization.
All eyes are on Katowice in Poland ahead of COP24, due to start on December 2. Climate change, never far away from the headlines, is expected to become one of the major focuses of the news agenda in coming days.
Johan J. Smit is the new Chair of IEC Technical Committee (TC) 112: Evaluation and qualification of electrical insulating materials and systems. He is a leading R&D expert in electrical power systems and cryogenic insulation.