On 12 November, the IEC organized a networking session dedicated to conformity assessment (CA) in general and IECEx in particular. Participants from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America joined the session hosted by IECEx and IECQ Executive Secretary Chris Agius.
With the current coronavirus pandemic, certain medical supplies are in urgent need. Medical staff require personal protective equipment, nasal swabs are needed to conduct testing and a sufficient number of respiratory ventilators are lacking.
Coronavirus is continuing to spread around the world with at least 170 countries already affected. Our response to the pandemic is changing demand and consumption patterns for electricity as industrial activity slows and an increasing number of office staff are encouraged to telework.
Millions of people around the world are working from home, many of them for the first time, as more and more countries go into lockdown over COVID-19. But as remote working increases, so too does the security risk to sensitive data, systems and networks.
Advances in technology, such as artificial intelligence, could help to provide solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using AI tools such as machine learning and data analytics, researchers can help to track outbreaks, detect illness and eventually secure a treatment.