The International Day of Older Persons is celebrated on the first day of October to raise awareness about the wellbeing and needs of elderly people. The COVID-19 pandemic, which affects older people disproportionately, is overshadowing this year’s event.
Our world is constantly shaped by so-called mega-trends: trends that are broad, global, and dramatically impactful. No matter what lenses are applied, urbanisation is one of those predominant mega-trends, which is changing our cities and the way most of us live.
The joint IEC and ISO committee on information technology recently accepted a new organization as a ISO/IEC JTC 1 PAS submitter: the Joint Development Foundation. JDF is a part of the Linux Foundation, offering members a platform for the development of technical specifications.
Cities provide many services to its residents, from electricity and water to safety and public transportation. Data and technology can be used to enhance these services and improve the quality of life for its residents. This is the aim of smart cities.
UNESCO has designated 5 October as a day to celebrate our educators. And while many of us remember using paper and books to learn, increasingly, digital technologies are now available to help teachers educate the next generation of students.
World radio day is an opportunity to look at how advances in audio engineering are still shaping our lives. A revolutionary new technology called object-based audio could help people with disabilities as well as each one of us become more engaged with various media platforms.
IEC and ISO share the same commitment to our Joint Technical Committee (JTC) 1 on information technologies. We understand the strategic importance of JTC 1 Standards in these times of digital transformation. With the convergence of information and operational technologies which impact