Speaker profile


  • Mr Chuck Adams
    President 2009-2010 IEEE SA (Standard Association) and Founding member of the IoT development program, IEEE



Dr. Wilbert Charlton (Chuck) Adams, Jr. is the 2009-2010 Past-President of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). Within the IEEE-SA, he has served on the Corporate Advisory Group, Standards Board, multiple committees and ad hocs and is currently a member of the IEEE-SA Board of Governors and the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group. He is actively involved in the development of the IEEE-SA IoT strategy and was a founding member of the IEEE IoT development program.    Chuck is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Communications Society.  He is a founding member participant in the JTC 1 IoT program and is involved in other IoT communities..

Chuck retired from IBM in March 2009 after 41 years of service. During his last ten years he focused on standards management, with IBM corporate responsibility for worldwide standardization and intellectual property coordination, as well as global open source software policy management. His overall experience with IBM included communications, networking, office automation, and software development, as well as business and strategic planning, strategic process transformation, finance, and marketing. 

Chuck’s current responsibility is supporting Huawei Technologies as Distinguished Standards Strategist. He became a member of the Huawei corporate global industry standards team in June, 2011. 

Chuck received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University, a Master’s degree in Management Science from Lehigh University, and a Doctorate in Business from George Washington University. He has taught courses in electrical engineering and operations research, is a life member of Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical and computer engineering honor society, and a Life Senior member of IEEE. 

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