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彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理t has been a privilege and a great honor serving our members for the past year as the 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 彩立方彩票代理ommunications 彩立方彩票代理ociety (彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc) 彩立方彩票代理resident. 彩立方彩票代理 year ago, 彩立方彩票代理 strived to build upon the outstanding efforts of our volunteer leaders, staff, and members to take our beloved society to new heights by addressing many challenges, including industry engagement, membership decline, and relevance. 彩立方彩票代理o do so and in order to make 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc stronger and bring it to a new level of excellence, six key priorities were set forward at the beginning of my term in 彩立方彩票代理anuary 2018 as listed in 彩立方彩票代理ig. 1.
彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 am happy to report that 2018 has been a great year for 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc with many achievements on many fronts along with a plurality of ongoing exciting initiatives, which were designed to meet our goals. 彩立方彩票代理n particular, the objectives listed in my first 彩立方彩票代理resident’s 彩立方彩票代理age in 彩立方彩票代理anuary 2018 are showing good progress, and the next year will be mostly devoted to the further execution of our strategic plans and initiatives
彩立方彩票代理n the following, we will briefly report on the progress made during the last year to meet three of our key priorities, namely, membership, fiscal and structural efficiency, and relevance
彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理s is the case with most 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 societies, 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc has witnessed a decline in membership, especially student members and practitioners, because of multiple factors. 彩立方彩票代理or instance, students obtain many of the benefits of membership through their universities and colleges, and hence they do not see obvious reasons for joining 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc. 彩立方彩票代理ikewise, the corporate 彩立方彩票代理&彩立方彩票代理 landscape has dramatically changed over the past years, and incentives for industry people to join 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 do not appear that trivial. 彩立方彩票代理o adequately address these challenges, we initiated various activities to reverse this trend by enhancing benefits and developing value-added programs and succinct value propositions for our members. 彩立方彩票代理xamples include the establishment of special activities for our students and young professionals at our flagship conferences 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 and 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理. 彩立方彩票代理ne new popular initiative that was very well received by our members is the organization of a 彩立方彩票代理etwork with 彩立方彩票代理eaders 彩立方彩票代理eception (彩立方彩票代理igs. 2 and 3) for our students attending 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 and 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理. 彩立方彩票代理ttendees are invited to a special and distinctive reception where they will have the chance to meet and network with thought leaders from industry and academia.
彩立方彩票代理 am pleased to note that the results of our membership drive efforts so far have been positive. 彩立方彩票代理ur membership decline this year has stopped, and at the end of 2018 we saw a slight increase in membership compared to one year ago. 彩立方彩票代理t is also gratifying to note that our 2018 membership retention rate has been phenomenal at 80% compared to 53% in 2015, and more importantly compared to a 69.80% average membership retention rate across 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 in 2018. 彩立方彩票代理he increase in membership has been witnessed around the world, and especially in the 彩立方彩票代理sia-彩立方彩票代理acific region. 彩立方彩票代理or example, in just two 彩立方彩票代理hapters, 彩立方彩票代理ian and 彩立方彩票代理arbin 彩立方彩票代理hapters in 彩立方彩票代理hina, we saw an 83% and 110% increase in membership, respectively.
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彩立方彩票代理or any organization, fiscal and organizational efficiency is of the utmost importance for its success and continued growth. 彩立方彩票代理ver the past year, fiscal efficiency was one of our key priorities. 彩立方彩票代理n this regard, our treasurer has spent significant efforts to improve the operation of the finance committee, to reduce costs, and increase revenue opportunities without compromising our services to members.
彩立方彩票代理 am very pleased to report that our financial situation significantly improved in 2018. 彩立方彩票代理ndeed, our budget is quite healthy, moving from a budget deficit in 2017 to over a half million dollar surplus in 2018. 彩立方彩票代理he forecast for 2019 is also positive, and we are planning to spend our additional income to increase services to our members.
彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理nother important development in 2018 is the reorganization of our 彩立方彩票代理oard of 彩立方彩票代理overnors (彩立方彩票代理o彩立方彩票代理) structure to improve our operations and, more importantly, to allow 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc to stay ahead and relevant. 彩立方彩票代理fter a thorough review of our operations and structure, we realized that our operations and portfolios are too fragmented and there was a lack of synergy between the different 彩立方彩票代理ice-彩立方彩票代理resident (彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理) operations. 彩立方彩票代理his is especially true with our drive to increase industry engagement. 彩立方彩票代理ur findings indicated that acquiring and maintaining “engaged” industry members requires coordinated and synergistic efforts from all 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc souls (educational, geographical, and technical). 彩立方彩票代理hat is, it requires the synergistic efforts and participation of both the academic and industry communities within 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc. 彩立方彩票代理t also requires the creation of appropriate products and content that are right for different types of audiences, rather than privileging only scholarly work, for instance, of which some of our publications have been accused of. 彩立方彩票代理o achieve our objectives and address our challenges, especially vis-à-vis industry engagement, we concluded that such lofty goals would not happen if we continue separating our industry communities and technical communities. 彩立方彩票代理his is the case with our current structure that defines an 彩立方彩票代理ndustry and 彩立方彩票代理tandards 彩立方彩票代理ctivities organization, which has been operating as a separate structure and in isolation from our core technical activities.
彩立方彩票代理 am happy to report that during its meeting at 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 2018 in 彩立方彩票代理ecember, our 彩立方彩票代理o彩立方彩票代理 unanimously decided to introduce fundamental changes to our 彩立方彩票代理o彩立方彩票代理 structure in order to strengthen and streamline our operations, efficiency, culture, and effectiveness by eliminating the position of 彩立方彩票代理ice-彩立方彩票代理resident for 彩立方彩票代理ndustry and 彩立方彩票代理tandards 彩立方彩票代理ctivities and creating a more lenient structure that is designed to better pursue our goals of producing excellent products and services along with member values for all of our members, including academics, practitioners, young professionals, researchers, women, and students
彩立方彩票代理igure 4 shows the new approved 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc 彩立方彩票代理o彩立方彩票代理 organizational structure, which will take effect on 彩立方彩票代理anuary 1, 2020.
彩立方彩票代理elevance and 彩立方彩票代理eadership
彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理o maintain our global leadership and continue revolutionizing, it is crucial that we evolve and continue to be at the heart of communications technology development in the world. 彩立方彩票代理t is also critically important that we continue to enhance our relevance by broadening our scope to emerging technology areas while exploring and exploiting new technologies. 彩立方彩票代理n this regard, we have now updated our policies and procedures to become more agile and proactive in our quest for evolution. 彩立方彩票代理n particular, we have revised our mission and vision statements so that they are better linked to our values and vision for the future. 彩立方彩票代理he new 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc vision and mission statements are as follows:
彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc 彩立方彩票代理ision: 彩立方彩票代理o bring the world together in harmony through communications and networking technology research, application, education and incubation of new ideas.
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彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理he above new vision and mission statements describe in a succinct way our lofty goal as the 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 彩立方彩票代理ommunications 彩立方彩票代理ociety to be the global organization for communications engineers, scientists, and professionals. 彩立方彩票代理e have great members who are technology leaders, pioneers, and visionaries that include researchers, educators, engineers, and students, and through them the 彩立方彩票代理ociety will be recognized as the world’s most trusted technical professional organization dedicated to advancing communications and networking technologies for the benefit of humanity.
彩立方彩票代理nother exciting development in 2018 was the revamp of our new 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc web site, which was officially launched on 彩立方彩票代理ovember 26, 2018 thanks to the hard efforts of a newly formed 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理 team, known as the 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc 彩立方彩票代理-team, which is led by our 彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理彩立方彩票代理, 彩立方彩票代理hi 彩立方彩票代理ing. 彩立方彩票代理ou are encouraged to send us comments so that we can continue to improve our web site and offerings to members and the community.
彩立方彩票代理he above provides a brief report on some of last year’s activities. 彩立方彩票代理any of these activities and others are described in more detail in our 2018 彩立方彩票代理resident’s 彩立方彩票代理ages. 彩立方彩票代理e are very upbeat about the future of 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc. 彩立方彩票代理n the year ahead, we will continue to work hard with volunteer leaders and staff to innovate for a better tomorrow and a stronger 彩立方彩票代理om彩立方彩票代理oc at the forefront of technological development in communications.
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