Many sources of knowledge are nowadays available, but not all of them are really correct or valuable. The limited time that we have to understand the quality and relevance of each source is more and more limited due to the increasing urgency of solving theoretical and practical problems, both in the academia, the industry, and the government agencies.
Emerging technologies and applications are the future of the scientific and technological innovation and the essential foundations for the economic and social development as well as for a better life of people around the world.
IEEE should continue to foster them and expand the support to the scientific and professional community in these areas.
I believe that IEEE should always focus on the needs of people in our scientific and professional community, for technology advancement, innovation, and professional growth, as well as - ultimately - for the economic and social development and the benefit of the humanity. We are a professional association by people for people.