TC of the future - how will the TC of the future work?
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About the topic
Worldwide developments in society and technology do not stop at standardization’s gates. On the contrary, they create new challenges and opportunities. This impacts on standards organizations operating within ISO and IEC and the experts who participate in standardization, and also on standards users. These are some of the challenges:
- An increase in convergent standards topics, with the need for more sophisticated coordination by experts and standards organizations, and, as a consequence:
- Increasingly complex cross-linking and overlapping of subject areas between standards committees and standards
- New technical developments with respect to virtual meetings and digital co-working
- New platforms (social media, standardization communities)
- The time available to highly qualified experts to devote to standardization work being seen as an increasingly scarce resource
- An increasing need for quick availability and timeliness of standards relating to new technologies or new business models
It is up to the standards organizations to address these topics if they want to be prepared for the future. This includes ensuring their competitiveness vis-à-vis fora and consortia. Answering the following questions may help:
- What currently prevents me from developing high-quality standards on convergent and innovating topics?
- What obstacles are there just because “it’s always been this way”?
- What (disruptive) solutions are there to remove these obstacles?
- How can IT help me solve the challenges I face?
- What should standards look like in the future? / What are the users’ requirements in respect of content and