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ASME Announces Keynote Speakers for Impact.Engineered

Also Announces Award Nominees

NEW YORK, NY, Nov 18, 2020 – The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)’s Engineering for Change (E4C) has announced keynote speakers and award nominees for its fourth annual Impact.Engineered forum, a virtual event and networking experience, 9 a.m. to 2p.m. EST, Thursday and Friday, Dec 3-4, 2020.

Keynote speakers Asha Varghese, president of The Caterpillar Foundation, and Jenny Frankel-Reed, climate adaptation strategy lead for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will open and close the event with their remarks. Varghese, a thought leader in workforce readiness, international business development, and sustainable infrastructure, and Frankel-Reed, an advocate of technology enabling climate resilience, will share their unique perspectives on engineering pathways to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The only event that recognizes and amplifies the role of engineers in solving global challenges, Impact.Engineered offers participants the opportunity to meet and learn from engineers, social entrepreneurs, multilateral agencies, impact investors, industry leaders, and rising stars who are shaping the future of business and engineering. The two-day program includes a full roster of global thought-leading speakers – more than 60% of whom are women – in interactive workshops and presentations, a technology showcase, and awards reception.

The program focuses on “partnerships advancing the decade of action,” in recognition of the 2030 agenda for achieving the U.N. SDGs and acknowledging that global challenges from climate change to COVID-19 and economic downturn require technical solutions, workforce development, resilient infrastructure and public leadership to drive implementation. The virtual format creates new opportunities to connect with E4C’s global audience of more than one million innovators. Visit the event agenda for more details.

Impact.Engineered Awards will recognize “the best of the best” across several categories. The 2020 nominees are:

Winners will be announced based on the selection of an esteemed panel of experts, including: Phyllis Westerman, senior manager of Red Hat’s global services knowledge management organization; Shaun Stewart, CEO of New Lab; Joe Speicher, executive director of Autodesk Foundation; Heather Fleming, co-founder and executive director of Change Labs; and Jackie O’Brien, CEO of Engineers Without Borders (EWB)-USA.

Impact.Engineered will also honor the important contributions of the ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW) 2020 cohort of innovators and two Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge winners, who will exhibit their social impact hardware in the Tech Gallery.

“The change agents and thought leaders who participate in Impact.Engineering are truly inspiring in their commitment to improve the quality of life for people around the world,” says ASME Executive Director/CEO Tom Costabile, who will deliver opening remarks at the event. “ASME shares their belief that engineering and technological innovation can help solve many challenges for humankind and our planet.”

For more information, visit impact-engineered.org.

About Engineering for Change (E4C)

Now celebrating its tenth anniversary, Engineering for Change (E4C) is a knowledge organization dedicated to preparing, educating, and activating the international engineering workforce to improve the quality of life of underserved communities worldwide. E4C provides access to resources, talent and platforms that accelerate the development of impactful solutions and infuse engineering rigor into global development. Our diverse, global community of more than one million people comprises engineers, technologists, social entrepreneurs, and development practitioners.

Jointly founded by ASME and other leading engineering societies, E4C has attracted the support of a variety of partners and sponsors ranging from industry, academia, non-profits and multilateral organizations, and corporations including Siemens.

About ASME

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges.  Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.  ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. ASME recently formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community.

For more information, visit www.asme.org.

ISIE Acquires Techstree

NEW YORK, NY, Nov 10, 2020 – Clarivate Plc, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, and The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a globally recognized, trusted source of standards used around the world, announced that the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary of ASME, has acquired Techstreet.

Both ASME and Techstreet are positioned at the forefront of the $1.5B standards ecosystem, defining best practices for the industry, which is expected to reach a market size of $1.6B by 2023[1]. Now, these two organizations with complementary strengths and areas of focus will comprise one family, with Techstreet joining ISIE, ASME’s new for-profit arm. The combined expertise of these two organizations – along with their proprietary technologies and operational knowledge – will create unique value for the global standards community.

“ASME serves as an essential resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world who develop solutions that benefit humankind,” said Tom Costabile, executive director / CEO, ASME. “As a longtime partner and distributor of ASME standards, Techstreet represents a strategic investment and a core asset for ISIE, which will serve to create new and innovative products and services for the engineering community. The respective areas of expertise and resources of both organizations make the acquisition truly additive, with ISIE leadership committed to helping Techstreet further its well-established reputation for excellence. We welcome the Techstreet team and celebrate all they bring to ISIE and the ASME family.”

“For more than 20 years, Techstreet has built its reputation as a trusted global provider of industry codes and standards, as well as tools for effective standards management, with best-in-class technology and customer service,” said Jerre Stead, executive chairman and CEO, Clarivate. “We are confident that Techstreet will flourish under ISIE’s leadership and as part of ASME, which has for more than a century focused on maintaining and advancing the pivotal role of standards in helping the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges.”

He concluded, “Our vision at Clarivate is to improve the way the world creates, protects and advances innovation. Streamlining our offerings will help us better serve our intellectual property customers with innovative, integrated IP solutions across patents, trademarks and domain registrations.”

Techstreet: an ASME Company will operate independently as part of ISIE, the new commercial arm for ASME. Under this new ownership, ISIE and Techstreet will build on Techstreet’s leadership position as one of the fastest growing distributors of technical standards, establishing Techstreet as a highly sought after and trusted technology hub for engineers across the globe.

About ASME

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a nonprofit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education, and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. ASME recently formed the International Society of Interdisciplinary Engineers (ISIE) LLC, a new for-profit subsidiary to house business ventures that will bring new and innovative products, services, and technologies to the engineering community.

For more information, visit asme.org. 

About Clarivate

Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Their bold mission is to help customers solve some of the world’s most complex problems by providing actionable information and insights that reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing inventions in the areas of science and intellectual property. They help customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using their trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise.

For more information, please visit clarivate.com.