New Years resolutions follow the same procedure as every year.
It’s “write more” this year again. Things noteworthy today include my appointment to the IEEE R8 Committee, in particular to the “Action for Industry” committee.
A similar position existed until two years back, when it was still called the “Industry Relations Subcommittee”. Outreach to industry is of particular focus for IEEE for a while already, while the committees recruit themselves from volunteers. One of the reasons this exists is that IEEE has a (felt?) dominance of academia in it’s membership, or at least in the active volunteer base.
And in 2017 it will be my honor to contribute in this role and change the world toward the better.