Ken Krechmer started his technical career working as an engineer for several electronics companies in the 1960s and 1970s. After founding one electronics company and working in sales and marketing for three others, he began standards consulting in 1980. He participated in the development of the International Telecommunications Union Recommendations for Group 3 facsimile (T.30), data modems (V.8, V.8bis, V.32, V.32bis, V.34, V.90), and Digital Subscriber Line transceivers (G.994.1) as well as the related US national standards.
He was a founder and the technical editor of Communications Standards Review and Communications Standards Summary 1990 -2002. In 1995 and 2000 he won first prize at the World Standards Day paper competition. In 2006 he received a joint second prize in the IEC Centenary Challenge paper competition. In 2012 he received first prize in the IEC Centenary Challenge paper competition. In 2009 he was adjunct lecturer at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, where he taught a three credit unit graduate engineering course on standards. He was Program Chair of the Standards and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT) conference in 2001 (Boulder, CO), 2003 (Delft, Netherlands) and 2007 (Calgary, Canada); and was a co- Program Chair of SIIT 2009 (Tokyo, Japan) and SIIT 2011 (Berlin, Germany). He was Conference Chair of SIIT 2115 (Sunnyvale, CA, USA). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Palo Alto, CA USA
krechmer at isology.com