DesignCon is an annual event that has become almost a pilgrimage for designers and testers of next-generation systems looking to get both a glimpse into the future as well as some hands-on help with the high-end problems they’re facing right now.
However, design windows are narrowing, and the time has come to take DesignCon from a once-a-year event to an always-on, peer-to-peer online experience. DesignCon itself will remain the yearly face-to-face manifestation of the conversations, interactions, and input provided on a daily basis on the DesignCon Community. That’s what makes the site so exciting!
With editorial leadership from the Community itself and regular input, blogs, comments, insights, and contributions from the experts “in the know” and those who wish to learn more, the DesignCon Community is a learning playground where members can connect daily and organically to guide the show’s development simply through the technical discussions and insights taking place.
Barry J. Sullivan
Barry Sullivan is Director of Program Development for the International Engineering Consortium. Prior to joining the IEC, he spent nine years at Ameritech, where he served as Director of Emerging Technologies. He has developed and delivered continuing education courses in communications technologies, and he guided the technology strategy for a start-up company delivering packet voice services. He was on the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Northwestern University for more than six years, and has taught there as an adjunct professor. He also worked as a member of technical staff at Bell Laboratories. He received the B.S.E.E. and M.S. degrees from Marquette University, and the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, all in electrical engineering.
Barry has served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, publications chair of the International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, and local arrangements chair for the Digital Signal Processing Workshop. He was also editor of THE BRIDGE, the magazine of Eta Kappa Nu. He has published over forty papers on topics in signal reconstruction and image processing.