Prof. John Walz

john-walzJohn Walz, 2012 President of the IEEE Computer Society, retired from Lucent/AT&T with more than 25 years of software and systems engineering-management leadership experience as Senior Manager, Quality Strategy, for Lucent’s Supply Chain organization where he was responsible for developing and deploying Lucent’s quality management strategy for Lucent and its key suppliers. As a Senior IEEE member, he was Vice President of the Computer Society Technical & Conferences Activities Board, and First Vice President of Standards Activities Board, where his teams’ revised products and services to provide increased value to the Society’s members. He also serviced on the Society’s Vice Chair of Software and Systems Engineering Standards Executive Committee, Chair of Planning Committee, and Chair of Bylaws. His first IEEE volunteer role was on the COMPSAC conference.

Mr Walz has coauthored three books on the use of IEEE Computer Society software engineering standards to support CMMI, ISO 9001, and Lean Six Sigma. Walz received his electrical engineering degree, and MS from the Ohio State University.

He has extensive experience in implementing process improvement techniques, including ISO 9001, TL 9000, Baldrige National Quality Award criteria, Software Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI), and IEEE Software Engineering Standards. He has experience in Business Process Management, Integrated Management Systems, Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and auditing, Software Assessments, Risk Management, and Information Technology (IT) process improvements. Mr. Walz is involved in standards development for ISO 9001, ISO 31000, TL 9000, and IEEE Software and Systems Engineering standards and participates in their committees.

  • ADCOM 2012 Keynote Presentation