The National Standards Authority of Ireland today announced that Professor Ray Walshe is the 2021 winner of the NSAI 1997 Award in recognition of his remarkable participation in the standards development work with NSAI over the years. The 1997 Award is awarded to members of NSAI Committees in recognition of the significant contribution to the standards work of NSAI over many years. Ray was nominated by Standards Officers Noleen Campbell and Barry Smith.
Speaking about the award Professor Ray Walshe said: “I am honoured to receive this award from NSAI. At the ADAPT Centre we not only support but are actively involved in the development of technical standards and recognise the importance of international standardisation activities for both the consumer and industries like ETSI, CENCENELEC, JTC1 and OASIS, working with companies like Microsoft, HP, Oracle, Huawei, and many more. I really am humbled and thrilled to receive this beautiful award.”
Ray holds numerous roles for ICT standardisation. He is Chair of Big Data Value Association Standards Task Force, Chair of Network Development at Gender Responsive Standards at the United Nations Economic Committee for Europe, Chair of the External Advisory Board of StandICT.eu, Chair of the Foresight Committee for EUOS, Research Partner in StandICT2023.eu and Co-Lead on ELITE-S Fellowship project for Emerging Technologies Standardization (Elite-Fellowships.eu).