Ken Krechmer is an internationally recognized expert on communications and communications standards. Ken 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. 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. He consulted on standardization strategies for clients including: France Telecom, British Telecom, NEC, Dialogic, Intel, Ascend Communications and Pacific Telesis and has also founded an electronics industry company. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of The Society for Standards Professionals.