LF AI Foundation Outreach Committee Overview
a) The Outreach Committee will include one appointed voting representative from each Premier Member. Each General Member may appoint a non-voting representative to observe and contribute ideas to the Outreach Committee.
b) The Outreach Committee will be responsible for the design, development and execution of community outreach efforts on behalf of the Governing Board. The Outreach Committee is expected to coordinate closely with the Governing Board and technical communities to maximize the outreach and visibility of the Technical Project throughout the industry.
c) The Governing Board may appoint a chairperson of the Outreach Committee or delegate responsibility for selecting a chairperson to the Outreach Committee. The Outreach Committee chairperson will be responsible for reporting progress back to the Governing Board. The Outreach Committee chairperson may attend meetings of the Governing Board, but, unless the Outreach Committee chairperson is a member of the Governing Board, the Outreach Committee chairperson will not attend as a voting member of the Governing Board.
|Member Company||Membership Level||Voting Eligibility|
Designated Member Representative Alternate
|AI for People||Associate||Observer||Italy||Matteo Fabbri|
|Amdocs||Premier||Voting Member||USA||Ofer Hermoni|
|AT&T||Premier||Voting Member||USA||Taylor Chapman|
|Baidu||Premier||Voting Member||China||Ming Xu|
|Ericsson||Premier||Voting Member||Sweden||Rani Yadav-Ranjan|
|Gemini Open Cloud Computing||General||Observer||ROC (Taiwan)||Yoyo Chiang|
|Huawei||Premier||Voting Member||China||*Jessica Kim|
|IBM||General||Observer||USA||Rosie Pongracz||Susan Malaika, Maureen Mcelaney|
International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP)
|Associate||Observer||USA||Alka Roy||Yassi Moghaddam|
|The Institute for Ethical AI & Machine Learning||Associate||Observer||UK||Alejandro Saucedo|
|inwinSTACK||General||Observer||ROC (Taiwan)||Joseph Wang|
|Nokia||Premier||Voting Member||Finland||Tommy Lindgren|
|NYU - CATT||Associate||Observer||USA||Shivendra Panwar|
|Orange SA||General||Observer||France||Jamil Chawki|
|Red Hat||General||Observer||USA||Dan Thompson|
|Tech Mahindra||Premier||Voting Member||India||Nat Subramanian|
|Tencent||Premier||Voting Member||China||Ludi Wang|
|Zilliz||Premier||Voting Member||China||Kate Shao|
|ZTE||Premier||Voting Member||China||Wei Meng|
* Current TAC Chairperson, effective September 24, 2019 - One year term.
Note: Graduate projects can arrange to have Observer representation on the Outreach Committee. To do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In various situations, the LF AI Outreach Committee shall hold a vote. These votes can happen on the phone, email, or via a voting service, when appropriate. Outreach Committee voting members can either respond "agree, yes, +1", "disagree, no, -1", or "abstain".
a) Quorum for Governing Board and Committee meetings will require fifty percent of the voting representatives. If advance notice of the meeting has been given per normal means and timing, the Governing Board may continue to meet even if quorum is not met, but will be prevented from making any decisions at the meeting.
b) Ideally decisions will be made based on consensus. If, however, any decision requires a vote to move forward, the representatives of the Governing Board or Committee, as applicable, will vote on a one vote per voting representative basis.
c) Except as provided in Section 16.a., decisions by vote at a meeting will require a simple majority vote, provided quorum is met. Except as provided in Section 16.a., decisions by electronic vote without a meeting will require a majority of all voting representatives.
d) In the event of a tied vote with respect to an action that cannot be resolved by the Governing Board, the Chair may refer the matter to the LF for assistance in reaching a decision. If there is a tied vote in any Committee that cannot be resolved, the matter may be referred to the Governing Board.
Additional information is available in the LF AI Charter.
For information on Outreach Committee Chairperson election results history, visit the LF AI Election Results History page.
The Outreach Committee meets on the first Wednesday of each month. The Outreach Committee meetings are restricted to members only (designated members listed above) per the LF AI Charter, but if you have a topic you would like to request to be added to the agenda please email email@example.com.
Outreach Committee members can view all past meeting content (decks/minutes) in the firstname.lastname@example.org mail list message archive in Groups.io. Effective 2020, Outreach Committee members can view past meeting content under the Groups.io files section for the outreach-committee mail list.