Dr Peter Blattner, CIE President, recently signed the Joint Statement of Intent On the digital transformation in the international scientific and quality infrastructure, on behalf of the CIE.
This joint statement is part of an ongoing initiative by the International Committee for Weights and Measures (CIPM) and its Task Group on the Digital SI (CIPM-TG-DSI) to develop and establish a world-wide uniform and secure data exchange format based on the International System of Units (SI). It provides a platform for the signatory organizations to come together to indicate their support, in a way appropriate to their particular organization, to the development, implementation, and promotion of the SI Digital Framework as part of a wider digital transformation of the international scientific and quality infrastructure.
At the time of signing this joint statement Dr Blattner commented that, "Digitalization is a profound change in our society. The International System of Units (SI) is the backbone for all areas of measurement and assessment. In order to transfer measurement processes into the digital world, harmonised approaches are needed to ensure traceability to the "digital SI" in a trustworthy way. The CIE supports this very important initiative and is ready to actively participate."