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Communications of the ACM

ACM's Challenges and Opportunities

ACM CEO John White

Credit: ACM

ACM held a strategic planning retreat last November. The motivation for the retreat was the realization that while ACM is a large, financially sound, and increasingly relevant educational and scientific computing society, the ecosystem that supports scholarly and professional societies is undergoing rapid change, and this change is creating significant challenges.

The retreat involved an in-depth look at membership, publications, and conferences/SIGs. Over two days, ideas regarding future ACM directions emerged within each of these areas, ideas emerged that crosscut multiple areas, and ideas emerged at varying levels of detail.


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