Embedded Executive: Ian Drew, Chairman, Foundries.io

By Rich Nass

Executive Vice President

Embedded Computing Design

October 19, 2022

Embedded Executive: Ian Drew, Chairman, Foundries.io

“Matter is a great standard, if you assume it’s just a starting point. Oh, and it’s 10 years too late.”


This is how the discussion started with Ian Drew, the Chairman of Foundries.io in this week’s Embedded Executives podcast. Ian, who is a long-time veteran of our embedded and IoT industries, sits in the cat-bird’s seat on this and similar topics. As you’ll hear, we went back and forth as to whether his comments were accurate.

Richard Nass’ key responsibilities include setting the direction for all aspects of OSM’s ECD portfolio, including digital, print, and live events. Previously, Nass was the Brand Director for Design News. Prior, he led the content team for UBM’s Medical Devices Group, and all custom properties and events. Nass has been in the engineering OEM industry for more than 30 years. In prior stints, he led the Content Team at EE Times, Embedded.com, and TechOnLine. Nass holds a BSEE degree from NJIT.

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