Director of Standards and Technology
As SIA’s director of standards and technology, Edison Shen manages and administers SIA’s standards and technical program activities; coordinates with other standards organizations that impact the SIA standards program of work; liaises with the SIA standards committee, subcommittees and working groups to set agendas and build consensus; develops cybersecurity and security technology content for SIA members; researches standards activities and complementary programming; and manages the SIA Standards team. Shen spearheads SIA programs like the SIA Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) standard and its related OSDP Boot Camp and OSDP Verified offerings, as well as projects that align security technologies with industry best practices, standards and guidelines. He also serves as the SIA staff liaison for the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board, which guides SIA members ahead of potential cybersecurity issues related to electronic physical security measures and provides prescriptive guidance and advocacy for new and existing cybersecurity strategies and solutions.
In his most recent role as a program manager in the Building Infrastructure and Transportation Systems divisions at the National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA), Shen was responsible for the management of technical committees and section operations, including the development of standards, guidelines and technical specifications through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) approval processes, harmonization of standards across North America and easing regulatory compliance across regions, development of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security-accepted standard specifying user needs and functional requirements for the procurement process and submission of code proposals for the National Electrical Code and International Building Code. He is also active in ANSI and IEC committees. Prior to joining NEMA, he served as the manager of the applied sector at the Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, responsible for the management of 15 certification programs, development of over 35 HVAC performance standards and guidelines and monitoring product regulatory rulemaking of national and international government agencies such as the U.S. Department of Energy and National Resources Canada. He holds a Master of Science in engineering management from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.