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The purpose of the industrial panel is summarily stated as follows. This panel serves the goal of finding ways to increase industrial participation in the SMC Transaction journals. Only through industrial collaboration can the SMC society maintain financial solvency and an influx of industrial and academic minds into its constituent fields. It is our hope that the industrial panel will provide vision and direction with these ends in mind. Invitees to the panel currently serve or have served as a CEO, president, vice-president, or other ranking executive of a corporation or federal agency that has a vested interest in transitioning research; or, as a dean (any subrank), provost, president, or grant agent of an accredited North American Research University that has experience in marketing patents, or other research products such as software, etc. Several distinguished university professors have also be invited. They have special insight into technology transition, and have a track record of bringing in funding, as appropriate, publication (not necessarily extensive, which helps us to bolster our IEEE Transaction journals as one of the subjects of our planned deliberations). The panel will address, as its primary focus, how to increase the market share of our IEEE SMC Transactions (especially Part C), while maintaining or improving their quality, maintaining or improving their financial solvency, and publishing research that industry and government need done and can share in an open forum.