iso/iec jtc 1 — information technology 

jtc 1 is the standards development environment where experts come together to develop worldwide information and communication technology (ict) standards for business and consumer applications.

additionally, jtc 1 provides the standards approval environment for integrating diverse and complex ict technologies. these standards rely upon the core infrastructure technologies developed by jtc 1 centers of expertise complemented by specifications developed in other organizations.

for more information:

jtc1 vision, mission and principles
jtc1 vision, mission and principles
jtc 1 business plan
jtc 1 business plan

jtc 1 chairperson

phill wennblom chair jtc1
phil wennblom
iso/iec jtc1

jtc 1 secretary

lisa rajchel jtc 1
lisa rajchel
iso/iec jtc 1


since its inception in 1987, jtc 1 has brought about a number of very successful and relevant ict standards in the fields of multimedia (e.g.: mpeg), ic cards ("smart cards"), ict security, database query and programming languages as well as character sets, to name just a few.

the final report of the jtc 1 study group on cloud computing (sgcc) is now available.  the report, prepared by jtc 1/sc 38 (distributed application platforms and services) identifies the future work of jtc 1/sc 38 in the area of cloud computing, and provides a basis for jtc 1/sc 38 working with other relevant jtc1 sub committees and with groups in other standards developing organizations.

jtc 1 facts and figures

currently there are 3176 published iso/iec standards developed by committees in jtc 1 comprised of some 4500 registered technical experts from around the world. this page also includes information about scope, membership, published standards, work programme, business plans, committee structure and meetings.

jtc 1 releases preliminary reports on emerging areas of work:

iso/iec jtc 1 - big data. preliminary report 2014
big data.
preliminary report 2014
iso/iec jtc1 internet of things report
internet of things. preliminary report 2014

annexes to the report [zip file]

iso/iec jtc 1 smart cities report
smart cities.
preliminary report 2014

interviews with jtc 1 subcommittee chairs

  • walter fumy
    chairman of iso/iec jtc 1/sc 27, it security techniques
  • don deutsch
    chairman of iso/iec jtc 1/sc 38, distributed application platforms and services
  • john sheridan
    chairman of iso/iec jtc 1/sc 40, it service management and it governance