Sign inMembership
background-logo-part-1background-logo-part-2
22/11/29

Bettina Funk from ITS elected as the new Chair of the ETSI GA!

On 29 and 30 November, ETSI held its 80th General Assembly in Sophia-Antipolis, France. The agenda included the election of a new Chair and two Vice Chairs.

Bettina Funk from ITS, the Swedish National Standardization Organization (NSO), was elected as the new Chair of the ETSI GA for a two-year mandate. An ETSI Board member since 2020, Bettina brings extensive experience in standardization at ETSI, 3GPP and IEC, both with the German Federal Network Agency and later with PTS, the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority.

Having an NSO representative chairing the General Assembly is a first in ETSI. This outlines the prominent role of NSOs in ETSI and is aligned with the new European Commission Standardization Strategy.

Bettina will work to ensure that ETSI continues to have a strong foothold in international standardization, as a stable European standardization organization. To achieve this, she will lead the change process previously initiated within ETSI.

Bettina’s goal is to help ETSI’s members bridge the gap between different actors at a time when social and political polarization is increasing, which affects their willingness to cooperate. With her strong belief in and experience in leading large groups with widely differing interests, she knows what it takes to reach consensus. With a goal-oriented yet pragmatic approach combined with great openness and motivation, Bettina is a leader who is trusted to keep ETSI abreast of the ever-changing world.

News22/10/06

Don’t miss Network X, 18-20 October 2022 in Amsterdam!

Network X is where the telecom and mobile industry comes together to spark powerful debates and connections. This is the new home of the long-running 5G World and Broadband World Forum, which will be joined...

News22/09/19

New report on IPV6-based Blockchain!

ETSI has just released ETSI GR IPE 012, a new IPv6 Enhanced innovation (IPE) Group Report “IPv6-based Blockchain”. The report outlines how IPv6 can be utilized by blockchain networks to secure direct peer-to-peer payments between...

Be part of shaping the communication of the future

Become a member of our network that brings together Swedish industry experts in IT and telecommunications to influence the development of standards.

Become a member