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ETSI General Assembly reelects Dirk Weiler as Board Chairman

At their 70th General Assembly held on 28-29 November 2017, ETSI members selected a new Board and reelected Dirk Weiler of Nokia as Chairman of the ETSI Board.
Dirk has held various ETSI leadership positions during the last decade. He has chaired the ETSI IPR Special Committee since 2008 and has been Chairman of the Board since 2014. Dirk served as the Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly from 2010 to 2014.

The EU will invest €450 million in this partnership under its research and innovation (R&I) programme H2020. In return, each euro of public funding is expected to trigger additional investments of three or more Euro by the cybersecurity market players represented by ECSO. In total, €1, 8 billion of investment by 2020 is expected to be raised.

The signature ceremony hosted by Vice President of Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip and Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Gunther Oettinger, gathered high-level ECSO member representatives of 48 public and private organisations from 14 different countries.

Timothée Mangenot, President of Eurosmart said: “Through this cybersecurity Public-Private partnership, the European Commission sets out an excellent initiative to strengthen the European cybersecurity sector. The raise in cybersecurity attacks over the last years is a severe threat for all the European economic actors, whatever their size. Europe deserves concreate measures to ensure highly secure and trustworthy digital environment. Eurosmart as a founding member of ECSO is fully committed to take up this challenge ”.

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