How ETSI and 5G IA work together to converge research and standards

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Wednesday, 25th November, 2020
Guy Daniels, Director of Content, TelecomTV
David Boswarthick, Director of New Technologies, ETSI
Riccardo Trivisonno, Chairman of 5G IA Pre-Standardization Working Group, (Huawei)

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Research is complex, standards are complex – the best way to clarify in order to accelerate research uptake in standards is to share information about research and standards roadmaps.


Guy Daniels

Director of Content, TelecomTV


David Boswarthick

Director of New Technologies, ETSI


David has recently been named as the ETSI Director of New Technologies (NET), which involves tracking the latest ICT technology trends and relevant research projects in order to identify appropriate standards needs and opportunities for ETSI.

In addition, the NET team works on outreach initiatives towards the research and innovation communities, both in and outside of ETSI, as well as the landscaping of technology trends and engagement with key European research programs such as Horizon 2020 / Horizon Europe.

David has more than 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, which includes 20 years of experience in ICT standardization.

Riccardo Trivisonno

Chairman of 5G IA Pre-Standardization Working Group, (Huawei)


Riccardo Trivisonno (IEEE M’08, SM’19) is currently serving as Head of Network Architecture dept. for the Advanced Wireless Technologies Lab at Huawei Technologies, Munich Research Center. His research and standardization group focuses on 5G and B5G communication systems, in the areas of Network Architecture, Core Network and Network Management, delivering technologies to 3GPP and ESTI standardization bodies. He joined Huawei Technologies in 2011. He holds a PhD (2005) and an MSc (2000) in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Bologna. He has been chairing the 5G IA Pre-Standardization Working Group since March 2020.

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