Francois Fischer is a senior expert in software development and Telecommunications, with a particular focus on standardisation, compliance testing and certification. He has started his career at Siemens in Germany, as software developer for the mobile network testing department. He was an early user of the Open System Interconnection model and the ISO methodology for testing (ISO 9646), in particular with the universal testing language TTCN. He joined FSCOM to work then as project manager, for the design of conformance test solutions in different Telecommunication domains like fixed and mobile telephony, Voice over IP (signalling, voice quality) and Intelligent Transport Systems. He was active member of many ETSI Specialist Task Forces and CEN project teams. In the domain of ITS, he contributed to standardisation activities at ETSI TC ITS before joining ERTICO – ITS Europe in 2011. As senior activity manager he is currently involved in different EC projects dealing with Cooperative systems, emergency Call, Advance Driver Assistance Systems or Automated and connected driving. He is representing ERTICO at the CEN and ETSI as well as the AIOTI and the 5G-PPP.