ETIS 20 Year Anniversay Booklet
16 January 2012
Posted by: Fred Werner
ETIS has reached its 20th Anniversary! For associations such as ours this is a remarkable result when one looks at the number of associations that have closed down due to lack of funding, relevance and, above all, lack of interest by the member companies. This proves to me that ETIS is truly unique and well worth all the work and effort that is put into continuing the organisation initially started in the early 90’s.
The objective of this Anniversary Booklet is to provide a short history and record of a remarkable organisation, ETIS, the ideas behind it and the motives of the people who were involved with it from its earliest beginnings until present time. It also tries to identify and describe some of the major underlying themes characterising the changes which have taken place since ETIS began, in the domains of telecommunications and information technology. On a lighter note, we have included various tidbits of sporting, entertaining and historic events, so that you can try to remember where you were at that time.
I sincerely hope that this ETIS 20th Anniversary Booklet brings back fond memories to those initiated this adventure and to all others who joined this incredible journey during the past years. Seeing so many positive outcomes to our activities really brings home the importance of our motto: "Sharing knowledge is our Strength!
We hope that you will find the contents of this anniversary booklet useful and informative. An electronic version can be downloaded at:
If you need paper copies of the booklet please feel free to contact the ETIS Central Office and it will be sent to you.