The DECT Forum is a non-profit industry organization, founded in 1997 and based in Bern, Switzerland.

DECT Forum Board:

Arend van der Weijden (Dialog Semiconductor)

Arend van der Weijden has over 30 years' experience in the electronics industry and is active in the field of wireless communication since 1995. He was one of the founders of SiTel semiconductor and as a member of the management team responsible for Sales and Marketing. After the acquisition of SiTel by Dialog Semiconductor Arend is now Vice-President, managing the Business Unit Audio and Voice. Arend holds a BSc in electronics from Fontys University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and a MBA from Henley Business School in the UK.

Christian Schepke (Gigaset) / CFO

Christian holds a diploma in electric engineering. He has 20 years experience as a professional in the internet and telecommunication industry.
Jens Christian Lindof (RTX)

Jens Christian has 30 years experience with wireless and RF technology, and holds an M.Sc.EE degree within telecommunication. In the early 90’es he was involved in developing some of the worlds first cell phones, and worked for many years with Texas Instruments on their cellular chipset development and reference designs, before working for a few years in Canada and US as a manager of wireless design groups at Flex and Anaren Microwave. Since 2011 he hasheaded the RTX Design Services business unit and was 2019 also appointed CTO for RTX A/S.
William Berrie (Shure)

William started work at a Philips Telecommunications division on analog telephony products. This led to designs for ISDN key-systems including interfaces for the short-lived CT2 cordless technology. Subsequently he worked on ATM, VoIP, SDH and OTN systems. He started working on DECT systems when he joined TES UK, where he also worked on Wimedia Ultra-Wide-Band. Currently he works at Shure UK on microphone systems utilizing DECT.
Andreas Zipp (VTech) / Chairman

Andreas Zipp joined VTech Telecommunications Hong Kong in 2006 to support VTech’s transition into new business areas. Andreas is responsible for broadband business development, new technologies and innovation in VTech Telecommunications ODM business division. Prior to joining VTech Andreas had been CTO of Swissvoice. Andreas has over 20-years-experience in Broadcasting Systems, Multimedia and Telecommunications in various senior positions. Since 2006 Andreas is a member of the board of the DECT forum, in 2012 he became chairman of the DECT Forum board.


Business Development Director: Roel Ottink
Secretary / Marketing: Roland Schmidt





First NR+ Conference

May 24, 2022 - 1pm until 5pm CEST

Keynote PMSE: Simon Eley, BBC
Keynote IoT: Teppo Hemiä, Wirepas
Industry speakers will provide their views on different aspects of the new standard
Panel discussion with all speakers

Moderation: Walter Tuttlebee, WTIS

Registration is open: NR+ Conference

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