ComReg Commissioner Byrne set to step down in 2012

11 Oct 2011

ComReg Commissioner Mike Byrne

ComReg Commissioner Mike Byrne, a strong proponent of Ireland’s potential as a testbed for next-generation wireless technology, is to step down from his role in the new year to become CEO of the Irish division of the global supply chain standards agency GS1.

Byrne held the chair of ComReg from 2006 to 2007. In 2010, he became the first Irish person to be elected chair of the European Commission’s principle policy advisory body on the use of radio spectrum – the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG), having previously chaired its working group on the benefits for Europe of the so called “Digital Dividend”.

Prior to joining ComReg, Mike was a director of Vision Consulting, the international ICT and systems integration consulting firm, where he worked with both public and private-sector clients, including many global industry players.

Byrne will take up his new role in GS1 Ireland in early 2012, after 10 years in ComReg.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years