Cristina Bueti is the ITU Focal Point on Smart Sustainable Cities. She is also the Counsellor of ITU-T Study Group 20, “Internet of things (IoT) and smart cities and communities (SC&C)”, and the Counsellor of the Focus Group on Metaverse at the ITU. She also serves as TSB/ITU focal point for Latin America.
Cristina Bueti graduated from the Faculty of Political Science, Law, and International Cooperation and Development of the University of Florence, where she completed postgraduate studies in International Cooperation and Telecommunications Law in Europe. She also specializes in Environmental Law with a particular focus on Telecommunications.
In 2003, Ms. Bueti built on her academic credentials by completing a specialized peacekeeping and international cooperation course focusing on telecommunications at the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, before joining the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva in January 2004.
As part of International Women’s Day 2016, she was named one of the twenty Geneva-based inspirational women working to protect the environment. She has authored over 40 reports on telecommunication issues. A native Italian speaker, Cristina is also fluent in English, French, and Spanish.