Gérard POGOREL is Professor emeritus of Economics, Institut Polytechnique de Paris-Telecom Paris Graduate School of Engineering, CNRS Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation. He is an international expert in telecommunications, media and the digital economy. He published recently widely circulated and influential position papers: EU Strategic Autonomy, industry implications in the changing world trade order (European Liberal Forum), 5G for Industry 4.0: Actors, Challenges, and a New Start for Europe, Convergence in Media and Telecom in the face of COVID-19 (Report to the Robert Schuman Foundation, co-authored with Augusto Preta), The new post-COVID-19 International Trade Order, Spectrum 5.0 Re-thinking Spectrum Awards for Optimal 5G Deployment, and a reference book The Radio Spectrum: Managing a Strategic Resource.
He co-founded the European Spectrum Management Conferences, acted as its Chair/Rapporteur, and is a frequent speaker in international conferences. He is an expert with the European Commission, and was Chair of the European Union Framework Research & Technology Development Programme Monitoring Panel, and Chair of the Monitoring Committee of the EU Information Society and Technologies Research Programme. He co-authored a report to the Prime Minister of Italy assessing the investments by operators in Broadband networks in the European Digital Agenda perspective. He participates in numerous international Government-level and regulation Authorities Committees and Scientific Committees on telecom and media policy and regulation in Europe and Asia. He is a Senior Fellow with the European Liberal Forum and Officier des Palmes académiques.