Dr Bruce GRACIE, Chairman, ITU-T Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG)
Having completed a Ph.D. in 1976, Bruce Gracie has worked in a variety of capacities in the Canadian federal government responsible for telecommunications and information technology matters. He also participated in an exchange programme with the Australian Department of Communications over a period of 2 years. His current duties include chairmanships of various government/industry committees focused on the preparations for ITU conferences and assemblies (such as the 2012 World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly, 2012 Radiocommunication Assembly, and the 2012 World Radicommunication Conference). Among his recent responsibilities at ITU were the following: Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee at the 2002 Plenipotentiary Conference, Chairman of the 2006 Council, Chairman of the Radiocommunication Advisory Group from 2000 to 2007, Chairman of the 2007 Radiocommunication Assembly, and Chairman of the Administration and Management Committee at the 2010 Plenipotentiary Conference.
His current responsibilities include serving as ITU Councillor for Canada, as well as Chairman of the Council Working Group on Financial and Human Resources and Chairman of the Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG).
He is the recipient of several awards including the ITU Silver Medal for his chairmanship of the 2006 ITU Council, the ITU Gold Medal for his chairmanship of the 2007 Radiocommunication Assembly, and the International Telecom Career Service Award from the Canadian Telecom Hall of Fame in 2010.