Mr Gerard Pogorel, Professor of Economics and Management-Emeritus
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications-Telecom ParisTech, France
Gérard POGOREL is Professor of Economics and Management-Emeritus, Telecom ParisTech, France.
He co-ordinates an Expert Group on future Telecom regulation at Center for European Policy Studies in Brussels. He is a member of the Jury for the Broadband Europe Award. He co-authored in 2014 a report to the Prime Minister of Italy on Broadband for 2020. He chaired the Scientific Committee of the “Spectrum & Innovation” Agence Nationale des Fréquences International Conference held in Paris in June 2013. He was a member of the Organo di Vigilanza, Telecom Italia Open Acess (2008-2012). He acts as co-founder and Chair/Rapporteur of the European Spectrum Management Conferences 2006-2015. He was previously 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 participates in numerous Government-level and regulation Authorities Committees and Scientific Committees on telecom and media policy and regulation in Europe, the USA and Asia. Gérard Pogorel is Officier des Palmes Académiques.
Mr Simon Forge, SCF Associates, UK
Simon Forge has over 25 years’ experience in the information industries, principally in the UK, France and Italy. He is director of SCF Associates Ltd. His strategy and economic studies have been drawn on by major systems vendors, governments, regulators and mobile operators for new directions, especially on spectrum policy. Currently he is working on projects in telecommunications, computing and their socio-economic impacts, exploring new radio and computing models and technologies with an emphasis on forecasting (using a scenario-based methodology). Recent and current studies include an analysis of the use by the mission critical sectors of commercial broadband mobile; an EU policy for sharing spectrum with an economic benefits analysis; use of licence exempt bands for novel smart grid technologies; a strategy for the release of the 700MHz band to
stimulate EU industry; cost analysis of mobile financial services; spectrum policy for a developing nation; an IT strategy for telecare and telemedicine for a sheltered care institution; and the development of wireless power systems. He has a PhD in digital signal processing, MSc and BSc in Control Engineering, from the University of Sussex, UK, is a Chartered Engineer, M.IET, sits on the editorial board of the journal Info and is a visiting lecturer at Chalmers Technical University, Sweden, in Digital Economics and the Computing and Software Industries.
Ms Imme Philbeck, Regulatory and Market Environment, ITU/BDT
Imme Philbeck has been working at the Regulatory and Markets Environment Division of BDT/ITU as an Economic Consultant in Geneva since April 2015. She is a telecommunications, regulatory and competition specialist with 14 years of international experience, working for and with regulators, international institutions, ministries and governments as well as private-sector clients and operators.
Prior to joining the ITU, Imme worked as a Senior Consultant for WIK, Germany (2009-2015), where she conducted a number of Roaming studies for different clients, including the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Roaming Working Group (“International mobile roaming across the GCC Region”, July 2013 – June 2015), the Australian and New Zealand governments (“Trans-Tasman Roaming: Service Costs”, Report for the Department of Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy (DBCDE) of Australia, the European Parliament (“State of the Art - Mobile Internet Connectivity and its Impact on e-Commerce”- a report for the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection, July 2012), and the European Commission (“Study on the Options for addressing Competition Problems in the EU Roaming Market”, July 2010 – December 2010). Furthermore, Imme served as a Senior Short Term Expert to the “Workshop on voice and data roaming in ASEAN” (September 2012) organized by the ASEAN Secretariat in cooperation with the European Commission through the Regional EU-ASEAN Dialogue Instrument (READI) Facility). As Bahrain Telecommunications Company’s Principal Economic Advisor, Imme worked on a breadths of regulatory, economic and strategic issues (including Roaming) from early 2007- mid-2009. Prior to joining Batelco, Imme was an in-house Economist at Ashurst (London, Frankfurt and Brussels) on cross-industry competition matters, including mergers and acquisitions, market investigations and anti-competitive conduct (2003-2007), prior to which she worked at the UK Office of Fair Trading (now Markets and Competition Authority) as a Case Officer / Economist within the International Mergers Branch, including a secondment to the European Commission’s DG Competition (then Mergers Task Force) (2001-2003). Imme studied at Humboldt University Berlin (undergraduate courses economics) and holds a doctorandus / MSc of International Economics from Maastricht University.