Colin Blackman

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Colin Blackman

Director of the CEPS Digital Forum

Dr. Colin Blackman is a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Director of the CEPS Digital Forum.  Colin has extensive experience in the field of regulation of electronic communications and forward-looking ICT policy in Europe and beyond. He is the founding editor of the international journal info: the journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media, and the CEO and founder of consulting firm Camford Associates, with clients including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the World Bank, ITU, OECD, Sweden’s Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Thailand’s National Telecommunications Commission and leading players in the telecoms, information and media sector. He has written extensively on important information age issues such as convergence, spectrum policy, innovation, and the role of ICT for economic growth.

Colin edited the Tenth Anniversary Edition of the joint World Bank/ITU Telecommunications Regulation Handbook. He is also Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and member of the Editorial Board of Telecommunications Policy, a journal he edited for over 15 years.

BSc Integrated Science Studies, University of Aston, Birmingham; PhD, Technology Policy Unit, University of Aston, Birmingham