Jean-Paul Simon

JPS Public Policy Consulting

Founder and director of JPS Public Policy Consulting, a consulting firm specialised in media/ telecom law and regulation. He was previously Senior scientist at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), European Commission, Directorate-General JRC, since January 2010. Senior Vice-President, International Regulatory Strategy, Regulatory Affairs Directorate, Orange - France Telecom Group, September 2001- December 2006. From October 1996 to September 2001, he was head, European Regulation. Chairman of the European Public Telecommunications Network Operator’s association (ETNO) Markets and Technology Trends (January 2005- February 2006). Chairman of the ETNO Repositioning Task Force (July – December 2004.) set up to develop its formal “grand vision” on the mid-term future of e-communications and how to address this as a trade association. He was also chairman of the ETNO WG on Interconnection Pricing, 1997-1998. He joined the National Centre for Telecommunications Research (CNET), the research branch of France Telecom (research on public policies and regulation) in 1985. Previously, he worked as a consultant and for the newspaper industry (publisher). He holds a PhD in Philosophy (1975) and is a graduate from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) (econometrics) 1971. He has written several books and articles on communications and public policy. He is a frequent speaker on telecommunications and media in Europe and the USA.


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