Chief Strategy Officer, Wireless Grids Corporation, USA
Dr Norman Lewis is the Chief Strategy Officer for the Wireless Grids Corporation, USA. Prior to joining WGC, he was the Director of Technology Research for Orange, UK. Prior to this Lewis was the Director of Technology Research for the Home Division of France Telecom and of Freeserve.com. He is the Chairman of the International Telecommunications Union's TELECOM Forum Programme Committee.
He was an executive Board member of the Communication Futures Programme at MIT and has acted as a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organisation on issues related to the Digital Divide. He was the founder and Director of Globalisation and Power in the 21st Century (GAP21); a not-for-profit organization set up in 1999 that aimed to bring industry, government, academia, policy makers, and civil society together to debate the social impact of information and communications technologies on 21st Century society.
Lewis holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Sussex, UK. Before going into the private sector he lectured at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of Sussex. He still lectures to the M.B.A. program for visiting Chinese post-graduate students, senior civil servants and Executives at the Institute for Higher and Continuing Education, Oxford University.
He serves on the Advisory Boards of a number of new and disruptive start-ups in Europe and the USA.
He is completing a book with leading UK sociologist, Professor Frank Furedi on the subject of digital children and their encounter with innovation in a risk-averse culture to be published later this year.