Gérard Pogorel is Professor emeritus of Economics, Institut Polytechnique de Paris-Telecom Paris Graduate School of Engineering, CNRS Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation. He is an independent expert in international telecommunications, media and the digital economy. He published recently widely circulated and influential position books and papers: Decoding EU Digital Strategy Autonomy (Co-Editor), EU Strategic Autonomy, industry implications in the changing world trade order (European Liberal Forum), 5G for Industry 4.0: Actors, Challenges, and a New Start for Europe, Spectrum 5.0 Re-thinking Spectrum Awards for Optimal 5G Deployment, and a reference book The Radio Spectrum: Managing a Strategic Resource.
He co-founded the European Spectrum Management Conferences, acted as its Chair/Rapporteur. He is an expert with the European Commission, and was 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 co-authored a report to the Prime Minister of Italy assessing the investments by operators in Broadband networks in the European Digital Agenda perspective.