Norman Lewis

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Norman Lewis

Former Director of Technolgy Research at Orange

Norman Lewis was Director of Technology Research at Orange (part of France Telecom) until 2005. In 2007 he was appointed Chief Strategy Office for Wireless Grids Corporation of the US. In the same year he was appointed Chairman of the ITU (International Telecommications Union) Telecom Forum Programme Committee.

Norman Lewis has been a strategic pioneer in crafting innovation frameworks for the future application of information and communication technologies in society.

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Norman Lewis was Director of Technology Research at Orange (part of France Telecom) until 2005. In 2007 he was appointed Chief Strategy Office for Wireless Grids Corporation of the US. In the same year he was appointed Chairman of the ITU (International Telecommications Union) Telecom Forum Programme Committee.

Norman Lewis has been a strategic pioneer in crafting innovation frameworks for the future application of information and communication technologies in society.

At France Telecom, Norman Lewis lead a world class research team which conducted in-depth research of medium to long-term customer trends and their interaction with emerging disruptive technologies. He established an Innovation Management Network and became the France Telecom Executive Board member of the Communications Futures Programme at MIT.

From 1999-2001 he was Head of Research at CSCAPE LTD. His role at cScape (one of the leading Web-Integration companies in the UK ) was to help identify new business opportunities opened by the early development of Microsoft's .NET technologies. 

Norman Lewis became Founder and Director of Globalisation and Power in the Twenty-First Century (GAP21) in 1997. GAP21 was a not-for-profit organisation which aimed to establish a global debate about the impact of Information and Communication Technologies on 21st Century society. Its aim was to bring together government, policymakers, industry, academia and civil society in a global forum in a "Global Intellectual Olympics" on the future of technology and society.

From 1997-2000 Norman Lewis was Consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organisation. During the period of GAP21, Norman participated in numerous workshops and seminars with WIPO examining the relationship between the future of Intellectual Property and digital technologies. He advised the Thai Minister of Commerce and helped to establish the WIPO ASEAN Sub-Regional Meeting on Electronic Commerce and Intellectual Property symposium held in Chiang Mai in August 200 at which he delivered a keynote speech on Ecommerce, Intellectual Property and the Digital Divide.

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