Paul Budde is the CEO of BuddeComm, an independent research and consultancy company, focusing on the telecommunications market and its role within the digital economy. The research offered by BuddeComm's worldwide network of senior analysts encompasses 190 countries, 500 companies and 200 discrete technologies and applications.
Paul specialises in the strategic planning of government and business innovation and transformation around converging markets, aimed at building smart communities ? e-health, e-education, smart grids, e-media and e-entertainment. He has been involved in discussions this national interest concept during meetings in the White House and with the FCC, the United Nations and the governments of the Netherlands, Australia, Britain, Qatar, Ireland and New Zealand.
He has assisted the UN in setting up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development of which he is now the is a special advisor and was the lead author of a report that was presented to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
He is also the founder and executive director of Smart Grid Australia and a founding board member of the Global Smart Grid Federation.