Professor Dr. Howard Williams
Professor Emeritus Howard Williams held a chair at Graduate Business School, University of Strathclyde. His research has focused on issues of technical change, economic development and innovation in the OECD and emerging markets.
Professor Williams has worked as an economist and lead policy advisor for international organizations including the European Commission (DG InfoSoc), the World Bank and the Internet Governance Forum. He has contributed to a broad range of economic and policy debates about licensing, access regimes, investment incentives, wholesale market regulation as well as the application of competition law principles to the ICT sectors.
His work on mobile financial transactions is internationally recognized, and he has pioneered work on competition analysis in the Internet, especially with regard to search. At the University of Strathclyde Professor Williams created and was Director of the Masters in Communications Management (MCM). He has held fellowships at a number of academic institutions including University of Bocconi (Milan) and the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford). He is also currently an advisor to the Skolkovo Centre, Moscow.
Prof. Dr. Howard Williams is visiting the Institute for Information Systems to give a Workshop on “Private Blockchains” at the chair of Prof. Dr. Stefan Klein on May 23, 2017.