Marcus - J. Scott

Title: 
Stakeholder Group: 
Region: 
Workshop Theme: 
Biography: 

J. Scott Marcus is a Director, Department Manager and Senior Consultant for WIK-Consult GmbH (the consulting arm of the WIK, a research institute in economics and regulatory policy for network industries, located in Bad Honnef, Germany).  Previously, he served as Senior Advisor for Internet Technology for the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a position equivalent in rank to the Chief Economist or Chief Technologist. Prior to that, he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Genuity, Inc. (GTE Internetworking), one of the world's largest Internet backbone service providers at that time. Mr. Marcus holds a B.A. in Political Science (Public Administration) from the City College of New York, and an M.S. from the School of Engineering, Columbia University. In 2004, Mr. Marcus was attached to the European Commission (DG INFSO) as a Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
 
Mr. Marcus also works as an independent consultant. Clients include the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Mr. Marcus is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the new Communications and Media program at the Florence School of Regulation (FSR), a unit of the European Union Institute (EUI) / Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). He is also a Fellow of GLOCOM (the Center for Global Communications, a research institute of the International University of Japan), and a Visiting Fellow of the University of Southern California's Center for Communication Law and Policy. He has served as co-editor for public policy and regulation for IEEE Communications Magazine. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He served on the board of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) from 2000 to 2002, on the Meetings and Conference Board of the IEEE Communications Society from 2001 through 2005, and as Chair of IEEE CNOM. He is the author of numerous papers and of a book on data network design: Designing Wide Area Networks and Internetworks: A Practical Guide, Addison Wesley, 1999.