Wolf-Dietrich Grussmann

Mr Grussmann is Head of Unit "Regulatory Coordination and Business" within the European Commission's Communications Networks, Content and Technology Directorate-General. This unit is in charge with developing policy and legislation with a particular focus on issues related to access and authorisation of e-communications networks and services, notably interoperability, interconnection, civil works, independence of regulators and new measures to strengthen the single market. The unit is also in charge of monitoring the implementation of the regulatory framework for electronic communications in 14 Member States and coordinates the infringement proceedings for the Directorate-General. Previously, Mr Grussmann was Head of Unit "Implementation of Regulatory Framework (II)" within the European Commission's Information Society and Media Directorate-General.

From 1992 to 1993 Mr Grussmann worked in the Legal Service of the Austrian Federal Chancellery, and dealt with the implementation of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and the preparation of the EU accession. He was Vice-president of the Federal Procurement Control Commission in Vienna from 1994 to 1998.

Wolf-Dietrich Grussmann is graduated in law and was assistant professor at the University of Salzburg from 1992 to 2000.

Crister Mattsson

Crister Mattsson is Director of the Swedish Broadband Alliance. He is also a Senior Advisor at Acreo, a Broadband research Institute in Sweden. Mr. Mattsson is specializing in Open Networks and strategies for city networks, including policies and business models. He is undertaking a research on city networks in EU, US and Scandinavia. Prior to Acreo, Mr. Mattsson was Senior Advisor at Ericsson, and before that, Market and Information Director at STOKAB, the city networks organization in Stockholm, the most fibred City in Europe. Mr. Mattsson has written a large number of articles and has also participated in many conferences on ICT-infrastructure as a public service on commercial terms.
He wrote the handbook of Broadband 2007 for the real estate market by request of the Swedish Property Federation.

Malcolm Corbett

Malcolm Corbett is the CEO of the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (www.inca.coop) linking public, private and community organisations promoting the development of next generation broadband in the UK. INCA brings together over 350 organisations active in the field.

Prior to setting up INCA in 2010, Malcolm ran the Community Broadband Network which he founded in 2004 to support local broadband initiatives through mentoring, advice and consultancy.

Malcolm has a background in the Internet industry. He was a director of the early ISP Poptel, where he co-invented the .coop global Internet domain. He has also been active in social enterprise helping to create Social Enterprise London and the national Social Enterprise Coalition.

Malcolm has a degree in Biochemistry from the University of Surrey.

Hafsteinn Jonsson

Hafsteinn Jonsson is since 2007 the head of Karlstads Stadsnät, the municipal fibre network in Karlstad, Sweden.

The business has since then been profitable, much thanks to strategic marketing and sales as well as cost efficient deployment. The fibre network is expanded into most part of the municipal area, even the rural parts.

Hafsteinn is also engaged in SSNf, The Swedish Urban Network Association, especially in operational and commercial issues. Hafsteinn has recently, together with several other municipal networks in Sweden, done a study on how to operate a municipal network in commercial and economical most efficient way.

Before joining Karlstads Stadsnät Hafsteinn has been in Telecoms since the eighties, both as self employee and within Telia-Group in Sweden and London.

In 2007 Hafsteinn was involved in breaking the world record in the fastest residential Internet connection.

Oscar Vinck

As director from Eindhoven Fiber Exchange, I am responsible for daily operations as well as strategy, marketing and sales. EFX works closely together with the Technical University of Eindhoven and several other partners.
As an independent platform, EFX connects both broadband infrastructures (FttH, FttB, FttX, DSL, Cable) and broadband service providers (internet, voice, 3play, security, health care etc). These connections run through our switching environment, which is spread out over the South of the Netherlands.
The knowledge, gained through connecting innovative infrastructures and service providers, is being used to support both companies and local governments to realize their broadband projects.

From 2003 till 2005 I was responsible for developing tomorrow's broadband services at Kenniswijk. The Kenniswijk project is a large scale experiment, involving broadband services and infrastructures (including Video on Demand, IPTV, VoIP, FttH, Wi-Fi, WiMax, 3G etc.).