Brian Williamson believes in the power of ideas clearly communicated. His broad focus is the transformation of the economy and society via the effective use of ICT, and the strategy, policy and regulatory challenges of convergence. Brian has addressed issues in relation to next generation access investment and regulation, radio spectrum policy and markets and the development of over-the-top applications and open internet policy. Brian also has extensive experience of the application of economic impact assessment to policy appraisal. Brian sees innovative thinking as essential in meeting these challenges, and has contributed to the development and application of ideas including "equivalence", radio spectrum administrative incentive pricing (AIP) and "anchor product" regulation. Brian has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Physics from the University of Auckland.