I am an independent consultant dealing with policy and regulatory issues related to electronic communications. I am best known as an economist, but my academic training is as a political scientist (with a specialty in public administration) and as an engineer. I am based in Brussels, Belgium, and in Bonn, Germany.

Current and past private consulting clients have included the European Parliament; the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF); the International Telecommunications Union (ITU); national regulatory authorities of Bahrain, Jamaica, and Namibia; and various market players.

From July 2005 to August 2015, I served as a Director of WIK-Consult GmbH in Bad Honnef, Germany. In this role, I led many widely acclaimed projects for the European Parliament, European Commission, and various national governments and regulatory authorities.

From July 2001 to July 2005, I served as the Senior Advisor for Internet Technology at the U.S.  Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC loaned me to the European Commission during 2004 pursuant to a grant from the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Prior to joining the FCC, I was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for GTE Internetworking (Genuity), one of the largest Internet backbone ISPs in the world at that time. (GTE, a large US telecommunications firm, was subsequently merged into Verizon).

My work covers nearly all aspects of electronic communications policy and regulation. I am especially well known for my work with network neutrality; broadband deployment and adoption (both supply side and demand side); international mobile roaming; and spectrum policy, including mission-critical applications. As an engineer, I have been an expert in large scale network design, and author of a college textbook on the subject.

In 2013-2014, I had the honour of serving on a three expert panel advising Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on broadband deployment issues. I have been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Communications and Media program at the Florence School of Regulation (FSR), a unit of the European University Institute (EUI) / Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS), since its founding in 2009. I am a Fellow of the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), a research institute of the International University of Japan. I am a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), have served as co-editor for public policy and regulation for IEEE Communications Magazine, as a member of the Meetings and Conference Board of the IEEE Communications Society from 2001 through 2005, and as Vice Chair of IEEE Communications Network Operations and Management (CNOM). I served on the board of the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) from 2000 to 2002.

I am 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. Much of my published work is interdisciplinary, combining economic, public policy, and technological analysis. For a list of my publications, click here.

I hold 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.

This picture was taken at WIK's conference on the European regulatory framework for electronic communications in Berlin late in 2003. Dr. Neumann served as the Managing Director of the WIK until the end of 2014.

Scott and Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann, Berlin,

Scott and Dr. Karl-Heinz Neumann, Berlin, 2003