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Thursday, 05 October 2006 00:00

David Brunnen with Dr Arno PenziasDavid Brunnen, Founder and Managing Editor, Groupe Intellex, pictured here with Dr Arno Penzias (right) at a Parliamentary Information Technology Committee gathering in the House of Lords following Arno's lecture on technology evolution.

David Brunnen is managing editor, Groupe Intellex – an editorial resource focused on Networked Infrastructure, Creative Media and the Environment

As a pioneer for e-mail in the pre-PC 70's David Brunnen initiated Telecom Gold - the UK's first nationwide and international e-mail service.  In the 1980's his new ventures for BT included an advanced serviced office business, Network Nine, an audio-conferencing service, Rendezvous, and EDI*Net following the acquisition of Tymnet in 1989.  
As a Council Member of the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee (PITCOM) from 1989 to 1998, Honorary Fellow of BT's MBA faculty (1992), and Non-Executive Director at The British Library (1991-93), his formal and informal influence on the growth of e-commerce has extended well beyond BT with the formation of his own company (Groupe Intellex) and as visiting lecturer, conference presenter and contributor to many journals.

In 1993 he launched the annual UK awards for innovation in e-commerce in order to produce case study material to assist potential users (and suppliers) in identifying significant business developments using combinative technologies.  This awards programme evolved to become eBusiness Innovations and, in 2001, comprised three international programmes.  Its success led to many invitations to write and speak on topics such as Business Development, Knowledge Management, Supply Chain Management, eBusiness strategy and Collaborative Advantage.  The Awards Programme success has informed the creation of the UK's Digital Challenge Awards now (in 2016) in it's 6th year. 

In recent times he has designed the Groupe Intellex publications brand for business development of innovative enterprises and has undertaken major consultancy assignments in aspects of broadband services.  As a journalist he has been instrumental in establishing Groupe Intellex as an e-publication and now serves as Managing Editor.

He previously served as the Communication Management Association’s UK Forum Leader for Networked Services and was winner of the 2004 CMA Innovation award for the radical network design at the Northern Ireland Science Park (NISP).

He contributed to the work of the UK Broadband Stakeholders Group and was a member of the CMA's regulatory College.  He was a founding member of the Strategy Board for the UK's ScienceWise Programme, served as a Business Governor and Vice-Chairman for Eastleigh College of Further Education from 2003 to 2011, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a director of the Foundation for Information Society Policy (FISP).

His interests have included the deployment of innovative mobile broadband technologies, the development of an Open Access fibre network for Titanic Quarter and the definition of plans for an international media campus.  In 2010 his European projects included support for a major European study of innovative models for disease prevention and a contributing editorship role for the UN Broadband Commission's report 'A Platform for Progress'.

In 2011, in association with Marit Hendriks, he has supported the development of the NextGen series of events and the development of Community Study Tours.

His editorial work includes commisions for major telecoms companies, the development of academic studues and inputs to government and regulatory consultations.

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