Michael Kende

Michael Kende

Senior Advisor at Analysys Mason; Digital Development Specialist, IFC

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Michael Kende is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Trade and Economic Integration and Visiting Lecturer at the Graduate Institute of Geneva, teaching a course on Internet Economics and Governance. Senior Advisor at Analysys Mason, a telecommunications and media consultancy. Member of Municipal Council in Collex-Bossy, Switzerland.

Former Chief Economist at the Internet Society. Previously partner in Analysys Mason and head of US office. Specialization in the economics of the Internet, with a particular focus on providing strategic advice on a wide variety of issues, including promoting Internet development and policy issues relating to the convergence of media and telecommunications. Ph.D. in Economics from MIT; Assistant Professor of Economics at INSEAD; and Senior Economist at the Federal Communications Commission.

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Growing the Internet 31 August 2016

Content Infrastructure: The new bottleneck

While access to the Internet used to be the critical bottleneck in many emerging countries, the mobile Internet has...

2016 World Development Report Shows Path To Internet of Opportunity For All Thumbnail
Building Trust 13 January 2016

2016 World Development Report Shows Path To Internet of Opportunity For All

Today, the World Bank released its annual World Development Report (WDR), this year entitled Digital Dividends. As suggested in...

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Internet Governance 18 November 2015

First Internet Society Discussion Paper on The Mobile App Divide

I am pleased to announce the creation of an Internet Society Discussion Paper Series, and to release its first...

Postal Services: The Future of Digital Trust? – Interview on Privacy, Data Ethics, and More Thumbnail
Building Trust 24 February 2015

Postal Services: The Future of Digital Trust? – Interview on Privacy, Data Ethics, and More

Last September I was invited to speak at the Universal Postal Union’s Post-Expo in Stockholm, Sweden. For an IT...

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Growing the Internet 12 January 2015

The Content Side of the Access Equation

As the infrastructure necessary for Internet access is becoming more available in developing countries, efforts to close the digital...

Community Projects 2 October 2014

SMART Rwanda Days: Boosting Local Content

The Internet Society is working with the Ministry of Youth and ICT in Rwanda on a study to help...

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