As an international telecom industry consulting executive, Dr. Raul Katz has provided direction to CEOs and other top management of major telecommunications, software and information services companies in the areas of business strategy, consumer/industrial marketing and general management approaches. He managed projects in the areas of demand forecasting, scenario planning, competitive analysis, market entry strategy, churn management and new product development. Dr. Katz conducted assignments in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. In addition, Dr. Katz has worked extensively in the design of organizations, management processes and best practices of telecommunications enterprises.
In addition, Dr. Katz has worked with governments and international organizations in the development of regulatory frameworks and policies, National Broadband Plans and National Technology Strategies. In particular, he has supported the governments of Colombia, Costa Rica, and Brazil.
He is currently President of Telecom Advisory Services, a boutique firm that advises clients in the interrelated fields of strategy and regulation. He was previously CEO of Adventis, a telecommunications consulting company with offices in New York, Boston, London, Berlin and Shanghai. Before joining Adventis, he was a Lead Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was a member of the firm’s Leadership Team and Head of the US and Latin America telecommunication practices.
Dr. Katz received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Political Science and an M.S. in Communications Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, he holds a Licence in History and a Maîtrise in Political Science from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, as well as a Licence and a Maîtrise (with honors) in Communication Sciences from the University of Paris.
He is a Director of Business Strategy Research at Columbia University’s Center for Tele-Information, an Adjunct Professor in Columbia Business Scholl Division of Finance and Economics, and a Visiting Professor at the Universidad de San Andres in Argentina. He currently teaches courses on Competitive Strategy for High Technology Companies, and Consulting in the Telecommunications and Media Industries.
Dr. Katz has published articles in journals such as Telecommunications Policy, Telephony, Strategy and Business, Communications and Strategies, Interconomics, America’s Network and The Information Society. His book The Information Society: an International Perspective, focusing on the deregulation trends in the worldwide telecommunications industry was published in 1988. His book Creative Destruction: Business Survival Strategies in the Global Internet Economy, addressing recent discontinuities in the telecommunications industry, was published in 2000, and translated into Japanese. His book The Role of ICT in Development was published in 2010.
He is fluent in English, French and Spanish. He currently lives in New York and has lived in France, in addition to his native country of Argentina.