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Pearse O'Donohue

Director Future Networks

European Commission - DG CNECT

Pearse O'Donohue is Director for the Future Networks Directorate of DG CONNECT at the European Commission. As Head of the Cloud and Software Unit in DG CONNECT, he is also responsible for the strategic development and implementation of policy on cloud computing and software.

Until October 2014, Pearse was Deputy Head of Cabinet of Vice-President Neelie Kroes, the then European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda. He was responsible for advising the Vice-President on the development and implementation of policy on electronic communications, networks and services, as well as broadband, spectrum and other related policies such as Internet governance.