Pearse O'Donohue

Director Future Networks
DG CONNECT, European Commission

Pearse O'Donohue is Director for Future Networks in DG CONNECT at the European Commission, dealing with policy development in 5G networks, IoT, cloud services and the next generation Internet, as well the free flow of data. His Directorate is also responsible for funding research and innovation in these technology areas as well as innovative approaches to cloud to edge computing and 6G.

Before his current post, Pearse was Head of Unit for Cloud and Software, dealing with the strategic development and implementation of policy and research funding in these domains. His previous management positions include Deputy Head of Cabinet of former Vice-President Neelie Kroes and Head of the Radio Spectrum Policy Unit.