Professor Katz teaches a seminar in High Technology Strategy in the international arena and is Director of Business Strategy Research at the CBS Institute for Tele-Information (CITI). He is currently President of Telecom Advisory Services (www.teleadvs.com), a boutique international consulting firm specialized in providing high-level advisory services in business, policy, and financial strategies to telecom and tech companies, governments, and international organizations. He was previously CEO of Adventis, a global telecom consulting company. Before Adventis, Dr. Katz 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.
As an international telecom consulting executive, Dr. Katz has provided business strategy, marketing, and management direction to CEOs and top management of major telecom and technology companies. He has also worked with governments and international organizations to develop regulatory frameworks and policies, broadband plans, and national technology strategies.
He managed projects in the areas of demand forecasting, scenario planning, competitive analysis, market entry strategy, churn management, and new product development in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. In addition, Dr. Katz worked extensively in organization design, management processes, and telecommunications enterprise best practices.
Dr. Katz has published more than 30 articles. His book The Information Society: an International Perspective (1988) focuses on the deregulation trends in the worldwide telecommunications industry. Creative Destruction: Business Survival Strategies in the Global Internet Economy (2000) addresses recent discontinuities in the telecommunications industry and was translated into Japanese. He also published The Role of ICT in Development (2010). Dr. Katz is interested in developing forward-looking perspectives of the structure of the converged telecommunications and media sectors and in studying "institutional irrational exuberance" in high technology investment.
Licence in History, University of Paris-Sorbonne, 1979; Licence in Communications Sciences, University of Paris II; Maitrise in Political Science, University of Paris-Sorbonne, 1980; Maitrise in Communications Sciences, University of Paris II; MS in Communications Technology and Policy, MIT, 1981; PhD in Management and Political Science, MIT, 1985