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Oli Bird

Head of International Internet Policy, Ofcom, UK

Oli Bird

As Head of International Internet Policy at the UK Communications Regulator Ofcom, Oli Bird is responsible for Ofcom’s international engagement on internet regulation issues.

He has chaired pan-European work in the EU regulatory networks, covering spectrum regulation (RSPG’s spectrum strategy for IoT); broadcasting (ERGA’s Opinion on the revisions to the Audio-Visual Media Services Directive); and online (ERGA’s approach to self- and co-regulation and principles for the successful co-regulation of Video-Sharing Platforms).

Mr Bird represented CEPT at the ITU’s Plenipotentiary Conference 2018 in the discussions on AI and OTT and has recently been elected Vice Chair of the CEPT Com-ITU committee.

He has been at Ofcom since 2007 and previous UK-focused roles included directing Ofcom projects in broadcasting policy. He has also worked at the UK communications ministry (DCMS), and in the private sector.

Mr Bird holds degrees from Oxford, LSE and USC.

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