Augusto de Albuquerque

EU Delegation to Brazil, Counsellor for Information Society and Media

Augusto de Albuquerque was Counsellor to the Director General of DG CONNECT (Communications Networks, Content and Technology) and Head of the Task Force on Sector Strategy (2011-2012).

In the period 2005-2011 he was Head of the Micro Systems unit in the Information Society and Media DG of the European Commission. His unit was also in charge of the coordination of the ICT part of two new Public Private Partnerships of the European Recovery Plan: Factory of the Future and Green Car (ICT for the Fully Electric Vehicle).

In 1989 he joined the European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. He was Head of several units coordinating research in Fixed and Mobile Networks and Services for Integrated Broadband Communications.  He coordinated the research that led to the development of multimedia standards in MPEG and DVB and standards for fixed and mobile broadband Internet.