Alex Lightman is a well-known policy analyst in the fields of international relations, high technology, job creation, social media, and telecommunications. He has provided testimony and presentations to the U.S. Congress, the Departments of State and Defense, and the In-telligence Community (IC). His popular work on 4G wireless broadband, Brave New Un-wired World: The Digital Big Bang and the Infinite Internet, has become a reference work and college textbook. His articles have appeared in The Chief Executive, Internet World, The Futurist, Red Herring, IntellectualCapital.com, Field Force Automation, and H+ Magazine, and he has appeared many hundreds of times on radio and TV shows, including his Brave New Unwired World technology fashion shows, seen by millions in 25 countries.
Lightman has advised dozens of governments on technology, especially policy related to the future of the Internet, and provided transition plans for the New Internet (Internet Pro-tocol version 6) to the U.S. DoD and NATO. He was instrumental in the U.S. Government mandate to standardize the New Internet for all federal departments. Lightman is an MIT graduate and attended Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He has extensive experi-ence in IT, expert systems, foreign policy, and U.S. Congressional initiatives, the oil and gas industry, and international financial relations. In October 2010 he received the first Economist Innovation Readers' Award in representation of 4G communications, the technology that would most impact the planet in the coming decade.