Open Computing Alliance
Tim Cowen is Chairman of the Open Computing Alliance an Alliance of companies in the information technology sector dealing with issues of common concern in Public Contracting, Competition and data transfer and interoperability between platforms and systems.
Tim is also a Fellow of Res Publica, the public policy think tank, Visiting Fellow of the British Institute of international and Comparative Law (Biicl), Member of the EU Business Affairs Council, and a Board member of the International Institute of Communications (IIC).
He is the outgoing Chairman of the Competition Panel at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and immediate past Chairman of the International Association of Commercial and Contract Management (IACCM).
He was awarded the title of 'Distinguished Visiting Fellow' at the European Business School in London in November 2008.
He is a Visiting Professor at the City of London Law School, the largest law school in the UK.
From qualification as a Barrister in 1986, Tim worked in private practice and industry; from joining BT in the early 1990s he held a variety of roles including General Counsel for BT's international businesses.