Speakers

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Paul Andersen
Paul Andersen has been with egateNETWORKS Inc., a managed network service provider based in Toronto, since he founded the company in 1996. He is responsible for the design and implementation of the organization's IP network. He has served as Board Chairman for both the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (the dot-ca registry) and the Toronto Internet Exchange. Paul is a licensed member of Professional Engineers Ontario, and holds a B.A. Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. Paul joined the ARIN Advisory Council (AC) on 1 January 2004 to fill a one-year term, and he was re-elected in 2004 and 2007. He vacated his position on the AC when he was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2009, and he was re-elected in 2012 and 2015. His current term expires 31 December 2018.
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Cathy Aronson
Cathy Aronson has been an active ARIN participant since 1998. Cathy was also on the original ASO Address Council. Cathy acts as an advocate for address policy by volunteering to do many presentations to get involvement of other communities such as NANOG. She feels that cross pollination of ARIN with other RIRs as well as ARIN with other networking groups is essential to making good address policy. Cathy was most recently a network engineer at Cascadeo Corporation where she helped manage addressing and routing for a number of clients.

Previously, Cathy was a member of the technical staff at Packet Design, where she was responsible for operational aspects of their Internet scaling projects. Earlier Cathy was at the @Home Network where she was responsible for routing and IP addressing. She began her career at Merit, Inc. where she worked on the NSFNET Backbone. Cathy designed and implemented the OSI/CLNP for the Energy Sciences Network. Although OSI/CLNP was never widely deployed, the experience has given greater insight into addressing and scaling issues. Cathy served on the Advisory Council from June 1998 through 31 December 2016.

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Kevin Blumberg
Kevin has been the co-owner and CTO of The Wire Inc. in Toronto, Canada since 1999. He currently sits on the Board of the Toronto Internet Exchange as well as on the NANOG Program Committee. His past involvements included being on the Board and Executive of the Canadian Network Operators Consortium Inc. from 2010 until 2016. He served on the ARIN Advisory Council from 2012 until his appointment to the NRO Number Council in August 2016, and he served as Advisory Council Vice-Chair in 2015 and 2016. He’d been reappointed for a one year term for 2017, and Kevin’s current three-year appointment continues through 31 Decemember 2020.
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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly is the Public Affairs Specialist at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). She is responsible for ARIN’s public relations efforts that help achieve organizational goals. Jennifer plans and executes strategic outreach campaigns to generate interest in key topics through content creation, media relations, social media engagement, and relationship-building. She manages the ARIN Community Grant Program and was instrumental in getting the program off the ground. Jennifer also spearheaded the initiative to develop IPv6 case studies on TeamARIN.net and always enjoys getting the word out about people doing great work in the Internet community.
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Nancy Carter
Nancy Carter is the CFO of CANARIE Inc., a key partner in Canada’s National Research and Education Network.

As CFO, she is responsible for the financial integrity and operations of the organization, which includes the management and administration of CANARIE’s funding and program delivery; human resources; IT management; and all legal and contracting. Nancy also acts as Treasurer on a Condominium Board, and sat on the Board of the Internet Society Canada Chapter (ISCC) for four years as Treasurer. Nancy was elected to the ARIN Board of Trustees in 2017. Her current term expires 31 December 2020. She has served as Treasurer of the Board in 2018 - 2019.
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John Curran
John Curran is the President and CEO of ARIN. His Internet industry experience includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications. Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization's technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company's nationwide network. Mr. Curran also served as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization's strategic technology direction. He led BBN's technical evolution from one of the earliest Internet Service Providers through its growth and eventual acquisition by GTE. He has also been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having both co-chaired the IETF Operations and Network Management Area and served as a member of the IPng (IPv6) Directorate.

John is a founding member of the Board, having served since August 1997. He was reelected in 2000, 2003, and again in October 2006. As President and CEO of ARIN John is a non-elected full voting member of the Board.
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Owen DeLong
Owen DeLong provides IP-related consulting and training services to various organizations. Owen has been a Senior Network Architect at Akamai, an IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services at Hurricane Electric, a Senior Backbone Engineer at Exodus Communication before working at Tellme Networks and Netli in both Network Engineering and Operations, a consultant (C2 Company), and Senior Operations Architect at Vusion, Inc. Owen has been an active participant in the ARIN public policy process for more than a decade and has been involved in such landmark efforts as the creation of Provider Independent IPv6, moving the IPv4 PI boundary down to /22 and subsequently /24, special resource policies to assist in the AFRINIC startup, etc. Owen has always believed that ARIN’s role is the equitable distribution of IP resources and continues to work toward that end. Owen has a special interest in policy as it relates to IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 deployment. Owen was elected to the AC in October of 2007, and re-elected in 2010, 2013, and 2016. His current term expires 31 December 2019.
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Sean Hopkins
Sean Hopkins is ARIN’s Policy Analyst, where he assists the Advisory Council and the ARIN community in shepherding ideas for Internet Number Resource Policy through ARIN’s Policy Development Process and promoting community participation and understanding of ARIN’s policies.
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Kat Hunter
Kat Hunter has been an active member of the ARIN community since 2004 and began her first term on the ARIN Advisory Council in 2019. She manages the number resources for voice, video, and data for both the commercial and residential areas of Comcast. She also manages IPv4 recycling within the organization while new IPv6 space is deployed. Kat has a broad yet technical view of a large ISP down to end customers which gives her a unique view of the information and technical requirements needed to make inclusive decisions while working on policy. Kat has also spent time as Communications Chair for TechWomen Philadelphia (2017) and is currently a member of TechWomen South Jersey. Kat’s term expires 31 December 2021.
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Anne-Rachel Inne
As Executive Director Government Affairs and Public Policy, Anne-Rachel Inné serves as the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)’s primary link to Governments of US, Canada, and More than 25 Caribbean and North Atlantic economies.

Immediately prior to working for ARIN, Anne-Rachel was ICANN’s Vice President Government Engagement in Geneva, Switzerland.
She also worked as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Africa Regional Registry, AFRINIC, taking care of operations and Governments’ engagement in the Registry’s public policies process. Anne-Rachel worked at the IICD in The Hague, Netherlands (1998-2001) as several countries Programme Manager directing multi-sector social development projects that were early adopters of ICT/Internet. She produced and publicized Learning by Doing: Lessons emerging from the ICT Stories Projects for the benefits of the projects and the wider community.

She was a member of the Bureau of the African Group at the World Summit for Information Society (WSIS) as a representative of the African Private Sector and a Member of the Gender Coalition during WSIS. Anne-Rachel was an entrepreneur and consultant in the ICT4D sector and a founding member of the African Enterprise Network (AEN) in 1997. Anne-Rachel is featured as ICT Expert in the ILO/IOM book for the AUC: African Women at the Service of the Union. She is the recipient of several awards for her demonstrated immense commitment and continued engagement with African communities.
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Richard Jimmerson
Richard has been actively involved in Internet resource governance and education since the 1990s. As Chief Information Officer at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), his primary focus is to ensure all registry services and systems meet the needs of ARIN customers.

Richard began his work with the Internet in the 1980s as a U.S. Marine through his participation in projects that converted military systems to use TCP/IP. Since that time, he has built community engagement programs and services for both ARIN and the Internet Society with recent focus on the importance of industry-wide IPv6 deployment. He has communicated with thousands of companies about their adoption of new technologies and is a strong advocate of open Internet standards.
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Mark Kosters
Mark Kosters is the CTO of ARIN, responsible for engineering initiatives within the organization, leading both development and operations. Mark has over twenty-three years of experience as an applications developer, network engineer, technical manager, and executive. Over the last eighteen years, he has been a senior engineer at Data Defense Network (DDN) Inc., chief engineer and Principal Investigator under the NSF-sponsored Internet NIC (InterNIC), and Vice President of Research at VeriSign. Over his career, Mark has been involved in application design and implementation of core Internet client/server tools, router administration, UNIX system administration, database administration, and network security. He has represented both network information centers in various technical forums such as the IETF, RIPE, APNIC, CaribNOG, and NANOG.
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Louie Lee
Louie Lee has occupied leading positions in network operations since 1995. As the Google Fiber Numbers Administrator, he is assisting in the build-out of a national ISP to bring broadband to the home. Prior to his current employment, Louie built the Internet Exchanges at Equinix (where he spent 15 years), and operated Netcom On-Line Communications' network (later ICG Communications) for several years before that.

He has been active in the ARIN community since 2000. His service on the Address Council of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization began in 2004. During his 2nd term in 2008, he was elected to be Chair of the ASO AC – a position that he has held through 2016. And during his time as Chair on the AC, he also served on the first ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team in 2010.

Louie was elected for a fifth three-year term ending 31 December 2018.
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Wendy Leedy
Wendy Leedy is the Member Engagement Coordinator at ARIN. In her role she is responsible for membership and ongoing outreach to and support of ARIN members and the Internet community, including monitoring and identifying member needs and industry trends. She administers ARIN’s annual election process for the Board of Trustees and Advisory Council (AC), and promotes the selection of one ARIN representative to serve on the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC). Wendy also manages ARIN’s Fellowship Program.
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Alyssa Moore
Alyssa is the Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. She is responsible for developing and implementing the organization’s advocacy strategy, monitoring domestic regulatory affairs and legislation, and participating in the activities of international Internet governance bodies. Prior to this, Alyssa worked as a Policy & Strategy Analyst at Cybera, Alberta’s non-profit research and education network. Alyssa sits on the Board of the Internet Society Canada Chapter and volunteers frequently in her community. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carleton University. She was elected to the AC in October 2016. Her current term expires 31 December 2019.
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Tina Morris
Tina Morris is currently a Technical Program Manager at Amazon specializing in the strategy and deployment of IPv4 and IPv6 address resources. Prior to this Tina was working as a Network Engineer in the Cable Industry at Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks for 10+ years and she has been in a role focused on IP strategy since 2009. Tina was elected to the AC in 2013, was re-elected in 2016, and currently serves as Chair. Her current term expires 31 December 2019.
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Amy Potter
Amy Potter is currently a consultant. She was previously the Vice President of Hilco Streambank, where she led Hilco Streambank’s IPv4 address brokerage business. Amy works with ISPs, hosting companies, datacenters and others to acquire IPv4 address space and navigate RIR transfer policies. Amy led the creation of ipv4auctions.com in order to increase transparency and efficiency in the IPv4 market. Amy is interested in lending her expertise in the IPv4 market to help create policies that make sense in a post-IPv4 exhaustion world. Amy has a law degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University. She was elected to the AC in October of 2015, and re-elected in 2018. Her current term expires 31 December 2021.
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Joe Provo
Joe Provo is a network engineer, presently a Packet Slinger at Google. He has performed IP-based network and service design, engineering and implementation in one form or another since 1994. Joe's additional experience as a professional system administrator and programmer extends several years prior, to 1990. Joe has a long history of volunteer work. Whether for community radio stations, activist organizations, theatre productions, DNS registries, NANOG Steering Committee/Board, or within his employer he seeks to give back into every aspect that shaped him. Joe was elected to the AC in October of 2016. His current term expires 31 December 2019.
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Kerrie Richards
Kerrie Richards is the Founder of Business Growth Rocket (StartUp Coaching and Training) and is a founding director of VFJ Coding Ltd . She is the former Entrepreneur Development Manager for the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship - Caribbean. She has extensive international experience in Adult Education and Information Technology, and studied at the University of Technology Jamaica as well as London Metropolitan University, possessing degrees in Marketing and Business IT. Kerrie has sat on the planning committees for several international conferences, such as International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), and strives to ensure that policy perspectives are broadened to encompass the needs of developing Caribbean nations. Kerrie was appointed to the Advisory Council in November 2017, and was re-elected in 2018. Her current term expires 31 December 2021.
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Robert Seastrom
Robert Seastrom is a Principal Architect at Neustar. His industry experience spans a quarter century of engineering and management positions at small and large ISPs, hosting providers, and maintaining critical Internet infrastructure. Robert has held positions at Time Warner Cable, Afilias, Neutral Net, Inter.Net Global Ltd., Akamai Technologies, AboveNet Communications, and Digex, and built pioneering ISPs in Japan and the Republic of Georgia. His nonprofit service includes serving as a Trusted Community Representitive (Crypto Officer) for signing the DNSSEC root, cofounding and serving as first president of the Cambridge Bandwidth Consortium (a cooperative ISP in Massachusetts), the NANOG Board of Directors, and board positions with educational organizations related to amateur radio and firearm safety. First elected to the AC in October of 2003, Robert was re-elected in 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2015. His current term expires 31 December 2018.
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John Sweeting
John Sweeting is the Senior Director of Registration Services of the
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for the overall development, direction and operation of the department. Prior to
joining ARIN staff, he served 12 years on the ARIN Advisory Council, 6
of which he was the Chair, and 1 year on the Address Supporting
Organization’s Address Council (ASO AC). John served on the Consolidated
RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) team which was convened in
December 2014 to guide the development of the Number Community response to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group’s RFP.

John’s experience in the Internet industry includes building and
managing large global networks with international carriers such as MCI,
Cable and Wireless, Teleglobe, and Tata. Most recently John served as
the Senior Director of Architecture and Engineering for Time Warner
Cable, responsible for the selection and testing of all network
infrastructure from the core backbone to the service delivery platforms.

John also served 24 years in the United States Army and retired as a Chief Warrant Officer in the Signal Corps.
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Chris Tacit
Chris Tacit draws on over 37 years of experience in the communications, information technology and not-for-profit sectors, Chris is the founder of the firm Tacit Law, which provides legal and business advice to domestic and international clients who wish to obtain high-quality, personalized and cost-effective services. He provides legal, regulatory, and advocacy services related to all aspects of communication, Internet, technology and not-for-profit law and policy, and he assists clients with strategic planning, governance, risk management, business reviews, commercial transactions, intellectual property and privacy matters, as well as corporate and regulatory compliance. Chris is a: (1) member of the Bars of Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut; (2) registered Trade-mark agent in Canada; and (3) licensed professional engineer in Ontario. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, as well as Bachelor of Laws and Master in Business Administration degrees from the University of Ottawa. Chris has past and present experience as a director and officer of both for-profit and not-for profit corporations. He has published a number of articles and has taught at the post-secondary level. He was elected to the AC in October of 2014, and re-elected in 2017. His current term expires 31 December 2020.
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Alicia Trotman
Alicia Trotman currently serves as a Communication Specialist with Mission Critical Partners. She has advanced expertise in telecommunications regulations with specific focus on small island developing states, and has over a decade of expertise in providing ICT development, regulatory and monitoring policies, and mechanisms to promote and maintain a competitive Telecommunications environment. Alicia was appointed by the Advisory Council to a one-year term beginning January 2018 to fill Dan Alexander’s open seat, and was re-elected in 2018. Her current term expires 31 December 2021.
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Alison Wood
Alison is a network engineer for the state of Oregon, focusing on a diverse wide area network that serves over 40,000 customers. She has been in this role for almost 19 years and has truly enjoyed watching the evolution of the state's network from a disjointed mesh of dial-up to an advanced MPLS enterprise. Her duties include network troubleshooting, dynamic network analytics, pre-deployment application testing, and the broad duty of keeping the network up, fast and available. Alison was elected to the AC in October of 2016. Her current term expires 31 December 2019.
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Chris Woodfield
Chris Woodfield is a Principal Network Engineer at Salesforce.com, where he specializes on application edge and transit/peering architecture. Prior to joining Salesforce, he served architecture and engineering roles at Twitter, Yahoo!, and Internap. In addition to serving on the Advisory Council, Chris has been a member of the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG) Program Committee since early 2016. He holds a Bachelor Of Science degree in Mass Communications from Towson University. Chris was elected to the Advisory Council in October 2016 for a one-year term to replace the vacant seat held by Kevin Blumberg, and elected to a three-year term in 2017. His current term expires on 31 December 2020.
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Bevil Wooding
Bevil is the Caribbean Outreach Liaison with ARIN. He works closely
with ARIN’s community in the Caribbean and is responsible for
strengthening and managing ARIN’s relationship with the region’s
technical community, regulators and governments. He also raises
awareness of ARIN’s mission and objectives and supports delivery of ARIN
services to its members in the Caribbean. He serves in an advisory
capacity to several Caribbean governments and regional institutions,
including the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Caribbean
Telecommunications Union (CTU) and Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on
technology, education, cybersecurity and the digital economy.

Bevil is the executive chair of the Caribbean Network Operators Group
(CaribNOG) and co-chair of the Caribbean Peering and Interconnection
Forum (CarPIF), both volunteer communities dedicated to computer network security and management best practices.  He also the co-architect of the Caribbean Telecommunication Union’s pioneering Caribbean ICT Roadshow and served as Programme Coordinator for the initiative from its inception in 2009.

In 2010, Bevil was designated by the Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) as a Trusted Community Representative and designated as one of seven Recovery Key Share Holders.

In 2013 LACNIC conferred him its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in
recognition of his role in establishing Internet exchange points and for
his contribution to education and capacity building in Internet
adoption in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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