ICANN Board Chair

Dr. Crocker is CEO and co-founder of Shinkuro, Inc., a start-up company focused on dynamic sharing of information across the Internet and on the deployment of improved security protocols on the Internet.

Dr. Crocker has been involved in the Internet since its inception. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, while he was a graduate student at UCLA, he was part of the team that developed the protocols for the Arpanet and laid the foundation for today's Internet. He organized the Network Working Group, which was the forerunner of the modern Internet Engineering Task Force and initiated the Request for Comment (RFC) series of notes through which protocol designs are documented and shared. For this work, Dr. Crocker was awarded the 2002 IEEE Internet Award. Dr. Crocker also holds an honorary doctorate in mathematics from the University of San Martin de Porres in Lima, Perú.

Dr. Crocker's experience includes research management at DARPA, USC/ISI and The Aerospace Corporation, vice president of Trusted Information Systems, and co-founder of CyberCash, Inc. and Longitude Systems, Inc. His prior public service includes serving as the first area director for security in the the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the IETF Administrative Support Activity Oversight Committee (IAOC), service on the Board of the Internet Society and the Board of The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC.

Dr. Crocker earned his B.A. in mathematics and Ph.D. in computer science at UCLA, and he studied artificial intelligence at MIT.

Steve Crocker was selected by the 2008 Nominating Committee to serve as a Board Member. He has been Chair of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) from its inception in 2002 until December 2010, and he served as SSAC's non-voting Liaison to the ICANN Board until being selected by the Nominating Committee. Steve's first term ran from the end of the 2008 annual meeting through the conclusion of the 2011 annual meeting. He was selected to serve a second term, starting in Dakar in October 2011 and running through the Annual General meeting in 2014.

Steve served as Vice-Chair from December 2010 until June 2011. At the organizational meeting following the regular ICANN Board meeting on June 24, 2011, Steve was elected Chair of the ICANN Board. He was re-elected Chairman of the Board at the organizational meeting held in Dakar on 28 October 2011.

Raul Echeberria

Executive Director of LACNIC

  • Raul Echeberria, a Uruguayan national, has been Executive Director of LACNIC (the Internet Addresses Registry for Latin America and Caribbean) since 2002.
  • Raul Echeberria was one of LACNIC's founders and served as Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2002, when he was appointed Executive Director, the position he still holds today.
  • Raul Echeberria has been actively involved in the entire process of the World Summit on the Information Society, participating in countless meetings and regional and international conferences.
  • Between 2004 and 2005, he participated in the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) created by the UN Secretary General and played a significant role in the negotiations that led to the Tunis Summit Agreement.
  • In May 2006, the UN Secretary General honored him once again, this time by appointing him to join the Internet Governance Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group, group to which he still belongs.
  • In June 2008, he was elected member of the Internet Society's Board of Trustees and he served as Chairman of ISOC's Board of Trustees between 2009 and 2012.
  • He is recognized for his contributions to the development of the Internet in the region, and his leadership has been instrumental in making LACNIC a key player, both at regional as well as at international level.


Chief Scientist at APNIC

Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at APNIC, where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies. From 1995 to 2005, Geoff was the Chief Internet Scientist at Telstra, where he provided a leading role in the construction and further development of Telstra's Internet service offerings, both in Australia and as part of Telstra's global operations. Prior to Telstra, Mr Huston worked for the Australian National University, where he led the initial construction of the Internet in Australia in the late 1980s as the Technical Manager of the Australian Academic and Research Network.

He has authored a number of books dealing with IP technology, as well as numerous papers and columns. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board from 1999 until 2005 and served as its Executive Director from 2001 to 2005. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, where he currently chairs two Working Groups. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society from 1992 until 2001 and served a term as Chair of the Board in 1999. He has served on the Board of the Public Internet Registry and also on the Executive Council of APNIC. He chaired the Internet Engineering and Planning Group from 1992 until 2005.


SSAC Chair

Patrik Fältström is Head of Research and Development at Netnod. Previously, Fältström was a distinguished engineer at Cisco, technical specialist at Tele2, systems manager at the Royal Institute of Technology, researcher at Bunyip Information Systems in Montreal and a programmer in the Royal Swedish Navy. He has been working with UNIX since 1985, DNS since 1987, and been involved in Internet-related standardization since 1989, both in Sweden and worldwide.

Fältström is one of the editors of the standards of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and E.164 number mapping in DNS (ENUM) created in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and was one of two area directors of the applications area for five years, followed by being a member of the Internet ArchitectureBoard (IAB) for three years and member of ISOC Board of Trustees 2006-2009.

He has been an appointed advisor to the Swedish IT Minister since 2003, member ofICANN Security and Stability Committee since 2005 and its chair since 2011. He is or has been a member of numerous other advisory groups and investigations related to Internet during the years, both public and private sector including ICANN, Packet Clearing House, Telio, HotSIP,Yubico, Swedish Regulator PTS, Telia-Sonera International Carrier, Tele2, .SE, Swedish Government and the European Comission.

Fältström holds an M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Stockholm. In January 2011, Fältström received The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, V class, from the President of Estonia.


CEO of MercadoLibre.com

Marcos Galperin, born in 1971, is the CEO of MercadoLibre.com

Marcos began the company while still in business school at Stanford University. Finance professor Jack McDonald had been helping Marcos to contact potential investors, and asked John Muse, an invited speaker and co-founder of the Hicks Muse private equity fund, if Marcos could drive him to his private plane. Before boarding his plane, Muse expressed his desire to have his fund invest in the idea and soon thereafter the company started. MercadoLibre received funding from JPMorgan Partners, Flatiron Partners, Hicks Muse Tate and Furst, Goldman Sachs, GE Capital and Banco Santander Central Hispano. In September 2001 eBay acquired 19.5% of MercadoLibre in exchange for eBay's recently acquired Brazilian subsidiary of Ibazar.com.br. In this transaction, MercadoLibre also became eBay's exclusive partner for the Latin American region.

He is considered one of Argentina's top internet entrepreneurs. In 1999, Marcos Galperin was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur. He currently serves on Endeavor Argentina's Board of Directors. Endeavor (non-profit) is a global non-profit that selects and supports High-Impact Entrepreneurs in emerging markets.

Honors and Awards

  • Chosen as Endeavor Entrepreneur 1999.
  • Marcos Galperín, founder of MercadoLibre, was chosen by the 20th anniversary edition (2006) of América Economía magazine as a "leader of tomorrow" and one of the 10 faces that will have people talking over the next 10 years.
  • MercadoLibre was presented with the "Renaissance Capital 2007 IPO of the Year" award by Renaissance Capital, a leading organization that performs independent surveys on new public companies. MercadoLibre was chosen from among 234 other companies that went public in 2007 because of its growth and profitability, its leadership position in a rapidly expanding industry, and the solid performance of the company's shares after the IPO, among other factors.
  • MercadoLibre was ranked No. 3 in the 2007 edition of the "Best Workplaces in Argentina" organized by Grupo Managers using the methodology of the Great Place to Work® Institute and sponsored by Clarin newspaper.
  • In April 2008, the Argentina Chamber of e-Commerce (CACE) presented Marcos Galperin, CEO and founder of MercadoLibre, with an award for his contribution to the digital economy of his country and Latin America as a whole.


President/CEO of the Internet Society

Lynn St.Amour is President/CEO of the Internet Society (ISOC). She joined ISOC in 1998 as Executive Director of its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) division, and has been responsible for ISOC's international expansion. She became ISOC's global Executive Director and COO in 1999 and held that position until her appointment as President and CEO in March of 2001. She divides her time between ISOC's offices in Reston, Virginia, and Geneva, Switzerland.

St.Amour has extensive experience in global IT and international business. Her background includes positions at the highest levels in international sales and marketing, strategic planning, partner management and manufacturing. She also has considerable experience in corporate restructuring and start-up management. St.Amour has spent most of her career working in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland, with significant long-term assignments in other European countries.

Prior to joining ISOC, she was director of Business Development and Joint Venture Operations for AT&T's Europe, Middle East and Africa division. She led the negotiation and development of several telecommunications joint ventures with leading European companies. She was responsible for managing the AT&T Unisource Communications Services joint venture - an alliance between AT&T, and the Swiss, Swedish and Dutch PTT's - to ensure alignment of strategic goals and achievement of operating targets.

Before joining AT&T, she held a number of management positions for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). As Director of Pricing for European Sales and Marketing, she was responsible for pricing policies and practices across Europe, Middle East and Africa, and was responsible for managing the transition from a wholly direct sales model to a combined direct and indirect model. She established the European Pricing Office, and built up regional channel management and pricing teams.

As a Corporate Strategic Alliance Director for Digital, she was responsible for a number of corporate-level strategic initiatives. In addition, she developed methodologies and processes to drive the analysis and development of partnership opportunities worldwide.

Earlier in her career she led Digital's corporate manufacturing restructuring efforts as the leader of the worldwide Capacity Management Team. These efforts reduced manufacturing/engineering headcount worldwide by 30%, the number of plants by 60%, and established management processes that remained the core of manufacturing for many years. Prior to that St.Amour was responsible for Digital's Sales and Product Forecasting for Europe's entire revenue stream - $3 billion in 1988. She also recruited and successfully managed a start-up group responsible for material planning and order fulfillment process for Digital's Personal Computer Business ($1 billion in 1984) and was project leader in a 2-year corporate-wide program which successfully reengineered and significantly streamlined manufacturing, order fulfillment and logistics processes.

A graduate of the University of Vermont, St. Amour began her career in information technology with the General Electric Corporation.

Virgilio Almeida

Secretary for Information Technology Policies of Ministry of Science

Virgilio is the Secretary for Information Technology Policies of Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation. He is also the chair of Internet Governance Committee (CGI) and chair of the Board of Administration of the Brazilian Research Network (RNP).

Virgilio is a Professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. His research interests include networks and large scale distributed systems. He held visiting professor positions at Boston University and Polytechnic University of Catalunya, in Barcelona, visiting appointments at Xerox PARC, Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratory-Palo Alto, and Polytechnic Institute of NYU.

Virgilio is a recipient of a Fulbright Research Scholar Award and a full member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and TWAS, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. He is also member of the Advisory Board of the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development -CNPq for 2010/2011. Virgilio was an International Fellow of the Santa Fe Institute for 2008/2009. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Internet Computing, First Monday and Journal of Internet Services and Applications.

Andrew McLaughlin

EIR at Betaworks

Andrew McLaughlin is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Betaworks, based in New York City. Andrew is a member of the boards of directors of Code for America, the Sunlight Foundation, Public Knowledge, and Access.

From 2011-2012, Andrew was Vice President of Tumblr, responsible for the international, community, outreach, editorial, marketing, and support teams. In 2011, Andrew served as the start-up executive director of Civic Commons, a new non-profit that helps governments build, share, and implement open-source technologies. From 2011-12, Andrew was also a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, teaching a course on "Freedom of Speech in a Digitally Interconnected World," and a non-resident fellow at Stanford's Center for Internet & Society and at Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy. Since 2011, Andrew has been a member of the Commission on Innovation of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors.

From 2009-2011, Andrew McLaughlin was a member of President Obama's senior White House staff, serving as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States. In that role, Andrew was responsible for advising the President on Internet, technology, and innovation policy, including open government, cybersecurity, online privacy and free speech, federal R&D priorities, spectrum policy, entrepreneurship, and building open technology platforms for health care, energy efficiency, and education. In 2008-2009, he served on the Obama/Biden presidential transition team, as a member of the Technology, Innovation and Government Reform cluster.

From 2004-2009, Andrew was Director of Global Public Policy at Google, leading the company's work on issues like freedom of expression and censorship, surveillance and law enforcement, privacy, copyrights and trademarks, regulation of Internet and telecommunications networks, wireless radio spectrum, national security, trade policy, patent reform, and online child protection. Andrew built and managed a 50-person worldwide team based in Brussels, London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Dublin, Brasilia, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Sydney, Ottawa, Washington, and San Francisco. Andrew was a co-lead on Google's Africa strategy and operations.

From 1999-2003, Andrew helped launch and manage ICANN, the Internet's technical coordinating organization, serving as Vice President, Chief Policy Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. From 1998-2005, Andrew was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. In 2002-2003, Andrew taught a course on digital democracy at Harvard Law School while working on Internet and telecom law reform projects in a number of developing countries, including Ghana, Mongolia, Kenya, Afghanistan, and South Africa. He was a co-founder of CIPESA, a technology policy think-tank and advocacy center based at Makerere University in Uganda. Andrew served as a member of the Board of Directors of Bridges.org, an international not-for-profit organization based in Cape Town.

Andrew holds a B.A. from Yale University, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

After clerking on the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, Andrew started his career as a lawyer at Jenner & Block in Washington DC, where he focused on appellate and constitutional litigation. He was a member of the legal team that challenged the U.S. government's first Internet censorship law, resulting in the Supreme Court's landmark 1997 Internet free speech ruling in ACLU vs. Reno. From 1997-98, Andrew served as counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 2000, Time Magazine named Andrew one of its Digital Dozen. In 2001, he was named a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. He is a fellow of the Young Leaders Forum of the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Demi Getschko

Engenheiro Eletricista

Demi Getschko é engenheiro eletricista formado pela Escola Politécnica da USP (1975), com mestrado (1980) e doutorado (1989) em Engenharia pela mesma instituição. Trabalhou no Centro de Computação Eletrônica (CCE) da USP (1971-1985) e no Centro de Processamento de Dados da FAPESP (1986-1996), nesse período foi coordenador de operações da RNP e participou do esforço da implantação de redes no país. Foi um dos responsáveis pela primeira conexão TCP/IP brasileira, que ocorreu em 1991, entre a FAPESP e a ESNet (Energy Sciences Network), nos Estados Unidos, por meio do Fermilab (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory). Foi Diretor de Tecnologia da Agência Estado, empresa do Grupo Estado, em dois períodos: entre 1996 e 2000, e novamente entre 2002 e 2005. Foi Vice-Presidente de Tecnologia do IG entre 2000 e 2001. Foi, ainda, professor da Escola Politécnica da USP, e hoje é Professor Associado da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, onde leciona Arquitetura de Computadores e onde também coordena o laboratório da camada 2 do Projeto KyaTera. Atuou como membro da diretoria da ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) pela ccNSO (Country Code Names Support Organization), eleito para o período de 2005-2007, e reeleito para 2007-2009. É Conselheiro do CGI.br (Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil) desde 1995 e Diretor-Presidente do NIC.br (Núcleo de Informação e Coordenação) desde 2006.

Caio Bonilha Rodrigues

President and CEO of Telebras

Caio Bonilha Rodrigues is the president and CEO of Telebras, Brazil's federally-owned telecommunications service provider, and has more than 30 years of experience in telecommunications, wireless, data networks, network management, Internet and IT networking.

Prior to being appointed CEO in 2011, Bonilha held positions at Telebras as commercial and marketing director. Bonilha served as an advisor to and one of the architects of the PNBL—Brazil's National Broadband Program, which is being carried out by Telebras. Prior to joining Telebras, Bonilha was the founder and general manager of Brampton Telecom, a full-service telecommunications design and consulting firm specializing in optical backbones, mobile networks, broadband networks, Internet and CATV. Before that, Bonilha founded the engineering services company CelPlan. He has worked in a variety of other positions in the telecommunications field, including sales and marketing manager at Alcatel, regional director of Construtel, and engineering positions at CMW, Elebra, Telebras R&D, and CRT, where began his professional career.

Caio received his B.S. in electrical engineering from the UFRGS in 1978 and his Telecom Specialist from Unicamp in 1985. Since then, Bonilha has consulted on a variety of projects including the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee and the World Bank/ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean). While working with a variety of countries, including Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Spain, Kenya, and Angola, Bonilha has shaped these projects with his expertise in optical technology, international leadership, and strategic business sense.

carolina cosse

President of ANTEL

Carolina Cosse es Ingeniera egresada de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República y es Magister en Ingeniería Matemática.

Se ha desempeñado en la actividad privada y como profesional independiente.

Ha dirigido numerosos proyectos de ingeniería y de gestión tanto en Uruguay como en otros países de América Latina.

Desde el 2007 hasta el 2010 se desempeñó como Directora de la División Tecnología de la Información de la Intendencia Municipal de Montevideo.

Desde mayo de 2010 se desempeña como presidenta de Antel.


W3C CEO/ Videoconference

Dr. Jeff Jaffe is Chief Executive Officer of the World Wide Web Consortium. In this role he works with Director Tim Berners-Lee, staff, and membership, and the public to evolve and communicate the W3C's organizational vision. He is responsible for all of W3C's global operations, for maintaining the interests of all of W3C's stakeholders, and for sustaining a culture of cooperation and transparency, so that W3C continues to be the leading forum for the technical development and stewardship of the Web.


After receiving a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT in 1979, Jeff joined IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center. During his tenure at IBM, he held a wide variety of technical and management positions, including vice president, Systems and Software Research, corporate vice president of technology, and general manager of IBM's SecureWay business unit, where he was responsible for IBM's security, directory, and networking software business.

Jeff then served as president of Bell Labs Research and Advanced Technologies, where he established new facilities in Ireland and India, and served as chairman of the board of the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium.

Most recently, Jeff served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Novell. He was responsible for Novell's technology direction, as well as leading Novell's product business units.

Jeff was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve on the Advisory Committee for the Presidential Commission for Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has also chaired the Chief Technology Officer group of the Computer Systems Policy Project, and has served on the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. He is a Fellow of ACM and the IEEE.

Dr. Jaffe holds a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in addition to his Doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Additional Participation

  • Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security (1998-2000)
  • CTO Council of TIA (2004-2005)
  • Commercial Sector Board for ITAA (2008-2010)
  • National Research Council reports
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Communications (1986-1992)
  • Editor, ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking (1992-1993)
  • IEEE Comsoc Nominations Board (1992-1994)
  • General Chair Infocom (1995)

alvaro retana

Distinguished Engineer at Cisco

Alvaro Retana is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco Technical Services, where he works on Strategic Customer Enablement. Previously, Alvaro was a Distinguished Technologist in the Advanced Technology Group at HP Networking, where he lead the definition of strategy and technical direction for OpenFlow/Software Defined Networking. He originally worked at Cisco Systems from 1995-2011 as a Principal Engineer in the Network Software and Solutions Technology Group, leading the Core IP Technology Architecture Team. Alvaro is widely recognized for his expertise in Routing Protocols and Network Design and Architecture; he is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Design Expert(CCDE) and one a handful of people who have achieved the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) certification.

Alvaro is an active participant in the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), where he co-chairs the Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg), is a member of the Routing Area Directorate and has authored several RFCs on routing technology. Alvaro has published 4 technical books and has been awarded more than 35 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. His current interests include Software Defined Networking, energy efficiency, infrastructure security, routing protocols and other related topics.

Alvaro holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He was born and raised in San José and now lives in North Carolina with his wife and two sons.

Rafael Ibarra


Better known as Lito, Rafael Ibarra was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, in 1957. He holds professional degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, as well as a graduate degree in New Information and Communication Technologies.

His work and expertise in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, more particularly the Internet, include private, academic and government companies and institutions, both in his country as well as in the region of Central and Latin America.

Since 1993, a time when Central America was starting its journey towards the new connectivity, he has been actively involved in the process of developing, disseminating and appropriation of the new forms of communication with the aim of using them as a means for human development and differentiation. He managed and administrates the .SV domain name delegation (received from Jon Postel), as well as an IPv4 address block equivalent to a class B.

He participates in organizations and initiatives related to domain names, IP addresses, widespread access to technology, educational computing, Internet exchange points, e-government, e-commerce, Internet governance and other issues relating to the Information Society in general.

In addition to serving as Director of Information Networks at the Central American Jose Simeon Cañas University in El Salvador, he participates in various socio-technological ventures and cooperates with private technology and telecommunications companies, government institutions, other academic institutions, and NGOs.

At international level, he is a founding member of LACTLD; at national level, he is a member of SVNet, Infocentros, RAICES, Asociación Conexión, Club TIC, and CasaTIC. He is also director of the Salvadoran CONACYT and other private organizations and companies having to do with the industry. He regularly contributes to print and digital publications, and frequently gives lectures and conferences aimed at disseminating and promoting the proper use of new technologies. His blog can be found at http://blogs.laprensagrafica.com/litoibarra/

He has served on the boards of LACTLD, CLARA and LACNIC, and was the first person to be part of these boards concurrently. He also serves on the boards of nonprofit organizations, government entities and private companies in his country.

He has conducted research and directed graduation theses and projects on related topics. He is a member of the El Salvador National Commission for the Information Society and is considered an authority on Knowledge Society issues in El Salvador and other countries around the region, reason for which he is frequently interviewed by the media and invited to be a part of government, international cooperation and multilateral agency initiatives. He is known as the "father of the Internet" in El Salvador because of his role in its initial management and his subsequent contributions. He has served on judging panels at national and international events and has been honored with several awards for his work.

He is married and has three children (Rafa, Gaby and Javier), from whom he is able to learn firsthand the sociology and psychology of the new digital society in which we live and whose Latin American evolution we must define.

Alejandro Guzman Giraldo


Content Distribution Manager for Latin America at Google, Alejandro leads the area in charge of planning, negotiation and management of projects relating to the development of content distribution infrastructure in Latin America.

In addition, he is a member of the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) which acts as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Address Supporting Organization on all matters relating to Internet numbering systems.

He has also been a member of the FIRST project's Expert Committee and is a member of the LACNOG Program Committee (the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Forum). In the academic field, he is professor of graduate studies at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.

Before joining Google in January 2012, Alejandro served as Business Line Specialist and Senior Product Development Engineer at Internexa, and was a member of the NAP Colombia and NAP Inca (Peru) executive committees, board member of the Latin American Internet Exchange Point Operators Association (LAC-IX), and Senior Product Development Engineer at Edatel. He has also lectured at the Universities of Antioquia and Medellin, among others.

Alejandro has a degree in Electronic Engineering and is a Telecommunications Specialist by the Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana.

He also holds diplomas in marketing, finance, negotiation, product development, and project management.

Russ White


Russ White is a 20 year veteran of the networking industry with a broad background and record of innovation. He has co-authored 8 technical books in network protocols, network design, and router archi tecture. He has also published articles and white papers, co-authored IETF standards, spoken globally at network industry events, developed and taught Master's level classes, and is an inventor of over 30 software and algorithm patents. Russ is also on the team that developed and maintains the CCDE and CCAr certifications, and is on the IT Advisory Council at Capella University. His background includes electronic engineering, coding, and graphic design. Russ previously worked at Cisco Systems (15 years), moving from the Technical Assistance Center through Global Escalation, into Engineering, and finally as a Distinguished Architect on the Borderless Networks Architecture Team.

Tomas Lynch

Electronic Engineering

Tomás Lynch received his degree in electronic engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de Buenos Aires, in 1997 and his M.Sc. in Engineering Management from the College of Engineering, Florida International University, in 2005. Since 2010, he is working at Ericsson as a Senior Solution Architect planning, designing and delivering solutions related to IP convergence of mobile and fixed net works. He previously worked for Global Crossing and Impsat Fiber Networks in different engineering positions providing IP backbone architecture solutions. His interests are network architecture design, IP network integration, and Internet development. He is a member of ISOC and IEEE.

ricardo patara

"Formado em Ciências da Computação pela USP/Sao Carlos, como especialização em Redes de Altas Velocidades pelo LARC/POLI/USP. Experiência de mais de 10 anos na área de redes e Internet, tendo atuado na Rede Acadêmica de São Paulo, provedores comerciais, Registros Internet regionais e atualmente como Gerente de Recursos de Numeração Internet no Registro.br/NIC.BR "

Mariela Rocha

Ingeniera en Sistemas de Información

Mariela Rocha se ha graduado como Ingeniera en Sistemas de Información en la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional de Argentina, y desde entonces se ha abocado a las nuevas tecnologías y a la ingeniería de redes, fundamentalmente en el ámbito académico. Comenzó a trabajar con IPv6 en el año 2003, participando en workshops y capacitaciones de la FIU(Florida International University), cuando se desempeñaba en la Red Teleinformática Académica (RETINA), donde contribuyó a consolidar el despliegue de IPv6 en la red nacional.

Ha dictado numerosas capacitaciones sobre IPv6 para Universidades de Argentina, Proveedores de Servicios y otros organismos como NAP CABASE. Tambien se ha desempeñado como expositora sobre el tema en la región. Entre los años 2006 y 2011 se desempeñó como coordinadora del Foro Latinoamericano de IPv6 y de la IPv6 Task Force de América Latina y el Caribe.

Es co-autora del libro "IPv6 para Todos", un proyecto impulsado por Internet Society, Capitulo Argentina, cuyo material fue editado en multiples idiomas y distribuido en Latinoamérica y otras regiones del mundo. En la actualidad, es la coordinadora técnica en la Red de Interconexión Universitaria, donde dedica su experiencia al despliegue de nuevas tecnologías sobre la red de Universidades Nacionales de Argentina.

Alvaro Vives Martinez

Ingeniero Superior de Telecomunicaciones

Álvaro Vives Martínez es Ingeniero Superior de Telecomunicaciones en la especialidad de Telemática por la Universidad de Vigo. Tras la participación en un proyecto de I+D europeo relacionado con la TV digital y el desarrollo de un Set-top Box DVB-MHP y de trabajar como profesor invitado en dicha Universidad paso a trabajar en Consulintel en 2002.

En Consulintel ha participado en diversos proyectos de I+D a nivel español y europeo relacionados con IPv6: 6SOS, Euro6IX, 6POWER, 6QM, Eurov6, ENABLE, RiNG, 6DEPLOY y 6DEPLOY-2. Ha estado al cargo de servicios de producción (DNS, http, correo y FTP entre otros), gestión de redes, desarrollo de aplicaciones, impartido cursos y charlas, trabajado en proyectos de consultoría en Europa, África y América Latina y realizado labores de estandarización en el IETF, todo ello relacionado con IPv6.

Maria Ines Robles

Ingeniera en Sistemas de Información UTN FRM

Ingeniera en Sistemas de Información UTN FRM; Doctorando en 6LowPAN/RPL, Investigador UTN desde 2008, Docente en el área Informática, Miembro de ISOC e IPv6TFAR. Ha trabajado/trabaja en proyectos en el área de las redes de datos, IPv6 y WSN en GridTICs (Grupo UTN de Investigación y Desarrollo en Tecnología de la Información y Comunicaciones). Ha sido coordinadora, expositora y asistente en varias Jornadas y Workshops."

jorge villa

Ingeniero en Telecomunicaciones

Máster en Telemática e Ingeniero en Telecomunicaciones, graduado en el Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría (1993. La Habana, Cuba). Se desempeña como Supervisor de Telecomunicaciones de la Red Nacional Universitaria de Cuba (REDUNIV); a cargo del diseño y la operación técnica de la infraestructura de comunicaciones.

Ha estado involucrado en varios proyectos nacionales e internacionales, tales como traer Internet a Cuba (1996), rediseño de la Red Nacional Universitaria (Islas Canarias, 1998), desarrollo de un proyecto cubano al estilo de Internet2 (2002), Red CLARA (2003) y Capacitación masiva en Tecnologías de Internet y Gestión del Conocimiento (UASD, República Dominicana 2005-2007)

Fundador de la Fuerza de Tareas IPv6 Cuba, ha participado en diferentes reuniones de LACNIC, como ponente y panelista dentro de FLIP6. Forma parte del Comité de Selección para los trabajos a presentar en FLIP6. Participó en la organización del LACNIC IPv6Tour (ediciones Habana 2005 y 2009) impartiendo temas de interés. Es miembro del Comité Coordinador del evento Global IPv6 México; impartiendo conferencia y talleres especializados en todas sus ediciones.

Imparte regularmente, conferencias, asesorías y cursos de postgrado de redes y telecomunicaciones dentro y fuera de Cuba. Ha sido profesor de las asignaturas Arquitectura de Computadoras y Redes de Computadoras, en la Universidad de La Habana. Tutor, oponente y tribunal, de múltiples trabajos de tesis de Maestría en dicha universidad, así como en el Instituto Superior Politécnico José Antonio Echeverría.

Ha colaborado con diversas organizaciones, entre ellas Instituto Canario de Investigación y Desarrollo, UNESCO y PNUD.

Alejandro acosta

Member of LACNIC's Electoral Commission and President of LAC-TF

Alejandro Acosta has a degree in Computer Science of Nueva Esparta University, Venezuela (1995-2001) and studied a master's degree in Information Technology Management also of Nueva Esparta University.

Nowadays Alejandro is the Technology Support Manager of British Telecom Venezuela. He is a member of LACNIC's Electoral Commission and President of LAC-TF (IPv6 Task Force). He coordinates the annual meeting of the Latin American IPv6 forum and moderates the IPv6 Latin American Task Force mailing list. He also is a TCP/IP Professor at Universidad Nueva Esparta, for the 9th semester students.

Alejandro participated in several different meetings during the last 5 years including LACNIC, LACNOG and IETF meetings. He has various certifications, the last ones he obtained are IPv6 Sage Certified (Hurricane Electric – Nov. 10) and Novell Certified Linux Administrator (Novell CLA – Feb. 2010), among many other.

He also wrote several articles for the following magazines: Digital Wedding, IT Manager and Business Technology.

Alejandro is a member of LACNIC, IETF and the Venezuelan Linux User Group.

eduardo Carozo

Especialista en Seguridad de la Información e Informática.

Ingeniero Civil, Master en Gerencia de las Telecomunicaciones, Especialista en Seguridad de la Información e Informática.

Consultor/ Director en diversos proyectos de Seguridad de la Información e Informática. Gerente de Comercialización de ITC SA. Docente de Grado en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de Montev ideo, docente de Posgrado en CLAEH, docente de Posgrado en Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República (en el CPAP, Centro de Postgrados de Actualización Profesional del INCO)

Desde el año 2011, se desempeña como Docente de Posgrado en el Centro de Postgrado y Actualización Profesional del Instituto de Computación de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República, en la materia Gestión de Seguridad de la Información.

Representante nacional y ponente experto en temas de seguridad en variados foros y congresos mundiales de los que se destacan: Organización de los Estados Americanos, Comité Interamericano contra el Terrorismo (CICTE), Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT) en su foro de seguridad cibernética, CoE  Consejo de Europa), LACNOG, IEEE, ISOC y Proyecto AMPARO de LACNIC, en el cual se desempeñó como coordinador de dicho proyecto financiado por  IDRC.

gustavo betarte

Seguridad Informática

Es Ingeniero de Sistemas en Computación de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad de la República (FING – UDELAR), Uruguay. Obtuvo un MSc y un PhD en Ciencia de la Computación de la Universidad de Gotemburgo, Suecia. Es Profesor Titular (Grado 5) efectivo del Instituto de Computación (InCo) de FING – UDELAR, y responsable científico y fundador del Grupo de Seguridad Informática (GSI) de esa institución. Tiene numerosas publicaciones en el área de Seguridad Informática en revistas y conferencias arbitradas. Es docente responsable de cursos de grado y posgrado en Seguridad Informática dictados por el InCo. Trabajó, desde abril de 2001 a octubre de 2004, como Ingeniero de Investigación en laempresa Trusted Logic (Versalles, Francia), empresa especializada en el desarrollo de componentes de software para sistemas embebidos y en los procesos de evaluación y certificación de seguridad de estos sistemas. Es uno de los redactores principales de los perfiles de protección del Java Card System. Estos perfiles de protección fueron certificados a nivel Common Criteria EAL4+ por la Dirección Central de la Seguridad de los Sistemas de Información (DCSSI, Francia) en septiembre de 2003. En octubre de 2010 participó como instructor del Taller Regional de Entrenamiento para Técnicos en Seguridad Informática, desarrollado en Santiago de Chile. Desde abril de 2012 es el Director del CSIRT Tilsor. Tilsor S.A. es una empresa uruguaya proveedora de tecnología y servicios de consultoría en Tecnología de la Información.

andres leiva

Investigador en Telecomunicaciones

Ingeniero Electrónico de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería de Lima Perú. Actualmente se desempeña como Investigador en el Área de Conmutación y Transmisión del Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Capacitación en Telecomunicaciones INICTEL-UNI, en el cual, ha participado en proyectos de investigación relacionados a diseño de sistemas embebidos en FPGA, así como proyectos relacionados a la gestión de redes IP y al protocolo de monitoreo SNMP. Actualmente está participando activamente en el grupo de trabajo GT-Mediciones de CLARA.

Ha participado como expositor en 2 tutoriales: "Monitoreo de la disponibilidad de dispositivos y servicios con Nagios" y "Monitoreo de redes con IPv4 e IPv6" en los eventos INTERCON 2011 y TELCON-UNI 2012 respectivamente.

Ha formado parte de un grupo de trabajo el cual presentó un artículo de investigación titulado "Implementación de un sistema de monitoreo para obtener estadísticas del estado en un servidor FreeRADIUS utilizando SNMPv3", en el Encuentro Científico Internacional ECI 2011 realizado en Lima.

Participó como asesor especialista en el proyecto "Seguridad Wireless Implementando Algoritmos de Encriptamiento en FPGA" del Instituto de Investigación de la Facultad de Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería FIEE-UNI.

fernando goNt

Security researcher and consultant at SI6

Fernando Gont is a security researcher and consultant at SI6 Networks(www.si6networks.com). Additionally, he is a member of the Centro de Estudios de Informatica (CEDI) at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional/Facultad Regional Haedo (UTN/FRH) of Argentina, where he works in the field of Internet engineering.

As part of his work, Gont is active in several working groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), where he has lead many of the current efforts in the area of IPv6 security improvements and best practices. In the context of the IETF, Gont has has authored a number of Internet-Drafts and RFCs. Gont is also a member of the Transport Directorate of the IETF

Prior to joining SI6 Networks, Gont worked on a number of projects for the UK National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) and the UK Centre or the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) in the field of communications protocols security. As part of his work for these organizations, he wrote a series of documents with recommendations for network engineers and implementers of the TCP/IP protocol suite, performed the first thorough security assessment of the IPv6 protocol suite, and produced the only portable and publicly-available IPv6 security assessment suite

Gont has been a speaker at a number of conferences and technical meetings about information security, operating systems, and Internet engineering, including: CanSecWest 2005, Kernel Conference Australia 2009, DEEPSEC 2009, HACK.LU 2011, H2HC 2011, DEEPSEC 2011, IETF 83, LACSEC 2012, Hackito Ergo Sum 2012, Hack In Paris 2012 and FIRST Technical Colloquium 2012.

More information about Fernando Gont is available at his personal web site

Javier Richard Quinto

Investigador en INICTEL-UNI, PERU

Soy Ingeniero de Telecomunicaciones de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI) del Perú. Trabajo en el Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Capacitación de Telecomunicaciones (INICTEL-UNI), con más de cuatro años de experiencia en trabajar en investigación relacionado a seguridad en redes IPs usando software libre, tecnologías y servicios IP aplicado a NGN.

Actualmente participo en forma activa en los grupos de trabajos de la RedCLARA como en el grupo de trabajo GT-CSIRT que tiene como objetivo el implementar una infraestructura de monitoreo para la RedC LARA que permita obtener datos sobre actividad maliciosa y con ello generar notificaciones de incidentes de seguridad. También soy el Subcoordinador en el grupo de trabajo de GT-Movilidad que tiene como objetivo aplicar tecnologías móviles y middleware de red para proporcionar servicios de itinerancias en arquitecturas seguras para RedCLARA.

Tuve una participación muy activa en la implementación del Sistema de EDUROAM para Latinoamérica cuyos esfuerzos son dedicados a desarrollar un sistema de movilidad de acceso seguro a redes académicas o redes de investigación.

pedro torres

Pedro Torres é professor da Universidade Federal do Paraná e coordenador do ponto de presença da Rede Nacional de Pesquisa no seu estado. Também atua como coordenador técnico do ponto de troca de tráfego (IXP) da região. Trabalha com operação de sistemas autônomos desde 2001.

santiago aggio

Ingeniero Electrónico

"Santiago Aggio es Ingeniero Electrónico especializado en redes de datos y cómputo en áreas científicas y académicas. Actualmente implementa tecnologías de Computación de Alto Desempeño (HPC) mediante clusters y máquinas virtuales, sobre redes IPv4 e IPv6. Ha participado en múltiples proyectos del ámbito académico, desarrollando soluciones de QoS y recientemente implementando sistemas de monitoreo sobre enlaces de Internet y de Redes Avanzadas. Santiago se desempeña en gestión de redes en la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Facultad Regional Bahía Blanca y como Profesional en el CCTBB (Centro Científico Tecnológico Bahía Blanca) dependiente del Conicet en Argentina."

Jaris Aizprua

IPv6 en Redes de Acceso Banda Ancha

Jaris Aizprúa Barrios es ecuatoriano con 32 años de edad y estudios superiores en Ingeniería Electrónica especializado en Telecomunicaciones, posee experiencia de aproximadamente 5 años en diseño, imp lementación, troubleshooting y operación de redes a nivel de Service Provider. Su principal interés y conocimiento se encuentra relacionado con tecnologías MPLS, protocolos de enrutamiento, IPv6 y soluciones de acceso banda ancha con equipos BRAS-BNG. Por parte del "IPv6 Forum" cuenta con las certificaciones IPv6 Engineer Silver y Gold, también ha participado como instructor en múltiples ocasiones compartiendo su conocimiento y experiencia en temas relacionados a IPv6. Actualmente se desempeña como Ingeniero Senior Nivel 3 de Soporte en DescaServ Ecuador, partner Gold de CISCO, brindando soporte de alto nivel a la infraestructura de red MPLS y Backbone de Internet en el más grande y principal ISP del Ecuador.

Igor Giangrossi

Engenheiro Consultor do grupo de Arquiteturas da Cisco

Engenheiro Consultor do grupo de Arquiteturas da Cisco do Brasil, atua em projetos de redes fixas e móveis para operadoras no mercado nacional. Possui 17 anos de experiência no mercado de redes e tele comunicações em diversas posições no Brasil e América Latina, sendo os últimos 10 anos exclusivamente dedicados ao mercado de operadoras. Igor é formado em Engenharia Elétrica pela Escola de Engenharia Mauá e certificado CCIE Service Provider.

dario gomez

Analista de Software en LACNIC

Formado en el año 2010 como Analista Programador en universidad ORT de Uruguay. Actualmente trabaja hace 4 años como Analista de Software en el Registro de Direcciones de Internet para América Latina e Caribe - LACNIC, siendo una de sus principales tareas, el desarrollo del sistema de certificación de recursos de la organización (http://www.lacnic.net/pt/rpki/). Anteriormente, trabajó en help desk y en administración de servidores y redes en el Hospital Británico de Uruguay.

agustin formoso

Pasante de ingeniería en LACNIC

"Agustín Formoso es estudiante avanzado de Ingeniería Telemática en la Universidad de Montevideo. Actualmente desempeña el cargo de pasante en LACNIC, y esta contribuyendo al desarrollo del Proyecto Simón."

Christian Martin

Senior Director of Network Architecture

Christian Martin serves as Senior Director of Network Architecture in the office of the CTO of the Platform Systems Division at Juniper Networks, where he has an active role in global carrier architec ture, network optimization, and software defined networking. Prior to joining Juniper, he served as Chief Network Architect at Teliris, a Telepresence Company, where his principal focus was making HD video adaptable to general purpose networks. Preceding his move to Teliris, he served as founder and Chief Technologist of iPath Technologies, a consulting firm specializing in carrier network architecture, design and training. Before founding iPath, Chris worked in Verizon Labs as Chief Network Architect of Verizon Communications' first national IP/MPLS network. He is also a certified Juniper Instructor, and holds both the JNCIE (#124) and CCIE (#4487) certifications. Chris studied Systems Engineering & Operations Research at George Mason University, with a focus on network optimization and large scale systems engineering, design, and integration. He lives in New York and has family roots in Latin America, where his paternal grandparents were born.

Alejandro Popovsky

Director of the Electronics and Communications Department at the Engineering School of the University of Palermo

Alejandro Popovsky is the Director of the Electronics and Communications Department at the Engineering School of the University of Palermo. He leads the research and development projects in Telecommunications and Networking areas, including TCP Performance, Voice over IP, Signal processing and Radar. Several of these projects resulted in technologies currently applied at the Telecommunications Industry. He also worked in Neural Networks Integrated Circuits, and Mathematical Analysis (Exponential Calculus). He graduated with honors as an Electronics Engineer at the Engineering School of the Buenos Aires University.

Flavio Amaral

Master degree in Electrical Engineering from URFN

Flavio Amaral is graduated in Computer Science from UFRN with a master degree in Electrical Engineering from URFN.

He has being working with Internet projects since 1994 as an intern at the computer science lab where he helped to connect its computers to the Internet.

He has worked on the installation on the RNP(National Research Network) PoP projects in 1996, participating on the installation of its PoP at Rio Grande do Norte State. There, he occupied the role of security and network engineer, training people and connecting public and private institutions to the Internet.

He was a lecturer at the Federal Technical School or Rio Grande do Norte State and besides of teaching, has worked on the expansion of it's ISP eol.com.br. In 2000, he joined Yahoo! Brazil, being responsible to expand the website footprint in the region. During 12 years, he has worked to improve user experience, acquiring an ASN for Yahoo! Brazil to connect it to the exchange points in the region, making it one of the highest percentage peering traffic of the company.

He deployed CDNs in the region and worked on the IPv6 deployment too.

Today, he works for Netflix as a network strategist for South America. Having a mission to bring more content and improve users performance within the region.

He actively participates in LACNIC since 2008, proposing policies and debating relevant topics for the region.

Edmundo Cazarez

Computer Systems Engineer

Edmundo Cázarez has a Bachelor degree as Computer Systems Engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia, in Mexico; also has a Master degree on Computer Science from ITESM Campus Monterrey and currently is pursuing a Master degree on Intelligent Systems at the same institution.

Edmundo has experience as Unix system administrator, doing network configuration, implementing internet infrastructure for the ccTLD .mx at NIC México, and wide experience in web application development using diverse technologies both at the server side as on the client side, as well as doing database administration.

From 2011 he is Internet Resources Manager at IAR México, the NIR for México, and is member of the LACNOG's board.

Pablo Fritz

Coordinador Técnico General de NAPs

Pablo Fritz es Coordinador Técnico General de NAPs en Cabase, supervisando la creación de una red de NAPs interconectados en forma óptima, para fomentar el crecimiento de Internet en Argentina. Trabajó anteriormente en diseño de hardware, programación, comunicaciones, y desde 1996 en Internet, especializándose en seguridad informática y redes.


Received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of the Republic, Uruguay, and the MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Architecture, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain. He is the R&D head of the Advanced Network Architectures Lab (CRAAX) at UPC, where he is leading several projects and research initiatives both within Europe as well as in collaboration with US companies. He is a cofounder of MATPOL, Inc., a startup company recently established in the Silicon Valley in the US. He held faculty positions with the Physics Department of the School of Engineering, University of the Republic, Uruguay, and with the Electrical Engineering Department of the same School between 1997 and 2003. He also worked at the national Telco in Uruguay between 1993 and 2003. His research interests are in the areas of routing, control and management, cloud computing, Internet of Things, and Software Defined Networks (SDNs).

Sascha E. Pollok

CTO @ IPHH Internet Port Hamburg GmbH

Sascha Pollok is a jack of all trades technology addict since he was a kid. After his dad gave him his first computer at the age of 7 and after years of using BBS on dialin- or packet-switched networks that had nothing to do with TCP/IP, he discovered Linux early and soon found his way into the ISP business. He has been working in the ISP business for more than 14 years now.

As CTO at IPHH, he is responsible for running own datacenters and a mid-sized backbone in Germany with the help of a highly skilled and motivated team.

Around 2002 IPHH was among the first ISPs to offer IPv6 to their customers for the full range of products.

Sascha holds a CCNP and is one of the founders of the DENOG (German Network Operators Group) meetings in Germany. He is part of the DENOG Program Committee today. He is deeply involved with the ISP community in Germany and a regular attendee at RIPE meetings.

To keep a good work-life-balance Sascha enjoys cooking, meeting up with friends and playing drums. He lives and works in Hamburg.