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Marco d’Itri, Seeweb

Marco d’Itri is a long time advocate of IPv6 and DNSSEC and has been involved with the Italian Internet community since the late ’90s.

Since 2006 he works for Seeweb, an Italian cloud infrastructure provider, where he designs and manages the network, DNS and other services.

He has been a Debian developer for 20 years.

Megan Kruse, Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning

Megan Kruse joined the Internet Society in June 2011, first working within the Deployment & Operationalization Team and then moving into the Office of the CITO. As Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning, she helps foster Internet growth by encouraging the deployment of key Internet technologies including IPv6, DNSSEC, and Routing Security. She plans and executes educational outreach projects for industry leaders and technology decision makers worldwide including publications, meetings and conferences, and social media activities.

Before joining the Internet Society, Megan managed public relations and outreach projects at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). In addition to promoting the company’s key messages and positioning its top executives as industry experts, she developed ARIN’s social media and communications efforts surrounding the depletion of IPv4 address space and the need to adopt IPv6.

Dr. Richard Lamb, Sr. Progam Manager DNSSEC, ICANN

Dr. Richard Lamb is part of ICANN’s Security team and has over 35 years of Internet experience as engineer, entrepreneur, and policy expert. His interests have been intertwined with the progress of technology, starting at an early age with radio and progressing to integrated circuitry, computers, networking and then the Internet. Currently responsible for DNSSEC efforts at ICANN, including outreach and training, Rick was the technical and policy architect for ICANN’s root DNSSEC deployment. He regularly teaches and speaks on DNS/DNSSEC and other ICT topics.  He is a driving force behind DNSSEC’s deployment as a cross-organizational, trans-national platform for Internet security innovation and business opportunity. Prior to ICANN, he was Director of Global IT policy at the US Department of State where he focused on helping policy makers understand technology across a wide range of agencies and issues. A lifelong inventor (his true passion), he founded a number of small networking startups based on his inventions, the last being acquired by Microsoft.  He continues to collaborate with startups on innovative solutions and has a number of patents. His years in the networking field have included implementation and commercialization of a wide range of communication protocols (UUCP, MEP2, BiSYNC, SDLC, X.25, DECNET, Q.921/931, H.323, IPX, TCP/IP, DNS). Rick received his doctorate from MIT.

Bernard Mallia, CEO, Equinox Advisory Ltd.

Bernard is the CEO of Equinox Advisory Ltd., the Managing Director of Equinox Academy Ltd. and the Board Chairman of the Institute for Research and Improvement in Social Sciences (IRISS).

He is an experienced consultant and adviser in the fields of economics, project management, ICT and Information Systems and has a polymathic background. He was awarded his first degree in Commerce with a specialisation in Public Policy and Economics, as well as an honours degree in Public and Private Sector Management from the University of Malta. He pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland where he read for a M.Sc. in Economics, and at the European University in Switzerland where he read for a M.Sc. in Information Systems. He has also been the recipient of diplomas in Computerised Bookkeeping (IAB), Project Management (CIC), and Advertising and Public Relations (CIC). Bernard is also a Certiport-certified MS Office Expert and a SQL Server Microsoft Certified Professional.

Bernard has worked on a number of local and international high-profile engagements and specialises in public utility infrastructures and networks, including energy, electronic communications, transport, water, waste and health. He has, among other things, been involved in projects relating to the connection of Malta with the European gas network, the development of a Microbiological Treatment Plant in Malta, an Energy from Waste plant in Malta, Intelligent Transport Systems rollouts in Greece and in Malta, and electronic communications regulation in a number of Commonwealth countries like Botswana and Swaziland. Bernard is also retained as external expert by DG INEA (European Commission) and as a telecoms trainer by DG CONNECT (European Commission).

Kevin Meynell, Content and Resource Manager, Internet Society

Kevin Meynell is the Content and Resource Manager at the Internet Society. His main responsibility is for the Deploy360 program which encourages deployment of key Internet technologies including IPv6, DNSSEC Routing Security and TLS. This involves identifying resources and producing content that support the goals of the program, along with social media and outreach activities to promote and raise awareness of developments in these areas.

Kevin graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in Geography, and discovered the Internet whilst working at the JET Nuclear Fusion Project in the early-90s. This led to a move to UKERNA (now JISC) in 1995 where he worked on the SuperJANET and National Dial-Up Service initiatives, before joining TERENA (now the GÉANT Association) in 1997. Aside from an 18-month sabbatical to help establish CENTR, he spent the next 16 years working on activities including the 6NET and 6DISS IPv6 deployment projects, eduroam, the Global Lambda Interconnect Facility, the TERENA X.509 PKI Service and TF-CSIRT, as well as being responsible for NREN Development Support in Eastern and Southern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and occasionally the Caribbean region.

After leaving TERENA, he worked as the Manager of the Shibboleth Consortium that develops the widely Shibboleth web single sign-on software, before moving to APNIC as its Head of Training in 2014. He joined the Internet Society in October 2015.

Kevin has also been the Executive Secretary of GLIF since 2012, organising the Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshops. He was previously the Coordinator and ex-officio Steering Committee member of TF-CSIRT from 2008 to 2012, where he developed a new governance structure, CSIRT certification process and training courses, as well as establishing the joint FIRST/TF-CSIRT Technical Symposia. Whilst at CENTR he chaired the RIPE Domain Name Registration Forum, and more recently organised NREN development conferences for the European Union’s Eastern Partnership as well as the TERENA/RIPE promotional events for World IPv6 Day and World IPv6 Launch Day.

Klaus Nieminen, Communications Network Specialist, Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)

Klaus Nieminen is a seasoned expert with 15 years of experience in the fields of soft regulation, technical regulation and standardization. He has been responsible in FICORA for overall development of technical regulations. Mr. Nieminen has chaired multiple national working groups that were formed to develop new best practices and recommendations from technical network and interconnection specifications to new service models and procedures between different telecommunication operators.

Currently Mr. Nieminen is responsible for the technical regulations regarding quality of service, interworking and in-building communications networks. He is leading a team targeting to reduce the costs of deploying high-speed electronic communications networks e.g. with the better coordination of civil works. Regarding net neutrality Mr. Nieminen is actively participating the European co-operation between different national regulatory authorities in BEREC and leading a team responsible for BEREC’s Net-Neutrality Regulatory Assessment Methodology. He is also chairing the Finnish IPv6 task force and organized the Finnish national IPv6 launch (www.ipv6now.fi) in 2015.

Adam Peake, Global Civil Society Engagement, ICANN

Adam is responsible for ICANN’s relations with civil society organizations, including academia, and supporting non-commercial participation in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model.  Before joining ICANN in December 2014, Adam spent more than two decades as a senior researcher at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan, where he worked on projects related to telecommunications and Internet policy.  Adam has been active in policy-making activities for the deployment and development of the Internet since the early-1990s.  He was one of the lead civil society representatives during the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and NETmundial.

External to ICANN, Adam is a Senior Visiting Researcher, Keio International Center for Internet and Society, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, and Associate Executive Research Fellow, Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.

Clara Scerri Delia, Technical Specialist, Malta Communications Authority (MCA)

Clara joined the MCA as a technical specialist in 2005. Since then, Clara has led initiatives dealing with spectrum management, broadband proliferation, emergency services, legal interception and IPv6, to name a few. Furthermore, Clara has been involved in projects promoting innovation and technical investment; attempting to embrace the MCA’s regulatory hat whilst, concurrently, encouraging and assisting the adoption and deployment of these last two. Clara chaired the Maltese IPv6 Task Force until 2011 when she stopped for a maternity break. Clara is now back at the MCA.

Prior to joining the MCA, Clara worked within the Test and Product department at STMicroelectronics and, subsequently, as a Network and Systems engineer with Melita Plc.

Clara is an engineer by profession with a Masters Degree specialised in telecommunications. Additionally, over the years, Clara has attained a number of certifications related to networking and telecommunications.

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