Re: [dssa] "introductions" thread
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- Subject: Re: [dssa] "introductions" thread
- From: David Conrad <drc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2011 07:13:15 -1000
I've been kicking around the Internet since around 1983, mostly on the
technical and/or operations side of the house, and have been a victim of both
the addressing and naming worlds. My work experience: led a team working for
IBM that developed one of the first commercial TCP/IP packages for the IBM PCs,
was employee #7 at the first commercial ISP in Japan (IIJ), helped create and
was the first Director General of APNIC, did the administrative/management scut
work as Executive Director of ISC for the development of BINDv9 and ISC DHCPv3,
started up and was CTO of Nominum, then moved to ICANN to be first the General
Manager of IANA, then ICANN's VP of IT. I left ICANN after helping to get the
root signed and am now in the process of getting back into full-time work.
My musical ability is limited to being dragged kicking and screaming to karaoke
bars when I lived in Japan.
> hi all,
> as promised a minute ago, here's a little post to kick off our
> personal-introductions thread. there are a couple of goals here;
> -- get to know each other a bit better. this is a very cross-functional
> group so it is pretty unlikely that we all know each other.
> -- find out what skills and interests we each bring. there is a lot of
> work to do and this will help us get it done.
> a few reminders. brief posts are good. clear language is good.
> here's mine:
> you can read my bio here -- http://www.haven2.com/index.php/bio --
> here's the first paragraph...
> "I'm a community organizer, entrepreneur and tech-geek turned
> business-leader type person. I became moderately famous here in
> Minnesota (USA) as one of the people who popularized the Internet back
> in the mid-90's. These days I divide my pretty-retired time between
> being a domain-investor (I've still got about a half-dozen great domain
> names to figure out), volunteering on a variety of local and regional
> broadband policy bodies, participating in various working groups at
> ICANN, restoring 420 acres of Wisconsin farmland to the state it was in
> prior to agriculture (www.APrairieHaven.com), helping out at a variety
> of local non-profits and learning the craft of furniture making"
> so i'm a happily-retired geek.
> my interest in DSSA is non-technical. i have been responsible for
> online security in a variety of ways
> -- i was the administrative CIO of the University of Minnesota
> -- i helped develop a security strategy and program for a 50-campus
> university system at "the other" university system in Minnesota, MnSCU.
> -- i owned an ISP
> -- i'm working on broadband security and stability issues at the state
> level here in Minnesota
> i'm pretty good at small to mid scale project management
> i'm pretty good at negotiation and finding consensus views
> i'm REALLY good at playing blues and rock n'roll keyboards. :-)
> how about you?
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> phone 651-647-6109
> fax 866-280-2356
> web http://www.haven2.com
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