Speaker Bios

Alejandro Acosta

Alejandro AcostaPresident 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.

Alvaro Retana

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.

Ariel Graizer

Ariel Graizer

  • Ing. Ariel Graizer Ariel Graizer Electronics Engineer by UTN FRBS, 1984.

  • 1982 1985 Head of Teleprocessing at Banco Cooperativo de Caseros

  • 1985 1989 Communications Manager at Grupo Bago

  • 1989 1998 Founder and CEO of Datamarkets. S.A.

  • 1989 1995 AT&T EasyLink Services Representative for Latin America, Southern Cone.

  • 1997 Founding Member and Vice-President of NAP CABASE.

  • 1999-Current CEO of Servicios y Telecomunicaciones S.A.

  • 1998 2006 Director and Secretary of CABASE

  • 2007-Current CEO of CABASE, the Argentine Chamber of Databanks and Online Services

  • 2008-Current Member of the Universal Telecommunications Service Technical Committee in Argentina

  • 2011-Current President of LAC-IX , the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Exchange Point Operators Association.

Arturo Servín

Arthur L. Servin Niembro is currently Chief Technology Officer at the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (Lacnic). Before joining Lacnic, Arturo worked as a research engineer, consultant and network manager at various organizations the UK and Mexico. He received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, where his research focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and network security. In addition, he holds a Masters degree in Telecom Management and a B.S. in Electronic Systems Engineering, both from ITESM Campus Monterrey, Mexico. Arturo has worked on multiple innovation projects, including the development of Internet-2 in Mexico, where he served as Chairman of the Network Development Committee and Coordinator of the working group on IP-Multicast.

Axel Pawlik

Axel Pawlik Axel Pawlik is the Managing Director of the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC). Axel graduated from the University of Dortmund, Germany, with a Masters Degree in Computer Science. He was later employed at the University of Dortmund from 1985 to 1992, where he contributed to the establishment of UNIX networking as a publicly available service in Germany. This institution introduced Internet access services to the business community and general public. From 1987-1991, he also served as a member of the Board of the German Unix Users Group (GUUG). Understanding the demand for a commercial operation to provide Internet services, Axel founded EUnet Deutschland GmbH in 1992 and commercialised the operation. Under his leadership, EUnet Deutschland GmbH became the market leader in Germany and one of the strongest EUnet networks in Europe.

Carlos Martínez Cagnazzo

Carlos Martínez Cagnazzo has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked in the field of IT, computer networks and telecommunications for more than 10 years. His experience includes IP network planning, operation and maintenance for Uruguay's largest ISP and he has also participated in various computer security and software development projects.

His fields of interest include security, routing, network engineering, and DNS / DNSSEC.

Since September 2010, Carlos works as Research and Development Engineer at LACNIC, where his main interests and current projects include Resource Certification (RPKI), IPv6 and DNSSEC. He also teaches at university level in the field of computer networks.

Christian Martin

Christian MartinSenior 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.

Christian O´Flaherty

Christian o´Flaherty

Senior Development Manager for Latin America Bureau

Christian O' Flaherty joined the Internet Society as Senior Education Manager in July 2009, where his work focuses on promoting Internet access, growth, and sustainability in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Christian began his career in academia, lecturing on operating systems, networking, and data communications at the Universidad Nacional del Sur in Argentina. In 1995, he became the Internet Operations Director at the Argentine National Research and Education Network (RETINA), where he was responsible for network planning and operations, coordinating more than 20 universities and research institutions that were connected through RETINA to the NSFNET.

In 1997, Christian joined IMPSAT, a Latin American provider of IP, hosting and data solutions. He played a key role in IMPSAT's evolution from satellite-based communications to a regional IP fiber network and managed Internet services and network planning in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

Global Crossing acquired IMPSAT Fiber Networks in 2006. With Global Crossing, Christian served as Latin American Internet Product Marketing Manager, and was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic plan for Internet products in the region.

Christian served as the Policy Chair of LACNIC from 2004 to 2008. He has been an active participant in other local, regional, and international forums including the Argentine IPv6 Task Force, the Argentine ISP association (CABASE), the Latin American IXP association (NAPLA), and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Christian is based in Montevideo, Uruguay

Cristine Hoepers

Cristine Hoepers is a Senior Security Analyst and General Manager at CERT.br, the Brazilian National CERT, maintained by NIC.br, from the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br). She has been working with Incident Management at CERT.br since 1999, where she performs the following activities: helps the stablishment of new CSIRTs in the Country; provides training in information security and incident handling; develops best practices for system administration and user awareness materials; is involved with the organization of regular meetings with diverse sectors in Brazil, to discuss Internet security and best practices, among other matters. She has also been involved since 2001 with the deployment of the honeypots in Brazil and, more recently with the SpamPots Project, a way to Measure the Abuse of Internet Infrastructure to Send Spam.

Cristine is an authorized instructor to deliver the CERT Program courses, from Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, in Brazil. She has a degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Applied Computing at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE). She has been a speaker and moderator at several forums such as ITU, OAS, APWG, London Action Plan, MAAWG, LACNIC, FIRST and AusCERT Conferences.

David Lemereis

David (1962) is a freelance journalist, internet TV personality and a speaker with an inherent passion for tech and science and a love for storytelling.

With his rapid paced documentary style lecture ‘The Future is now' David will inspire audiences and give them insight in tomorrow's world. Whether it is a lecture on a specific technology or broad lecture on tomorrow's tech and science such as genetic engineering and bio hacking, 3D printing, the Internet of Everything, nanotechnology, future transportation, robotics or cyborgs, David will quickly bring his audience up to date in a broad range of stunning scientific and technological developments that will ‘blow their minds'.

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Edmundo Cázarez

 Edmundo Cázarez 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.

Elgeline Martis

Drs. ing. Elgeline Martis is Head of the Caribbean Cyber Emergency Response Team (CARICERT) in Curaçao. CARICERT is the national CSIRT founded by Bureau Telecommunicatie & Post (BT&P) with the focus to offer its services in the Caribbean.

Elgeline used to live in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands she received her Bachelor's degree in Informatics and her Masters degree in Management of Information and Technology. For more than 20 years Elgeline has been and is still working in the IT sector and in highly secure environments.

Since 1991, she started at the Dutch Ministry of Defence as Wide Area Networking engineer. In 1999 she started at TNO, which is a Dutch independent research institute doing Information Security research for the Dutch Military departments, NATO and the Dutch government.

Seven years later, in 2006, she moved to Curaçao - her home island. As of 2006 she worked at United Telecommunication Services (UTS) - a local Telecommunication company, as an IT Security Policy Advisor. And currently, since 2011, she is working at the CARICERT (as part of BT&P).

Elisa Peirano

Elisa Peirano has a degree in Telematic Engineering from Universidad de Montevideo. Elisa joined LACNIC in February 2012 and has been serving as Internet Numbering Resource Analyst since July 2012. In this capacity, she provides resource registration services and customer support. She previously collaborated with LACNIC's Engineering Team.


Fabián Mejía

Fabián Mejía is an electronics and telecommunications engineer by the National Polytechnic School of Quito, Ecuador. His skills and expertise involve various telecommunications and Internet fields, including, among others, wired and wireless access networks, networking (CCNP, CCNA), IPv6, Linux administration, computer security, and Internet governance. He has worked at AEPROVI since January 2006, where he is currently serving as NAP.EC Manager. NAP.EC is the name of the network infrastructure used for exchanging Internet traffic to and from Ecuador. Among others, he has led major projects for implementing local Internet access which have pioneered in their respective fields, such as implementing IPv6 at NAP.EC or hosting content delivery network nodes (CDN) in Ecuador. He is a founding member of the Ecuador Chapter of the IPv6 Task Force (IPv6TF-EC), where he helps manage the group's activities and actions together with other private and government institutions.

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

Guillermo Cicileo

Guillermo Cicileo se desempeña actualmente como Coordinador General de la RIU, red de las universidades nacionales de Argentina. Forma parte del comité de evaluación del FLIP6 - Foro Latinoamericano de IPv6 desde 2007 a la actualidad. Ha estado involucrado activamente en los grupos de trabajo de LACNIC, en las redes académicas como RedCLARA, en el Foro de Políticas de Lacnic, en las reuniones de operadores LACNOG y en las principales reuniones y foros de Internet de la región.

Jan Žorž

Jan ZorzJan Žorž, Operational Engagement Programme Manager, Internet Society

Jan is the Internet Society's Operational Engagement Programme Manager. He works on operational initiatives to ease the deployment of IPv6 and other technologies. He is also working to help the industry document best current operational practices and to improve operator feedback to the IETF.

Jan is one of the pioneers of SiOL, the Slovenian national ISP, and has been involved in the organization from the beginning. For the last seven years, Jan has been working as a consultant in the IT field, specializing in IPv6. He co-founded the Go6 institute (not-for-profit), a Slovenian IPv6 initiative whose main objective is to raise IPv6 awareness in Slovenia and alert the community to the fact that we are approaching extensive changes on the Internet. Due to the success of Go6 Institute, Slovenia is currently leading the EU as the country most prepared for IPv6 (according to the RIPE NCC's IPv6 RIPEness study).

Jan has been invited to present around the world on his work, the model of the Go6 platform, IPv6 awareness raising and deployment at the national level. Jan is also primary co-author of a very successful procurement (specification) paper, published as official RIPE Best Current Practice document RIPE-501, titled "Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment". This document is translated into more than 10 languages and is used around the world by enterprises and governments when requesting IPv6 features in ICT equipment purchases. RIPE-501 was recently replaced by RIPE-554, also co-authored by Merike Kaeo, Sander Steffann and Jan Žorž.

Joao Luis Silva Damas

Joao is Principal Architect at Dyn Inc, a DNS services company. Joao is also the founder and chief engineer of services and consultancy company Bond Internet Systems. He worked at the ISC (Internet Systems Consortium) for more than 10 years in a variety of roles the last of which was Chief Technical Officer/CTO. He was responsible for the expansive anycast deployment of the DNS F-root server, and he has managed the evolution of BIND and the startup of the BIND 10 Project.

Earlier, he served as Chief Technical Officer at RIPE NCC. While at RIPE he redesigned and implemented the RIPE Database, analysed and updated internal systems, worked to define RIPE policies together with the ISP Community, and designed and started implementation of the RIPE LIR portal (now in production).

Joao regularly speaks at RIPE, IETF, NANOG, APNIC, and LACNIC; he is on several working groups within these organisations, including chairing the routing Working group at RIPE. He holds a MSc in Quantum Chemistry from the University of Madrid.

Juan Alejo Peirano

Juan Alejo Peirano is currently working towards his degree in Telecommunications Engineering. He joined LACNIC more than a year ago, where he works as Internet Resource Analyst (hostmaster) and serves as Policy Officer. He is also part of LACNIC's training team on topics relating to IPv6 and DNSSEC.


Julimar Lunguinho Mendes

Julimar Lunguinho Mendes has degree in Computer Networks from IBTA (the Brazilian Institute for Advanced Technology) and a post-graduate degree in Network Engineering and Telecommunication Systems.

Julimar is CCNA and ITIL certified and has been working in the field of data transmission and telecommunications for more than 13 years.

He is Project Analyst at NIC.br and is currently involved in technical support and activation of participants within the PTTMetro project. He works in the fields of network engineering, routing and switching.

Luisa Villa

Luisa Villla y Battenberg has been LACNIC's Customer Services Manager for more than two years. This department is in charge of services relating to Internet number resource assignment, membership services, billing and new products, with emphasis on customer satisfaction.

She has extensive experience in the Internet industry and specializes in the Latin American region. Before joining LACNIC, Luisa lived in Cologne, Germany where she served as Regional Manager for Latin America at Sedo.com, specializing in the Internet domain name secondary market.

Her international academic studies include a Master's degree in Administrative Studies from the Boston College and a Communications Seminar at Harvard Extension School, both in the United States, as well as various courses in France and Germany. She graduated with honors and obtained her degree in International Relations from Mexico's Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO).

Luisa is a Mexican citizen and is currently living in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Milton Kashiwakura

 Milton Kashiwakura

Milton holds an Engineering degree and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo. He is currently Project Manager at NIC.br, part of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, Assistant Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Chair of the NAPLA forum. Milton worked at FAPESP, as Technical Coordinator of the ANSP network, and his main achievements included installing the first Internet traffic exchange point in Brazil in 1998, the Advanced ANSP project, launched in 1999, a statewide network with a 155Mbps backbone connected to the Internet 2 Abilene Network. He has worked at USP as Head of the Technical User Support Department, where he coordinated the team that installed USPnet, a network with more than 500 interconnected locations in various cities throughout the state of São Paulo. Milton served as network manager at IG, a major Brazilian ISP, where he was responsible for the company's network infrastructure and telecommunications.

Patrik Fältström

 Edmundo Cázarez 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.

Paul Ebersman

Paul Ebersman works in the Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence, doing external speaking and training, participating in standards activities and working with operator groups. He also acts as a technical resource internally, to customers and to the internet community.

Paul first worked on the internet for the Air Force in 1984, supporting TCP/IP and OSI networks. He was employee number ten at UUNET and helped build AlterNET and the modem network used by MSN, AOL and Earthlink. He has maintained his roots in the internet and the open source community, working for various internet infrastructure companies including ISC and Nominum before coming to Infoblox.

Raúl Echeberría

Ricardo Patara

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.

Ricardo Patara

Gerente de Recursos de Numeración de Internet en NIC.BR

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

Rodrigo de la Parra

Rodrigo de la Parra A leading voice and advocate for the multistakeholder Internet governance model in Latin America and the Caribbean, Rodrigo de la Parra is a Regional Vice President for ICANN. Based in Mexico City but frequently travelling through the region, Rodrigo is responsible for outreach, support and engagement with user groups, governments, private sector and civil society throughout the diverse region. In his role, he works closely with the Latin American technical community to continue to build a robust Internet infrastructure in the region. Under his leadership, ICANN has opened an engagement center in Montevideo, Uruguay, in the House of the Internet.

With more than 20 years experience as a multicultural executive, Rodrigo served as Director General of Prospective Regulation and Director General for International Cooperation of Mexico's Federal Commission of Telecommunications before joining ICANN in 2011. While at Cofetel, he leveraged his diplomacy skills and deep knowledge of Internet governance structures and ICT to develop public policy and regulation recommendations for new technologies. He was involved with various ICT groups of international organizations such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Organization of American States, and the World Trade Organization, among others.

He also represented Mexico on ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee which gives governments a voice in the organization's policy formation. He was a member of the Consultative Committee of NIC.MX, the non-profit operator of Mexico's country-code Top-Level Domain and the registry that manages allocation of Internet Protocol address space to Mexican Internet Service Providers.

Rodrigo has a Master's degree in political economy and international relations from the University of Essex in the UK. He has been a lecturer of International Organizations and Economic Negotiations and a consultant to the Latin American Cooperation for Advanced Networks.

He speaks Spanish, English and French fluently.

Rodrigo Regis

Rodrigo Regis has degree in Computer Science and Specialist in Telecommunications from the University Presbyterian Mackenzie. With 10 years of experience in networks, currently is Project Analyst at NIC.br and one of the responsible for the project IPv6.br, whose aim is to disseminate the IPv6 in Brazil.


Santiago Aggio

"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."

Shernon Osepa

Shernon Osepa

Manager, Regional Affairs for Latin America & the Caribbean Bureau

Mr. Shernon Osepa is the Manager, Regional Affairs for Latin America & the Caribbean Bureau of the Internet Society (ISOC).

Prior to joining ISOC, Mr. Osepa was the Manager Regional Relations Caribbean for ICANN for more than three years.  Before ICANN he worked as a Policy Advisor with the Telecommunications & Post Regulatory Authority (Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post) in the Netherlands Antilles for almost 6 years.  Previously he worked with the local telecommunications incumbent operator UTS/Setel in Curacao, for almost nine years.

Mr. Shernon Osepa is a national of Curacao. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University for Professional Studies in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University for Professional Studies in Enschede the Netherlands and a Master's degree in Telecommunications Regulation and Policy from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad & Tobago.

He is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish, Papiamento and has a working understanding of French.

Mr. Osepa is based in Curacao.

Tomás Lynch

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.