Marco Schmidt is the RIPE NCC's Policy Officer. In this role, he supports and drives the RIPE (community) Policy Development Processes (PDP), both externally and internally. He also supports the implementation of accepted policies into RIPE NCC procedures and workflow.
Marco initially joined the RIPE NCC as an IP Resource Analyst (IPRA) for the Registration Services department, where he worked for five years. Within that role, he gained valuable experience in evaluating IPv4, IPv6 and Autonomous System Number requests while providing support to the RIPE NCC membership.
Marco also delivers RIPE NCC training courses to Local Internet Registries in the RIPE NCC's service region (Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia).
Marco graduated from the Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany, with a diploma in Media Economy and Service Management. Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, he worked at a technical helpdesk for a global network company.