Affiliation: IP Clearing House LLC
Nominee Classification: Qualified
1. Public Contact Information
a) Please provide one URL to an online location (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) where community members can dialogue with you. [Optional.]
b) Please identify your organizational affiliations. Note that Advisory Council (AC) members serve as individuals required to take ARIN’s best interests into account—not those of organizations with which they are affiliated.
IP Clearing House LLC
2. Relevant Biography
a) Please refer to the ARIN Advisory Council Guidance to the 2023 Nomination Committee in answering this question:
i) Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective AC member.
I have spent most of my 25+ year career working with IP addresses and ASNs including nearly 20 years in cable at Cox, Time Warner Cable, and Charter Communications in technical roles ranging from network operations to engineering and architecture. One of my focus areas was designing, developing and deploying IPv6 to cable broadband, video and voice networks, and I have been an advocate for the deployment of IPv6 globally which I believe is near and dear to the ARIN community. During the IANA and ARIN IPv4 runout period, I was co-authored RFC 6598 allocated a reserved a /10 to be used for CGN deployment among other solutions and in use by the majority of large ISP and enterprises to this day.
I have also spent time in the Internet measurement segment with SamKnows and with Oracle in the cloud provider infrastructure organization supporting both datacenter deployments and managing the IPv4 purchase program, another area of experience directly relevant to ARIN’s PDP over the last decade
I served as the primary representative to ARIN for Cox Communications for nearly a decade and was involved in the development of IPv6 policy early on in the late 90s and early 2000s. One of my primary responsibilities at Time Warner Cable that would be directly relevant to ARIN was technical liaison to the regulatory affairs team during the net neutrality discussions in Congress and at the FCC. I have presented to Congressional Representatives, Senators and their staff to help educate them on Internet protocols, IPv4 and IPv6 use, and ISP operations. I served as Time Warner Cable’s BITAG representative until 2017, a group founded to foster negotiation instead of lawsuits among Internet-related companies as well as educate and provide recommendations to legislators/agencies and the bills/regulations they craft in support of Internet governance.
I have been an active participant in standards bodies including the IETF where I co-chaired the LMAP Working Group for Broadband Measurement, Broadband Forum, Cablelabs and the Matter IOT Project within CSA, among others. I am intimately familiar with the 8.2 and 8.3 transfer process as well as NRPM 4.10 to support IPv6 deployment. Overall I feel my experience, technical, operational and regulatory background would be an asset to the ARIN AC policy development role.
ii) Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the AC. Do not include your home address or personal contact information on the resume, as it will be made public as part of the election material.
iii) Optionally, you may also include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography.
b) The role of the Advisory Council is to advise the Board of Trustees on Internet number resource policy and related matters. Describe a similar experience you have had in such an advisory role.
I have served in an advisory role to my regulatory affairs and legal teams as well as to Federal agencies including the FCC and FTC throughout my career. They key aspect of this advisory role is to look at the policy up for discussion/debate from every possible angle in order to craft a recommendation that serves all or most of the constituencies possibly impacted by a proposed policy. Tangentially related is the role of Chair for an IETF WG in which you are required to reach consensus for proposals and then support/defend those to the IESG and community.
a) Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have, real or perceived, that would impact your ability to perform your duty as a member of ARIN’s Advisory Council. How do you propose to resolve any such conflicts?
I don’t have any conflicts of interest.
b) Are you currently eligible to serve on the Advisory Council according to the Conflicts of Interest Policy?
c) If not currently eligible, how will you become eligible to serve if elected (i.e. “If elected, I will resign from the position of ________ before 31 Dec 2023”). If not applicable, simply enter “N/A”.
d) Describe any limitations on your ability to: attend AC and Public Policy Meetings in person; or serve all of the elected term.
4. Nominee Information
a) Have you attended ARIN meetings or otherwise participated in ARIN activities in the past? What did you find the most rewarding from those meetings or activities? What suggestions for improvement do you have?
Yes for over 20 years. I am at heart a consensus driven individual. I found the discussions of proposed policies rewarding in that while a policy proposal typically starts based on one perceived need, it is not until it is discussed broadly amongst the community that you understand the impact to other members of that community that were never thought about. This is how fair policies are created that serve the entire community.
b) What areas of Internet number resource policy, if any, need more attention by ARIN; why?
I think more work should go into strengthening the data integrity in the ARIN whois database with tighter specifications on the data, field attributes, etc that go into the database. Many organizations rely on that database as the source of truth and enhancements should be a matter of concern the entire community.
c) Aside from the professional experience and expertise detailed above, describe any other specific skills, background, and/or areas of expertise you believe will assist the Advisory Council in carrying out its duties.
I feel my open-minded, fair and non-aggressive temperament is a key quality for anyone participating in any policy development organization. And even though I have worked in technology my whole life, I am actually an International Finance major and still have a penchant for all things finance which may be of use when contemplating possib financial impacts of policy proposals to member organizations.