In the run up to the ICANN meeting in London , the organisation announced yesterday that they were hiring a CTO.
It may seem a little bit odd that ICANN didn’t have a CTO, so filling that gap was long overdue.
The new hire is an old hand in DNS industry circles – David Conrad:
Conrad has more than 30 years of experience in the Internet industry, including 5 years with ICANN where he held positions including general manager of IANA and vice president of Infrastructure & Technology from 2005-2010. Most recently Conrad served as owner/principal of Virtualized, LLC, where he provided consulting services on Internet technologies, domain name system operations, cybersecurity, and Internet governance policies, standards and technologies. Additional experience includes founder, CTO for Nominum, Inc.; president and CEO of Internet Engines, Inc.; executive director of the Internet Software Consortium (ISC); and director general of the Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), Ltd. Conrad holds of Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.
Conrad will take up his role with ICANN in August.