Sander Steffann

Name of nominee
Sander Steffann

Nominee’s country of residence
The Netherlands

Nominee’s organisation or employer
Independent Internet Network Consultant

Nominee’s email address

Biographical information
Sander Steffann started working in the Internet industry in 1995, when he helped to start up Computel Standby BV. He supported Computel while he was a student at Universiteit Twente. Computel started in Apeldoorn (NL) as a small ISP, started the Nederland.net foundation, and has grown into a server management company with its own small datacenter.

Sander became a RIPE Address Policy Working Group chair in May 2007, mostly because he is interested in the future of the Internet and likes to participate in things he believes are important.

In March 2010 Sander started his own consultancy company. He is focused on internet infrastructure related subjects such as IPv6, routing and security. He has done consultancy projects on all levels, from advising on the technical IPv6 road map and addressing plan for a Dutch bank to hands-on deployment of new technology in ISP networks and data centres. He also gives a lot of IPv6 trainings, mostly in the Middle East for MENOG.

Specialties: All Internet related technology, including networking (service provider and enterprise), security, application development. Favourite activity is researching and implementing innovating technologies. Implementing IPv6 and dealing with the current shortage of IPv4 addresses is a main focus area in this regard.

Motivation for Nomination
Sander has been co-chair of the Address Policy Working Group since 2007 and has deep understanding of number addressing policy. His experience would be very valuable at the NRO Number Council.

Nominating Individual
Hans Petter Holen

Nominator's Organisation
Visma

Important dates
  • 18 September 2013
    Deadline for NRO NC nominations
  • 20 September 2013
    Deadline for all confirmed nominations to be posted on the RIPE NCC website
  • 14-18 October 2013
    Election to fill NRO NC seat at the RIPE 67 Meeting in Athens