Skip to main content

Presenters and Moderators

Hisham Ibrahim

Hisham Ibrahim

Chief Community Officer

Send Email
Gergana Petrova

Gergana Petrova

Manager, Community Development Team

Send Email
Andrea Beccalli

Andrea Beccalli

Stakeholder Engagement Senior Director, Europe, ICANN

Andrea joined ICANN in 2013. As a member of the Stakeholder Engagement Team, Andrea's responsibilities include working on ICANN's engagement with the European governments, Internet communities, the EU bodies, as well as the European-based IGOs.

Prior to working at ICANN, Andrea served as Policy and Advocacy Manager for the International Federation of Libraries Association and Institutions (IFLA) in The Hague, Netherlands, where he strengthened IFLA relationship with the UN systems and libraries' contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals. He was also an Associate Expert at UNESCO's Knowledge Societies Division, Communication and Information Sector in Paris, France, where he worked at the Organization's involvement in WSIS, Internet Governance, and negotiated the 2009 partnership agreement between UNESCO and ICANN. In Spring 2012, Andrea worked in Iraq for the NGO Internews EU on a policy study on Internet and Freedom of Expression in the country.

Placeholder user image

Zoran Perović

Co-Founder and CEO of SOX

Zoran Perović is one of the founders and the CEO of SOX,  a regional IXP, operating in 3 countries. During his 26-year-long career, Zoran managed ISP, engineering and commercial teams, and advised the Minister of Culture. Zoran also helped build national, and regional IP networks, radio links, satellite Earth stations, fibre transmission systems, TDM, and Softswitch voice exchanges, worked as a contractor for Ericsson Spain, advised on M&A in the telco market, wrote countless business plans, and strategies. He proudly served 2 terms on the Board of directors of Serbian national ccTLD, including one term as the Chair. He also held the position of ccTLD’s CEO for some time.

vahan-112x165.jpg

Vahan Hovsepyan

Community and Public Policy Officer (Central Asia and Caucasus)

Jelena Cosic

Jelena Cosic

Community Development Officer (South East Europe)

Jelena joined the RIPE NCC as a consultant for the South East Europe region. As part of her role, Jelena works on supporting local communities and engaging stakeholders from the SEE region, including RIPE NCC members, governmental agencies, academic institutions and civil society organisations.

In addition to her work in the SEE region, Jelena is interested in Internet measurements and tinkering with RIPE NCC measurement tools like RIPE Atlas and RIS.

Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, Jelena worked as an Outreach Coordinator for Packet Clearing House. At PCH, she mainly focused on providing support to IXPs and expanding PCH’s global infrastructure.

Christian Teuschel

Christian Teuschel

Senior Programme Manager

Ondrej Caletka

Ondřej Caletka

Senior System Engineer

Michela Galante

Michela Galante

Senior Community Development Officer

John Todd

John Todd

General Manager, Quad9

John Todd is the General Manager of Quad9. Prior to Quad9, he held positions at Packet Clearing House (PCH) which is one of the world’s largest authoritative anycast arrays, as well as at more than a dozen commercial startups focused on IP network communications. He has worked in the internet industry for 30 years, often closely aligned with DNS operations and deployment. He lives on a farm in the Pacific Northwest of North America.

Jon Flaherty

Jon Flaherty

Shadowserver

Jon joined Shadowserver in 2016, bringing a range of skills and experience from UK Law Enforcement cybercrime investigation to the Foundation.

Engaging in consumer outreach, incident handling and the training of constituents in the use of Shadowserver public benefit services allows Jon the opportunity to deliver current threats and insights to all areas of the cyber community.

Of specific interest to Jon is the international liaison and with the support of key public/private sector partners, the upskilling of developing cyber regions and National CERTs to ensure the effective use and understanding of Shadowserver's bespoke datasets for a more secure internet.

Lai Yi Ohlsen

Lai Yi Ohlsen

Measurement Lab

Lai Yi Ohlsen is a technologist and researcher with a background in open source tools and ecosystems, Internet Freedom, Internet measurement, digital inclusion, and open data. As a former Director and current Data Scientist at Measurement Lab, a global repository of open Internet performance data, she has guided the development of tools that enable community-centered data-collection campaigns, organised a community of interdisciplinary experts to champion and improve open Internet performance measurement and facilitated the development of best practices for the measurement of local broadband performance. Previously at eQuaitie, she supported the development of Deflect, a DDoS mitigation system for human rights and media organisations and CENO a censorship circumvention application built on peer-to-peer technologies.

Placeholder user image

Nenad Krajnović

Co-founder & CTO, SOX

Nenad Krajnović is one of the founders and the CTO at SOX. From the beginning of SOX work, he has been responsible for all technical issues and the development of SOX networks and services. Prior to his work at SOX, Nenad spent more than 20 years working at the University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering and was a leading technical person in ccTLD .RS register. As the head of the project, he was responsible for the design of dozens of telecommunication and Internet networks.

vesna krzman.png

Vesna Krzman

M.Sc.E.E. Chief Advisor for QoS, Electronic Communications Department of RATEL

Vesna has worked at RATEL since 2006. She first joined the IT Department and then worked at the Electronic Communications (EC) Department, where she gained years-long experience. Currently, Vesna is responsible for the quality of electronic communication services and technical aspects of regulation for the department. Vesna is involved in Mobile networks Benchmarking projects in Serbia, the national EMF RATEL system for continuous monitoring of high-frequency electromagnetic field levels, and the RATEL NetTest application for Internet measurements. In addition, Vesna is a member of BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) expert working groups for the Open Internet and End Users.

Matthew Luckie.png

Matthew Luckie

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Waikato

Matthew Luckie is an Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department at the University of Waikato. His research interests are in Internet routing, topology and security.

Zarko Kecic

Žarko Kecić

CTO at the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS)

Žarko Kecić is a CTO at the Serbian National Internet Domain Registry (RNIDS), responsible for the stable and secure operation of the systems that enable seamless functioning of the national domain names.

Before joining RNIDS, Zarko worked on development, deployment, consulting, and scientific projects around the globe for more than two decades. He has substantial experience in planning, implementing, provisioning, and evaluating IT systems and infrastructure, helping large enterprises and government institutions build stable and secure systems and making the best use of new technologies to meet business needs and improve efficiency.

Besides operational activities, Žarko is active in domestic and international working groups, and study and evaluation teams.