WG Chair Biographies

Internet of Things WG Chair Biographies

Sandoche Balakrichenan

Sandoche Balakrichenan received his PhD in Computer Science and Networks from the Pierre et Marie Curie University. He is in charge of Research and Development Partnerships at AFNIC.

Sandoche has participated in several collaborative projects nationally and internationally.
In the IoT domain, he has been an invited IoT expert at the European Commission representing the European ccTLD community, IoT expert reviewer at Cap Digital and he is currently one of the RIPE IoT Working Group Co-Chair. He received the CENTR R&D award for his work in the ANR project, WINGS, for being the principal contributor to the GS1 ONS Standards.

Sandoche actively participates in several standardisation and related organisations such as GS1, LoRa-alliance, RIPE, IETF, AIOTI.

His main research interests are IoT identification, resolution, security and service discovery.

Constanze Dietrich

Constanze is a human-centered security enthusiast and IT management consultant working for LEXTA Consultants Group, where she focuses on IT sourcing and IT security processes. She is interested in the security impact of the IoT on critical infrastructures and in creating governance concepts for IoT networks, including setting forth best practices and standards.

A former RACI attendee, Constanze also contributed to the first RIPE IoT Roundtable Meeting discussing the implications of rapidly and diversely spreading IoT technologies for the RIPE NCC. As co-chair of the IoT Working Group, she aims to enable the members of the working group to get into an active exchange through activities such as organising IoT hackathons and through providing a link to a variety of industries that employ IoT technologies.

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