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Randy Bush Receives Rob Blokzijl Award

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The 2023 Rob Blokzijl Award was presented to Randy Bush on Monday, 27 November at RIPE 87 in Rome for his many years of contributions to the Internet in the RIPE NCC service region and beyond, playing a vital role in establishing Internet networks in many developing countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The award, bestowed by the Rob Blokzijl Foundation, honours the memory of Rob Blokzijl, the first Chair of RIPE. It recognises individuals who have made substantial technical and operational contributions to the development of the Internet in the RIPE NCC service region and supported or enabled others.

The award committee also recognised Randy’s non-technical contributions as a dedicated mentor, for speaking the truth and for passing on knowledge and values.

Watch the award presentation here