This collection of more than 250 brief biographies of 2006 survey respondents includes the names of a large sample of the survey respondents who were willing to be quoted on the record for one or more of their statements in answer to the survey. Hundreds of additional well-connected internet leaders/stakeholders preferred to remain anonymous, keeping their comments off the record; you will not see their names here although they did participate in the survey. Information here is based on biographical details submitted; some information is sketchy because additional detail could not be clearly determined and verified with a data search. The list includes many leaders from ITU (International Telecommunication Union), ISOC (Internet Society), ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery), AoIR (Association of Internet Researchers), and CPSR (Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility). If you know of a specific person you would like to look up, click below on the beginning letter of the person’s last name in order to take a shortcut to his or her biography.
Matthew Allen, associate professor of internet studies at Curtin University of Technology, Australia, and founder of its internet studies program, which offers one of the few BA degrees in internet studies in the world; president of the Association of Internet Researchers; internet user since 1992.
Mary Ann Allison, chairman and chief cybernetics officer, The Allison Group, LLC; she has worked with Microsoft, the Alliance for Public Technology, Glasgow’s Urban Learning Space and other major businesses, governments and NGOs to improve their capacity to change; internet user since 1981.
Stewart Alsop, investor and analyst with Alsop Louie Partners, a venture capital firm; former editor-in-chief and executive vice president of InfoWorld; columnist for Fortune magazine; internet user since 1994.
Al Amersdorfer, president and CEO, Automotive Internet Technologies, a provider of internet marketing solutions for the retail automobile industry; internet user since 1985.
Jim Archuleta, senior manager, government solutions, Ciena Corporation; manages partnerships with research and government entities to deliver advanced networks; internet user since 1989.
Gary Arlen, president, Arlen Communications Inc., The Alwyn Group LLC; founder and former long-time director of the Internet Alliance; expert in new applications and policy implications of broadband and interactive services; internet user since 1982.
Nick Arnett, director of business intelligence, Liveworld Inc. (online communities for businesses); formerly of Senti-Mentrics Partners, MCC Media, Opion Inc., Invisible Worlds; MCC Media; Verity; a co-founder of Multimedia Computing Corp. with Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies; former InfoWorld writer; internet user since 1988.
Rob Atkinson, vice president of Progressive Policy Institute (a think tank); author of New Economy Index series and the book “The Past and Future of America’s Economy: Long Waves of Innovation that Power Growth”; previously project director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment; internet user since 1993.
Fred Baker, CISCO Fellow, CISCO Systems, Internet Society (ISOC) chairman of the board; Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) leader; he has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1978, building servers, bridges and routers; an architect of the internet and internet user since 1987.
Reva Basch, consultant for Aubergine Information Systems (online research expert); active longtime member of The WELL, one of the earliest cyberspace communities; author of many books, including “Researching Online for Dummies”; internet user since 1973.
Rashid Bashshur, director of telemedicine, University of Michigan; a catalyst for the development of telemedicine systems since the 1970s who has worked at the National Academy of Sciences and has been awarded National Science Foundation funding for telemedicine research; internet user since 1980.
Gordon Bell, senior researcher, Microsoft; an internet pioneer, he proposed a plan for a U.S. research and education network in a 1987 report to the Office of Science and Technology in response to a congressional request by Al Gore; earlier in his career, he was a technology leader at Digital Equipment Corporation; internet user since 1986.
Benhamin Ben-Baruch, senior market intelligence consultant and applied sociologist, Aquent, General Motors, Eastern Michigan University; internet user since 1980.
Robin Berjon, World Wide Web Consortium and Expway (Paris, France), where he is a research scientist working with XML in constrained and high-performance environments; member of the SVG Working Group and active in the Perl XML community; internet user since 1996.
Ivair Bigaran, Global Messenger Courier do Brasil, American Box Serviço Int’l S/C Ltda.; internet user since 1994.
Joe Bishop, VP business development, Marratech AB, a Swedish company that develops and markets software solutions that allow remote groups to collaborate; representative to Internet2; internet user since 1994.
Paul Blacker, head of broadband strategy, British Telecom, with more than 20 years of telecommunications work in the UK, Portugal, Spain, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia; internet user since 1993.
Ralph Blanchard, investor; has a Ph.D. in economic history; formerly worked as CEO for a franchised information-services business, now managing a private real estate firm; internet user since 1994.
Grant Blank, assistant professor of sociology, American University; author of “New Technology in Sociology” and co-author of “Desktop Data Analysis with SYSTAT”; internet user since 1987.
Jeffrey Boase, internet researcher and co-author of the 2006 Pew Internet report “The Strength of Internet Ties,” Ph.D. student, University of Toronto, where he works with NetLab; a former fellow at the National Center for Digital Government; internet user since 1992.
Michael Botein, professor and founding director, Media Center, New York Law School; consultant to the FCC in international telecommunications law and the regulation of cable TV; he wrote “International Telecommunications in the United States” and “Cases and Materials on Regulation of the Electronic Mass Media”; internet user since 1985.
Jeffrey Branzburg, educational consultant for National Urban Alliance, Center for Applied Technologies in Education and other groups; former supervisor of instructional technology for New York; columnist for Technology & Learning magazine; internet user since 1997.
Charlie Breindahl, external lecturer, University of Copenhagen, IT University of Copenhagen; research areas include the aesthetics of new media and internet dating; internet user since 1996.
Greg Brewster, associate dean, School of Computer Science Telecommunications and Information Systems, DePaul University; formerly worked at Bell Laboratories for AT&T; recipient of National Science Foundation networking grants; internet user since 1979.
Walter J. Broadbent, vice president, The Broadbent Group; expert in addiction and recovery; internet user since 1994.
John Browning, co-founder of First Tuesday, a global network dedicated to entrepreneurs; former writer for The Economist and other top publications; internet user since 1989.
Enid Burns, managing editor for statistics at ClickZ.com, a major resource of interactive marketing news, research, and reference; internet user since 1994.
Lillian Buus, E-learning Lab: Center for User-Driven Innovation, Learning and Design, Aalborg University, Denmark; research interests include change processes, virtual-learning environments.
Marilyn Cade, CEO and principal, ICT Strategies, MCADE, LLC; also with Information Technology Association of America (business alliance); represents the technology industry in international forums, including the OECD, ITU, CITEL, ICANN, WIPO and the World Summit on the Information Society; former director of internet policy for AT&T; internet user since 1986.
Jean-Pierre Calabretto, staff member and Ph.D. student, Division of Information Technology, Engineering, and the Environment at University of South Australia; internet user since 1989.
Michael Cannella, IT manager for Volunteers of America-Michigan, member Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.
Sylvia Caras, disability rights advocate for People Who; internet user since 1993.
Nicholas Carr, independent writer and consultant whose work centers on information technology; internet user since 1987.
Michael Castengera, teacher and consultant, Grady College of Journalism/ University of Georgia, Media Strategies and Tactics Inc., a media consulting firm; internet user since 1992.
Gary Chapman, director of the 21st Century Project at the graduate school for public policy at the University of Texa; executive director of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility from 1984 to 1991; served on selection committee for the Turing Award – the computer-science field’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize; internet user since 1982.
Clement Chau, research assistant and program coordinator, Tufts University-Developmental Technologies Research Group; internet user since 1995.
Barry K. Chudakov, principal, The Chudakov Company, specializing in strategies for complex adaptive systems; internet user since 1989.
Steve Cisler, former senior library scientist for Apple, founder of the Association for Community Networking, now working on public-access projects in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Uganda; internet user since 1989.
David Clark, from 1981 to 1989 the chief protocol architect of the internet; senior research scientist at MIT; past chair of Computer Sciences and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council; now working under a major National Science Foundation grant to rethink the architecture of the internet; internet user since 1975.
Lynn Schofield Clark, director of Teens and the New Media @ Home Project, University of Colorado; member of the international study commission on Media, Religion, and Culture; internet user since 1991.
Michael Conlin, former legislator, currently an entrepreneur; internet user since 1990.
James Conser, professor emeritus, Youngstown State University; expert on criminal justice and co-author of “Law Enforcement in the United States”; a leader of Police Futurists International and member of the World Futures Society; internet user since 1985.
Ted M. Coopman, activist, social science researcher, instructor at the University of Washington, Seattle, member of Association of Internet Researchers board of directors.
Jeff Corman, government policy analyst, Industry Canada, Government of Canada; internet user since 1995.
W. Reid Cornwell, director of The Center for Internet Research; former CEO of Intratech, a high-tech executive search firm; author of “A Primer of Internet Marketing, Metrics, and Management”; internet user since 1974.
Todd Costigan, National Association of Realtors, Center for Realtor Technology; internet user since, 1985.
Karen Coyle, information professional and librarian, active leader of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; expert on internet privacy; internet user since 1983.
Paul Craven, director of enterprise communications, U.S. Department of Labor; internet user since 1993.
Brent Crossland, government technology policy analyst based in Illinois; specializes in securing digital identities and information; internet user since 1992.
Mark Crowley, researcher, The Customer Respect Group; internet user since 1995.
Claudia Cruz, online editor of el Periodico, a major newspaper based in Guatemala.
Roger Cutler, W3.org (the World Wide Web Consortium, Tim Berners-Lee’s web development group), senior staff research scientist at the Chevron Information Technology division of Chevron U.S.A.; internet user since 1994.
Cary Curphy, operations research analyst, U.S. Army; internet user since 1989.
Michael Dahan, professor, Sapir Academic College, Israel; Digital Jerusalem; His works include the paper “National Security and Democracy on the Internet in Israel.” He has led projects to foster peace in the Middle East through new technology; internet user since 1989.
Amos Davidowitz, director of education, training and special programs for Institute of World Affairs, Association for Progressive Education; founder of Global Peace Experiences; internet user since 1994.
Nan Dawkins, co-founder of RedBoots Consulting; has more than 20 years of experience in marketing communications with J. Walter Thompson and other agencies; a frequent speaker on search engines, blogs, and online advocacy; internet user since 1997.
Jascha de Nooijer, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands; research studies teens and use of the internet for health information; internet user since 1995.
Ben Detenber, associate professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; research interests include media effects and information and communications technologies.
Cory Doctorow, self-employed journalist, blogger, co-editor of Boing Boing, a leading blog; born in Canada, he now lives in London; he worked as the European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation before quitting to work on writing and speaking full-time; internet user since 1987.
Georg Dutschke, Universida Sevilla, Forum Criança, Cortefino; research interests include the impact of new technologies, organization development, and marketing; internet user since 1996.
Esther Dyson, editor Release 1.0 (now part of CNET Networks), investor and adviser to start-ups, and member of many boards, including Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Global Business Network; former chair of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) board; internet user since 1985.
Bruce Edmonds, Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK; his research has included work on social intelligence and the construction of AI and social agents; internet user since 1992.
Lilia Efimova, researcher, Telematica Instituut, Netherlands; research interests include personal knowledge management and weblogs; internet user since 1993.
David Elesh, associate professor of sociology at Temple University; an expert on political fragmentation in metropolitan areas and consequences of industrial change; internet user since 1983.
Leigh Estabrook, professor, University of Illinois; research includes a study of the impact of the USA Patriot Act; recipient of the 2003 Association for Library and Information Science Award for professional contributions to education; internet user since 1978.
Luc Faubert, consultant, dDocs Information Inc.; president of Quebec’s Internet Society chapter and an ambassador to the World Summit on Information Society; working on the creation of the North American Regional At-Large Organization (NARALO) within ICANN; member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR); internet user since 1985.
Bret Fausett, an intellectual property and internet attorney and a partner with Hancock, Rothert & Bunshoft, LLP in the Los Angeles area; he has done work tied to ICANN, urges its reform, and produces a blog and podcasts about it.
Stan Felder, president and CEO, Vibrance Associates, LLC; publisher of the health/medical websites hisandherhealth.com, newshe.com, and ourgyn.com; internet user since 1985.
Carlos Fernandez, CCRTV (telecom company in Barcelona), Ph.D. student.
María Laura Ferreyra, strategic planner, Instituto Universitario Aeronautico; active leader in the Internet Society chapter in Argentina; internet user since 1996.
Cliff Figallo, online communities architect, SociAlchemy; was managing director of the WELL (Whole Earth ‘Lectronic Link, one of the best-known conferencing systems and virtual communities in the United States in the 1990s) and a director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Cambridge office in the early 1990s; internet user since 1985.
Howard Finberg, director of interactive media, The Poynter Institute; was named the Newspaper Association of America “New Media Pioneer” in 2000; a journalist for 30 years, he previously worked at the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Arizona Republic; internet user since 1991.
Seth Finkelstein, activist and programmer, author of the Infothought blog and an EFF Pioneer Award winner; he devoted hundreds of hours of time over the span of several years to decrypt and expose to public scrutiny the contents of censorware blacklists, raising the level of public awareness about the freedom of speech issues on the internet.
Richard Forno, principal consultant, KRvW Associates (information security), Infowarrior.Org; CMU Software Engineering Institute; formerly the chief information security officer for Network Solutions; author of “The Art of Information Warfare”; publishes a website with information on computer security; internet user since 1992.
Gary Foster, Gary D. Foster Consulting, a consulting company that concentrates on Christian marketing and management; internet user since 1990.
Suely Fragoso, professor and researcher at the Center of Communications Science, Unisinos, Brazil; active in Association of Internet Researchers, research interests include the digital divide; internet user since 1994.
Rick Gentry, acquisition coordinator, Greenpeace USA; internet user since 1995.
Heath Gibson, competitive intelligence manager, BigPond, a provider of broadband customer websites in Australia; internet user since 1994.
Amy Gill, Association of Alternative News Weeklies, a trade association providing support and information from more than 100 alternative newsweeklies in the United States.
Mike Gill, electronics engineer, National Library of Medicine; internet user since 1988.
Michael Gorrell, senior VP and chief information officer for EBSCO publishing, responsible for all technology and product development for this online research platform; member of Internet2; internet user since 1994.
Stine Gotved, cultural sociologist, University of Copenhagen; her research looks into cybersociology issues, including online communities, time/space relations; mediated interaction; and the sense of belonging.
Arent Greve, professor of organization theory, The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration; research topics include organization theory and the development and diffusion of technology; internet user since 1983.
Robin Gross, executive director, IP Justice, civil liberties organization that promotes balanced intellectual property law and defends consumer rights to use digital media worldwide; internet user since 1988.
Alex Halavais, assistant professor, State University of New York-Buffalo; graduate director for the informatics school at Buffalo; he studies how social networks are formed on the Internet and promotes the practice of “self-Googling” – establishing your own identity on the Internet; internet user since 1984.
Jeff Hammond, VP, Rhea and Kaiser; expert on strategic planning, design, and implementation of interactive communications; internet user since 1992.
Fred Hapgood, technology author and consultant; an accomplished freelance writer in technology and science; in the 1990s, he took on the role of moderator of the Nanosystems Interest Group at MIT, and has written a number of articles for Wired and other tech publications since then; internet user since 1981.
Joel Hartman, CIO, University of Central Florida; chair of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Planning Committee; member of the Microsoft Higher Education Advisory Council; representative to Internet2; and on the board of Florida LambdaRail; internet user since 1970.
Caroline Haythornthwaite, associate professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; active leader with the Association of Internet Researchers; research areas include social networks and the internet in everyday life; internet user since 1996.
Carter Headrick, director of grassroots and field operations for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; engaged in creating online activism; internet user since 1993.
Don Heath, internet pioneer and president and CEO of the Internet Society from 1996 through 2001; board member, iPool, Brilliant Cities Inc., Diversified Software, Alcatel, Foretec; member of U.S. State Department Advisory Committee on International Communication and Information Policy; internet user since 1988.
Charles Hendricksen, research collaboration architect for Cedar Collaboration in Redmond, Washington; research interests include development and evaluation of geospatial information technologies for decision support; internet user since 1968.
Steffan Heuer, a German journalist who covers the technology industry, U.S. correspondent, brand eins Wirtschaftsmagazin; internet user since 1994.
Buff Hirko, virtual reference coordinator, Washington State Library; an expert on virtual reference she is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences; internet user since 1988.
Donna Hoffman, professor of management and co-director, Sloan Center for Internet Retailing, Vanderbilt University; founder of eLab, and an internationally known expert on internet marketing strategy and consumer behavior online; internet user since 1975.
Scott Hollenbeck, director of technology, VeriSign (provider of global infrastructure services for telecommunication, content, Internet, and Ecommerce services); active director in the Internet Engineering Task Force; expert at developing applications and systems; internet user since 1988.
Jim Huggins, associate professor of computer science, Kettering University; research interests include theory of computation, computing history, programming language design, computing ethics, cryptography; internet user since 1989.
Christian Huitema, general manager of wireless and mobility at Microsoft in the Windows Networking and Devices group; pioneering internet engineer (on the Internet Architecture Board from 1991-96; Internet Society leader from 1995-2001; still active in building the internet).
Alan Inouye, U.S. internet policy analyst previously with the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council, where he completed several key studies, including “Trust in Cyberspace” and “A Digital Strategy for the Library of Congress”; formerly worked at Atari and Verbatim; internet user since 1990.
David Irons, VP, co-founder, Ascribe: The Public-Interest Newswire; consultant on strategic communication; formerly public affairs director at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and UC Berkeley’s business school; internet user since 1993.
Jim Jansen, assistant professor, Penn State University School of Information Sciences and Technology; has published more than 90 articles on information technology and systems; recipient of an ACM Research Award; internet user since 1993.
Jakob Linaa Jensen, assistant professor in media studies, University of Aarhus, Denmark; participant in Modinet, a study of mediated democracy.
Christopher Johnson, co-founder and CEO for ifPeople, Inspiring Futures; a life member and chair of the Working Group for Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR); internet user since 1995.
Philip Joung, Spirent Communications (wireless positioning products); representative to Internet2; internet user since 1989.
Lisa Kamm, has worked in information architecture since 1995 at organizations including IBM, Agency.com, and the ACLU; started the first ibm.com Information Architecture department; leader in the Association for Computing Machinery; presenter at Computers, Freedom & Privacy conference; internet user since 1987.
William Kearns, assistant professor at the University of South Florida; representative to Internet2; internet user since 1992.
Susan Keith, assistant professor in the school of communication, information and library sciences at Rutgers University; research interests include the issues arising from the junction of “new” and “old” media; internet user since 1996.
Thomas Keller, domain services, Schlund + Partner AG (a Germany-based web-hosting company – one of the largest ICANN registrars in Europe); he represents Schlund in the Registrar Constituency and is a member of the GNSO (Generic Names Supporting Organization) Council; internet user since 1995.
Kerry Kelley, vice president for product marketing, SnapNames.com, a Portland-based company that helps customers “back-order” a currently registered domain name to secure it when it becomes available; internet user since 1986.
Rob Kelley, associate producer, CNNMoney.com; internet user since 1995.
Mike Kent, professor of social policy, Murdoch University, Australia; research interests include the internet, literacy, and access to technology; internet user since 1994.
Alik Khanna, Smart Analyst Inc. (a business employing financial analysts in India); internet user since 1996.
Peter Kim, senior analyst, marketing strategy and technology team, Forrester Research, Boston; specializes in e-strategy and management, social marketing, blogs; internet user since 1993.
David Kluskiewicz, a senior account executive at First Experience, a marketing communications company.
Randy Kluver, director of the Institute for Pacific Asia at Texas A&M University; former executive director, Singapore Internet Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University; internet user since 1989.
Gwynne Kostin, director of Web communications, U.S. Homeland Security; responsible for content strategy and integration, program development, web evangelizing; coordinates public web communications during incidents of national significance; internet user since 1993.
Cheris Kramarae, professor, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon; internet user since 1976.
Robert Kraut, Human Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; an expert on the design and social impact of information technologies in small groups, in the home, and in organizatons; author of “Computers, Phones, and The Internet: Domesticating Information Technology.”
Oliver Krueger, visiting professor, Princeton University Center for the Study of Religion; a native of Germany who previously worked at Heidelberg University; research areas include media and religion; internet user since 1995.
Martin Kwapinski, senior content manager, FirstGov.gov, the U.S. Government’s Official Web Portal; internet user since 1997.
Jeannette LaFrance, The Shpigler Group (providing data, analyses, and strategic recommendations on subjects such as BPL, metropolitan networks, fiber-route feasibility, and “utelco” business models); internet user since 1990.
Mark O. Lambert, former utilities commissioner, State of Iowa; consultant; futurist; internet user since 1989.
Edward Lee Lamoureux, associate professor, director of the multimedia program, and co-director of the New Media Center, Bradley University; research interests include new media and intellectual property law.
Robin Lane, educator and philosopher, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; internet user since 1990.
Cheryl Langdon-Orr, independent internet business operator and director for ISOC-Australia; she is a board member of AUDA, the group in charge of Australian Domain Name registration, and she is a member of ICANN At Large; internet user since 1977.
Tíscar Lara, assistant professor at the School of Journalism, University Carlos III Madrid, Spain; internet user since 1995.
Tunji Lardner, CEO for the West African NGO network: wangonet.org; agendaconsulting.biz; has held various consultancies for the World Bank and United Nations as well as being a resource person and consultant to the UNDP African Internet Initiative; internet user since 1988.
Pierre Le Fèvre, president, Yomux Media Inc., based in Montreal, Canada; internet user since 1990.
Russell Lefevre, vice president for Technology Services Corporation in Los Angeles; former Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers-USA Congressional Fellow.
Thomas J. Lenzo, technology consultant with 30 years of experience, clients include Kaiser Permanente, Parsons Engineering, and others; internet user since 1979.
Alan Levin, programmer, designer, systems and network architect; chairman of the South Africa Chapter of the Internet Society; active in ICANN; serves on the boards of Future Perfect Corporation, AfriNIC, and .za DNA; internet user since 1994.
Bud Levin, program head/psychology and commander/policy and planning, Blue Ridge Community College; Waynesboro (VA) Police Department; internet user since 1988.
Peter Levine, director of CIRCLE (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement), University of Maryland; formerly worked for Common Cause; he also works with the Prince George’s County Information Commons (a nonprofit website for the community, produced mainly by youth), National Alliance for Civic Education, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium; internet user since 1993.
Rich Ling, senior researcher and sociologist, Telenor Research Institute, Oslo, Norway; author of the book “The Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone’s Impact on Society”; associate editor for The Information Society and for Norsk Mediatidskrift; internet user since 1984.
Fredric M. Litto, professor and director for the School of the Future at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, an interdisciplinary lab investigating the question of how new communications technologies can improve learning; president, ABED-Brazilian Association for Distance Education; representative to Internet2; internet user since 1993.
Geert Lovink, media theorist, professor and internet critic, Institute of Network Cultures, University of Amsterdam; in 2005-2006 he is a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg, the Centre for Advanced Study in Berlin; internet user since 1993.
Robert Lunn, Focalpoint Analytics; worked as a senior research analyst on the 2004 Digital Future Report: Surveying the Digital Future, produced by the USC Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future.
Wainer Lusoli, University of Chester, UK; originally from Italy; former research fellow, European Studies Research Institute (2003-2005); member of Association of Internet Researchers; research initiatives include the Internet & Elections Project and a look at the impact of the Internet on the 2005 UK general election; internet user since 1994.
Ed Lyell, pioneer in issues regarding internet and education, professor of business and economics at Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado; designer and consultant for using telecommunications and high-touch/high-tech methods to improve school effectiveness; internet user since 1965.
Jim McConnaughey, senior economic adviser active in U.S. policy on access and the digital divide, including work at the Federal Communications Commission, Harvard, and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration.
Kevin McFall, director, Online Products & Affiliate Programs, Tribune Media Services, NextCast Media; internet user since 1984.
Alec MacLeod, associate professor, California Institute of Integral Studies; his research interests include the visual culture of the internet; internet user since 1989.
Shawn McIntosh, lecturer in strategic communications, Columbia University; a co-author of “Converging Media” who formerly worked as an editor and freelance writer for newspapers and magazines in the UK, U.S., and Japan; co-founded Netgraf, which examines issues and trends related to online journalism; internet user since 1992.
Ursula Maier-Rabler, assistant professor, University of Salzburg, Austria; research interests include ePolicy, eDemocracy, and eGovernment; internet user since 1982.
Wladyslaw Majewski, OSI CompuTrain SA, a leader of ISOC Polska – the Internet Society chapter in Poland; internet user since 1989.
Meg Houston Maker, director of external information services, Dartmouth College; active in Association for Computing Machinery; internet user since 1993.
Willis Marti, associate director for networking, Texas A&M University; former builder of large networks for TRW, Martin-Marietta, and SYtek; research interests include security, fault tolerance; distributed platforms; distributed operating systems; leader with Internet2; internet user since 1983.
Andrea Matwyshyn, executive director, Center for Information Research, assistant professor of law, University of Florida; an affiliate of the Centre for Economics and Policy at the University of Cambridge; research focuses on information security and information technology and privacy regulation; internet user since 1992.
Sean Mead, networking consultant, for Interbrand Analytics, Design Forum, Cannon Retail Technologies, Mead Mead & Clark P.C., and other companies; internet user since 1989.
Nicco Mele, internet strategist, political web architecture expert, CEO for EchoDitto, an online communications firm serving non-profits and political organizations; born in West Africa, but now extremely active in politics in the U.S., he’s known for heading the breakthrough internet strategy for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign.
Michel Menou, professor, consultant, and information-science researcher; born in France, he has worked in nearly 80 nations since 1966; research is concentrated on information policy, including significant studies of information technology and its impact in Africa; on the editorial board of seven scholarly journals; internet user since 1992.
Bob Metcalfe, internet pioneer, invented Ethernet when working at Xerox PARC in 1973, founder of 3Com Corporation, former CEO of InfoWorld, now a venture capitalist and partner in Polaris Venture Partners; director of the Pop Tech executive technology conference; winner of IEEE Medal of Honor and the U.S. National Medal of Technology; internet user since 1970.
Denzil Meyers, founder and president, Widgetwonder (internal branding consultants and facilitators of corporate storytelling), Applied Improvisation Network; internet user since 1993.
Vincent Michon, strategic marketing manager, France Télécom; internet user since 1979.
Toby Miller, professor, University of California-Riverside; an Australian with research interests in cultural policy and political economy; internet user since 1990.
Sturle J. Monstad, Research Centre for Health Promotion, University of Bergen, Norway; internet user since 1989.
Scott Moore, online community manager, Helen and Charles Schwab Foundation; an expert on online communities; internet user since 1991.
Torill Mortensen, associate professor, Volda University College, Norway; her research interests include media theory and reader-response theory; internet user since 1991.
Martin F. Murphy, IT consultant, City of New York; internet user since 1993.
Thomas Narten, IBM open-internet standards development, based out of North Carolina; involved in networking for more than 20 years, he is the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) liaison to the ICANN Board of Directors; he has been the IBM technical lead for Internet Protocol v.6; co-chaired the IETF multi6 Working Group; internet user since 1983.
Louis Nauges, president, Microcost (an IT services and hardware company based in France); internet user since 1990.
Peter P. Nieckarz Jr., assistant professor of sociology, Western Carolina University; research interests include the emergence of community and social structure on the internet; internet user since 1993.
Pekka Nikander, engineer at Ericcson Research, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland; past member of the Internet Architecture Board; internet user since 1987.
Christine Ogan, professor, University of Indiana School of Journalism; working with two other professors under a NSF grant to study recruitment and retention of women in information technology disciplines in U.S. universities; internet user since 1986.
Doug Olenick, computer technology editor, TWICE (This Week In Consumer Electronics) Magazine; internet user since 1996.
Jill O’Neill, director of planning & communication, National Federation of Abstracting and Information Services; internet user since 1986.
Patrick B. O’Sullivan, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Illinois State University; internet user since 1987.
Andy Oram, writer and editor specializing in free software and open-source technologies for O’Reilly Media, based in Boston; member of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; internet user since 1983.
Olav Anders Øvrebø, freelance journalist based in Oslo, Norway; internet user since 1995.
Barry Parr, analyst for the media group, Jupiter Research; formerly e-commerce research director for International Data Corporation; former vice president of news at CNET; and former managing producer of the San Jose Mercury News’s Mercury Center; internet user since 1990.
Craig Partridge, internet pioneer and early leader in the IETF; active member of the Association for Computing Machinery’s SIGCOMM and the IEEE Communications Society; he chaired a National Research Council study of how the internet functioned during the 9/11 attacks; now chief scientist, BBN Technologies; internet user since 1983.
Alix L. Paultre, executive editor, Hearst Business Media, Smartalix.com, Zep Tepi Publishing; author of “Cyberchild”; internet user since 1996.
Pascal Perrin, futurologist, France Telecom; internet user since 1998.
David Perry, president, Consensus Point (formerly Foresight Technologies), a prediction market organization based in Nashville; internet user since 1990.
Ian Peter, internet pioneer, helped develop the internet in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region in the 1980s; maintains a project on the future of the internet – the Internet Mark II Project; internet user since 1986.
Mirko Petric, lecturer in media theory and semiotics, University of Zadar, Croatia; internet user since 1996.
Kathleen Pierz, managing partner, The Pierz Group (consultants in directory assistance/enquiry); internet user since 1985.
Alejandro Pisanty, CIO for UNAM (National University of Mexico); vice chairman of the board for ICANN; member of United Nations’ Working Group for Internet Governance; active in ISOC; internet user since 1977.
Nathaniel Poor, lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan; research areas include the convergence of internet use and international engagement.
Mark Poster, professor of film and media studies, University of California-Irvine; studies the ways social communications have changed through the introduction of new technologies; author of the book “Second Media Age”; internet user since 1983.
Henry Potts, professor, Centre for Health Informatics, University College, London; internet user since 1990.
Sam Punnett, president, FAD research; has worked in the field of interactive digital media since the 1980s in the music business, social research, broadcast production, equities analysis, electronic game design, and for the last nine years on strategy, marketing, and product development related to e-business; internet user since 1988.
Polly Purvis, executive director ScotlandIS, a trade association; formerly of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Matrix Management, and the Scottish Software Federation; board member for Technology Ventures Scotland and Scottish Technology Forum.
Teddy Purwadi, secretary-general of the Indonesian Internet Service Providers Association; active in work with ICANN; leader of the Indonesian Chapter of the Internet Society.
John S. Quarterman, president InternetPerils Inc.; a founder of Matrix.Net Inc., which began publishing the first maps of the Internet in 1993; conducted the first demographic survey of the Internet; Matrix News, which he started in 1991, was the earliest continuing commercial newsletter published over the Internet; internet user since 1974.
Sheizaf Rafaeli, professor in the graduate school of business administration, Haifa University, Israel; director of INFOSOC, the Center for the Study of the Information Society; contributor to Globes (a business journal); founder and co-editor of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication; internet user since 1982.
Lutfor Rahman, executive director of Association for Advancement of Information Technology and vice-chancellor of Pundra University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh; internet user since 1996.
Gisela Redeker, professor, University of Groningen, Netherlands; member of the editorial boards of the journals Linguistik Online, Poetics, and Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap; internet user since 1981.
Michael Reilly, GLOBALWRITERS, Baronet Media LLC, Hally Enterprises, Inc., State University of New York at Stony Brook, Global Public Affairs Institute; internet user since 1972.
Howard Rheingold, internet sociologist and author; one of the first to illuminate virtual communities; in the ’90s he published the webzine Electric Mind; he wrote the books “Virtual Reality,” “Smart Mobs,” and “Virtual Community”; he also was the editor of Whole Earth Review and the Millennium Whole Earth Catalog; internet user since 1990.
Glenn Ricart, executive director, Price Waterhouse Coopers Advanced Research; member of the board of trustees of the Internet Society; formerly CTO at Novell and a founder or co-founder of three successful start-ups; former program manager at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency); won the first NSF grand for networking and created the first operational regional TCP/IP network; internet user since 1968.
Mario Rios, TDCLA (Tecnologías del Conocimiento, an e-learning group), Chile; internet user since 1997.
Nicolas Ritoux, freelance technology reporter for La Presse, Montréal and other media outlets; internet user since 1995.
Nuno Rodrigues, 4EMESmultimédia (a multimedia development company based in Portugal); internet user since 1992.
Sabino M. Rodriguez, MC&S Services; internet user since 1994.
Hernando Rojas, a native of Colombia and a professor in the department of life sciences communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, consultant for the United Nations Development Program.
Peter Roll, retired chief system administrator; internet user since 1981.
Marc Rotenberg, founder and executive director Electronic Privacy Information Center; he won an Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award in 1997 for his work as a “champion of privacy, human rights and civil liberties on the electronic frontier”; internet user since 1978.
Douglas Rushkoff, social theorist, journalist, and teacher, New York University; wrote “Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Hyperspace,” “Media Virus! Hidden Agendas in Popular Culture,” “Exit Strategy,” and “Coercion”; he is a recipient of the Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity; internet user since 1985.
Anthony Rutkowski, an internet pioneer who helped establish internet protocols, he works as vice president for regulatory and standards, VeriSign; he is a co-founder and former executive director of the Internet Society and he is an active leader in International Telecommunication Union (ITU); internet user since 1979.
Sherida Ryan, internet analyst, Openflows Networks Ltd. (provider of news, analysis, network facilities and tools for Open Source); internet user since 1995.
D.K. Sachdev, founder and president, SpaceTel Consultancy LLC (management and engineering support to organizations engaged in operating and/or developing total systems for broadband, multimedia, Internet, telecommunications and digital satellite broadcasting); early developer of XM Radio; internet user since 1987.
Paul Saffo, forecaster and strategist with more than two decades of experience exploring long-term technological change, director, Institute for the Future; serves on many boards, including the Long Now Foundation; Fellow in the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences; chairman of Samsung Science Board; Internet user since 1978.
Janet Salmons, president, Vision2Lead Inc. (consultants on organizational leadership and development and virtual learning); internet user since 1985.
Mike Samson, interactive media writer and producer, Creative Street Media Group; internet user since 1989.
Syamant Sandhir, leader in experience design and implementation, Futurescape; internet user since 1995.
Kevin Schlag, director of web development and IT for Western Governor’s University, BYU-Hawaii; internet user since 1993.
Jan Schmidt, professor, Bamberg University’s Forschungsstelle Neue Kommunikationsmedien, Germany; research includes the principles and practices of networking with a focus on Weblogs and social software; internet user since 1993.
Adrian Schofield, head of research for ForgeAhead (focused on ICT research and consulting in Africa), South Africa; a leader in the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA); internet user since 1994.
James Schultz, principal, Pretty Good Consulting; Institute for Work and the Economy (a consortium studying challenges posed by new immigrants in the labor market); former executive at Walgreen’s; internet user since 1995.
Robert Shaw, senior internet strategy and policy advisor for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU); ITU is an organization with 189 member states based in Geneva, Switzerland, responsible for the global development of telecommunications networks and services; internet user since 1987.
Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker and founder and ambassador of the Webby Awards; named one of Newsweek’s “Women Shaping the 21st Century”; Shlain has also directed 10 films, including “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,” a selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, and a profile of Intel founder Gordon Moore; internet user since 1987.
Rajnesh J. Singh, PATARA Communications & Electronics Ltd., Avon Group, GNR Consulting, chairman of the Pacific Islands chapter of the Internet Society; member of IEEE; internet user since 1993.
Tom Snook, chief technology officer, New World Symphony; representative to Internet2; internet user since 1967.
Jonathan Sills, SVP (strategy & corporate development), Provide Commerce, Liberty Media; internet user since 1993.
Kerri Smith, Elexio (web design, content management and enterprise solutions for non-profit organizations); internet user since 1997.
Chris Sorek, senior vice president of public communications, SAP (provider of client/server enterprise application software); formerly with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva, where he directed global communications activities; internet user since 1980.
Mikkel Holm Sørensen, software and intelligence manager, Actics Ltd. (ethical management systems); internet user since 1997.
Eugene Spafford, internet and executive director for Purdue University’s CERIAS (the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security – a web-based incident-response database); internet user since 1980. Member of U.S. President’s Technology Advisory Committee and adviser to National Science Foundation and other agencies; leader in ACM (Association of Computing Machinery).
Suzanne Stefanac, author and interactive media strategist, dispatchesfromblogistan.com; freelance technology writer with 15 years of work in publications such as Wired, Macworld, Salon, PC World, Publish, Rolling Stone; formerly of MSNBC; founding editor of Macworld Online and co-founder of RespondTV; internet user since 1989.
Russell Steele, president, The Insightworks (provider of tools for research and teaching in economics and public policy); internet user since 1995.
Danny Sullivan, editor-in-chief, SearchEngineWatch.com (a guide to how search engines operate); producer of search engine strategies conferences in the U.S. and U.K.; internet user since 1994.
Ellen K. Sullivan, former diplomat, policy fellow, George Mason University School of Public Policy; spent several years in Romania and Singapore, looking at how government employees use technology to filter information; internet user since 1988.
Raul Trejo-Delarbre, political science professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico; author of the book “The New Magic Carpet: Uses and Myths of the Internet, the Network of Networks”; internet user since 1993.
Bryan Trogdon, president, First Semantic (working on a realization of the Semantic Web); internet user since 1995.
Jerry Varner, of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Data Center; internet user since 1992.
Miguel Sicart Vila, junior research associate, Information Ethics Group, Oxford University; internet user since 1997.
Hal Varian, a professor at University of California-Berkeley and a world-renowned expert on the economics of information technology, he has also taught at Oxford, MIT, Stanford, Michigan, and other universities around the world; he is a paid consultant for Google and writes a monthly column for the New York Times; internet user since 1986.
Jim Warren, internet pioneer (founding editor of Dr. Dobb’s Journal), technology-policy advocate and activist, futurist; in 1992, he organized the first Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference. When he won an EFF Pioneer Award in 1992, he was noted as being “instrumental in assuring that rights common to older mediums and technologies are extended to computer networking”; internet user since 1970.
David Weinberger, teacher, writer, speaker, consultant and commentator on internet and technology; fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society; author of the “Cluetrain Manifesto”; internet user since 1986.
Barry Wellman, researcher on virtual communities and workplaces; professor and director of NetLab at University of Toronto; expert on human-computer interaction and social networks in communities and organizations; winner of achievement award from the International Network for Social Network Analysis; internet user since 1976.
Nancy White, principal, Full Circle Associates (communications consultants); active in Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; internet user since 1998.
Monica Whitty, psychology professor at Queen’s University, Belfast; research focuses on internat relationships, including trust online, cyberstalking, and internet privacy and surveillance; internet user since 1994.
Susan Wilhite, design anthropologist, Habitat for Humanity; interests include authority and reputation in an open-source world, online social networks, domestic space uses and identity; internet user since 1993.
Andy Williamson, managing director for Wairua Consulting Limited, New Zealand; a member of the NZ government’s Digital Strategy Advisory Group; an authority on community informatics; active in e-Democracy efforts and helps establish community-based groups; internet user since 1990.
V.K. Wong, Ph.D. in physics, director of IT campus initiatives and CARAT (Collaboratory for Advanced Research and Academic Technologies), University of Michigan; internet user since 1981.
Simon Woodside, founder and CEO, Semacode Corporation, based in Ontario, Canada; internet user since 1992.
Norito H. Yoshida, new business development manager, Yahoo Japan; internet user since 1993.
Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder and director, Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, Harvard University, and a top forum administrator for CompuServe; holds the chair in Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University and is a principal of the Oxford Internet Institute; active in work with ICANN.