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Erik Huizer

ORG GÉANT Title CEO BIO Since July 2017 Erik Huizer is the CEO for GÉANT, Europe's leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education. Before that he was CTO at SURFnet, the Dutch national academic and research network. From 2008 - 2012 Erik Huizer was Managing Director (Algemeen Directeur) for the Information Sciences and Space technology division at TNO (The Netherlands organization for applied scientific research). From 1988 - 2000 Erik also worked at SURFnet and he chaired various RARE (later Terena) WGs. He was a member of the Terena technical committee. From 2000 - 2015 he was a part time Professor Internet Applications. Most recently at Utrecht University and before that at the faculty of computer science of the University Twente. He remains a research associate at Utrecht University. For over 30 years he has been involved in education and research networking, Internet standardization and Internet governance. In the nineties he was Area Director for Applications of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). From 1995 till 1999 member of the Internet Architecture Board. Responsible for restructuring of the Internet standards process (IETF). From 1999 till 2001. Chair of the Internet Research task force. From 2001 onwards he had various roles in ICANN and IGF. For his contributions to the Internet he has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2015 he was honored with the title of Dutch ICT personality of the year. He has been teaching at various developing countries workshops on Internet policy and technology. He is a TEDx speaker. From May 2000 till December 2004, he was part-time professor for Internet applications at Twente University. From June 2000 till December 2007, he was director for strategy and innovation at NOB. Until June 2000, he was managing director of the SURFnet Expertise Center (SEC). He was strongly involved with the GigaPort project, the Dutch project for the next generation Internet. Before that, he used to work for SURFnet bv on projects that dealt with developing and introducing new services. He initiated and participated in several EU projects, like the DESIRE 4th framework project. From December 1991 until April 1995 he was Area Director for the Applications area of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and as such a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). From 1995-2002 he was a member of the Internet Architecture Board. From 1999 till 2002 he was chairman of the Internet Research task Force (IRTF). Currently he is chairing the Dutch national IPv6 Task Force. Erik serves on the Board of Trustees for the Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN, the .nl ccTLD registry), the Board of the Public Internet Registry (the .org registry), the Advisory Board of Internet Society in the Netherlands (ISOC), the Advisory Board of the SURFnet and Kennisnet Innovation Program and the Advisory Board for the Media- and Entertainment management program at the CHN university Netherlands. Erik has been teaching at various developing countries workshops on Internet policy and technology. He served on the Board of Directors of Eurofiber. He was member (later chairman) of the board of the Amsterdam Digital City (DDS), he was chairman of the board of The European Internet Seminars Foundation. Furthermore he was a member of the Dutch Expert Group on Broadband, a member of the commissie Andriessen (FttH for the city of Amsterdam) and a pioneer member of the Internet Society. Co-founder of Electronic Commerce Platform NL and the Dutch chapter of the Internet Society.