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Mat Ford joined the Internet Society's Standards & Technology Department in September 2008. As Technology Programme Manager, he organizes and leads aspects of the Internet Society's work in advancing the development and deployment of open standards and promoting the Internet's collaborative development and operational management model.

Mat has contributed to the IETF in the area of IPv6 development and deployment for many years and also chaired the cluster of IPv6 research projects supported by the European Commission. As a working group chair for the IPsphere Forum, he worked on the new technology framework for IP interconnect. Most recently, he helped lead the Trilogy research consortium in their initial steps to re-architect the Internet.

His background includes development of network security designs for a range of platforms, research and development in IP mobility and IPv6, as well as developing platforms to demonstrate research results. He was most recently a Principal Researcher at British Telecom's Networks Research Centre.

Mat is based in Edinburgh, Scotland

Latest Posts

  • On the fifth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch, we're excited to share a detailed report on the State of IPv6 Deployment in 2017. It really is staggering how far IPv6 deployment has progressed in five years. In mid-2012, Google measured less than...
    Date published 06 June 2017
  • In this Rough Guide to IETF 98 post I'll highlight some of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) groups meeting during the IETF 98 meeting in Chicago next week. These groups are working to explore and...
    Date published 23 March 2017
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword around the Internet industry and the broader technology and innovation business. We are often asked what the IETF is doing in relation to IoT and in this short post I'd like to highlight some of the...
    Date published 20 March 2017
  • We’re excited to share news of the second Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW2017), which will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, on July 15. This one-day workshop will be co-sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the...
    Date published 15 March 2017
  • I recently attended the DNS Privacy Workshop colocated with this year’s NDSS 2017 in San Diego, California. DNS privacy has received considerable attention from researchers and engineers since the Snowden revelations of state-backed pervasive...
    Date published 02 March 2017