Hans Peter Dittler, originally from and currently living in Germany, is the CEO of BRAINTEC Netzwerk-Consulting, a company focused on Internet, network and security centered consultancy. Hans Peter began his business career in the late 1970s at the University of Karlsruhe as a research fellow on communication protocols. In 1980, he was one of the founders of a startup company that focused on developing communication and networking equipment. He decided to start his next company BRAINTEC in 1995 as a change from equipment production to consulting. Starting in 2006 Hans Peter Dittler became a member of the advisory council of PIR helping the .ORG registry to grow and prosper. Since 2009 Hans Peter Dittler is chair of the board of ICNOVA a young startup company offering software for finance risk management.
Since 1987 Hans Peter was active in the standardization of networking protocols, first in the IEEE 902.3 LAN/MAN committee. Beginning 1993 he changed his focus to Internet-protocols such as PPP, IPv6 and DNS and has since participated in the IETF work. His main interest is to bring back new technology from the IETF to companies and users in Germany. Based on his long experience with IPv6, he was invited in 2001 to join the German IPv6-taskforce to promote the use of IPv6 throughout Germany and Europe.
Dittler has published books on IPv6 and VoIP and papers on Internet security and other aspects of Internet use.