Phil Roberts joined the Internet Society's Standards & Technology Department in April 2008. As Technology Program Manager, Phil leads important components of the Internet Society's technical work in the deployment of open standards and promoting the Internet's collaborative development and operational management model. This has included spearheading the Internet Society's coordination of World IPv6 Day in 2011 and World IPv6 Launch in 2012.
Phil has been active in the IETF for over a decade, with roles including working group chair, nominating committee chair, and executive director of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). During that time, his technical focus has been integrating Internet technologies into cellular telecommunications systems. He has promoted the use of IETF-standardized mobile networking technologies for delivery of data across cellular networks, which is now becoming the basis of networking technology for all cellular applications.
His background ranges from core development in software, operating systems, and management systems; research in platforms and networks for cellular networks; to business development and marketing. His research experience includes both AT&T Bell Laboratories and Motorola Laboratories and he held the position of Director of Network Architecture for Megisto Systems, Inc.
Phil is based in Illinois, United States