Bert Wijnen is a Research engineer at the RIPE-NCC in The Netherlands. He was formerly Senior Manager Internet Standards at Alcatel-Lucent and was a Senior Consulting IT Specialist at IBM, (where he worked for 28 years).
Mr Wijnen is a highly experienced and active participant in Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), where he is currently Chair of the Network Configuration (netconf) Working Group. Previously, he has served as an IETF Area Director (in OPS and SUBIP). He is credited as an author on 28 RFCs.