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Leslie Daigle

Leslie Daigle

Former Chief Internet Technology Officer

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Biography

Leslie has been actively involved in shaping the Internet's technical evolution for more than a dozen years. Her role with the Internet Society was to provide strategic leadership on important technical issues as they relate to ISOC's ongoing programs.
She has worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1995, and was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008. As the elected Chair of the IAB from 2002 to 2007, Leslie steered the IAB and the related IETF through a period of important industry and institutional change by working with diverse technical groups to align their interests and develop sustainable relationships.
Apart from her leadership role with the IAB, Leslie has been a strong promoter of the development of Internet identifiers and directory systems, which allow for the creation of standards-based, interoperable application protocols to support end-users across the Internet in their use of remote resources. She recently published standards for DNS-based application service discovery.
Leslie has served as a panelist with the National Science Foundation review committee, evaluating Internet-related research proposals submitted for funding. She holds an M.Sc. in Computing & Information Science from the University of Guelph, and a B.Sc. in Math and Computer Science from McGill University. Leslie was most recently a Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems. Previously she held the position of Director of Directory Research at VeriSign, and Vice President for Research at industry pioneer Bunyip Information Systems, among others.
Leslie left the Internet Society in May 2014. 

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IPv6 15 July 2016

Looking for Comments: Internet Measurements Landscape

[Editor’s Note: We are cross-posting this blog post from Leslie Daigle at TechArk related to our ongoing joint work...

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Open Internet Standards 13 May 2014

A Fond Farewell from Leslie Daigle – Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going

I recently announced my departure from the Internet Society, and now that I’m winding down my last week here...

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Economy 22 April 2014

Permissionless Innovation — Openness, not Anarchy

A sign of success of the Internet is the degree to which we take it for granted. Do you...

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Access 1 April 2014

Turkish ISPs Hijacking Traffic: This is How an Internet Breaks

While we may be tired of hearing about blocked Internet access, the most recent move in Turkey should make...

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Internet Governance 21 March 2014

TWO-FOUR-SIX-EIGHT – Who Do We Appreciate? IANA!

On Friday, 14 March 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced its intention...

IETF 20 March 2014

NBCUniversal and Comcast Sign Strategic Sponsorship Agreement for Internet Society and Internet Engineering Task Force

By Leslie Daigle, Internet Society Chief Internet Technology Officer I am very pleased to share the news that NBCUniversal...

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