Christian O'Flaherty

Christian O'Flaherty

Regional Vice President - Latin America and The Caribbean

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Biography

I serve as the Regional Vice President for Latin America and The Caribbean, working and collaborating with governments, policymakers, civil society, academia, companies, technical communities, and other stakeholders. I joined the Internet Society in July 2009.

I began my career in academia in the early 90s and while developing the National Research and Education Network in Argentina, I became operations director. Soon after I joined a regional company to build and grow the Internet business. In 2006 the company was acquired by a global subsea cable provider where I was responsible for the Internet product in Latin America. I also served the regional community as chair at LACNIC's Public Policy Forum, and as founder and board member of local and regional organizations including the Latin America and The Caribbean Network Operators Group (LACNOG), the Latin American IXP Association (LAC-IX), the LAC Peering Forum, and several technical working groups.
 
I enjoy yoga (amateur 15 years practitioner), cycling (mountain), farming (at home), motorbikes (dual-sport), home automation (open source), programming (messy), cooking (apprentice), and music (diverse).

Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos

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Community Networks 5 October 2018

The Presence of Community Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean

The community of Latin America and the Caribbean has maintained an incessant activity in community networks topics, particularly during...

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Internet Exchange Points 3 May 2018

Internet Society, LACNIC, and LAC-IX Partner to Strengthen IXPs in Latin America

Wednesday, 2 May 2018, the Internet Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Association of Internet Exchange Points...

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Human Rights 29 April 2015

La Importancia del IETF para las Universidades

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Development 27 March 2014

Building Strength in Latin America and Caribbean

Capacity building in developing countries is both challenging and rewarding, including in Latin America and the Caribbean. The disparity...

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