Kevin Meynell

Kevin Meynell

Senior Manager, Technical and Operational Engagement


As the Senior Manager, Technical and Operational Engagement, my main responsibility is the MANRS initiative, which encourages the adoption of better security practices in the Internet routing system. I also work on Internet exchange point and community network development.

I graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in Geography, and discovered the Internet whilst working at the JET Nuclear Fusion Project in the early-90s. This led to a move to UKERNA (now Jisc) in 1995 where I worked on the SuperJANET and National Dial-Up Service initiatives, before joining TERENA (now the GÉANT Association) in 1997. Aside from an 18-month sabbatical to help establish CENTR, I spent the next 16 years working on activities including the 6NET and 6DISS IPv6 deployment projects, eduroam, the Global Lambda Interconnect Facility, the TERENA X.509 PKI Service and TF-CSIRT, as well as being responsible for NREN Development Support in Eastern and Southern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and occasionally the Caribbean region. After leaving TERENA, I worked as the Manager of the Shibboleth Consortium that develops the Shibboleth web single sign-on software before moving to APNIC as its head of training in 2014. I joined the Internet Society in October 2015.

I'm currently a member of the ENOG Program Committee, and was previously the coordinator and ex-officio steering committee member of TF-CSIRT from 2008 to 2012, where I developed a CSIRT certification process and training courses, as well as established the joint FIRST/TF-CSIRT Technical Symposia. While at CENTR I chaired the RIPE Domain Name Registration Forum, and more recently organized NREN development conferences for the European Union's Eastern Partnership, as well as the RIPE promotional events for World IPv6 Day and World IPv6 Launch Day.

I'm based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. When not working, I indulge in kart racing and I'm a qualified motorsports timekeeper.

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