Karen O'Donoghue

Karen O'Donoghue

Director, Internet Trust and Technology


I joined the Internet Society in July 2009 as Research Analyst for Networks and Trust. In this role, I support and assist the Director of Trust and Identity Initiatives by providing research and analysis to further the team's assessment of strategic options, advocacy, and key relationships with internal and external collaborators. I am also active in coordinating the formulation of outreach strategies and identifying partners and relationships that can help promote the deployment of trust-enabling network technologies.

I have a long history of participation in the IETF, IEEE, and other standards bodies, as well as serving as a volunteer for both the InteropNet team and the IETF network operations team. I have also had a distinguished career working for the US Navy, focused on the development and application of commercial network standards and technologies to Navy systems.

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