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Biography: 

Mat Ford joined the Internet Society's Standards & Technology Department in September 2008. As Technology Programme Manager, he organizes and leads aspects of the Internet Society's work in advancing the development and deployment of open standards and promoting the Internet's collaborative development and operational management model.

Mat has contributed to the IETF in the area of IPv6 development and deployment for many years and also chaired the cluster of IPv6 research projects supported by the European Commission. As a working group chair for the IPsphere Forum, he worked on the new technology framework for IP interconnect. Most recently, he helped lead the Trilogy research consortium in their initial steps to re-architect the Internet.

His background includes development of network security designs for a range of platforms, research and development in IP mobility and IPv6, as well as developing platforms to demonstrate research results. He was most recently a Principal Researcher at British Telecom's Networks Research Centre.

Mat is based in Edinburgh, Scotland

Latest Posts

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword around the Internet industry and the broader technology and innovation business. We are often asked what the IETF is doing in relation to IoT and in this short post for the IETF Rough Guide to IETF 97, I'd...
    Date published 10 November 2016
  • In this first post of the Internet Society Rough Guide to IETF 97, I'll highlight some of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) groups meeting during the IETF 97 meeting in Seoul next week. These groups...
    Date published 07 November 2016
  • As we rapidly approach the last Internet Engineering Task Force meeting for the year, we're pleased to report that the final winners of the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) for 2016 have been announced. The ANRP awards for IETF 97 go to:...
    Date published 14 September 2016
  • The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzzword around the Internet industry and the broader technology and innovation business. We often hear questions about what the IETF is doing in relation to IoT and in this short post I'd like to highlight some of...
    Date published 14 July 2016
  • In this post I'll highlight some of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) groups meeting as part of the IETF 96 meeting in Berlin next week. These groups are working to explore and address more...
    Date published 13 July 2016

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