Posted on Jan 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Candidate: Martin J. Levy

Community: ARIN

Martin J. Levy
Short Biography

Mr. Martin J. Levy holds the Network Strategy position at CloudFlare, based in San Francisco, California, USA. He was previously the Director, IPv6 Strategy at Hurricane Electric.

Mr. Levy has an active background in both the technical and management arenas of the Internet and Internet-related industries. He has been involved in the operational world of TCP/IP for more than 30 years. He’s also an active participant within the Internet Governance space.

Between 1981 and 1987, Mr. Levy worked at the prestigious Bell Telephone Laboratories and then after the breakup of the Bell System, at Bell Communications Research (Bellcore). His work revolved around the early days of deploying TCP/IP; including debugging of various protocol stacks. Since then, he has had a continuous operational focus. He has been involved in building numerous global IP networks in his recent career, all of which are still fully commercially operational. From 1997 to 2001 he was VP Internet Technology at Internex/Concentric Network Corporation (which became XO Communications). He worked for Telecom Italia Sparkle from 2002 to 2003. He has also been the CTO at various technology startups. Between 2008 and 2014, Mr. Levy was at Hurricane Electric where his dedication and pursuit of the unrelenting deployment of IPv6 within the global Internet is well documented online. In March 2014 he joined CloudFlare.

Mr. Levy’s dedicated focus on IPv6 has been his passion for many-many years and it stays a passion whilst at CloudFlare. Mr. Levy has shown a continuous commitment to the other members of the Internet community by participating in ICANN, IETF, RIR, **NOG and other Internet-related meetings. His role has been as a presenter, a member of program committees and as an attendee with a general advocacy for a better operational Internet.

Mr. Levy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing and Cybernetics from the University of Kent, Canterbury (UK 1978). He was born in London, England and has traveled extensively throughout his life. He resides in California and has done so for the last 28 years. He also spends time based out of the companies London office. He’s a dual citizen and holds both a UK & US passport.

This is Mr. Levy’s second time running for the ASO NRO Seat 9 position. The first being in 2012.