Patrick W. Gilmore – 2021 ICANN Board Seat 9

Patrick W. Gilmore

For more than two decades, I have held several board and senior management positions related to CDN, cloud, colocation, and interconnection. I have experience in both for-profit companies, and non-profit community-driven organizations.

My career has allowed me the good fortune to work with companies all over the world, building networks in Asia, Oceana, North and South America, Africa, and Europe. I have attended and presented at network operator group forums, RIR meetings, and Internet governance conferences on each of those continents as well. The Internet is truly global, and I am proud and humbled to have been a tiny part of it.

My current board seats include the North American Network Operators’ Group (NANOG). I personally initiated NANOG becoming a fully independent organization, and chaired the committee to hire the first Executive Director. I helped found PeeringDB, and have been on the board since its inception. PeeringDB started as a volunteer project and quickly became the de-facto repository for peering information. As it matured, we stood up a legal corporation, applied for and were granted non-profit status, and created a funding model. I currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Internet Exchange (SIX), the largest IXP in the world without recurring fees or government funding. Previously, I was the first non-UK member elected to the Board of Directors of the London Internet Exchange (LINX). I have also served on the Board of Trustees of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), where I chaired the audit committee.

I am Founder and Special Board Advisor for Deep Edge Technologies, which builds and runs edge datacenters. My most recent full time position was VP of Marketplace Services at Addrex, the first IPv4 marketplace. Prior to that, I spent five years as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Markley Group. The Markley Group is the premier colocation provider in Boston. I created a new Infrastructure as a Service subsidiary, expanding nation-wide.

Prior to Markley, I spent over a decade at Akamai as their Chief Network Architect. My group handled all peering and capacity globally for the largest source of traffic on the Internet at the time. Before Akamai, I was Chief Network Architect for multiple national and international backbone networks.

Last modified on 21/12/2020

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