Leslie Daigle Detailed CV

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Professional Summary

I believe in collaboration as the means to achieve the impossible.

I am driven to figure systems out, make things work better, identify opportunities and enable groups of people to achieve great things. I have repeatedly built organizations and technology, introduced innovative ideas, and led people to see things in a new light. I have worked with the Internet – technologies, institutions, and policy – to help it grow and act as an enabler for many.

Areas of Expertise

Executive leadership – 20+ years experience in management within corporations and industry institutions

Strategic initiatives – from inception to successful conclusion

Deep Internet industry expertise and connections – vendors, operators, Internet institutions

Public leadership – leading organizations to public consensus

Comprehensive understanding of Internet technology, standards and operations

Long time Internet standards (IETF) participant

Published author and invited public speaker

Selected Career Highlights

When I joined the Internet Society, the mission-driven, not-for-profit organization had made significant contributions to leading the Internet community in the early days of “Internet governance” discussions, but was not equipped to provide leadership in addressing the significant technical issues increasingly stifling the Internet’s development.

  • As the organization’s first Chief Internet Technology Officer, I built and led a team of experts to create collaborative activities with and for network operators and other Internet technical corporations. These activities included the World IPv6 Day and World IPv6 Launch, which changed the course of IPv6 deployment, globally, and put the Internet Society organization on the map of go-to organizations to foster Internet-supporting technical industry action.

Internet-wide technology problems can’t be solved by any single corporation on its own.

  • I have remained active as an independent professional, successfully establishing and running several funded projects to draw in experts from across the networking industry to gain agreement on how to address, in a collaborative fashion, timely topics such as routing security and network measurements

In the early 2000’s, the Internet Engineering Task Force was at a critical juncture of its growth, and was being held back by the ad hoc support for its administration.

  • I worked from my role as Chair of the Internet Architecture Board to lead the organization to public consensus to create and operate its own administrative support – taking responsibility for all expenses, contracting and growth of the organization.

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