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Erik Huizer

Chairman of the Supervisory Board (2007-2012)

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Erik Huizer is CTO at SURFnet. Before that he was Managing Director Information Society at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) and Scientific Director also at TNO. From 2007-2008 he was Vice President for Internet and New Media at Technicolor, a Thomson company. He is also part-time professor Internet Applications at University of Utrecht. Topics he is currently involved in are: Media developments, Social Media, Digital Video archives, Privacy, Identity, copyright, DNS and the growing root, IPv6, Future Internet and Green ICT.

From May 2000 till December 2004, he was part-time professor for Internet applications at Twente University. From June 2000 till December 2007, he was director for strategy and innovation at NOB. Until June 2000, he was managing director of the SURFnet Expertise Center (SEC). He was strongly involved with the GigaPort project, the Dutch project for the next generation Internet.

Before that, he used to work for SURFnet bv on projects that dealt with developing and introducing new services. He initiated and participated in several EU projects, like the DESIRE 4th framework project. From December 1991 until April 1995 he was Area Director for the Applications area of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and as such a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). From 1995-2002 he was a member of the Internet Architecture Board. From 1999 till 2002 he was chairman of the Internet Research task Force (IRTF).

Currently he is chairing the Dutch national IPv6 Task Force. Erik serves on the Board of Trustees for the Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN, the .nl ccTLD registry), the Board of the Public Internet Registry (the .org registry), the Advisory Board of Internet Society in the Netherlands (ISOC), the Advisory Board of the SURFnet and Kennisnet Innovation Program and the Advisory Board for the Media- and Entertainment management program at the CHN university Netherlands.

Erik has been teaching at various developing countries workshops on Internet policy and technology. He served on the Board of Directors of Eurofiber. He was member (later chairman) of the board of the Amsterdam Digital City (DDS), he was chairman of the board of The European Internet Seminars Foundation. Furthermore he was a member of the Dutch Expert Group on Broadband, a member of the commissie Andriessen (FttH for the city of Amsterdam) and a pioneer member of the Internet Society. Co-founder of Electronic Commerce Platform NL and the Dutch chapter of the Internet Society.