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Internet Architecture Board and Internet Engineering Steering Group Seat Members for 2018-2019

  • 21 Mar 2018

More than 1000 leading technologists gathered 
for the 101st Internet Engineering Task Force meeting in London

[LONDON]  21 March 2018 — Newly selected members of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and the Internet Engineering Steering Committee (IESG) were officially seated in their new roles during the 101st Internet Engineering Task Force Meeting held in London this week. The mission of the IETF is to make the Internet work better by setting high-quality technical standards for the global Internet.

The IAB provides oversight and commentary on aspects of the Internet’s technical architecture. Current IAB members are:


  • Alissa Cooper, IETF Chair, Cisco
  • Brian Trammell, ETH Zurich
  • Christian Huitema, Independent
  • Erik Nordmark, Zededa
  • Gabriel Montenegro, Microsoft
  • Jari Arkko, Ericsson
  • Jeff Tantsura, Nuage Networks
  • Mark Nottingham, Fastly
  • Martin Thomson, Mozilla
  • Melinda Shore, Fastly
  • Robert Sparks, Independent
  • Suzanne Woolf, Independent
  • Ted Hardie, Google

Ted Hardie was selected as IAB Chair. See the IAB website for more information.

The IESG is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process, including final approval of specifications as Internet standards. The work of the IETF is organized into six technical areas. The IESG consists of the area directors (ADs) for each area, who are generally each appointed for two-year terms. The current IESG members are:

Applications and Real-Time (ART) Area

  • Ben Campbell, Independent
  • Alexey Melnikov, Isode
  • Adam Roach, Mozilla


Internet (INT) Area

  • Suresh Krishnan, Kaloom
  • Terry Manderson, ICANN


Operations and Management (OPS) Area

  • Ignas Bagdonas, Equinix
  • Warren Kumari, Google

Routing (RTG) Area

  • Deborah Brungard, AT&T
  • Alvaro Retana, Huawei R&D USA
  • Martin Vigoureux, Nokia


Security (SEC) Area

  • Benjamin Kaduk, Akamai Technologies
  • Eric Rescorla, Mozilla


Transport (TSV) Area

  • Spencer Dawkins, Wonder Hamster Internetworking
  • Mirja Kühlewind, ETH Zurich

Alissa Cooper is IETF Chair and the area director for the General (GEN) Area. More information is available on the IESG webpage.

The 2017-2018 IETF Nominating Committee, chaired by Peter Yee, was responsible for the deliberations and selection of the candidates for the open slots in the IAB and IESG.

About the Internet Architecture Board

The Internet Architecture Board provides long-range technical direction for Internet development, ensuring the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for global communication and innovation. For more information, see: https://www.iab.org/about/

About the Internet Engineering Task Force

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is the Internet's premier technical standards body. It gathers a large open international community of network designers, engineers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. For more information, see: https://www.ietf.org/about/