Advisory Board Members
Advisory Board Members
Mr. Latif Ladid
Latif Ladid is a Senior Researcher at SnT. He works on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects such as 6INIT – First Pioneer IPv6 Research Project; 6WINIT, Euro6IX; Eurov6; NGNi; Project initiator of SEINIT and SecurIST.
Latif initiated the new EU project u-2010 to research Emergency & Disaster and Crisis Management re-launched the Public Safety Communication Forum, and supported the new IPv6++ EU Research Project called EFIPSANS, and the new safety & Security Project using IPv6 called Secricom and co-initiated the new EU Coordination of the European Future Internet Forum for Member States called ceFIMS.
Latif is also the founder and president of IPv6 Forum. He holds numerous well-regarded positions such as the chair of IEEE COMSOC IoT subCommittee; and also the chair of IEEE COMSOC 5G subCommittee. He is also the co-chair for IEEE COMSOC SDN-NFV subCommittee, and ETSI IPv6 ISG. Last but not least, he is also the Emeritus Trustee of Internet Society – ISOC, and is also on the program board for IPv6 Ready Logo.
Latif is also a Member of 3GPP PCG, 3GPP2 PCG, Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc EntNET, Member of UN Strategy Council, member of IEC Executive Committee, Board member of AW2I, Board Member of Nii Quaynor Institute for Research in Africa, and member of the Future Internet Forum EU Member States, representing Luxembourg.
Ms. Merike Kaeo
Merike is the CTO of Farsight Security, responsible for developing the technical strategy and executing its vision. She is a recognized global expert in information security and author of the Cisco Press book “Designing Network Security.” Prior to joining Farsight Security, Merike held positions as CISO for Internet Identity (IID), where she created the strategic direction for improving and evolving the corporate security posture and founder of Doubleshot Security, where she worked with numerous companies creating strategic operational security and resilient networking architectures. Merike is on ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). She earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.