Cambridge, UK, Amsterdam, NL | 21 July 2017
In May 2017, Internet2 announced Howard Pfeffer as their new President and CEO. With effect from June 2017, Howard took over from Dave Lambert who is taking a well-earned retirement from a long and highly successful career within the R&E community.
Dave joined Internet2 as President and CEO back in July 2010. One of his first visits took him to Europe where he visited the GÉANT Offices (then DANTE) in Cambridge. In conversations with GÉANT senior management as well as with NREN leaders across Europe, Dave showed from the beginning his interest in engaging network and education leaders in a global dialogue to build broader consensus on strategic programmes of global interest, critical to Internet2, GÉANT and our global partners.
Under Dave´s leadership and together with Professor Jianping Wu of the Chinese NREN, CERNET, the global CEO Forum was established as an exchange of opinion and forum of dialogue around common and strategic interests of representatives of the global NREN community. The most visible outcome of the discussions so far has been the Global Network Architecture (GNA) and its pilot implementation, the Advanced North Atlantic (ANA) activities bringing new vision to our long-standing transatlantic collaboration.
Christian Grimm, CEO of the German NREN, DFN and Chairman of the GÉANT Board of Directors stated: “Dave has made a tremendous impact to our collaboration with Internet2. His passion in establishing personal relationships has been instrumental to foster the dialogue between NRENs around the world. We wish him all the best for his retirement and thank him for his contribution to global R&E networking. We now welcome Howard Pfeffer to the global community of interconnected R&E networking organisations and look forward to a fruitful continuity of relationships between the GÉANT community and Internet2.”
Howard Pfeffer brings over 30 years of experience in networking, systems and software engineering and helped pioneer the development of broadband Internet in the cable industry. Most recently he served as the senior vice president of the broadband technology group at Time Warner Cable, where he successfully led the architecture, engineering and development of the telecommunications infrastructure for residential and business services. He brings a strong background of business experience, technical leadership, deep advanced network knowledge and a track record of growth of new services.
To read the original Internet2 announcement, see https://www.internet2.edu/news/detail/13872/