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Appointment of Eliot Lear as new IETF Liaison Manager to the ITU-T

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State Posted
Submitted Date 2011-06-30
From Group IAB
From Contact Dr. Bernard D. Aboba
To Contacts
Cc The IAB Chair <>
The IAB <>
The IAB Executive Director <>
Purpose For information
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FROM: Bernard Aboba, IAB Chair
TO: ITU-T TSAG, Director of the TSB

Title: Appointment of Eliot Lear as new IETF Liaison Manager to the ITU-T

The IAB would like to bring to the ITU-T's attention the appointment of
Mr. Eliot Lear the new IETF Liaison Manager to the ITU-T.

The IETF Liaison Manager to the ITU-T sees to the day to day aspects of
the relationship with the ITU-T, provides guidance to the IESG, IAB, and
the IETF as a whole on strategic matters involving both organizations.
In addition, Mr. Lear will work closely with our other liaison managers
to assure consistency of approach across technologies, as well as see
that liaisons from the ITU-T to the IETF are appropriately allocated and
responded to. We expect Mr. Lear to play a significant supporting role
in strategic discussions between the IETF and ITU leadership.

Mr. Lear has over twenty years experience in networking, during nearly
all of which he has in some way participated in the IETF. He is the
author of eight RFCs, former chair of two Working Groups and one IRTF
Research Group, and has participated in every Area in the IETF. Mr.
Lear is also the co-Rapporteur in ITU-D Q22-1/1 "Securing information
and communication networks: best practices for developing a culture of
cybersecurity", as well as a past participant in the IPv6 Group and WSIS

The IAB thanks the outgoing Liaison Manager, Mr. Patrik Fältström, for
his valuable service.

[For the IAB],
Bernard Aboba
IAB Chair