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Widely regarded as the preeminent researcher on IPv4 exhaustion, he is routinely referenced by international agencies and frequently quoted by the ICT media. He is the Chief Scientist at Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies. APNIC provides number resource allocation and registration services that support the global operation of the Internet. He had a chief role in bringing the Internet to Australia in the 1990s. From 1995 to 2005, he was the Chief Internet Scientist at Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra). Telstra is an Australian telecommunications and media company which builds and operates telecommunications networks and marketing voice, mobile, internet access and pay television products and services. He provided a leading role in the construction and further development of Telstra's Internet service offerings, both in Australia and as part of Telstra's global operations. Prior to Telstra, he worked for the Australian peak university body, the Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee, where he led the initial construction of the Internet in Australia in the late 1980s as the Technical Manager of the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNET). Prior to this, he was the Network Manager at the Australian National University. He holds a B.Sc. degree (Hons) and an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science; both from the Australian National University. He has authored a number of books dealing with IP technology, among which are: “Internet Performance Survival Guide”, John Wiley & Sons, published February 2000; “An ISP Survival Guide”, John Wiley & Sons, published November 1998; and “Quality of Service: Delivering QoS on the Internet and in Corporate Networks” with Paul Ferguson, John Wiley & Sons, published February 1998. He has also published numerous papers and columns. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board from 1999 until 2005 and served as its Executive Director from 2001 to 2005. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, where he has chaired a number of Working Groups. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society from 1992 until 2001 and served a term as Chair of the Board in 1999. He has served on the Board of the Public Internet Registry and also on the Executive Council of APNIC. He also chaired the Internet Engineering and Planning Group from 1992 until 2005. He has also presented at a number of global technical and government forums, including: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); The International Telecommunications Union (ITU); The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); and The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). His research was recently quoted in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publication, The Internet Technical Community Issues Memorandum on the Future of the Internet in a Global Economy published in 2008. He has also been recently quoted in a number of news features for ComputerWorld, ZDNet, CommsDay, MISAsia, PC Authority, The Register, and CIOL Cybertimes.