When I discovered the Internet as a student, I was immediately hooked. Fascinated by the potential of this wonderful and powerful technology, the Internet has been a constant throughout my academic and professional career.
My studies and research in Law (BL), IT and Telecommunications law (LLM) and Intellectual Property (PhD) set the foundation for my work: developing and analysing Internet policy; advocating for a transparent and interconnected global network; simply put, fighting for the Internet.
I have had the fortune of working alongside like-minded colleagues at organisations dedicated to positive change – as Senior Director of the Internet Society for over a decade, as a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK, and the New York Times, among others.
I am happiest contributing to discussion and sparking debate among audiences across the globe. And luckily for me, this dominates my professional life, whether presenting ideas about Internet Decentralisation at TEDx, interviewing activists and advocates on my “Internet of Humans Podcast,” publishing (my book The Current State of Domain Name Regulation is published by Routledge), and writing regularly for various policy and tech publications, such as Brookings, Slate, TechDirt, and EuroActive.
Currently, I serve as a non-resident fellow and senior researcher at the Lisbon Council.