Fältström - Patrik
Patrik Fältström is Head of Research and Development at Netnod. Previously, Fältström was a distinguished engineer at Cisco, technical specialist at Tele2, systems manager at the Royal Institute of Technology, researcher at Bunyip Information Systems in Montreal and a programmer in the Royal Swedish Navy. He has been working with UNIX since 1985, DNS since 1987, and been involved in Internet-related standardization since 1989, both in Sweden and worldwide. Fältström is one of the editors of the standards of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and E.164 number mapping in DNS (ENUM) created in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and was one of two area directors of the applications area for five years, followed by being a member of the Internet ArchitectureBoard (IAB) for three years and member of ISOC Board of Trustees 2006-2009. Regarding internet governance issues, he was around 1998 a member of the gTLD Policy Oversight Committee that discussed the gTLD process, a process that later turned into ICANN. After the WSIS process, in 2006, he was involved in the creation of the Internet Governance Forum where Fältström was a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group for three years and then advisor to the Chair for two years. He has been an appointed advisor to the Swedish IT Minister since 2003, member of ICANN Security and Stability Committee since 2005 and its chair since 2011. He is or has been a memer of numerous other advisory groups and investigations related to Internet during the years, both public and private sector including ICANN, Packet Clearing House, Telio, HotSIP, Yubico, Swedish Regulator PTS, Telia-Sonera International Carrier, Tele2, .SE, Swedish Government and the European Comission.
Fältström holds an M.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Stockholm.
In January 2011, Mr Fältström received The Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, V class, from the President of Estonia.