Getschko - Demi

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Demi Getschko has been involved in international networking since 1987 and was part of the team that created the first Internet connection from Brazil. He has been a member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee since 1995 and has served as administrative contact for .br since 1989. He played a critical role in the definition of the Brazilian DNS tree and in defining the rules that govern the Brazilian registry. From 1971 through 1986, Dr. Getschko held a variety of positions within the University of Sao Paulo, from student to faculty to IT Professional. From 1986 through 1996 he was the manager of the Fapesp Data Center, a state foundation that played a central role in the Brazilian academic network. Between 2000 and 2001 he joined iG (Internet Group), a free Internet provider in Brazil, as Chief Technology Officer and Vice-President of Technology. In 1996, Dr. Getschko became Technology Director at Agencia Estado, an arm of a major Brazilian newspaper, where he is involved in strategic planning, focusing on the technological evolution affecting the information industry. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.