Interisle's ability to deliver value by focusing exactly the right
combination of knowledge and perspective on each client's individual
situation is amplified dramatically by the specialized expertise of an
extensive network of Associates. Our Associates are respected and
accomplished professionals, with the skills necessary to collaborate
effectively as members of an Interisle engagement team. A few of them
are listed here.
World class expertise
in Internet technology
and network strategy
Jim Reid runs a small consulting company specialising in
Internet matters, particularly Domain Name System (DNS)
technologies, registries and Internet governance. He has over 25
years of experience using Internet protocols working in a variety of
organisations as a system/network administrator, trainer and
technical architect. Jim is co-chair of the DNS working group at
RIPE and has served in that role since 2000. He founded RIPEs
ENUM working group and was a founding director of UKEC, the company
overseeing the use of ENUM in the UK. Jim served a three year term
as a board member of RIPE NCC, the non-profit membership
organisation coordinating Internet address management and numbering
resources for Europe and the Middle East.
He was the DNS architect and a founding member of the Interim Policy
Advisory Group for Telnic Ltd, the sponsoring organisation for the
.tel top-level domain.
Jim is a consulting fellow for the
Consortium. He is company secretary for
non-profit organisation raising awareness in the UK about the IPv4
run-out and the need for wider adoption of IPv6.
Ralph Droms is a networking scientist, researcher, and architect with extensive experience
in computer networks research, network protocol design and development, technical instruction, and
university teaching. He has held senior research and advanced development positions focusing on advanced
and strategic network technologies at Cisco, IBM, and Burroughs. Dr. Droms has been active in the IETF
since 1989, serving in many roles including organizing and chairing the Dynamic Host Configuration (DHCP)
working group, Internet Area Director on the IESG, and member of the IAB. He has also published technical
contributions and managed resolution of inter-organization issues with standards development organizations
including ITU-T, CableLabs, IEEE, and ZigBee Alliance. He is author or editor of over 20 protocol specifications,
including many of the DHCP RFCs; over 20 technical publications, reports, and books; and inventor of over 40
patents granted by the USPTO. Ralph has been a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco, most recently conducting
research in the application of Information Centric Networking (ICN) to the Internet of Things and video
content delivery. Prior to joining Cisco, he was a member of the Computer Science faculty at Bucknell University.
Dr. Droms holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University.
Stephen E Harris has done everything from keeping the US Balance of Payments as an economist for the Federal Reserve to,
recently, leading a multi-town effort to secure $18M in last mile broadband funds that were being withheld from underserved towns in
rural western MA, for which the Berkshire Eagle proclaimed him a "kind of Tom Paine for the 21st century." In between, he had 20 years'
experience in managing the development of complex data systems as a Senior Systems Analyst (NYC Fire Department),
Director of Information Systems (NYC Dept. of Correction) and Manager of Payroll and Personal Systems for Bankers Trust, a major international bank.
He is the best-selling author of numerous computer titles including the WordPerfect Office 2000 Bible, WordPerfect for Linux Bible, and
Corel Linux For Dummies, as well as his thesis on political economy, the Death of Capital, published by Random House.
He also served as VP of Communications for Xandros, a pioneer in Linux development. As an independent contractor he has provided technical writing
and PR for over 50 high-tech startups from Ajax to XIHA Life, and established companies, including Intel and Microsoft.
Patrik Fältström is Head of Research and Development at Netnod
and the founder and owner of Frobbit AB Previously, Fältström was a distinguished engineer at Cisco.
He has been working with UNIX since 1985 and DNS since 1987, and has been involved in Internet-related
standardization since 1989-both in Sweden and worldwide. Fältström is an editor of standards
for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and E.164 number mapping in DNS (ENUM), both standards of the
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He was also one of two area directors of the IETF applications
area for five years, followed by being a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) for three years.
He served as a member of the Internet Society (ISOC) Board of Trustees from 2006 to 2009. Patrik currently
serves as the chair of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee
(SSAC) and, since September 2014, as co-chair of ICANN's
IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group.
Barlow Keener specializes in communications law and development. He is an authority
on wireless matters related to picocells, femtocells, Wi-Fi mesh networks, IMS, and fixed mobile
convergence (FMC). Barlow is the principal of Keener Law Group.
Rebecca Wetzel is a 30-year veteran of the data networking
industry, with unparalleled inside knowledge of the Internet service
and product markets. She works with network product vendors and
service providers to develop and implement strategies for new
IP-based offerings, and is the principal of
Frank Jaffe is a leader in the effective application of security
technologies to business problems, with more than 20 years of
experience focused on the financial industry. After serving as
Director of the Applied Technology Group at BankBoston, Frank
co-founded electronic payments pioneer Clareon Corporation. He is
currently the principal of
technology security management consultancy.
Michael Isenberg provides expertise to clients in
telecommunications regulatory matters, involving wired
and wireless technologies, at the state and federal level. He is an
attorney working in telecommunications, Internet,
cybersecurity, and "big data" law. Previously, he was Director of the
Competition Division of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable (DTC),
the state agency responsible for regulating the common carrier telecommunications
and cable industries in Massachusetts. Before that, Mr. Isenberg served as
Assistant Director and then Director of the Telecommunications Division of the
DTC's predecessor agencies, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) and the
Department of Telecommunications and Energy. In each of these senior policy/management
positions, he furthered Massachusetts' reputation for being a leader in promoting
competition, removing unnecessary regulation, and protecting consumers where market
forces were inadequate to do so.
Ron Orazine has four decades of hands-on experience in the telecommunications field
in installation, central office routing, and circuit design as well as outside plant design and implementation.
He has consulted on numerous projects in both the public and private sectors. Recently, he has specialized
in public safety communications for Regional Emergency Communications' Centers and grant writing.