Cisco official named Internet Society trustee

Philip Smith comes from company's Internet Architectures group

A Cisco official was named a trustee of the Internet Society, a non-profit group formed to spearhead Internet standards, policy and education. Philip Smith, an engineer in Cisco's Internet Architectures group, is one of four new trustees annonced this week by ISOC.

Joining Smith are Eric Burger, CTO at Neustar; Khaled Koubba, founder of Arab World Internet Institute; and Jonathan Zittrain, a Harvard law professor who co-founded its Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

This groups joins seven existing board members, including Raúl Echeberría, the Executive Director of LACNIC -- the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean -- who was selected as the new chair of the board. He replaces outgoing chair Daniel Karrenberg, chief scientist at RIPE NCC.

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