ARIN Board of Trustees Candidates
- Paul Andersen, P. Eng. (35 Comments)
- Cathy Chen-Rennie (11 Comments)
- Peter Harrison (61 Comments)
- Anna Valsami (14 Comments)
ARIN Advisory Council Candidates
- Brad Gorman (1 comment)
- Kathleen Hunter (10 comments)
- Amy Potter (7 comments)
- Kerrie-Ann Richards (14 comments)
- Robert Seastrom (7 comments)
- Alicia Trotman (11 comments)
NRO Number Council Candidates
Please note that not every candidate may have received Statements of Support
Statements of Support - Board of Trustees
Author: paul vixie mr. andersen as trustee and chairman of the arin board of trustees, has made it look easy, and drama-free, for the first time in living memory. i am glad to see his willingness to continue, and i hope that the community gives him another term.
Submitted: Friday 07 September 2018 19:05 EDT
Author: Byron Holland i have known and worked with Paul in various Internet and governance related environments for over 10 years. As the former Chair of Board of CIRA (ccTLD operator for .ca, where I am the CEO) Paul has the rare convergence of deep technical knowledge as well as organizational governance expertise. Further, he manages to execute on both in an amiable and straightforward manner. His interest in and passion for all things Internet in addition to his real commitment to the community make him an excellent choice for another term.
Submitted: Monday 10 September 2018 13:27 EDT
Author: Owen DeLong Mr. Andersen has provided a tremendous amount of service to the ARIN community. First as a member of the Advisory Council and now as a member of the Board. He has an impeccable record of acting in good faith for the benefit of the ARIN membership and community. I strongly endorse his re-election to the ARIN board.
Submitted: Tuesday 11 September 2018 00:37 EDT
Author: Kevin Blumberg I have been involved in the ARIN community for many years and have found Paul to be a great leader and caring member of the community. As a participant in both Public Policy Meetings and during my tenure on the ARIN AC I found Paul to have a uncanny ability to move discussion forward and interact in a thoughtful and even natured way. His years of Board experience with CIRA and ARIN is an invaluable asset for the ARIN community.
Submitted: Tuesday 11 September 2018 14:18 EDT
Author: Joe Abley Paul has a nuanced understanding of global number resource management, an engineering discipline that allows him to navigate complex, technical projects calmly and effectively, and a proven, pragmatic track record in business. This is a rare combination. ARIN is fortunate, once again, to have such a well-qualified candidate for its board of trustees.
Submitted: Wednesday 12 September 2018 09:21 EDT
Author: Ron da Silva I've known and worked with Paul for almost 20 years. He brings good leadership and comprehensive understanding of ARIN's mission. He has served well in a number of roles on behalf the community and would be an immeasurable asset to retain on the Board of Trustees. I wholeheartedly support is nomination and encourage the ARIN community to re-appoint him to the Board.
Submitted: Saturday 15 September 2018 10:15 EDT
Author: Cathy Aronson Paul Anderson has served the ARIN community for many years. He was an excellent Advisory Council member. For the past several terms Paul as also been an excellent board member and board chairman. Paul works hard for the ARIN community and I support his re-election to the ARIN board.
Submitted: Sunday 16 September 2018 14:47 EDT
Author: Lee Howard Paul's service on the Board has been steady, as most of its members have changed. His board experience before ARIN provided him a strong background to lead, and he has been an officer since his first term began. He understands the fiduciary responsibilities unique to board roles, as well as the unique position of ARIN among not-for-profits, and clearly has the experience to continue filling that role.
Submitted: Monday 17 September 2018 12:48 EDT
Author: Patrick Gilmore I have served with Paul on the board for just under 2 years now. He has impressed me both with his contributions as a board member and stewardship as Chair. As a board member, Paul has consistently been prepared for every discussion, and is not afraid to bring up points which are not popular. Even when I disagree, his points are articulated and reasoned well enough that I am certain we both understand the topic and just differ in opinion. When the rest of the board disagrees, Paul puts as much effort into effectuating the decision as he does when the vote goes his way. For these reasons and more, I endorse Paul's candidacy.
Submitted: Monday 17 September 2018 14:03 EDT
Author: Peter Thimmesch To the Membership, We have had the opportunity to work in collaboration with Paul for the last few years and have become deeply impressed with his remarkable ability to balance the business functions of overseeing ARIN's fiscal responsibilities with the role that ARIN has in managing its crucial registration system. Paul's steady leadership enables industry participants to rely on sound, consistent judgments that give assurance to the rapidly evolving role to be proactive and dependable. We have witnessed his close working relationship with the senior team at ARIN and recognize the mutual respect and trust they have for each other. This has been earned, not given. Our company whole hardly endorses Paul for him to be reelected to another term. Peter Thimmesch Chairman & CEO Addrex, Inc.
Submitted: Tuesday 18 September 2018 01:01 EDT
Author: Nancy Carter I am pleased to write an unqualified letter of support for Paul Andersen. I have worked closely with Paul over the past year in my role as Treasurer on the ARIN Board of Trustees, and have found Paul to be the kind of board member that is easy to work with. He is dedicated, personable, and knowledgeable. He runs every Board meeting with respect and order and as a result is a Chair that it is a pleasure to serve under. Paul has acted as a mentor for new Board members, always explaining issues in a logical and reasonable way. Paul makes sure that the Board is prepared and productive by ensuring that relevant materials are provided in a timely manner. Paul conducts himself at all times with the greatest integrity. I encourage you to re-elect Paul to the ARIN Board of Trustees. He is an engaged, dynamic, and motivated Board member and I believe that his demonstrated commitment as well as his governance experience and technical knowledge are assets to the organization and the ARIN community. I fully endorse Paul's candidacy!
Submitted: Sunday 23 September 2018 13:52 EDT
Author: Amy Potter Paul Anderson is a valuable asset to the ARIN community. Throughout my time on the AC has gone out of his way to make himself available to us. I fully support his re-election to the Board.
Submitted: Tuesday 25 September 2018 00:06 EDT
Author: David Siegel Paul makes a great board member due to his calm and thoughtful approach to the job, and that combined with his many years of experience with ARIN and numbers policy makes him an easy "yes" for this position.
Submitted: Monday 01 October 2018 16:49 EDT
Author: Louie Lee Paul is a highly dedicated individual in leading the ARIN Board of Trustees to carry out all three aspects of the ARIN mission statement. In my own meetings with the ARIN Board, I have the privilege to engage with him directly and to get to experience the guidance he provides that the ARIN meeting attendees only get glimpses of on the occasions where he manages the large meeting rooms. My hope is that the community sees his value with his continued participation at this level and support his candidacy.
Submitted: Tuesday 02 October 2018 12:38 EDT
Author: Chad Milam Paul has been an invaluable asset to ARIN, the Board of Trustees, and the community at large. He is a thoughtful and talented leader. I fully support his re-election to the ARIN board.
Submitted: Tuesday 02 October 2018 13:56 EDT
Author: Timothy Denton I have known Paul Andersen in several different capacities over a long period of time, through various internet organizations: CIRA, CNOC and the ARIN Board, for about 15 years now. I have been his chairman and he has been mine. I have found his conduct in all capacities consistently sane, balanced, careful, and reasonable. So much of the success of a Board is in getting the business done and keeping the egos and tempers in check (including one's own), managing inevitable conflicts and driving forward an agenda that corresponds to the organization's needs. It has been my direct experience of Paul that he manages this set of tasks well. He is worthy of your trust and vote.
Submitted: Tuesday 02 October 2018 16:45 EDT
Author: Peter Losher I have known Paul as part of the internet community for over a decade since his time on the TORIX and CIRA boards. He has always been a tireless advocate and have always appreciated his willingness to serve. In his role as an ARIN trustee and chairman Paul has been a valuable and calming influence on the ARIN board and I support his reelection.
Submitted: Tuesday 02 October 2018 17:20 EDT
Author: Bill Sandiford I have had the pleasure of knowing Paul Andersen for almost 15 years in both a personal and professional capacity. Paul has been a tireless advocate for ARIN and the internet numbers community. His hard work, dedication, and leadership has helped steer ARIN through tough waters during his tenure on the board. It would be a tremendous loss to the organization, board, and the community as a whole, if Paul is not re-elected. I urge you to cast your ballot in support of Paul Andersen. Sincerely, Bill Sandiford
Submitted: Wednesday 03 October 2018 13:27 EDT
Author: Alyssa Moore I support Paul's re-election to the Board of Trustees. I know him to be a strong contributor to ARIN and the wider internet community. I have worked with Paul in several settings. He always does his homework and comes prepared to tackle the issues of the day. This is a rare trait – especially in volunteer roles. He is a skilled facilitator of constructive discussion and isn't afraid to tackle difficult issues. He has served the community well and been a champion for much of the positive change we have seen at ARIN during his chairmanship. Three more years!
Submitted: Wednesday 03 October 2018 21:03 EDT
Author: Michele Neylon I have known Paul both in the numbers community and the naming one for many years. He's always shown himself to be an asset to any of the organisations which he has been involved with. In the case of ARIN Paul's experience and style is of benefit to the both ARIN and its membership and to the broader numbers community. He is a fantastic ambassador for ARIN and I hope he continues to be for years to come.
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 10:34 EDT
Author: Merike Kaeo I am very happy to see Paul continue to want to serve the ARIN community as a member of the Board. In my 1 year appointment to the Board in 2017 I experienced first-hand Paul's excellent leadership skills as chairman of the board. He is pragmatic, conscientious, patient and considerate but can be assertive when decisions need to come to closure. His experience with the RIR communities and CIRA board experience bring added value to the ARIN Board. I fully support his nomination.
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 11:02 EDT
Author: Martin Hannigan Everyone else wrote al the fluffy things that highlight how popular and helpful Paul is as an ARIN board member. +1, agree. Give him good consideration and give him a vote. Paul is good.
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 13:02 EDT
Author: Kathleen Hunter Paul is a an excellent choice for the Board and I'd like to continue to see him in this role. I entered the ARIN community 14 years ago and Paul has been both a pleasure to work with and has been an excellent source of support when I first entered the community and continues to do so. I hope to have many more working years with Paul.
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 13:33 EDT
Author: Matt Stein Paul has been a long standing member in the Canadian Service Provider community. He has long been involved with CNOC a trade organization that represents a bulk of the independent ISPs in Canada. Through his work at CNOC he has shown his skills both as an entrepreneur and also understand of Internet Policy issues. As the Chairman of CNOC, I greatly value Paul's regular contributions to the Board. We at CNOC strongly encourage his return to the ARIN Board.
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 14:13 EDT
Author: Andrew Dul Paul has been a fully engaged board member and continues to actively serve the ARIN community. Paul as the current Chair has continued to enhance ARIN board's efficiency and transparency. I fully support Paul's reelection to to the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 14:17 EDT
Author: Jezzibell Gilmore Paul is a quiet and effective leader always with the greater good of the community in mind. He has in depth technical knowledge, and great business sense. Most importantly, Paul is fair, kind, and respectful of all others. Paul has my confidence and my vote to continue his leadership on the ARIN board!
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 15:42 EDT
Author: Robert Seastrom I've worked with Paul on ARIN and other projects for fifteen years. He is thoughtful and contemplative, always seeking to understand different positions on issues before him. He has my unreserved support for re-election to the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 17:07 EDT
Author: Christian Tacit I have known, and worked with, Paul for eight years. Paul is passionate about Internet governance, and has a tremendous depth of both governance and technical knowledge. I urge you to vote for Paul!
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 20:33 EDT
Author: L Sean KENNEDY Paul has been an excellent Trustee and Chair for ARIN. He listens to the community, takes the time to represent ARIN in the larger network operator space, and follows through on his commitments. I encourage that you vote for him for in this ARIN election cycle.
Submitted: Friday 05 October 2018 18:50 EDT
Author: Michael Geist I am a law professor at the University of Ottawa, where I hold the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. I am pleased to provide a statement of support for Paul Anderson. I served together with Paul for many years on the board of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority. Paul was an exceptional chair. He provided great leadership for the organization and managed meetings effectively, ensuring that all board members were heard and crafting a good relationship between board and management. I am certain he would bring the same skills and vision to ARIN for the betterment of the Internet and the organization.
Submitted: Saturday 06 October 2018 16:08 EDT
Author: Ben Lucier I sat with Paul on the TorIX board for several years. He was a great listener and consensus builder. I endorse the membership re-electing him to the ARIN Board.
Submitted: Tuesday 09 October 2018 09:15 EDT
Author: Matthew Gamble Paul Andersen represents the rare intersection of technical skill, business acumen, and strong leadership – a combination that makes him a tremendous asset to any organization that he serves. Having worked with Paul for the past several years I strongly believe that he is the right choice for the ARIN board and I wholeheartedly support his re-election.
Submitted: Tuesday 09 October 2018 09:34 EDT
Author: Gabriel Fried Paul is not only extremely capable in his role on the board of trustees but he actively seeks input from community members and is both a great source of new ideas as well as deeply interested in the various member businesses. I whole heartedly support him for another term.
Submitted: Tuesday 09 October 2018 14:42 EDT
Author: Steve Mothersell I have had the pleasure of working with Paul for many years. I look to him for guidance on technical matters, as well as business matters. He is a trusted resource and a valued partner.
Submitted: Wednesday 10 October 2018 21:24 EDT
Author: Mark Jeftovic Mr. Andersen draws from a deep well of board level experience, both at ARIN and beyond. Combined with his experience as an executive with demonstrated technical competence, he ticks all the boxes for this position.
Submitted: Thursday 11 October 2018 15:05 EDT
Author: Marc Donner Cathy Chen-Rennie and I worked together for three years at Google. During that time we constructed the Infrastructure Networking organization out of bits and pieces of existing engineering groups. The resulting organization was responsible for a portfolio of internal products, databases, services, activities, and projects that supported the Network Operations organization in running Google's internal data networks. In the time that Cathy and I worked together I found her to be both knowledgeable in the area of network technology, pragmatic and resourceful in dealing with organizational complexity, and unfailingly positive and optimistic in all of her interactions with colleagues. She was well-known and well-liked across the organization. When I needed to work with someone elsewhere in Google, and often outside, Cathy almost invariably knew them and could provide an introduction that resulted in a warm positive response to my request. Cathy's personal warmth and wry sense of humor makes her a delight to collaborate with. I could not imagine a better person to serve on the ARIN board!
Submitted: Thursday 06 September 2018 09:09 EDT
Author: James Krantz Cathy will be an outstanding Board member. I have worked with her for several years on the Board of the Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS) in Boston. She has brought a wonderful blend of judgement, capabilities and great energy to her work in that role. Throughout she has worked to keep the "big picture" in mind while working on discrete issues. I was always so grateful, also, for her energetic willingness to take on tasks and responsibilities on behalf of the Board. When I was President, I always knew she would complete them with great competence, thoughtfulness, and sophistication. I'm confident that ARIN would be fortunate to have Cathy serve on its Board.
Submitted: Thursday 06 September 2018 15:16 EDT
Author: Ronald Johnson I recently learned that Cathy was running for a position on the ARIN board. I want to take you back to the adolescent Internet, some 15 years ago, and my time with Cathy. Cathy came on board with my company in around 2003. The dot com bubble had burst and it was a time of consolidation. Management of IP address space was becoming a thing, as RFC-1918 had been around for a while, but now, the implementation was really starting to take hold. Cathy worked with me as a Network Engineer in a regional ISP in the Northwest US. At this time, it was pretty much me and Cathy as the top of the engineering staff that actually configured routers. I saw right away, that Cathy is a woman of many talents and the pure technical aspects of being a network engineer were not going to adequately encompass her abilities. So, after a couple of years with me she was recruited by Google. I feel Cathy is exceptionally suited to hold a position on the ARIN board, as she is honest and fair, and always seemed to propose the perfect solution to a problem. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Cathy. As I was the administrator of the IP address space for my company during this period, I had participated in a number of ARIN elections, and saw over the years the types of personalities that made for good board members. Cathy possesses the rare talent of being both technically gifted as well as being perfectly at ease in public speaking and management realms. If I still had a vote for ARIN board members I most certainly would be casting for Cathy. Ron Johnson Network Engineer
Submitted: Sunday 09 September 2018 04:45 EDT
Author: Nupur Dave I know Cathy from Google. She is a wonderful person who has done some very impressive work in her organisation and she's always been looked up to for advice and guidance.
Submitted: Monday 10 September 2018 18:56 EDT
Author: Sally Anderson I highly recommend Cathy Chen-Rennie for the ARIN Board of Directors. I have been Cathy's people manager at Google for over a year, in our internal Organizational Development consultancy. Her super powers are systems thinking, team dynamics and coaching, all key skills that are valuable to any Board member. Cathy is also a constant learner, continuing to build her personal and professional toolkit. As someone who has sat on multiple boards (current: Society of Human Resources Managers), I know the dedication, skill set and diversity of thought that makes a good Board member. Cathy has all of these key ingredients to support ARIN's mission and strategic goals, and while adding valuable gender diversity* to your already impressive Board of Directors. *A 2007 study reveals that the Fortune 500 with women Board Directors, outperform those without on their return on equity by 53%, return on sales by 42% and return on invested capital by 66% (based on average of 2001-2004 financials and 2001 and 2003 gender makeup of 520 Fortune 500 companies). Stronger than average results prevail for those companies with 3 or more female Board Directors. This link between female Board representation and performance holds across industries (e.g., pharma, healthcare, financial, IT, consumer and materials) (source: http://www.catalyst.org/knowledge/bottom-line-corporate-performance-and-womens-representation-boards).
Submitted: Wednesday 12 September 2018 10:46 EDT
Author: todd underwood I have worked with Cathy since the year ~2000 (when she worked for New Edge Networks and I was working at AS2901 in New Mexico), and have worked adjacent to each other at Google off and on for almost 10 years, including working closely together on an important internal infrastructure development project. Cathy has a breadth of experience that is uncommon in our industry, ranging from network engineering, engineering management, project/program management and product management. She is an accomplished coach, trainer and communicator. And Cathy uses all of this skill and experience to get things done. She has been a substantive addition to every group I've seen her join. The ARIN community would be lucky to have her.
Submitted: Monday 17 September 2018 09:10 EDT
Author: Martin Hannigan I have known Cathy Chen-Rennie for more than 15 years. She is technical. She has worked in many capacities in network operations and engineering throughout her career. She has a wide range of experience. Cathy has spent time in small and large organizations alike. She is flexible. Cathy has held multiple roles in her career from implementation engineer to chief of staff. She also has attributes that are complementary to a board, especially one like this. She shines in volunteerism. Cathy has founded and volunteered in non profits that have not only been helpful to technical communities, her coaching activities, but to living things, her animal rehab efforts. For me, it adds a beautiful veneer to the technical and leadership expectations we generally have in our community. I am happily endorsing Cathy for the ARIN Board and hope if you read this you will too. With your vote. Good luck, Cathy!
Submitted: Thursday 27 September 2018 19:13 EDT
Author: Sylvie LaPerriere I fully endorse Ms. Cathy Chen for ARIN Trustee. Here is why she is the ideal candidate to help ARIN navigate change and ambiguity. Cathy comes from a strong technical background (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science) and has progressed her career in Networking from 1994 - 2006, and again 2010-2014 with roles ranging from network engineer, deployment engineer, network operations manager, peering manager and product manager for network software development tools. She has a proven technical ability, having fulfilled many different roles, but more importantly she has proven her agility in learning new technology and working with different groups of people, constituents, stakeholders, while creating relationships and generally getting stuff done. She has remarkable personal and people strengths that will prove invaluable on the ARIN Board to navigate ambiguity and tough decisions. Cathy is: A great listener, balancing points of view to find consensus and move forward; Skilled at facilitating productive conversations (recognized trainer and facilitator) to resolve conflicts, and at navigating group dynamics and ambiguity; A leader with the courage to make tough decisions; Motivated by <doing the right thing>; Has the technical depth to grasp and navigate technological change. Cathy brings business acumen and non-profit governance experience to the board. She started and sold multiple companies, served on non-profit boards (CSGSS.org, two local arts organizations) and fund raised. What truly sets Cathy apart as a strong Trustee candidate is are her people-skills. She brings energy, presence and engagement in a room. With her technical background and business and non-profit track record, she will fulfil the Trustee position brilliantly. Respectfully, Sylvie
Submitted: Friday 28 September 2018 15:43 EDT
Author: Vinton Cerf Cathy Chen-Rennie has an excellent reputation for her technical work at Google. The endorsements from work colleagues illustrate her capacity for systems-style thinking which will be useful at ARIN as IPv4 and IPv6 address dynamics continue to shift. I have no doubt that she will bring the same thoughtful practices to her role as an ARIN board member and strongly endorse her candidacy.
Submitted: Saturday 29 September 2018 04:43 EDT
Author: David Siegel I've known Cathy for many, many years and know that her intelligence, perspective, and thoughtful approach would be a great addition to the ARIN board.
Submitted: Monday 01 October 2018 16:52 EDT
Author: Louie Lee Cathy & I have worked together in several different capacities over the years, and she has always shown herself to be a completely capable, honest, and forthright individual. She brings an operational viewpoint that will serve the community well. Also, her experience in international circles along with her collaborative nature are extremely valuable on the world stage as the five RIRs work together to manage the single shared IP registry. I hope that the community members understand the wonderful opportunity we have with Cathy and support her candidacy.
Submitted: Tuesday 02 October 2018 13:03 EDT
Author: Richard Chin I have known Peter since crossing paths at University with him and later as our careers intertwined multiple times over the decades. Peter has so many characteristics which have made him a success in his many endeavors over the years but the one that clearly stands out is his dogged determination to finish any task he sets himself. I believe the word is "grit" because when so many others will quit and go seek an easier path, time and time again , i have seen Peter continue down a sometimes lonely road to that distance objective many of which had no financial or material gain. That brings me to another sterling quality that i have found in Peter, whom i am proud to call both a friend and inspiration. Peter is someone who truly enjoys and believes in giving back to his community in ways both personal and professionally. I would fully endorse and support Peter's appointment to the ARIN board, based both on my personal knowledge of his expertise and grasp of Networking issues (local and global) and also as a person with a deep and long standing interest in the issues of representing the Caribbean and Latin American region and their interest in the global forums.
Submitted: Tuesday 04 September 2018 04:05 EDT
Author: Rohan Mallett I am an active beneficiary of the kindness and commitment of Mr Harrison. The University of Technology, Jamaica of which I am an employee are proud to be associated with this philanthropist. My computing and Linux skills have been greatly improved since meeting Peter. In collaboration with him and with our almost weekly online meetings, we are have started to change the Information Technology environment at the University. Without a doubt I believe in Mr Peter Harrison is the face of change and is one of the most optimistic persons I have ever met. I therefore, unreservedly declare my support .
Submitted: Tuesday 04 September 2018 09:03 EDT
Author: Ben Coughlin I write to highly recommend that Peter Harrison be elected to the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees. Peter's vast IT and networking expertise across multiple geographies and systems, along with his incredibly hard-working and consistent demeanor, will benefit ARIN tremendously. He is a dedicated, sharp, and capable leader and I know he would love to help provide support and guidance to ARIN.
Submitted: Wednesday 05 September 2018 12:57 EDT
Author: Matthew Stone His record speaks for itself, a devout and passionate person leading the charge on helping to improve and provide exposure for software development in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
Submitted: Wednesday 05 September 2018 16:29 EDT
Author: Kevin White I have had the pleasure to have collaborated with Peter Harrison for almost two years with Palisadoes Foundation. His unwavering dedication to excellence has been a motivation for me. I have seen this desire and drive most evident in his professional life. He has worked hard and smart, I strongly believe he will make an excellent addition to the board of trustees. Peter is a mentor, a friend, and an upright man.
Submitted: Thursday 06 September 2018 00:52 EDT
Author: Sean Holzknecht I have known Peter Harrison for seventeen years. First as co-workers, then friends and now business partners. Peter's academic, technical and professional accomplishments are well documented in the questionnaire section below. For those who have never met Peter, he has the rare ability to operate at a high level, under pressure, while remaining incredibly calm and enjoyable to be around. His instinct is to solve problems, not place blame. Peter is tenacious. He has a great sense of humor and doesn't take himself too seriously. He is a great collaborator, who loves to help others and give back. His work as the Chairman and President of the Palisadoes Foundation is a great example. He has a big heart and cares deeply about the people of Jamaica and the Caribbean region. I highly recommend Peter for the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees. He will represent ARIN well and you will love working with him!
Submitted: Thursday 06 September 2018 17:23 EDT
Author: Anthony Hannah I am extremely please to learn that Peter Harrison is a candidate for the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees. We were colleagues in our work at Google, and remain friends to this day. I wish to offer my support for Peter and confirm he has proven his exemplary knowledge and leadership abilities in all our work together constructing and maintaining the Google Technical Infrastructure worldwide. In addition, I've long been impressed by Peter's extracurricular activities with a number of non-profit organizations. We've ovten discussed his strategies for working with the Palisadoes Foundation. It's one of many such examples where I'd like to be more like Peter. To conclude, I think Peter will be a tremendous asset to ARIN, and thus to all of us who depend on and benefit from on a well managed world wide Internet. Let's please add his name to the luminous list of preceding Trustees such as Scott Bradner, John Curran, Kim Hubbard, Don Telage, Randy Bush, Raymundo Vega Aguilar, and the patron saint Jon Postel!
Submitted: Friday 07 September 2018 19:33 EDT
Author: KG Charles-Harris Born in Jamaica and with wide experience from the Caribbean, Peter is a deeply experienced and brilliant technologist with a fundamental commitment to improving the situation of people across the globe. In this missive, the focus will be on his experience with non-profit and community based organizing. Peter has extensive experience volunteering during disasters, such Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and others in the Caribbean. His engineering and technical expertise is enhanced by his ability and desire to roll-up his sleeves and work with non-glamorous projects (in or out of the technology arena), when he sees that this will make a difference for constituents. Most recently, Peter founded the Palisadoes Foundation, a not for profit that works with computer science students in the Caribbean to ensure that they graduate from their institutions with internationally desirable skills. Unfortunately this is necessary as institutions of higher learning in the area are largely bogged down due to a lack of resources and hamstrung by crippling bureaucracy. Peter found a way to cut through all the limitations through collaboration with students and other stakeholders across institutions, and has created a community that has initiated, and successfully run, a program that ensures that graduates are attractive for the top businesses and organizations in their local areas, and some have even been hired by the likes of Google and Über. In addition, as a founder of several technology companies, the latest being Quarrio (natural language interface to data sources that enables anyone to access information through simple natural conversations), Peter has been an invaluable advisor and collaborator in many areas, including funding, strategy, technology approaches (from UX to chip & network infrastructure). I believe that he will be a valuable member of your Board of Trustees and recommend him highly.
Submitted: Friday 07 September 2018 22:10 EDT
Author: Tricia Tsai I've known Peter for many years, and worked with him at two past companies, including most notably, Netflix. At Netflix, and prior to cloud services, Peter led the efforts to build out Netflix's video streaming network. His technical acumen and work experiences speak for itself, however, it's his leadership abilities and qualities that best suit him for this Board position. Peter is a strategic thinker, constantly looking for ways to improve process and experiences while maintaining extremely high levels of integrity and fairness. He is also a great "people person" who leads by example, takes the care and time to listen, and relates to people very well. Compassionate, hardworking, thoughtful, smart, creative, diligent, and innovative, are just a few words to describe Peter. I have no doubt Peter would be a huge value add to this Board.
Submitted: Friday 07 September 2018 22:20 EDT
Author: Sean Thorpe Peter Harrison is a man of very high integrity and highly committed to the development of ICT education within the Caribbean region. I met Peter in my capacity as Department Head of the School of Computing and Information Technology at the University of Technology , Jamaica for which the University of Technology and the University of West Indies together received the equivalent of over US$100,000 in servers and network switches to boost the capacity of project labs and curriculum within the two Universities since 2017. In my current capacity as President of the Jamaica Computer society(JCS) I am honored to have Peter as one of my advisers and mentors on some of the opportunities that can help to grow JCS both as a national and diaspora organization and do know that several members of the current executive of my JCS team endorse this position. . The Caribbean need more persons like Peter to assist with respect of the development of initiatives that will help to promote and grow the efforts of ICT development within this region. Hence as such I put 100% support behind Peter as the region's next ARIN ambassador and I am very confident that he will continue to make the region proud by way of this type of contribution
Submitted: Friday 07 September 2018 23:07 EDT
Author: Yuri Desyatnik I have been fortunate enough to have known Peter since our time as colleagues at Google. From the first days of working with him, it was apparent that he is a leader of unique caliber, incredible intellect and vision. Coupled with these leadership attributes, Peter has a back-bone of solid engineering skill-sets and experience. Peter loves technology, and mixes his leadership activities with hands-on engineering when needed. Peter has impeccable integrity, kindness and a giving nature, when combined with his other qualities, make him an empowering addition to any team or effort. I am honored to have him as a friend. On a personal level, Peter is real. Someone you can quickly trust, and work with to achieve anything. I strongly recommend Peter for the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees. I would work with him again in a heartbeat, and you will see why, if you choose him.
Submitted: Saturday 08 September 2018 00:41 EDT
Author: Orandi Harris I wholeheartedly recommend and support Peter Harrison as he is a man with a vision and positive energy that can help to change the world.
Submitted: Saturday 08 September 2018 09:04 EDT
Author: Ken Florance I have known Peter since 2000 and worked with him at both NaviSite and Netflix. In both positions, Peter was responsible for overall network architecture and operations. At Netflix, Peter designed and built the original CDN network to enable the launch of streaming in 2007. This included a comprehensive interconnection strategy, obtaining and managing the requisite IPv4 address blocks, building and operating a sophisticated nationwide network (including anycast), etc. Peter's years of experience with scale internet architecture will allow him to be of great service to the network community as a member of the ARIN board of trustees. In addition to his experience and technical expertise, Peter is a compassionate and wise human being, capable of having a broad perspective on complex issues. He's a good listener, clear and concise in his communication and, in my experience, his presence elevates the capability of any group or team in which he participates. I highly recommend Peter for this role. Ken Florance Vice President, Content Delivery Netflix
Submitted: Saturday 08 September 2018 14:45 EDT
Author: Larkland Morley I have known Peter since working with him at Fiscal Services Ltd, Jamaica which was commissioned by the government to modernize IT services for servicing the citizens of Jamaica. Peter was always at the forefront of learning new technologies which was very helpful on several networking projects we embarked on. One example was commissioning a nationwide WAN infrastructure for the National Water Commission. This involved strategic planning led by Peter and working with local service providers to ensure the best Service Level Agreements (SLAs) available at the time. Over the years, Peter has evolved specially to serve the community and giving back. For example, he is now actively driving the Palisadoes Foundation which helps Jamaican Computer Studies students to find meaningful summer projects that would ultimately provide them sound career foundations. I am fully supporting and endorsing Peter's appointment to the ARIN board based on knowing him personally over 20+ years as well as his strong expertise and knowledge of networking. I must also say that he is very patriotic to the Caribbean and Latin American region. This is not just about him wanting a position but there is tangible evidence of his work within the region in recent years. I am confident, he would use this position to advance the interest of the region and I am looking forward to his contribution on the board and being able to raise the interest of the region within all available global forums.
Submitted: Sunday 09 September 2018 03:18 EDT
Author: Crystian Ioppolo I have the distinct pleasure of volunteering under Peter's leadership in the Palisadoes Foundation. Over these past two years, I have seen Peter expand the foundation's impact and seen his determination break barriers for us. Our chief program, the Calico Challenge, has provided 12 Jamaican students with an internship which gives them the critical, professional coding experience they need to enter the working world successfully. Peter has worked hard to earn donors' support and to ensure that each student gets quality mentorship. When he sees an opportunity to help Jamaica's IT students, he seizes it. He is constantly reaching out to professors, Jamaican companies, and students to find out what they need and how Palisadoes can help. For example, he arranged the donation of servers to two Jamaican universities and provided Linux server training to university support staff. He also works with the Jamaica Computer Society to provide advice and guidance as they work to expand their network in California. These statements help to quantify what Peter has done through his leadership of the Palisadoes Foundation. However, I must point out that his true impact is beyond what I can list. Peter has been an example, a mentor, and a friend to all of the Palisadoes volunteers and Calico's students. His passion for helping Jamaica through technology creation and education is contagious. His knowledge of and fascination for computers and technology is equally impactful to his team. Further, he inspires others to pursue similar great feats, whether it be starting a non-profit, pursuing entrepreneurship, or simply learning a new coding language. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that ARIN will benefit from Peter's presence on the board.
Submitted: Sunday 09 September 2018 08:43 EDT
Author: Ben Segura Peter has my endorsement and full support. Peter and I share a dream of a connected planet. With all people someday having access to the internet in an unimpeded sense, everyone will have a platform in which to have their voice heard. As Peter points out in his bio, I confirm that he has a wealth of experience that goes far beyond ARIN's boarders - and straight into the hearts of the struggling entrepreneurs abroad. Peter creates opportunity for those who are willing to work toward bettering their community while paying forward the opportunities he was given. "Fairness and equality with responsibility" would be the best soundbite to describe Peter. As a senior program manager for Google, he was frugal when it came to spending money - even though no one at Google was asking for frugality from a system that was designed to scale to millions of subscribers. Peter is also very thorough. When he and his team built the video system for Google Fiber, Peter ensured that people who came after him could manage what he had built - full documentation of connections, server assignments, application assignments, power circuits, and instructions on managing the system were all part of his deliverable - and no one requested such detail from him, it is just part of his nature. I mention the preceding qualities as I have had first hand experience with getting number assignments from ARIN - and "fairness and equality with responsibility" is exactly the charge of this organization. As you are probably aware, many businesses that are asking for number assignments frequently ask for more than they need - or are unwilling to move addresses together into blocks or switch to IPv6. Peter would be a great board member to set the guidelines by which numbers are assigned, recovered, and subdivided as we enter a period with the greatest IPv4 scarcity ever. Peter is also a great judge of talent and a great teacher - he and would be excellent at resource development as well as the organization expands.
Submitted: Sunday 09 September 2018 12:07 EDT
Author: Carlton SAMUELS Peter Harrison came to my attention several years ago from voluntary work he started to see to rounded graduates in computer science from our local universities. That was at a time when the market was telling us our graduates were leaving with great knowledge of content but little in the way of practical hand-on experience. He began working to fix that because he cared about the generations of talent we were producing not just for ourselves but for the global business. His reputation as a doer and someone who with strategic thinking capacities was cemented by others I know and trust for decades, persons with whom I have competed as a business professional and others who I have mentored and worked for me. His commitment to knowledge generation and preparing the next batch of Jamaican talent for technology-based professions is unquestioned. I share his commitment to Caribbean development in general and our greater participation in the networking sphere and the global information economy. His continued quest to give back deserves our support. I unhesitatingly support his nomination and selection for the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Sunday 09 September 2018 15:05 EDT
Author: Simone French Peter Harrison has shown great commitment through his ongoing work with the Jamaica Computer Society , the University of the West Indies and University of Technologyv here in Jamaica. He has great energy and drive and excels at finding solutions to the many challenges that might otherwise prevent his goals beng achieved. The Calico Project has created opportunities for young Jamaican computer science students that would otherwise have not existed. The creation of the Calico Project demonstrates his vsion, patience, ability to plan and execute and to enlist others to a higher cause. He has my firm endorsement as candidate for this position
Submitted: Monday 10 September 2018 02:57 EDT
Author: Chris Hillios I have known Peter for a number of years and believe that he will be an outstanding member of ARIN's Board of Trustees. Peter has shown not only great technical expertise over the years but has also provided great leadership amongst his peers and teams. While Peter and I worked together his input and oversight on projects continually showed that he had the ability to be extremely technical while keeping the larger picture in focus. Peter's work on expanding internet and his work with non-profits organization's is a reflection of his character. I fully endorse Peter's candidacy to the Board of Trustees at ARIN.
Submitted: Monday 10 September 2018 11:42 EDT
Author: Todd Ridgway Peter is intelligent, dedicated, compassionate and thoughtful person. His credentials would be enough to fully endorse his election to the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees. Peter's contributions to numerous communities (professional and per personal) coupled with his ethical foundation and drive make him the ideal Board member. I strongly endorse Mr. Harrison.
Submitted: Monday 10 September 2018 16:36 EDT
Author: Nupur Dave I've worked with Peter at Google and he's been super enthusiastic and very encouraging. He's a great mentor too!
Submitted: Monday 10 September 2018 18:55 EDT
Author: Maria Myers Hamilton It is with great pleasure that I, Maria Myers-Hamilton nominate Peter Harris to be a member of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) Board of Trustees, 2018. I have known Peter for over twenty (20) years when the concept of "Internet of Things" was merely a thought. Over our professional engagement, he has demonstrated exemplary work ethics complimented with sound business strategy – undoubtedly a natural leader. His natural leadership qualities are illustrated by his passion to serve and to give back to his homeland – in one of his many ventures, the Palisadoes Foundation (he is the co-founder), an entity that seeks to sponsor student internships in software development. This foundation provides an opportunity to some youth who may have possibly never have had that chance to travel the path to attainment. Peter's accomplishments involve many presentations, publications, and work completed in the ICT space, and when asked about his achievements, his answer would be "..its just a part of what I do" Peter's curriculum vita illustrates the magnitude of his achievements, but Peter's commitment goes well beyond the print. The many lives touched through his work and continue to be influenced by his input – this can only be described as admirable. Finally, as an avid team player, I believe that Peter would definitely be that person who will work collectively in ensuring that ARIN continues to achieve its primary mission: "….supports the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources throughout its service region; coordinates the development of policies by the community for the management of Internet Protocol number resources, and advances the Internet through informational outreach.."
Submitted: Monday 10 September 2018 19:41 EDT
Author: Behruz Nassre-Esfahani I am extremely pleased to learn that Peter Harrison is a candidate for the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees. Peter worked in my team at shopping.com responsible for all of our network and data center activities. He brought his wealth of knowledge to the task was able to scale our infrastructure as well as work on a complex data center migration. I believe his domain expertise, as well as great judgment and work ethics, will be a great addition to the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Tuesday 11 September 2018 03:38 EDT
Author: Tennyson Williams Mr Peter Harrison should be considered as an OUTSTANDING addition to the AIN board. I found him to be a go getter, and bottom line focused. He uses great strategic thinking and surround himself with individuals that will add value to get things done. I was directly exposed to his visionary outlook and tenacity as we formulated the Palisados Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to being a higher level of technological thinking to the well deserving students on the island of Jamaica. A few of the Foundations accomplishments are: - The Calico Challenge - The donation of computer equipment to UWI and UTech - Customized Linux server training for university support staff - Advisory services for the Jamaica Computer Society I strongly support the 2018 Board of Trustee position for Peter Harrison.
Submitted: Tuesday 11 September 2018 12:46 EDT
Author: Jacqueline Morris Peter and I were at University together. He was always committed fully to whatever he took on. He has gone on to both be extremely good at what he does, while doing a lot of good in the world. One of the major issues in the IG world right now is a lack of diversity. However, that doesn't mean we need to take on just anyone purely for the sake of such. Peter is immensely skilled, and also brings a Caribbean perspective to ARIN, which serves the majority of the English Speaking Caribbean. So in Peter, I'd say ARIN is getting a twofer! But seriously, I believe that Peter will be an incredible asset to the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Thursday 13 September 2018 02:19 EDT
Author: Javon Davis I have know Peter for about 5 years now, we met when I was the VP of the Computing Society during my final year at the University of the West Indies(UWI), Mona Campus. We connected on the common objective of increasing the involvement in tech at the university and helping students gain valuable skills and experience through open source programs. Since then I've been both a participant and mentor of the Calico project and a personal mentee of Peter, this experience has helped me land interviews and job offers from some of the top companies in the industry such as Google, Apple, Lyft and the one I currently work for now as a Software Engineer, Automattic. I also currently serve as an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the UWI and can verify that Peter's valuable donation of hardware from his data center has helped the department to give students more hands on experience on what they'll be doing in practice and the department has appreciated this along with his continued involvement by providing customized Linux server training for university support staff, internships through the Palisadoes Foundation and open source work through the Calico project. Personally Peter has supported me when, as a young Jamaican who's been fortunate to visit Silicon Valley for tech interviews by taking time to introduce me to various areas in the city and connected me to a number of people in the industry to help advance my career, knowledge and in turn empowered me to do the same for more young Jamaican students who I've been able to share my experiences with and encourage them to excel in the field. With that said I fully endorse Peter's appointment to the ARIN's board of Trustees as I am confident he will be of immense value to the board and organization.
Submitted: Friday 14 September 2018 01:04 EDT
Author: Maurice Dean Peter Harrison will bring many key facets to the ARIN Board: a vast & successful experience building highly complex Datacenter, Internetwork, & IP based media platforms demonstrating his technical depth and organizational capability; a proven capacity for thoughtful leadership and industry insight which made him the ideal person to identify & then drive needed innovation in the Datacenter industry as Co-founder and CTO of Colovore; and his personal qualities - approachability, high integrity, honesty, & bias toward a refreshing earnest yet sincere diplomatic approach. I had the pleasure of working with Peter at Google most closely on Google Fiber TV where I was Product Manager & Peter took ownership of the overall program that included building a Datacenter, installing satellite dishes & IP based TV headend, developing a Multicast WAN as well as integration with in-home STBs. Most importantly he managed to bring a very diverse set of needs and expectations into a cohesive understanding of how to run a highly visible business area.
Submitted: Friday 14 September 2018 01:50 EDT
Author: vish yelsangikar I have known Peter for more than 15 years both professionally and personally. I am submitting my statement of support to Peter for the 2018 Board of Trustees position that he is contesting. He will be a perfect fit for this based on the qualities that Peter has. He is technically pretty strong. Has good management skills. His interpersonal skills are great and on top of that he is a good mentor with awesome communication skills. He was always there for any help that I wanted when we worked together at Netflix. A soft spoken person, but not to be taken for granted, Peter has a personality that attracts everybody towards him. I highly recommend Peter for 2018 Board of Trustees position. I hope people responsible for electing for this position, understand his strengths and elect him.
Submitted: Friday 14 September 2018 12:41 EDT
Author: sheldon powe Peter has been a though leader in technology for decades and he willing shares his knowledge with others in abundance. Peter started the Palisadoes Foundation where every summer he employs youths in Jamaica and mentor then to complete projects that are of benefit to Jamaica. He would serve you well as a Trustee
Submitted: Friday 14 September 2018 13:17 EDT
Author: Jacinth Morgan Collie Mr. Peter Harrison approached JPS Foundation in 2016 with an innovative and impactful opportunity to participate in the Palisadoes Foundation Calico Challenge. The decision to accept was become a partner was indeed a fulfilling one. This would have been my first experience with Peter. The business relationship blossomed as he continuously created partnership opportunities for our entity and allowed us the opportunity to help develop young minds in the sector. Mr. Harrison's life, so far, is in itself a motivational piece for Jamaicans aspiring to excel in technology, philanthropy and life itself. Mr. Harrison's contribution to the world of technology has broken boundaries and I fully endorse him being selected as a Board Trustee. Jacinth Morgan Collie Manager, JPS Foundation Jamaica Public Service Company Limited
Submitted: Friday 14 September 2018 17:21 EDT
Author: Mae Chan Peter and I have worked together in the past in a few companies. He was my manager at Netflix as we were building the CDN network when streaming was just coming into play for Netflix. As the Network Manager, he led many strategic and difficult technology discussions during that period. I feel proud to have had the opportunity to experience that journey with Peter. He is diligent in following through to every detail, always finding solutions when things seemed insurmountable or difficult. We've kept in touch through the years, and he's taken on the passion of his non-profit of advancing students in Jamaica through computer science and technology. Humbly he helps them through his connections and provides opportunities that would otherwise be hard to imagine, while at the same time he runs his own company. I know if elected Peter would apply the same passion to ARIN to help bring things forward.
Submitted: Saturday 15 September 2018 22:47 EDT
Author: Gunjan Mansingh I met Peter a few years ago and his spirit of getting involved and interacting with academics and students without any direct benefit to him is quite commendable. Through the Palisadoes foundation's Calico challenge he has gotten the students at the University of West Indies involved in several Open source projects. I know that they benefited tremendously from this experience. Last year he donated servers to the department. He continues to provide an industry link for both students and academics in the department. With his technical knowledge and his capacity to build relationships he would be an excellent choice for this position. Dr. Gunjan Mansingh Head, Department of Computing The University of the West Indies Jamaica
Submitted: Monday 17 September 2018 11:06 EDT
Author: Dayne Robinson I have had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Peter Harrison through the Palisadoes Foundation. Peter is passionate about this organization that provides a path for students to gain world class experience and exposure in the technology industry, hence developing skills that make them global employees. Peter is dedicated to whatever endeavor he undertakes and readily motivates others who work with him to aim for excellence. Peter has displayed these attributes throughout his academic and professional career and has often found himself in positions to influence and lead others. There is no doubt that Peter will make a positive contribution when appointed to the board of trustees.
Submitted: Wednesday 19 September 2018 10:54 EDT
Author: Mike Kelley I met Peter way back in 2000, he ran Network Engineering for our west coast operations at NaviSite. As many others have professed, Peter's technical proficiency with scale internet infrastructure will enable him to be of great service to our networking community as a member of the ARIN Board of Trustees. On a personal level, I found Peter to be not just an outstanding leader, but a tremendous human being as well. His decades of tireless involvement with various non-profit organizations illustrates that for Peter, this has been a lifelong calling. I cannot imagine a better qualified individual, personally or professionally, for appointment to the ARIN Board of Trustees. I fully support his candidacy and hope you will as well.
Submitted: Wednesday 19 September 2018 12:17 EDT
Author: Collette Bailey I have had the pleasure of knowing Peter Harrison for several years in his capacity as the President of the Palisadoes Organization. We were first introduced while I was at the Project Chair of the IEEE Student Branch University of Technology, Jamaica (UTECH) as he was seeking local volunteers to help plan and execute the Calico Challenge, the Organization's staple project. During a talk he held with students of the university, he spoke of his vision for Jamaica and his journey; I was so moved by his determination and dedication to the advancement of youth of Jamaica, specifically within the field of computing, that even after being rejected for the 2015 run of the Calico Challenge I stayed as a volunteer. During the 3 fulfilling years I spent as a volunteer I have grown to know Peter more as a mentor and friend, a selfless family-oriented philanthropist constantly seeking to better the world around him. I have assisted and watched him host workshops connecting Jamaican youths to executives in the Silicon Valley area; providing training on Linux servers to university support staff as well as donating computer equipment to the University of the West Indies (UWI) and University of Technology, Jamaica (UTECH); speaking at a conference hosted by the Jamaica Computer Society (JCS), as well as providing advisory services for the JCS. I strongly believe that any capacity he is placed in he will be a valuable asset. It is my pleasure to declare my support for Peter Harrison for the ARIN Board of Trustees for 2018. Collette Bailey, Project Coordinator
Submitted: Wednesday 19 September 2018 23:10 EDT
Author: Bobby Meneses I had the benefit of work with Peter from 2006-2008 at Netflix. During that time were focused on launching a new "watch now" feature to the Netflix Service. Peter lead the effort to build the CDN that enabled the launch of Netflix streaming in 2007. During my time work with Peter, I found him to be insightful, creative, and passionate about networks and the internet. Peter brings positivity and value to any team or organization he participates in and would be a great addition to the ARIN Board of Trustees. We have continued to stay connected through the years, and I value his consultation and perspectives. Bobby Meneses Director, Network Deployment Netflix
Submitted: Tuesday 25 September 2018 18:14 EDT
Author: Stephen Lee I met Peter earlier this year when he reached out to the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG) with an interest in becoming more involved in the community. I quickly discovered that Peter has the character, experience, knowledge and perspectives to be a valuable contributor to the regional technical community, given the alignment of his beliefs with the mission of the NOG. A clear example of this is his work with the non-profit Palisadoes Foundation, which reflects a genuine commitment to systematically sharing knowledge and providing developmental opportunities for students. I recently had occasion to receive unsolicited feedback on this when I interacted with faculty from the University of Technology in Jamaica. Peter was referenced as someone who made a real positive impact on the institution and its students. With his clear understanding of Internet issues, experience in the non-profit space, and a commitment to empowering the community through technology, I believe that the ARIN community and organization would be in excellent hands with Peter on the Board of Trustees. I wholeheartedly endorse his candidacy.
Submitted: Wednesday 26 September 2018 11:14 EDT
Author: Harikrishna Patadiya I have had the privilege to work with Peter Harrison for over a year at Colovore, the company he co-founded. Over the course of the project, which is still ongoing, Peter has demonstrated stunning technical abilities and leadership for the business. His acumen for understanding the little details and the big picture simultaneously sets his apart. I have worked with him on the migration of the cooling system controls on a live data center. He has shown understanding not only in his area of expertise but also in all relevant areas of the business. He is truly ready and willing to learn at all times. I can especially think of one specific instance where our company proposed implementing a new SCADA system for the cooling system controls. Although he was unfamiliar with the system at first, he researched the technology, learned the various ins and outs of the product, and even created a separate, decoupled alarm management and monitoring system. The development of this system demonstrated his ability to learn. He has earned the respect of his co-workers, vendors, and customers through his work ethic. I proudly support Peter Harrison for this candidacy and I am unequivocally certain that his presence would be beneficial to ARIN. Harikrishna Patadiya Machatronics and Process Controls Engineer Process Systems Division | Therma Services LLC | San Jose, CA
Submitted: Wednesday 26 September 2018 13:56 EDT
Author: Gerard Best I met Peter Harrison at the 2018 Caribbean Peering and Interconnection Forum in Belize City on June 5 to 6, where he made a brief presentation to an audience that included various network operators and Internet Exchange Point coordinators from across the region. He spoke eloquently about Colovore, the Silicon Valley based colocation services provider of which he is a founder and the chief technical officer. But I took note that he was equally passionate when he spoke about the Palisadoes Foundation, the registered non-profit which he founded in January 2016 to give Jamaican students a better opportunity to gain meaningful experience solving real-world problems right at the start of their young professional careers. Through my continued interactions with Peter, I have found that he appreciates the need to balance global and commercial Internet development imperatives with specific and unique Caribbean development considerations. I believe that the ARIN membership and leadership would do well to welcome him onto the Board of Trustees. I have no reservation in endorsing his candidacy. Gerard Best Development Journalist Executive Editor, SightLine Media
Submitted: Thursday 27 September 2018 14:39 EDT
Author: Bartlett Morgan I believe that organisations operate at their best when their leadership represents the entirety of their members. A vote for Peter Harrison achieves this end. A Caribbean man who will bring his unique perspective to the Board. Beyond this, his CV is absolutely unparalleled. A most worthy candidate in my humble view.
Submitted: Thursday 27 September 2018 18:24 EDT
Author: DMITRY DZEVEL I was working with Peter at SHOPPING.COM (eBay) and he is one of the best managers I have ever had. Peter is a broad-minded person with deep and practical proficiency. Forward thinking, creative, with an expert level knowledge for a wide variety of technologies. A person you can trust when you want to be sure that important tasks will be completed in a systematic and precise way. Great strategist, and goal oriented expert. It's amazing to work with such a person. His expertise and dedication makes Peter to view solutions instead of problems. Peter is one of those rare managers with a balance of people, and exceptional technical skills. He is a true leader, and it was a privilege to work with him.
Submitted: Thursday 27 September 2018 21:54 EDT
Author: Jamilia Crooks The N.C.B. Foundation is a proud associate of Mr. Peter Harrison through our support/sponsorship of the Palisadoes Foundation's Calico Challenge 2018. The Calico Challenge gives Jamaican software engineering students the tools they need to be global contributors and entrepreneurs through a mentored internship developing open source software. We at N.C.B. Foundation greatly admire this initiative as it aligns with our goal to further the education and exposure of all Jamaican students. Additionally, Information Technology is also a strategic focus of our Foundation and it is great to see Mr. Harrison spearheading this programme as it provides mentorship and experience to Jamaican students interested in this field. Suffice it to say, we fully support and recommend Peter's appointment to the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Friday 28 September 2018 19:00 EDT
Author: Stacy Brown-Philpot Peter and I worked together at Google in the early 2000s. During that time he was a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion. As part of the Black Googler Network he helped extend the power of our reach to impact more communities. Specifically, he led the coordination of a trip to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to support the rebuild efforts in the city. Throughout this process he kept us motivated, organized and inspired to make a difference. It was a pleasure to serve alongside him.
Submitted: Friday 28 September 2018 21:32 EDT
Author: Alexander Nicholson I worked with Peter from 2015 to 2017 while conceptualizing, launching and expanding the Palisadoes Foundation's first project, Calico. At the time I served on the board of the University of the West Indies Mona Computing Society, and then as a mentor for Calico. During our interactions including deliberation, fundraising and PR activities, I experienced nothing but a predilection for empathetic cooperation and communication, regardless of whether the audience included executives, students or university administration. In retrospect I am impressed by how Peter inspired not only ownership and investment in the Palisadoes Foundation's vision in as many people as he did, but also the action required to take steps towards that vision. I am confident in Peter's ability to be a dependable steward of any mandate he is devoted to, including that of the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Monday 01 October 2018 20:49 EDT
Author: Richard Woodham I have known Peter since high school. He was always an exemplary student and, as evidenced by his life long achievements, an exemplary professional adult. I had the great opportunity of working with Peter back in Jamaica at Fiscal Services LTD., the tax authority of the government of Jamaica. We spent many long hours together and developed quite a friendship. His tenacity and attention to detail along with his natural technical genius consistently set him apart from his peers. I was always impressed with his leadership, patience when teaching others as well as his gentle demeanor. I highly endorse Peter's nomination to the board and wish him great success on this new challenge.
Submitted: Tuesday 02 October 2018 21:04 EDT
Author: Jordan Jones I have had the pleasure of working with Peter and the Palisadoes Foundation for the past 5 years, I met him through my faculty-student representative during my time at the University of Technology, Jamaica at the time. He has been a trusted friend and advisor and possesses an unwavering determination and meticulousness towards any endeavour that he undertakes. I proudly declare my support for Peter Harrison for the ARIN Board of Trustees for 2018. Jordan Jones, Palisadoes Foundation Mentor
Submitted: Tuesday 02 October 2018 23:17 EDT
Author: SCOTT THAYER I have known Peter through a working relationship at Colovore. He has an passion for innovation and technology. His knowledge and intellect exceeds most people I have met. His involvement and dedication not only for technology but sincere kindness for helping others shows through his involvement in our community and across the globe. I strongly recommend Peter for the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Wednesday 03 October 2018 08:35 EDT
Author: Paul Standridge We strongly endorse and recommend Peter's interests in becoming a board of trustee member of ARIN. They would be blessed to have him. The hardest working man I know! Not only does he hold down his position as co-founder of a thriving Data Center, his charitable work he does for the Caribbean Community is unrivaled. Peter is an incredibly disciplined individual who has impeccable integrity. I found this to be the case in working directly with him over the last (3) years on a daily basis. Peter is tough as nails, but has always been firm and fare with us often finding a fair compromise to any issue that may arise with this complex operation. He has also been willing to accept new ideas and out of the box concepts that are often very risky, however they are calculated risks that he collaborates with his partner Sean to find the right compromise. Please consider Peter and your rewards will be bountiful! Sincerely, Paul Standridge Project Manager Therma LLC
Submitted: Wednesday 03 October 2018 11:49 EDT
Author: MICHAEL RONDEAU I had the pleasure of working with Peter for a number of years while at Navisite. Peter was always the consummate professional. He was dedicated to providing the best solution to his customers and always open/willing to provide guidance to his peers. His attention to detail and broad technological knowledge makes him a great asset to any organization he is involved with.
Submitted: Wednesday 03 October 2018 11:56 EDT
Author: David Smith As Principal at ECOM Engineering I have worked with Peter Harrison at Colovore on the Colovore Data Center facility design, IT design, project commissioning and daily operation of the data center for the past 6 years. Peter is a compassionate and thoughtful leader that encourages others to do there best by providing positive guidance and support. Peter is always available to assist others thru complex problem solving and adds a positive collaborative team approach in all endeavors. Peter is generous with his time and offers support of many Non profit organizations in the Caribbean and actively looks for ways to provide support and leadership in Jamaica, the Caribbean and south America. Peter will be a leadership asset to the Arin board and I believe he will be an asset to the other board members who will find that they enjoy both his company and his leadership.
Submitted: Wednesday 03 October 2018 12:30 EDT
Author: Matt Buckley Greetings, I worked with Peter Harrison while he and I both worked at Google Inc. Together we worked to deploy, maintain, and support the growing YouTube network and server fleet. Through his efforts we were able to dramatically increase the response time to system failures and improved the overall stability and reliability of the systems. During my time working with him I was impressed by his integrity and candor towards the roles he took on. I believe he would make an excellent choice for the Airn Board of Trustees. Thank you, Matt Buckley
Submitted: Wednesday 03 October 2018 14:14 EDT
Author: Agyei Masters Mr Peter Harrison has been a beacon of support to myself and a number of tertiary students in Jamaica. Through the Palisadoes Foundation, Mr Harrison helped to waken and grow the open-source community in Jamaica, pushing a number of students too delve outside of their comfort zone and their school's curricula. Based on the multiple sacrifices I've seen Mr. Harrison taken, without a doubt I strongly recommend him for the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Wednesday 03 October 2018 15:02 EDT
Author: Barbara Usher I have known Peter for a number of years and know that he will be a tremendous asset as a member of ARIN's Board of Trustees. Peter is a strategic thinker and has an intellectual curiosity and drive that makes him excel at any endeavor he undertakes. I first met Peter at Google a few years ago where he led several complex, high-profile technical initiatives in the data center and networking domains. I had the opportunity to collaborate with Peter again, when I invited him to be a guest speaker on multiple occasions at a computer course I was co-teaching for Masters and Phd students at Claremont Graduate University. In all my interactions with Peter, he has not only been the ultimate professional, but also always dedicated to mentoring and sharing his expertise with others. He is an excellent communicator and storyteller. His presentations were thoughtfully prepared, engaging, and covered the full spectrum of technical, organizational, economic, and industry perspectives. The students always learned a lot from his presentations. I highly recommend Peter for the ARIN Board knowing that he will have a big impact on the success of ARIN.
Submitted: Wednesday 03 October 2018 20:56 EDT
Author: Juan Spiniak I highly recommend Peter Harrison to be elected to the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees. I had the privilege to closely work with him as we started the Google Fiber project. Peter led the design and deployment of the IPTV infrastructure and played a pivotal role during the early days as we grew the team. Additionally, Peter's career is a testament to how hard work and perseverance can take a talented engineer to play increasingly more influential roles. I have no doubt Peter deep hands-on experience of how to design and deploy internet or datacenter infrastructure would provide a valuable industry perspective to ARIN.
Submitted: Thursday 04 October 2018 00:50 EDT
Author: Melarka Williams I am Melarka Williams, founder and ceo of Ingenuity Technologies. Peter serves on our advisory board and has been very instrumental in our growth and development. Peter is a good listener and is always there to support us when we are in need of help. Peter possesses all the characteristics of a good leader and is someone who is of high integrity. I support Peter in being elected to the 2018 Board of Trustees. Best regards, Melarka Williams
Submitted: Friday 05 October 2018 18:51 EDT
Author: Michael Richardson Peter seems well focused on the IPv6 future of the network.
Submitted: Saturday 06 October 2018 14:01 EDT
Author: Andre Merten I had the opportunity to work with Peter on the Infoset project under the Palisadoes Foundation about a year ago. Coming from virtually ground zero in terms of technical expertise, Peter took me under his wing and allowed me to work on my first open-sourced project. Out of the sheer goodness of his heart he dedicated and reserved time to mentor me one on one, which in this day in age, I feel is something incredibly special. Peter gave nothing but the best advice, provided resources, tools, and helped create the infrastructure on which I continue to learn and grow to this day. Peter has an unmatched work ethic, and fierce commitment to the smallest, often overlooked details. He helped ignite and fuel my desire to continue pushing myself to the limit each and everyday. His commitment to non-profit organizations as well as his affinity to the Jamaican and Caribbean region is extremely rare. My hat is off to Peter. ARIN will only flourish from Peter's presence. He has my full support.
Submitted: Monday 08 October 2018 16:17 EDT
Author: Dennis Downer I worked with Peter Harrison in the early 1990s at Island Microsystems in Jamaica back in the days when systems started the transition from mainframe to servers and PC terminals. Peter was the technical manager and I was his deputy with responsibility for a group of support engineers installing and supporting a wide range of computer systems. Peter was a hands-on manager who participated in all tasks and would be prepping the latest arrived server for Novell or Unix installation or troubleshooting a computer device to interconnect various network. Peter was also our main support for the mainframe computer that handled the Island tax system. With all that responsibility, Peter would find time to conduct workshops for his team to share his knowledge. I recently came across a certificate received from one of Peter's workshop on Computer Architecture, dated May 5, 1992, with Peter's signature – a collector's item, no doubt. Peter has made significant accomplishments in computing technology and has contributed to improving internet connectivity. Peter has a great mind, he is highly technical with intellectual curiosity for concepts and technology solutions for business and people. Peter has dedicated his career to working in the networking space and he will be a great asset to the ARIN Board of Trustee. I proudly declare my support for Peter Harrison for the ARIN Board of Trustee. Dennis Downer Project Manager Federal Management Systems
Submitted: Tuesday 09 October 2018 23:04 EDT
Author: Kimone Gooden I wholeheartedly recommend Peter! Peter and I have worked together on the Jamaica Diaspora Technology Task Force, where he spearheaded the creation of the Calico program that helps Jamaican software engineering students compete in the global marketplace with mentorship, training and support ultimately filling the gap in University learning with hands-on projects and practical experience. The program has grown steadily and he has built a strong foundation that will ensure it's sustainability for years to come. I am certain Peter will offer his innovative thinking, diligence and work ethic as a member of the ARIN Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Thursday 11 October 2018 18:31 EDT
Author: Monique French I highly recommend Peter Harrison to be elected to the 2018 ARIN Board of Trustees. In addition to his technical capabilities, work experience in various countries and his professionalism, Peter would bring value-added perspectives and increased diversity to ARIN's Board of Trustees.
Submitted: Thursday 11 October 2018 18:53 EDT
Author: Cassandra Campbell
Submitted: Friday 12 October 2018 17:06 EDT It is with honor that I nominate Peter Harrison to the ARIN Board of Trustees. As a first generation Jamaican and a volunteer for the Palisadoes Foundation, I've admired Peter's dedication and investment towards advancing the spaces he occupies. He's constantly seeking innovative ways to build & grow ideas in spite of the scarcity of resources. He has an enterprising approach with execution of projects and shows the influential leadership necessary to drive change. Cassandra E. Campbell Program Analyst, Facebook