How decentralisation shapes the Internet | Konstantinos Komaitis

Konstantinos Komaitis is the Director of Policy Development at the Internet Society, which is a not-for-profit organisation based in Geneva. Konstantinos provides analysis and strategic advice in support of the Internet Society’s policy, advocacy and mission, including the promotion of the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world.

Konstantinos has extensive experience in Internet policy and governance arrangements. He leads on policy development and strategy in issues relating to the digital economy, including access and competition, intellectual property, technology trade, and Internet governance.  In the past, Konstantinos has held various important roles, including as Chair of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency at ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Konstantinos joined the Internet Society after working as a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. He has a Bachelor’s degree in law from the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. He holds two Master’s degrees, respectively, in International and European law (Sheffield) and in Information Technology and Telecommunications law (Strathclyde). He also holds a Doctorate and he is the author of the book “The Current State of Domain Name Regulation”. He is also an arbitrator for the Czech Arbitration Court.