Our Associates

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 RIPE’s 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 Internet Systems Consortium. He is company secretary for 6UK, a 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.

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 Wetzel Consulting, LLC.

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 MorSecure, a 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.

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