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

Karen Rose is an internationally recognized expert in Internet policy, technology and development and has been working to make the Internet better for over 25 years. She currently consults on a range of Internet policy, digital economy, and new technology issues for clients including the World Bank and private equity firms. Previously, Karen was a senior executive at the Internet Society (ISOC) and led the organization's work to expand Internet access, infrastructure, and related policy and technical capacities around the world. While there, she and colleague Michuki Mwangi founded the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), now one of the most important Internet events in Africa. Between 1996 to 2002, Karen served at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), working on various aspects of global Internet and digital infrastructure policy. Among her accomplishments, she was co-author of the U.S. policy that globalized management of the Internet Domain Name System and fostered creation of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Karen previously served on the board of Netnod, one of Europe's most recognized Internet exchange point operators, and as vice chair of the stakeholder advisory committee for the .us domain. She has also authored numerous studies and papers on Internet development and technology, including The Internet of Things: An Overview, with Interisle's Lyman Chapin.

Greg Aaron is an internationally recognized authority on the use of domain names for cybercrime, and is an expert on DNS policy, domain name registry operations, and related intellectual property issues. He is Senior Research Fellow for the Anti-Phishing Working Group. As a member of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), he advises the international community regarding the domain name and numbering system that makes the Internet function, and has been engaged creating registration data access policies to satisfy the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). He was the senior industry expert on a team that evaluated the policy and technical merits of more than one thousand new TLD applications to ICANN. He works with industry, researchers, and law enforcement to investigate and mitigate cybercrime, and is also a licensed private detective. He has created products and services used by organizations to discover and track Internet-based threats, and has managed large top-level domains around the world, including .INFO, .ME, and .IN. He is President of Illumintel, Inc., a consulting company.

Stephen 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 Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA) 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 a member of ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) and Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC).

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.

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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