Nominee Details

Name: Arnold Nipper
Position: Chief Technology Evangelist
Organization: DE-CIX
MANRS participant (Y/N): Yes

Biographical Information

Arnold Nipper is Chief Technology Evangelist (CTE) and Co-Founder of DE-CIX. Before that, he served as DE-CIX’ CTO/COO for more than 15 years. Since 12/2008 Arnold is involved in PeeringDB and has been a Director of PeeringDB until 04/2019. Since 01/2019 Arnold is a Director of Open-IX. Until 11/2016 Arnold also was a Director of Euro-IX.

Arnold is one of the Internet pioneers in Germany and has more than 30 years of work experience. He was instrumental in setting up one of the first commercial ISP in Germany, was involved in setting up the DE-NIC and co-founded RIPE in 1989.

Nominee Statement

My main interest is to make the Internet a good place to live by interconnecting networks and people. The internet per se was built to make things work first, not making them safe and robust. Meanwhile, the internet is too important to ignore security. The most obvious place to start is routing as every piece of information has to be carried via an IP packet along paths governed by the routing system.

Being at the end of my career, I’m able and would love to dedicate a big chunk of my time to community work. I’m bringing 30+ years of experience from an ISP as well as from IXP operator pov.

Nough said, let’s get work done!

Nominated by: Self-nomination