|Region:||Latin America and the Caribbean|
Christian O’ Flaherty is the Regional Internet Developer for The Internet Society. He joined ISOC in 2009 and his primary responsibility is to promote Internet access in Latin America and the Caribbean.
O'Flaherty started his career at the National University of Argentina lecturing on Operating Systems and data communications. He then worked as an Internet Operations Director at RETINA, the Argentine National Academic Network. After that he worked at IMPSAT, where he was responsible for Internet Operations and played a significant role in the IMPSAT’s evolution from satellite-based communications to a regional IP fiber network. He worked as an IP Technology Regional Manager at IMPSAT FIBER NETWORKS. He was the Policy Chair at LACNIC from 2004 until 2008. He participates in several forums including the Argentine IPv6 Task Force, the Argentine ISP association (CABASE), the Latin American IXP association (NAPLA), and the Internet Governance Forum.