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Dr. Demi Getschko is the Director and President of NIC.br and a former member of the ICANN Board. Dr. Getschko has been involved in Internet development since 1987 and was the part of the team that created the first Internet connection in Brazil. He has been the administrative contact for .br since 1989, and a member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee since 1995.
Dr. Getschko has also worked at the University of São Paulo as a professor and an IT consultant, he has been the manager of the Fapesp Data Center (1986-1996), which is a state academic network. He became the Technology Director within the major Brazilian newspaper, Agencia Estado, in 1996. He is also a former Operations Coordinator at RNP.
Dr. Demi Getschko completed his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. at the University of São Paulo.
Dr. Getschko's first interaction with computers was a Burroughs 3500 in 1971. His first contact with the Internet was through a colleague of Vint Cerf's, Prof. Mario Gerla, and who taught a course in Packet Networks.