Marc Blanchet is the President of Viagenie, where he has worked in various network engineering capacities since 1996.
Blanchet has been active in standards development since the 1990s.
ICANN and Internet Governance Participation
Blanchet has held various roles in IETF. He was the co-chair of the IDN WG in the early 2000s and an IAB member. He has co-authored 17 RFCs on subjects such as internationalized domain names (IDNs, IPv6, and RDAP. He has been a member of the Root Zone Label Generation Rules Integration Panel. He was co-chair of IETF's IANA Functions Stewardship Transition working group. He has been involved in space communications standards at the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS).
Blanchet has a bachelor's and a master's electric engineering from Université Laval.
Blanchet received the ICANN Leadership Award in 2016.