Board of Directors


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Christian Koch, President

Christian currently leads Core Network Planning and Implementation for Pilot Fiber, an Internet Service Provider that provides better internet to businesses in New York City and now Philadelphia.  

Passionate about the Internet and bringing people together, He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Open-IX Association, a Non-Profit organization that develops and promotes Interconnection and Datacenter Standards. Over the past 15 years he has held various Strategy and Engineering roles at organizations such as Megaport, Microsoft, Twitter, and QTS Datacenters. 

 
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Teresa Dietrich, Vice President

Teresa Dietrich is currently Chief Technology Officer at Namely in NYC. Her 20 years of experience in the Internet industry include her nearly 9 year at WebMD in Technology Operations and Security.  She spent nearly 10 years at AOL in Network Engineering and Architect roles.  Her passion for Operational Excellence, Technical Innovation and Web Scale Systems has been the focus of her career.  An engineer at heart, she loves solving problems using a combination of people, process and technological changes. Her personal passions lend themselves to travel, fitness, wellness, food & wine, education and of course, technology.

 
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Alex Latzko, Treasurer

Currently the Lead Network Engineer at ServerCentral, I have been in the industry since 1986 when I started as a network engineer at Rutgers University rising to become the Manager of Backbone Operations.   Leaving for the commercial world, I’ve made several stops along the way including side trips into large systems design with two systems in on the 2005 Top500 list.     One of the original members of the InterOP NOC team, I’ve also been active at various times in IETF, I2 and the Supercomputing communities, and I am currently active in ChiNOG and NANOG as well as NYNOG.

 

Sagi Brody. Secretary

Sagi Brody is the Chief Technology Officer of Webair, responsible for all technical infrastructure, design, and operations. Under his leadership, the company has evolved from a web host into one of the top 100 high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service providers in the world. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Brody has been involved in all aspects of the hosting and data center industry. His expertise spans cloud computing, network design and build, site surveys and selection, data center build-out and upgrades, server automation, green data center technologies, resource management, staffing, and budget planning. 

 

 
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David Temkin, Director

David Temkin is the Vice President of Network Strategy and Architecture at Netflix. He is responsible for the network architecture of Netflix's distributed content caching systems. Previously he managed the corporate Network Engineering teams as the Network Engineering Manager, responsible for global data and voice networks as well as CDN relationships. He has also held the position of Director of IP Product Development and Engineering at Telx. He was responsible for all Layer 2 & 3 product architecture, design, and deployment across the Telx portfolio of data centers. Previously, he spent time at Yahoo! as the Layer 4-7 Network Architect, responsible for network load balancing. He also designed and built out the global network for Right Media, an online ad serving startup that was later acquired by Yahoo!. He is also the Chair of the NANOG Board as well as the Treasurer of the Open-IX Association. 

 

 
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Andrew Baird. Director

Andrew is a Marketing and Product Leader with over 15 years of experience, and he currently leads marketing efforts as Sr. Director of Marketing at Digital Realty (formerly Telx).  A certified UX practitioner from the startup community, General Assembly, Andrew’s passion resides in making an optimal and innovative user experience. Andrew led Digital Realty to the launch and success of the MarketplacePORTAL and event, MarketplaceLIVE.  Andrew comes from PTGi (formerly Arbinet) where he was the Product Manager of thexchange, an online trading platform for voice minutes. Prior to Arbinet, Andrew studied Marketing and English at Rutgers University, and he worked in the financial services industry at Oppenheimerfunds. In his spare time, he consults for local non-profits to optimize their marketing presence. 

 

 
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Neal Secher, Director

Neal Secher is a Managing Director and Head of Network Architecture at BNY Mellon, a world-renowned leader in Investment Management and Investment Services.  He has spent his career working at leading firms within the Financial Services and Financial Services Technology industries in both technical and leadership roles.  Neal has extensive experience with designing network architectures for cloud systems, large-scale data centers, latency-optimized network fabrics, software defined networks, secure business-to-business and Internet perimeters, and advanced instrumentation tool-sets.

Neal is a board member of the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) and the New York Network Operators Group (NYNOG).  Additionally, Neal sits on multiple vendor advisory boards and is a frequent speaker at industry events.  He holds a BA from New York University.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Neal served as an Executive Director and Head of Network Architecture at Morgan Stanley.  Previous to his time at Morgan Stanley, Neal was a Senior Vice President and Head of Network Architecture and Engineering for the Systematic Trading Infrastructure group at Citi.