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Policy and Technology Analyst and services 1. Introduction and Background Harish Chowdhary is, Technology Analyst at National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) and deputed as consultant to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. India, on Internet Governance Issues. He covers projects nationwide on Internet Governance with over 6+ years of experience in Cyber Security ,Internet Governance, Software Testing and Development. He is also an Internet Society Fellow (ISOC Fellow) and represented INDIA on various International forums (e.g. IETF 94/95/96/97,ICANN 57,IICGS 2016,IGF 2016,ICANN NBGP Meet,Nepal 2017), to share views on Internet Governance Issues. He is a mid-career professional leading a team of engineers & lawyers. His team advise Government of India (Ministry of Electronics & IT) on global Internet Governance issues that involves organizations like ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers), ISOC (Internet Society), Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) etc. He along with his team members regularly participate in international meetings of ICANN, ISOC, IETF, IGF etc. His team also regularly conducts multi-stakeholder roundtable consultations involving Government, Academia, Industry, Civil Society etc. to formulate a consensus opinion on issues related to Internet Governance. In essence, his team plays a pivotal role in formulating and shaping India’s Internet Governance policy. Previous to this engagement he had been working as the Assistant Professor in Lovely Professional University. He is also the: i. India Internet Governance Member and working for Indian GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee) Secratariate. ii. Technical Expert Committee member of Cyber Peace Foundation (Civil Society- A not for Profit) iii. Technical Expert Committee member of Council of Information Security (Civil Society - A not for Profit) iv. Governing Council member of India Internet Engineering Society (IIESOC - A not for Profit) v. Student Chapter Leader of DELHI OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project) Chapter vi. Regional Mentor for Internet Engineering Task force (IETF) vii. ISOC (Internet Society) Delhi Chapter Member viii. Member DSCI (Data Security Council of India) ix. APNIC - Institutional involvement through NIXI He enjoys sharing views on Internet Governance, protocol and standards, cyber security, and addressed various forums at national and International level. i. He has been invited as a Speaker at International Innovation, and Convergence Global Summit 2016, Shanghai, China on Universal Acceptance Issues.  IETF(Internet Engineering Task Force) JAPAN/GERMANY/ARGENTIA/South Korea/USA ii. Internet Governance Forum (Mexico), ICANN 57 in Hyderabad iii. His workshop is selected for presentation in Internet Governance Forum( Mexico),2016 titled WS142 - IDNs: "A Key to Inclusive and Multilingual Internet". iv. He is an active participant and contributor in organizing several Multistakeholder Discussions on internet Governance issues in INDIA ( v. He is going to present in APrIGF in July 2017 on the issue of Universal Acceptance. vi. Harish has also been part of Indian Government delegation to several countries 2. Key Competencies Internet Governance | Universal Acceptance | Internet Protocols and Standards | E-mail Address Internationalization| Cyber Security | IPv6 | DNS | Critical Internet Resources | Freedom of Speech and Expression | Technology Surveillance | Vulnerability Research | Software Testing | Web Automation | Internet Monitoring |Technology Advisor | Training & Development | Human Right Protocol Considerations

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