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Jason Livingood

Jason Livingood serves as Executive Director of Internet Systems Engineering at Comcast, the largest residential Internet service provider in the U.S., a business he helped found as part of a 25-person startup team in 1996. Jason leads a team focused on managing and further developing the company’s high-speed Internet service, including DOCSIS 3.0, email and voicemail, DNS, congestion management, the rollout of DNSSEC and IPv6, and many other critical systems and services. Jason has also been instrumental in the creation and launch of Comcast’s business class Internet services and the Comcast Digital Voice service, and has managed diverse teams of over 100 people and annual budgets of over US$40M.

Jason is well attuned to the political and network neutrality environment in which all segments of the Internet ecosystem operate, having helped lead the development and deployment of Comcast's protocol-agnostic network management system, which is well regarded, transparent, and extensively documented. Jason also has extensive IETF experience, both as a working group chair, Internet Draft and RFC author, the co-lead in charge of sponsoring IETF 71, and he is now helping lead the sponsorship of IETF 85.

Jason leads and oversees Comcast's Platinum ISOC sponsorship, has served on the ISOC Advisory Council since 2008, and has been instrumental in getting several new organizational members to join ISOC in the past several years. He also leads and manages on-going IETF sponsorships, as well as underwriting support for various other technology foundations, research organizations, and open source software development efforts.

In addition, Jason also serves on the advisory board of a malware-related start-up company, serves on the Technical Working Group of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group, is serving as a judge in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Open Internet Apps Challenge, has served on a working group of the U.S. FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council, and has several patents pending in his field.

Jason holds a M.B.A. degree, concentrating in Technology Management, as well as a B.S. degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Drexel University.

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