David H. Crocker is a principal with Brandenburg InternetWorking. He
designs network-based applications businesses and distributed system
architectures. His focus is on the creation of Internet-based
businesses built on a solid foundation of customer benefit and revenue
Dave worked in the ARPA network research community during the 1970s,
and led product development efforts at MCI and various Silicon Valley
companies, during the 1980s. He then founded several startup companies,
serving as CEO for one. Dave has developed and operated two national email
services, designed two others, and was CEO of a community non-profit
ISP. His senior management product efforts cover email clients and
servers, core protocol stacks for TCP/IP and OSI, network management
control stations, and knowledge management tools for product support.
For his work on email, Dave was a co-recipient of the 2004 IEEE Internet
Dave has been leading and authoring Internet standards
for forty years, covering Internet mail, instant messaging,
security, facsimile and EDI. He has also contributed to work on Internet
commerce, domain name service, emergency services, and TCP/IP enhancements.
He has authored more than 50 IETF Requests For Comments. Dave served
as an Area Director for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) variously
overseeing network management, middleware and the IETF standards process. He is currently a member of the IETF's administrative and legal oversight bodies (IAOC/Trust).
Dave's curriculum vitae is also available » pdf