Dr Rob Blokzijl was yesterday awarded the Jonathan B. Postel Service Award by the Internet Society, during the plenary session at IETF93 in Prague, Czech Republic.
I had the great pleasure in “humming” my acclamation along with the rest of the IETF93 plenary as Rob Blokzijl received the award for his pioneering work, 25 years of leadership at RIPE, and for enabling countless others to spread the Internet across Europe and beyond.
“Beyond the breadth of his technical contributions, Rob is known across the Internet community for his strong leadership and unwavering commitment to collaboration and cooperation, exemplifying the spirit of this award.” said Kathy Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Society.
Well done Rob! A highly deserved recognition of your critical role in the emergence of the Internet in Europe and worldwide.
About the award
The Postel Award was established by the Internet Society to honor individuals or organizations that, like Jon Postel, have made outstanding contributions in service to the data communications community. The award is focused on sustained and substantial technical contributions, service to the community, and leadership.
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