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HP Chief Science Officer Stephen Squires Joins ISOC Board

Internet Society (
Wed, 27 Oct 2004 11:10:31 +0200

Reston, VA - October 27th, 2004 - Dr. Stephen L. Squires, Vice
President and Chief Science Officer for Hewlett-Packard Company, has
been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society.

The Internet Society (ISOC), a not-for-profit membership organisation
founded in 1991, provides leadership in Internet related standards,
education, and policy. With offices in Washington, DC, and Geneva,
Switzerland, its mission is to ensure the open development, evolution
and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the
world. ISOC is also the organisational home of the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) -- the principal body dedicated to the
development of new Internet standard specifications.

Dr. Squires said that he took the Board post because "I believe in the
potential of the Internet Society to build on the excellent work it
has done in order to continue to be recognised as a critical Internet
resource serving all who use the Internet or who aspire to use it."

"Dr. Squires brings a wealth of valuable Internet experience to the
Internet Society, and we are delighted to have him on our Board of
Trustees," said Fred Baker, Chairman of the Internet Society's Board
of Trustees.

As Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Hewlett-Packard
Company, Dr. Squires is responsible for providing leadership in
establishing overall strategic scientific and technical directions,
including architectural development of the 21st century Internet.

Prior to joining HP in November 2000, Squires was the special
assistant for Information Technology to the director of the Defense
Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). At DARPA he was responsible
for advancing the frontier of progressively larger sectors of
information technology. He developed plans for, managed, and directed
the scalable systems parts of the DARPA Strategic Computing Program,
the Federal High Performance Computing and Communications Program and
its extension to the National Information Infrastructure. Dr. Squires
earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

"His career has seen him play a major role in managing programs that
have helped enable the modern Internet. We look forward to his counsel
as a member of the Board of Trustees," said Lynn St. Amour, President
and CEO of the Internet Society.


Internet Society:

Peter Godwin
Communications Manager

Internet Society
4, rue des Falaises
1205 Geneva

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