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Simon McCalla

Chief technology officer, Nominet

Simon leads the team responsible for the technology behind Nominet’s world class registry services, providing a vital resource on which millions of businesses and individuals depend.

Building on Nominet’s expertise with the Domain Name System, Simon provides technical leadership within the UK and international internet communities, regularly representing Nominet with technical, government and media audiences. In 2011, Simon coordinated an international review of the security and stability of the global Domain Name System. 

Tasked with driving Nominet’s diversification, Simon has introduced a new emphasis on technical research and development. Under his direction, Nominet’s research labs have developed technology that allowed them to identify a major bug in the global internet infrastructure. 

Simon is a fellow of the British Computer Society, and has over 20 years experience overseeing information technology for global enterprises across retail, entertainment and consultancy sectors.

Simon joined the board of Nominet as an executive director in November 2012, and is a member of the Development Working Group.


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