Leslie Daigle has been actively involved in shaping the Internet’s practical evolution for more than 20 years. Always fascinated by the Internet’s technology, innovation and real world impact, she started her professional career working with Internet applications technologies for corporate commercial activities, and expanded to take on leadership roles within the premier Internet technology standardization organization, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

Ms. Daigle is currently Principal at ThinkingCat Enterprises where she has launched the online InternetImpossible.org storybook of the Internet’s experienced global impact. She was most recently the Internet Society’s first Chief Internet Technology Officer. She joined the ISOC in 2007, and she helped to (re)create the global dialog on important technical issues, calling stakeholders to action by providing achievable targets and facilitating their own collaboration across (corporate) organizational boundaries until May 2014.

Ms. Daigle was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008, and was the elected Chair of the IAB from 2002 to 2007. Prior to working for the Internet Society, she held the positions of Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems, Director of Directory Research at VeriSign, and Vice President for Research at industry pioneer Bunyip Information Systems, among others. She holds an MS in Computing & Information Science from the University of Guelph, and a BS in Math and Computer Science from McGill University.