Kieren McCarthy

General manager
.nxt conference
Panelist/moderator for session: 
Kieren McCarthy

Kieren McCarthy is the General Manager of the .nxt conference, as well as the Global Internet Business Coalition (GIBC). Both jobs are dedicated to bringing greater awareness of important Internet policy and governance issues to broader society and, in particular, business.

Kieren is an acknowledged authority on the Internet and Internet governance. He has written extensively about both for a wide range of national and international newspapers and magazines.

An engineer by training, he has spent over 10 years as an IT journalist and has at some point interviewed just about everybody in the Internet industry. The official blogger for both the inaugural Internet Governance Forum and an OECD conference on the Participative Web, and author of the book Sex.com, he was most recently ICANN’s General Manager of Public Participation, tasked with coordinating communication between the organization and Internet users.

Mr McCarthy has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with Management and has lived and worked in the UK, France and the United States. He is currently based in San Francisco.