Konstantinos Komaitis is a nonresident fellow with the Democracy + Tech Initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. He is also a veteran of developing and analyzing internet policy to ensure an open and global internet.
Komaitis has spent ten years in active policy development and strategy as a senior director at the Internet Society, where he led a series of projects, including the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority transition. Before joining the Internet Society, he spent seven years as a senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow where he was researching and teaching internet policy, with particular focus on internet governance, intellectual property, trade, and cybersecurity.
Komaitis has worked for the New York Times and provided strategic advice to a variety of companies and international organizations on internet governance and public-policy issues. Komaitis is a public speaker having spoken at several events worldwide, including TedX, and has written for various outlets and organizations including Politico, the Atlantic Council, Brookings, Slate, TechDirt, EuroActiv. He holds two master’s degrees and a doctorate, and he is the author of a book on domain name regulation. He sits on the board of IP Justice, a San Francisco-based nongovernmental organization, and he also co-hosts the Internet of Humans podcast.