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Nick Ashton-Hart

Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy
RTA Exchange - Speakers
RTA Exchange - Speakers
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Associate Fellow, Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Senior permanent representative connected to the for-profit technology sector to the UN, its member-states, and the international organisations resident in Geneva. Has been an active part of multilateral policy development starting with the sustainable development agenda for the world’s cities (HABITAT 11) in 1992. Former: Executive Director, Internet & Digital Ecosystem Alliance (IDEA); Geneva Representative, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA); Director for At-Large and Senior Director for Participation and Engagement, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, Inc. (ICANN); Executive Director, International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), the international non-governmental organisation representing the interests of music managers and their clients. Came to international policy from a successful private-sector career in both the entertainment and ICT sectors, starting in the music industry managing some of the world’s most successful and influential artists like the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown as well multi-platinum artists Heaven 17. In the tech sector he went from a Systems Administrator post to CIO/CTO in five years and has broad hands-on technology experience from running a small local area network to designing multi-country wide area networks.