Matthew Shears

Co-chair of the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network and ICANN Board Member

Matthew Shears

Co-chair of the Freedom Online Coalition Advisory Network and ICANN Board Member

Biography

Matthew’s chief areas of focus are Internet policy and governance, cybersecurity and human rights. From 2014-17 Matthew served as co-chair of the Freedom Online Coalition working group on human rights and cybersecurity, and has been involved in the IANA transition and enhancing ICANN’s accountability over the last few years.

His extensive engagement in internet governance has involved the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) since 2005, including the High-Level review meeting in December 2015; the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT); and the Brazil NETmundial meeting.  He regularly attends the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and was a member of the first MAG.  Matthew has also worked for the Internet Society, AT&T, Seattle-based broadband satellite start-up Teledesic, and Cisco Systems.

A UK national, he received his MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics and his BA in International Affairs from George Washington University. Matthew serves as co-chair in his individual capacity.

All sessions by Matthew Shears

Plenary 2: FOC – Vision and Future Direction

30 Nov 2018
10:30 - 11:30
Weltsaal