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Computerworld Names Afilias’ Ram Mohan a Premier 100 Technology Leader

Ram Mohan named a Premier 100 Technology LeaderIDG’s Computerworld announces Ram Mohan, Afilias’ executive vice president and chief technology officer (CircleID, LinkedIn), as a 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. The honorees will be receiving awards during the AGENDA16 conference March 21 – 23, 2016 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida.

“The Premier 100 awards program showcases the strategic thinking of an elite group of IT leaders who are using technology to digitally transform their organizations,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld.

“These dedicated executives are creating nimble IT organizations to respond to today’s business needs quickly, and to integrate the influx of technologies such as cloud computing, the Internet of Things, social media, mobile, and wearables. They are actively recruiting talented IT pros for their departments and grooming them to take on new roles. They’re also constantly adjusting their risk management strategies to align with the evolving security landscape,” continued Finnie.

“We congratulate Ram for his well-deserved selection as a Premier 100 Technology leader,” said Afilias CEO Hal Lubsen. “His leadership has helped improve DNS security across the Internet, and his deployments of DNSSEC, advanced DDoS techniques, and sophisticated abuse identification and mitigation processes have made domains in our care safer and more secure.”

With over 25 years’ experience in technology, leadership and entrepreneurship within both public and private companies, Mohan has made major contributions to Internet security and stability. In addition to his responsibilities as CTO of Afilias, Mohan has served on the board of directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)since November 2008. His work has resulted in the creation of a globally available registry system that scales to support thousands of new top level domains while increasing flexibility, functionality and security.

“It is a great honor to receive this award. I would like to thank Computerworld and our incredible team at Afilias for their vision and support,” said Ram Mohan.

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of the AGENDA16 Conference held March 21 – 23, 2016, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida. The Conference, to be attended by more than 300 influential business and senior IT executives, will focus on building the digital business.

By Afilias, Global Provider of Internet Infrastructure Service

Afilias is the world’s second largest domain registry, with more than 20 million names under management. Afilias powers a greater variety of top-level domains than any other provider, and will soon support hundreds of new TLDs now preparing for launch. Afilias’ specialized technology makes Internet addresses more accessible and useful through a wide range of applications, including Internet domain registry services, Managed DNS and mobile Web services like goMobi® and DeviceAtlas®.

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