Konstantinos Komaitis

Senior Researcher and Non-Resident Fellow

Konstantinos Komaitis is non-resident fellow and senior researcher at the Lisbon Council. Dr Komaitis worked 10 years as senior director at the Internet Society, a global non-profit founded by Vint Cerf. He led a series of high-level projects, including the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) transition. Before joining the Internet Society, he worked seven years as senior lecturer at the University of Strathclyde, where he researched and taught Internet policy with a particular focus on Internet governance, intellectual property, trade and cybersecurity. Dr Komaitis is a renowned public speaker and the author of The Current State of Domain Name Regulation, a 2010 book. He holds two degrees from University of Strathclyde, including a PhD and LLM in information technology and telecommunications law and an LLM in international, European and commercial law from the University of Sheffield. He graduated from Aristotle University in Thessaloniki with a degree in law. His work has appeared in Politico, TEDx, The Atlantic Council, Brookings, Slate, TechDirt, EurActiv and The New York Times. He co-hosts the “Internet of Humans Podcast,” a podcast dedicated to exploring the Internet.