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Pat Kane

Pat Kane

Verisign Senior Vice President, Naming and Directory Services


Biography

As senior vice president of naming and directory services at Verisign, Pat Kane is responsible for the management, policy and operations of all top-level domains operated by Verisign under contract with the ICANN. These include .com, .net, .gov, .name and .jobs, as well as supporting tools and services created to support Verisign's channel partners. Kane has been instrumental in the development and deployment of Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) at Verisign and is a member of the Presidential Advisory Board of ICANN for IDNs. Kane joined Verisign in 1999.

Previously, Kane was a senior principal with American Management Systems (AMS) for three years, where he deployed tax fraud identification systems for state and local governments. Prior to AMS, Kane spent 15 years with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) as an account manager, systems engineering manager and systems engineer, where he managed outsourced information technology engagements in the oil, chemical and healthcare services industries, as well as federal, state and local governments.

Kane holds a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

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