Erik Huizer is CTO at SURFnet, the Dutch national academic and research network. He is also a member of the board for GÉANT, Europe’s leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education. Furthermore he is on the boards of various international non-profit Internet organizations.
For over 30 years he has been involved in education and research networking, Internet standardization and Internet governance. For his contributions to the Internet he has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2015 he was honored with the title of Dutch ICT personality of the year.
Until 2015 he served as part-time professor Internet Applications at University of Utrecht. He remains a research associate at this university.
He has been teaching at various workshops on Internet policy and technology. He is a TEDx speaker.