Ronald van der Pol has been working in the field of Education and Research Networks for more than twenty years. His former employers include the VU University in Amsterdam, NLnet Labs and SARA. His current interests are in new network technologies and how these can be applied to next generation networking. This includes OpenFlow, multipathing and load balancing, network performance monitoring, carrier Ethernet and end-to-end performance of demanding applications. He holds masters degrees in both Physics and Computer Science and is co-author of several IPv6 RFCs.