Michele is the founder, owner and CEO of Blacknight. He is an active and often outspoken member of the Internet industry and the recipient of the 2013 IIA Net Visionary Award. He currently serves as the Chair of both the ICANN Registrar Stakeholder Group and the Eurid Registrar Advisory Board. He is actively involved in Internet policy development, currently serving as a member of several working groups within the ICANN GNSO.
He focuses primarily on European Internet issues and policy and has presented at numerous Internet industry events, covering a range of topics including policy, security, ICANN, Nominet, the Internet Governance Forum and Investment/First Tuesday. In his spare time, he is an award winning social media evangelist, blogger and film buff, who speaks four languages.