David Young is responsible for developing company policy on a broad range of Internet and technology issues. Before 2000, he spent six years working in Verizon’s Research and Development (R&D) group on many advanced technologies including VoIP, data network architectures, and audio, video and image compression. He has been named as an inventor on eleven U.S. government patents for his R&D work. David is a member of the IEEE and IEEE Communications Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.