Sandoche Balakrichenan is the head of Research & Development Partnerships at AFNIC. His research is in networked computer systems, with current interests in IoT identity management, security and privacy. He has been an invited IoT expert at the European Commission representing the European ccTLD community, IoT expert reviewer at Cap Digital, RIPE IoT Working Group Co-Chair and currently as LoRa Alliance Academic Working Group Chair. He actively participates/contributes to standardisation and associated organisations such as GS1, LoRa-alliance, IETF, RIPE, AIOTI. He received his PhD in Computer Science and Networks from the “Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie” and is an advisor for PhD students. He is the author or co-author of 21 peer-reviewed articles.