Alain B. Renaud is originally from Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to embarking on PhD research in network music performance at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) in Belfast in 2005, he was head of research for the London-based digital strategy consultancy, Rightscom from 2001 to 2005. While working in London he gained a MSc. in Music Information Technology from City University (2002-2004) under the supervision of Simon Emmerson. His research, which is sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) focuses on the development of networked music performance systems and the impact such systems have on the various music communities. Alain has published several papers on the subject and has organized many events with the aim to introduce networked music performance to the research community as well as the general public.