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Memorandum from At-Large Organizing Committee to ICANN Board

9 December 2002
(with revisions on 6, 9, 16, and 17 January 2003 shown in gray)


9 December 2002
(The At-Large Organization Committee revised this letter on 6, 9, 16, and 17 January 2003 with the material shown in gray.)

To: ICANN Board of Directors
From: At-Large Organizing Committee
Subject: Candidates for the Interim At-Large Advisory Committee

In response to the Committee on ICANN Evolution and Reform's "Proposed Transition Article of New Bylaws," which calls for nominees for the Interim At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), the At-Large Organizing Committee (Organizing Committee) nominates the individuals listed below to serve on the Interim ALAC.

We widely solicited candidates to be considered for appointment to the Interim ALAC, using the Organizing Committee's member organizations and many websites and list serves as initial outreach mechanisms. The candidates listed below responded to our request for individuals who would be willing to serve on the Interim ALAC and who meet our recommended criteria for Interim ALAC candidates:

  • Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures and/or past involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users;
  • A basic understanding of the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure, and ICANN's policy-setting role;
  • Successful experience with group decision-making and consensus development;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC;
  • Ability to expend the time and resources necessary to perform the requisite tasks; and
  • Contribution to the ALAC's diversity in terms of culture, gender, and social and professional experience.

Background information on the candidates is attached. As you can see, we have an impressive group of nominees. Since many members of the Organizing Committee and of the ALAC Assistance Group also are candidates, it is impractical for the Organizing Committee or the Assistance Group to nominate ten individuals for appointment to the Interim ALAC. Further, we believe consideration should be given to creating an Interim ALAC that is diverse, effective, and broadly representative of the At-Large community (beyond the Organizing Committee), and we believe the Board is in a good position to create such a Committee. Therefore, we offer this list of nominees from which we recommend the Board appoint ten individuals to serve on the Interim ALAC. If additional nominees are identified prior to the Board's appointments, they will be submitted. We recommend that the Board apply the above criteria in making the appointments.

We look forward to working closely with the Interim ALAC, and with the other candidates, to build an ALAC and supporting infrastructure that effectively involves and represents a broad set of individual user interests in ICANN.

Sincerely,

At-Large Organizing Committee


Candidates for Interim ALAC Membership (Updated 9 December 2002)

Africa

  • Zakaria Amar# (Vice Chair, Arabic Internet Names Consortium, AfriNIC Board of Trustees)
  • Pierre Dandjinou (ALOC member; ICT Policy Advisor for Africa; Chair, Benin ISOC, and Africa Internet Group)
  • Clement Dzidonu (Professor/Chairman, Dept. of Computer Science, Valley View University; former NAIS member)
  • Joris Komen# (Executive Director, Schoolnet Namibia, domain administrator for CUL.NA)
  • Martin Mayanja (ICT Specialist, USAID/Uganda)
  • Benedict Munyao (Data Networking Consultant, Kenya)
  • Moses Mwale# (Assistant Director, IT, Examinations Council of Zambia, Chairperson of the E-Brain forum of Zambia)
  • Litha Musyimi-Ogana# (Regional Director, Nairobi, African Center for Empowerment Gender & Advocacy, UN)
  • Eric M.K Osiakwan (ICT Consultant and Journalist, Ghana, Executive Secretary of the Africa Internet Service Providers (AfrISPA))

Asia/Pacific

  • Izumi Aizu (ALOC member, former NAIS member, Researcher for Asia Network Research)
  • Asomiddin Atoev (Information Technology expert, coordinator of the Global Internet Policy Initiative project, Tajikistan)
  • Pavan Duggal (Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Cyberlaw Consultant; President, CYBERLAWS.NET)
  • Xue Hong (Research Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong; Associate Professor, Foreign Affairs College)
  • Akiko Orita (GLOCOM research assistant, graduate student at KEIO University)
  • Charles Sha'ban (Exec. Director Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property, Jordan, member, Arab Knowledge Management Society (AKMS))

Europe

  • Christian Ahlert (ALOC member, former NAIS member, manager, Democratic Internet Project)
  • Vittorio Bertola (ALOC member, ISOC Italy, www.icannatlarge.org Panel member)
  • Tommi Karttaavi (ALOC member, ISOC Finland, www.icannatlarge.org member)
  • Wolfgang Kleinwaechter (icannatlarge.com, ICANN Studienkreis organizer)
  • Thomas Roessler (Chair, DNSO General Assembly; initiator, icann-europe mailing list; member, DNSO WHOIS Task Force)
  • Núria de la Fuente Teixidó (ALOC member, Sistemas Técnicos de EnseñanzaConsultores)
  • Jon Thorhallsson# (ALOC member, CECUA President, www.cecua.org)
  • Alain Moscowitz# (ALOC member, CECUA VP)

Latin America/Caribbean

  • Erick Iriarte Ahon (ALOC member, LatinoamerICANN, www.latinoamericann.derecho.org.ar)
  • Gabriel Piñeiro (ALOC member, LatinoamerICANN)
  • Sebastián J. Ricciardi# (Director, Business Development, Indigo Mobile S.A)
  • Beatriz Tarancón Sánchez# (EDAS I+D, Empresa de Nuevas Tecnologías-Beca)
  • Edmundo Valenti (ALOC member, ISOC Argentina, www.icannatlarge.org Panel member)
  • Fabian Romo Zamudio# (Technology Manager, National Autonomous University of Mexico)

North America

  • Esther Dyson (ALOC member, former ALSC member – ICANN At-Large Study Committee)
  • Ben Hindley (Business Owner/Consultant, President, Digital Workforce Educational Society Canada)
  • Hans Klein (ALOC member, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility chair)
  • Miriam Sapiro (Independent Consultant & Attorney, member of WhoIs and other ICANN task forces)
  • Wendy Seltzer (Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School; Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney)
  • Ron Sherwood (Independent computer consultant to Virgin Islands businesses)
  • Sotiris Sotiropoulos (ALOC member, member of www.icannatlarge.com)

#Background information form not yet received (some provided resumes or other information, which is included below)


Background Information from Candidates for the Interim ALAC

Christian Ahlert

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Christian Ahlert, Germany / United Kingdom, christian.ahlert@wolfson.oxford.ac.uk

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: I have been active in supporting At-Large activities as part of the European MITF, project manager for the Bertelsmann Foundations "Democratic Internet Project, as a member of NAIS and as a member of the ALOC

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: see above!

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: I worked as a policy consultant for DENIC

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: I am a political scientist. One of my areas of expertise is "deliberative democracy"!

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: See above

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: I am now at University of Oxford where I am conducting a study on Internet Governance


Erick Iriarte Ahon

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Erick Iriarte Ahon, Perú, Computer Law Specialist, faia@amauta.rcp.net.pe

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: Member of ALAC (Latinoamerica)
Member of Latinoamericann (http://latinoamericann.derecho.org.ar) Non Commercial Rep, in the Name Council (DNSO) Chair of the Membership Implementation Task Force LAC (in the at-large process)

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: UDRP Review Task Force (DNSO) Transfer Task Force (DNSO) Non Commerical Constituency (Member of the Adcom and Rep. in the Name Council) Member of the ccSO implementation (ccTLD constituency)

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: Legal Advisor of the ccTLD .PE Advisor for the bylaws of LACTLD and LACNIC

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: Tasks Forces DNSO
Non Commercial Constituency Adcom

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC:

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/tor-udrp/Erick.Iriarte.bio.html


Izumi Aizu

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Izumi Aizu, Asia Network Research Researcher
izumi@anr.org

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: I chaired the membership working group at IFWP Geneva, I was a member of MAC (Membership Advisory Committee) and MITF (Membership Implementation Task Force). I participated NAIS (NGO and Academic ICANN Study) to conduct
AtLarge study called for by ICANN.

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: I have participated all ICANN meetings to date, as well as all 3 IFWP meetings (excluding Buenos Aires), mostly trying to represent voices from Asia, and from the under-represented, including individuals. Under GLOCOM, we have participated Digital Opportunity Task Force coordinated by G8 countries, as the NPO representative from Japan, designated by the Japanese government. Under DOT Force, we have advocated policy issues on digital divide, and help draft the Action Plan to call for support from developing countries representatives to Internet and ICT related policy and standardization issues including Domain Name and IP Address allocation at ICANN.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: I have participated DNS management policy issues when I was the Secretary General of Asia and Pacific Internet Association, an Asia-wide Industry organization. We organized workshops on DNS/ICANN issues, including AtLarge in such countries as China,Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan. I have also particiapated the Internet Association Japan (IAJ) to bring ICANN related issues to the Japanese ministries (MPT and MITI) during IFWP and ICANN's early days, visited Industry associations including Keidan-ren, to help them understand and participate ICANN process in a wider perspectives. I also initiated Internet Y2K campaign in Asia and Japan, help organize White House Y2K roundtable in the U.S., supported Y2K monitoring operation at the turn of the century, 3-day overnight operation in cooperation with US counterparts, including the government, for
Operation Silent Night.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: As mentioned above, I was chairing the membership working group of IFWP, organized IFWP Singapore meeting as the convenior, Secretary General of APIA, and mmeber of DOT Force and NAIS. These should demostrate my ability and experience in these activities.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: As one of the few "veterans" of ICANN now, I am confident that I will respect the end goal of ICANN as the private sector management of DNS, IP and other Internet resources in open, transparent, and balanced manner. I believe ALAC will serve this purpose with wide, balanced and informed participation of Internet users globally.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: I have been promoting the use of computer networking since 1984 or so, and Internet in Japan and Asia since around 1992, member of ISOC since then, and working on policy issues around Internet, both internationally and in Japan. I believe my service in these activities have been pertinent to the course of ICANN and ALAC.


Zakaria Amar

Zakaria Amar, PhD -- I have been a part of the ICANN process since the beginning. I attend most of ICANN meetings. I particpate in the at Large process in the Africa region. I was as well member of Names Council of DNSO.

Currently I'm Vice-chair of Arabic Internet Names Consortium, member of AfriNIC Board of Trustees and International consultant on IT fields (I'm conducting ICT strategy development at country level for various countries under funding of UNECA and UNDP).


Asomiddin Atoev

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Asomiddin Atoev, Tajikistan, Information Technology expert, aso@internews.tj

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: I have been involved in the process of redelgation of my country ccTLD for the last year. Participation in the III annual ICANN meeting gave me an opportunity to learn more about ICANN, GAC and At-Large.

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: In many national events (seminars, conferences) I provided talks on different issues related to ccTLD.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: I started my carrier as a system operator of Email project in 1995 and then was promoted to systems administator of the project. For two years (1999-2001) I was working as a manager of Internet project. At the moment I am teaching Internet in one of local universities (part time). As a coordinator of the Global Internet Policy Initiative project in Tajikistan (main job) I am involved in various issues related to Internet. While doing my MSc in Salford University (UK, 1998-1999) I did my diploma project in Comparing two interactive streaming animation methods in the Web, which allowed me to learn better nature of the
Internet.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: Due to my job I have been involved in working groups related to many technical and political issues of local Internet society. At the moment together with other stakeholders we are working to develop a national strategy for ICT development.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: I am convinced that Internet is one of the optimal ways to promote the socio-economical development of my country. Hope the process of Tajikistan ccTLD redelegation will be one of ICANN good achievements. I have been involved in this process since Nov 2001.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: I am member of the ISOCToj board. ISOCToj is recently created association that unites local Internet users and other stakeholders. Hope in the future ISOCToj will be a chapter of the global ISOC.

Experience
Oct 1, 2001 – Present time, Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI), Internews Tajikistan project, Dushanbe Tajikistan Country Advocate

Oct 1999 – Sep 30, 2001, Central Asian Development Agency, Dushanbe Tajikistan. Director of Internet Project

May 1995-Sep 1998 Central Asian Development Agency, Dushanbe Tajikistan. System administrator of E-mail

Sept 1996 - May 1998. Department of Modelling and Information, Tajik State University, Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Teacher (part time). Teaching Operating Systems

Sep 2000 – Jun 2001, Tajik State National University, Department of Modelling and Informatics,
Senior Teacher (part time). Teaching Communications Systems and Programming Languages.

Apr 1994-May 1995. Department Informatization, Tajik Join-Stock Commercial Industrial Construction Bank "ORIENBANK", Dushanbe, Tajikistan Software Engineer

Jul 1993-Apr 1994, Computer Centre, Tajik State University, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Software engineer (part time)

Languages -- Tajik/Persian (native), Fluent in Russian and English.

Programming languages: Java, JavaScript, C, Pascal, Prolog, Lotus Script, HTML
Applications: Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office 97/2000, WordPerfect, Web browsers, Adobe Photoshop, and various applications.
Mail agents: Netscape Messenger, Internet Mail, MS Outlook, The Bat, Pine, Outlook Express, Dmail, Eudora, Pegasus Mail, etc
Operating Systems: MS-DOS, MS WIN95,98/NT/2000, Macintosh, UNIX, Debian Linux,
Hardware: Installation different hardware drives such as modems, scanners, CD-ROM, etc in PC and Apple Macintosh.


Vittorio Bertola

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Vittorio Bertola, Italy, Technical manager
vb@bertola.eu.org

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures:
2000 Creator and webmaster of vota.italia.to (the only Italian website about ICANN elections)
2000 Most voted candidate from Italy in the first round of European At Large elections
2000-01 Member of the At Large Interim Coordinating Committee (icannmembers.org)
2000-now Coordinator of the At Large Working Group of Societa' Internet (Italian chapter of ISOC)
2002-now Member of the elected governing panel of icannatlarge.org, an online organization with 1000+ members from 75+ countries that aims to build proper representation of individual Internet users in ICANN. Elected Chairman of the organization from April to August 2002 and again since November 2002
2002-now Member of the At Large Organizing Committee
2002-now Member of the At Large Advisory Committee Advisory Group

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: I am an active participant to the DNSO General Assembly mailing list. In the past months, I have been submitting comments formally or through the GA list, not only on the At Large issues and the Reform process, but also to various policy task forces, and about other issues such as the relationships with ccTLD registries.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure:
2000-01 Elected member of the Bylaws Revision group of the Italian Naming Authority (.it policy body)
2001 Elected member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Naming Authority
2001-now Founder and Board member of European Domain Registry asbl, one of the bidders for the role of .eu registry

I am or have been the owner and/or administrative/technical contact for around 50 domain names, and I have been personally operating domain name servers since 1997.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: As shown above, I have already covered a number of elective or appointive positions in policy-making bodies of various levels, size and type. Other experiences in collective decision-making bodies include a 4-year participation to various governing bodies of the Politecnico (Technical University) di Torino, two of which as a full member of the Board of Directors. I have also been a founder of some local non-profit associations in Italy.

In year 2000, I have participated to the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) for some months. SDMI was a forum collecting representatives from all top worldwide companies in the fields of music production, recording and distribution, consumer electronics, hardware and software production, with the aim of developing consensus-based business policies and technical specifications to protect the distribution of music over the Internet.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: I have been constantly participating to the Reform process with comments and suggestions, some of which made their way into the final structure. I want to continue my commitment so that the ideas that I have contributed to form can be actually tested and implemented in practice.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: Currently, I am President & CTO of Dynamic Fun, a startup company which I have founded, operating in the fields of wireless gaming and wireless marketing.

I have been working for three years (since foundation of the company and until August 2002) as Chief Technical Officer for Vitaminic, the leading European company in the field of digital music distribution.
In this role, I have gained experience in technical management and in intellectual property issues over the Internet; moreover, I have managed the technical and administrative tasks for domain
registration, personally registering domain names in over 40 different registries.

Previous positions held in my career include the responsibility of the helpdesk and technical administration of the internal ISP of the Politecnico di Torino. Also, I have been working as a programmer, system administrator, and system architect for Internet-based service platforms.


Pierre Dandjinou

1) Name, country, profession, email address: DANDJINOU Pierre. BENIN, ICT Policy Advisor, SURF/UNDP Dandjinou.Pierre@undp.org

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: I was a member of the At Large Study Committee (ALSC)

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users:

  • I have attended almost all of Icann statutory meetings and was a founding member of the Non Commercial domain name holders constitutency.
  • I was Chair of the Africa component of the Icann membership Committee and consequently was instrumental for information and mobilization of the African professionals during the election of the At large Directors 2 years ago.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure:

  • I hold a domain name afridev.net; I also am a defender of a sound national NIC as a contribution to the smooth operation of the global Internet infrastructure.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development:

  • I have chaired and am still chairing chapters or committees on ICT related issues; I have witnesses most policy development debates related to Icann since its inception and even back to the days of the international Forums on the white paper which gave birth to Icann

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC:

  • As a member of the ALSC, I had the opportunity of studying and reflecting on possible ways of promoting the bylaws and their consecutive amendment to provide more ground for the representation of individual members.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience:

  • I am a member of the Afrinic BoT (Afrinic is the Africa nascent Internet regional registry)
  • Also, I chair the Benin Internet Society Chapter, and the Africa Internet group (AIG); I am also a member of the Advisory Committee of the GIPI (Global Internet policy Initiative)
  • I currently hold the position of an ICT Policy Advisor for Africa and consequently deal with issues pertaining to e-readiness, Internet accessibility, national e-strategies and the Internet Governance

Clement Dzidonu

1) Name, country, profession, email address:
Name: Clement Dzidonu
Country: GHANA
Profession: Full Professor of Computer Science and Chairman, Dept of Computer Science, Valley View University
e-mail address: dzidonu@ghana.com

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures:

  • Member of the NAIS – The NGO and Academic ICANN Study Group
  • Carried out the Africa Regional NAIS Study and authored the Report

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users:

  • Been involved in the ICANN process since the 1998 INET meeting in Geneva. Attended most ICANN meetings since the Yokohama meeting.
  • Member of the At Large Membership Implementation Task Force (MITF) for the Africa Region and for the International Organizations
  • Was Co-Chair of the Local Organising Committee which Hosted the Accra 2002 ICANN Meeting

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure:

  • Been involved in the Internet Scene in Africa since 1995 and been involved in a number of outreached programmes relating to the development of the Internet, ISOC and ICANN within the African continent.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development:

  • Have been involved in numerous group decision making activities in my academic carreer.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC:

  • My involvement in the ICANN process since its incorporation and later the At Large process from the very beginning.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience:

  • Published a number of Journal and Newspaper articles about the Internet and the ICANN process. Also authored a number of Technical and Briefing reports in the area
  • Been in the forefront of the development of the Internet in African Universities.
  • Been involved in a number of ICT related projects and initiatives in Europe and Africa. Currently a consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), advising a number of African Governments on their National Information and Communications Technology Policies and Plans. Also served as an ICT consultant to the African Development Bank, and was part of the team which developed the NEPAD Short Term ICT Plan

Pavan Duggal

Pavan Duggal is a practising Advocate in the Supreme Court of India at New Delhi, having specialized in the newly emerging field of Cyberlaw & E-Commerce law in the last few years. An internationally renowned expert and authority on Cyberlaw, Pavan has also the credit of having done pioneering work in the field of Convergence Law. He is the Founder President of Cyberlaw Asia, Asia's pioneering organization committed to the passing of dynamic cyberlaws in the Asian continent. Cyberlaw Asia is engaged in the process of creating greater awareness about Cyberlaws in different countries of Asia. Pavan has been associated with UNESCO on Ethical, Legal, and Societal Challenges of Cyberspace in Asia and the Pacific.

He has been a Member of Membership Advisory Committee of The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He has also been a member of the Membership Implementation Task Force (MITF) of ICANN.

Pavan is a member of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre Panel of Neutrals. He has taken an active part in the regional deliberations at Hyderabad relating to the Domain Names Policy formulation undertaken by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He is the consultant to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) on the Asia Pacific Conference on Cybercrime and Information Security 2002. Pavan is the member of AFACT Legal Working Group of UN/CEFACT.

Pavan is the President of Cyberlaws.Net, The Cyberlaw Consultancy, which is Internet's unique and first ever consultancy dedicated exclusively to the new field of Cyberlaws. He is engaged in providing online consultancy relating to various issues of Cyberlaws and E-commerce. He is advising the Controller of Certifying Authorities, Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India on issues concerning the Indian Cyberlaw namely, The Information Technology Act, 2000. He is also the Member of the IT Act Legal Advisory Group constituted by the Controller of Certifying Authorities. Pavan Duggal has testified before the Indian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, on the Communication Convergence Bill, 2001. At present, he is handling various newly emerging Cyberlaw litigations and disputes.

Pavan is the Founder of The Cyberlaw Association, Internet's pioneering association dedicated to the growth of Cyberlaws in cyberspace. He has been associated with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP). He is the Founder of Cyberarbitration, an online system of alternative dispute resolution. He is the Founder of CyberlawIndia, an organization committed to the passing of dynamic cyberlaws in India. Cyberlawindia is membership based and is engaged in the process of creating greater awareness about Cyberlaws in India. Pavan Duggal is also the exclusive contributor on India's only vortal on Cyberlaw in India being Cyberlaw India at www.cyberlawindia.com. He is member of Inter-Ministerial Working Group of Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics of Government of India. He is associated with Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India on legal issues of Electronic Governance. He
is the author of the book entitled "Cyberlaw – The Indian Perspective".

Pavan is the visiting faculty for Cyberlaw at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad, SEMCOM, Gujarat and Indian Law Institute, Delhi. He has conceptualize and taught a comprehensive course on Cybercrime, for the Bureau of Police Research & Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Pavan is associated with NASSCOM, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Indo German Chambers of Commerce (IGCC), All India Management Association (AIMA) on various Cyberlaw and E-Commerce law issues. He is the Cyberlaw correspondent for the Global Legal Publication JURIST: The Legal Education Network.


Esther Dyson

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Esther Dyson, USA, publisher/writer/IT investor/small business owner, edyson@edventure.com, Website: www.edventure.com

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: long and varied! member of ALSC;
long-time promoter of transparency and public involvement in ICANN

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: active in iCANN itself (including as chairman); have written and talked and advised on privacy/confidentiality issues, former chairman of Electronic Frontier Foundation, active in policy matters generally

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure:have avoided direct (commercial) involvement in DNS issues in order to maintain neutrality and noncommercial status while involved with ICANN

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: at ICANN and elsewhere; involved in many boards of directors (both commercial and not-for-profit)

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: four years of work trying to make this happen! in a constructive way as much as possible

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: author of Release 2.0, a book about the impact of the Internet on individuals (allowing them to take control of their own lives yet limiting their control over others); extensive work and travel outside the US, especially in emerging markets; speak Russian and French as well as a little German


Ben Hindley

1) Ben Hindley, Canada, ICT/Digital Divide Business Owner/Consultant, b.hindley@juno.com, http://www.hindley.ca, I live in Canada and have Business Interests throughout the world in the ICT and Digital Divide. I have 20 years experience in the ICT field.

2) Experience with non-profit organizations throughout the world. Volunteer ICT Consultant for African non-profit organizations. President of Digital Workforce Educational Society Canada. Presenter at World Global Day 6.

3) Experienced in the Area of Community Radio for the Internet. Consultant for setting up Community Web-Radio Stations. Community Web-TV Stations.

4) Experienced in the area of Wireless Internet Services Canada, Recycling and Refurbishing Computers for Third World Internet usage.

5) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: Experienced in the Area of Internet Education, Tele-Health/TeleMedicine, Sat-E-Mail Services, Mini-Cities, Mini-Plants using Internet for Health, Education, Business.

6) Other relevant social, professional experience: http://www.hindley.ca, RWINC Consultants listed on http://www.hindley.ca under Services Section.


Xue Hong

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
LLB, Heilongjiang University, China
LLM, Heilongjiang University, China
Ph.D. of Law, Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Science, China
Attorney at law
Trademark Agent

LANGUAGE
Chinese, English

EXPERIENCE WITH RESPECT TO DOMAIN NAMES
Panelist of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedure, Arbitration and Mediation Center, World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva);
Panelist of Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedure, Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center (Hong Kong and Beijing);
Panelist of China Domain Name Dispute Resolution Procedure and China Keyword Dispute Resolution Procedure, Domain Name Dispute Settlement Center, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Center (CIETAC)

PRESENT POSITION
Research Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong Associate Professor, Foreign Affairs College

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE BEFORE PRESENT POSITION
Visiting Professor, Beijing University, Beijing
Visiting Lecturer, Murdoch University, Perth
Attorney, Liu, Shen & Associates, Beijing

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Member of Policy and Resource Committee, China Internet Society;
Chair of Dispute Resolution Policy Committee, Asia-Pacific Top Level Domains
Association (APTLD);
Chair of Policy Commission, International Forum for Internet Keyword (IFIK);
Member of International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP);
Member of China Law Committee, UK-China Forum;
Member of Council, China Copyright Society;
Member of Council, Intellectual Property Society, China Law Society;
Member of Council, World Trade Organization Law Society, China Law Society;
Member of Expert Committee, Intellectual Property and Electronic Commerce Committee, China Lawyer Association;
Senior Research Fellow of the Intellectual Property Center, Chinese Academy of Social Science


Tommi Karttaavi

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Tommi Karttaavi, Finland, Project Director,
tommi.karttaavi@iki.fi

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: Member of the At-Large Organizing Committee, the ALAC Assistance Group and icannatlarge.org

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users:
Member of ISOC, President of ISOC Finland, Member of the At-Large Organizing Committee, the ALAC Assistance Group and icannatlarge.org, currently organizing a DNS/ICANN seminar in Finland (to be held on Nov 28)

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: Member of ISOC Finland Standards and Technology SIG and the Information Technology Standardization Steering Group (Finnish Information Society Development Centre)

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: Years of experience in participating in different groups, associations and forums.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: Member of the At-Large Organizing Committee and the ALAC Assistance Group

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: 8 years work experience in the Internet Industry (Project Management, R&D, Communications etc.), Secretary to the Finnish National XML-strategy Working Group (Ministry of Finance), founding member of the ISOC-PKI Working Group


Hans Klein

1) Name, country, profession, email address: HANS KLEIN, USA, PROFESSOR
HANS.KLEIN@PUBPOLICY.GATECH.EDU

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: I HELPED SET UP AND/OR OPERATE A NUMBER OF BOTTOM-UP AT-LARGE ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING: * CIVIL SOCIETY INTERNET FORUM * ATLARGEMEMBERS.ORG * ICANNATLARGE.ORG I AM ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CPSR), WHICH IS A MASS MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATION OF COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS.

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: THREE BOTTOM-UP AT LARGE ORGANIZATIONS (SEE ABOVE) PARTICIPATION ON RELEVANT LISTS (NCC, GA, AT LARGE) REGULAR ANALYSIS OF ISSUES (SEE WWW.CYBER-FEDERALIST.ORG) FREQUENT PARTICIPATION AT ICANN MEETINGS PARTICIPATION IN AT LARGE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE (ALOC)

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: INDIVIDUAL DNS OWNER LONG-TIME PARTICIPANT IN ICANN PROCESSES LONG-TIME MEMBER OF ISOC
LONG-TIME PROGRAM ORGANIZER OF INET MEETINGS REGULAR ANALYSIS OF ISSUES (SEE WWW.CYBER-FEDERALIST.ORG)

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: CHAIRMAN OF BOARD OF CPSR BOARD MEMBER, WREK RADIO (91.1FM), ATLANTA FORMER BOARD MEMBER, CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY TELEVISION (USA) I HAVE WRITTEN ABOUT ON-LINE ASSOCIATIONS

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: WORKED FOR 4 YEARS IN SUPPORT OF ICANN BYLAWS MEMBER OF ALOC SUBMITTED COMMENTS TO ERC

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC POLICY WITH SPECIAL INTERESTS IN INTERNET POLICY AND ONLINE ASSOCIATION BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE (PRINCETON, 1983) MS AND PHD IN TECHNOLOGY POLICY (MIT, 1993, 1996) DIRECTOR, GEORGIA TECH INTERNET AND PUBLIC POLICY PROGRAM
RELEVANT LINKS http://www.spp.gatech.edu/people/faculty/hklein.htm http://www.ip3.gatech.edu/
http://www.cpsr.org


Wolfgang Kleinwaechter

1) Name, country, profession, email address: • Wolfgang Kleinwaechter, • Professor for International Communication Policy, • Department for Media and Information Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark, • wolfgang@imv.au.dk

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures:

  • Adviser to ICANN´s Membership Advisory Committee/MAC (1999)
  • Member of ICANN´s Membership Information Task Force/MITF (2000) / responsible for the ALM Election in Eastern and Central Europe, including Russia
  • Co-Founder and Steering Committee Member of the Interim Coordinating Committee / ICC (2001/2002)/ Organizer and Moderator of seven „ICANN Members Dialogues with ALM Directors"
  • Elected Member of the Interim Steering Committee of icannatlarge.com / March- June 2002 / Elaboration of Drafts for a Mission Statement and Bylaws

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users:

  • since Singapore, March 1999, I have participated in all public ICANN meetings as an independent academic observer and made continuously comments both online and offline in public board meetings from an individual Internet users point of view
  • Next to the ALM groups, I was involved in discussions in several ICANN constituencies, in particular Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders, Business ccTLDs, gTLDs and the INDO;
  • I am involved and have cooporated with a number of individual Internet users initiatives in Denmark and Germany, including ISOC
  • As a founding member of CRIS (Communication Rights in the Information Society/a global NGO Coordinating Platform) I am involved in civil society activities in the preperations for the forthcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS); within CRIS I am responsible for the subject „Internet Governance and DNS"
  • I have included issues of Internet Governance, DNS and ICANN into my academic teaching and research since 1999. In 2000 I had a special course on „Internet Governance" at the University of Aarhus, in which students from six European countries participated. DNS and ICANN have been a intergral part of my courses on „Internaitonal Communicaiton Policy and Regulation" at the Universities of Aarhus (1999 – 2002), Tampere (2000), Halle (2001) and Oerebro (2002)
  • I gave several individual lectures at universities for individual Internet users, inter alia at Universities in Santiago de Chile (1999),Moscow (2001 and 2002) and Passau (2002)

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure:

  • I am the administrator of the Domain Names „medienstadt-leipzig.org" of the Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. and of „icann-studienkreis.net" of the ICANN Studienkreis
  • I have a close relationship with the ccTLD Registries of the German speaking and Scandinavian countries
  • I have participated in a number of ITU conferences, relevant to DNS and Internet´s Infrastructure, including the World Telecommunication Policy Forum on IP Telephony (2001)

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development:

  • 1995 – 1996 I was the chairman of the Management Board of the Interregional Information Society Initiative" (IRISI) of the European Commission and had to coordinate and to seek consensus among regional information society initiatives of about 30 European regions
  • 1995 – 1998 I was the chairman of the „Saxonian Informaiton Society Initiative" (SII), a regional IT initiative of the government of Saxony, where I had to coordinate activities of numerous private sectors members, civil society groups and public institutions
  • 1988 – 1998 I was the president of the Law Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) where I had to coordinate research programmes and conference sessions for individual researches from more than 70 countries
  • I was a member of INET´s 2002 programme committee, where we had, inter alia, to decide on a programme with 150 speakers, based on more than 800 applications

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC:

  • in 1999 I initiated and founded the ICANN Studienkreis, a network of individual Internet users in the German speaking internet community (Austria, Germany, Lichtenstein, Switzerland); the ICANN Studienkreis organizes an annual high level conference (2000 in Leipzig, 2001 in Zuerich, 2002 in Salzburg, 2003 in Berlin) with an average of 180 participants; it has about 600 interested members, on behalf of the ICANN Studienkreis I organized also a high-level workshop in Russia, Moscow (October 2001) in cooperation with the Russian Internet Association and the .ru registry.
    • I have finished a book on ICANN (ICANN: The Long Road towards Self-Governance of the Internet, Beck Verlag, Munich 2003, 600 pages) in German language, which will be puiblished later in 2003
    • I have published numerous articles on ICANN both in English and German, including in journals like „Telecommuniocaton Policy" (Pergamon Press), „Gazette" (Sage Publications), „info", „Multiemedia & Recht", etc.
  • I made numerous presentations on ICANN in international conferences, including INET 2002, PrepCom1/WSIS, Global Society Dialogue 2001, World Civil Society Forum 2002

7) Other relevant social, professional experience:

  • Study of Communication and Information Sciences, International Relations and International Law at the University of Leipzig (M.A. 1974, Ph.D. 1981)
  • Academic experiences: Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the University of Leipzig, Institute for International Studies (until 1991), the University of Tampere, Finland, Department for Journalism and Communication Sciences (1991/1992), the American University in Washington, D.C, School of International Services (1992/1994) and the University of Aarhus, Department for Media and Information Sciences (since 1998)
  • Practical experiences: Working with governmental, private and civil society organisations in Saxony, working with the European Commission and other European Networks, including Telecities (1994 – 1998/ see 3);
  • Member of a number of Advisory Boards of scientific journals, member of the German UNESCO-Commission (since 1991)

My teaching programme can be found under http://imv.au.dk/~wolfgang


Joris Komen

Born in Kisangani, (Democratic Republic of) Congo, raised and variously educated in Burundi, Holland, Nigeria and South Africa, Joris Komen was the curator of birds at the National Museum of Namibia from 1983-2000, and spent many years working on the endemic avifauna of southern Africa, undertaking a variety of bio-energetics, behaviour, bio-acoustics and taxonomic research. Much of this work has been published in local and international journals. The Internet and computerisation of museum collection inventories irrevocably lured him into information technologies, and he spent considerable time and energy promoting its relevance to African museums and, importantly, to schools in Namibia and further afield.

He established an Internet presence for the National Museum of Namibia, one of the very first African museum web sites, and one of very few museums in Africa with web-based online inventory databases. He is the domain administrator for CUL.NA. He coordinated the African Museum Internet (AMI) Project, which facilitated Internet access at museums in Africa. There are presently some 23 African Museums connected as a result of the AMI Project. Joris championed the use of incentive-reward mechanisms to provide ICTs to schools in Namibia by way of a biodiversity-oriented school competition called Insect@thon. He was a founding member of Namibia's Internet Development Foundation (NAMIDEF), and has played a critical role in launching and driving SchoolNet Namibia, a welfare organisation which is committed to providing sustainable internet access to all schools in Namibia. He is presently the executive director of SchoolNet Namibia. Joris Komen, Executive Director, Schoolnet Namibia, http://www.schoolnet.na


Martin Mayanja

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Martin Mayanja, ICT Specialist, mmayanja@usaid.gov , USAID/Uganda

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: Yes - Take an example of

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: Until this point it a little, and most of that has been through engagement with the Uganda Communications Commission and Charles Musisi as Uganda's focal person on ICANN issues

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: background info about these issues i have read and understood thenm throu the online Cisco CNAP programme

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: Yes much of that happens here in our day day meetings on USAID's portfolio management

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: Yes my work objectives clearly spell that out and i am in a unique position to influence that esp. with leveraging rsources from our USAID/W office as well as engaging with other donors here in the country esp. UNDP

7) Other relevant social, professional experience:I have worked extensively with the social sector esp. the Universities and teacher training colleges together with our health and Education group folks here in USAID. The portfolio has grown extensivelt with the inclusion of HIV?AIDs and has brought about intersting relationships, challenges and opportunities with a lot of other partners here , the Govt of Uganda and the private sector.


Alain Moscowitz

Educational background : Graduate Engineer from the Ecole des Mines de Paris - France

Current Professional position : TotalFinaElf Human Resources Information Systems Manager

Past professional positions/accomplishments:

  • 2000-2001 : TotalFinaElf e-procurement Corporate CTO
  • 1997-2000 : TotalFina Upstream CIO
  • 1990-1997 : Servair (Air France catering subsidiary) CIO
  • 1984-1989 : French Ministry of Defence, Naval Construction and Engineering Division, Head of IS/IT and Telecoms

Volunteer Roles/accomplishments:

  • CECUA (Confederation of European Computer Associations), Vice President
  • INFOREP (French IS/IT users association), General Secretary
  • Member of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association)
  • G9+ board member (re-grouping of graduates IS/IT associations of top French Engineer of Business Universities "Grandes Ecoles")
  • Club Mines Informatiques Vice Président
  • Vice President of the Heraclite Institute (globalisation and complex thinking)
  • Vice President of Edgar Morin Institute
  • ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) At Large, summer 2000 Candidate
  • RUG France President

Benedict Munyao

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Benedict Munyao, Kenya, Data Networking Consultant,
bmunyao@netwise-associates.com

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: None

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: None

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: Set up Internet Connectivity for a number of end-user organizations. Also designed and implemented network perimeter security policies through Cisco security products. Trained a number of personnel from ISPs here in Kenya using Cisco's CCNA syllabus.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: Worked for a large Bank between Mar 1995 and Mar 2001 where teamwork and participative decision-making was the norm. I therefore have experience in group decision-making and concensus development.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: I intend to abide by the bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: I have extensive training and experience in implementing IP networks, as well as training end-users on internetworking. The role of the Internet Registries in management of the public IP address space, DNS and AS numbers are among the topics I teach, as well as the measures used to conserve public addresses (RFC1918, NAT, CIDR etc).


Litha Musyimi-Ogana

Regional Director, African Center for Empowerment Gender and Advocacy (AC-EGA), United Nations in Nairobi

Educations and Professional Background: Under Graduate: Bachelor of Commerce Nairobi
University Graduate: MA (Economics) Nairobi Unversity

Professional: ACII(Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London
1983-1985-Worked in Private Sector in Insurance industry
1986-1993-Worked for Ministry of Finance-Kenya Government
1993-1998-Headed a National health NGO in Kenya
1998-2002-Heading a Regional Policy Advocacy NGO

ICT Work- Between 2000-2002 built the national capacity of the small and medium scale sector in
lobbying and negociating for a micro friendly ICT environment in Kenya in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology/UNDP/YWCA.

Age: 43 years


Moses Mwale

I am a Zambian and working for the Examinations Council of Zambia as Assistant Director - IT. I am also the Chairperson of the E-Brain forum of Zambia. I am willing to send my CV if required for your consideration.


Akiko Orita

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Akiko Orita/ JAPAN/ Graduate Student/ ako@sfc.wide.ad.jp

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: joined ALSC mailing list.

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users:

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure:

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: My main research topic in the university.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: find out how to aggrigate indivlduals' oponions in such a large community.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience:


Eric M.K Osiakwan

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Eric M.K Osiakwan, Ghana, ICT Consultant and Journalist, eric.osiakwan@netplux.com

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: After being funded to attand my first ICANN meeting in Stockholm in 2001 i came back to do and still holds radio conversations about people involvement in ICANN at various levels. Also written article on the Internet and articulating peoples' involvement. Have also advocated both virtually and physically then need for the @large structure in ICANN.

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: Basically my effort has being to educate people in Ghana about ICANN and related issues and why they must see it important. I have also being involved through Dr. Quaynor in organising the Non-Commercial constituents in Ghana. I was also directly involved with Prof. Clement Dzidonu in reaching out to people to join the atlarge during an AITEC event in Ghana by giving hangouts and talking to people during the event.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: I was the initiator and current Executive Secretary of the Africa Internet Service Providers (AfrISPA) which is basically interested in building Internet Infrastruture through establishment of Internet eXchange Points on the continent as a technical engineering effort to be preceeded by our social engineering effort of setting up Internet Service Provider Association of which i am also the Executive Secretary of the Ghana Association (GISPA).

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: As Executive Secretary to these two organisations which works basically by consensus on issues my experiences has been very immense on both technical and policy issues. These organisations are doing well on this basis and i am also involved in a non-for-profit corporation called the Ghana New Ventures Competition involved in entrepreneurship and enterprise development. This organisations also does a lot of consensus building in decision making and i hav ebeing largely involved i that.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: Basically ICANN's legitimacy is based on the global representation it has in it's consensus decision making process and my effort at getting people from my region to be involved in a prove of commitment event to the extend that i got another Ghanaian by the name of Kwesi Boakye to attend one of the physicaly meeting and he currently involved.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: I an currently involved in bring the African Civil Society to speed with ICT and Internet related development and this is after i made two presentations at two different Civil Society meetings to which i was invited by Open Society Institute of West Africa and that of the UNECA at the recent meeting in Addis. Now in these meeting i raised the awareness of CSO in taking part and getting involved in new developments of ICTs and Internet. I have also raised a lot of interest in Open Source and we are currently forming the Open Source Africa Foundation and i am doing a similar thing in Ghana. See www.afrispa.org and www.gnvc.org


Gabriel Piñeiro

nationality: Argentina

languages: English, Spanish, some German, Portuguese and Galician

Model UN affiliation: MINU, the Internet Model of United Nations

nations represented in a Model UN: Australia, Comoros, Cuba, International Monetary Fund, Malaysia, Palau, Panama, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States

expert in: Agriculture, Atomic Energy, Children, Climate Change, Culture, Decolonization, Demining, Development Cooperation, Persons with Disabilities, Disarmament, Drug Control & Crime Prevention, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Habitat, Human Rights, Indigenous People, Intellectual Property, International Finance, Labour, International Law, Law of the Sea and Antarctica, (question of) Palestine, Peace & Security, Populatin, Refugees, Social Development, Outer Space, Sustainable Development, Terrorism, Trade & Development, Women, Youth

words of wisdom: Being a MUNer is to learn from each experience in every model you participate in. If you do so, every model you do will be the best one for you because you'll learn more, know how to interact with the other delegations, and make many new friends. It's true you must study a lot, but in the end you'll feel that all the new things that you learned will be useful later, in your daily life, to understand what's going on in the world and why.


Sebastián J. Ricciardi

Austria 2618, 5to Piso, 1425 Buenos Aires, Argentina, sricciardi@fibertel.com.ar

WORK EXPERIENCE

11/1999 – TO DATE. Buenos Aires, Argentina
INDIGO MOBILE S.A. Director, Business Development
Indigo Mobile is the leading company in Argentina working on Mobile Data enabling technologies. It is a small company (20 employees). I'm one of the company co-founders and, as Director of Business Development my areas of responsibility are Sales, Marketing and Strategic Relationship with wireless network operators. We have operations in Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Our strategic partners include companies such as Ericsson and IBM. In 18 months we have developed a powerful position determining technology, that is integrated with some location based services and entertainment services for mobile phone users employing Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and Short Messaging Service (SMS). Customers include banks, internet companies and wireless network operators as CTI (a Verizon company) in Argentina and SmartcomPCS in Chile.

1/1995 – 10/1999. Buenos Aires, Argentina
HORST S.A. Commercial Manager
Horst is the biggest mushroom farm in Argentina. 28 tons of fresh mushrooms are delivered every day to 100 point of sales, including supermarkets, groceries, restaurants and convenience stores. I started working in the sales area in 1995. In 1997 I was promoted to commercial manager. My achievements at Horst were to position the company as the main supplier of fresh mushrooms, lead the reengineering process in distribution logistics, and implement the ERP company systems, raising our revenues from 400,000 to 1.2 Million in 1999. We have been recognized by BBV Banco Frances and the Invertir Foundation for our quality and innovation.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES (UBA) Buenos Aires, Argentina
Attorney at Law. November 1999
Emphasis in contracts and business organizations.

SKILLS & ADITIONAL INFORMATION

Bilingual Spanish/English. Some knowledge of Italian.
Linux user. Strong expertise in Windows environment, MS Office and publishing tools (Corel Draw, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver). Forecasting tools using MS Excel and bold presentation skills using PowerPoint.
Sound knowledge of data transmission protocols (TCP/IP, WAP, SMS), and good comprehension of cellular telephony fundamentals. (GSM, GPRS, CDMA).
Preparation of legal contracts and other documents related to international business.
Team management experience.
During the last year I have written several articles for electronic magazines regarding WAP, Mobile commerce and mobile entertainment. I have lectured at several conferences in Buenos Aires and Cordoba in Argentina and Santiago de Chile in Chile, covering different topics related to mobile services. (WAP APPLICATIONS, LOCATION BASED SERVICES AND POSITIONING DETERMINING TECHNOLOGIES).


Thomas Roessler

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Thomas Roessler, DE, student of Mathematics (about to finish), <roessler@does-not-exist.org>.

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: My earliest experience with specific ICANN at-large issues dates back to the initiation of the icann-europe mailing list during the nomination process of the 2000 at-large elections; at that time, I've also co-moderated a chat with the European candidates.

This year, I've been helping with the boot-strapping of the icannatlarge.com effort, and have been actively participating in numerous discussions around the ALAC, most recently at ICANN's Shanghai meetings, where I've been advocating a more active role of the ALAC in the policy-development process on the SO level.

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: See above. Also, I've been the chairman of the DNSO's General Assembly since early 2002. As a delegate of the GA to the DNSO's
WHOIS task force, I've been trying to bring an individual Internet user's perspective to the task force's discussions. I have designed and implemented a considerable part of the process and tools used by the Task Force to evaluate the free-form answers received in response to the WHOIS survey.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: I've been an active member of the DNSO's WHOIS Task Force, as detailed above. On the infrastructure side (interpreted broadly), I've been the lead developer of the freely available Mutt mail user agent (see http://www.mutt.org; this software is the work of many contributors) for a number of years. I've been a participant in the ietf-openpgp working group and am one of the co-authors of RFC 3156.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: See above for examples.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: See above.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: I've been an active member of FITUG (a member organization of GILC) since the mid-90s. On behalf of FITUG, I've been participating in discussions with both private and public sector participants on topics such as civil liberties and Internet filtering, export control of freely available cryptographic software, government support for free software projects, and similar issues.

A list of publications on a variety of topics is available at <http://does-not-exist.net/roessler/pub.html>.

I'm regularly publishing notes and comments on ICANN in my weblog, at <http://log.does-not-exist.net/>.


Beatriz Tarancón Sánchez

E-Mail: beatriz.tarancon@adi.uam.es, beatriztar@hotmail.com
Teléfonos: España (+34)916529399
Buenos Aires : 0054 4547 1532

DATOS PERSONALES

LUGAR Y FECHA DE NACIMIENTO Madrid, 23-12-1973
DOMICILIO Madrid: Av. Valdelasfuentes, 36 3-D
S. S. de los Reyes-28700- MADRID

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA

Oct. 1997-Actualidad Doctoranda en Derecho Administrativo(UAM) Tesis: "La Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones desde la perspectiva del Análisis Económico del Derecho"
Marzo-Diciembre 2002 Postgrado en Derecho de Comunicaciones (Universidad de Buenos Aires-Director-Profesor: Don Alejandro E. Fargosi ( Estudio Oyhanarte &Fargosi) Buenos Aires C.F. ( Beca de Investigación Centro de Estudios de América Latina- UAM)
Sept. 1991-Junio 1996 Licenciatura en Derecho por la Universidad
Autónoma de Madrid
Colegiada en el Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, nº 69412

CURSOS Y SEMINARIOS

2001 Curso de Derecho del Comercio Electrónico y de las Nuevas Tecnologías (UAM) –200 horas
-Derecho de Telecomunicaciones
- Contratación electrónica
2000 Seminario de Análisis Económico del Derecho (UAM) (anual)
1999 Curso de Metodología jurídica para el Derecho Administrativo (UAM)(anual)
1998 Seminario sobre "La protección penal de los intereses financieros de la Unión Europea" (UAM)(anual)

FORMACIÓN COMPLEMENTARIA

2001 III Congreso Nacional de Informática y Farmacia 2001 (SEIS)
2000 Seminario sobre Acto y Procedimiento Administrativo (UAM)(anual)
1996 Jornadas sobre el Derecho de las Sociedades de Responsabilidad Limitada (Consejo General del Notariado)
1993-94 Curso Especial de Instituciones de Derecho Comunitario (Cátedra Jean Monnet)(anual)

EXPERIENCIA PROFESIONAL

Oct. 2000- Actualidad EDAS I+D, Empresa de Nuevas Tecnologías-Beca en prácticas:
-Elaboración de Informes sobre Nuevas Tecnologías(Consejo General de Colegios de Farmacéuticos)
-Organización de Programas de Economía Internacional
-Redacción de artículos de periodismo económico. Revista
"Fuentes Estadísticas" (INE)
Marzo 2001-Junio 2001 Parlamento Europeo-Dirección General IV de Investigación-División de Asuntos Económicos, Monetarios y de Control Presupuestario-Beca en prácticas :
Elaboración de Informes:
"A comparison between the European Court of Auditors and the General Accounting Office (USA)"
"The Budgetary Control Systems in the Enlargement Countries"
"Research and Technology Development-RTD- Investment in the Enlargement Countries"

IDIOMAS

INGLÉS Hablado y escrito a nivel Alto (Cuarto Curso de la Escuela Oficial de Idiomas)
FRANCÉS Comprensión escrita

OTROS DATOS DE INTERÉS

INFORMÁTICA Conocimiento y manejo avanzado de OFFICE 2000
Diseño de páginas Web (Frontpage)
Utilización de Bases de Datos jurídicas
Diciembre 2001 UNITEC (Telefónica Móviles España) Departamento de Atención al Cliente
Carnet de Conducir B1
Disponibilidad geográfica nacional e internacional


Miriam Sapiro

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Miriam Sapiro, Independent Consultant & Attorney, msapiro@starpower.net.

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: I have assisted members of the At-Large Study Committee and the At-Large Organizing Committee with developing an effective at-large process, including formulating and vetting new ideas, conducting public outreach and building international grass-roots support.

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: I served as a Member of the WHOIS Task Force and I have great familiarity with Whois, privacy, data protection issues, including their interaction with national security and law enforcement issues. I am a Member of the Simultaneous Language Translation Task Force, which I joined because of the importance I place on effective global outreach. I have also been involved in the negotiation and interpretation of ICANN's registry and registrar agreements. In addition, I have analyzed ccTLD issues for a non-governmental organization.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: I have been closely involved in ICANN issues since November 2000, when I joined VeriSign as its first Director of International Policy and worked on a range of Internet policy issues involving European and Asian governments, including trade, privacy, security and law enforcement. I also served as Chairwoman of the Coalition of Service Industries' China E-Commerce Committee. Six months ago, I left Verisign and started my own consulting company, Summit Strategies International, LLC ("Summit"). Summit has no connection with, nor does any work for, VeriSign. (Summit has no connection with, nor does any work for, VeriSign.). I have spoken frequently on e-commerce and Internet policy issues, and recently published an article on ICANN, see http://www.nlj.com/oped/112502sapiro.shtml.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: From 1988 to 2000 I represented the U.S. Government in numerous complex negotiations and supervised difficult policy debates. My last position was Special Assistant to President Clinton and Counselor for Southeast European Stabilization, where I was responsible for strengthening economic development, democracy and security throughout Southeast Europe and chairing the interagency Coordinating Committee. Prior to this appointment, I was Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council. Before joining the NSC I worked at the State Department on the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff and in the Office of the Legal Adviser. I was a member of the U.S. team that negotiated the 1995 Bosnia Peace Accords in Dayton and Paris. I also served as legal adviser to several Summits of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ("OSCE," formerly the "CSCE," or "Helsinki Process"), an organization that has more than 50 states as members and operates by consensus. I have also been actively involved in negotiations and decision-making in U.N. bodies and the Organization of American States.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: I am a strong champion of ICANN because it is unique among international organizations and serves a critical function better than any alternative. It has so far been able to maintain an unprecedented degree of openness towards public input into its decision-making, while performing vital functions that safeguard the Internet's databases. While it is not perfect, I believe it is evolving and will be able to work more effectively. A successful at-large body can play an important role in ICANN's transformation by providing the public input and grass-roots support needed to make the organization successful.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: I am an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and a member of WIPO's Arbitration and Mediation Center's Domain Name Panel. I am on the Private Sector Expert Committee for the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas and the TechCast Panel of E-Commerce Experts at George Washington University. I am on the Advisory Board of the Global Internet Policy Initiative, which promotes development of the Internet in emerging markets. I have published articles on the Internet, international dispute settlement, European security and arms export controls. I am active in the Council on Foreign Relations, the Atlantic Council and the American Society of International Law.

Please let me know if you would like me to provide any additional information.


Wendy Seltzer

Wendy is a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining EFF, Wendy taught Internet Law as an Adjunct Professor at St. John's University School of Law and was an associate with Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, where she practiced intellectual property and technology litigation. She is a 1999 graduate of Harvard Law School, and a 1996 graduate of Harvard College.

Wendy founded and leads the Chilling Effects clearinghouse, a project to study and combat the ungrounded legal threats that chill activity on the Internet. A collaboration among the EFF and law school clinics across the country, the clearinghouse invites recipients and senders of cease and desist notices to submit these notices for analysis, in issue-spotting FAQ-style memos, and inclusion in its database. The website offers resources for Internet users who face legal threats, and, through its collection of data, the clearinghouse hopes to analyze the out-of-court effects of those threats to chill legitimate activity, or, conversely, the extent to which unlawful activity on the Net proves resistant to legal action. Chilling Effects has been featured in the New York Times and Boston Globe.

Wendy also concentrates on the legal issues – licensing and intellectual property rights – presented by open code. She leads the Openlaw project, and its open DVD forum in defense of the DeCSS posters, arguing that technological protections for digital media must accommodate fair use and free speech. Openlaw participants filed an amicus brief in the Southern District of New York in the DeCSS case Universal v. Reimerdes. Wendy later drafted the cryptographers' amicus brief to the Second Circuit in the Reimerdes appeal. Further, Wendy has been involved with the development of the Creative Commons project to offer the public a range of open licenses to promote sharing of creative non-software works.

Invited Presentations:

Wendy continues to work with the open code courseware the Center is developing for classroom use and for the distance lecture and discussion series. Read a description of version 1.0 in action in Teaching with the Bot. From time to time, she also updates the annotation engine, a proxy that predates ThirdVoice in allowing people to post and view notes on remote web pages.

While at Harvard, Wendy led the Berkman Center Representation in Cyberspace Study in conjunction with the ICANN Membership Advisory Committee, and helped to webcast three of ICANN's public meetings. She also led the Center's cybercourse on Privacy in Cyberspace, with Prof. Arthur Miller and was a TF for a college course at UMass Amherst, Law of Cyberspace.

While a student at Harvard, Wendy led the Berkman Center Representation in Cyberspace Study in conjunction with the ICANN Membership Advisory Committee, and helped to webcast three of ICANN's public meetings. She also led the Center's cybercourse on Privacy in Cyberspace, with Prof. Arthur Miller and was a TF for a college course at UMass Amherst, Law of Cyberspace.


Charles Sha'ban

1) Name, country, profession, email address:Charles Shaban – Jordan Executive Director - Regional office, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), member in the Arab Knowledge Management Society (AKMS) www.akms.org cshaban@tagi.com

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: I was from the very few people who participated in the At-Large from our region, and participated in the selection of the ICANN board director. Being a member in the AKMS, and chair of the Internet Committee in it, I used my information about ICANN to inform the other members in AKMS (who are from the different Arab countries) about it and trying to get more involvement from them and their organizations with ICANN.

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: I have been involved mainly in the BC, representing my holding company (TAGI) since two and a half years, at the same time I participated in some of the At-Large structures within ICANN and tried to be active in the mailing lists to pass the information from our region Internet users about different issues in ICANN, that needed individuals feedback through the GA or some task forces.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: I am an advisory committee member in W3C, and involved a lot with organizations related to multilingual DNS (like MINC and IDN workgroup within W3C). Participated in workshops in our area regarding Internet infrastructure and IT issues in general (as speaker and regular participant). I made a presentation in the 10th World Wide Web conference in Hong Kong (May 2001) in the Internationalization track "The Internet: An Arab perspective"

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: In my experience with the different organizations (ICANN-BC, W3C, ICC, MINC...) I participated in the decision-making issues and consensus development, I tried to move my experience from local organizations to the mentioned and vice-versa.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: I try to attend all the ICANN meetings since almost three years (I missed 3), in order to be part of the ICANN procedure. Through my company we tried to get individuals participate in the first At-Large elections (I can say that 80% of the registered At-Large people from the Arab countries, west Asia and North Africa are members in organizations that we are members in like the AKMS), and I make presentations about ICANN process in the region sometimes (especially in conferences and training courses related the Internet).

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: Through my work in the biggest professional company in the Arab region (TAGI), and recently as the Executive director of its Intellectual property company (AGIP), I gained a lot of experience in management and team work. I try to take to ICANN with me usually the ideas of the business and individuals in our region, talk about the effect of some ICANN decision in our region (in fact I take the relevant information about the region to the different international forums I participate in). My original work and education is in the IT field, so I am mainly a technical person, who concentrated in the networking and communications field besides the other IT relevant issues.


Ron Sherwood

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Ron Sherwood, Virgin Islands (Caribbean), Consultant, Ron@Sherwood.vi

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: Twenty-one years in Rotary International. Responsible for developing and extending many multinational programs. Twelve years as International Director with projects in Guyana, Haiti, Cambodia, and other developing nations. Currently, Assistant Governor, District 7020 which covers the English, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean (2,500 members, 60 clubs in 12 Island nations).

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: Close friend and associate of Peter deBlanc. Much time spent discussing and developing the original Virgin Islands FreeNet project which was one of the first to bring Internet access to individuals in offshore locations. A strong belief in the need for orderly and consensual development of an at-large structure to advise ICANN Board Members of the realistic needs, expectations, issues and benefits associated with Internet access for grass roots users in the Caribbean Basin, and globally.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: Twenty two years as an independent computer consultant. I specialize in network infrastructure and connectivity. I am a trustee of the .VI ccTLD. I am fully cognizant of the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure and have paid close attention to the developments associated with ICANN's role. I attended the 2002 ICANN conference in Shanghai.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: Over thirty years experience in positions of executive responsibility in professional and community associations such as the Chamber of Commerce (Membership Committee Chair among other offices), United Way (many offices including Secretary, Treasurer and 7 years as Allocations Committee Chairman), Marine Industries Association (Executive Director, Outreach management, Youth Services director), Rotary Club of St. Thomas II (President and many other offices). A large part of my current consulting work involves bridging the gulf that exists between those responsible for the technology infrastructure in an enterprise and those with corporate financial responsibilities. A task that is often considerably more difficult than working with social or volunteer groups. It is, however, one that I am able to handle successfully with diplomacy and with confidence through experience.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: If this position is restricted to persons with previous membership in either of the above groups, then I must assume that I am not eligible. If it is open to others, then I am not sure how one may have demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of an organization in which one has not yet served. I can, however, pledge that commitment, and refer you to my demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of other organizations in which I have maintained long time membership. Particularly in the role that I play within Rotary International. R.I. is the oldest and largest volunteer service organization in the World. Often misunderstood as a businessman's luncheon club, R.I. is in fact a global organization with 1.2 million members in 31,000 clubs in 530 districts in 164 countries and is dedicated to local and international community service. All clubs are independent (often fiercely so) and yet are expected to live within, and to serve, the goals and bylaws of Rotary International. It is the job of District Governors to manage the structure at the District level and to facilitate the consensual compliance of the individual and the club with Rotary International guidelines. This is an area in which I have considerable experience and skill.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: I am an experienced traveler, having visited over 100 countries, and having lived in many for a substantial period of time. My primary sociological interest is the changing nature of isolated cultures due to the impact of information technology and the widespread access to global information. A recent seven week stay in the remote Mayan villages of the Guatemalan Highlands enabled me to see at first hand how Internet access is impacting individuals and traditional social structures in that area. My home, my work and my Rotary responsibilities are concentrated primarily in the Caribbean Basin and extend from the Cayman Islands in the South West to the Turks and Caicos Islands in the North East. My home is in the Virgin Islands, which are in the Central Eastern Caribbean. Having facilitated the installation of computing services and Internet access in many schools, libraries and public access facilities, I have a keen understanding of the benefits and the social impact of the Internet upon the public at-large. I have a strong wish to participate in the orderly development of the Internet as a global resource and to use my experience and organizational skills to help develop a viable at-large support structure. An infrastructure that will enable ICANN to reach the individual Internet user with understandable information about the work and policy decisions of ICANN, and to provide the user with a regional method of providing input and advice to the ICANN Board. The ultimate goal being a well ordered system of consensus that provides the individual user with a sense of participation and empowerment, and ICANN with a methodology for satisfying the public need to feel a part of the process, rather than being subjected to it. I am particularly concerned that we develop a structure that achieves these goals while avoiding the pitfalls of mass online participation in so called "democracy projects" where the signal to noise ratio is reduced to zero and where input value is rendered useless. All users should have a voice, but a structure that is formed with small local groups at the baseline is able to manage deleterious behavior at the local level and permit those with consensually valid input to pass that data up to the regional level and to the ALAC. Please know that I will make available the time and resources necessary to fulfill my duties if appointed to serve on the Interim ALAC.


Sotiris Sotiropoulos

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Sotiris Sotiropoulos, Canada, Web Developer, sotiris@hermesnetwork.com

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures:

  • ICANN AtLarge Member since 1999 (Voting Member in 2000 AtLarge Director Elections)
  • Member and ex-Panel Member of ICANNatlarge.org (global atlarge org.)

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: Stepped in as Interim Chair for ICANN's WGReview and authored a set of recommendations which document was posted at http://forum.icann.org/dnsoreview1/ on April 16, 2001 @ 6:28 PM (0/0). This document included recommendations for individual user representation in ICANN, individual user input in ICANN, consensus management, access and oversight issues, as well as Outreach and Education.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: I administer a small server network providing hosting and other network services for my clients. Also, I administer numerous client-registered domain names, IP addresses, and sell SSL security certificates.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: Specifically with respect to ICANN, I can cite my work on WGReview in the DNSO, and my participation in numerous teleconferences (i.e. DNSO Transfers Task Force, ALOC), as well as the DNSO GA discuss list, and the ALSC discuss list. Also, I have taken part in every DNSO GA online election and vote of the past three years.

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: My continued participation in ICANN since November of 1998 see the attendee list at: http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/icann/cambridge-1198/attendees.html


Nuria de la Fuente Teixido

1) Name: Nuria de la Fuente Teixido, Country: Spain (Europe), Profession: Ceo of a small and discrete Consulting company, Email address: ateneas@retemail.es nuria@stec.info

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: My personal experience is difficult to resume in few lines as far is complex and devoted to several lines of actuations... Recent experience is a concern with linking collaborative processes in the international development community. It was an pleasure collaborate in ALOC discussion framework and more exactly within ALAC-AG. At national level I'm developing, with patient but without sleeping this activity, a f2f pilot test activity for recognising users and identifying them in order establish civil society groups of internet users under a safer content education and tools optimizations of internet. Previously I was involved in several local activities for developing associations of internet users at national level, targeting on education and other diferenciative indicators.

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: Since 1999 I'm involved in Icann activities addressed to individual internet users some of them as merely onlooker some of them as active participant. I can refer my very beginning as signatory to the CSIF Mission Statement, as member of ALSC Forum mailing list, and other previous At Large initiatives. Member of At-Large Organizing Committee (ALOC) Member of At-Large Advisory Committee Assistance Group (ALAC-AG) Member of associations and mailing lists.

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: Helping the international users community to work together more effectively, especially using information and communication technologies (ICTs); collaborating with international associations and organisations in order develop activities and actions for a safer internet (contents); developing, implementing, managing, monitoring and evaluating projects in cooperation with colleagues at partner organisations (donors, NGOs, private sector organisations, government departments) playing a leading role in the identification, development and management of contacts with international agencies and institutions.
-DNSO General Assembly member.

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: Regardless of the nature or size of the engagement, I apply a common conceptual framework for strategic planning in my daily work routine as international consultant managing programs and projects implementation, that is to enrol stakeholders in the process in a way that gains their support developing consensus related to strategic directions and action plans not before evaluating alternative future scenarios and their possible implications, establishing good two-way communication processes with the leaderships and wider community. Maximizating communication between industry, consumers and legislators thorough several initiatives and activities funded by local, national and international agencies and donors providing open discussion spaces, forums and communication tools for all Information Society stakeholders and users. I have in-depth experience in facilitating communication and dialog between the various stakeholders involved in collaborative projects. It's habitual for me to engage people in a communication process to identify shared interests and also to adopt impartial mediations. And most important, ensuring clear and appropriate standards of performance, and measurement of those standards

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC: I deeply and strongly recognise Icann authority and legitimacy for Internet governance. I also contribute actively to future ALAC structuration process for better users participation, according aloc consensus achieved by our coordinator and according ERC reports and suggestions, thorough new suggestions and concretions. My commitment can be seeing among my previous collaborations, recognitions to official processes thorough Aloc and the willingness of a proactive and bottom up process of user's participation in order collaborate with Icann activities and goals.

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: Member and member board of international associations related to Corporate Social Responsibility, Civil Society Governance, Knowledge Management, European Union - Less Developed Countries Networks, International Societies for Third Sector, etc. Member of several national and international associations and forums related to internet as for example E-Ping at international level. Member of several international associations and forums related to Education, online education and opportunities or quality in e-learning All my memberships are in associations or forums that respect legislative framework, are collaborative, with deep respect concerning dialogue rules and styles, and without political involvement or hidden interests. Other: participating in strategic international networking with donors and other partners; preparing and delivering presentations for conferences, workshops and other international meetings; collaborating in several international Volunteers programmes occasionally producing articles/papers for publication or dissemination in various fora.


Jon Thor Thorhalsson

Education:
Institution: University of Giessen, Germany, 1960-1962, Vordiplom (B.Sc.) Physics with magna cum laude
Institution: University of Giessen, Germany, 1962-1965, Hauptdiplom (M.Sc.) Theoretical Physics with magna cum laude
Institution: University of Giessen, Germany, 1965-1967, (Ph.D.) Theoretical Physics with magna cum laude

Language skills: Icelandic, English, German, Danish

Membership of professional bodies:
President of SITF (the Forum of Icelandic IT&T Users), 1992-
Representative on the IMPACT II and EU INFO 2000 Programme Committee, 1994-1997
Vice President of Information Society Commission, 1995-1996
President of CECUA (Confederation of European Computer User Associations), 1997-
Board Member of RANNIS (National Research Council of Iceland),1997-2000
Representative on the EU Public Procurement Advisory Committee, 1997
Chairman, Ministry of Justice Electronic Voting Advisory Committee, 2000-2001
Representative on ICANN/GAG, 2001-

Other skills: (e.g. Computer literacy, etc.) Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WWW, etc.

Present position: Managing Director of European Consulting Partners Ltd. ; Years within the firm: 5

Key qualifications: Executive Business Experience, CEO, Business Development, Marketing and Sales, Senior expert on application of Information Technology in Public Administration including Public Accounting and Financial Management.

Professional Experience Record:
1969-1974, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, Red Deer College, Professor; Research and lecturing on Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Manager of Red Deer College Computing Services

1974-1977, Reykjavik, Iceland, University of Iceland, Manager; Management of University Computing Centre

1977-1997, Reykjavik, Iceland, Iceland Information Management Ltd, Managing Director; Iceland Information Management Ltd. Is the leading supplier of Information Technology Services to public administration, both central government and local governments.

1997- , Reykjavik, Iceland, European Consulting Partners Ltd., Founder and Managing Director; European Consulting Partners Ltd. is the leading partner in a global network of Consulting companies focusing on Business Development for technology Star-ups and use of information technology in Public administration.

Others:
Expert Evaluator EU FP, 1994-
Senior Expert, GTZ EU Financial Management Improvement Program, South Africa, 1997
Senior Expert, GTZ EDAP Budget Office Budget/Expenditure Control , South Africa, 1998
Senior Expert, GTZ EU Information Management Improvement Program for the Department of Justice, South Africa, 1998
Project Manager, Nordic Council NORDINFO Evaluation, 1998
VP of Commercial Affairs, NETVERK, International Telecommunications Software Company, 1999-2001
Project Manager, Due Diligence for several Investment Funds, 2001-
Project Manager, SCOFI (Smart Card On Line Filtering Internet),
EU Safer Internet Action Plan, 2002-
Chairman of the Board, ZooM Mobile Animation, 2002-
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gagarin Multimedia, 2001-

Publications: Over 60 publications in international and other journals, e.g. Information Technology and Public Administration, Information Technology and Competitiveness, Computer Assisted Instruction.


Edmundo Valenti

1) Name, country, profession, email address: Edmundo Valenti, Argentina, ICT Consultant, emv@southtech.com.ar

2) Experience with At-Large organizing/At-Large Structures: With over 30 years experience as ICT Executive (Wang Labs and Sun Microsystems, Argentina´s Distributor), ANSES (Argentina Social Security Administration) CIO; Argentina Labor Miniter CTO and Consultant. Currently ISOC.Ar's President; CABASE's advisory, Ecomlac (Internet and ecommerce LAC Federation) advisory..

3) Involvement in ICANN issues relevant to individual Internet users: He had participated in IFWP (Pre-ICANN process) Singapore meeting and He had been Chair of IFWP Buenos Aires meetings (1998). He has participated in several activities, as DNSO Constituencies foundation and previous At Large initiatives. and he has been candidate for the DNSO seat on the ICANN Board.. www.ICANNAtLarge.org Panel member; ALOC, member; ALAC-Ag member

4) Involvement in activities relating to the DNS and the Internet's infrastructure: LACNIC, Founding Working Groups member. NIC.Ar Drafting reform proposal

5) Experience with group decision-making and consensus development: IFWP, LACNIC, ISOC.Ar, ECOMLAC

6) Demonstrated commitment to the goals and bylaws of ICANN and the ALAC. See above

7) Other relevant social, professional experience: I have been participated in many activities related to bridge the Digital Divide, particularly in Argentina an other region's countries. I have supported directs actions to help to Communications Regulatory Authority to promote Internet develop in Argentina. I have informed about ICANN information many Press related issues as at large members subscriptions and brief about ICANN meetings, etc.


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