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Getting Ready to Talk in Singapore

4 February 2015
By Chris Gift

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Last time I blogged I wrote about the roadmap for ICANN community digital services - and the commitment from me to share the priorities and the progress on the way.

Now it’s time to back up the action with some talk …

While I’ve resolved to improve the mechanics of ICANN’s digital communication and collaboration, so that we don’t all have to travel to talk, the merits of a face-to-face conversation are still obvious, even to an arch-modernist like myself. So, of course, I’ll be joining the rest of the ICANN community in Singapore next week - and I want you to take the opportunity to tell me how we can improve our digital services, what your priorities are and how we can support you in your work.

I’ll be taking part in a number of sessions, and you’ll be very welcome to track me down and join me at any one of:

  • I’ll be conducting status review meetings with community leaders of emerging knowledge management and collaboration projects.
  • The At Large group, where we’ll be reviewing the Accessibility RFP (request for proposal) in the context of existing work on accessibility and future plans. This is an especially important area for me - far too many organizations compromise on accessibility and we wont.
  • I’ll be doing an ad hoc meeting with the Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC) members over a collaborative author tool
  • We’ll do a status review of the new At Large website on Tuesday afternoon
  • Soon it’s the turn of the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) to get a new website, so it’s the start of that project and I’ll be meeting with the secretariat
  • And I’ll be speaking to community member regarding the ICANNwiki and looking for new ways to work collaboratively to share information.

So that’s quite an eclectic set of meetings, and rather a low-key role at for me at ICANN52. But it gives me plenty of chances to discuss things in small groups and in the margins. So, if you’re interested in how we progress digital services and want to share your thoughts, track me down through any of the meetings above, or drop me an email (chris.gift at icann.org) or DM me down on Twitter. I’d be delighted to continue the conversation.


Chris Gift

Chris Gift