Strategy Panel on ICANN's Role in the Internet Governance Ecosystem
Adiel A. Akplogan is the Chief Executive Officer of AfriNIC Ltd., the Internet Numbers' Resource Registry for Africa since 2004. With more than 17 years experience in the Internet Industry in Africa and Europe, he has previously worked as New Technology Director at CAFENet (an IT service company based in Togo – 1994-2000), then as Information System Manager of Symbol Technologies (now Motorola) office in France(2001-2003). He has served as member of the UN Secretary General Internet Governance Forum Advisors Group (IGFMAG from 2006-2009), in the African Technical Advisory Committee of the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (ATAC/UNECA from 2005-2006) and in the OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie) group of Expert on Internet Governance since 1999. As CEO of AfriNIC, Mr. Akplogan currently serves as the Secretary of the NRO Executive Council (Number Resource Organization, Treasurer 2007 & 2012, Chair in 2009) and was involved with the setting up of several technical coordination bodies in Africa such as the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG), the African ccTLD Managers Association (AfTLD), AfricaCERT and other where he serves as a member of the Administrative committee. Adiel is an Electrical Engineer and holds a M.Sc. in E-Business and New Technology Management from Paris Graduate School of Management. With a strong passion for Internet technology, he is one of the Internet pioneers in West Africa where, in early 90's, he setup and Manage one of the very first private and independent Internet Service Providers in the region (CAFENet). He has also contributed and written several articles on Internet and IT.
Michael Barrett is President of the FIDO Alliance and serves on the Board of Directors of StopBadWare, an organization dedicated to mitigating the impact of malware on businesses and individuals. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Barrett was the Chief Information Security Officer for PayPal. In this role, he was responsible for ensuring the security of PayPal's active accounts worldwide and oversaw the information systems and services that protect the integrity and confidentiality of PayPal customer and employee information. Before joining PayPal, Mr. Barrett was VP of Security and Utility Strategy at American Express, where he helped define the company's information security program and directed its Internet technology strategy.
Hartmut Glaser is the Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee/CGI.br in Brazil, the entity responsible for all activities of the Brazilian Internet community. These activities include the registration of Brazil's country code top-level domain, the assignment of IP addresses in Brazil, the production of indicators and statistics on the availability and use of Internet in Brazil, and many other Internet-related promotion and improvement functions. He also is the Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Network Information Center (LACNIC) and represents the region on the Number Resource Organization Number Council. Mr. Glaser is a Member of the ICANN 2013 Nominating Committee.
Erik Huizer is Chief Technology Officer at SURFnet, the Dutch academic and research network. Mr. Huizer previously served as Managing Director of Information Society at the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). From 2007-2008 he was Vice President for Internet and New Media at Technicolor, a Thomson company. He is also part-time Professor of Internet Applications at University of Utrecht. Mr. Huizer is chairing the Dutch national IPv6 Task Force. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (the .nl ccTLD registry) (since 2005), the Board of the Public Internet Registry (the .org registry) (since 2007) and the Advisory Board of the Internet Society (isoc.org as well as isoc.nl). Furthermore he participates as chair or member in various ICT research boards in the EU and the Netherlands. From 1991 till 1995 he served as an Area Director for the Applications area of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and as such as a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). From 1995-2002 he was a member of the Internet Architecture Board. From 1999 till 2002 he was chairman of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). He served on the ISOC Board of Trustees from 2002 till 2007.
Hagen Hultzsch has more than 45 years of experience in technology management. He served as member of the Management Board of Deutsche Telekom until 2001, responsible for research and development, information technology, and quality. During his tenure, Deutsche Telekom evolved from a government-owned organization into a public corporation. Prior to Deutsche Telekom he held various executive positions at Volkswagen AG, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), and GSI. Dr. Hultzsch is now serving in NED functions on the boards of Exceet AG, Radware Inc., Zimory GmbH, T-Systems Solutions for Research, FhG-FOKUS, Breuer Nachrichtentechnik, and others. He served on the ICANN Board until 2006, chaired the ICANN 2008 Nominating Committee and was Advisor to the 2009 Nominating Committee Chair.
Ambassador Janis Karklins
Ambassador Karklins is Assistant Director General of Communication and Information, United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He was appointed to the ICANN Board of Directors in March 2007, and at the same time assumed the post of Chairman of the Governmental Advisory Committee and liaison from the GAC to the ICANN Board. Before assuming duties in Paris as Latvian ambassador to France and UNESCO in September 2007, Ambassador Karklins has served as the Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations in Geneva for seven years.
Wolfgang Kleinwächter is a Professor for Internet Policy and Regulation at the University of Aarhus in Denmark. He has been involved in Internet Governance issues since the early 1990s. He actively participated in the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), where he was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). He also was special Advisor to the Chair of the Internet Governance Forum for five years, Chair of ICANN's Nominating Committee, and, since 2011, member of the GNSO Council. He chaired the Council of Europe`s Task Force on Cross Border Internet, was a member of the UNCSTD Working Group on IGF Improvement and has co-founded, inter alia, the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG), the ICANN Studienkreis and the Summer School on Internet Governance (SSIG). He has testified in the German Bundestag and the European Parliament.
Luis Magalhães is a Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) of the University of Lisbon. He is also a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Committee on Information, Computers and Communication Policy. He is the Chair of the OECD Working Party on Indicators for the Information Society (WPIIS) since January 2011. He served as President of the Knowledge Society Agency, Portugal's governmental agency for coordinating national information society and ICT policy, from 2005 to 2012, and as President of the Science and Technology Foundation, the Portuguese Research Council and Research Funding Organization from 1997 to 2002. He was the European Union co-Chair of the EU-Africa 8th Partnership – Science, Information Society, Space from 2011 to 2012. He was Head of Delegation to the IGF – Internet Governance Forum from 2007 to 2011, the ICANN GAC from 2009 to 2012 and the UN CSTD from 2009 to 2012. He has been a corresponding member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences since 1995. He earned his PhD in applied mathematics from Brown University.
Debbie Monahan is the Domain Name Commissioner for .nz, the New Zealand ccTLD. Her responsibilities include oversight of the .NZ domain name space, authorizing registrars, developing and monitoring the .NZ policies and ensuring the market operates in away that protects the rights and relationships of all parties in the .NZ market. She earned a masters in Science from the University of Strathclyde.
Alice Munyua has extensive experience in multi-stakeholder ICT policy development and has over the years been engaged in ICT policy processes and Internet governance at national, regional and international levels.
She chaired of the 2011 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held in Nairobi and has convened the East Africa Internet Governance Forum (EA-IGF), the Kenya IGF and Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) an interdependent multi-stakeholder network, working with government on ICT policy formulation.
Ms Munyua is a representative of the African Union Commission (AUC) on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Government Advisory Committee. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Communications Commission of Kenya and also chaired the board of the Kenya Information Network Centre (KeNIC). She is currently leading several policy related research initiatives, which include AUC's governmental Reserve name List process, strengthening multi stakeholder Internet governance in Africa, Women and cyber crime in Kenya, among others.
P. J. Narayanan is a Professor and Dean of Research at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad where he heads the Centre for Visual Information Technology. He earned his bachelors in CSE in 1984 from IIT, Kharagpur and his PhD in Computer Science in 1992 from the University of Maryland, College Park. He worked in the Lipi Group of CMC Ltd from 1984 to 1986 and was a Research Faculty Member at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University from 1992 to 1996. He headed the Computer Vision and Virtual Reality groups at the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, DRDO, Bangalore from 1996 till he joined IIIT-H in 2000. His research interests include Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, GPU Computing, and Virtual Reality. He currently Co-Chairs the ACM India Council.
Alejandro Pisanty is a professor at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) and Chair of ISOC Mexico (Internet Society chapter.) He has served the University as Director of Academic Computing Services and Coordinator of Open and Distance Education. He has been a member and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of ICANN and a Trustee of ISOC, founding Chair of CUDI (the Internet 2 consortium of Mexico), member of the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) and of the Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum. More recently he chaired the Stability, Security and Resilience of the DNS Review Team. He has also worked as a consultant in a number of projects related to e-justice, e-learning and information technology.
Carlton Samuels is the Former Secretariat of ICANN's Latin America and Caribbean Regional At-Large Organization (LACRALO) and a 2-term NomCom appointed member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) where he served as Vice-Chair. He has also served as a member of the WHOIS Expert Working Group. Carlton works as a ICT4D Consultant and an Adjunct Lecturer in Information Science, Faculty of Humanities and Education at The University of the West Indies at Mona, Kingston, Jamaica. Previously, Carlton has worked as Chief Information Officer and University Director of IT at The University of the West Indies, Managing Director of Mona Informatix, as a Registrar for the .JM ccTLD, and as Vice President of Network Systems for the Neal & Massy Corporation where he worked as a senior executive with responsibility for regional network and telecommunications business segment for the largest Caribbean-based multinational.
Ismail Serageldin is the Founding Director of the Library of Alexandria and also chairs the Board of Directors for each of the library's affiliated research institutes and museums. He has been Distinguished Professor at the College de France in Paris (2010-2011) Vice-President of the World Bank (1993-2000), and has received the Public Welfare Medal of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), as well as the Legion d'Honneur (France) and the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan). He is a member of many academies, and has received over 30 honorary doctorates. Mr. Serageldin serves as Chair and Member of a number of advisory committees for academic, research, scientific and international institutions and civil society efforts. He lectures and publishes widely.
Pindar Wong is the Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd., a discrete Internet infrastructure consultancy. He serves on the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Government, the School of Engineering Advisory Committee HKUST, the Technical Advisory Board of the Packet Clearing House, the W3C Web Payments Community Group and as the co-public lead of Creative Commons Hong Kong. Previously, he co-founded Hong Kong's first licensed Internet service provider in 1993, was the Chair of the Asia Pacific Internet Association, alternate Chair of Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, Trustee of the Internet Society and was appointed by the Internet Architecture Board to the gTLD-MoU Policy Oversight Committee. He served as the Associate or Vice-Chair of ICANN's Nominating Committee (2003-4), At-Large Study Committee (2001) and Board of Directors (1999).
1 With Wolfgang Kleinwächter's selection to the ICANN Board, Wolfgang Kleinwächter has stepped down from the panel and we look forward to his and others contributions to the public participation of this panel (16 November 2013).