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Q7: Other perspectives

What other perspectives would you like to share with the members of ISOC?

This entry was posted by the ISOC Elections Committee on Friday, March 9th, 2007 at 11:44 am. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 or Atom 1.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

7 Responses to “Q7: Other perspectives”

  1. Comment by: Desiree Miloshevic   
    March 23rd, 2007 at 11:52 am

    It is essential that Board gets as broad perspective as possible on all issues they are dealing with, such as challenges of Internet technical co-ordination and governance. Emerging network economics of Central and Eastern Europe in addition to Asia are among the fastest growing in the world and my background and experience make me well-equipped to contribute to education and outreach in this region.

    My close working relationship with the WSIS/IGF leadership will enable me to foster consensus building across existing and newly emerging Internet stakeholders. My extensive travel involving close and productive interactions with the internet technical community, regulators, academics, entrepreneurs, governmental leaders, artists and community activists throughout the world, has given me even more commitment to engaging and motivating those around me to build a better Internet for us all.

  2. Comment by: Alejandro Pisanty   
    March 25th, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    The experience of the creation, operation, and recognition of ICANN gives ground to a productive discussion within ISOC: how can the Internet community come together, nationally and internationally, with the private sector, other non-governmental organizations, educational and research institutions, and governments, to solve the Internet’s problems?

    We should work in evaluating the positive lessons as well as the needs to do things in a better way in this increasingly used multi-stakeholder environment. Multi-stakeholder interaction does not happen without someone’s committed initiative; it requires structure, not just bringing people together; and well-defined objectives and missions.

    The experience of ISOC itself in the last few years, when it has had the task of increasing its relevance in some of the most challenging years for the Internet, shows the way: identify the problems, call on the best people available, collaborate with good-faith, willing organizations, roll up our sleeves to do the hard work, and get the job done. We have done it successfully. Now we cannot stop.

  3. Comment by: Patrick Vande Walle   
    March 29th, 2007 at 1:24 am

    ISOC has a real potential to become a truly global organization. We have 25.000 members, all over the world. The membership is ISOC’s biggest asset. We need to find the right way to channel their expectations into well built positions and projects. This includes taking into account the cultural and language diversity.

    I have been involved in the Internet since 1990, when I got my first IP address allocation. Ever since, I have actively worked, both in government and with the individual users and companies to strive to make the Internet an important medium for a better society.

    The Internet is just a tool and not an end in itself. It can contribute to make the world a better place to live in. ISOC can be a strategic actor in this context.

  4. Comment by: Amitabh Singhal   
    March 29th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    The diversity of issues that Internet faces in it’s future march towards the next phase of growth, has to be adequately reflected and represented through the Board of ISOC.
    ISOC needs to be seen as not only a member driven organisation that tries and meets their aspirations largely, but also as the Leader organisation that shapes and drives the future growth of Internet, while ensuring that the principles behind the open Internet culture are not compromised with.

    Considering that the next billion or more Internet users are going to come from developing or under-developed parts of the globe, i have the unique advantage of a 12 years hands down ‘volunteer work’ experience in such a region within Asia, battling entrenched monopolistic and control oriented mindsets, supported a thriving community of Internet stakeholders, created, gained and provided access to public, government and internatinal platforms for the cause of Internet.

    I helped influence and write policies and regulations for Internet, was involved in intensive lobbying exercises and therefore dealt with the media, helped break down monopoly structures, interacted all the time with a growing Internet community, understanding the diverse needs and aspirations and therefore tailoring our mission, objectives and tasks accordingly, helping local chapters of international organisations to acclimatize, and at the same time helping to enable a complimentary financial eco-system to the business side of Internet.

    I have founded and structured Internet centric associations and supported other such organisations, helped found non profit entities that set up internet exchanges and helped re-invent the business of ccTLD locally, have shape and build local DRP rules, brought about major changes to the bandwidth and interconnection regulations, helped free up applications like net telephony, helped organise conferences, seminars, technical workshops and tutorials on Internet topics, etc.

    All this and more has given me an extensive experience of working with the industry, the government, academia, regulators, bureacracies, evangelists, and most crucially set up public private partnership ventures in the Internet space, where one deals with the combined interplay of government policies, regulations, non-profit motives without neglecting business and commercial aspects.

    Therefore, it would be my definite endeavour to bring all those real life ‘developing world’ perspectives and experiencec into play at the Board to ensure that ISOCs new world goals are met.

  5. Comment by: Olivier Muron   
    April 2nd, 2007 at 9:32 am

    I have been deeply involved in the promotion and the development of Internet since the mid-90s: in the research world, where I contributed to one of the first high-speed Internet access network in Paris, as a policy maker, where I promoted policies favouring the development of Internet, and since 97 with the industry, where I contributed to accelerate the transition to an all-IP world. Since the creation of ICANN and more recently during the WSIS process, I took an active part in the debate to defend our model for the technical governance of Internet.

    To summarize my background: I have professional experience in the academic world, as well as in the field of research, in the public sector and in the industry. I have a technical background and a good experience in policy-development processes.

    One of ISOC’s biggest challenges is to get more stakeholders involved as well as to keep an extensive consensus between the communities: business, technical, academic and individual users. My diversified professional experience would help me contribute to these goals.

    I am highly motivated to serve on ISOC’s Board of Trustee at a time where ISOC’s mission, the promotion of the open development and the use of the Internet for all, is more important than never.

  6. Comment by: Rudi Vansnick   
    April 18th, 2007 at 5:24 am

    Capturing the voices of the Internet user, individual as well as from organizational environment, it is quite important to understand the needs and burdens. Most difficult hurdle to take : culture and technology are far away from each other, while they should be supportive to one another.

  7. Comment by: Charles Mok   
    April 28th, 2007 at 4:34 am

    It was a pity for me that I could not post the answers to this blog earlier. Regardless, my commitment to support ISOC and its activities in my region (Asia) and globally will continue no matter what outcome of this election.

    Thank you for your support to the process and ISOC.

    Charles Mok
    ISOC Hong Kong

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