Speakers Profile

Mr. Pindar Wong

Pindar Wong is the Chairman of VeriFi (Hong Kong) Ltd, a discrete Internet Financial Infrastructure consultancy. He is establishing the ‘Smart Contracts Initiative’ (SCI) based on Blockchain technology. He is an active member of the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Payment Community Group. As a Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance, he is helping to articulate and advance a strategic vision for the future of Internet governance. He also serves on the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Government, the School of Engineering Advisory Committee HKUST and the Technical Advisory Board of the Packet Clearing House. Previously, he co-founded Hong Kong’s first licensed ISP in 1993, was the first Vice-Chairman of ICANN, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Internet Association, alternate Chairman of Asia Pacific Network Information Centre and elected Trustee of the Internet Society.

 

Mr. Filipe Farinha

Filipe Farinha is a software developer with over 10 years development experience in a range of industries including digital marketing, biotechnology, and telecommunications.

In 2011 he founded Macau Source, an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solution provider, which was also the first merchant in Macau to accept cryptocurrencies as method of payment.

A passionate advocate for open source software and decentralised software systems, he is currently leading work on grokya.org, a project that aims to decentralise Big Data, using blockchain technology for distributing value across its ecosystem.

Filipe holds a BSc (Hons) in Computing Studies from London South Bank University, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently studying towards a Masters in Information Technology at the University of Saint Joseph – Macau.

Mr. Janos Barberis

Mr. Leonhard Weese

Mr. Matteo Ventura

Ms. Ksenia Duxfield-Karyakina

Ksenia Duxfield-Karyakina is a Public Policy & Government Relations Manager based in Google’s Hong Kong office. Covering APAC, Middle East, Africa and CIS, she mainly focuses on copyright, IP, YT and content issues. She also oversees various Google Cultural Institute projects across the region. Ksenia has been with Google since 2011, previously working for the Russian Policy Team in Moscow. Before Google, her experience includes leading Public Affairs team at the OECD organization tackling financial crime, and working as a PR manager in the international VTB Banking Group, and Russia’s national railway company. She holds a PhD in contemporary media economics and enjoys reading old fashioned paper books and hiking in her spare time.

Mr. Jeremy Malcolm

Jeremy Malcolm is Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he works on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, network neutrality, Internet governance, and trade. Prior to that he worked for Consumers International coordinating its global programme Consumers in the Digital Age. Jeremy graduated with degrees in Law (with Honours) and Commerce in 1995 from Murdoch University, and completed his PhD thesis at the same University in 2008 on the topic of Internet governance. Jeremy’s background is as an information technology and intellectual property lawyer and IT consultant. He is admitted to the bars of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (1995), High Court of Australia (1996) and Appellate Division of New York (2009). He is a former co-coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus and currently a Steering Committee member of the OECD Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council.

 

Mr. Prasanth Sugathan

Prasanth Sugathan is a Counsel at SFLC.IN.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kerala, MBA from Pondicherry University and LLB from Mahatma Gandhi University. He has co-edited two books in the areas of Administrative law and Property Law. His areas of practice include Constitutional and Administrative Law, Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law. He is a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group constituted for the India Internet Governance Forum.

 

Ms. Jennifer Zhang

Jennifer Cheung is project manager of Hong Kong Transparency Report, a living report that sheds light on how the government makes user data and content removal requests. Before that she managed several exchange programmes for journalists and academics from mainland China, Taiwan and Germany. Jennifer has over four years’ experience in research and writing, and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong.

 

Dr. Hong Xue

Prof. Hong Xue is a China-Law-Society elected Top Ten Nationally Distinguished Young Jurists. She is on the Chinese National People’s Congress Expert Drafting Panel on E-Commerce Law. She is on the Advisory Committee of the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT). She is an arbitrator at China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Nanjing International Arbitration Institute, Shenzhen Arbitration Commission, as well as a UDRP neutral at World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Asia Domain Names Dispute Resolution Center (ADNDRC). She is the Chair of Council of Chinese Domain Name Users Alliance and the Faculty Chair of Asia Pacific Internet Leadership Project (APILP) in Beijing. She is on the Editorial Board of World Intellectual Property Journal, the Advisory Panel of the Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, the Expert Advisory Board of Diplo Foundation. She was ICANN ccNSO Councillor and the Chinese Coordinator for Global Academy on Access to Knowledge.

Mr. Asad Baig

Asad Baig is the Executive Director of Media Matters for Democracy. He started his media journey with Geo in 2004. Eventually, his career track led towards Open Society Foundations, where he managed the Media Program for four years. His work at OSF accorded him the opportunity to play a leading role in national efforts for media safety, professionalism, ethics, open internet and advocacy for access. He has supported nationwide efforts on these areas and has been a founding member of Pakistan Coalition on Media Safety, PCOMS, Pakistan Coalition for Ethical Journalism, PCEJ and Alliance for Access. Asad has represented the Pakistani media development sector at national and international platforms. Over these years he has developed a keen understanding of media economy and has come to believe that the development of alternate economic models is the key to a professional and sustainable industry. He has also become increasingly interested in the issue of ideological polarity in the media and is now working on showcasing alternate narratives and ideologues. He is the driving force behind Media Matters for Democracy. He passionately believes in the power of media and wants to play his part in ensuring that the media in Pakistan embraces its true value, projects progressive ideals and optimizes its potential as an instrument of strengthening democracy

Mr. Jahangir Hossein

I ‘m the founding member and Vice Chair of Internet Society (ISOC) Bangladesh Dhaka Chapter which certified structure for At-Large in ICANN as an At-Large Structure (ALS) in APRALO region and founding member of Executive Committee of Bangladesh Network Operator Group (bdNOG) .
I have participated ISOC Next Generation Leadership (NGL) program and fellowship alumni member of South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Governance Forum (IGF), United Nations and trying to put contribution from developing countries perspective to building awareness and skill on Internet governance in local and regional community.
I also National Point of Contact (NPoC) of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), in support of United Nations programme on space applications and active member of ICANN’s NCSG.
At present I’m now based in Dhaka, Bangladesh where professionally as a Chief Technical Officer of Open Communication Limited and expertise on Routing and Switching, Network Architecture and Solution, Domain Name Systems (DNS), Cyber security, Content development and Capacity Building.
I have completed graduation and master degree Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering from Daffodil International University in Bangladesh.
Beside these I have been working on policy making process, awareness and development in various stakeholders also working as an ICT presenter, Trainer as well as organizer for local and regional /international community. Now I have been trying to build up awareness and skill for analysis Internet Resource, Internet governance principle, Cyber security, date protection and space technology to ensure “Internet for Everyone”

Mr. Babu Ram Aryal

Mr. Aryal is a practicing lawyer with focus on Telecommunication, Cyber Crime and Media Laws in Nepal. He is legal advisor to Internet Service Provider’s Association of Nepal, an umbrella organization of ISPs in Nepal, leading ISPs of Nepal and major software and hardware companies having business in Nepal. He is part of majority cyber crime cases as a lawyer filed in Nepal and suceesfully defended them.

As a law and policy consultant Mr Aryal has led various ICT and Media Law related law and policy-making initiatives like “Drafting Unified Information Technology Bill-2013″ (2013), “Reviewing Information Technology Laws in Nepal” (2013), “Analysis of Nepali Legal System from E-Governance perspective and Drafting E Governance Bill, 2011″ and “Information, Education and Communication strategy for Local Government and Community Development Project, 2009”. He was Lead Researcher in the research “Use of Criminal Laws to Curb Freedom of Expression Online in Nepal” (2012)”, and advisor to the research “Mapping Position of Internet and Freedom of Expression in Nepal with reference to UN Special Rapporteur’s Report to UN General Assembly” (2012).

Mr Aryal has participated various Internet Governance related international forums like Open Government Partnership, Indonesia [2014], Conference on Freedom of Expression for Civil Liberties, Thailand [2013], Workshop on Criminalization of Speech and the Defense of Journalists, National Law University, India [2013], “Cyber security, surveillance and hate speech online – key issues that need to be addressed in governance in order to protect Internet freedom of expression” Dhaka, Bangladesh [2012], Internet Governance Forum, Baku, Azerbaijan [2012], Stockholm Internet Forum on Internet Freedom for Global Development [2012] Stockholm, Sweden.

Mr. Subhash Dhakal

Mr. Brajesh Jain

Mr. Arun Sukumar

Mr. Zakir Syed SAMENA

Mr. Sanjib Raj Bhandari

Mr. Nir Kshetri

Nir Kshetri is Professor at Bryan School of Business and Economics, The University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) and a research fellow at Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan. Nir is the author of four books and eighty four journal articles. He is the author of four books. His cybercrime- and cybersecurity-related books include Cybercrime and Cybersecurity in the Global South, Palgrave Macmillan: Houndmills, Basingstoke, U.K. (2013) and 2) The Global Cyber-crime Industry: Economic, Institutional and Strategic Perspectives, Springer-Verlag: New York, Berlin and Heidelberg (2010). He has published eighty-four journal articles and more than two dozens of book chapters. His cybercrime- and cybersecurity-related articles have been published in journals such as Foreign Policy , Communications of the ACM, Electronic Commerce Research, Journal of International Management, Third World Quarterly, IEEE Computer, Telecommunications Policy, IEEE IT Professional, IEEE Privacy and Security, Crime, Law and Social Change, Big Data and Society, East Asia, Information, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, Journal of Global Information Technology Management, Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research and others.
Nir’s 2014 book Global Entrepreneurship: Environment and Strategy (Routledge) was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. Nir has given lectures or presented research papers (over 160) at various national and international meetings/conference in forty five countries. Nir’s recent research related awards include Best Academic Paper Award at The Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa Conference (May 2013) and best paper award at the 5th International Conference on Information Systems and Economic Intelligence (2012). A 2012 study ranked him # 2 in terms of the number of articles published in Journal of International Management over a 13-year period (1998-2010). Nir received Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence in 2013 and 2010. He is a two time winner of the Pacific Telecommunication Council’s Meheroo Jussawalla Research Paper Prize. Nir has been interviewed and/or quoted in over 60 media outlets from a number of countries. The Russian computer weekly publication, computerra.ru has described Nir as one of the world’s leading cybercrime experts.

 

Ms. Laura Lemire

Laura Lemire is a privacy and security attorney in Microsoft’s Regulatory Affairs group in Redmond, Washington. She advises on privacy and security matters worldwide and shapes policies and regulations for cloud service providers.
As counsel, Laura focuses primarily on enterprise data protection issues for cloud services, including Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Intune. She advises on data handling and security requirements, incident response and breach notification, employee privacy, cross-border data transfers and device management. She also counsels on privacy issues related to mergers and acquisitions and sales and marketing activities.
Laura’s Microsoft career began prior to law school, and Laura continues to liaise regularly with the company’s engineers and developers. Laura’s unique experience also enables her to work with legislative staff, policy advocates, regulators and organizations in the development of data protection laws, standards and regulations. Leveraging her privacy expertise, she also participates in the civic tech movement, championing smart uses of data and technology to help people, cities, municipalities and governments thrive.
Laura joined Microsoft in 2000. She holds a J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Washington State Bar and a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). In addition to her regulatory affairs practice, Laura provides pro bono counsel to Motley Zoo, an animal rescue group, and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), representing children in immigration proceedings. She resides in Sammamish, Washington with her husband, Brady, and her dog, Lyla.

Mr. Leonid Todorov

Leonid Todorov earned his M.A. in Linguistics from Moscow State Pedagogical and did postgraduate studies in international relations, management and business leadership, and economics in Denmark, Taiwan and US.

Since the onset of the Russian reforms, he has served for more than a decade as Chief of Staff to the late PM Yegor Gaidar. His background also includes private sector and academic activities.

In 2008, he joined the Сoordination Сenter for .RU top level domain as Head of Government and International Relations and contributed to the success of the Cyrillic-script IDN ccTLD .РФ and the launch of new gTLDs . ДЕТИ (kids) and .TATAR.

As a member of the Organizing Committee, Leonid has also been engaged in creation and promotion of the Russian Internet Governance Forum, the biggest event of its kind across Eastern and Central Europe and the post-Soviet Space. He also sits on the Steering Group for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG). In 2013-2014, he sat on the ISOC Advisory Business Council and currently is a member of the CCNSO ICANN’s Strategic and Operations Plan Working Group.

Leonid is a faculty member of the European Summer School on Internet Governance.

Leonid’s focus is on ccTLDs’ operation, Internet governance, new gTLDs, public policy and international cooperation in the ICT area, and cybersecurity He has authored and coauthored a number of publications on these issues, and has presented at various national and international events.

He currently is General Manager of APTLD

 

Mr. Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson has 25 years’ involvement with the Internet, and over 16 years as the head of APNIC, the Regional Internet address Registry for the Asia Pacific. In this role, he has led APNIC’s development as a provider of critical Internet services and as a key contributor to Internet growth and development throughout the Asia Pacific. Paul has worked as an expert and leader across the full range of communities and organisations involved in Internet development, including ISPs and network operators, non-profit organisations, Governments and governmental agencies; and with many key organisations including RIRs, IETF, ICANN, ISOC, APEC-TEL, ITU and others.
Previously as Technical Director and CEO of Pegasus Networks, the first private ISP in Australia, Paul worked with early Internet technologies, and helped to establish many early Internet services in developing economies of the region.

Mr. Ning Kong

Dr. Ning KONG is the director of Department of International Affairs of CNNIC.
Ning KONG earned his doctorate in Computer Science from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. Since then, he has joined CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) as the technical researcher. His research work focuses on DNS (Domain Name System) related technologies. He has been active in the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) since 2009 and coauthored RFC 7480, RFC 7481 and RFC 7485 which define the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP). He is one of six designated experts of the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) EPPEXT Registry.

Ms. Nan Chu

Nan CHU was graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications with a Mater degree on Translation and Interpretation, and was minoring in telecommunications. During college times, she worked for State Council Information of China, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Commerce as internships, and assisting in human rights research, information strategy, and international cooperation projects. She did a research on European Cyberspace Security Strategy as her graduation program. In 2013, she joined CNNIC as the Information Consultant and started doing research on Internet Governance, capacity building, global cooperation and international organization relationships. She also serves as the secretary general of APTLD Secretariat where she carries out the day to day work of the organization.

Ms. Liyun Han

Liyun Han has been the International Policy Advisor at CNNIC since 2013, where she has been doing research into the projects relevant to the Internet governance, which include the muti-stakeholderism, capacity building, international cooperation and cyber security. She has composed some proposals of the thematic workshops and organized the workshops in IG related events, including WSIS, IGF, APrIGF and WIC (Wuzhen Summit).
Liyun earned her Master Degree and Ph.D. Degree in Politics from Beijing Normal University. In her Ph.D., Liyun’s focus is on the globalization and the global public policy, and she began researching the European integration as well as the interrelationship between the regional governance and the global governance while she was a visiting scholar at Aarhus University in Denmark. During 2009, she was a trainee journalist in China’s Science and Technology Daily.

Mr. Edmon Chung

Edmon Chung is serving as the CEO for DotAsia Organization and heads the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF), and the secretariat for the Asian Film Awards Academy. Edmon serves also on the Executive Committee of Internet Society Hong Kong, which serves as the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO) and participates extensively on Internet governance issues.
Since 2002, Edmon played a leadership role in the region-wide .Asia initiative, bringing together an open membership of 29 official country-code top-level domain authorities and regional Internet bodies. DotAsia is a not-for-profit organization with a mandate to promote Internet development and adoption in Asia. Since its launch in 2008, DotAsia has contributed significantly to a variety of community projects in Asia, including for example: OLPC.asia, Go.Asia, ISIF.Asia, NetMission.Asia, MaD.Asia and others.
Edmon is an inventor of patents underlying technologies for internationalized domain names (IDN) and email addresses on the Internet. Edmon has served on many global IDN related committees, including technical and policy groups, that made it possible for the introduction of multilingual domain names and email addresses on the Internet. Edmon founded Neteka Inc. in partnership with the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation in 1999, and went on to win the Most Innovative Award in the Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurship Award in 2001. In 2000, Edmon was selected by The Globe and Mail as one of the Young Canadian Leaders. Between 2006 and 2010, Edmon served as an elected member on the ICANN GNSO Council. Between 2010 and 2012, Edmon served as an elected member on the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) from the Asia Pacific Region. Between 2006 and 2011, Edmon served as an elected member of the Elections Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Information Technology Subsector.
Edmon has a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto.

<Ms. Lianna Galstyan

Lianna Galstyan is a Board member of the Internet Society of Armenia since 2012. She also represents the ISOC Armenia in ICANN as a certified At-Large Structure in APRALO. Lianna Galstyan is involved in Internet Governance related issued on national, regional and global level by participating in EuroDIG and global IGF meetings as well as in the formation of the Armenian IGF. She is also involved in the Initiative group for launching the Armenian IDN, which has been recently delegated.

Dr. Govind

Dr. Govind is CEO of National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).

As CEO of NIXI, he is responsible for setting up Internet exchange points in India and establishment of the .IN Registry in the country. Recently he spearheaded the setting up and launch of the NationalInternet Registry for the allocation of IP (IPv4 and IPv6) address space in the country.

Dr. Jamie Wardman

Dr Jamie K. Wardman is a Research Fellow at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre. His research focuses on the use of media, communication and public information to articulate and manage risk, along with the public and policy impacts associated with their operation across different political and cultural contexts. To date, this research has addressed the communication and governance of risks across various domains, including science and technology, the environment, energy, food, terrorism and new media.

Dr. Clement Chen

Clement Chen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. His research areas include freedom of information, privacy, and comparative administrative law. Clement received his legal education at The University of Hong Kong, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sun Yat-sen University, and has participated in preparing the drafts for local legislation on freedom of information and informatization in China.

Ms. Glacier Kwong

[email protected] Frontline Glacier Kwong is the spokesperson of Keyboard Frontline. Currently, she is studying at University of Hong Kong. She has been invited as a guest to talk about internet freedom on various occasions, for example, the International RightsCon at Manila 2015, the Literature and Cultural Studies at Institute of Education Hong Kong etc. She has been interviewed by different international media and appeared on the CNN’s programme, On China. You will also find her articles in CNN, InMedia and Passion Times.

Prof. Peng Hwa Ang

Professor Ang Peng Hwa is Director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the author of Ordering Chaos: Regulating the Internet (Thomson, 2005), which argues that the internet can be, is being and should be regulated.

He was a member of 40-strong Working Group on Internet Governance that was appointed by then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to prepare a report for the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society.

He co-founded the Global Internet Governance Academic Network with Wolfgang Kleinwachter, a community of academics researching internet governance, serving as its inaugural chair. He also kick-started the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum with Edmon Chun, helping to coordinate the first few meetings.

A lawyer by training, he worked as a journalist before going on to pursue a Master’s in communication management at the University of Southern California and a Ph.D. in the mass media at Michigan State University.

His teaching and research interests combine law and communication, touching on internet law and policy, censorship, and the social impact of media. His articles have appeared in academic journals as well as trade publications such as the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Singapore Straits Times.

He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and Oxford universities. In 2008, he spent his sabbatical in Ahmedabad, India, to help start a doctoral programme at the Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad.

He is interviewed regularly by the Singapore media and has also appeared in articles in the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, TIME magazine, and the Economist magazine’s Marketplace.

Mr. Kuek Yu-Chuang

Kuek Yu-Chuang is ICANN’s vice president and managing director for its Asia Pacific hub. He is concurrently part of ICANN’s global stakeholder engagement team for the Asia Region. In these roles, Kuek oversees ICANN’s expansion and operations in the region.

Before joining ICANN in August 2013, Kuek served as a Senior Director for Yahoo! Inc., where he led the company’s public policy efforts in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions.

Kuek also has extensive government experience having held roles as diplomat, trade negotiator and policy-maker. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Kuek engaged in intellectual property policy development for Singapore’s Ministry of Law. In addition, Kuek worked for Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, serving on the China Desk and in Singapore’s Washington, D.C. Embassy.

A Singapore native, Kuek studied International Politics at China’s Peking University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts. He later obtained a Master of Arts from Harvard University in the U.S.

Mr. Kuo Wei Wu

Mr. Kuo Wei Wu is a CEO of NIIEPA based in Taipei (NIIEPA focus on the consultancy in Information Security Management System (ISMS), Personal Data Information Management System (PDIMS), and Internet Policy Research). He is also a member of the board of directors of ICANN based in Los Angels, CA. He was a member of the board of directors of PIR (Public Interest Registry) from Jan. 2008 til March 2010. He was also a member of executive council of APNIC from March 1999 til March 2010; a member of board of directors of TWNIC from July 2002 til Oct. 2011. He was a vice president of Acer, Inc. from July 2000 til Nov. 2003; a senior vice president of Yam Digital Inc. from April 1998 til June 2000; and a deputy director of NCHC (National Center for High Performance Computing) from June 1990 til March 1998; a senior programmer/analyst of Cray Research, Inc. from July 1984 til May 1990. He received his MS in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1982; MS in Mathematical Science from University of Cincinnati and had a teaching position in Kentucky Wesleyan College from 1982 til 1984. He also organized several High Performance Computing and Internet Conferences, such as HPC-Asia, Inet’97, Inet’98, The fourth Asia OSS Symposium in Asian Cities.

Mr. Edmon Chung

Edmon Chung is serving as the CEO for DotAsia Organisation and heads the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). Edmon currently Co-Chairs the ICANN Joint ccNSO/GNSO IDN Working Group (JIG) and participates extensively on Internet governance issues.

Edmon is an inventor of patents underlying technologies for internationalized domain names (IDN) and email addresses on the Internet. Edmon has served on many global IDN related committees, including technical and policy groups, that made it possible for the introduction of multilingual domain names and email addresses on the Internet. Edmon founded Neteka Inc. in partnership with the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation in 1999, and went on to win the Most Innovative Award in the Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurship Award in 2001. In 2000, Edmon was selected by The Globe and Mail as one of the Young Canadian Leaders. Between 2007 and 2010, Edmon served as an elected member on the ICANN GNSO Council. Between 2010 and 2012, Edmon served as an elected member on the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) from the Asia Pacific Region. Between 2006 and 2011, Edmon served as an elected member of the Elections Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Information Technology Subsector.

Edmon has a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto.

Mr. Hiro Hotta

Hirofumi Hotta is Director of JPRS, a JP ccTLD Registry, since 2001. He is responsible for corporate planning and administration of JPRS. He has actively participated and lead discussions in ICANN as a ccNSO Councilor, and in APTLD (Asia Pacific TLD Association). He is also known for his speciality in IDN and has been active in various Working Groups and Committees of ICANN. He also chairs JGP (Japanese Generation Panel in ICANN’s Root LGR project).

Dr. Wang Wei

Dr. WANG Wei, deputy director and chief engineer of ZDNS (Internet Domain Name system Beijing Engineering Research Center). His current position involves DNS architecture research, IT operation of gTLD, IDN variant study and name abuse analysis. Regarding ICANN, he serves as RSSAC Caucus member and CGP (Chinese Generation Panel) co-chair for root zone rules. Also, he is Co-Secretary of CDNC (Chinese Domain Name Consortium) and associate professor of CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences).

Mr. Dongman Lee

Dongman Lee received the BS degree in Computer Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea in 1982, and the MS degree and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from KAIST, Korea in 1984 and 1987, respectively. From 1988 to 1997, he worked as Technical Contributor at Hewlett-Packard. He has been professor in School of Computer Science, KAIST. He is currently Chair of Internet Address Review Committee of KCC (Korea Communication Commission) and Korea Internet Governance Association (KIGA). His research interests include internet protocols, pervasive computing and social computing. He is a member of KISS and IEEE, and a senior member of ACM.