Speakers Profiles

  • Adam Peake
    Adam PeakeSenior Researcher, Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM) International University of Japan
    Adam Peake is a senior researcher at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan. He works on telecommunications, Internet and broadband policy, and follow-up activities for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Adam has been active in policy-making activities for the deployment and development of the Internet since the mid-1990s. He is an expert on the development and deployment of the broadband networks, services and applications in Japan, and has conducted numerous studies for Japanese corporate clients on tecommunications/Internet/ICTs in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia. Adam teaches a short course on Internet policy for MBA students at the International University of Japan.
  • Akihiro Sugiyama
    Akihiro SugiyamaMr. Akihiro SUGIYAMA is Assistant Director of Computer Communications Division at Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) since April 2013. He entered MIC in 2009 after having graduated the University of Tokyo with a master’s degree in Information Science and Technology. Prior to taking up his current position, he worked for International Frequency Policy Office, Radio Department, MIC from 2009 to 2011.


  • Andrew Jun
    Department of Spectrum Strategy, KT Corporation
    As the head of the Department of Spectrum Strategy, Dr. Andrew Jun establishes strategic directions of acquisition, application, and reuse of corporate spectrum resources for mobile services. Dr. Andrew Jun serves as board of directors in WBA and WiMAX Forum, and an OC member in NGMN. He holds a Ph.D. degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto.
  • Anja Kovacs
    Anja KovacsInternet Democracy Project, Delhi
    Dr. Anja Kovacs heads the Internet Democracy Project in Delhi. Through research and advocacy, the Project seeks to unearth the changes the Internet has wrought on democracy and the implications of these changes for our visions of progressive social change if they are to remain relevant in the digital age. She is also a Fellow at the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, where she was earlier employed, as well as an international consultant on Internet issues, including for the United Nations Development Programme Asia Pacific and the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, Mr. Frank La Rue.Prior to focusing her work on the information society, Dr. Kovacs researched and consulted on a wide range of development-related issues. She has lectured at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, and mbedkar University, Delhi, India, and has conducted extensive fieldwork throughout South Asia. She obtained her PhD in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the UK, and has been based in India since 2001.
  • Anonga Tisam
    Anonga TisamAnonga is a Systems Developer for Whupi LTD a small internet start up company based in the Cook Islands that builds sustainable systems for use in Small Island States. Applications of note that they have built are the Cook Islands Maori Language Database ( and the Viviki platform ( Anonga currently works as Systems Technician in the ICT Unit of the Office of the Prime Minister on Rarotonga. He is the Vice President, and was a founding member, of the Cook Islands Internet Action Group – a non profit organisation whose focus is on the promotion of internet technologies in the Cook Islands.
  • Asif Kabani
    Asif KabaniMr. Asif Kabani is a renowned international Speaker, Trainer, Policy Expert and Researcher in the field of Management Sciences, Sustainable Development, Technology (Internet Governance and ICT) and Public Policy. He has more 15+ years of experience working as Director, Expert, Fellow and Head of Research, working with International Donors Agencies and Government, including Ministry of Finance, Industries, Cabinet and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of Pakistan. His areas of expertise are in Managing Technical Assistance (TA) Loans/Grants, with Strategic Communications between donors and government , Transfer of Knowledge between countries, Program design and project management for donor agencies that he has worked including Asian Development Bank, British High Commission, CIDA-Aga Khan Development Network, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNODC, UNHCR, IOM, USAID and United Nations office Geneva (UNOG).
    Since Mr. Kabani is a well known speaker in Asia-pacific, Middle East and Europe, based on his leading professional and prominent research contributor as international researcher with Articles, Books, Paper/presentation and Research report on subject of Sustainable Development and Internet Governance with focus to Green Economy and Economics of Internet, with theme/topics like, Administration, Business and Finance, Civil Service Reforms, Decentralization, E-Procurement, E-governance, Financial Risk Management, Gender Mainstreaming and Empowerment, Governance, Human Development, Small Medium Enterprise (SME), Micro credit, PEACE & Development, Internet Governance (IG), and ICT.
  • Atarino Helisar
    Atarino HelisarCheif Law Librarian, Supreme Court, Federated States of Micronesia
    Mr. Helieisar’s was appointed to his current position as the Chief Law Librarian and Publication Manager in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Supreme Court Law Library in 2007. In 2008, he was elected as the Pacific Islands Association of Libraries, Archives and Museums (PIALA) President and the PIALA Representative to the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and then re-elected for a second term (2011-2013). In 2012 Mr Heleisar was selected as one of 12 participants in IFLA’s International Leaders Associates Programme.
  • Byoungil Oh
    Byoungil Ohan activist of Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet
    Byoungil Oh is a founding member of Korean Progressive Network ‘Jinbonet’ and have been working as a full-time staff of it since its foundation in 1998. Jinbonet is a social movement organization which provides internet service to other NGOs on the one hand, and advocates human rights in information society such as freedom of expression, privacy, network neutrality and access to knowledge on the other hand. Jinbonet is a member of APC(Association of Progressive Communications).
    He had also worked as a board member of IPLeft since 1999 and has been the representative of it since 2009. IPLeft is a NGO which has been criticising the strengthening of Intellectual Property and promoting A2K. He has been involved in the internet resource policy as a member of Name Committee of Name&Number Committee which had been internet governance body in the early 2000s, and a member of address&resource branch of KIGA at present.
  • Carolyn Nguyen
    Carolyn NguyenDr. Carolyn Nguyen is Director of Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group, responsible for policy initiatives related to data governance and personal data management. Her work focuses on shaping long term technology policy by engaging with global stakeholders on the disruptive impact of emerging technologies such as big data and the Internet of Things. Carolyn received her Ph.D. from the Center of Telecommunications Research at Columbia University and completed executive business management courses at Harvard Business School and London Business School.
  • Charles Mok
    Charles MokLegislative Councillor (Information Technology), HKSAR
    Mr. Charles Mok is Legislative Councillor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency of Hong Kong SAR.
    Charles is one of the ICT industry pioneers in Hong Kong, as Honorary President of Hong Kong Information Technology Federation, former Chairman of Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association, and Co-founder of Internet Society Hong Kong. Internationally, Charles served as Chairman of Asian, Australasian and Pacific Islands Regional At-Large Organization, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers during 2011 and 2012.
    Charles is active in public services with a view to uphold the core values of Hong Kong of which include democracy, liberty, human rights, rule of law and integrity. He serves as a member of the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, and Consultation Panel of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.
    Charles was graduated from Purdue University in the United States with his Bachelors and Masters degrees of Science in Computer and Electrical Engineering.
  • Dan McGarry
    Dan McGarryVanuatu
    Dan is the Chief Technologist at the Pacific Institute of Public Policy (PiPP) and has oversight of PiPP’s technical strategies and services, IT-related research and publications. PiPP is a leading independent organisation formed to stimulate and support informed policy debate in the Pacific. Central to their model of engagement with policy stakeholders is research communication. Information is shared on the internet and complemented by other media including audio and video pod casts, discussion forums, social networking, press, radio and television. Dan was formed the Senior Systems Administrator of the Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute.
  • Daniel Ho
    Daniel HoAs Director of Business Development and Communications, Daniel oversees the business and commercial aspects of the company, managing the enterprise accounts of Qualified Persons who have interconnect agreements with OpenNet and is overall in-charge of new business opportunities for OpenNet. He is also responsible for marketing, driving greater awareness of OpenNet and NGNBN’s national optical fibre network.
    Daniel has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunication industry. His previous experience includes stints with SingTel and Pacnet and was involved in the product and marketing management of advanced Internet / IT services for Enterprises and SMEs. Daniel graduated from Nanyang
    Technological University with a Degree in Business and holds a MBA (International Marketing) from Oklahoma City University. He is married and serves in his church’s children ministry.
  • David Ng
    Coordinator of .Kids Initiative, DotKids Foundation
  • Donghwan Oh
    Ethic Education Team, KISA
  • Edmon Chung
    Edmon ChungCEO, DotAsia Organisation
    Secretariat, Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance ForumEdmon 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.
    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:, Relief.Asia, CreativeCommons.Asia, ISIF.Asia, NetMission.Asia, Paragon100.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 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.
  • Elaine Cheng
    DotKids Foundation, Hong Kong
  • Fadi Chehade
    Fadi ChehadePresident and CEO, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
    Mr. Chehade is President and CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers(ICANN). He has more than twenty-five years of experience in building and leading progressive Internet enterprises, and leveraging relationships with senior executives and government officials across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States.
    Most recently, he served as CEO of Vocado LLC, a U.S. firm that is a provider of cloud-based software for the administration of educational institutions. Prior to Vocado, Mr. Chehade was CEO of CoreObjects Software, Inc., a leader in new product software development services for both large and growing companies. He oversaw the expansion of the company to include more than four hundred engineers and its successful acquisition by Symphony Services.
    Earlier in his career, Mr. Chehade was the General Manager for IBM’s Global Technology Services in the Middle East and North Africa. Based in Dubai, he led a team across an emerging region experiencing high growth, built a new global business for IBM, and provided managed services to large clients in telecommunications, aerospace and retail to improve the accuracy, depth and timeliness of business information visibility across demand and supply chains.
    Mr. Chehade has founded three companies since 1987: Viacore, a B2B process integration hub offering a complete solution of specialized software and services, which was acquired by IBM; RosettaNet, a non-profit multi-stakeholder company; and Nett Information Products, an Internet-based content management and sharing solution, which was acquired by Ingram Micro.
    Mr. Chehade is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a master’s degree in Engineering Management, and of Polytechnic University in New York, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. He is a citizen of Egypt, Lebanon, and the United States and speaks fluent Arabic, English, French, and Italian.
  • Geoff Huston
    Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies.
    Widely regarded as the preeminent researcher on IPv4 exhaustion, he is routinely referenced by international agencies and is frequently quoted by the ICT media.
    Geoff has also presented at a number of global technical and government forums, including the OECD, ITU, ICANN, APEC, and the IETF.
    Prior to APNIC, Geoff was employed as the Chief Internet Scientist at Telstra and Technical Manager of the Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNET). He was a leading figure in the development of Australia’s academic and commercial Internet services.
  • Gerrit W. Bahlman
    Gerrit W. BahlmanGerrit Bahlman is the Director of Information Technology at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong. He took up his position in August 2009 after serving as the Chief Information Officer at Massey University in New Zealand. He has been involved in the strategic planning, development, management and design of teaching and learning, research, communications and administrative support systems and structures in universities since 1986.
    Gerrit holds postgraduate qualifications from Canterbury University in New Zealand and has taught and held senior management roles in Education; worked as a consultant in information technology and in international aid with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has worked as a freelance writer and as a leader in the use of computers in education and administration. He has led significant change management projects in information and communication technologies including the establishment of new campuses; mergers of educational institutions and in the establishment of new systems and services in educational contexts.
    He was the Director of Joint Universities Computer Centre (JUCC) (July 2010 ? June 2012) in Hong Kong and the Convenor of the Information Security Task Force. He guides the implementation of private cloud infrastructure in PolyU, the largest university in Hong Kong. Current major projects include the re-development of all PolyU administration systems to meet the needs of the Hong Kong higher education transition to a 4-year undergraduate degree structure utilising virtualised blade infrastructure and storage systems.
    He has been the Chair of the New Zealand Vice Chancellors Committee on IT; an Executive member of the Council of Australian University Directors of IT (CAUDIT) and completed an 8- year term as Director and Faculty member of the CAUDIT EDUCAUSE Institute. He was a founding member and Treasurer of the Next Generation Internet of NZ initiative to promote the establishment of an advanced research network in New Zealand and contributed to the advancement of e-Research infrastructure in New Zealand and Australia through projects such as BestGrid and RUBRIC.
  • Giovanni Seppia
    Giovanni SeppiaHead of the External Relations at EURid
    Giovanni Seppia is head of the external Relations at EURid, the registry operator for the .eu top-level domain. He previously worked at ICANN as European Regional Liaison. Prior to that, he was General Manager at CENTR. He has also served as head of external relations for the Italian Registry (ITT CNR) and has three years’ experience in various roles at the European Commission.


  • Giyeong Kim
    Giyeong KimGiyeong Kim is Assistant Professor in Management of Library and Information Center at the Department of Library and Information Science of Yonsei University. He holds a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University, New Jersey, and an M.A. and B.A. in Library Science from Yonsei University, Seoul. He is member of University Library Committee in Korean Library Association, Board of the Korea University & College Library Association, and member of editorial boards of Journal of Korean Society for Library and Information Science and Journal of the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science. His interests are in in performance evaluation and valuation in libraries and information centers, information policy, and libraries in community contexts, and he publishes articles and book chapters in both International and Korean journals in those areas.
  • Govind
    Dr. GovindCEO: National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)
    Dr. Govind is Senior Director, heading the E-Infrastructure & Internet Governance Division, Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. He also holds the position of 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.
  • Gunela Astbrink
    Gunela AstbrinkAustralia, ICT and Disaster Risk Management for People with Disabilities
    Gunela is an ICT policy advisor and researcher and Board Director of the Internet Society of Australia. But in the Pacific she is better known for her advocacy for people with disabilities throughout the region. Through her company, GSA InfoComm, she has specialised in user-oriented ICT specialising in accessibility for people with disability. She has maintained an ongoing brief through our wide membership of PICISOC to ensure that web accessibility and content development has the disabled end-user as its focus. Gunela has provided lots of opportunities for people with disabilities throughout the Pacific, and this would be an ideal opportunity for her to showcase some of her success stories.
  • Gyeong-Tae Kim
    Gyeong-Tae_KimSecretary General of Korea Internet Self-governance Organization(KISO)
    E-mail [email protected]
    Mr. Gyeong-Tae Kim has been the director of Korea Internet Self-governance Organization(KISO) since June 2012. He began his career in 1995 with “Nowcom” Corp., a company that served PC communications. Later, he moved on to “DreamLine” Corp. where he focused more on internet services and policies. His next move was taking on the head responsibilities at “HanaroDream” Corp. During the 10 years he worked at HanaroDream, Mr. Kim was responsible for IT service management, internet policy, customer service, copyright, privacy, child online protection issues. Mr. Kim has given his services to KISO since its establishment in 2009. (KISO was launched with the goal of improving self-governance systems within internet-based companies. KISO assists online service providers to enable users to take full advantages of the internet, but in a safe environment. In addition, KISO creates creative solutions to solve problems users may encounter in cyber space to ensure that users enjoy the best of the internet world.)
  • HAMADA Tadahisa
    Hamada TadahisaThe founding chair of Japan Computer Access for Empowerment(JCAFE)
    HAMADA Tadahisa is the founding chair of Japan Computer Access for Empowerment (JCAFE). JCAFE is an NGO which supports people and other NGOs to make full use of ICTs and works in wide-ranging issues in the information society such as privacy, digital divide, and intellectual property right. They are a member organization of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC).
    Since early 1980s, Tadahisa has used computer network regularly, and believed that the Internet would transform individuals, organisations, and societies. He is engaged in many NGOs and social movements as a board member including JCA-NET, OurPlanet-TV, and Asian Community Center 21. He is tackling realization of the information society in which every person can flower totally. He is co-author of “Internet to Shimin [The Internet and civil society]” and is currently conducting doctoral research on civil society and global governance at the University of Tokyo, and has lectures in both undergraduate and graduate level at several universities.
  • Hangwoo Lee
    hangwoo leeProfessor, Dept. of Sociology, Chungbuk National University
    Hangwoo Lee is currently an associate professor of sociology at Chungbuk National University, South Korea. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from State University of New York at Buffalo in 2003. His research interests include social, cultural, economic, and political implications of the Internet. Hangwoo Lee’s works have appeared in The Information Society, Information, Communication & Society, The Sociological Quarterly, Sociological Inquiry, and many other Korean sociological journals.
  • Hee Kyung Kong
    Hee Kyung KongResearch Professor of Electronic Information College of Cungbuk National University.
    Phd. in management information science dept. of Cungbuk National University Korea.
    She worked in Technical Strategy Research Division of ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute) of Korea.
    She is interesting with Information Security, Economical Efficiency Analysis, Technical Management and Strategy Planning.
  • Hiro Hotta
    Hiro HottaDirector 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. He is also known as his speciality in IDN and has been active in various Working Groups and Committees of ICANN. He is also a Board Member of APTLD from February 2013.


  • Hiroshi Harada
    Hiroshi HaradaExecutive Director, Smart Wireless Laboratory, NICT
    Dr. Hiroshi Harada is director of Smart Wireless Laboratory at National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). He joined the Communications Research Laboratory, Ministry of Posts and Communications, in 1995 (currently NICT). Since 1995, he has researched Software Defined Radio (SDR), Cognitive Radio, Dynamic Spectrum Access Network, smart utility network, and broadband wireless access systems on VHF, UHF, microwave and millimeter-wave bands. He is a visiting professor of the University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan, and is the author of Simulation and Software Radio for Mobile Communications (Artech House, 2002).
  • Hong Xue
    Hong xueDr. Hong Xue is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for the Internet Policy & Law at Beijing Normal University (BNU). She specializes in intellectual property law, information technology law and the Internet governance. Prof. Xue was chosen as among the Top Ten Nationally Distinguished Young Jurists by the China Law Society. She had taught in Yale Law School, Law Faculty of University of Hong Kong and Murdoch University of Australia.


  • Hongbin Zhu
    Hongbin ZhuSenior International Stategist, CNNIC
    Hongbin Zhu has been the Senior International Strategist at CNNIC since 2010, where he has represented CNNIC and organized several thematic workshops in Internet governance related events, including ICANN, IGF, WSIS and ITU events. He has also represented CNNIC in ICANN’s supporting organizations(SO) and Advisory committees (ACs) and made his contributions to the progress of ICANN’s new gTLD program.
    Hongbin is also responsible for new gTLD application and Internet governance related research project in CNNIC. His research work focuses on the topics of muti-stakeholderism, capacity building, ICT4D, enhanced cooperation and Internet multilingualism. He has also served as an adviser of domain name policies for stakeholders in China.
    His education includes a Master of Science in Media and Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as a BA in Communication and English from Beijing Normal University.
  • Hongsoon Jung
    Hongsoon JungHongsoon Jung is a deputy researcher at Korea Internet & Security Agency(KISA) and in charge of CERT international cooperation. In his 5 years at KISA, He has been involved in many cybersecurity efforts of international CERT association and industry promotion policy. He has also organized the training course for developing countries to enhance the response capabilities.


  • Hong-Ik Kim

    김홍익님(3X4)Hong-Ik Kim received the B.S degree from the Dept. of Electronics at Hankuk Aviation University, Korea, in 1996 and his M.S, degree and ph.D. from Dept. of Electrical and Communication Engineering at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, in 2003 and 2007, respectively.
    He had worked in Samsung Aerospace since 1996 until 2000, where he has worked as system engineer, and he also worked in ETRI of Korea in 2003.
    Since 2007, he has been working at CJ HelloVision in Smarthome Innovation Center. He was involved in the development of 3DTV, Hybrid STB, Home Gateway and Smart Home service.
    As a center manger in CJ HelloVision, he is doing research about RF Overlay, 802.11ac, TVWS and UHDTV service.
  • Howoong Lee
    Howoong LeeHowoong Lee is in charge of Internet Address policy and Internet advertisement in Internet policy division in Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. Since 2005, he conducted a project regarding media contents and transition to digital broadcasting in Korea Broadcasting Commission.
    He also has experience in international organizations cooperation with OPEC, ITU and APEC concerning ICT, including preparation for Ministrial trilateral meeting in ICT sector among Korea, Australia and New Zealand, and one with Korea-China-Japan.
  • Hyun K. Kahng
    Hyun_K_KahngHyun Kahng received a BE degree from Korea University in 1982, and he received his ME and Ph.D from the University of Michigan in 1984 and Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990, respectively. He joined the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute in 1991, working on the designs, implementations, and standardization of high speed network protocols such as FDDI-FO, XTP, and ECTP (Enhanced Communications Transport Protocol). Since he moved to Korea University as an assistant professor in 1994, he has been involved with the international standardizations of several ‘next generation protocols’ as editors in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6: ITU-T X.601, X.602, ISO/IEC 24792 etc. He is also working on IPv6-related protocol implementations in the IETF, having submitted several Internet drafts on IPv6 transition mechanisms and their applications.
    Professor, Korea University
    Chair, IPv6 Forum Korea
    Head of Delegations, ISO/IEC JTC1 SC6
  • Hyung-Jin Park
    Hyung-Jin ParkHyung-Jin Park was born in Seoul, Korea in 1968. He received his B.S. and M.S. degree in electronic engineering from Yonsei University in 1990 and 1992 respectively. He had worked in LG Electronics since 1992 until 2001, where he has worked as system engineer in the Transmission Research Laboratory. Since 2002, he has been working at KT in FTTH solution development department. He was involved in the design and development of B-PON, E-PON and WDM-PON system as FTTH solution. As a project manager in KT Network R&D Laboratory, he is doing research about the development and commercialization of Gigabit Internet service using FTTH.
  • Hyun-cheol Jeong
    Hyun-cheol JeongHe is currently a manager of IP Address Team in KISA(Korea Internet & Security Agency).
    He joined KISA in 1996 and worked as a technical member of KrCERT/CC for the incidents handling.
    From 2008 to 2012, He was in charge of R&D projects in KISA and succesfuly lead various standardizations for the analysis of malicious codes, Cloud security and VoIP security.
    Since 2012, he has been leading the national IPv6 deployment project and actively working for the IPv6 in Korea through various activities including policy development, training and consulting.
  • Hyun-Joon Kwon
    Hyunjoon KwonHead of Personal Information Protection Policy
    Korea Internet Security AgencyHyun-Joon Kwon holds the post of Head of Personal Information Protection Policy Dept. in KISA (Korea Internet Security Agency). During his service of 12 years at KISA, he has been actively associated with internet policies regarding personal information, internet addresses, Internet governance, cloud computing, digital heritage preservation, and digital divide issues. He has actively participated in WSIS, ICANN, APNIC, APEC ECSG, etc. He had also held the elected position of member of ICANN’s ASO Address Council and NRO’s Number Council (2004-2008), and Executive Council member of APNIC(2009-2011).
  • Ichiro Mizukoshi
    Ichiro MizukoshiSenior Manager, 1st Division New Business Development Headquarters
    Nippon Telegraph and Telephone EAST Corporation.
    Ichiro Mizukoshi is a Senior Manager at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone EAST Corporation,
    He has 20+ years of network operation experience with various ISPs in Japan. His areas of expertise include network design, network operation, network security and IPv6 deployment.
  • Ik-Kyoon Oh
    ik-kyoon ohSenior Research Fellow of Cyber Security Research Center in KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), and a board member and chairperson of cybersecurity working group of KIGA (Korea Internet Governance Aliance).
    He has been active as auditor and consultant of ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS (Information Security Management System), government-ISMS, and interested with national cyber security policy and governance realization.
    He worked in SDN committee for academic Internet at 1986, and implementation for commercial DACOM-Internet on 1994, and set-up of KRNIC, KIX as national Internet infrastructure of Korea in 1996, recently attended ’2013 ITU WTPF (World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum)’ in Geneva.
  • Imran Ahmad Shah
    Imran ahmadFounder President
    Urdu Internet Society/ Council
    Internet Governance Forum of Pakistanmran was born in 1968 at Bhakkar, Pakistan and have BBA & MBA (MIS) degrees. As a Head of IT Department he is serving in a Private Sector and have 20+ years’ experience in ICT.
    Voluntarily contributing spare-time for Global Policies Development since many years. Founded “Urdu Internet Society (” to unite Linguistic Internet User Community to form the new Linguistic Internet Layers with excellence. Since 2009 he is active member of Civil Society IG Caucus ( and participating in the discussions about the global Internet Governance issues. Representing UISoc, he is participating in discussion forums and meetings of IGF since 2009. Following the WSIS Tunis agenda, he founded “Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan (” in 2010. Recently IGFPAK has organized IGF Remote Hub at International Islamic University, Islamabad and conducted IGFPAK-2011 Conference. IGFPAK is also facilitating the rejuvenation exercise of ISOC Pakistan Chapters formation by providing a Common Hub for ISOC PAK Activities.
    Beside Civil Society interest, being a technologist, he has been leading some professional User Groups like “Rational User Group, Tivoli User Group and WebSphere User Group of Pakistan”. He is participated in UN-Global Alliance Forum for ICT Development. He is also member & coordinator of Expert Panel of ICT4D of National Technology Foresight Committee. Since 2006 Imran is also involved with ICANN Policy Development Process and has read his papers for gTLDs conflict resolution at public forum of [email protected] Meeting. He is also promoting Information Security Professional and highlighting their support for workforce improvements.
    He is very much concerned with the Localized Internet, IDN TLDs and new gTLDs that may increase digitally divided segments significantly. He is advocating for the Excellence in IDN base Internet Layers to avoid the intensification digitally divided communities. He is also encouraging to promote the idea of Internet-4-Kids and Contents Development to deliver the best knowledge of the World for Innocent Minds.
  • Irfan Shahid
    Executive Member IGF Pakistan & UISoc
    Founder of Aeon Telecom, Pakistan
  • Izumi Aizu
    Izumi AizuExecutive Director, Institute for HyperNetwork Society
    Senior Research Fellow & Professor, Institute for InfoSocinomics, Tama University
    Mr. Aizu promoted the use of PC based network and the Internet since 1980s. In 1997, he founded Asia Network Research in Malaysia, focusing on societal aspects of the Internet, global governance and digital divide. In April 2000, he moved back to Tokyo. He represented Japanese NPO under the government’s requests at the Digital Opportunity Task Force from 2000 to 2002.
    He has been participating in ICANN, WSIS and IGF as a member of the Civil Society. He served as the Co-Coordinator of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) from 2010 till 2012. He was also member of the Working Group on IGF Improvement hosted by CSTD. He was also selected as a member of IGF Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) in 2012.
    In 2011, after the earthquake in Japan, he joined the relief works using ICTs and started the Information Support pro bono Platform, iSPP, a not-for-profit organization. Mr. Aizu led a research project on “How people behaved with ICT” ? and published a detailed report and also wrote a book in Mar, 2012.
    His recent papers include “Beyond Network Neutrality” (Telecommunication Journal of Australia, 2009) and Japan Chapter at Global Information Society Watch (APC) under the theme of Content Regulation, Green ICT and Disaster and the use of ICT in 2009, 2010, 2011 respectively.
  • Jae Yeon Kim
    Jae Yeon KimAuthor, Digital Activist, and Researcher
    Jae Yeon Kim is an author of three Korean books, a digital activist for Creative Commons Korea and Global Voices Online and an independent researcher focusing on the intersection between ICT innovations and East Asian development. He majored English and Political Science at Korea University and earned double Bachelor of Arts degrees with honors in 2012. While he was an undergraduate student, he published two books, Being Social Web (2010) and Social Web Revolution (2011), and the first book was selected by the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and Tourism of Republic of Korea as one of recommendable popular press books in social sciences in 2010. Besides, he served the Naver advisory board of NHN, the largest Internet company in Seoul, as its youngest member ever and worked as a strategy manager for Cizion, a Seoul-based startup, from March 2012 to March 2013.
    Furthermore, he has been one of the enthusiastic volunteers for Creative Commons Korea and Global Voices Online and worked for enhancing the public awareness in making a more inclusive digital future for all. As part of these public activities, he has given regular lectures and seminars at local universities and forums and written more than 100 columns to, a Korean equivalent of TechCrunch, and Weekly Kyunghyang, a leading weekly magazine in Seoul. After winning a highly selective scholarship in 2012, he now pursues his advanced degree in political science in following his passion in solving complex and challenging social problems with his academic talents, curiosity, and discipline for the benefits of humanity.
  • Jaehyoung Lee
    Jaehyoung LeeJaeHyoung Lee is an associate research fellow at Korea Internet & Security Agency(KISA). He is currently in charge of Internet Incident Response Planning. Prior to join current team, he was involved in managing the zombie PC mitigation system. He hold Ph.D degree at KIT(Kumoh National Institute of Technology)



  • Jaesun Lee
    Ministry of Culture, South Korea
  • James F. Larson
    James F. LarsonHe is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Science and Technology Policy at KAIST. He has courses in international communication and advertising/marketing communications. He directed a major executive training program for Korea Mobile Telecom (now SK Telecom) at the University of Colorado in 1995-96. His books include Television’s Window on the World, The Telecommunications Revolution in Korea, Global Television and the Politics of the Seoul Olympics, The Internet and Foreign Policy and (with Dr. Myung Oh) Digital Development in Korea: Building an Information Society.
    Specialties: Trained in various methods of quantitative and qualitative social science research; experience with survey research, content analysis, and market analyses. My work focuses on telecommunications policy, Korea’s ICT sector and the role of ICT in national development. I have a working, social fluency in the Korean language and now work routinely with Korean language source materials.
  • Jeffrey Yan
    Jeffrey YanDirector of Technology Policy for Asia, Microsoft
    Jeffrey Yan is Director of Technology Policy at Microsoft where he is part of a global team examining long-term, disruptive technology trends with associated policy implications and societal impacts. The areas of interests include telecommunications, cloud computing, Internet governance, trustworthy data management, and intelligent systems. He has a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region where he is based.
    Jeffrey graduated from Dalhousie University, Canada, with an honor degree in Computer Science. He also did post-graduate studies in Software Engineering and Business Management.
  • Jeremy Malcolm
    Jeremy MalcolmSenior Policy Officer, Consumers International
    Jeremy Malcolm is Consumers International’s Senior Policy Officer for Consumers in the Digital Age, coordinating its global programmes on Access to Knowledge (A2K), broadband, and consumer rights and representation in the information society from CI’s Asia-Pacific office in Kuala Lumpur. 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.
  • Jim Foster
    Jim FosterProfessor, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
    Professor Foster is interested in the intersection of technology and policy with a particular focus on how regulatory frameworks impact on innovation and growth. He is a former Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and a founder of the ACCJ Internet Economy Task Force, which supports the US-Japan Internet Economy Dialogue. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1971 and received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1980. He is a former US diplomat and worked as Director of Corporate Affairs for Microsoft Corporation in Tokyo.
  • Jinkyu Lee
    jinkyu leePrivacy Protection Team Leader at NHN Corporation
    Inspector for Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (’98 ~ ’06)
    MS for Public Policy and Management, H. John III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University (’05)
    Security & Fraud Control Manager at Coca-Cola Korea Bottling Company (’06 ~ ’07)
    Privacy Protection Team Leader at NHN Corporation (’07 ~ )
    Certified Privacy Protection General Examiner (’09 ~ )
  • John Ure
    Dr_John_UreDr John Ure is the Executive Director of the Asia Internet Coalition ( established 2011, the current membership is eBay, Google, Facebook, Linkedin,, and Yahoo! John is also Associate Professor and Director of the Telecommunications Research Project at the University of Hong Kong and co-director of TRPC Pte Ltd (Singapore) – see
    He is an economist specializing in information and communications technologies. Among his many publications is Telecommunication Development in Asia (HKU Press, 2008). He has worked extensively both as an academic and as a consultant to the private and public sectors, including the World Bank, the IFC, the ITU, several national regulators and UN agencies such as UNDP and UNESCAP.
    He is resident in Singapore.
  • Jongsoo Yoon (Jay Yoon)
    Presiding Judge, Seoul Northern District Court Project Lead of Creative Commons Korea Association (CC Korea)
  • Jong-Il Kim
    Jongil KimTeam Leader, External Relations Deputy. NHN Entertainment (
    LLB, Seoul National University. 1998
    LLM, Seoul National University. 2013
    LLM, Santa Clara University. 2011
    Team Leader, External Relations Deputy. NHN Entertainment (2013~)
    Team Leader, Game Industry Policy Team. NHN (2005~)
  • Keith Davidson
    Keith DavidsonInternational Director, Internet NZ
    Keith Davidson has served, and continues to serve in a number of governance and management roles relating to the Internet and its governance.
    InternetNZ was formed in 1995 as an open membership society largely aligned to ISOC principles, seeking to promote and protect the Internet and keep it open and uncaptureable. InternetNZ is also the delegated manager for the .nz ccTLD.
    It also participates in a broad range of public policy and outreach activities in New Zealand and within the Pacific Islands.
    Keith was elected as Chairman / President of InternetNZ for 4 years from 2001, having served as Treasurer for the 3 preceding years. After heading the governance board, he was recruited to serve as InternetNZ’s CEO for 4 years from 2005 to 2007. He is currently contracted by InternetNZ as International Director.
    Within the Internet Society, Keith is a current member of the Board of Trustees, and has been an active member of the Pacific Island Chapter for many years, and as a representative of the ISOC organisational members on the ISOC Advisory Council, including 2 years as its co-chair.
    Within ICANN he is a vice chair of the governing council of the Country Code Name Supporting Organisation (ccNSO).
    Also in ICANN he currently chairs the ccNSO “Framework of Interpretation Working Group” which is investigating and developing the policy framework for use in the delegations and redelegations of ccTLDs.
    Keith convened and chaired the inaugural Pacific IGF meeting in New Caledonia in April 2011. He is a former Chair of the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD), the association of ccTLD managers from this region.
  • Kilnam Chon
    Kilnam ChonProfessor Emeritus at KAIST
    Coordinator of Cyber Commons
    Ph.D from UCLA
    Founding Chairs of APNG, APAN, APTLD and other Internet organizations



  • Kuek Yu-Chuang
    Kuek Yu-ChuangRegional Vice-President
    Asia Global Stakeholder Engagement
    Kuek has served most recently as a Senior Director for Yahoo! Inc., where he led the company’s public policy efforts in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions.
    Prior to joining Yahoo!, Kuek served as a Management Associate for the Singapore Government. In that capacity, he engaged in intellectual property policy development for Singapore’s Ministry of Law. Kuek recently joined ICANN on 1 August and will lead the ICANN Singapore hub engaging with stakeholders in Asia.
  • Kuo-Wei Wu
    Kuo Wei-WuICANN Board MemberMr. Kuo-Wei Wu has a technical, management and policy experience in Internet.
    He is one of the pioneers of HPC Asia, TANET, TWNIC, APTLD, and CDNC. In term of board membership, he is currently a board member or executive council of TWNIC (2000 – now), APIA (2008 – now), TWIA (2008 – 2013) and COSA (1995 – 2012). He was a board member or executive council of PIR (2008 – 2010), APNIC (1999 – 2010). He has experience in supervision, financial, and governance.
    In regard to Internet-related management, Mr. Wu was the deputy director of NCHC (1990 – 1998), where he was responsible for TANET backbone operation to serve all the universities, research institutions in Taiwan. He is the co-founder of Asia Pacific Supercomputer Center Consortium (HPC Asia) to lead the experience sharing over all the Asia Pacific Supercomputer Centers.
    He started Internet-related works since he worked for Cray Research, Inc. (1984 – 1990), and a vice-president of Yam Digital, Inc. When he was a vice-president of Acer, he lead the Internet service business for Acer (2000 – 2004). He actively involved in ICANN activities (GAC, ALS, ccNSO, ASO) since 1999 until now. He also actively participated UN/WSIS (2004 – 2005), and UN/IGF (2006 – 2009).
    He is the CEO of NIIEPA (Taipei, 2004 – now) – a non-profit organization working on the research and consultant services in Internet policy and Information security for government, research institutions, universities, and industry.
    Mr. Wu holds a mathematics BSc degree from Tunghai University (Taichung, 1975), a MSc degree in Mathematics from University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, 1980), and MSc degree in Computer Science from Columbia University (NYC, 1982).
  • Kyung Sin park
    kyungsin parkProfessor at Korea University Law School
    K.S. Park, a former student of physics at Harvard College, and of law at UCLA Law School, now a Professor at Korea University Law School, writes academically, organizes impact litigations and testifies as an expert in such litigation in the areas of free speech, privacy, anonymity, copyright, and internet regulation. He has testified before the Constitutional Court and other courts in Korea on the country’s mandatory internet identity verification system (real-name system), the administrative internet censorship, the case of Minerva charged with the crime of “distributing false news” on-line, the prosecution of on-line consumer boycotters, the wrongful termination of Justice Advocates General relating to the Korean military’s blacklisting of ‘subversive books’, the case of Park Jung-geun prosecuted for retweeting Tweets of the North Korean government. He serves as one of the 9 commissioners of the Korea Communication Standards Commission, a content-regulatory counterpart to the U.S.’ FCC, and Executive Director, the PSPD Public Interest Law Center, an impact litigation group which succeeded in having the judiciary strike down the real name system (August 2012), the “online false news crime” (December 2010), the quantitative limitation on election campaigning through internet (December 2011), also holding the ISPs and portals for warrantless transfer of identity information to the police (October 2012), and copyright-holders liable for “bad faith” takedown notices (February 2010).
  • Kyung-kon Ko
    kyungkon koSenior Vice-President(SVP), On-line Business Unit
    Marketing specialist/generalist with substantial experience.
    Interested in innovation in marketing. Held leadership roles in brand building, sports marketing, digital marketing, integrated marketing communication. Committed for capability building and performance management. Extensive industry experience in Consumer Products, Electronics (LCD TV, Ref, W/M, A/C) and Mobile


  • Maureen Hilyard
    Cook Islands
    Small Island Community access to ICT. Case Study – Mangaia Telecentre – reducing disconnectedness between an isolated island community and its diaspora
    Maureen Hilyard is the Chair of the Board of PICISOC and has been on the Board for 4 years. She has worked for the Cook Islands government as well as for NZAID at the High Commission on Rarotonga. She is the founder of Cook Islands’ sole NGO that advocates for quality internet service throughout the Cook Islands. This role extends into the Pacific with PICISOC, and then into the global community through ISOC and ICANN. She was recently appointed to the position of APRALO representative on the ALAC ? the end-users group of ICANN. One of the projects that she has recently been in charge of is the development of the Cook Islands first Telecentre in the southern most outer island. Its sustainability is based on a community model which could be replicated on other islands in the Pacific.
  • Milton L. Mueller
    Milton MullerMilton Mueller is Professor at Syracuse University School of Information Studies, USA. From 2008 to the end of 2010 he held the XS4All Chair at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, devoted to the privacy and security of Internet users. Mueller received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School in 1989. His research focuses on rights, institutions and global governance in communication and information industries. His book Ruling the Root: Internet Governance and the Taming of Cyberspace (MIT Press, 2002) is considered the definitive account of the political and economic forces behind the creation of ICANN. His new book, Networks and States: The Global Politics of Internet Governance (MIT Press, 2010), explores Internet governance in the post-World Summit on the Information Society environment. Currently, he is doing research on IP addressing policy, the policy implications of Deep Packet Inspection technology and the security governance practices of ISPs. Mueller was one of the founders of the Internet Governance Project, an alliance of scholars in action around global Internet policy issues. He has played a leading role in organizing and mobilizing civil society in ICANN and OECD. He was co-founder of the ICANN’s Noncommercial Users Constituency and serves on the Executive Committee of the Noncommercial Stakeholders Group in ICANN.
  • Minjung Park
    Minjung ParkSenior Research Associate, KRNIC of KISA
    Minjung Park is in charge of international relations at KRNIC(Korea Network Information Center ) of KISA(Korea Internet & Security Agency).
    Minjung joined KISA in 2004 and since then has been involved in developing both domestic and international policy for IDN ccTLD. Minjung has been participating in ICANN and APTLD meetings since 2004 and was involved in most of the IDN ccTLD related WGs. Minjung was also deeply involved in developing registration policy for second level in Korea which was successfully launched in 2006 and was in charge of implementing Korean ccTLD ‘ .한국’, which was also successfully launched in 2011.
    She received a Master of International Studies(M.I.S) from the Graduate School of International Studies at Ewha Womans University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Literature and a Bachelor of Business Administration, both from Ewha Womans University.
  • Minsik Choi
    K Internet Policy Office Chief Officer
    Doctor of Laws
    [email protected]
  • Miwa Fujii
    Miwa_FujiiMiwa Fujii is currently the APNIC Senior IPv6 Program Specialist. Her role is to assist the Asia Pacific Internet community in managing issues related to IPv4 address exhaustion and the transition to IPv6.
    She is responsible for various projects that support the smooth transition to IPv6 including outreach activities to multi-stakeholders. Miwa regularly organises up to date and relevant IPv6 program at APNIC conferences in order to cater needs of the APNIC Internet technical community.
    Miwa regularly represents APNIC’s view on the transition to IPv6 at global IPv6 Summits, Forums, ICANN meetings, intergovernmental organisations such as APEC, APT, SPC and other conferences around the Asia Pacific region. Miwa also provides support for APIPv6TF in managing its secretariat.
  • Myoung-ju Kim
    Myoung-ju_KimSenior Vice-President of Korea Society of Internet Ethics(KSIE)
    E-mail [email protected]
    Myuhng-Joo Kim is the senior vice-president of Korea Society of Internet Ethics(KSIE) and a professor at Seoul Women’s University. Since he received Ph.D. degree on Computer Engineering from Seoul National University in 1993, he has focused on researching, teaching and consulting on Information Security and Internet Ethics. He was a founding member of The Ethics Council on Internet(ECOIN) in 2004 and Korea Society of Internet Ethics(KSIE) last year. He has been a technical consultant of Computer Crime Division at Seoul District Prosecutor’s Office from 1995 to 2006. Now he is a member of technical committee, Korea Copyright Commission(KCC). He is one of authors of “Internet Ethics”, which is the first book on internet ethics written in Korean. He is a KPEA/APEC/EMF Professional Engineer and a State Registered IT System Auditor.
  • Nir Kshetri
    Nir KshetriNir 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 holds a PhD D in Business Administration from University of Rhode Island. His research interests focus on cybercrime and cyber security. He is an advisor to a number of UN and US government organizations.


  • Paul Wilson
    Paul WilsonPaul Wilson has twenty years’ involvement with the Internet, including over ten years’ experience as the Director General of APNIC. As part of this current role, he represents the activities and interests of the Asia Pacific Internet community in local and global forums related to the development and management of the Internet.Previously the Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus Networks, the first private ISP established in Australia, Paul also acted as a consultant to the United Nations and other international agencies. As a primary consultant on Internet projects, including the PAN Program with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Paul helped to introduce Internet services for the first time in several developing economies.Paul is a highly respected member of the global Internet community and participates in the following organizations: APIA, APNG, ISIF, NRO, ISOC and dotAsia.
  • Peter Major
    Peter MajorChairman of CSTD, Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (March 2013 – )
    GAC representative of Hungary, ICANN (July 2012 – )
    Member of Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), IGF (February 2012 – )
    Vice-chairman of Radiocommunication Advisory Group, ITU, (January 2012 – )
    Vice-chair of Commission on Science and Technology for Development, UN ECOSOC (October 2011 – )
    Special Adviser of Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN, Geneva (June 2009 – )
  • Phetsamone XILYVONG
    Phetsamone XILYVONGHe is from the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). He obtained a Bachelor’s degree of information technology science in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2004. After graduation, he had worked in the Department of information technology of the Lao Ministry of Public Security (MOPS) since 2004 ? 2009. During this time, he used many programming languages and developed many application software. Sometimes he has been invited to teach in universities on professional software development and database management program. In late 2009, he moved to Lao National Internet Center (LANIC) with responsibility for National Data Center and domain name system for CCTLD “.LA” and had worked there till 2011. In that time, he studied and shared experiences in information technology from other countries and participated in so many practice sessions on Internet security. From 2011 to the present, he has been working as a Director of Security Emergency Response Team (SERT) Division of LANIC with responsibility for Internet public policy processes and cyber security.
  • Pindar Wong
    Chairman, VeriFi (Hong Kong) Limited
    Pindar Wong is Chairman of consultancy VeriFi (Hong Kong) Limited. He serves on the Digital 21 Strategic Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Government and the task force that promotes Hong Kong as a hub for innovation, cooperation and trade in ICT (Information and Communications Technologies). Using valuation and pricing models from the financial industry, he is working to establish Hong Kong as a centre for Intellectual Property (IP) Trading by creating open standards for Digital Copyright Exchange (DCE).
    In 1993, he co-founded HK’s first commercial internet service provider and in 1999 served as the first Vice-Chairman of the ICANN Board (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). As a former elected Trustee of the Internet Society (2003-2006), Pindar actively promotes the adoption of ‘open standards-based’ technologies. He is particularly interested in fostering Asia’s creative talents and in 2008 he helped introduce Creative Commons to Hong Kong where he serves as the Co-Public Lead.
  • Razi Iqbal
    Youth Leader IGF Pakistan
    Research Scientist (AP)
    Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science
    University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, PakistanDr. Razi Iqbal has been in the field of Information Technology for more than 10 years now. He did his Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from Akita University, Akita Japan. He continued his studies and did his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the same University (Akita University, Akita, Japan). Currently he is working as an Assistant Professor/ Researcher at Al-Khawarizmi Institute of Computer Science (KICS), University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan. His major responsibility is to conduct research on different on-going projects funded by several national and international funding organizations, at KICS. He is also responsible for conducting IEEE international Conference on Open Source Systems and Technologies at KICS, UET, Lahore, Pakistan.
    He is also a permanent author for one of the famous IT magazines of Pakistan, “MORE”. He is writing different articles for the magazine to give people awareness about different technologies. In the past, he has worked as a researcher at Akita University, Akita, Japan. His major duties were to lead a research project, “The Flexible Bus Systems using ZigBee as a communication medium”, funded by Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. He has also worked as a Management Consultant (MC) for conducting different seminars on Education on Sustainable Development (ESD) under the umbrella of UNESCO at United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan. He has also worked as a Director Online Business at a local Japanese private company, Oga Buhin. His major responsibilities were to develop the online business strategies and manage the IT department for the company.
  • Rommel Natividad
    Rommel_NatividadDirector of Communications
    Ministry of Transportation and Communications
    Republic of the Marshall Islands
    Tel : (+692) 625-6083, (+692) 625-8869
    Facisimile : (+692) 625-3867
    e-mail : [email protected], [email protected]
    Mr. Rommel Natividad has been in the ICT sector for twenty years now. He worked for ten years with numerous prestigious companies in his homeland before pursuing his career in the Marshall Islands in 2002. In the Marshall Islands, he worked for a Hawaii based private company. He was also able to engage in various ICT development projects with RMI, both local and national government. By 2007, Mr. Natividad was hired as Spectrum Manager within the Marshall Islands’ Ministry of Transportation and Communication to address the RMI-US government bilateral agreement, Compact of Free Association, as amended 2004, focusing on frequency harmonization between the two countries and related issues. As a Spectrum Manager, he largely works on frequency harmonization between RMI and U.S. Government networks, given that there is the United States Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) missile test range, in the Marshall Islands. Mr. Natividad was promoted to serve the position of Director of Communications last June 2013.
    Besides attending ICANN meetings, Mr. Natividad’s position also require continuous participation with the works of the International Telecommunications Union and the Asia Pacific Telecommunity. Mr. Natividad has participated as an ICANN Fellow multiple times and also RMI’s representative to ICANN Government Advisory Committee. In his free time, Mr. Natividad devotes voluntary duties after work hours to the community by serving the Majuro Atoll Tennis Club as Sports and Training Director and Marshall Islands Tennis Academy as Treasurer. This balance life in a very peaceful environment and attractive climate entices Mr. Natividad in enjoying the simple things in life for eleven years now.
  • Sang-yong Choi
    Sang-yong ChoiSenior Researcher of KAIST Cyber Security Research Center
    Ph.D Candidate in Interdisciplinary of Information Security, Chonnam National University Korea, BS., MS of Computer Science, Hannam Univiersity Korea
    He worked in Archive and IT Team of Ministry of Employment and Labor reserved, and Security Management Division of National Computing & Information Agency (NCIA), also Internet Security Research Institute of IGLOOSEC Co., LTD, SK-Infosec Co., LTD, and NITZ.
    He is interesting with Malware Analysis, Information Security Policy, certified SIS( Specialist for Information Security of Korea, CISA(Certified Information Systems Auditor).
  • Savenaca Vocea
    Savenaca VoceaRegional Vice-President, Australasia/Pacific Islands
    Global Stakeholder Engagement
    Save Vocea joined ICANN in October 2006 as Regional Liaison serving ICANN’s community in Australia, NZ and the Pacific Islands. He actively contributes to ICT industry forums in the Oceania sub-region engaging various stakeholders in areas of the Internet’s domain name systems and other ICANN related issues. Prior to ICANN he held managerial roles at both APNIC and the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association.
  • Shahzad Ahmad
    Shahzad AhmadCountry Coordinator, Bytes for All, Pakistan
    Shahzad Ahmad is the Country Coordinator of Bytesfor All, Pakistan and founder of the Digital Rights Institute (DRI). He is currently working on issues of ICT policy advocacy, internet rights and freedom of expression. He is a development communications expert and is at the forefront of the Internet Rights movement in Pakistan.
    Mr. Ahmad is a Diplo Fellow, Executive Board Member of the Association for Progressive Communications, Advisory Board Member of .PK ccTLD and a member of the International Advisory Board of Privacy International, UK. He regularly contributes to various publications and research studies on ICTs for development, freedom of expression and gender related issues. Widely travelled, he regularly participates in various forums at local, regional and global level. Mr. Ahmad maintains a strong engagement with broader civil society networks and strongly believes in participation and openness.
  • Soohong Park
  • Susan Chalmers
    Susan ChalmersPolicy Lead, Internet NZ
    Susan Chalmers is the Policy Lead for Internet New Zealand. Since joining the InternetNZ team in late 2011, she has worked with members and other stakeholders to develop positions on copyright and patent legislation, cyberbullying legislation, telecommunications regulation, trade policy, new generic top level domains, and Internet Governance issues. Prior to joining InternetNZ, Ms. Chalmers worked as a sound recording licensing agent at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. While in law school, she held internships at Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the World Intellectual Property Organisation, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the Cook County Circuit Court. Before attending law school and following college, she served as the Executive Director of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival. Ms. Chalmers holds a Master of Law from the University of Auckland, a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in French and Francophone Studies from the University of Michigan.
  • Tan Hsu Phen Valerie
    Tan Hsu Phen ValerieValerie joined Microsoft in January 2012 as Skype’s Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs for Asia and assumed her current role as Director Internet Policy for Asia in July 2012, based in Singapore. Prior to Skype, she spent ten years in the telecommunications sector ? as Head of Regulatory Affairs for France Telecom Orange (2007-2009) and Senior Regulatory Advisor with British Telecom (2000-2007). Valerie began her career with the Singapore government.
    Valerie was a Board Director of the European Chambers of Commerce (Singapore) and helmed its ICT working group from 2005 to 2009, during which she was a founding member of the Asia Pacific Carriers Coalition and held various Board positions. She was also a founding member and inaugural Chair of the Asia Internet Coalition (2010-2011) and a Director of the Board (2011-2013).
    She holds a Masters of Law from Newcastle University (UK) and a Bachelor of Business from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). She is fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay and elementary French.
  • Taro Komukai
    Taro KomukaiExecutive Director InfoCom Research
    Dr. Taro Komukai is executive director and senior consultant at InfoCom Research in Tokyo, Japan. He received his Ph.D. in Law from Chuo University in 2007. He is also a visiting associate professor in the Graduate School of Information and Telecommunications Studies at Waseda University in Tokyo. His research interests include privacy, information security, secrecy of communications and other issues associated with digitalization and the Internet.
  • Toshihiro Yoshihara
    Toshihiro YoshiharaToshihiro Yoshihara focuses on service and network strategy of the NTT group.
    Before coming to this position in 2013, as a manager of the Network Strategy Planning Department at NTT-EAST, a regional telecom operating company of the NTT group, he worked on planning IP network transition from legacy PSTN. He was a Visiting Fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank based in Washington DC from 2007 to 2010, focusing on broadband policy, telecommunications services and technology trends both in the U.S. and Japan. Originally he was a system engineer after joining NTT in 1996, developing IT systems for business customers.
    He holds an MBA from the University of Southern California, an M.S. (Geophysics) from the University of Tokyo.
  • Toshiya Jitsuzumi
    Toshiya JitsuzumiProfessor, Faculty of Economics, Kyushu University
    Toshiya Jitsuzumi is the professor of telecom policy at the Faculty of Economics, Kyushu University, Japan. He has earned an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo, an M.B.A. from New York University, and a D.Sc. from Waseda University, Japan.
    Prior to starting his academic career in the year 2000, Professor Jitsuzumi worked for 15 years at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication, Japan. His research interests include telecommunications policy and Internet economics, and he is currently focusing on network neutrality. During 2007?2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI), Columbia University.
  • Tran Xuan Dung
    Tran Xuan DungI was born into a working family in HCMC. My father worked as a mechanic for a mechanical repair company, my mother worked as a seamstress for clothing stores.
    Due to wartime, our family moved often in many provinces where to live. From Ho Chi Minh (1955-1967), Ba Ria Vung Tau (1968-1970), to a small provinces in coastal (Ninh Thuan, 1971-2011) and lived there until 1987 I entered the Natural Scientific University in HCM City, Physical branch and then after I graduate I returned to working in Ninh Thuan radio and Television Station from 1992 to 2011.
    During this time, I have experienced many courses of training such as information technology, management, live radio, live television, transmission of news and satellite receivers, advertising, public information communication, project monitoring … I along with several workmate building Ninh Thuan Radio and Television Station and six replay television stations from 1992 until 2011. Now, it was developed very good.
    In 2011, due to work demands, I moved to the MIC, and deputy Head of Department’s Southern Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Department of Management of Broadcasting and Electronic information.
  • Waltraut Ritter
    Waltraut RitterWaltraut Ritter is the founder of Knowledge Dialogues which specializes in applied research relating to information society and knowledge-based economy. She has worked in information and knowledge management since 1989, when she served as information management consultant for the United Nations Development Programme in Geneva and New York.
    She has been involved the UN World Summit of Information Society process from 2003 to 2005 and subsequent UN Internet governance forum (IGF) workshops on Open Data. She is a founding member of the New Club of Paris, a knowledge economy research network, which focuses on analyzing the socio-economic benefits of investments in intangibles and knowledge-based capital. She also serves on the Digital21 Strategy advisory board of the Hong Kong Government since 2010, and is a founding member of the Opendata Hong Kong.
    She is visiting faculty and fellow at the International School of Information Management the University of Mysore (India), Bangkok University, City University of Hong Kong, and was Professor for Knowledge Management at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She holds an MA in Information Science and Sociology from the Free University of Berlin and an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
  • Wang Shengkai
    Wang ShengkaiSenior Engineer of CNNIC, [email protected]
    I am the Internet International Researcher of China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). In CNNIC, I am mainly engaged in the research on the problems of Internet development, policy, governance, security and so on. I have published more than 5 books about information security and risk assessment, system and software engineering, and more than 40 papers about Internet, Internet of Things, Internet governance, IPv6 technology and deployment, information security and so on. I look forward to having more and further communication and cooperation with foreign colleagues who have common interests and concerns about the development and security of Internet in the future.
  • Winston Roberts
    Winston RobertsWinston Roberts is a New Zealander. He is a graduate of the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, NZ) and the University of Sheffield (UK). He worked for many years in Europe, in particular at the British Library and IFLA.
    He was Coordinator of Professional Activities at IFLA Headquarters from 1990 to 1998. He has worked at the National Library of New Zealand since 2001, dealing with the Library’s stakeholder relations and international relations.
    He was a New Zealand government delegate to the World Summit on the Information Society in 2003 and 2005. He is a member of the IFLA Regional Standing Committee for Asia-Oceania, and a member of the Board of the ‘Memory of the World’ programme in New Zealand.
  • Xing Li
    Xing LiXing Li is a Professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
    He received his B. S. degree in radio electronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1982, and his M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University, USA in 1985 and 1989, respectively. His research activities and interests include compute networks, multimedia communication and statistical signal processing. He is deputy director of China Education and Research Network (CERNET) Center, working on the design and operation of the CERNET (IPv4) and China Next Generation Internet (CNGI-CERNET2, IPv6) projects. Xing Li is member of IAB (Internet Architecture Board), co-chair of CCIRN (Coordinating Committee for Intercontinental Research Networking) and Chair of Internet Sub Chapter of Computer Society of China
  • Yannis Li
    Yannis has been involving in the Internet Governance discussion and Community Development especially with a mission on promoting Youth Engagement and Participation since 2009. She is active in participating regional/global IGFs, ICANN meetings and other Internet-related conferences actively.
    She is currently involving in the DotKids Initiative of DotKids Foundation which is a not-for-profit organisation, initiated by a group of long-term committed children-rights advocates, dedicated to create a kids-friendly Internet space via the new generic Top Level Domain “.kids”. The Foundation aims to serve as the bridge to engage the children-rights community worldwide on the Internet governance discussion related to children as well as enhancing children participation.
    On the other hand, Yannis is also responsible for coordinating NetMission.Asia, a youth Ambassadors program for university students supported by DotAsia Organisation which aims to bring together a network of dedicated young volunteers devoted towards promoting and contributing towards digital inclusion, Internet governance as well as a respectable and harmonious Internet environment. NetMission organizes Youth IGF every year in parallel to the Asia Pacific regional IGF. She also volunteers as the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) which helps nurture future Ieaders for ICT.
    In addition to youth-activities, Yannis is also the secretariat for the Asia Pacific regional IGF which endeavor to bring together the AP internet community on the Internet governance discussion and advancement.
    Prior to these current roles, Yannis has been actively involving in Internet Society Hong Kong as a Program Coordinator, which enriched her with the experience of coordinating many different I.T conferences and seminars such as APRICOT-APAN 2011, IPv6 world Asia, INET, etc. as well as engaging and promoting the Internet governance discussion among the civil society.
  • YJ Park
    Y.J. ParkProfessor, SUNY Korea
    Ms Park is the Co-Founder of WSIS Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus and Professor at SUNY Korea. She previously served Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC), Pte Ltd., APTLD and ICANN DNSO.



  • Yong-Tae Shin
    Yong-Tae_ShinProfessor of Soongsil University, president of Korea Society of Internet Ethics
    E-mail [email protected]
    Dr. Yongtae Shin is a professor of school of computer science and engineering at Soongsil University in Seoul, Korea since 1995. Prior to join in Soongsil University, He was a full-time lecturer and a visiting professor at the Michigan State University and University of Iowa, respectively. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Hanyang University and his master and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Iowa. Professor Shin has served as a advisory member for a numerous government organizations including Office of the President, The Ministry of Law, The Ministry of Public Administration and Security, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Employment and Labor, National Police Agency, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, and etc. He is also a member of a board of directors of Korea Internet Security Agency(KISA). While over 20 years experience in the field of information and communication technology, professor Shin has published over 250 research papers, 120 research reports, and 14 books. He is interest in various research areas such as Internet technology, data structures and algorithms, information and content security, digital forensic and recently in Internet ethics and policy. Currently, he is the president of the Korean Society of Internet Ethics and also served as the vice president of the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers, Korea Information Processing Society, and a chief editor of Journal of Information Networking, KIISE.
  • Yoshihiro Obata
    Yoshihiro ObataDirector, JAIPA
    Yoshihiro Obata is a Director of JAIPA (Japan Internet Providers Association). He is a graduate of Kyoto University and received a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986. He was a founding member and CTO of eAccess, Ltd. Since 2010, he has served as a JAIPA Director. He is currently Solutions Architect with Equinix Japan.


  • Young-Eum Lee
    Youngeum LeeProfessor in the Department of Media Arts and Sciences at Korea National Open University
    Young-Eum Lee is currently a professor in the Department of Media Arts and Sciences at Korea National Open University, a distance learning institution.
    She has been involved in Internet policy related activities as ccNSO council member since 2003 and have served in various Internet policy advisor groups in Korea in various capacities and is currently a Board member of KISA, a member of the Ministrial committee responsible for deciding Internet address policies, and a member of the civil society group on Internet related policies.
    She has also served as a board member of APTLD(Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association), the organization for ccTLD(country code Top Level Domain) in 2002.
    She has also been active in the academic community as the President of the Cybercommunication Academic Society of Korea in 2011 and the current vice president of the Korean Academy of Broadcasting and Telecommunication Studies.
  • Yuliya Morenets
    Yuliya MorenetsTaC-Together against Cybercrime International Executive Director
    Associate Professor, Strasbourg University
    IGF MAG Member to the UN Secretary General
    ITU Expert on CybersecurityToday, Yuliya leads a non-for-profit organisation TaC/Together against Cybercrime Int., Which works on empowerment of users in the field of safe and responsible Internet, child Online protection and the Internet Governance issues.
    Yuliya is an expert of a number of international organisations on cybercrime and cyber security and author or co-author of a number of regulatory texts indifferent countries. She advises governments and private sector entities on cyber security strategies.
    Yuliya co initiated such projects as: Youth IGF, Working group on better participation of vulnerable groups in the Information Society or the Empowerment of vulnerable children online. Yuliya is a MAG member of IGF.
    She is an Associate professor at Strasbourg University and Co-coordinator of the Research team at the Faculty of Social Sciences working on the Use of ICTs by Youth from difficult areas. Yuliya is a former Deputy Head of the Unit on Cybercrime at the Council of Europe.
    She is Graduate from the Institute of Political Sciences of Paris and also holds a Master Degree in Europe an Affairs and the L.L.M. on Internet Law.