(In order of Agenda Appearance)
Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong
Mr Charles Mok is the Vice Chairman of The Professional Commons, the first cross-sector professional think tank focusing on issues of public interest in Hong Kong. He is also the Chairman of Internet Society, Hong Kong (ISOC-HK), Honorary President of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF), chairman of the Health Information Technology Special Interest Division of the Hong Kong Computer Society, and a committee member of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). He was also a past chairman and a co-founder of the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA).
Mr Mok is a member of many key Hong Kong government statutory bodies or advisory committees, including Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, Hospital Authority, Consultation Panel of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee, and Road Safety Campaign Committee. Previously, Mr Mok was a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit, and a member of the Consumer Council, Committee on Economic Development and Economic Cooperation with the Mainland of the Commission on Strategic Development, and Trade and Industry Advisory Board. Mr Mok was elected as a member of the First (1998), Second (2000) and Third (2005) Election Committees in the IT Subsector.
Government Chief Information Officer, OGCIO, HKSAR Government
Welcome Address & Highlight:
Securing the Future Growth of the Internet: Plan to Adopt IPv6 in 2010 - Hong Kong
Dr. James Galvin
Director, Strategic Relationships and Technical Standards, Afilias
Dr. James Galvin is Afilias’ Director of Strategic Partnerships and Technical Standards. For over 30 years, Jim has been an active member of the IT, computer science and Internet communities. He currently supports and manages Afilias’ relationships within these same societies and communities
that direct the founding technical standards upon which Internet applications are developed. In addition, he is involved in improving Afilias’ technical leadership in areas such as DNSSEC for which he gained extensive experience while chairing the IETF Working Group on DNS Security for 8 years.
James has many years of technical consulting experience including infrastructure design and
analysis, project management, risk management, and archival documentation at organizations
including IETF, ICANN, PIR, Afilias, Navy Research Labs, Sun Microsystems, Drummond Group, and
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. He has also held positions at CommerceNet, Trusted Information Systems and is the Founder and Principal at eList eXpress an email list management service provider.
James has a Bachelor of Science degree from Moravian College with a double major in Computer
Science and Mathematics. He holds a Masters in Computer Science and Information Systems from
The University of Delaware where he also earned his Doctorate with a dissertation entitled,
“Distributed Cryptographic Key Management System.”
DNSSEC Deployment: Relevance for End Users
The deployment of DNSSEC is reaching a tipping point. However, most of the popular press is about various technical issues, practices, and procedures. There is a lot of focus on the infrastructure and ensuring that DNSSEC is generally available.
As we begin to think about the next generation Internet, an important question to consider is the role of DNSSEC. More specifically, what is the relationship between the end-user and DNSSEC? Why should an end-user care about DNSSEC? What should an end-user expect from DNSSEC? What should DNSSEC expect from an end-user or, to put it another way, what should an end-user do to support DNSSEC?
We will explore these questions with the goal of establishing DNSSEC as a critical component of the next generation Internet.
Director General, APNIC
Paul 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.
Supporting evolution of the Internet community: Overview of efforts of the Internet community to transit to IPv6
A vast amount of IPv6 address space is already distributed to networks around the world. IPv6 adoption is gaining significant momentum, with
key service and content suppliers deploying IPv6 capabilities on their infrastructure and numerous governments, through partnerships with the
private and civil sectors, are actively engaged in activities designed to ensure their citizens have Internet access via the new protocol.
The global deployment of IPv6 is vital to the continuing growth and stability of the Internet. Key organisations are taking market leadership positions, implementing IPv6-ready networks, and actively working to ensure that all regions and sectors have access to the equipment and education necessary to join the IPv6 Internet.
APNIC thinks that community involvement through open, transparent and
bottom-up process is vital to support the evolution of the Internet.
APNIC as a Regional Internet Registry (RIR) has taken multi stakeholder approaches to dissemination important information about IPv4 address
exhaustion and IPv6 adoption. This presentation review APNIC's activities in relation to IPv6 adoption and look into the future possibility of further collaboration among the APNIC Internet community.
Task Force on IPv4 Address Exhaustion, Japan
General Manager Internet Development Department, JPNIC(Japan Network Information Center)
Long involved in IP address management in JPNIC, and APNIC as an Executive Council member. In charge of the IPv4 address exhaustion issue since 2005 when JPNIC produced a study report.
Within the Task Force on IPv4 address exhaustion, Japan, he is the chair of Publicity Working Group dealing with the Web management, streamlining the publicity tactics and so on.
How Japan organised their multi-stakeholder approach to cope with IPv4 address exhaustion (A sample of multi-stakeholder approach)
Japan's Task Force consists of comprehensive line-up of industrial associations among the Internet, telecommunications, Local Governments to reach various stakeholder segments. Although it has not received a lot of fund but rather just is gathering TF participants' resource, it is being successful to encourage the big players to prepare for the exhaustion by the RIR runout.
General Manager for IT Dept.
PT. Core Mediatech (D-NET), an ISP in Jakarta, Indonesia
Christian started his Networking career at 2002 as a System Engineer in D-NET, an ISP in Jakarta, and now he is responsible for its IT related Operational and Development of D-NET as General Manager for IT Department. His experience includes designing and implementing IPv6 transition in D-NET.
He is also a member of the Indonesia IPv6 Task Force, and spoke at various IPv6 events, such as APNIC Meeting, Mikrotik User Meeting and several IPv6 workshops in Indonesia.
Small to medium ISP’s perspective on IPv6
You may think the implementation of IPv6 is too challenging. Such perceptions may need to be replaced with realistic planning, learning IPv6, and budgeting of IPv6 implementation. Typical questions that we, small to medium ISPs, encounter when we deal with IPv6 transition are: "Where is user demand,” "How about IPv6 readiness of hardware and software,” "Where do we start," etc. This presentation will share some insight to these common questions by introducing D-NET's experiences.
IPv4 address space is depleting in a few years’ time, and large ISPs are deploying IPv6 for the purpose of business continuity. This presentation also will provide a chance to consider what strategies small and medium ISPs should consider in regards to IPv6 adoption in the transitioning period.
Manager, IP Technology Department, Business Network Service Division, NTT Communications Corporation, Japan
Takeshi Tomochika is a manager of IP network development. He is in charge of engineering and designing OCN, the largest ISP in Japan, operated by NTT Communications Corporation.
After graduating from the Graduate School of Electronic Engineering, University of Tokyo in 1995, he was involved in the startup of OCN in 1996.
From 1997 until 2000, he expanded OCN, developed new services, helped large OCN customers' network development as a consultant, and took part in the startup of the IP-VPN service. He designed the first worldwide commercial IPv6 network from 2001 to 2002. After 16 months study in the Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, he participated in IPv6 development at the R&D department from 2004 until 2006. Since 2006, he has been at his present post.
ISP Support for Enterprise Customers during IPv6 Deployment
Convener, IPv6 Working Group, Internet Society Hong Kong
Che-Hoo is regarded as an Internet pioneer in Hong Kong. His 15-year stint at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) from 1985 to 2000 saw him help establish the first Internet link in Hong Kong (1991); help establish the .HK domain name registration service (1993-1994); and establish the Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) (1995). From 2000 to 2007, he worked in the commercial sector for 7+ years, for various Internet-related companies including Level 3, .HK, DotAsia and FLAG Telecom and he had gained a lot of knowledge and experience of Internet operations in Asia Pacific region. In November 2007, he re-joined CUHK as Associate Director (Infrastructure) of Information Technology Services, heading the network, systems, operations and HKIX teams. Che-Hoo is a board member of Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), DotAsia Organization and Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter (ISOC-HK).
ISOC-HK’s continuous approach to support IPv6 transition
J. Trent Adams
Outreach Specialist, Trust & Identity, Internet Society
Trent joined ISOC in February 2009, working within the Trust & Identity Initiative. As Outreach Specialist, Identity Community, Trent helps build relationships with technologists and developers to collaborate on tools and documents to communicate key issues related to trust and identity. In so doing, he draws on more than 13 years working with multiple stakeholders to design and deploy Internet-based technologies. His experience spans pioneering digital media production to running high traffic community portals and e-commerce engines, to supporting various specifications, standards, and advocacy communities.
Before joining ISOC, Trent founded a company that developed a portable, personalized, consumer-controlled, privacy-respecting recommendation system. He incubated the idea as Chief Innovator for the Kraft Group Sports Properties while he was in charge of the sites for the New England Patriots, Revolution, and Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts, USA. He designed and managed a comprehensive online strategy, unifying over 40 destinations using open syndication and single sign-on techniques.
Trent is involved with various specification, standards, and technology advocacy groups. He is an officer of the DataPortability Project, a member of Liberty Alliance, contributor to Project VRM, and participant in the semantic web community. He has spoken at the Web 2.0, Web 3.0, OMMA, and FastForward conferences.
ISOC's Trust & Identity Initiative
President and CTO, Internet Identity, Co-Chair, APWG Internet Policy Committee
Rod Rasmussen is co-chair of the Anti-Phishing Working Group’s Internet Policy Committee, and is involved with several industry groups focused on fighting Internet abuse. Mr. Rasmussen co-founded Internet Identity and has served as technical leader since 2001. He is also recognized as a leading expert on the abuse of the domain name system. Previously, he has held product management roles at several internetworking companies. Mr. Rasmussen earned an MBA from UC-Berkeley and holds two bachelor’s degrees, in Economics and Computer Science, from the University of Rochester.
Abuse of the DNS: Protecting Users and Organizations from the Latest Phishing, Malware, and DNS Attacks
Senior Security Technologist, ICANN
Dave Piscitello has been involved with Internet technologies for over 30 years and has developed standards products for broadband access, routing, network management and security. Dave is a co-author of three books, several Internet RFCs, and numerous articles, technology reviews, and editorials for print and online publications. He current provides technical support for security and policy activities at ICANN. Dave maintains a popular security info blog at http://securityskeptic.typepad.com.
WHOIS: Privacy and Abuse
Internet privacy is often described as the ability to control what information one reveals about oneself over the Internet who can access that information. The irony of the current state of Internet privacy is that the same controls that attempt to protect personal information are exploited by miscreants and criminals to thwart attempts by anticrime and law enforcement to combat malicious and criminal acts. This presentation examines the darker side of privacy and suggests alternatives to existing controls that could result in stronger privacy assurances that are less prone to abuse.
Chair of the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC)
How can user balance between privacy and security?
Member, Asian Advisory Board, (ISC)2
Chester Soong is the Managing Director of Security Consulting Services Ltd. The company focuses on providing leading edge Internet and information security consulting services. He was formerly Director of Certification Services and currently serves as member of the Asian Advisory Board and CBK Committee for (ISC)².
He started his own ISP outfit back in 1994, and was working for Citibank N/A as a Project Officer before that. Chester graduated from California State University, Fullerton with double majors in Information Systems and Finance. He was certified as CISSP in 1997; the first to pass the CISSP exam in Asia.
Chester is a frequent speaker at various regional conferences and exhibitions on the topics of IT development and information security. He is a member of Information Security Working Group of Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, and also the technical advisor (Information Technology and Communications) to the Employees Retraining Board of HKSAR Government, and Council member of the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation.
The attention on privacy of personal data has grown to an unprecedented level for the past ten years. Many countries have or are in the process of revising their privacy regulations. Then there is information security technologies which are suppose to help maintain the privacy of such data. And yet, the development of the technologies has enabled regulators and companies to track and analysis every single piece of email or personal behavior of a particular person. So are we being protected or protected against? We will discuss issues where information security has been taken overboard and where privacy should really be protected from an infosec professional’s point of view.
Privacy or Security: Who are we protecting and what have we given up
Rajnesh D. Singh
Head, Regional Bureau for Asia, Internet Society
Rajnesh joined the Internet Society in 2008. Before joining ISOC, Rajnesh held executive management roles, primarily in the technology sector, and has consulted on communications and power infrastructure, project management, and business strategy for medium to large companies and organizations in the Asia Pacific region. He has also held advisory roles across multiple sectors, ranging from governmental organizations to sporting organizations and the private sector.
Rajnesh has worked extensively with the Asia Pacific Internet community, and has held several leadership roles, including Chair of ICANN's Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO), Chair of the Pacific Islands Chapter of ISOC (PICISOC), and the IPv6 Forum. He has worked extensively on ICT policy, training, and capacity building in the region and has been active in the Internet Governance Forum since its inaugural meeting. His current areas of interest are ICT Policy in Developing and Emerging Economies, Internet evolution, and Effective Business Strategies for Developing Markets.
Multilingualism and the Internet
Senior Director, IDNs, ICANN
Tina serves as Senior Director, IDNs, where she develops and manages all IDN related projects at ICANN. In particular with focus on the implementation of processes such as the IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process and the new IDN gTLD Program that will enable deployment of internationalized top level domains.
Tina joined ICANN in 2003 as Chief gTLD Registry Liaison, where she was responsible for developing ICANN's gTLD Registry functions including defining, managing, and implementing processes in accordance with consensus policies and ICANN agreements for servicing the gTLD registries.
Prior to ICANN she worked with several companies in the DNS community, including ICANN-accredited registrar Ascio Technologies (formerly known as SpeedNames) where she oversaw the launches of the .biz, .info, and .name top-level domains, and managed the development of all related internal and external products and product marketing materials. Prior to Ascio, Tina was Systems Architecture Engineer at Navision Software a/s, establishing the architecture design of the company's next generation of products.
Tina holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the Aalborg University in Denmark and a BBA in Marketing Management and International Trade from Copenhagen Business School.
Social impact of Introduction of IDN ccTLD & gTLDs
This presentation will focus on the two processes by which IDN TLDs are being introduced in the DNS root zone and hence made available for use on the Internet. The two processes are for IDN gTLDs and IDN ccTLDs. The IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process has already resulted in several IDN ccTLDs being approved from a string perspective, and are currently undergoing delegation. The session will then open for discussions on the various social impacts of these introductions, but looking at aspects such as why IDNs are being implemented, how they can be registered, timing, and what the cost and challenges are for individuals and business owners who wish to begin to use IDNs.
LI Guang Hao
Director, International Affairs, CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center)
IDN ccTLD Fast Track and China
Director, JPRS (Japan Registry Services)
Director, Corporate Planning, JPRS (Japan Registry Services)
He has served as Director of JPRS, a .JP ccTLD Registry, since 2001 and is responsible for corporate planning. His speciality is in IDN, ENUM, and various services in domain name business. He has actively participated and lead discussions in ICANN as a DNSO / ccNSO Councilor and members of various WGs and Committees.
Japanese IDN and Search Navigation in Japan
VP Community Relations, DotAsia Organisation
Ching is one of the founding members of DotAsia Organisation since early 2004 when the entity was still in its formative stage. Since then he sparingly contributed his brilliant ideas and knowledge about domain name registration that culminated in the official launching of DotAsia in mid-2007. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of Community Relations, overseeing the liaison with different parties such as registrars and registries, and other relevant organizations.
Ching has more than eight years of extensive knowledge in the domain arena. Prior to joining DotAsia, he was the Director of International Affairs and Public Relations of Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC). He also managed the Taiwan IPv6 program office and served as the APTLD (Asia Pacific Top Level Domain) Secretariat for four years. Before that, Ching was with Register.com, one of the leading domain registrars in the world, where he was responsible for developing the site's channel partner network in the Asia Pacific region.
Ching is also involved in several other Internet, Telecom, and Open Source projects and initiatives. He is currently the Co-Chair of APNG (Asia Pacific Networking Group) and serves as a Supervisor to the Board of Taiwan Internet Association (TWIA), and the Board of ADCT (Association of Digital Culture). Ching is an active blogger in the region, having founded the Taiwan Blogger BoF in 2005, the biggest bloggers event held annually in Taiwan.
Ching earned his MBA from State University of New York at Binghamton.
IDN policies and social development in Asia
Mr Edmon Chung
CEO, DotAsia Organisation
Edmon Chung serves as the Vice Chair for the Internet Society HK, is a councillor of the ICANN GNSO Council, Secretariat of the ICANN APRALO (Asia Pacific At-Large Organisation), represents the GNSO on the IDNC Working Group, and is an elected member of the Elections Committee (IT Sector) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Edmon is an inventor of patents underlying technologies for internationalized domain names (IDN) and email addresses on the Internet. He 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.
Edmon has a Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, and is a PhD candidate at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Panel Discussion Moderator
Executive Director, GMO Registry, Inc.
General Manager, GMO Internet, Inc.
Hirokatsu Ohigashi, born at a small town in southern part of Japan, Ohigashi grew up in farmer family in his home town and now working on IT industry focusing on domain name registry business and international business development at GMO Internet group where he has been working for since 2002.
Ohigashi is also active in music industry in Japan as director of GEQUO (gecko) Music Entertainment and he has been playing Trombone since age of 10.
Domain Names: an important Investment for SMEs
President, Linton Investments (Domain investor), US
Morgan started his own web design company back in the mid 90's focusing on creating websites for high-end real estate firms in California. In 1999 Morgan was accepted to Carnegie Mellon University where he completed a BS in Computer Engineering with a Minor in Computer Science.
Morgan continued his academic career and received his Masters degree in Computer Engineering in 2004. After college Morgan went to work for Sonos, Inc. where he currently Manages the International business in Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Canada.
With a strong engineering background and five years of International sales experience Morgan has turned Linton Investments into a successful domaining business...and there is more to come in 2010!
Strategic Domain Portfolio, SEO and Traffic Development
Social Media Consultant and Online Marketing Educator, US
Melodie Tao is a Social Media Consultant and Online Marketing Educator. As the Principal at Marketing Melodie, she educates and inspires businesses to optimize their online presence through new technology and social media. Melodie empowers her clients to strengthen customer relationships, build engaged communities and enhance their brand image. She works with businesses to establish a strategic marketing plan, and then provides ongoing support and consulting to ensure long term success.
Melodie teaches Marketing courses at Platt College in San Diego that educate students in online marketing and social media skills for their professional development.
Having previously spent four years at Clear Channel Communications and two years at online marketing agencies, Melodie successfully launched
interactive marketing campaigns utilizing radio, internet, events and promotions for national brands including: Ralphs/Kroger, Westfield
Malls, Colgate Palmolive, Liberty Tax Service, AMC Theaters, and Red Bull Energy Drink. Melodie uses her knowledge and experience to create
customized solutions to accelerate your business and marketing objectives.
How to Engage your Customers through SEO and Social Media
In an evolving world of new technology, we've all heard buzz on the importance of SEO and Social Media for ensuring that your business is found, connecting your company to consumers and building a strong community of loyal customers. While having a great domain name and website are the necessary first steps, Melodie will teach you how to strategically use your domain and website to accelerate your marketing goals through SEO and Social Media. She will help you understand basic principles, then dive deeper by discussing how SEO and Social Media work hand in hand to improve your overall marketing campaign. Attendees will leave the session empowered with best practice guidelines for SEO and Social Media and knowledge on how to communicate effectively to engage customers online.