Faculty 2015
Anriette Estherhuysen

Association for Progressive Communication (APC)
Anriette Estherhuysen
Anriette Esterhuysen is the executive director of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), an international network of organizations working with Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to support social justice and development. Prior to joining APC Anriette was executive director of SANGONeT, an internet service provider and training institution for civil society, labour and community organizations. From 1987 to 1992 she did information and communication work in development and human rights organizations in South Africa and Zimbabwe. Esterhuysen, with many others, helped establish email and internet connectivity in Southern Africa. SANGONeT hosted a Fidonet hub that provided universities and nongovernmental organizations in, among other places, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with email links to global networks as part of a collaboration between the APC and the United Nations Development Programme. Anriette has served on the African Technical Advisory Committee of the UN's Economic Commission for Africa's African Information Society Initiative and was a member of the United Nations ICT Task Force from 2002 to 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Task Working Group on Financing Mechanisms, and the Commission for Science and Technology for Development Working Group on Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Improvements. She was a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the Internet Governance Forum from 2012-14. Anriette was one of five finalists for IT Personality of the Year in South Africa in 2012, an award which recognises a person who has made an outstanding impact on the South African ICT industry. She was the only female and only civil society finalist. Esterhuysen was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame as a global connecter in 2013. Currently Anriette is a member of the Global Commission on Internet Governance and the Council of the NETmundial Initiative. Esterhuysen has published extensively on ICTs for development and social justice. She holds postgraduate qualifications from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Avri Doria

Researcher, Technicalities
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Ms. Doria, is an research consultant working on Internet Architectures and Governance. She has been active in Internet Governance for the past 7 years, is chair of the ICANN Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) Executive Committee, was chair of the ICANN GNSO council, was an active participant in WSIS and post WSIS civil society, is a past chair of the Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus and was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Ms. Doria spent 5 years as a member of the IGF Secretariat. She currently serves as a volunteer research associate for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). As a technologist she has been involved in the development of Internet protocols and architectures for over 30 years, is an active participant in the IETF, and past chair of the IRTF Routing Research Group. Her technical research involves methods of bringing the Internet into Communications Challenged Communities, whether due to remoteness or politics, using Delay/Disruption Tolerant Network (DTN) architecture/protocols.Ms. Doria has a BA from the University of Rhode Island, one MA from the University of Chicago in Philosophy and one MA from Rhode Island College in Counseling Psychology. Further information can be found at:
http://psg.com/~avri/resume.html
Ayesha Hassan

Internet Societyhassan
Ms. Hassan is Senior Director, Stakeholder Relations at the Internet Society (ISOC), responsible for optimizing the Internet Society’s relationships with key stakeholders, and facilitating their engagement to ensure an Internet that is open, global, and accessible to all and driven by multistakeholder processes. In addition, she is in charge of engaging and communicating with Organizational members of the Internet Society. Former Senior Policy Manager for the Digital Economy, Executive in charge of ICT policy ICC International Secretariat, Paris. Ayesha Hassan managed ICC's Commission on the Digital Economy and was in charge of ICC’s initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). She managed the Coordinating Committee of Business Interlocutors (CCBI), a vehicle mobilizing and coordinating the involvement of the worldwide business community in the process leading to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Summits of 2003 and 2005. In 2004 Ms Hassan accepted the UN Secretary General’s invitation to participate in his Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). She also served on the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Financial Mechanisms, and served on the multistakeholder advisory group for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) from 2006 to 2013. She has represented ICC on numerous occasions, participating and making presentations at international and regional events including the G8 Dot Force and the UN ICT Task Force, OECD, WTO, ITU Telecoms and the EU Commission. Ms. Hassan is an experienced lawyer, and has a background in dispute resolution, international policy, and e-commerce issues. She is former head of online dispute resolution services at SquareTrade. Ms. Hassan obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in Political Science, law degree from the University of San Diego, and a masters degree in international policy studies from Stanford University.
Beate Schulz

DENIC eG
Beate Schulz
Beate Schulz studied Economics at the University of Frankfurt, focussing on the subjects of marketing and commerce. After graduating she worked in various marketing functions in the high-tech products and consumer goods industries. When she joined DENIC eG, the central registry for .de domains organized as a cooperative, in October 2009, she could further look back on several years of freelance experience in the PR field. At DENIC, she is a member of the Public Relations Team. Her special field of responsibility is the communication with the DENIC members. She further manages the online communication with the general public and keeps the DENIC website up-to-date. On top of that she is the creative mind that is responsible for the look and feel of the DENIC publications.
Bertrand de la Chapelle

Internet & Jurisdiction Project


Bertrand de la Chapelle is Director of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project at the International Diplomatic Academy in Paris and a Director on the ICANN Board since 2010. From 2006 to 2010, he was France’s Thematic Ambassador and Special Envoy for the Information Society, participating in all WSIS follow-up activities and Internet governance processes, including in particular the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and was a Vice-Chair of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). Between 2002 and 2005, he actively participated in the World Summit on the Information society (WSIS) to promote dialogue among civil society, private sector and governments, including as Director of the collaborative platform WSIS-online. An engineer, diplomat and civil society actor, he also has nine years of private sector experience, including as co-founder and President of Virtools, now a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes. Bertrand de LA CHAPELLE is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1978), Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (1983) and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (1986).

Byron Holland

CIRA
Byron Holland
Byron Holland is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). Byron has established CIRA as an important member of Canada’s Internet community by facilitating the development of domestic Internet exchange points, supporting initiatives that enhance Canadians’ Internet experience through the Community Investment Program and convening a national dialogue on Internet governance with the Canadian Internet Forum. On the technology side, his leadership has brought CIRA to the forefront of innovation. In 2010, he led a wholesale rewrite of the .CA registry and related policies and business rules. Recently, Byron initiated the expansion of CIRA’s product offering to include managed DNS and back-end registry services, as well as enhancements to the .CA TLD such as registry lock and the implementation of DNSSEC. Byron has been the chair of the Country Codes Name Supporting Organization (ccNSO) since 2013, and previously served two terms as the ccNSO vice-chair. In 2014, Byron served on the Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms, a group of prominent stakeholders convened to identify a roadmap to evolve and globalize the current Internet governance framework. Byron received a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University. He also holds his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Carsten Schiefner

ECIX / Member of the DENIC Executive Board
Carsten Schiefner
coming soon...
Christoph Steck

Telefonica, Spain
Christoph Steck
Christoph Steck is Director Public Policy & Internet at Telefonica. He oversees the strategy and defines its positions on Internet Policies and Governance and other policy issues that shape the Digital Economy. He is also Chairman of the Internet Governance workgroup of ETNO, the European Network Operators Association, and Co-chair of the Task Force on Internet and Telecommunication of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He joined Telefonica in 2002 and has managed since then in various positions Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations and Corporate Responsibility for the company, lately as Chief Regulatory Officer for Telefonica Europe (until March 2013). He is responsible for the advocacy of Telefonica at many key international organisation and business associations (like G20, OECD, ITU, ICANN, ICC, ERT) and is a recognised expert for digital policies and Internet Governance. In 2014 he was selected to be a member of the ICANN High-level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance and also represented international business at the High-level Committee of NETMundial, the global multistakeholder conference on the Future of Internet Governance in Sao Paulo. He oversee also the publication of the widely recognised and groundbreaking Digital Manifesto of Telefonica. Christoph Steck is a qualified German lawyer and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IE Business School. He studied Law and Human Rights at the Universities of Cologne, Munich and London (UCL) and is also Associate Professor at the School of Communication of IE University in Madrid.
Dana Northcott

Amazon
Dana Northcott
Dana Brown Northcott is an Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Amazon.com. In this role, Ms. Northcott heads the global trademark, domain names, and gTLD legal teams for Amazon and its subsidiaries. Prior to Amazon, Ms. Northcott was in private practice as an intellectual property attorney in the London and San Francisco offices of Howrey LLP. Ms. Northcott obtained her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her law degree from the University of San Francisco, a certificate in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from the University of Bristol, England, and is a Solicitor for England and Wales. Ms. Northcott currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Trademark Association.
Dirk Krischenowski

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Dirk Krischenowski is from the city of Berlin in Germany. He joint the ICANN process coming from the life science industry. Since 1999 he has been involved in Internet and domains by setting up generic domain disease portals for health portals and the industry. He also managed large domain portfolios for large pharmaceutical companies. In 2004 Dirk initiated with .berlin (dotberlin) a meanwhile global movement towards city-top-level-domains (cityTLDs), world cities like New York, Paris, Tokyo and Barcelona followed his example with own cityTLD initiatives. He is also spokesperson of the cityTLD interest group which aims to become accredited as constituency at ICANN. Furthermore Dirk is partner at DOTZON, consulting companies in acquiring a .brand top-level-domain.
Duncan Hollis

Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia
Duncan Hollis
Duncan B. Hollis is the James E. Beasley Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia. Professor Hollis's scholarship focuses on treaties and international regulation of cyber threats. He is the editor of the award-winning Oxford Guide to Treaties (2012) and National Treaty Law and Practice (2005) as well as a series of articles on the extent to which international law does (and does not) regulate governance and behavior in cyberspace. Among his articles, Professor Hollis is known for his work advocating a duty to assist in cyberspace through an e-SOS system as well as some neutral, independent and impartial institutional mechanisms to improve global cybersecurity. He is a senior team member of METANORM: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Analysis and Evaluation of Norms and Models of Governance for Cyberspace, an MIT-led project that is funded by the Minerva Research Initiative. A former legal adviser for treaty affairs in the U.S. Department of State, Professor Hollis serves on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, as an elected member of the American Law Institute, and as a regular contributor to Opinio Juris, a leading blog on international law and international relations.
Fiona M. Alexander

National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA)
Fiona M. Alexander
Ms. Fiona M. Alexander is the Associate Administrator (Head of Office) for the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Office of International Affairs (OIA). NTIA serves as the principal policy advisor to the President on communications and information policy matters as well as the federal radio frequency spectrum manager. OIA advocates U.S. policy perspectives in a variety of international fora including, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications Working Group (APEC TEL) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Ms. Alexander was NTIA’s lead negotiator for issues related to Internet Governance in the context of the UN World Summit on the Information Society, ITU Plenipotentiary, Development and Standardization conferences from 2000 – 2008 and in preparations for the OECD Ministerial on the Future of the Internet Economy. In her role as Associate Administrator she oversees and manages NTIA's activities related to the continued transition of the technical coordination of the Internet's domain name and addressing system (DNS) to the private sector as well as NTIA’s involvement in international ICT bilateral and multilateral discussions.

Prior joining NTIA, Ms. Alexander was a Senior Consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton. She has a Masters Degree in International Relations from American University, Washington, D.C.
Hartmut Glaser

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  • 1968/1972 - Researcher at Van de Graaff Laboratory at Institute
    of Physics/USP (University of São Paulo)
  • 1972/1990 - Researcher at Microelectronics Laboratory -
    Escola Politécnica - USP
  • 1989/1993 - Special Adviser to the Director (Dean) -
    Escola Politécnica – USP
  • 1994/1996 - Special Adviser to the Rector of University
    São Paulo
  • 1996/2004 - Special Adviser to the President of FAPESP (Foundation for Reseach Support of the State of São Paulo)
  • 1996/2002 - Coordinator of the Academic Network/ANSP at the
    State of São Paulo
  • 1996/2009 - CEO of the Brazilian Internet Steering
    Committee - CGI.br/NIC.br
Helga Krüger

http.net Internet GmbH / Member of DENIC Executive Board
Helga Krüger
Since 1998 Helga Krüger who is a graduated veterinarian has been involved in the internet. In 2005 she was appointed to the management of http.net Internet GmbH a German ICANN accredited domain registrar. Since 2008 she is CEO of the company. http.net is managing all available TLDs (ccTLDs, gTLDs as well as nTLDs) for their resellers. As a principal supporter of the internet in Berlin she has been elected into the BCIX (Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange) Board in 2008. Two years later Helga joined the DENIC Executive Board as one of the two board members elected by the DENIC members.
Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos Jr.

Ministry of External Relations, Brazil
Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos Jr.
Jandyr Ferreira dos Santos Jr. is the Head of the Information Society Division for the Ministry of External Relations of the Government of Brazil. Jandyr Santos Jr is a Brazilian career diplomat. He joined the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil in 2000. Since then he alternated between overseas postings and positions in Brasilia. He served at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York, the Embassy of Brazil in New Delhi and the Embassy of Brazil in Maputo. He currently heads the unit of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil responsible for Internet Governance negotiations. He lives in Brasilia.
Joke Braeken

EURid
Joke Braken
Joke Braeken is External Relations Deputy Manager at EURid, the registry that manages the .eu country code top-level domain. In recent years, she has provided assistance to EURid’s Senior Management regarding international relations. Moreover, she has been the point of contact within EURid for the non-European registrar community. She started her career in the domain name industry as a registry liaison for an Italian ICANN-accredited registrar, and has closely followed the developments in the global top-level domain environment since 2000, among others via active participation to various domain name industry conferences and fora, either as regular participant, panellist or speaker. She has a Master in Applied linguistics – interpreting.
Keith Drazek

Verisign
Keith Drazek
Keith Drazek is Director of Policy at Verisign, Inc., operator of the .COM and .NET domain name registries and two of the world's 13 Internet root servers. Keith has been active in the ICANN community for more than a decade, including in his current role as Chair of ICANN’s GNSO Registry Stakeholder Group. Prior to joining Verisign in June 2010, he worked for ten years at the U.S. Department of State, and ten years in the domain name industry - 2 years at a registrar and 8 years at a registry. His experience in the domain name industry includes business development, channel management, government relations, external affairs, and Internet policy development. He studied International Relations at George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Marco Hogewoning

RIPE NCC
Marco Hogewoning

Marco Hogewoning is External Relations Officer - Technical Advisor with the RIPE NCC. As part of the External Relations team, he helps lead the RIPE NCC's engagement with membership, the RIPE community, government, law enforcement and other Internet stakeholders.
Marco joined the RIPE NCC in 2011, working for two years in the Training Services team. Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, he worked as a Network Engineer for various Dutch Internet Service Providers. As well as designing and operating the networks, he was also involved in running the Local Internet Registries. Marco has been involved with the RIPE community since 2001 and was involved with various policy proposals over that period. In February 2010, he was appointed by the RIPE community as one of the RIPE IPv6 Working Group Co-Chairs.
Niels ten Oever

Article 19
Niels ten Oever
Niels ten Oever has designed and implemented freedom of expression projects in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa, Brazil and Afghanistan and worked on global internet governance issues such as in ICANN and the IETF. Niels started off working on radio when he got bitten by the Linux bug. After that he increasingly worked on websites, apps, internet governance, digital rights and digital security. Why? Because technology can support democratic processes by improving freedom of expression, access to information and organizing. Peer-to-peer is far more interesting than one-to-many. Niels is a free and open source software enthusiast who has trained journalists, activists and human rights defenders in reporting, digital security, and media production. Niels holds a cum laude research MA in philosophy from the University of Amsterdam.
Nigel Hickson

ICANN
Nigel Hickson
Nigel Hickson is VP, International Governmental Orginisations (IGO) Engagement; ICANN. He works out of the Geneva office as part of the Government Engagement Team. He is responsible for global engagement with the UN, IGOs and other International orginisations. Nigel joined ICANN in 2012 and worked until 2014 as the VP for Europe. He joined ICANN from the UK government; where he had served in a number of capacities for just fewer than 30 years. Latterly he had been responsible for a team dealing with international ICT issues; including Internet Governance. Nigel is keen walker and cyclist.
Ole Jacobsen

Editor and Publisher
Ole Jacobsen

Ole J. Jacobsen is the Editor and Publisher of The Internet Protocol Journal (IPJ), a quarterly technical publication for Internet and Intranet Professionals which was published by Cisco Systems from 1998 to 2013 and is now being relaunched with support from the Internet Society and a number of corporate and private sponsors. http://protocoljournal.org) Ole has been active in the computer networking field since 1976 when he went to work for the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, an early ARPANET site. Ole was with Interop Company since shortly after its formation in 1987 until 1998. He was the Editor and Publisher of ConneXions--The Interoperability Report, a monthly technical journal in the field of computer-communications, published by Interop Company. Jacobsen holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computing Science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. He serves on the board of the Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA), which hosts the annual APRICOT conference. Ole has served four terms on the ICANN nominations committee, as well as many terms on the IETF nominations committee. Ole was a member of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) from 2008 until 2014. Ole organizes pipe organ demonstrations and concerts (http://www.organdemo.info)at technical meetings such as the IETF, RIPE, CEEnet, APNIC, and ICANN meetings.
Olivier Crépin-Leblond

ALAC-Chair
Olivier Crepin-Leblond
Dr. Olivier M.J. Crépin-Leblond is a French national who has been an Internet user since 1988. He received a B.Eng. Honours degree in Computer Systems and Electronics from King’s College, London, UK, in 1990, a Ph.D. in Digital Communications from Imperial College, London, UK, in 1997, and a Specialized Masters Degree in Competitive Intelligence and Knowledge Management from SKEMA Business School (ESC Lille & CERAM) in Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France, in 2007. Having founded Global Information Highway Ltd in 1995, he took part in many internet projects, several of which enabled Internet connectivity in developing countries. Whilst attending all ICANN conferences in person since the Paris (June 2008) meeting, he has taken a keen interest in supporting ICANN’s At-Large community. He was selected to be on the 2010 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom) and was Secretary of ICANN’s European At-Large Organisation (EURALO) from June 2010 until March 2011. He was selected as Chairman of ICANN’s At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC), at ICANN’s Cartagena, Colombia meeting in December 2010, a yearly term renewed at ICANN’s Annual General Meeting in Dakar, Senegal in October 2011 and again in Toronto in October 2012 (this time for a 2 year term). Through serving the At-Large Community, he has gained a unique practical experience in an perational multi-stakeholder policy-making environment, finding and building consensus at grassroots level. In March 2013 he was selected to sit on the second ICANN Accountability and Transparency Review Team (ATRT2). He was recently invited to speak in the United Kingdom, Sweden (EuroDIG Stockholm), several universities in Southern India (on matters of IPv6, Internet History and Core Values) as well as teaching at the Summer School on Internet Governance in Meissen, Germany (Multi-stakeholder Governance) and taking part in the third Ukrainian IGF in Kyiv on behalf of the Council of Europe and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in November 2012. In December 2012 he was part of the United Kingdom delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai. Whilst Chairman of the English Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC) since March 2012, he is also a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) affiliate since the early nineties.
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Robert Pepper

CISCO
Robert Pepper
Dr. Robert Pepper is the Vice President, Global Technology Policy at Cisco and leads Cisco’s Global Technology Policy team working with governments and business leaders across the world in areas such as broadband, IP enabled services, wireless and spectrum policy, big data, security, privacy, Internet governance and ICT development. He joined Cisco in 2005 from the U.S. FCC where he served as Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development for over 15 years.
Sandra Hoferichter

Medienstadt Leipzig e.V / EuroDIG
Sandra Hoferichter
Sandra is a self-employed Internet governance consultant focusing on the strategic development of the multistakeholder process. She is the managing director of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) which is recognised as the European IGF. She became involved in the Internet Governance process in 2006, by organising various Internet workshops and conferences, including the European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG), ICANN Studienkreis or experts meeting on the Internet of Things for Medienstadt Leipzig e.V. - a German not for profit organization and recognized At-Large Structure at ICANN. In 2010 Sandra was elected as 1 out of the 3 European ALAC representatives, which are representing the interests of the end user at ICANN. Sandra holds a degree in Architecture from the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences.
Tatiana Tropina

Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
Tatiana Tropina
Dr. Tatiana Tropina is a Senior Researcher at Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany). Her current areas of research include international standards to fight cybercrime, comparative analysis of cybercrime legislation, self- and co-regulation, public private partnerships in addressing cybersecurity issues, and the multi-stakeholder approach to fighting cybercrime. Her background includes both academic and practical experience. Tatiana has more than 10 years of involvement in cybercrime research, starting in Russia in 2002, where she became the first Russian researcher to defend a PhD thesis on cybercrime (2005). From 2002 to 2009 she was responsible for cybercrime projects at the regional subdivision of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Centre (George Mason University, USA) in Vladivostok, Russia. At the same time, from 2003 to 2008, she worked full-time as a lawyer and then as head of legal department for a number of telecommunication companies. In 2008 Tatiana won the British Chevening Scholarship to study telecommunications management at the Business School of Strathclyde University, Glasgow. In 2009 she was awarded a German Chancellor Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) and moved to Germany to pursue her project on legal frameworks for cybercrime. Since 2009 Tatiana has been involved in both legal research and various applied cybercrime projects on the international level. These activity includes such projects drafting model legislation on interception of communication for the Caribbean states and adapting it via stakeholder consultations (ITU-EU project, 2010), carrying out a cybercrime study for the Global Symposium of Regulators (ITU, 2010), and her recent involvement as a consultant in the UNODC Comprehensive Cybercrime Study (2012-20130, where she was participating in the comparative analysis of the legal frameworks of about 100 UN member states and drafting chapters on substantive national law and procedural instruments for the study. She has 28 publications, including a monograph on cybercrime.

Thomas Grob

Deutsche Telekomm AG

Thomas Grob
Thomas Grob is Senior Expert Regulatory Strategy at Deutsche Telekomm AG. After graduating with a masters degree in economics from the University of Bern (Switzerland) Thomas Grob worked as economic advisor for OFCOM Switzerland for 6 years. This activity involved the project lead for an LRIC cost model for mobile networks, developing regulatory policies and representing Switzerland in international working groups such as the OECD Task Force on SPAM. In the summer of 2009 he joined Deutsche Telekom AG as Senior Expert in Regulatory Strategy and Economics. His work in the Public and Regulatory Affairs division at the group’s headquarter in Bonn (Germany) focuses on the analysis of strategic options in the context of regulation. His main activities revolve around the topics NGN Interconnection, Net Neutrality and Internet Governance. Thomas Grob is responsible for coordinating Deutsche Telekom Group’s public positioning on the Open Internet and Net Neutrality.
William J. Drake

University of Zürich, Switzerland
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International Fellow and Lecturer, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich; Chair, NonCommercial Users Constituency, and member of the board, Euralo, in Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN); member, Coordination Committees, NETmundial Initiative and 1Net; director, World Economic Forum project on Internet fragmentation; core faculty member, European and South schools on Internet governance. Former member of: GNSO Council of ICANN; Multistakeholder Advisory Group of Internet Governance Forum; expert advisors to the high-level Panel on Global Internet Cooperation and Governance Mechanisms; UN Working Group on Internet Governance; Group of High-Level Advisors of UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development; Steering Committee of Global Internet Governance Academic Network. Previously, co-editor of the MIT Press book series, The Information Revolution and Global Politics; President, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility; Advisor, World Economic Forum Task Force on the Global Digital Divide; Senior Associate and Director, Project on the Information Revolution and World Politics, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; founding Associate Director, Communication, Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University; Assistant Professor of Communication, University of California, San Diego; adjunct professor, School of Advanced International Studies and Georgetown School of Business. PhD, Political Science, Columbia University. Expertise: global governance of the Internet and ICTs; the information revolution and world politics. www.williamdrake.org [bio] and http://uzh.academia.edu/WilliamDrake [publications]
Wolfgang Benedeck

Institut of International Law and International relations, University of Graz
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Wolfgang Benedek is Director of the Institute of International Law and International Relations and of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy of the University of Graz, Austria (UNI-ETC); Since 2003 he has coordinated several research projects in the field of Internet Governance and the role of human rights in the information society which have resulted in three books, i.e. Benedek/Pekari (ed.), Menschenrechte in der Informationsgesellschaft (2007), Benedek/Bauer/Kettemann (ed.), Internet Governance and the Information Society (2008) and Benedek/Kettemann, Freedom of Expression and the Internet (2014) as well as several other publications. He is also involved in internet education at university level and worked as an expert for the European Union and the Council of Europe. As part of the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles he helped elaborating the Charter of Human Rights and Principles on the Internet and as expert for the Council of Europe the Guide on Human Rights for Internet Users. In a new research project he focuses on the protection of human rights defenders using the Internet (Digital Defenders).
Wolfgang Kleinwächter

University of Aarhus, Chair of the Faculty of the EuroSSIGjowok
Professor for Internet Policy and Regulation, Department for Media and Information Sciences, University of Aarhus. Previous Academic Teaching includes University of Tampere, School of International Services, American University, Washington, D.C, Halle University, University of Moscow, University of Oerebro and Heilbronn Business School. 1994 to 1998 Chairman Inter-Regional Information Society Initiative (IRISI) of the European Commission in Brussels and Coordinater Saxonian Information Initiative (SII). Member of the Board Medienstadt Leipzig e.V., a recognized ICANN At Large Structure (ALS). Involved in Internet Governance since 1997. Member ICANN´s Membership Implementation Task Force (MITF/2000), ICANNs Interim At-Large Group (2001/2002), ICANN´s Nomination Committee (NomCom/2005/2008), WSIS Civil Society Bureau (2002/2005) and Panel of High Level Advisers of the Global Alliance for ICT & Development (GAID). Co-founder and chair "Internet Governance Caucus" (IGC/2002-2003). 2004 appointed by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan as a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Since 2005 Special Adviser to the Chair of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). His research is documented in more than 100 international publications, including five books. Recent articles has been published in Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Development, info and Telecommunication Policy. He serves/ed in advisory boards of Transnational Data and Communication Report, Computer Law and Security Report, The Journal of Media Law and Practice, Communication Law and Gazette. Member of Programme Committee for INET 2002. Co-founder Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET), Internet Governance Summer School (SSIG) and ICANN-Studienkreis. Member International Council of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) where he co-chairs the Law Section.
Wuyang You

Alibaba
Wuyang You
Wuyang You is Deputy Director of Alibaba Group Policy Research Department. Mr. You used to work in MIIT (Ministry of industry and Information Technology, China) for more than 10 years, and joined Alibaba in 2012. Mr. You has led a dozen of major research projects, including“Internet plus” related research, and has rich experiences on ICT policies and strategy. He published "Informatization and Future China".
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