Name: Kenny Huang
Position: Board Director
Organization: Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC)
Biographical info: Dr. Kenny Huang is the leading figure of the Internet communities in Asia. Since the early years of Taiwan's Internet development, he contributed a great deal to build up a better Internet environment in Taiwan. Because of his tremendous knowledge and experience, he has been invited to take up leading roles in many Internet technology and policy organizations, including APNIC Executive Council member, APNIC Policy SIG Chair, Address Council member of ICANN ASO, Board Director of PIR (.org gTLD), Board Director of TWNIC (NIR & .tw ccTLD), Chair of TWNIC International Affair Committee, Board Director of MINC (Multilingual Internet Consortium), Advisory Council of dot Asia (.asia gTLD), New gTLD Review Committee of ICANN, Founder of APAN TW, Board Director of ISOC Taipei and Executive Advisor of TWIA.
Dr. Huang's contributions have been acknowledged especially in the development of Internet technology. Dr. Kenny Huang is the co-author of RFC3743 of the IETF, the Co-Chair of JET (Joint Engineering Team, formed by JPNIC, KRNIC, CNNIC, TWNIC), Advisor of CDNC (Chinese Domain Name Consortium). Dr. Huang is working closely with government departments in developing technology policies. He is Taiwan e-Government Committee member, Taiwan Government & IT Reform Committee member, principal investigator of Government IPv6 Policy, project leader of Taiwan Future Internet Policy Program, and project leader of dot Taipei gTLD Consulting Program.
Motivation for nomination: Dr. Kenny Huang has made a great contribution in the area of address policy development. As he has been in the positions of Policy SIG Chair, ASO Address Council and APNIC Executive Council for years, his talent and dedication is invaluable asset to the community. Dr. Huang's working attitude and professionalism are highly appreciated by experts who have worked with him. I am confident that he will continue to bring significant value to the APNIC community as a member of the Executive Council.
Nominee's Statement: I feel honored to be nominated for APNIC EC election. I’ve been working with APNIC for a long time. I was APNIC Policy SIG chair. Twenty five APNIC policies were approved and implemented during my term as the chair. I was ASO Address Council member from Asia Pacific region since 2001. Three global address policies were successfully implemented during my term in the ASO Address Council. I am enthusiastic about helping the advancement of internet technology. I am the co-author of IETF RFC3743 – IDN administration guideline, which is recognized as a critical element for Internet IDN implementation.
The Internet is a rapid changing environment. Given that APNIC is heading to its twenty years operation, there are still challenges in front of us: RPKI implementation, IPv6 adoption, APNIC sustainability, Internet governance, and Infrastructure stability. As an engineer, a researcher, a businessman, I see clearly the value of our community. As I accept the nomination, to serve the community is not only an ultimate goal, but also my commitment. We can build a better Internet if we work together. Then it will not be a hard journey, but a wonderful new beginnings.