APOPS (Asia Pacific OperatorS Forum)
Tuesday 22 February, 18:00-19:00
Co-chairs: Philip Smith (Cisco Systems Inc) and Hideo Ishii (Asia Global Crossing)
The Asia Pacific Operators Forum (APOPS) provides an opportunity for members of the Internet community with a shared interest to meet informally and exchange ideas.
APOPS was established as a mailing list for ISP operations engineers as early as 1996. With the growth of the Internet in the region, the first APOPS meetings were held as part of the APNIC annual members meeting in 2000.
Since then APOPS meetings have been held during the annual APRICOT conference and the mid-year APNIC meeting.
The wrong answers to the wrong questions? Policy priorities for the maturing Internet
Tuesday 22 February, 16:00-17:30
Technology and policy coexist in an uneasy relationship. Technology practitioners reject intrusion and fear regulations that are out of touch with technical reality. At the same time, policy-makers eye the technology community with suspicion, awaiting technology innovations that throw their policy strategies into disarray.
This discussion session aims to help bridge this gap by asking for the views of technology practitioners in the Asia Pacific on the policy needs and priorities for emerging Internet technologies and technical challenges.
For more information on the session, please go to:
Technology practitioners and regulators are invited to an informal discussion of these and any other issues.
Note: This session is free of charge to all APRICOT 2005 attendees.
The session is proposed by UNDP's Asia Pacific Development Information Program (APDIP) as part of its promotion of an Open Regional Dialogue on Internet Governance.
For more on APDIP and this initiative, please visit UNDP-APDIP Internet Governance
Izumi Aizu, Chair
Gaurab Raj Upadhaya
Chun Eung Hwi