Policy SIG Co-Chair Nominee: Masato Yamanishi

Nominee Statement:

While we have developed excellent policy during IPv4 exhaustion, there is still some areas requiring further policy development, like promoting IPv6 more and more, or tackling to emerging IPv4 market.

Also, I think now is good chance to review and brush up our PDP, which is vital for sustainable growth of the Internet, as it can cover more various positions in our diverse region.

If I would be elected again, I will make all possible efforts to facilitate productive policy discussion, in particular in these areas, as I did in past 3 years. So, it is very appreciated if you would support me.

After receiving a master degree in computational chemistry from the Univ of Tokyo in 1997, Masato had joined startup data center and had been involved in designing, implementing, and operating infrastructure including IP address management. In 2003, he moved to Softbank BB, which is his current affiliation, and has been involved in nation-wide IP backbone design, new service deployment including IPTV and P2P based streaming, IP peering, IP address management, international standardization,and policy discussion in Japan and APNIC region.

Currently, he is based in Los Angeles and in charge of global IP backbone design including peering coordination. Also, he is regularly attending NANOG and ARIN to catch up policy discussion in US region.