APNIC EC ELECTION - NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the four positions open for election on the APNIC Executive Council open from Monday, 7 January 2019 until 17:30 (UTC +10), Tuesday, 12 February 2019, and are made via the online nomination form.
All nominations are listed on this website after APNIC confirms the nominee is able and willing to serve on the APNIC EC.
More information can be found below:
- Nominations for APNIC EC elections
- Voting and proxy appointment information
- Key dates of the EC Election
- About the APNIC EC
- About EC Elections
- How APNIC represents time
- Kenny Huang
- CEO and Board Director
- Taiwan Network Information Center
Biographical infoDr. 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, NRO Number Council member, PIR Board member (.org registry), TWNIC Board member, Advisor of .taipei Registry, dotAsia Advisory Council, ICANN New gTLD Review Committee, and founder of ISOC Taipei chapter.
Dr. Huang's contributions have been acknowledged especially in the development of Internet technology. Dr. Kenny Huang is the co-author of IETF RFC3743; co-chair of CGP (LGR for the Root zone); Advisor of CDNC. Dr. Huang is working closely with government agencies in developing technology policies. He is Taiwan e-Government Committee member, Advisory Committee Member of International Cooperation and Development Fund. Committee member of Telecommunication Universal Service Fund, advisor of .taipei registry, and advisory committee member of Cybercrime Prevention Center, Taiwan High Prosecutors Office.
Nominee statementI feel honored to be nominated for APNIC EC election. I?ve been working with APNIC community since the beginning. I was APNIC Policy SIG chair. Twenty five APNIC policies were approved and implemented during my tenure as Policy SIG chair. I was ASO Address Council member from Asia Pacific region since 2001. Three global address policies were successfully implemented during my tenure as the Address Council member. 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 in the global IDN framework.
I am committed to work with the community to advance adoption and deployment of IPv6 and RPKI. The IPv6 adoption ratio of Taiwan had been increased from 0.5% to 36% in 2018. The RPKI adoption ratio of Taiwan had been increased from 0% to 70% in 2018. Things happened because many contributors engaged significant effort and time on this matter. As I accept the responsibility, I also commit myself to serve the community and make APNIC as an exemplary number registry to carry out APNIC's mission.
- Taiwan Network Information Center
Reason for nominationDr. 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, NRO Number 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.
- Yoshinobu Matsuzaki
- Senior Engineer
- Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
Biographical infoYoshinobu Matsuzaki, also known as 'maz', began his career working for a commercial ISP in Japan in 1998. He has almost two decades of network operation experience with the backbone network team. He has spoken and presented at APRICOT, bdNOG, btNOG, ENOG, FIRST, HKNOG, IETF, IGF, JANOG, NANOG, npNOG, PacNOG, PhNOG, RIPE, SafNOG, SANOG, and APNIC meetings, as well as other workshops.
He has deep knowledge and expertise on network design, network operation, and network security through his regular participation in various community meetings and workshops as a speaker and an instructor. Through his activities, he has contributed to the stable operation of the Internet in the Asia Pacific region. He has also participated in the policy discussions of APNIC when necessary from his operational perspective.
His activities and performance have been highly recognized throughout the technical community and he is often appointed in key positions such as follows,
ICT-ISAC Japan BGP-WG Vice Chair (2005-)
DNSOPS.jp Board (2006-)
APNIC IPv6 Technical SIG Chair (2007-2011)
The Asia Pacific OperatorS Forum (APOPS) Co-Chair (2008-)
JPCERT/CC Technical Advisor (2009-)
APRICOT Board (2011-)
JANOG Committee (2012-)
APRICOT Vice Chair (2013-)
APRICOT Technical Committee Chair (2015-)
JPNIC Board of Trustees (2016-)
ISOC-JP Nomcom (2012,2016,2017)
RFC6164 (Using 127-Bit IPv6 Prefixes on Inter-Router Links) Co-Author
Nominee statementI have strong operational background with technologies such as DNSSEC, IPv6 and RPKI. I am also familiar with various communities in the APNIC region through capacity building activities.
Once elected, I would like to ensure APNIC continues to improve its stable services. As a number resource registry, registration services are critical and the most important function of APNIC. We have more operational dependency on APNIC now days. RPKI and DNSSEC are good example for that. APNIC is acting as an intermediate authority while verifying digital signature of resources.
We need a strong and patient leadership to deploy new technologies such as IPv6, DNSSEC and RPKI. Since each operator has different policy and deployment, I would ensure APNIC continues to provide efficient educational opportunities and trainings to its community so that members can design their adoption of new technologies.
I'll continue to attend various operational meetings around the world, and would like to discuss with folks what is necessary for APNIC to meet members' expectation.
- Fiber@Home Limited
Reason for nominationYoshinobu Matsuzaki-san has contributed significantly to the Internet community in the Asia Pacific Region. I have witnessed Maz-San's leadership and commitment not only limited to Asian community, but also in ARIN & RIPE region.
Matsuzaki-san is a senior engineer by profession at Internet Initiative Japan Inc.(IIJ/AS2497), a pioneering commercial ISP in Japan. He has a decade of experience in network operation as part of the IIJ backbone network team. His areas of expertise include network design, network operation, network security, and DNS.
He is also the Technical Advisor of APIA and JPCERT/CC. Throughout his long engineering career Maz-san participated actively as a community member of APNIC and JPNIC. For last 3 years he is also serving as a Board of Trustee for JPNIC. He is actively leading JANOG for last 7 years. Maz-San's leadership role in Asia & Pacific Internet Association made "APRICOT" an truly the biggest technical event in Asia.
He is an extremely effective spokesman for Asia and in the international community for network engineers. He has given numerous talks at bdNOG, SANOG, btNOG, APRICOT, JANOG, NANOG, RIPE, and APNIC meetings, as well as other workshops.
Yoshinobu Matsuzaki is eminently qualified, and is the best person for the role. Without any doubt he is an ideal candidate for APNIC EC.
- Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)
Reason for nominationI am fully confident that Yoshinobu Matsuzaki is competent to serve in the APNIC Executive Council if he successfully elected. As his biographical information tells, he holds the highest level of knowledge and expertise on the network operations and operational technologies, mainly focused in routing, DNS, and security, which we can always rely on. He has been serving in the Board of Trustees of JPNIC and actively engaged in the management of JPNIC for three years, which proves his ability to make rational judgments for IP Address Management business as well as other Internet technical and operational agenda, from the viewpoint of the sustainable operation of the global Internet. I believe his experience on the JPNIC Board has added additional capability which is required for the APNIC Executive Council. With his beloved personality, he is a great communicator, as is his wife, the incumbent EC member Izumi Okutani. He is always willing and ready to talk with community members, which I believe is the important nature for EC to hear the say of the community of APNIC and beyond.
With those qualities I mentioned above and many others, I am more than sure that Yoshinobu Matsuzaki will bring additional value to the Executive Council and serve the best for APNIC and its Community.
- Yuedong Zhang
- VP of CNNIC
- China Internet Network Information Center
Biographical infoDr. Yuedong Zhang is in charge of operation and management of DNS and IP addresses at CNNIC. He and his team implemented several important projects in China, like the construction of national domain name platforms, the deployment of IPv6 and DNSSEC on national domain name platforms, the introductory and deployment of root mirror and etc. He has been putting highly focus on the IPv6 and RPKI in recent years. As both a technical management person and a researcher, he undertook several sub-projects under CNGI (China Next Generation Internet) Project like "IPv6 upgrading of China domain name system" and was invited to give keynote speech at some national-level IPv6 seminars. IPv6 Under his leadership, CNNIC technical team fixed several functions of RPKI service launched in 2017 and reconnected with APNIC RPKI platform in 2018. He is devoting himself more to IPv6 and RPKI by taking use of CNNIC's technical resources as well as the wide cooperation with the network operators and Internet companies in China.
He's actively been involved in the technical communities both in China and Asia Pacific. He is acting as the Trustee of China Communications Standards Association and keeping close relationships with many technical folks. Apart from IP Summit of China IP Address Allocation Alliance, he is one of the core organizers of Asia Pacific Infrastructure Capacity Building Program and has made contributions to the Asia Pacific community.
Reason for nomination:
Dr. Yuedong Zhang is an expert in DNS and IPv6. He is very active in the technical communities. With an insight into the ever changing environment and technologies, he led CNNIC's technical operation team being always stable and flexible in its operation. His contributions on helping the community partners have safer systems and network were also laudable. From his proven achievements, I am confident that he will make a great contribution to the APNIC community as an EC.
Nominee statementWith the changing demands of members and the emerging of new technologies, APNIC is facing more chances as well as challenges. I would like to take use of my strategic experiences with both technical and member engagement background, to help APNIC enhance its operation and better serve the members. I'm in charge of network security, IPv6 and DNS for my daily job, also actively involved in these areas in different technical communities. I am committed to keeping focused on these areas and try my best to contribute my experiences and efforts to serve the AP community.
- China Internet Network Information Center