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APNIC EC ELECTION - NOMINATIONS

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All nominations are listed on this website after APNIC confirms the nominee is able and willing to serve on the APNIC EC. Nominations must be made using the online nomination form and are due by 17:30 (UTC +10) on Monday, 3 February 2020.

This is the confirmed list of nominees in order of their nominations received:

Nominees do not have to be representatives of APNIC Members; however, only APNIC Members may make nominations. APNIC Members are welcome to nominate a representative of their own organization. The APNIC Member’s Corporate Contact must authorize the nomination.

For more information, please see the Nominations FAQ.

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Kams Yeung

Nominee details

Title
Mr
Name
Kams Yeung
Position
Principal Network Architect
Organization
Akamai Technologies

Kams Yeung

Biographical info

Education/Qualifications
Master of Computer Science, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Relevant Board Experience
APNIC EC member since Feb 2016.
HKNOG Program Committee since Oct 2014.
Peering Asia Working Group member since Jun 2016.
TWNOG Multi-stakeholder Group member since Mar 2018
Senior Management Experience
Feb 2016 - current: APNIC EC member.
Oct 2011 - current: Principal Network Architect of Akamai Technologies, Lead Architect covering Asia Pacific
Jan 2008 - Apr 2011: Senior Manager of IP Engineering team of Pacnet, managing a team of network engineers for network design and infrastructure deployment.

Nominee statement

I have been working in the Internet-related companies in Asia Pacific since 2001. This provides me an extensive regional exposure which enable me to understand the different Internet environment in Asia Pacific.

I have participated and contributed to the technical community and peering community in the Asia Pacific region in the past 10+ years. These include APRICOT, APNIC, APF, KPF, Peering Asia, APrIGF, ISOC HK, ICANN, IETF, HKNOG, SGNOG, MyNOG, TWNOG, etc.

With the involvement in the Internet communities, I could understand the wants from the communities and I will continue to listen and help gather the inputs to APNIC to enhance the services to fit for the members' benefit.

Being one of the program committee of HKNOG and working group of Peering Asia, I have been actively promoting the collaboration and knowledge sharing to the local Internet communities.
I believe my strong technical networking background would contribute to a better policy for the Internet communities in Asia Pacific.

During my last 4 years as APNIC EC, I’ve more understanding of the APNIC as an organization and APNIC members’ expectations.


Nominated by

Organization
Moratel International

Reason for nomination

Kams have been in the industry for more than 18 years.
We would like him to continue to be part of the Executive Council team.


Organization
Cigniti Technologies Limited

Reason for nomination

Techincal relevance in same industry and maximum exposure to different technologies to sustain the competition market. Setting a new standards with proper road map for the organisation.


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Paul Vinton

Nominee details

Title
Mr
Name
Paul Vinton
Position
Director/CEO
Organization
Ossini Pty Ltd

Paul Vinton

Biographical info

Education/Qualifications
Relevant Board Experience
Currently sit on 14 boards, numbers of not-for-profit executive roles and actively mentored numbers of executives and start-up entrepreneurs
Senior Management Experience
Director of multiple companies including Internet Service Providers, Data Centres, OpenStack hybrid cloud, managed services companies and a licensed telecommunication carrier company. Recognised by Ernst & Young by winning their Entrepreneur of the Year (Central Region) in the Tech Sector in 2015.

Nominee statement

Paul Vinton is a technology expert who has won numerous national and international awards and undertaken a world-first with IBM. Paul is a Director of numbers of Companies around Australia, including an Internet Service Provider, a Data Centre company, Managed Services companies, cloud and OpenStack provider companies and a licensed telecommunication carrier company. Paul was recognised by Ernst & Young by winning their Entrepreneur of the Year (Central Region) in the Tech Sector in 2015. Paul regularly speaks at technology conferences in Australia and overseas and features regularly in technology news articles.

Nominated by

Organization
Ossini Pty Ltd

Reason for nomination

Heavily involved in the internet and ISP services for over 20 years. An entrepreneur and Director of companies that include Data Centres, Internet Service Providers and licensed Telecommunication Carriers.


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Mukhammad Andri Setiawan

Nominee details

Title
Mr
Name
Mukhammad Andri Setiawan
Position
Head of Training and Community Development Unit
Organization
Indonesia Network Information Center - IDNIC (APJII)

Mukhammad Andri Setiawan

Biographical info

Education/Qualifications
Bachelor: Electrical Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada, INDONESIA
Master: Communication Software and Networks, Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE
Doctoral: Information Technology, The University of Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Relevant Board Experience
I'm currently working as the CIO of Universitas Islam Indonesia, and my biggest responsibility is managing Digital Transformation in Universitas Islam Indonesia. I believe this experience will be beneficial for EC position as I'm heavily involved in the discussion of implementing technology, managing people and culture transformation, and accelerating digital transformation.

Senior Management Experience
CIO - Universitas Islam Indonesia (2018 - ....)
Deputy CIO - Universitas Islam Indonesia (2016 - 2018)
Training and Community Development - Indonesia Network Information Center (IDNIC) (2018 - 2021)

Nominee statement

Respective members of APNIC,

First of all, let me introduce myself. I'm Andri, Mukhammad Andri Setiawan, currently serving as the head of the Training and Community Development unit of Indonesia Network Information Center (IDNIC) for the 2018-2021 term. I'm also currently working as the CIO of Universitas Islam Indonesia, with my biggest task is managing Digital Transformation in Universitas Islam Indonesia. These two roles have definitely improved my understanding a lot on how to implement the technology, how to manage people and lead them to the digital transformation, and how to accelerate the communities in dealing with the ever-changing technologies.

I'm offering myself for this year's election as I believe that EC will be the right position for me to channel my passion to make an impact on technology adoption in the Asia Pacific and also promoting community engagement and collaboration among many organizations. In the early term, during my service to IDNIC, I have been successfully promoting the use of IPv6 to a few major universities and government bodies in Indonesia and help Indonesia to leap forward for IPv6 adoption. I've been using my position as the CIO in the university, my role in infrastructure team in Indonesia Research Education Network (IdREN), and my role as consultants for some government bodies to convince them the benefit of implementing IPv6.

I've also been involving a lot in the Asia Pacific community in the APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network), the research education network community in the Asia Pacific. This community involvement has introduced me to lots of new opportunities in collaboration works that connect multiple entities in the Asia Pacific.

In summary, I offer my best experiences and knowledge to improve the internet experience across the Asia Pacific and I nominate myself to be part of the Executive Council of APNIC.

Mukhammad Andri Setiawan (Andri),
13 January 2020

Nominated by

Organization
APJII (Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia)

Reason for nomination

I believe that he is a suitable person to be one of the EC in APNIC. Why is that? Here are few important items to consider.

First of all, a brief introduction. Mukhammad Andri Setiawan (Andri) is an active committee member of IDNIC (Indonesia Network Information Center) and he is now serving as the head of Training and Community sub-unit at IDNIC. During his time in IDNIC (and he's still doing one), he has shown great achievement in delivering training programs and community engagement. He has shown the eagerness to help Indonesia to leap forward in technology adoption through means of workshop and training that were delivered by IDNIC. One example is that after he got the responsibility to manage the IPv6 training, the number of IDNIC members that implemented IPv6 not only in their core networks but to all clients has increased tenfold.

At the moment, Andri is wearing "multiple hats", not only he is active in the internet community in Indonesia, but he is also working closely with Research Education Network in Indonesia (IdREN) and quite active with the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) community. He utilized his multiple roles to create more engagement among industries, such as Higher Educations, Governments, and also internet Industries. He demonstrated well his collaboration spirit through his community works.

His eagerness to improve internet technologies in Indonesia also paid off, as he is often to be invited to share his expertise among the same industries or even different kind of industries by governments, vendors, and also higher education.

His education background supports his ability to achieve such an achievement. He received his master's degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and received his doctoral degree from the University of Queensland, Australia.


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Vincent "Achie" Atienza

Nominee details

Title
Mr
Name
Vincent "Achie" Atienza
Position
Peering, Interconnection and Strategy
Organization
Globe Telecom

Vincent "Achie" Atienza

Biographical info

Education/Qualifications
BS Electronics & Communications Engineering, Don Bosco Technical College
Management Development Program, Asian Institute of Management
Leadership Development Program, Ateneo De Manila
Relevant Board Experience
ex-VP for Technology position at Internet Society Philippines (ISOC-Ph)
Board of Trustee, ISOC-Ph since 2013
Chair, Philippine Network Operators Group (PhNOG) since 2015
Senior Management Experience
2006: Product Management head for Internet services at Eastern Telecom (ETPI)
2008: Sr. Product Manager / Peering Manager at Globe Telecom (Dual role)
Peering, Interconnection & Strategy at Globe Telecom
Responsible for end to end evolution/optimization of Globe’s IP ecosystem, focused on the core infrastructure that functions as the local & international Internet gateway.

Nominee statement

Having opportunities to interact globally, provided different views and challenged existing norms. Likewise, shared the same and tried to contribute to the community. It is a very vast but interdependent landscape, and collaboration with good exposure is key.

The opportunity to work with APNIC EC will provide another perspective, both from and to the Internet community, a new voice and ear to listen. :)

My experience in various fields, including business, technical, product, policy, community, networking, etc, will surely be of help in this multi-stake holder Internet ecosystem.

Nominated by

Organization
Globe Telecom

Reason for nomination

Vincent "Achie" Atienza has been with Globe Telecom handling peering, interconnection and strategy for almost 12 years now. His experience, skills and dedication in managing peering negotiations and strategy was key in the exponential growth of Internet traffic and increased market share for Globe.
Aside from this, Achie is also very active in the Philippine Internet community and considered as a "pilar" of the Philippine Network Operators Group. He was instrumental in the rebirth of PHNOG and currently function as co-chairman of the same. He is also acting as board of the Internet Society of the Philippines (ISOC)
Given his vast experience, contributions and dedication, I think Achie will be a good fit for the role of Executive Council.


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J. Maurice

Nominee details

Title
Mr
Name
J. Maurice
Position
Representative Director
Organization
WIZ K.K.

J. Maurice

Biographical info

Education/Qualifications
I started my career at age 14 working full-time in a datacenter in the pacific, and have since attained over 20 years experience as a network engineer. Currently I work full-time on open source contributions to Bitcoin related projects and run my own ISP to host projects that need censorship-resistant infrastructure.
Relevant Board Experience
The APNIC EC has many well qualified members from many enterprises and large organizations. While I'm not from a large organization, I hope to represent the interests of individual internet users on the APNIC EC.
Senior Management Experience
I've co-founded technical startups, served as CTO and VP of Engineering for large organizations, and managed various large projects in my career. Full resume is available on LinkedIn: https://jp.linkedin.com/in/jmaurice

Nominee statement

As an individual ISP operator for 20 years who identifies with the cypherpunk community and founding internet ideologies, I feel I can bring some healthy opposition to the large number of enterprises and corporations which currently dominate the APNIC EC. The internet should stay distributed, avoid government regulation, and remain free.

Nominated by

Organization
WIZ K.K.

Reason for nomination

APNIC needs more individual members on its EC who don't represent the interests of large corporations.


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Sumon Ahmed Sabir

Nominee details

Title
Mr
Name
Sumon Ahmed Sabir
Position
Chief Technology Officer
Organization
Fiber@Home Limited

Sumon Ahmed Sabir

Biographical info

Education/Qualifications

Master of Science in Computer Science, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Science in Physics, Dhaka University, Bangladesh


Relevant Board Experience

Chair, Policy SIG, APNIC
Board of Trustee Bangladesh Internet Exchange Limited (BDIX)
Board of Trustee Bangladesh Network operators Group (BDNOG)
Board of Trustee ISOC Bangladesh, Dhaka Chapter
Core Committee Member, South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG)
MAG Member, Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2016-2018
IGF IPv6 BPF Coordinator (With Izumi Okutani) 2016
IGF AI, IoT and BigData BPF Coordinator (With Concettina Cassa) 2018    

Senior Management Experience

Chief Technology Officer, Fiber@Home Limited
Chief Strategy Officer, Fiber@home Limited From April 2012-October 2016
Managing Director, BDCOM Online Limited October 2006-March 2012
Chief Technology Officer, BDCOM Online Limited, October 2000-September 2006    

Nominee statement

I am Sumon Ahmed Sabir, current Policy SIG Chair of APNIC. I’m involved with APNIC activity since 1998 and a regular attendee at APNIC members meetings since 2005. I feel honored to be nominated for APNIC EC election.  I have accepted the nomination and now looking for support from the community.

In my day job, I am working as Chief Technology Officer, Fiber@Home Limited, running one of the largest telecommunication transmission network and Internet Gateway in Bangladesh. Besides this, I’m very much committed to our local & international NOGs, IXPs and non-profit organizations. For a long time I have been participating in such crucial technical issues with several governmental bodies for policy development, related to Cyber Security, RPKI, IPv6 etc. Being part of the Core-Com Member we have done tremendous successful events in the last 15 years in all over South Asia through South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG). It remains as a huge opportunity for the engineers for capacity building, sharing of knowledge and collaboration. Based on this success story of SANOG, in present days many local NOGs were created in all over Asia and performing successfully. I was also a MAG member and regular contributor in many IGF events.  

APNIC covers one of the largest areas in the world, with diverse people, language and culture. Working as their voice in APNIC, requires a high level of techno-policy knowledge and hands-on experience. Also as a part of the community member, I discovered the challenges of the local entrepreneurs, academia and engineers which is different kind in every economy. I believe through APNIC these challenges can be minimized, where strong leadership and capacity building activity is extremely necessary. I would like to contribute my knowledge, experience and expertise to APNIC Community by serving as an EC Member in the coming days.



Nominated by

Organization
Internet Exchange Nepal

Reason for nomination

It’s my pleasure to nominate Sumon Ahmed Sabir for the upcoming APNIC Executive Council Election. Sumon is playing an excellent role as Policy Chair, APNIC for last few years. He is a great contributor in Internet Development especially in South Asia region. He has long engagement with SANOG since 2005 as Co-chair, Program Committee chair, Instructor and as speaker. He is the founder Chair of BDNOG, which is a great success and a role model for other regional NOGs. Bringing all ISPs together and setting up BDIX (Bangladesh Internet Exchange Point) is another notable achievement for Sumon. He has done significant contribution in the Internet Governance area and also served as MAG Member for Internet Governance Forum.

A very rare combination of deep understanding on Internet operational knowledge along with Internet Policy and Internet Governance expertise makes Sumon as a deserving candidate for APNIC Executive Council Position.


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