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1 The Internet Society today Jon McNerney Chief Operating Officer Internet Society

2 Video Introduction 2 Captures the essence of: Innovation/access Openness Transparency Captures the validity of why the Internet Society exists

3 INETs: What weve done 9 INET events in 2009 INETs in 2010 Beirut Capetown London Montevideo San Francisco Washington, DC Hong Kong …several more in the works 3

4 INETs: Concept Building Internet expertise and regional capacity INETs are characterized by: Engagement of multiple Internet stakeholders Strategic locations Agendas tailored to regional needs 4

5 The Internet Society The Internet Society is an international cause-related organization that works for the open development and evolution of the Internet for all people. The Internet is for everyone… and the Internet Society is for everyone who cares about the Internet! 5

6 Founded in 1992 by Internet Pioneers, as an international non-profit organization 100+ organization members 40,000+ individual members 90+ chapters worldwide Regional Bureaus: Africa, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, North America, South & South East Asia Who are we? 6

7 The Internet Societys Vision We see a future in which people everywhere can use the Internet to improve quality of life: …when standards, technologies, business practices, and government policies sustain an open and universally accessible platform for innovation, creativity, and economic opportunity. 7

8 Internet Model The Internet is successful in large part due to its unique model of development and deployment: shared global ownership standards-based technologies, and freely accessible processes

9 Internet Ecosystem The Internet Development Model is employed across a community of inter-related organizations, encompassing policies and technologies, that are: open transparent, and collaborative


11 What makes the Internet Society unique? Sole focus is the Internet Development, Standards, Policy Enable regional capacity and technical community building throughout the world Key player in Internet policy Particularly in the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and other intergovernmental forums Organisational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Architecture Board (IAB), and related bodies 11

12 A focus on action – some key priorities Global outreach a worldwide community of experience and expertise Advancing the health of the Internet IPv6 deployment, Open internetworking Next generation of Internet leaders advancing tomorrows leaders Network confidence supporting development of user trust 12

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