APNIC participated at the 2017 Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2017) from 18 to 21 December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
With the theme ‘Shape your Digital Future’, IGF 2017 welcomed 2,019 participants from 142 economies to participate at a total of 260 sessions. There were also 32 remote hubs organized, with 1,661 people participating online.
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- Paul Wilson spoke at the Regional Internet Registries Open Forum on the role of the RIRs, IPv6 deployment, the importance of accurate resource registration data, collaboration with LEAs, the impact of the changes one-year on from the IANA Oversight Transition, and provided an update on the ASO review. The webcast of the forum is available for viewing.
- Paul also spoke at the session on ‘How can we limit the negative impact of CGN and boost IPv6 adoption’, joining panellists who shared why CGN technologies seem to hinder IPv6 deployment and what solutions and incentives can help contribute to wider IPv6 deployment.
- APNIC co-organized the workshop ‘International cooperation between CERTS: technical diplomacy for cybersecurity’, with Pablo Hinojosa and Adli Wahid participating. This workshop continued the discussion started at the 2016 IGF on bridging governments and the technical community. The webcast of the workshop is available for viewing.
- Adli was the moderator and rapporteur for the session ‘Critical Issues in improving cyber security response’. The session was jointly organized by FIRST and Access Now and focused on the challenges security response teams face when working with other stakeholder communities. The webcast of the workshop is available for viewing.
- Adli also participated in a side event ‘Incident Response for Policymakers’ workshop, which was organized by FIRST and the ITU. The attendees were IGF participants as well as those working with international and government agencies in Geneva. The materials for this workshop are available for download.
- APNIC Foundation CEO, Duncan Macintosh, participated at the Seed Alliance Awards Ceremony, presenting the 2017 ISIF Asia Award to winner Emir Hartato from PetaBancana.id in Indonesia. Duncan also participated in the following sessions: Seed Alliance & gender inclusion: Towards greater female leadership in Internet (OF19); How devices, content & innovative business models shape our digital future: creativity with purpose (WS71); and Cybersecurity: Balancing security, openness, and privacy (WS31).
- Bhadrika Magan helped host the RIR booth as part of the Number Resource Organization Communications Coordination Group.
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