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At-Large Advisory Committee Announces 2005 Delegates to ICANN's Nominating Committee

ICANN's Interim At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) has selected five volunteers from five different regions of the world to serve as members of ICANN’s 2005 Nominating Committee (NomCom). The NomCom will appoint members of ICANN's Board of Directors, the GNSO Council, the ccNSO Council, and the ALAC.

The 2005 At-Large delegates to the Nominating Committee are:

Information on the delegates is included below.

The ALAC widely solicited volunteers and relied on the user groups designated as “At-Large Structures” in each region for recommendations. The ALAC selected these five delegates from several diverse, accomplished volunteers. The NomCom’s members, including 12 voting delegates in addition to the 5 appointed by the ALAC, will serve one-year terms.

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Biographies of 2005 At-Large delegates to the Nominating Committee:

  • Adam Peake works at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), a research institute located in Tokyo. He has been living in Japan since 1989 and joined GLOCOM in April 1993. His interests are the intersection of public policy and the Internet, and promoting information and communication technologies in society. He participated in the G8 DOT Force where GLOCOM was the Japanese NPO representative. Peake also has co-led GLOCOM's work on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), including GLOCOM's role as facilitator of NGO/Civil Society participation in the Asia and Pacific Regional WSIS Conference, January 2003. He is a coordinator of the WSIS Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus, and a member of the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council. Prior to 1989, he was employed at British Telecom as a project manager working on the interconnection of Other Licensed Operators (cellular radio, radio paging and competitive telephony carriers).
  • Jeanette Hofmann has a PhD in political science, and holds a temporary position as professor in the Department of Political Science for Politics and Communication at the University Duisburg-Essen. She is program leader for Internet Governance at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) (Social Science Research Center Berlin) continuing research of the project group "Kulturraum Internet" which she co-founded in 1994. She is a co-coordinator of the WSIS Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus, and a member of the WSIS German Civil Society Coordination Group. As such, she has been a representative of this group in the German Government Delegation to the World Summit on the Information Society. In 2003 she was a member of the editorial group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)´s “problem statement” working group, and has co-authored one of the Internet drafts of this working group. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Committee for Communication and Information of the German Chapter of UNESCO (Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission e.V.), and since 2002, a member of the academic advisory board of the Federal Agency for Civic Education. In 2001 she participated in the international NGO and Academic ICANN Study (NAIS) group which was formed to explore public participation in ICANN. In 2000 she was a member nominated candidate for the ICANN election. She has done research on the IETF and the development of IPv6, on ICANN and the DNS. At present she leads a study on ENUM. Hofmann served as a voting member of the 2004 Nominating Committee selected by the At Large Advisory Committee.
  • Jose Ovidio Salgueiro, has been a law professor and an attorney with Volpe Ardizzone & Salgueiro in Venezuela since 1990. He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Banco Guayana, as an Advisor of the Superintendent of Electronic Signatures of Venezuela, and as the Academic Director of the Venezuelan Association on Informatics Law. He is the co-writer of the Data Messages and Electronic Signature Law of Venezuela and its regulations. Salgueiro is a member of the staff of Informatics Law Community Alfa-Redi, and has taught numerous courses on e-commerce and informatics law. He is a graduate of the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, School of Law, in Caracas, Venezuela, and has done post graduate work in commerical law at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain, and Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Alan Davidson is Associate Director at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a Washington D.C. non-profit group working to promote civil liberties and human rights on the Internet and other new digital media. He works broadly on issues relating to Internet policy including free speech and censorship, copyright, and Internet governance. Davidson is currently leading a major new initiative at CDT focused on the public interest issues surrounding copyright and digital rights management. Last year, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Program in Science, Technology, and Society. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's Communications, Culture, and Technology Program. Davidson served as a voting member of the 2004 Nominating Committee selected by the At Large Advisory Committee.
  • Simbo Ntiro is a management consultant at WorldAhead Consulting Network, and an independent management consultant focused on digital opportunities and ICT4Dev for Tanzania’s development. He participated in the G8 DOT Force representing Tanzania’s civil society caucus, and participates in the UN ICT Task Force and is active on a number of working groups implementing the Genoa Plan of Action and supporting achieving the UN’s MDGs. In addition, he is part of the Tanzanian technical team that prepared its involvement in the Geneva WSIS event in December 2003, having attended PrepCom3. He is a member Tanzania’s Ministry of Communications and Transport National ICT Task Force that drafted the first National ICT Policy, and the Implementation Task Force that prepared implementation plans for the National ICT Policy following participating in drafting the policy itself. He sits on the Board of Directors of SchoolNet Africa, a pan-African NGO headquartered in South Africa and is on the Finance Committee of the Board. SchoolNet Africa is charged with continent-wide interventions in the education system focused on deploying ICT to improve learning systems and is currently in negotiations with NEPAD to become the implementing agency for NEPAD’s eSchools Initiative. Simbo is a member of the Consultative Group of Experts Committee established by NEPAD’s eAfrica Commission. Ntiro served as a voting member of the 2004 Nominating Committee selected by the At Large Advisory Committee.