DNS Forum – Day 1

DNS Forum         
September 14 – 15, 2016
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, D.C.

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On September 14 & 15, Public Interest Registry, CENTR, LACTLD, i2Coalition, and ISOC-DC will bring together a diverse group of experts to discuss the impacts of policy on DNS (domain name system) technical operators.  Panelists and audience members will discuss the implications of privacy, security, and content policies for these technical operators and how the technical community can best engage in the evolving multistakeholder model of Internet governance.

Developing sound policies to build trust online, to encourage use and innovation, and to ensure an open and secure Internet is vital.  So is the ability for those policies to be implemented by technical operators. The discussions during this forum are designed to bridge the gap that can form between policy development and the technical implementation.  Encouraging collaboration between policy and technical stakeholders can only lead to a stronger policies and a more resilient Internet for users.

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DNS Forum Agenda 

Wednesday, September 14 

8:00 – 9:00               Coffee & Registration

9:00 – 9:15               Welcome and Introduction 

Paul Diaz, Vice President of Policy, Public Interest Registry

Stephan Welzel, General Counsel DENIC,  Chair of CENTR Legal & Regulatory Affairs Working Group

Eduardo Santoyo, CEO of CO Internet, Chair of LACTLD Board 

9:15 – 10:45         Panel 1: The Impact of Privacy Regulations and Requirements on Technical Operators and Providers

Andres Piazza
, Executive Director, LACTLD 

Byron Holland, President and CEO of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

Jörg Schweiger, CEO DENIC eG

Felix Wittern, Fieldfisher

Frank Torres, Senior Director of Consumer Affairs, Microsoft 

10:45 – 11:15           Break 

11:15- 12:15             Panel 2: Content – Policy Approaches and Technical Implications

Elizabeth Finberg
, Vice President and General Counsel, PIR 

Chuck Tobin
, Partner, Holland & Knight

Christian Dawson, Co-Founder, i2Coalition

David Abrahams, Head of Policy, Nominet

Elisabeth Ekstrand, Head of Legal and Administration, .se 

12:15 – 2:30             Networking Lunch 

2:30 – 3:30               Panel 3: Engagement in the Evolving Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance Model

Sally Wentworth
, Vice President of Global Policy Development, ISOC 

Annebeth Lange
, Special Adviser International Policy, NORID

James Bladel, Vice President of Policy, GoDaddy

Megan Richards, Principal Adviser in DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology (CONNECT), European Commission

Jamie Hedlund, Vice President, Strategic Programs, Global Domains Division, ICANN

3:30 – 4:00               Day 1 Wrap Up

Paul Diaz, Vice President of Policy, Public Interest Registry

Stephan Welzel, General Counsel DENIC,  Chair of CENTR Legal & Regulatory

Affairs Working Group

Rosalia Morales, CEO of NIC.CR, Member of ICANN CCWG Accountability

Thursday, September 15

8:00 – 9:00               Coffee & Registration 

9:00 – 10:30             Panel 1: Building Trust Online: Security & Encryption 

Simon McCalla
, Chief Technology Officer, Nominet UK 

Danny McPherson
, Senior VP & CSO, Verisign, Inc.

Jay Daley, Chief Executive, NZRS Ltd


10:30 – 11:30           Closing Keynote

Christian Dawson, Co-Founder, i2 Coalition