Joy Chan


Joy Chan is the Deputy CEO at Taiwan Network and Information Center (TWNIC), her responsibility includes heading TWCERT/CC.  Prior to this post, Joy was the Deputy Director General at CyberTrust Technology Institute of Institute For Information Industry (III), she has researched in IIoT end point security and device identity. She was the PI for National Cyber Security Flagship project.

Joy had leading the research and development work for Yahoo! Products and services, she also spearheads innovation programs, Joy was the Head of Service Engineering for APAC and CTO for Yahoo! at Taiwan, where she was responsible for the service resilience and scalable system operations.

Joy is an experienced executive with extensive service experience with many large firms in the U.S. including IBM and Dow Jones.  Her expertise lies in both software development and systems operation.  Joy has prior worked at the National Center for High Performance and was also appointed to be at the National Science Council to review and allocate the science and technology budget for central government research organizations.

Joyce Chen

Sr. Manager, Global Stakeholder Engagement Strategy & Development, ICANN

Joyce joined ICANN staff on February 2016. She currently serves the organization as GSE Strategy and Development Senior Manager in the APAC Hub. Her main focus will be in deepening ICANN's engagement within Southeast Asia and other countries in APAC.

She previously worked in Singapore Institute of Technology for Corporate Communications as well as Strategic Planning. Joyce has experience in corporate development strategies and media relations.
Joyce was also a young diplomat with Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs upon graduating from National University of Singapore. She handled the ASEAN portfolio while in the Foreign Affairs.

An avid traveller, Joyce loves nature and culture. She enjoys singing, picking up languages and reading.

Edmon Chung

CEO, DotAsia

Edmon Chung is serving as the CEO for DotAsia Organisation and heads the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). Edmon serves also on the board of the Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA) and as vice-chair of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG), and on the Executive Committee of Internet Society Hong Kong, which serves as the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) and participates extensively on Internet governance issues.

Edmon is an inventor of patents underlying technologies for internationalized domain names (IDN) and email addresses on the Internet.  Edmon has served on many global IDN related committees, including technical and policy groups, that made it possible for the introduction of multilingual domain names and email addresses on the Internet. Edmon won the Most Innovative Award in the Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurship Award in 2001. In 2000, Edmon was selected by The Globe and Mail as one of the Young Canadian Leaders.  Between 2006 and 2010, Edmon served as an elected member on the ICANN GNSO Council. Between 2010 and 2012, Edmon served as an elected member on the ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC) from the Asia Pacific Region.  Between 2006 and 2011, Edmon served as an elected member of the Elections Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the Information Technology Subsection.

David Conrad

SVP & Chief Technology Officer, ICANN

As the Chief Technology Officer of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), David Conrad is at the heart the organization's mission to help maintain the security, resiliency and stability of the Internet's system of unique identifiers that ICANN helps coordinate. Prior to being named CTO, Conrad held several different positions at ICANN, including Vice President of Infrastructure & Technology and General Manager of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.

Before joining ICANN, Conrad helped found a number of Internet startups, including Nominum, a firm focused on Internet name and address management products and services and was involved in the creation of the second Regional Internet Registry (RIR), Asia Pacific Network Information Center, the Internet address allocator for the Asia and Pacific Rim region.

In 2011, Conrad provided senior-level advice and technical input for CloudFlare, as a member of the organization's technical staff. Prior to that, Conrad was the Executive Director of the Internet Software Consortium during the development of the "BIND version 9" domain name server. He was also the seventh employee at the Internet Initiative Japan Corporation in Tokyo, and has held a number of software and infrastructure research and development positions throughout his career.

Valerie Heng

Senior Manager, Registry Services and Engagement, ICANN

Valerie joined ICANN in July 2014. She currently serves the organization as a Senior Manager, Registry Services and Engagement. In her role, Valerie is responsible for the relationship with all the registry operators in the Asia Pacific region.

Kenny Huang

Board Member and CEO, TWNIC

Dr. Kenny Huang is the leading figure of the Internet communities in Asia. Since the early years of Taiwan’s Internet development, he contributed a great deal to build up a better Internet environment in Taiwan. Because of his tremendous knowledge and experience, he has been invited to take up leading roles in many Internet technology and policy organizations, including APNIC Executive Council member, APNIC Policy SIG Chair, NRO Number Council member, PIR Board member (.org), TWNIC Board member, TWNIC International Affair Committee Chair, Advisor of .taipei Registry, dot Asia Advisory Council, ICANN New gTLD Review Committee, APAN TW founder, ISOC Taipei founder, TWIA advisor.

Dr. Huang’s contributions have been acknowledged especially in the development of Internet technology. Dr. Kenny Huang is the co-author of IETF RFC3743; co-chair of CGP (LGR for the Root zone); Co-Chair of JET; Advisor of CDNC. Dr. Huang is working closely with government agencies in developing technology policies. He is Taiwan e-Government Committee member, Taiwan Government & IT Transform Committee member, MOTC (Ministry of Transportation and Communications) project leader and advisor on IPv6 policy and broadband policy. He is also the .taipei registry advisor for the Taipei Government.

Geoff Huston

Chief Scientist, APNIC

Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies. His research interests include IPv6, large scale measurement, security, the Domain name System, Routing and protocol architecture. He has written a number of books and authored numerous papers on the technical foundations of the Internet.

Bob Hung

Taiwan BU GM, Trend Micro

Bob Hung is the General Manager for Trend Micro Hong Kong and Taiwan. He joined Trend Micro in 2000 with an engineering background, but now leads the sales and marketing teams in both countries with over 15 years of experience.

Bob has had numerous successes in promoting Trend Micro cloud security solutions to corporate and consumer clients alike. Under Bob’s guidance, Trend Micro is now the leader in cloud security, creating a win-win situation for both Trend Micro and its customers.

Taiji Kimura

Researcher, JPNIC

Taiji Kimura is a researcher in Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC). Taiji has been involved with building/operating PKI and researching on information security in JPNIC since 2002. He enjoys everything from system design to customer support. His current focus is on trust mechanism on Internet.


Researcher, Graduate School of Media Design (KMD) Laboratory, Keio University, 2018-present

Member, Internet Standardization Promotion Committee, ISOC-JP, 2017-present

Member, Guideline WG, Council of Anti-Phishing Japan, 2016-present

Member, Administration committee, SecurityDay, 2012-present Member, PKI Interoperability and technology WG, JNSA, 2004-present

Co-chair, Member's oriented CA (moCA) WG, WIDE Project, 1998-present

Member, Society for the study of trust, Japan Institute for Promotion of Digital Economy and Community (JIPDEC), 2016-2017

Member, Promoting standardization WG, CRYPTREC, IPA/NICT, 2013-2014

Member, WIT workshop committee, Japan Society for Software Science and Technology (JSSST), 2009-2016

Advisory member, Japan Certification Authority Forum (JCAF), 2009-2010

Member, Information security trend research task group, Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA), 2008-2012

Alban Kwan

Country Manager, Greater China, Japan, and Korea, CSC Digital Brand Services

Alban Kwan is the country manager for CSC® based in the Hong Kong office. He has been with CSC's Digital Brand Services business and affiliated companies since 2009, and leads the team responsible for all key accounts within the China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan markets. Alban has developed a deep understanding of online brand protection, digital assets management, and cyber security, specifically for the Asia-Pacific region, and he advises top global and local companies.

Alban frequently engages with local policy makers and is often invited to speak at conferences, where he shares his invaluable insight on brand protection, security, and local policies affecting businesses.

Alban has both a bachelor's and a master's degree in Management from Monash University in Australia.

Howard Li

Registrar Services & Engagement Sr Manager, ICANN

Howard, in addition to the typical relationship and project work the Services Team carries, will enhance's outreach to registrars and applicants in Asia. He will also step in as the team representative on the AROS and Thick Whois projects being led by others within the organization. Howard has traveled in circles for nearly a decade, much of that time at CN. He has founded/co-founded two -accredited registrars. Alongside these, Howard has been in leadership roles at .asia and he is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English and has obtained both his BA and MS degrees in the United States.

Akinori Maemura

Chair, Technical Committee of the Board, ICANN
General Manager, Internet Development Department, JPNIC

MAEMURA Akinori (surname, first name, 前村 昌紀) is currently General Manager of Internet Development Department at JPNIC - Japan Network Information Center, the not-for-profit Internet promotion body and National Internet Registry for Japan.

Maemura started his career for the Internet when he joined the project to launch an Internet Service Provider business in NEC Corporation (which is now known as BIGLOBE) in 1994 after his engagement in network engineering for X.25 packet switching services. His original expertise was network engineering focusing on architecture design, internal routing, BGP routing, peering coordination, interconnection and IPv6. He was active in the coordination among other ISPs in the emerging commercial Internet in Japan and came to be involved in the Internet Coordination like Network Operators Group and IP Numbers Management in 1997. He was involved in launching JANOG – Japan Network Operators Group as a founding Steering Committee member and joined IP Address Working Group of JPNIC which was for policy development of its IP address management.

He moved from NEC Corporation to France Telecom Group in 2000. His involvement in the Internet Coordination simply kept increasing and spread out to the region with his involvement in the APNIC Executive Council. He was elected to the Executive Council of APNIC in 2000, then elected as the Chair of it in 2003. He was seated in the Chair position until February 2016, with an additional role as APNIC EC observer to NRO EC (Executive Council of Number Resource Organization) since 2010. For more than a decade, he was directly involved in the governance and strategy of the Internet Registry, representing APNIC membership and broader community which are very diverse.

For JPNIC, he was appointed as a Trustee of JPNIC in 2002, with the assignment in charge for IP Address Business. He was responsible for the entire National Internet Registry business at JPNIC covering the registry engineering and operation, documentation and facilitating the open policy forum including the initial formation of it. With his experience through JPNIC IP Department and APNIC Executive Council, he holds the comprehensive knowledge and expertise for IP Numbers Management.

In France Telecom Group, he took positions of IP Engineering in Japan, IP Product Management for Asia and R&D at Tokyo Labs from 2000 until 2006. In 2007, he decided to join JPNIC as an employee to devote in the Internet Coordination and continued the responsible position for NIR business as General Manager of IP Department until he moved to the current position in 2009.

The department he has been leading in JPNIC since 2009 covers a wide range of activities for the coordination and promotion of the Internet Infrastructure, including research on the Internet policies and technologies, events, communications and the oversight role of .jp ccTLD. Among them, he is directly involved in Policy Research for Domain Names and Internet Governance. He is a regular participant in ICANN meetings since 2009 as a member of the ISPCP constituency of the GNSO and keeping track of the discussion in ICANN. Based on the knowledge by research and participation, his department disseminates various information on ICANN and the domain name policies including major outcomes of every ICANN meetings, ICANN Board resolutions, policies adopted by ICANN, through JPNIC website, organized events, online magazines and publications to serve the Japanese Community. Further, the department facilitates Internet Governance Conference Japan (IGCJ) to engage Japanese Community to the discussion on the Internet Governance, where he serves as the Head of Secretariat.
Akinori was selected by the ASO to serve on the Board. His term will expire at the Annual General Meeting 2019.

Kaveh Ranjbar

Chief Information Officer, RIPE NCC
Expertise: DNS, Internet measurements, IPv4, IPv6, resource and routing registry databases, BGP, Internet development, IXPs, big data and data visualisation.

Kaveh Ranjbar is the RIPE NCC's Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for the planning, operation and development of the RIPE NCC's global information services as well as its research and development activities. This includes the RIPE NCC's authoritative DNS services and K-root name server infrastructure, data collection and measurement networks such as RIPE Atlas and the Routing Information Service, data provisioning systems such as RIPEstat, and the RIPE NCC's data analysis efforts.

Kaveh has been with the RIPE NCC since 2008. Prior to that, he worked for more than 12 years in the Internet services and ISP sectors, mainly in senior technical management positions. He was the engineering founder of one of the largest Iranian ISPs and helped several IT start-ups with software and business process implementations. Kaveh received a M.Sc. in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford and has completed Lean Engineering and Agile Management training at MIT.

Dr. jur. Ming-Yan Shieh

Professor, College of Law, National Taiwan University

Professor Ming-Yan Shieh is a leading expert who has devoted substantial scholarly effort in the field of intellectual property law in Taiwan. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree and Master of Laws degree from National Taiwan University College of Law before earning his Doctor of Laws (Dr. jur.) degree at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 1990. In the same year Professor Shieh joined the law faculty of his alma mater in Taiwan and has served as a Professor of Law since then. From August 2012 to July 2015 Professor Shieh served as Dean of College of Law at National Taiwan University.

Professor Shieh’s research interests include intellectual property law, fair trade law, internet law and civil law. So far Professor Shieh has published ten books. More than a hundred of his articles have appeared in numerous leading law journals. As a legal activist committed to the development of Taiwan's intellectual property law, Professor Shieh has actively engaged in the formulation of policy and legislation of intellectual property law in Taiwan. Over the past few years several intellectual property law amendments in Taiwan were taken place under Professor Shieh's initiatives.

Henry Tsai

High Court Judge, Taiwan Intellectual Property Court

Dr. Henry Tsai is currently a high court judge at the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court.  Before being appointed to the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court, he was a District Court judge   for 15 years, and adjudicated different kinds of general Criminal and Civil cases. Judge Tsai holds Master of Laws in Public Law from Soochow University in Taiwan and LL.M with honors from the John Marshall Law School in the U.S. He obtained his J.S.D degree from the Technology Law Institute of National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan.

Judge Tsai has comprehensive interests in many legal fields and one of his expertise is in the Internet Governance. His research J.S.D dissertation is entitled: "The Internet Governance on Domain Name Legal System and Its Operation".  He also wrote lots of articles in periodicals and newspapers. One article related to Internet Governance is "The Trademark/ Domain Name Protection War: A Comparative study of the U.S., UDRP and Taiwanese Law" which was published in the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (winter 2012), and cited  by periodical, book and paper in different regions. Judge Tsai now is also invited to teach "Digital economic and Informational/ Communicational Law" at the Technology Law Instititue of National Chiao-Tung University as an adjunct professor.

Yukako Uchida

Leader, Global Coordination Division, JPCERT/CC

Yukako Uchida is the Leader of Global Coordination Division at Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC). She is responsible for international collaboration activities with overseas Cyber Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs), mainly in the Asia Pacific region. She acts as the point of contact for Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT), for which JPCERT/CC serves as the Secretariat, and is in charge of administrative duties.

She also contributes to JPCERT/CC’s English Blog both as an author and a translator, which provides updates about its latest international activities, cyber security trends and technical observations (

Champika Wijayatunga

Regional SSR Engagement Manager, ICANN

Champika is the ICANN's Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR) Engagement Manager for the Asia Pacific. He is part of ICANN's Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) and SSR Teams and represents ICANN in Security, Technical, Law Enforcement and Capacity Building forums in the APAC region.

Prior to ICANN, Champika held managerial, specialist and liaison roles at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific. Champika started his career with IBM Corporation as a Systems Engineer and later worked in IT industry, academia, research, and training environments in the Asia Pacific. Champika received a number of excellence awards during his academic and professional careers and also served in various technical community groups and committees.

Paul Wilson

Director General, APNIC

Paul Wilson has nearly 30 years' involvement with the Internet, including almost 20 years as the Director General of APNIC, the Regional Internet address Registry for the Asia Pacific. In this role, he has led APNIC’s development as a provider of critical Internet services and as a key contributor to Internet growth and development throughout the Asia Pacific. Mr Wilson has worked as an expert and leader across the full range of communities and organisations involved in Internet development, including ISPs and network operators, non-profit organisations, governments and governmental agencies; and with many key organisations including RIRs, IETF, ICANN, ISOC, APEC-TEL, ITU and others.

The speakers are listed in the alphabetical order by last name.
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