Lightning Talk 2

Moderator

Sabrina Lim
Stakeholder Engagement Programs Manager, Asia Pacific
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Sabrina focuses on widening the Internet community’s participation in ICANN through engagement programs with stakeholders across the Asia Pacific region. She comes from a specialized background in Communications for the Singapore government. She served 8 years in the Ministry of Communications and Information, with secondments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of National Development. She has an Honours degree in Sociology from the National University of Singapore, and a graduate diploma in Mass Communications from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Speakers

Dr. Linjian (Davey) Song
Senior DNS Architect, Alibaba Cloud

Dr. Linjian (Davey) Song is the senior DNS architect in Alibaba Cloud. He received his Ph.D. in Internet Architecture from Tsinghua University after struggling many years on IPv6 transition technologies and engineering. He has more than 15 years’ work experience and background in Internet architecture, including IPv6, DNS, IoT, Internet security, and privacy. Davey is active in IPv6 Forum and serves as a member of the ICANN RSSAC Caucus. He is also a bad-idea draft writer and problem maker in IETF. He is the co-author of RFC8484 and ITU-T X.672. He is enthusiastic about new technology and always open to trying new stuff.

Now Davey is living in Beijing with a happy family. He has a beautiful 7-year-old girl and a terrible-two son.

Lim May-Ann
Director, Fair Tech Institute

May-Ann is the Director of the Fair Tech Institute at technology consultancy firm Access Partnership, and is concurrently the Emeritus Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). She has worked extensively on technology policy development, including data governance policies, digital economy, ICTs for development, green digital sustainability, and cybersecurity. She has worked with many global and regional organisations such as APEC, ASEAN, PECC, INTERPOL, UNIDIR, FELEBAN, and the ACCA on thought leadership development, government outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts. A strong advocate for digital inclusion and sustainability, May-Ann volunteers as a youth mentor with Advisory Singapore, and with nonprofit organisation Engineering Good, which focuses on assistive technology and digital inclusion of the underprivileged and disabled.

Fenglu Zhang
Ph.D. Student, Tsinghua University

Fenglu Zhang, a Ph.D. student at Tsinghua University, is a member of Network and Information Security Lab (NISL). His research interests include internet measurement and network security. Recently he focuses on the efficiency and security of DNS servers. His research papers are published at NDSS and PAM. As a member of Redbud, Bluelotus, and Tea-Deliverers, he won awards in well-known CTF games, including 3rd place in DEFCON 2021 final.

Hong-Fu (Tom) Meng
Researcher, NETalent and Net-Chinese

With several years of practical experience related to Internet policy, ICANN relations, and DNS abuse (CSCM), Hong-Fu is quite familiar with the policies and trends of the Internet. As such, he takes advantage of his professional knowledge to provide broad research work in NETalent that was established in 2021 and has already taken the lead in Taiwan in removing illegal criminal, infringing and fraudulent content from the website. In addition, he also serves in Net-Chinese which was established in 2000 and it is an ICANN accredited registrar. Moreover, his first ICANN Meeting was ICANN 60 Abu Dhabi. With proactive participation in every ICANN Meeting, he not only grasps the latest information and industry trend to enhance his knowledge background but also contributes himself to the global Internet.

Han Zhang

Senior Software Engineering Manager, Salesforce

Han Zhang joined Salesforce in 2016. He is currently a Senior Software Engineering Manager on the DNS team. The team has deployed DNSSEC on various very large zones. Han has also given presentations in DNS-OARC, APNIC, and IETF. 

Han holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Colorado State University. His research interests include network security and network measurement.

Graeme Bunton

Director, DNS Abuse Institute

Graeme Bunton is the Executive Director of the DNS Abuse Institute, an initiative dedicated to developing collaborative and innovative methods of reducing DNS abuse. Graeme has over 11 years of DNS policy experience. Prior to heading the DNS Abuse Institute, he was the Head of Policy for Tucows and served as Chair of ICANN’s Registrar Stakeholder Group for four years. Graeme was one of the driving forces behind the ‘Framework to Address Abuse’, a new set of guidelines and principles for addressing online harms, which was adopted by more than 50 registries and registrars. He helped found the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, and currently serves as Board Chair of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition.

Merike Kaeo

DNS Security Facilitation Initiative Technical Study Group (DSFI-TSG) Coordinator

Merike Kaeo is currently the CISO at Uniphore and has over 25 years of experience in pioneering Internet technology deployments and developing strategic security initiatives.

Merike instigated and led the first security initiative for Cisco Systems in the mid 1990s and authored the first Cisco book on security, Designing Network Security, which was translated into multiple languages and widely used in security accreditation programs. She has held a variety of executive leadership positions and has a deep-rooted history in the global Internet community having contributed to organizations such as NANOG, APNIC, RIPE, ARIN, LACNIC, IGF, IETF, FIRST and ISOC. She is a frequently sought-after panelist and keynote speaker for disseminating and promoting strategies to create stable, resilient and safe digital environments.

Since 2010, she has been on ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC), and served as the SSAC Liaison to the board from 2018 thru 2021.

Yuichi Yokoi

General Manager of the Corporate Communication Office Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd (JPRS)

Yuichi joined Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd (JPRS) in 2012. Currently, as a General Manager of the Corporate Communication Office, he is in charge of public relations and advertising of JPRS. He is also responsible for planning and managing JPRS’s websites and recently has been focusing on planning and managing web contents with SEO in mind.

Dr. Ajay Data

Managing Director, Data Group of Industries
&
Chair, Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG)

Dr. Ajay Data is an award-winning techno-commercial Founder & CEO of multiple technology companies. Data Xgen Technologies received global recognition for bringing first-of-its-kind linguistic email addresses technology supporting email IDs in Hindi, Gujrati, Tamil, Telugu, Cyrillic, Chinese, Marathi plus 20 more languages. 

He had been investing and mentoring start-ups, and very actively contributing to the entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

He regularly speaks on various platforms like IGF, TIE, iSpirt, IAMAI, NEN, ICANN, FICII, CII for entrepreneurship, Internet Governance, Universal Acceptance, technology, and innovations. 

He became the first Indian to be elected as Chair of the global organisation – the Universal Acceptance Steering Group. Dr. Data is the Managing Director of Data Group of Industries with a team of 3000+ employees and a sought-after leader by young entrepreneurs for mentoring and guidance.

Mingkai (Mike) Zhang

DNS Software Engineer, Alibaba Cloud

Mike Zhang joined Alibaba in 2021. As a DNS software engineer, he is currently responsible for DNS system monitoring and reliability related works. Prior to joining Alibaba, Mike used to work at CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) for seven years. 

Jia-Rong Low

Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement and Managing Director, APAC, ICANN

Jia-Rong Low joined ICANN in August 2013. He is currently the Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, and concurrently Managing Director for the Asia Pacific (APAC) regional office. Stationed in Singapore, Jia-Rong works with key stakeholders to bring ICANN to the region and facilitate stakeholders to participate in multistakeholder Internet governance.

Prior to joining ICANN, Jia-Rong served at Singbridge International, a Singapore government-linked company specializing in sustainable urban development projects. A former diplomat, Jia-Rong worked for Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served as First Secretary (Political) at the Singapore Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Jia-Rong is very familiar with the region, having represented Singapore in engaging the region’s governments such as Thailand, Myanmar, and the Philippines.

Jia-Rong holds a Diploma in International Trade Law from WTO in Geneva, Switzerland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Communications Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University.

Mastura Mukhtar

Lead, IT Services

MYNIC Berhad

Mastura Mukhtar is a Lead, IT Services from MYNIC with over ten years of extensive experience in the domain name industry. Her primary role is in supporting infrastructure to facilitate DNS applications, as well as managing DNS and DNSSEC for Malaysia’s country code top-level domain (.my). 

With MYNIC as the official .MY domain registry, this position is crucial in maintaining the technical operations of DNS and DNSSEC to ensure the normal operation of systems and services. This involves incident handling, troubleshooting, and providing second-level support to resolve technical issues regarding DNS and DNSSEC, as well as the domain name operations.

Leveraging on her background and experiences, she is also responsible for providing training and awareness on the adoption of DNS Security to various sectors, including government and financial institutions, for securing DNS services.

David Chui

Chief Innovation Officer, MYNIC Berhad

David joined MYNIC in Oct 2018 as the Chief Innovation Officer. He is tasked to ensure the security, resilience, and availability of the DNS operation and services to serve the .my community in the country.

Before joining MYNIC, David has worked in multiple organizations with experience ranging from advisory, training, pre-sales, support, and system integrations. He has been involved with security, virtualization, infrastructure designing, and deploying technical projects for enterprise customers.

David holds a Master’s in Business Administration, York St. John University, United Kingdom, and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Charles Sturt University. He is also a Certified Scrum Master, and IT Service Management (ITIL).s