[AusNOG] IIA Proxies due today
Bevan.Slattery at staff.pipenetworks.com
Mon Feb 15 10:52:51 EST 2010
Just providing a heads up for IIA members that their proxies need to be in today to count. Like years past, there is a high count from content/service/applications and I think it's good for the industry to get off our proverbials and get a few more providers on the list.
PS: PIPE went for Greg Bader iiNet. I don't think there is a better company to represent the industry after the iiNet-vs-nofacts case. I'd recommend ISP based members to do the same.
APPENDIX 1: PROXY FORM
[Members who cannot attend the Annual General Meeting in person are entitled to vote by proxy. A proxy must be a current IIA member or its nominee. *Bruce Linn, a serving director of the IIA not standing for election this year, is willing to act as proxy for members who do not otherwise have a proxy in mind.*]
NOTE: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO COMPLETE A PROXY FORM IF YOU ARE COMING THE AGM OR CAN SEND AN AUTHORISED REPRESENTATIVE OF YOUR ORGANISATION TO VOTE ON YOUR BEHALF. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT AS TO YOUR ATTENDANCE, WE RECOMMEND COMPLETING AND SENDING IN THIS PROXY FORM BY THE STATED DEADLINE. THIS FORM WILL BE DISREGARDED IF YOU SUBSEQUENTLY ATTEND IN PERSON.
I, (name)....................................................... of
being a voting member of the Internet Industry Association (the Company) hereby appoint
as my proxy to vote for me on my behalf at the Annual General Meeting of the Internet Industry Association to be held at Doltone House, Piers
19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont Point (Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney on THURSDAY,
18 FEBRUARY, 2010 at 3.30pm.
For each question, mark with a [X ] your desired response.
My proxy is hereby authorised to vote on my behalf
[ ] as they see fit, or
[ ] to vote in favour of/against (as indicated below) the following
Resolution 1: Approval of Chairman¹s Report
[ ] in favour [ ] against
Resolution 2: Adoption of Accounts and Reports
[ ] in favour [ ] against
Resolution 3: Election of Directors
Category A Candidates
NOTE: Only Category *A* members can vote on THIS resolution; please vote for THREE of the following candidates, marking your choices with an [X].
[X] any THREE boxes
[ ] Alisdair Blackman, CEO Digital Rehab
[ ] Nick Ellsmore, Chief Technology Officer, stratsec
[ ] Patrick Fair, Partner, Baker & McKenzie Lawyers
[ ] Charles Heunemann, General Manager, Webroot
[ ] Samuel Py, CEO, SSI Pacific
Category B Candidates
N/A (see above)
Category C Candidates
NOTE: Only Category *C* members can vote on THIS resolution; please vote for TWO of the following candidates, marking your choices with an [X].
[X] any TWO boxes
[ ] Greg Bader, Chief Technology Officer, iiNet Ltd
[ ] The Hon. Mozelle Thompson, Member Advisory Board, Facebook Inc.
[ ] Samantha Yorke, Director, Yahoo! Asia Pacific
Category D Candidates
NOTE: Only Category *D* members can vote on THIS resolution; please vote for ONE of the following candidates, marking your choice with an [X].
[X] any ONE box
[ ] Richard Bone, Executive Director, West Australian
Internet Assn (WAIA)
[ ] Assoc. Prof. Matthew Allen, Head of Internet Studies, Curtin
University of Technology
If you are unsure of the category or currency of your membership, please contact Emelia Vimalasiri at emelia at iia.net.au or telephone 02 6232 6900.
Proxies MUST BE RECEIVED at the address shown below not less than seventy-two (72) hours before the holding of the meeting, that is by close of business, Monday 15th February 2010.
Proxy Forms should be posted or faxed to:
The Returning Officer
Internet Industry Association
PO Box 3986 Manuka ACT 2603
Fax (02) 6232 6513
or emailed to <returningofficer at iia.net.au>
APPENDIX 2: CANDIDATE STATEMENTS
CATEGORY A CANDIDATES:
CEO, Digital Rehab
After serving on the IIA Board since 2006, I seek re-election for a third and final term to continue to champion those who are engaged in, through one way or another, Australia¹s digital economy.
Chief Technical Officer
Cyber-security will feature heavily in 2010 and I would like to join the Board to assist in this area. An information security specialist with over 10 years' experience, I have advised domestic and international government agencies, as well as business CIOs and Boards on information security strategy. I have graduated from the AICD Company Directors'
Course and have been a delegate to the APEC TEL Security & Prosperity Steering Group meetings since 2004. I founded SIFT, Sydney's largest information security consulting firm in 2000, which became part of stratsec in 2009. SIFT has sponsored the IIA Security Portal since inception.
Baker & McKenzie Lawyers
I was a foundation member of the IIA, Chairman from 1999 to 2002 and serve as a member of the IIA's National Policy Advisory Council. In my practice I advise on online issues ranging from network construction and regulation through security, privacy and online content regulation. I also have expertise in copyright and the rules regulating other media industries. I hope to contribute my knowledge and experience at IIA board level at a time when the industry is facing a number of regulatory challenges including the mandatory content filtering and the development of an extensive regulatory framework around the NBN.
Managing Director Asia Pacific Operations Webroot Software Pty Limited
27 years experience in IT, 12 years in IT security. Pioneered
Australian Content Filtering Industry from mid 90¹s. Commissioned three first-of-a-kind studies into the attitudes of Australian workers on Internet and email usage and security. At the forefront of knowledge on the effects of the Internet on modern workplace practices. Active leader in Federal public policy development and successful government lobbyist, achieving better outcomes for employers in NSW and Victorian surveillance and privacy regulations. Active opponent of the ISP filtering initiative since 2000. Participant in the launch of the Government¹s (client side) family filtering program 2006.
I would love to leverage of my experience in the preparation and delivery of seminars for Senior Executives and Senior Government officials on LI and security advice and best practices for Carriers and Government bodies; and development of thought leadership programs for security concepts in the APAC region. More recently there is a focus with Australian enforcement Agencies and AG department on issue related to Lawful Interception of Voice and IP. I am tertiary qualified with a Masters in Political Sciences and International Business. My current board position with Ecetera could also benefit the IIA and members.
CATEGORY C CANDIDATES:
Chief Technology Officer
Greg has worked in the ICT industry for over 20 years. He has a masters degrees in Telecommunications Management and Business Administration and has worked for both operators and vendors in Australia and overseas.
Since joining iiNet as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) six years ago, Greg has led the deployment of one of Australia's largest independent
ADSL2+ and VoIP networks. Greg's current focus is on leading iiNet's
strategic move into IPTV, this is a "game changer" and with NBN becoming a reality, this presents a fantastic opportunity to lay the foundations to ensure a robust industry into the future.
The Hon. Mozelle Thompson
Member of the Advisory Board
Since 2004, I have served on the Advisory Board of Facebook, Inc.
providing legal, policy and business advice. I previously served as US Federal Trade Commissioner specializing in high technology, online privacy and intellectual property. I also Chaired the OECD Committee on Consumer Policy, leading the creation of two landmark directives for the Protection of Consumers in the Electronic Marketplace and against Fraudulent and Deceptive Commercial Practices Across Borders.
I have had a long history of working with the ACCC, Attorney General and Privacy Commissioner and most recently served on the International Reference Group of the Australian Government 2.0 TaskForce.
Yahoo! Asia Pacific
I am a media and technology lawyer with extensive experience developing and advising on policy issues in Europe and Australia. Having spent ten years providing legal and policy support to Microsoft's UK consumer businesses and more recently managing legal support within Yahoo!
Australia and New Zealand, I am also an avid and passionate consumer of these technologies and try never to lose sight of this perspective. The Internet industry in Australia faces very interesting challenges and I believe I possess a significant amount of industry expertise and insight to bring a broad and global perspective to the IIA Board.
CATEGORY D CANDIDATES:
Assoc. Professor Matthew Allen
Head of Department of Internet Studies
Curtin University of Technology
For the past 15 years I have taught and researched the Internet's dramatic social, economic and political changes, establishing the only dedicated Australian university department looking at the Internet in society. I am an active researcher, particularly in applied fields (e-learning, e-government) and have significant organisational experience as well via the Library Board of WA and the Association of Internet Researchers. I have a deep commitment to the needs and perspectives of community and not-for-profit organisations and Internet users, working as I do in the not-for-profit and often free-to-the-public world of higher education.
WA Internet Association
Richard is currently a Board member, elected in 2008. During this term he has been active in the IIA including representing the Board at each of the Synergy events plus being a member of the steering committee for the involvement in the AFACT v iiNet case. Richard is President of the WA Internet Association and in this capacity brings a regional and ³small ISP² perspective to the IIA Board.
Richard is passionate about the Internet industry, in particular the opportunities for Internet-based applications to change the quality of life for Australians.
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