The Internet's Technical Success Factors
Part 1 - Lead Organizer
Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate)
Strategic Engagement Director
Economy of Residence
Primary Stakeholder Group
Part 2 - Session Proposal
Your proposal is for
Main Conference (Day 1-3)
The Internet's Technical Success Factors
Where do you plan to organize your session?
Virtual / online
Specific Issues for Discussion
APNIC and LACNIC, the Regional Internet Registries that manage the Internet number resources in Asia-Pacific and Latin America, have commissioned Analysys Mason to study the technical success factors of the Internet today. The study seeks to understand several key issues, such as: - What are the key technical factors that have contributed to a successful competitive environment for the Internet to flourish? - How should the Internet of today be described in an objective manner? - What are the Internet statistics or measurements that would help to describe the Internet as it is? - Can the technical factors of the current Internet’s success help us determine if the Internet is fit for purpose for the future? During this showcase meeting, we seek to engage the APrIGF community in a multistakeholder dialogue to share the results of the study, receive feedback from the community about its conclusions, and find the best ways to share its findings widely.
Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
Throughout the Internet’s 50-year evolution, the technical community has developed new technologies and protocols such as HTTPS, BGP, IPv6, DNSSEC, and others to continuously upgrade Internet standards and protocols. While these technological innovations have contributed to the Internet’s widespread adoption and growth, recent proposals are instead seeking to replace components of the Internet with the (unintended) consequence of creating fragmentation and undermining trust. Arguments for and against such proposals are often based around idealised concepts and expectations of the Internet rather than focusing on objective assessments of the Internet’s technical features or weaknesses. This showcase session will introduce the findings of the study and discuss a refreshed understanding of the Internet as it is implemented around the world today, with special focus in the Asia-Pacific region. It will provide an open space for the Asia-Pacific Internet community to discuss their thoughts about the evolution of the Internet and its development.
Methodology / Agenda
- Introduction to problem statement (5 mins) - Presentation of the Study on the Internet’s Technical Success Factors by Analysis Mason (15 mins) - Facilitated dialogue with community (40 mins) * Open discussion to receive reactions to the Study * Breakout groups according to focus areas (either pre-selected or discussed at the session) * Summary of breakout groups and proposed path forward
Please provide 3 subject matter tags that best describe your session.
#BGP #NewIP #itiswhatitis
Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
|Name||Designation||Organization||Economy of Residence||Stakeholder Group||Gender||Status of Confirmation|
|Moderator (Primary)||Pablo Hinojosa||Strategic Engagement Director||APNIC||Australia||Technical Community||Male||Confirmed|
|Moderator (Back-up)||Joyce Chen||Senior Advisor - Strategic Engagement||APNIC||Singapore||Technical Community||Female||Confirmed|
|Speaker 1||Michael Kende||Senior Adviser||Analysys Mason||Switzerland||Private Sector||Male||Confirmed|
|Speaker 2||Julia Allford||Associate Consultant||Analysys Mason||UK||Private Sector||Female||Confirmed|
|Speaker 3||Paul Wilson||Director General||APNIC||Australia||Technical Community||Male||Confirmed|
|Speaker 4||Amund Kvalbein||Partner||Analysys Mason||Norway||Private Sector||Male||Confirmed|
Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
This is a showcase session to present the results of a study commissioned to Analysys Mason after an open call for proposals. See: https://blog.apnic.net/2021/05/06/study-on-the-internets-technical-success-factors/ Before the session, there will be active communication about the progress of the study. At the start of the session, there will be a 15 minute presentation by the authors of the study. After this presentation, a facilitated discussion will take place with the APrIGF community to gauge its reactions and interpretations about the study. Of special attention is how this study describes the Internet's technical success factors in Asia-Pacific. The most important part of this session is the discussion and the reactions of the audience after hearing a progress report and some preliminary results of the study. The feedback gathered to this session will influence the conclusions of the study before it is released.