Jiro Kokuryo

Vice President of International Collaboration
Keio University

Jiro Kokuryo is currently serving as Vice President for International Affairs. He is responsible for leading Keio University’s global outreach efforts. Professor Kokuryo’s research interests center on how to maximize the benefits of information technologies with society and economy. As a member of the Cabinet IT Strategy Headquarters, he has played a central in the development of Japan’s Internet policy and strategy. Professor Kokuryo graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1982, and obtained an MBA in 1988 and a doctorate of business administration in 1992 from Harvard Business School.

Jun Murai

Keio University

Jun Murai’s research focus is global computer networking and communication. He is known as the ‘Father of Japan’s Internet’. He has received the Internet Society Jonathan B. Postel Service Award (2005), the Forum of Information Technology Funai Achievement Award (2007), and the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Personal Award (2004), in recognition of his work. He has served as an advisory member of the Japanese Cabinet’s IT Strategy Headquarters. Professor Murai obtained his Masters in Engineering in 1981, and Ph.D in Computer Science in 1987 from Keio University.

Hiroshi Esaki

University of Tokyo

Hiroshi Esaki has worked at the Research & Development Center, Toshiba Corporation. He has also served as a researcher at Bellcore, Inc. (USA) and at the Center for Telecommunication Research (Columbia University). His work led to the origin of “Multi-Protocol Label Switching” adopted by the Internet Engineering Task Force and the ATM Forum. Since 2010 he has served as the director of the WIDE Project which has led on several IPv6 research and development projects. He is the executive director of the IPv6 promotion council, which is serves to advise various Japanese government agencies. He received his B.E. and M.E. degrees from Kyushu University and his Ph.D from The University of Tokyo in 1998.

Toshio Obi

Waseda University

Toshio Obi is Professor at Waseda University’s Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, and Director of the APEC Institute of e-Government (Waseda University). He has work for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) as a program planner and is Senior Researcher at the Center of Japanese Economy & Business at Columbia University. Dr. Obi is also executive advisor to the Japanese Ministry of Labor, and acts as Chair or as senior member to various advisory committees to the Japanese government including the National e-Government Promotion Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communication, UNESCO UNITWIN Program on Disaster Management, Mobile Business Forum, and the ITU TELECOM. He received his Masters and Ph.D from Keio University.

Jun Takei

Keio University

Jun Takei received his B.E. and M.E. from University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo in 1990 & 1992. Dr. Takei joined Japan Communication Satellite Co. (Now JSAT Co.) in 1992 as a systems engineer at Yokohama Satellite Control Center (YSCC).
He received his Ph.D from Keio University in 2003. Since 2005, he has been working at Intel Japan as a senior researcher and now as policy manager. He has been a WIDE project researcher since 1992 and now serves as a board member of the WIDE project.

Motohiro Tsuchiya

Keio University

Motohiro Tsuchiya is a professor of Graduate School of Media and Governance and deputy director of Global Security Research Institute (G-SEC) at Keio University. Prior to joining the Keio faculty, he was an associate professor at Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan. Professor Tsuchiya is interested in the impact of the information revolution on international relations; regulatory policy regarding telecommunications and the Internet; and issues related to global governance and information technologies. He earned his BA in Political Science, MA in International Relations, and Ph.D in Media and Governance from Keio University.

Fumio Shimpo

Keio University

Professor Fumio Shimpo is a Professor in the Faculty of Policy Management and the Graduate School of Media and Governance. His areas of expertise include constitutional law and cyber law. He is vice-chair of the OECD Working Group on Information and Security. His research interests include cybercrime, intellectual property, internet governance, privacy and the protection of personal information and freedom of expression. He holds a Ph.D. from Komazawa University in Law

Makoto Yokozawa

Kyoto University

Dr. Yokozawa is the head professor of the Market and Organisation Informatics Systems, which is a Joint Research Unit with Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., at the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. He has been participating in many study groups on regulatory and policy issues within the Japanese government and private sector associations focusing on broadband policy, frequency management, innovation R&D and policies for a Ubiquitous Network Society.

Kan Suzuki

Keio University | University of Tokyo
Chief Policy Officer (Aide) to Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Kan Suzuki, a native of Akashi, Hyōgo and graduate of the University of Tokyo, joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1986. His passion towards nurturing the next generation lead him to start lecturing at Keio University in 1999. He was elected to the House of Councilors in 2001 and served two tenors (total 12 years) leading Japanese policy making in innovative areas of Education, Healthcare, Sports, Culture and Science and Technology. He became the first cross appointment professor between a Government and Private university in 2014. Has been appointed Advisor to Minister of Education from Februar 2015.

Satoru Yamasaki

Kougakuin University

Satoru Yamasaki is an expert on cloud security standards and head of the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC27/WG1 Japan committee. He has lead several projects for industry as part of IBM Business Consulting Services advising on privacy and security issues as well as serving as Chief Security Officer. He is the lead on the ISO/IEC 27017 Project on Cloud Computing Security, and Chair of the Committee on Cloud Security Standardization at the Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan.

China, Hong Kong

Hong Xue

Beijing Normal University

Hong Xue is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for the Internet Policy & Law at Beijing Normal University (BNU). Professor Xue specializes in intellectual property law, information technology law and the Internet governance. She is an elected Top Ten Nationally Distinguished Young Jurists by the China Law Society.

Professor Xue is an invited professor to teach at Torino Law School-WIPO Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and is the Microsoft Fellow of Yale Information Society Project and the Chinese Leader for Global Academy on Access to Knowledge. She is the only Asian Scholar in the Executive Committee of the International Association for Promotion of the Advanced Teaching and Research of Intellectual Property (ATRIP), the Editorial Board of World Intellectual Property Journal, the Expert Advisory Board of Diplo Foundation. Professor Xue serves as an arbitrator at CIETAC, UDRP neutral at WIPO and ADNDRC and founder of CNDRP.

Xing Li

Tsinghua University

Professor Xing Li is Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University. His research interests center on advanced communication and Internet design. He is Co-Chair of the Coordination Committee of the Intercontinental Research Network (CCIRN) and serves in the Internet Society. He received his Ph.D in electrical engineering from Drexel University.

Yun Zhao

University of Hong Kong

Yun Zhao is currently Director of the Center for Chinese Law at HKU. He is an arbitrator of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, and Guangzhou Arbitration Commission; an arbitrator of Lehman-Brothers-related Investment Products Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Scheme; a panelist of the Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Center and of the Online Dispute Resolution Center of the CIETAC in Beijing. Dr. Zhao is also founding Council Member of Hong Kong Internet Forum (HKIF), Honorary Member of Hong Kong Construction Arbitration Center, Member of International Institute of Space Law at Paris.


Kilnam Chon

Professor Emeritus

Professor Chon contributed to the Internet’s growth in Asia through his extensive work in advancing Internet initiatives, research, and development. Chon has worked on networking systems, including the Internet, since the early 1980s. He founded and is the current chair of various regional Internet organizations such as Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), and Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Forum (APTLD). Professor Chon received a PhD degree in computer science from University of California, Los Angeles in 1974, and a BS degree in engineering science from Osaka University. He continues to teach at KAIST, as well at Keio University.

Nohyoung Park

Korea University

Nohyoung Park is currently the Dean of School of Law, and the Director of the Cyber Law Centre at Korea University. He graduated from the College of Law, Korea University (LL.B., 1981), the Graduate School, Korea University (LL.M., 1983), Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1985), and the University of Cambridge (Ph.D. in International Law, 1990).His main research interests cover international economic law, negotiation and mediation, and cyber security and privacy.

YJ Park

SUNY Korea

Dr. Youn Jung Park (a.k.a. Y.J. Park) has been actively engaged with national, regional and global Internet Governance dialogues since 1999. While working as the acting chief executive officer of Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (2001 ~ 2002), she promoted the concept of multilingual domain names on the Internet working closely with many stakeholders including Internet Society. Her main research areas are the governance of Internet related organizations and the participation of different stakeholders in these institutions. Prior to her work at SUNY Korea, YJ was a senior research fellow at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at TUDelft in the Netherlands where she conducted postdoctoral research on Internet governance.

She advises the Korean government on Internet Governance matters and has often been invited by them to serve as an expert member/observer of the Korean delegation at leading international meetings where Internet matters are discussed, including ITU, WSIS and IGF. YJ chaired adhoc sessions at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary meeting in Busan. Dr. Park holds a Ph.D. in Information, Science and Technology from Syracuse University.

Jung-Hoon Lee

Yonsei University

Jung-hoon Lee is currently professor of Technology & Innovation management at the Graduate School of Information, Yonsei University. He was a visiting scholar with the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE), Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2011-2012. Professor Lee’s recent research focuses on IT-based service design and implementation in urban planning and development. Professor Lee received a B.Eng./MSc. from the University of Manchester, his MSc from the London School of Economics, and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.


Yudho Giri Sucahyo

Associate Professor
University of Indonesia

Yudho Giri Sucahyo is actively involved in ICT communities in Indonesia as a Board Member of PANDI (.id ccTLD Registry), Vice-chairman of ISOC (Internet Society) Indonesia-Jakarta Chapter, Member of MAG (Multistakeholder Advisory Group) ID-IGF (Indonesia Internet Governance Forum), and Academic Relations Director ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) Indonesia Chapter. He received his B.E., Masters degree in computer science from the University of Indonesia, and his Ph.D in computer science from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

Faridah Noor

Associate Professor
University of Malaya

Faridah Noor is currently the Director at the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue at the university. She holds both the Chairs for the eCulture Working Group the Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) and the Digital Cultural Heritage and Humanities at the Malaysian Research and Education (MYREN). Her research and supervision contributions are in the areas of sociolinguistics (gender, media and culture), ethnolinguistics, discourse and research methodology.

Abu Bakar Munir

University of Malaya

Professor Abu Bakar Munir is an internationally renowned scholar, expert and consultant on ICT law and data protection law. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Currently, he is a Professor at the Faculty of Law and an Associate Fellow at the University Of Malaya Malaysian Centre Of Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS). Professor Munir was appointed the Adviser to the Government of Malaysia on data protection law in 2007 and was instrumental in crafting and the passing of the Personal Data Protection Act of 2010.

Suhaimi Napis

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Suhaimi Napis received his BS (Biology) and MS (Immunobiology) degrees from Iowa State University and PhD (Plant Molecular Biology) from University of Durham. He was formerly the Director of InfoComm Development Centre (IT Centre) of Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has been involved in EU-funded research since 2008 starting with EUAsiaGrid Project followed by EGI-InSPIRE and soon EGI-ENGAGE. Apart from being instrumental in the development of Malaysia's Grid computing based on EGI, he is also actively developing the trust framework for Identity and Access Management of Malaysia and co-founded Secure Identity Federation on Unified Lightweight Access Management (SIFULAN.my). SIFULAN.my partnered with GAKUNIN Japanese Academic Access Federation with strong collaboration with TERENA's REFEDS in promoting the awareness of ISO/IEC 29115:2013 (Entity Authentication Assurance Framework).

He is a member of the Identity and Access Management Task Force of Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) to start SAML/eduGAIN/Eduroam roll-out among member nations. He is the co-founder of Malaysian Research and Education Network (MYREN) linking Malaysian research and education institutions to GEANT through TransEurasian Information Network (TEIN). He is currently the Subject-Matter Expert of the ICT Steering Committee of Ministry of Education, Malaysia.

Dr. Napis teaches Bioinformatics at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Universiti Putra Malaysia and presently holds a position as Deputy Director and Head, Industrial and International Grants Division of Research Management Centre, Universiti Putra Malaysia.

Dang Hai Hoang

Vice President
Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT) Vietnam

Dr. Hoang is Vice president of Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT), Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Vietnam as of June 2015.

For 30 years, he held various positions at the National Academy of Technology Research, the Vietnam's Post and Telecommunications (VNPT), VNCERT in the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) of Vietnam.

He is a member of various technical committees of international and national conferences, an editorial member of the science and technology journal of PTIT. He has been author and co-author of numerous technical and scientific papers, author of two patents and two books on ATM and mobile wireless networks of Peterlang. He won the Siemens Mobile Prix 2003 of Siemens AG in Germany for his scientific research work on mobile wireless networks. His research interests include telematics, mobile wireless networks, network performance, Quality of Services, information security and wireless sensor networks.

Dr. Dang Hai Hoang received Dr-Ing. (1999), Dr.-Ing.habil. (2003) both at the TU Ilmenau (Germany).

United States

Peter Cowhey

Graduate School of Pacific Studies, UC San Diego

Peter F. Cowhey is the Dean and Qualcomm Professor of Communications and Technology Policy at the Graduate School of Pacific Studies at UC San Diego. In the Clinton Administration he served as Senior Counselor and then Chief of the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission during its overhaul of its global competition policies and forging of a WTO agreement on telecommunications services. Cowhey is head of policy studies for the California Institute on Telecommunications and Information Technology and Chief Policy Officer for the Aspen Institute’s International Digital Economy Accords project.

Richard Dasher

Consulting Professor
Stanford University

Richard Dasher is Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center and, concurrently, Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems.His research and teaching focus on innovation systems and the impact of new technologies on industry structure and dynamics. Dr. Dasher serves on selection and review committees of major government funding programs for science, technology, and innovation in Canada and Japan. He is an advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, venture capital firms, and nonprofits in the U.S., China, Japan, and S. Korea. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University.

Jonathan Aronson

University of Southern California

Jonathan Aronson is Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California as well as Professor of International Relations at USC. Professor Aronson writes on issues related to international communication policy, globalization and international trade and trade negotiations. His current research focuses on ways in which communication and network developments related to privacy, equity, standard setting, competition policy, and international intellectual property shape the path of globalization. His most recent writings consider the implications of new communications technologies for globalization and international communications competition. Aronson graduated from Harvard University and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Woodrow Hartzog

Affiliate Scholar
Stanford University
Associate Professor
Samford University

Woodrow Hartzog is an Associate Professor at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University and an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. His research on privacy, data security, and robotics has appeared in numerous law reviews and peer-reviewed publications such as the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, and Michigan Law Review popular publications such as The Guardian, Wired, The Atlantic, CNN and BBC. His book, "Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies," is under contract with Harvard University Press.

Robert Pepper

Vice President
Global Technology Policy

Robert Pepper leads Cisco’s Global Technology Policy team working with governments and business leaders across the world in areas such as broadband, IP enabled services, wireless and spectrum policy, security, privacy, Internet governance and ICT development He joined Cisco in July 2005 from the FCC where he served as Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and Chief of Policy Development beginning in 1989 where he led teams developing policies promoting the development of the Internet, implementing telecommunications legislation, planning for the transition to digital television, and designing and implementing the first U.S. spectrum auctions.

Pepper received his BA. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Adam Peake

Senior Manager
Accountability, ICANN

Adam Peake is senior manager for Accountability at ICANN. He was previously a senior researcher at the Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan. Adam works on telecommunications, Internet and broadband policy, and follow-up activities for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). He has been active in policy-making activities for the deployment and development of the Internet since the mid-1990s. Adam is an expert on the development and deployment of the broadband networks, services and applications in Japan, and has conducted numerous studies for Japanese corporate clients on telecommunications/Internet/ICTs in the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia.