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01|29|2010 11:13 pm EDT

David Olive joins ICANN as VP Policy Development Support

by Frank Michlick in Categories: People

ICANN has named David Olive Vice President of Policy Development Support. Olive ends his 20 year tenure at Fujitsu where he most recently was General Manager and Chief Corporate Representative in the Washington office and will join ICANN on February 15th, 2010. He has also served as a member of the Commercial Board of Directors of TechAmerica and as the Public Policy Chairman for the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA), a consortium of over 70 information technology industry associations from economies around the world.

“ICANN is undoubtedly one of the most important entities on the globe in terms of Internet governance,” said Olive. “So it’s exciting to land in a position, where I can exercise my passion for foreign affairs while exploiting my experience in technology policy formation.”

“David’s skill sets are a perfect match for this position,” said Rod Beckstrom, ICANN’s CEO and President. “Our unique bottom-up policy formation model gives our international community an instrumental role in the development of ICANN’s policies. And while that translates into some amazing opportunities, it also creates some unique challenges, and there’s no doubt that with his demonstrated excellence in diplomacy and collaboration David is up to managing those challenges.”

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February 1, 2010 @ 2:19 am EDT

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Drew

February 1, 2010 @ 4:09 pm EDT

Wow!

For a “technical coordination body” they sure are bloating up nicely.

“ICANN’s role is very limited, and it is not responsible for many issues associated with the Internet, such as financial transactions, Internet content control, spam (unsolicited commercial email), Internet gambling, or data protection and privacy.”

Unless .xxx is involved, of course :^)

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