Edmon Chung

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Country: Hong Kong
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Edmon Chung is the CEO of DotAsia Organisation.[1] Edmon and heads the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). Edmon serves on the Executive Committee of Internet Society Hong Kong, which serves as the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organization (APRALO) and participates extensively on Internet governance issues. Edmon also serves on the board of the Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA).

Mr. Chung led the initiative to create .asia, bringing together 29 official ccTLD managing authorities. DotAsia became a successful non-profit, known for its advocacy and regional development efforts and also its technological achievements, like its historic Pioneer Domains Program.

Industry Participation

ICANN

Edmon Chung has participated in the regional At-Large activities since their inception, assisted in APRALO, and also led the initiative that established ISOC-HK as APRALO's secretariat. He is a member of the Elections Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a councillor of the ICANN GNSO Council, and Secretariat for the ICANN APRALO. He was appointed to the GNSO Council by the Registries Stakeholder Group.[2] Edmon is also the co-Chair of the Joint ccNSO-GNSO Working Group, and the Internationalized Registration Data Working Group.[3] He is the IDN liaison for the ALAC.[4]

Edmon is currently the vice-chair of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG).

Other

Mr. Chung is a recognized expert on IDNs, and was involved in the development of the technical standards and the policy involved in implementing IDN deployment.[5] IT is a dream of his that IDNs will become a natural part of the Internet, a move he says will mark the transition to a truly global Internet.[6] He has served on many global IDN related committees, and is an inventor of patents underlying technologies for internationalized domain names and email addresses on the Internet.

He was a speaker at: APNIC 28, held in Beijing in 2009;[7] And the first IDN Event held in New York in 2010;[8] Get It Louder 2010.[9]

Awards & Achievement

  • Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurship Award, 2001.[10]
  • The Globe and Mail's Young Canadian Leaders, 2000.

Education

Edmon is a PhD candidate at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics; he currently hold a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science and Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto.[11]

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