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Wednesday, January 14 • 2:40pm - 3:40pm
The Politics of ICANN, IANA and Internet Governance
Eyes across the globe, especially in National Capitals, are on ICANN now that the IANA transition has been announced.  What is the latest on the IANA transition?  What about increasing ICANN accountability? What's with the sudden interest in ICANN from a political perspective.  And why should you care?

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Jim Prendergast

President, The Galway Strategy Group
Jim provides business strategy and public affairs counsel to corporate clients. As part of his work he is an active participant the policy making process of ICANN as well as in the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum which discusses and debates various internet governance issues that impact any organization that uses the internet, including you.

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James Bladel

Vice President Policy, GoDaddy.com
James BladelGoDaddy Vice President, Policy | | Active in the industry for 8 years. | Represent GoDaddy at ICANN, ccTLD authorities, and other policy organizations. | Elected to the GNSO Council representing North American registrars. | Chair or Participant on several ICANN working groups developing policies on Transfers, WHOIS, Accountability, Privacy/Proxy Services, Expired Names, and Abuse. | Member of the IANA Coordination Group... Read More →
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Philip Corwin

Counsel, Internet Commerce Association
Philip S. Corwin is the Founding Principal of Virtualaw LLC, a Washington, DC public policy consulting firm focused on the dynamically evolving law of electronic commerce and intellectual property. He is also Of Counsel to Greenberg & Lieberman, a Washington-based law firm specializing in intellectual property and litigation. He has been Counsel to the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) since its founding in 2006 and represents it on... Read More →
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Statton Hammock

VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Rightside
Statton is responsible for guiding Rightside on business, legal, and policy matters related to its registry operations. Prior to joining Rightside, Statton spent five years with Network Solutions as Sr. Director of Law & Policy, where he provided legal and strategic business advice related to the protection of intellectual property rights, Internet governance, data security and privacy, and compliance with ICANN policies related to the... Read More →

Wednesday January 14, 2015 2:40pm - 3:40pm
C - TheDNA Stage Tropicana Cohiba Rooms 1 & 3