The morning opened with a presentation on the LACNIC Policy Development Process. Max Larson Henry, Chair of the Public Policy Forum, invited those present in the room to join the discussion list, to comment on the three proposals currently under discussion and, in general, to participate. Access more information here: http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/lacnic/politicas
Then, Laura Kaplan (fundraising, LACNIC), presented the different LACNIC initiatives and funds dedicated to reward and highlight successful initiatives, support research for development, promote capacity building, strengthening regional infrastructure, etc. You can see the list of LACNIC initiatives here: http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/lacnic/iniciativas
Luisa Villa (Customer Manager, LACNIC) presented LACNIC services, interesting statistics as well as Certiv6, a new methodology developed by LACNIC. Certiv6 is an initiative that aims at providing the local and global Internet community the tools needed to promote and encourage IPv6 adoption through a methodology that allows validating the IPv6 compliance of software components and systems. More information here: http://www.certi6.com/en/index.html
The panel on Critical Infrastructure in the Caribbean was held after the presentation of Carlos Martinez (LACNIC, Security and Stability Project Manager) on the RIPE Atlas program (https://atlas.ripe.net/). The panel had the following speakers: Shernon Osepa (Internet Society), Stephen Lee (CARIBNOG), Max Larson Henry (AHTIC) and Arturo Servin (LACNIC, CTO). All of them stressed the importance of IXPs in terms of greater efficiency in traffic exchange, lower costs, reduced delays, improved scalability, greater robustness and the promotion of local content development, among other benefits. Access the video of this panel here: http://www.lacnic.net/es/web/eventos/caribbean5-videos
Security was the central theme of the afternoon of this second day of activities. Carlos Martinez (LACNIC, Security and Stability Project Manager), Alvaro Retana (Cisco Systems), Mark Kosters (ARIN), Elegeline Martis (CARICERT) and Stephen Lee (CARIBNOG) presented different aspects of this topic, from routing and DNSSEC issues to information security incidents management and end user protection, among others. The video is available here: http://www.lacnic.net/es/web/eventos/caribbean5-videos
On this first day of our 5th event in the Caribbean which this year takes place in Aruba, we received the participation of more than 50 people from 14 countries of the Americas.
The first session of the day "IPv6 for sustainable Internet development in the Caribbean: Business Model and Mobile Technologies", involved several persons from 7 countries of the Caribbean region. The speakers of this dynamic and open space for dialogue were: Alvaro Retana (Costa-Rica) from Cisco Systems, Martin Levy (United-States) from Hurricane Electric, Arturo Servín (Mexico) from LACNIC with the moderation of Raul Echeberría, LACNIC's CEO. Besides talking about the challenges of IPv4 address exhaustion, different business cases for IPv6 were presented. Levy pointed out that "without IPv6 there is a potential of existing business disappearing" and Retana highlighted the great achievements in IPv6 deployment in relation to access as well as to content, indicating for example that in Brazil, 55.28% of pages are available over IPv6.
During the Opening Ceremony held with the participation of Regenie Fräser, Secretary General of CANTO, Selby Wilson, telecommunications Strategist CTU and Raúl Echeberría, Executive Director of LACNIC. Fräser highlighted the collaboration between CANTO and LACNIC illustrated by this third meeting organized in the Caribbean back-to-back by both organizations while Wilson acknowledged the presence and efforts of LACNIC in the Caribbean. Echeberría closed the session by thanking all LACNIC sponsors without whose help, the organization of this meeting would not have been possible: CANTO as the local host, SETAR as the sponsor for connectivity, NIC.br, Google, Internet Society and ICANN.
Afterwards, Raúl Echeberría presented a report of the main recent LACNIC activities and highlighted the following:
The first day of LACNIC in the Caribbean 5 wrapped up the activities with the Internet Governance Panel with the participation of Albert Daniels - ICANN, Andrew Gorton -DIGICEL, Selby Wilson -CTU, Raul Echeberría -LACNIC and the moderation of Sheron Osepa -Internet Society. Both Daniels and Wilson highlighted the importance of the participation of all interested actors and defended the "multistakeholder" model. Meanwhile, Echeberría said that the major current issues in Internet Governance discussions are privacy, jurisdiction and security, with human rights as a cross-cutting issue. Relive the panel by accessing the video here: http://youtu.be/Fhu_iZ2M_Ho
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