Welcome to this first daily recap of LACNIC in the Caribbean 5!
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:
- LACNIC's Internet Governance work (+ info: http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/lacnic/gobernanza)
- Training and other activities for IPv6 deployment (+info: http://portalipv6.lacnic.net/en/)
- The celebration of LACNIC's 10th anniversary and the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awardees (+ info: http://www.lacnic.net/web/trayectoria/inicio)
- LACNIC's cooperation projects (+ info: http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/lacnic/iniciativas)
- The opening of the Casa de Internet of Latin America and the Caribbean (+ info: http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/lacnic/casa-de-internet)
- LACNIC in the top 5 best places to work according to Great Place to Work (+info: http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2012-gptw-lacnic)
- The organization's approval rates of 97% (+ info: http://www.lacnic.net/en/web/anuncios/2012-satisfaccion-clientes)
- Our next meeting, LACNIC 20/LACNOG 2013, which will be held in Curaçao (+info: http://eventos.lacnic.net/lacnic20)
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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