2023 ASO Address Council (ASO AC) Election


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LACNIC Electoral Commission presents the candidate to this electoral process:

The application received for the position will remain vacant from January 1, 2024.


Jorge Daniel Villa


Jorge Villa has a master's degree in Telematics as well as a degree in Telecommunications Engineering (José Antonio Echeverría Polytechnic University, Havana, Cuba).

He is currently Technical and Operations Director at the Cuban National University Network (REDUNIV).

He has been involved in relevant projects and initiatives related to the Internet and academic networks both in Cuba and abroad, including the connection of Cuba to the Internet, the creation of the CLARA Network, the creation of the Cuban National Academic Network, large-scale training on Internet technologies and knowledge management for the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), public consultations in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean on the IANA Functions Stewardship Transition, and participation (by appointment of the NRO EC) in the ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability).

Over the past 25 years, he has collaborated with various organizations such as the Canary Research and Development Institute, UNESCO, UNDP, Internet2, IPv6 Task Force Mexico, NSRC, the Internet Society, LACNIC, and LACNOG. 

Jorge Villa has given lectures in regular and postgraduate courses, seminars, and events both in Cuba and abroad, and has also provided consultancy services. In addition, he has served as a tutor, consultant, external examiner, and part of the engineering and master's theses evaluation committee.

Founder of the IPv6 Cuba Task Force and the Cuban Network Operators Group. Current Chair of the LACNOG Program Committee and member of the LACNIC Technical Forum (FTL) Committee.

Currently serving as representative for the region of Latin America and the Caribbean on the ASO Address Council (ASO AC), an organization he has previously co-chaired.

Motivation for nomination:

Prestigious professional who contributes to the Latin American and Caribbean Internet community in various capacities, including to to the proper development of LACNIC and LACNOG meetings, as well as of various regional forums and initiatives.

He has done excellent work with the ASO AC, making valuable contributions to the activities that have been carried out. This includes serving as vice chair of the ASO AC on two occasions, participating in the ICANN Ethos Award Committee, and participating (as a member appointed by the NRO-EC) in both phases of the ICANN Cross Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-Accountability), whose work was essential for successfully completing the process of transitioning the IANA functions stewardship to the global Internet community. 

His experience, commitment, responsibility, knowledge, and work are of great value to the region and to the ASO AC, which is the reason we are nominating him for a new period in that organization.

Country of citizenship: Cuba

Country of residence: Cuba

Organization name: Ministerio de Educación Superior

Name of nominating individual: Alain Lamadrid Vallina

Organization of nominating individual: Ministerio de Educación Superior

Expressions of support: Erika Vega (LACNOG), Hugo Salgado (NIC Chile), Marcela Orbiscay (GridTICs - UTN FRM), Gustavo Mercado (AR­GUFR­LACNIC), Ariel Weher (Self), Max Larson Henry (ISOC.ht/ transversal.ht), Hernan Moguilevsky (PIT Chile), Tomas Lynch (LACNOG), Christian O'Flaherty (individual), Ricardo Patara (Personal).