[LACNIC/Anuncios] Daily recap Day 2
alexandra at lacnic.net
Tue Oct 30 10:21:31 BRST 2012
* Welcome to our second daily recap!*
October 29th. The opening ceremony of this major event marking LACNIC's
tenth anniversary kicked off a long-awaited day of keynote presentations
by prominent regional and global personalities.
A video was presented chronicling the last 10 years of the history of
the Internet in the region (2002-2012) and highlighting the significant
progress achieved based on data such as the evolution of e-commerce,
access, broadband, computer security groups, and the number of assigned
IPs, among others. This video is now available on LACNIC's YouTube channel.
During the ceremony, Steve Crocker, Chairman of the ICANN Board,
highlighted that he was "impressed by the solid and committed work both
by Lacnic staff as by the regional community during this 10 years". More
than 360 persons were in the room.
Steve Crocker, Raúl Echeberría, Geoff Huston, Patrick Falstrom, Marcos
Galperín, Vinton Cerft (via video) and Lynn St. Amour, were among the
morning's speakers tackling the issues underlying LACNIC's tenth
anniversary: the evolution of the Internet and the opportunities and
challenges for the next 10 years.
Two panels were organized for the afternoon. The first dealt with the
issue of Internet governance and specifically focused on the upcoming
World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). The final
activity of this second day was a panel on the topic of infrastructure
for Internet development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Raul Echeberría, LACNIC's CEO, Lynn St. Amour, Internet Society
President and CEO, and Steve Crocker, ICANN Chairman, opened the
reception held at the Internet Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean
at 7 pm. At 9 pm, we enjoyed a show by LATASÓNICA, a group that proposes
the virtuous transformation of everyday objects into musical instruments
using percussion, rhythm and movement, in progressive interaction with
the audience. For those who stayed until the end of the evening, LACNIC
prepared a surprise fireworks display.
Thanks for reading us! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at 8 am
for our Policy Hour, an hour prior to the Public Policy Forum where the
large number of proposals under discussion will be presented.
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