Göran Marby, ICANN’s incoming CEO, is set to address attendees during the Welcome Ceremony of ICANN55 meeting which runs from March 5 – 10 in Marrakech, Morocco.
Also speaking during the Welcome Ceremony will be Morocco’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Digital Economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy. ICANN55 is being hosted by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT) of Morocco.
(TOP: Göran Marby, ICANN’s incoming CEO)
Other keynote speakers at the meeting will be ICANN’s outgoing CEO Fadi Chehadé and Board Chair Dr Stephen Crocker.
On May 2015, Fadi Chehadé announced his intent to depart from ICANN, and after a nearly year-long process to find his replacement, ICANN announced that Marby, a seasoned business executive and government leader, has been selected for the role.
The ICANN55 meeting is being held at a critical moment in the organization’s history, as the IANA Stewardship Transition nears completion. Stakeholders from around the world will be convening in Marrakech to finalize the proposal that will ultimately transfer stewardship of the IANA functions – key elements of the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) – from the United States government over to the global multi-stakeholder community.
Held three times a year, ICANN’s public meetings convene members of the global, multi-stakeholder Internet community, made up of individual users, businesses, civil society, governments, research institutions and non-government organizations, to discuss issues impacting the Domain NameSystem (DNS) and develop policy.