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Kilnam Chon
South Korea
Kilnam Chon is currently Professor Emeritus at KAIST.  He had a Ph.D from UCLA in 1974, and worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory before he joined Korea Institute of Electronics Technology in South Korea in 1979 where he started Internet development project. From 1980s, he founded over ten regional and global Internet organizations including APAN. APSIG is the latest Internet organization he founded in 2016. He published the three-volume books on Asia Internet History in 2010s. He received many awards including Internet Hall of Fame, Jon Postel Internet Service Award and World Technology Award as well as the Presidential Award in South Korea based on Mountain Climbing.

Eneken Tikk

Eneken Tikk (dr.iur) is Head of Power and Strategy Analysis at the Cyber Policy Institute (CPI) in Jyväskylä, Finland. Her work at CPI focuses on questions of strategic stability, cybersecurity governance, normative leadership and state behavior. Dr. Tikk also serves as senior adviser to the board of the ICT for Peace Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland advising governments, policy makers and parliaments on international peace and security issues in the context of ICTs. In 2018, she became the first female member of the board of the Estonian Defence League’s Cyber Defence Unit.

 In her previous assignment, as Senior Fellow for Cyber Security at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Eneken launched and coordinated a network of experts in support of the UK foreign cyber policy. She led the international law thread of the UK-China track 1.5 cyber security dialogue (2014-2017). At the invitation of the Estonian MFA, Eneken has been advising the Estonian expert in the UN First Committee Group of Governmental Experts on International Information Security (UN GGE) (2012-2013; 2014-2015; 2016-2017). Eneken was the first foreign national contractor at the MITRE Corporation (2012-2016), where her work focused on analyzing and advising national cyber security strategy processes and the US cyber diplomacy.

 Before joining IISS, Eneken worked at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCD COE) in Tallinn, Estonia, where she established and led the Legal and Policy Branch and initiated the Tallinn Manual project. Eneken is an attorney in the field of information technology law at Ellex Raidla, the leading law firm in Estonia. She has consulted Estonian public authorities on legal and policy issues related to deploying and managing national information systems and services.  

 Eneken holds a PhD in law from the University of Tartu in Estonia. She has conducted post-doctoral studies on Internet of Things and emerging technologies at Cardiff University (2016) and international cyber norms at Leiden University (2017) and international cyber security at University of Toronto (2012). Dr. Tikk has long teaching experience at Tallinn Technical University and the University of Tartu. 

Xing Li
Xing Li is currently a Professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Xing Li received his B. S. degree in radio electronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1982, and his M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University, USA in 1985 and 1989, respectively. He is deputy director of China Education and Research Network (CERNET) Center, responsible for the design and operation of the CERNET and China Next Generation Internet (CNGI-CERNET2) projects. He is Chairman of Internet Special Committee of China Computer Federation, fellow of China Institute of Communications, Senior Member of Chinese Institute of Electronics and Member of Internet Society. He is a formal chairman of Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) and a formal member of executive council of Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC). He is a formal member of Internet Architecture Board (IAB) and formal Co-Chair of the Coordination Committee of the Intercontinental Research Network (CCIRN). His major research activities and interests include statistical signal processing, multimedia communication and compute networks. He has published more than 200 papers in his research areas.

Sunyoung Yang
USA/South Korea
Sunyoung Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Arizona. She received her PhD from the Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Canada, and her MA and BA from the Department of Sociology, Yonsei University, South Korea. As a cultural anthropologist, she has conducted in-depth research on Internet development since 1999 with South Korea as her specialization. She is one of the founding members of Haja Center (The Seoul Youth Factory for Alternative Culture) run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Yonsei University. As a member of the Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), she organized the second and third Asia Pacific Next Generation Camp as a chair and a vice chair. Sunyoung’s research and teaching interests concentrate on the influence of new media and information & communication technologies on society with attention to youth, labor, and gender issues in Korea and East Asia. She is currently writing a book manuscript titled, “Loser” Aesthetics of Internet Freaks in South Korea, which examines the interwoven processes between Internet development and political-economic and socio-cultural changes in South Korea through the formation of new subjectivities of Internet users. Her long-term goal is to conduct ongoing participant observation and write the real-time history of digital technologies, including the Internet and AI.

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