Kuo-Wei Wu:

Internet policy analyst and researcher with more than 30 years experience, also the CEO of NIIEPA Association in Taiwan. Kuo-Wei is the CEO of NIIEPA in Taiwan with extensive experience in ICT technology, information security, internet governance and internet policy. He is GNKS associate since 2010, ICANN Board Member and Chairman of its IANA Committee.   

He holds degrees from Tunghai University in Taiwan (B.Sc.), University of Cincinnati (MS), and Columbia University (MS). From 1984 to 1990, he was a software engineer in Vector and Parallel Supercomputer Industry.
During 1990 to 1999, he was the Deputy Director at National Center for High-Performance Computing in Taiwan. He has led projects on a variety of issues in supercomputing applications/researches, national information infrastructure in Taiwan, Taiwan Academic Network, and internet policy. He and other internet pioneers in Taiwan initiated TWNIC to operate .tw and Taiwan IP policy. He also involved in several supercomputer, internet communities and activities – SC’xx, HPC Asia, ISOC, APNIC, APTLD, ICANN, and APEC-Tel.

He was the Senior Vice President of Yam Digital Technology from 1999 to 2001, and the Vice President of Acer, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. He had led a project to develop a new ICT services business model for SMEs, and develop new ICT service products.Kuo-Wei has worked many IT, eGovernment, information security awareness, policy mechanism, internet governance projects at national and international levels. His contributions and roles include Board member of TWNIC, Executive Council of TWIA (Taiwan ISP Association), Executive Council of COSA (Chinese Open System Association), Executive Council of APNIC, Board member of PIR, Co-chair of Information Security Assessment for SMEs (APEC-Tel working group), One of the founding members for HPC Asia conference.


Edwin Horlings

senior economic researcher with wide experience in economic analysis with a focus on quantitative methods and macroeconomic analysis in the area of GNKS. Also expert in policy evaluation, and associated with GNKS since February 2007

J. Scott Marcus

expert in telecom regulatory policy issues, with expertise in economics, regulations,and technology. Scott has worked for the FCC and European Commission, and has been associated with GNKS since March 2009

Jonathan Cave

Prof.Dr. J.A.K. Cave (EU) is Professor in Economics at Warwick University, and associated with GNKS since 2007. Jonathan holds degrees from Yale (B.Sc.), Cambridge (MA), and Stanford (Ph.D.). In his position as Senior Economist at RAND Europe (up to February 2015), he has led projects on a variety of issues in telecommunications (transition from rate-of-return to price-cap regulation, legal issues arising on the electronic highway, universal service and the Internet), social policy (effects of aging European populations), industrial policy, and government's evolving role (passing on costs of government activity to private parties, market failure in the waste disposal industry, use of government procurement as a tool to spur innovation). Many of these projects involved international comparisons and teams spread across different organizations and nations. He is recently appointed as Economist member of the UK’s Regulatory Policy Committee (2015).


Jeremy Millard

Geographer, social scientist and policy analyst with more than 30 years experience in information society, regional development and governance issues and working with Maarten since 1996, associated with GNKS since February 2007

James Kahan

jim_as_professorJames Paul Kahan is mathematical social psychologist with more than 30 years experience in policy analys and policy evaluation, foresight, living in Oregon, USA, has been working with Maarten since October 1999 and associated with GNKS since November 2006, Professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and private advisor, consultant, and mentor in Oregon. From 1994 to 2005, he was the Director of Research at RAND Europe, Leiden the Netherlands. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematical social psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in psychology from Reed College, Portland Oregon; in 2002, he was Distinguished Alumnus for the Department of Psychology at UNC and in 2005, he delivered the Commencement Address at Reed. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Jim has participated in and led a variety of projects in the policy areas of information technology, safety, environment, science and technology, health, drugs, criminal justice, education, transportation, governance, strategy analysis, military command-and-control, and Army training.

He is internationally known for innovations in many methods having to do with individual and group decision making, including seminar gaming, scenario techniques, Delphi techniques, focus groups, and foresight. He has published over 200 peerreviewed articles, books, book chapters and RAND monographs. In a prior academic career, Jim taught at the University of Southern California in the Department of Psychology, as well as year-long appointments as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Université d’Aix-en-Provence, France; (twice) Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS); and Visiting Professor at the University of Haifa, Israel; the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands; and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.




Wolfgang Kleinwächter

wkis GNKS Associate since 2012 and has more than 20 years experience with Internet Governance. He is also Professor for International Communication Policy and Regulation at the Department for Media and Information Studies of the University of Aarhus in Denmark.

He is involved in Internet Governance issues since the early 1990s. He was a member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) from 2003 - 2005, a Special Adviser to the chair of the Internet Governance Forum from 2005 to 2010 and a member of the UNCSTD IGF Improvement Working Grou from 2010 to 2012. He is Board Member of ICANN since 2014, and he has been involved in ICANN since 1998 where he chaired, inter alia, the Nominating Committee (NomCom) and is since 2011 member of the GNSO Council. He is also a member of the “Panel of High Level Advisers” of the “Global Alliance for ICT and Development” (GAID), a co-founder of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG), co-founder of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things, and chair of the ICANN Studienkreis. In 2009 the Council of Europe appointed him to chair the COE Cross Border Internet Expert Group. He is chair of the IOT Governance Sub-Group of the EU Taks Force on the Internet of Things and worked as evaluator in the EUs Safer Internet Action Program (SIAP).

In the academic world, Wolfgang Kleinwächter was from 1988 - 2012 member of the International Council of the “International Association for Media and Communication Research” (IAMCR) and from 2007 to 2012 a member of the Steering Board of the EU FP 7 project “Next Generation Internet/EURO-NF”. He is the founder and chair of the “European Summer School on Internet Governance” (EURO-SSIG), has testified in hearings in the Deutsche Bundestag and the European Parliament and has published and edited more than 200 articles and 12 books.