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.