Community: APNIC

Short biography

Mr. Kuo-Wei Wu has technical, management and policy experience in Internet-related industry.

He is the co-founders of TWNIC (.tw operator), APTLD, CDNC (Chinese Domain Name Consortium). He is currently board member of TWNIC (2000 ~ now), APIA (Asia Pacific Internet Association, 2008~2010) and PIR (.org operator, 2009~2011), and EC of APNIC (1999~now), TWIA (Taiwan Internet Association, 2008~2010), and COSA (Chinese Open System Association, 1995~now). He has experience in supervision, financial, and governance.

In regard to Internet-related management, Mr. Wu was the deputy director of NCHC (National Center for High-Performance Computing) from 1990~1998, where he was responsible for TANET (Taiwan Academic Network) backbone operation to serve all the universities, research institutions in Taiwan and a staff of over 120 people. He is the co-founder of Asia Pacific Supercomputer Center Consortium (HPC Asia) to lead the experience sharing over ten Asia Pacific Supercomputer Centers.

He started Internet-related works since he worked for Cray Research, Inc. (1984~1990), and a vice-president of Yam Digital, Inc. (One of the leading Internet Portal in Taiwan). When he was a vice-president of Acer, Inc.. he lead the Internet service business for Acer, Inc. (2000~2004). He actively involved in ICANN activities (GAC, ALS, ccNSO, ASO) since 1999 til now. He also actively participated UN/WSIS (2004~2005), and UN/IGF (2006~2009).

He is the CEO of NIIEPA (2004~now) – a non-profit organization in Taiwan. NIIEPA provide research and consultant services in Internet policy and Information security for government, research institutions, universities, and industry.

Mr. Wu holds a mathematics BSc degree from Tunghai University (Taiwan, 1975), a MSc degree in Mathematics from University of Cincinnati (Ohio, USA, 1980), and MSc degree in Computer Science from Columbia University (NYC, 1982).

Digest of statements of support

Subject:Letter of support – Kuo Wei Wu
From: Jonny Martin
Date:Wed Mar 10 04:25:03 CET 2010

I have worked with, and been impressed by Kuo Wei Wu in several
capacities over the past four or five years. This has been primarily
through our involvement in the APNIC community, and for the past year
when he was elected to the board of the Asia and Pacific Internet
Association (APIA) of which I have been on for several years.

I have always found Kuo Wei Wu to act in a professional way, he has a
great knowledge of internet governance, working with the community,
and doing what he believes is right for the internet as a whole. I
have no doubt that he would be a great asset to the ICANN board, and
in turn the internet community at large.

Jonny Martin
(Involved primarily in the AP region – APNIC, APIA, InternetNZ,
various operator meetings, but writing this in a personal capacity).

Subject:Support for Kuo Wei Wu
From: Franck Martin
Date:Wed Mar 10 06:29:29 CET 2010

I would like to give my support for Kuo-Wei Wu to fill the ASO seat at the ICANN board.

Kuo-Wei as been representing the Asia Pacific region for a while now. I had the pleasure to work with him, either within ICANN as representative of an ALS (PICISOC) or within ISOC as trustee. Kuo-Wei has a good understanding of the Asia/Pacific region. He has the experience neccessary to be on the ICANN board and would provide adequate geographic representation.

I would also add, the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC, encompassing 22 countries and 600+ members) supports also Kuo-Wei’s nomination.

Franck Martin
CTO Avonsys
ex-ISOC Trustee, ex Chair PICISOC Board, current PICISOC board member

Subject: Support for Kuo Wei Wu
From: Wil Tan
Date:Wed Mar 10 11:56:52 CET 2010

I wish to express my support for Kuo Wei Wu to be selected for the ASO
seat on the ICANN Board.

Mr. Wu is a visionary who is deeply in touch with the industry — both
names and numbers. Being a leader, he is inspiring and yet grounded in
practical issues so that he facilitates the development of sound
policies and concrete solutions.

I strongly believe that Mr. Wu will serve the interests of the ASO
community as an ICANN board member.

Wil Tan

Subject: Support for Kuo Wei Wu
From: Gaurab Raj Upadhaya
Date:Wed Mar 10 12:17:36 CET 2010


I have known Prof. Wu for many years now, having first met him in 2003
at APRICOT in Taipei. He has been an important voice in the Internet
Community in AP region having lead many of the initiatives.

Prof. Wu and I have also served together in the APIA board, and I fully
support his nominations for the ICANN board.

Gaurab Raj Upadhaya

Subject: Kuo Wei Wu for ASO
From: Randy Bush
Date:Tue Mar 9 23:08:11 CET 2010

As chair of the APNIC Policy SIG, I have worked with Kuo Wei Wu for a
number of years, as he has been and is on the APNIC Exec Comm. He has
always been reasonable, fair, knowledgeable, and sensible. I think he
would make an excellent member of the ASO.


Subject: Support for Kuo-Wei Wu
From: Desiree Miloshevic
Date:Wed Mar 10 14:31:59 CET 2010

Dear ASO Members

I fully support Kuo-Wei Wu’s nomination for the ICANN Board.

I first met Kuo-Wei Wu at the APNIC meeting in 2004 and since then had
an opportunity to interact with him in his various
roles during many RIR, ICANN and IGF meetings.

His passion and dedication when dealing with complex and challenging
tasks of Internet administration would provide
a useful contribution to the work of the Board.

Desiree Miloshevic

International Affairs & Policy Advisor