Jiro Kokuryo

Vice President of International Collaboration
Keio University

Jiro Kokuryo is currently serving as Vice President for International Affairs. He is responsible for leading Keio University’s global outreach efforts. Professor Kokuryo’s research interests center on how to maximize the benefits of information technologies with society and economy. As a member of the Cabinet IT Strategy Headquarters, he has played a central in the development of Japan’s Internet policy and strategy. Professor Kokuryo graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1982, and obtained an MBA in 1988 and a doctorate of business administration in 1992 from Harvard Business School.

Jun Takei

WIDE Project
Keio University

Jun Takei received his B.E. and M.E. from University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo in 1990 & 1992. Dr. Takei joined Japan Communication Satellite Co. (Now JSAT Co.) in 1992 as a systems engineer at Yokohama Satellite Control Center (YSCC).
He received his Ph.D from Keio University in 2003. Since 2005, he has been working at Intel Japan as a senior researcher and now as policy manager. He has been a WIDE project researcher since 1992 and now serves as a board member of the WIDE project.

China, Hong Kong

Xing Li

Tsinghua University

Professor Xing Li is Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University. His research interests center on advanced communication and Internet design. He is Co-Chair of the Coordination Committee of the Intercontinental Research Network (CCIRN) and serves in the Internet Society. He received his Ph.D in electrical engineering from Drexel University.

Hong Xue

Beijing Normal University

Hong Xue is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for the Internet Policy & Law at Beijing Normal University (BNU). Professor Xue specializes in intellectual property law, information technology law and the Internet governance. She is an elected Top Ten Nationally Distinguished Young Jurists by the China Law Society.

Professor Xue is an invited professor to teach at Torino Law School-WIPO Master of Laws in Intellectual Property and is the Microsoft Fellow of Yale Information Society Project and the Chinese Leader for Global Academy on Access to Knowledge. She is the only Asian Scholar in the Executive Committee of the International Association for Promotion of the Advanced Teaching and Research of Intellectual Property (ATRIP), the Editorial Board of World Intellectual Property Journal, the Expert Advisory Board of Diplo Foundation. Professor Xue serves as an arbitrator at CIETAC, UDRP neutral at WIPO and ADNDRC and founder of CNDRP.


Kilnam Chon

Professor Emeritus

Professor Chon contributed to the Internet’s growth in Asia through his extensive work in advancing Internet initiatives, research, and development. Chon has worked on networking systems, including the Internet, since the early 1980s. He founded and is the current chair of various regional Internet organizations such as Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN), and Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Forum (APTLD). Professor Chon received a PhD degree in computer science from University of California, Los Angeles in 1974, and a BS degree in engineering science from Osaka University. He continues to teach at KAIST, as well at Keio University.

Jung-Hoon Lee

Yonsei University

Jung-hoon Lee is currently professor of Technology & Innovation management at the Graduate School of Information, Yonsei University. He was a visiting scholar with the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SPRIE), Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2011-2012. Professor Lee’s recent research focuses on IT-based service design and implementation in urban planning and development. Professor Lee received a B.Eng./MSc. from the University of Manchester, his MSc from the London School of Economics, and Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.

YJ Park

SUNY Korea

Dr. Youn Jung Park (a.k.a. Y.J. Park) has been actively engaged with national, regional and global Internet Governance dialogues since 1999. While working as the acting chief executive officer of Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (2001 ~ 2002), she promoted the concept of multilingual domain names on the Internet working closely with many stakeholders including Internet Society. Her main research areas are the governance of Internet related organizations and the participation of different stakeholders in these institutions. Prior to her work at SUNY Korea, YJ was a senior research fellow at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at TUDelft in the Netherlands where she conducted postdoctoral research on Internet governance. She advises the Korean government on Internet Governance matters and has often been invited by them to serve as an expert member/observer of the Korean delegation at leading international meetings where Internet matters are discussed, including ITU, WSIS and IGF. YJ chaired adhoc sessions at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary meeting in Busan. Dr. Park holds a Ph.D. in Information, Science and Technology from Syracuse University.

Nohyoung Park

Korea University

Nohyoung Park is the Director of the Cyber Law Centre at Korea University. He graduated from the College of Law, Korea University (LL.B., 1981), the Graduate School, Korea University (LL.M., 1983), Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1985), and the University of Cambridge (Ph.D. in International Law, 1990). His main research interests cover international economic law, negotiation and mediation, and cyber security and data privacy.

Jae Kyu Lee

Chair Professor, College of Business

Jae Kyu Lee is the HHI Chair Professor in the College of Business, and currently serves as the head of Graduate School of Green Growth and the Director of EEWS (Energy, Environment,Water, and Sustainability Initiative) Research Center (former EEWS Initiative) at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). He has been a Professor of Management Information Systems and Electronic Commerce at KAIST since 1985, and served as Dean of the College of Business during 2006-7. He is currently the President-Elect and Fellow of Association for Information systems, the global organization of 4,000 IS researchers.

He received a B.A. in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University (1973), a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the KAIST (1975) and a Ph.D. in Operations and Information Systems from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1985).He was a visiting professor of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania (2000), University of Texas at Austin (1995), Carnegie-Mellon University (1989), and City University of Hong Kong (2001).


Yudho Giri Sucahyo

Associate Professor
University of Indonesia

Yudho Giri Sucahyo is actively involved in ICT communities in Indonesia as a Board Member of PANDI (.id ccTLD Registry), Vice-chairman of ISOC (Internet Society) Indonesia-Jakarta Chapter, Member of MAG (Multistakeholder Advisory Group) ID-IGF (Indonesia Internet Governance Forum), and Academic Relations Director ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) Indonesia Chapter. He received his B.E., Masters degree in computer science from the University of Indonesia, and his Ph.D in computer science from the Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

Abu Bakar Munir

University of Malaya

Professor Abu Bakar Munir is an internationally renowned scholar, expert and consultant on ICT law and data protection law. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. Currently, he is a Professor at the Faculty of Law and an Associate Fellow at the University Of Malaya Malaysian Centre Of Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS). Professor Munir was appointed the Adviser to the Government of Malaysia on data protection law in 2007 and was instrumental in crafting and the passing of the Personal Data Protection Act of 2010.


Dave Farber

Carnegie Mellon University

Dave Farber, Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Farber created the world’s first operational distributed computer system and helped train the first generation of academics and engineers that built the global Internet. He served as chief technologist at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during a critical period in the development of the Internet. Dave has been called the “grandfather” of Japan’s Internet because of his key role in sharing Internet technologies with Japanese researchers in the early days of the Internet,

Richard Dasher

Consulting Professor
Stanford University

Richard Dasher is Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center and, concurrently, Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems.His research and teaching focus on innovation systems and the impact of new technologies on industry structure and dynamics. Dr. Dasher serves on selection and review committees of major government funding programs for science, technology, and innovation in Canada and Japan. He is an advisor to start-up companies, business accelerators, venture capital firms, and nonprofits in the U.S., China, Japan, and S. Korea. He received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics from Stanford University.

Steve Eglash

Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives
Computer Science Department
Stanford University

Steve Eglash is Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. Steve structures and manages research programs, bridging research and industry, working to improve the impact and relevance of academic research at Stanford. He is executive director of the Stanford Data Science Initiative (Stanford’s university-wide program on big data), Artificial Intelligence Lab, Secure Internet of Things Project, and Stanford AI Lab-Toyota Center for Artificial Intelligence Research. Steve is a member of the Stanford Computer Science Strategic Planning Committee (2017), a member of the advisory committee for the Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences, Co-Chair of the SLAC National Accelerator Lab-Stanford Energy Task Force (2014), and a member of the SLAC-Stanford Energy Task Force (2011). Steve is an associate member of the National Academies Panel on multiple data sources. He was founding executive director of Stanford’s Energy & Environment Affiliates Program and architect of the Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium, a US Department of Energy-funded research organization.

Steve received a PhD and MS from Stanford University, and a BS from the University of California at Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the SPIE, a former Board member of the MRS, and a member of ACM, IEEE, MRS, OSA, and SPIE. Steve is chair of the Santa Clara University College of Arts & Sciences Leadership Board. He is a former Utilities Commissioner for the City of Palo Alto. Steve has been involved in humanitarian projects such as the Tech Museum Awards for Technology Benefiting Humanity.

Peter Cowhey

Graduate School of Pacific Studies, UC San Diego

Peter F. Cowhey is the Dean and Qualcomm Professor of Communications and Technology Policy at the Graduate School of Pacific Studies at UC San Diego. In the Clinton Administration he served as Senior Counselor and then Chief of the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission during its overhaul of its global competition policies and forging of a WTO agreement on telecommunications services. Cowhey is head of policy studies for the California Institute on Telecommunications and Information Technology and Chief Policy Officer for the Aspen Institute’s International Digital Economy Accords project.

Jonathan Aronson

University of Southern California

Jonathan Aronson is Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California as well as Professor of International Relations at USC. Professor Aronson writes on issues related to international communication policy, globalization and international trade and trade negotiations. His current research focuses on ways in which communication and network developments related to privacy, equity, standard setting, competition policy, and international intellectual property shape the path of globalization. His most recent writings consider the implications of new communications technologies for globalization and international communications competition. Aronson graduated from Harvard University and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Robert Manning

Resident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

Robert A. Manning is a senior fellow with the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security and its Strategic Foresight Initiative at the Atlantic Council.

Previously, he served as a senior Strategist at the National Counterproliferation Center in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) from 2010 to 2012, and as the director of long-range energy and regional/global affairs at the US National Intelligence Council’s Strategic Futures Group from 2008 to 2010. From 2005 to 2008, Manning served as a member of the US Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff, and from 2001 to 2005, he was senior counsellor for energy, technology, and science policy at the US Department of State, where he advised the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs and other senior officials on a range of issues including energy and climate change policy and new energy technologies.

From 1997 to 2001, he was director of Asian studies and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He led several CFR task forces, including the Korea Task Force and the Southeast Asia Task Force among others. Manning was previously an adviser for policy and public diplomacy to the assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the State Department and served as an adviser to the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1988 to 1989.

Emily McReynolds

Program Director
Technology Policy Lab
University of Washington

Emily McReynolds is the Program Director for the Tech Policy Lab. A collaboration between the University of Washington's Law School, Information School, and Computer Science & Engineering, the Lab focuses on emerging technology with the goal to strengthen and inform technology policy. She writes and researches at the intersection of data privacy, anonymity, and security with an emphasis on policy surrounding emerging technologies. Emily's work includes analyses of the privacy and security impact of Internet of Things devices, privacy in the technical process of big data, and the law and policy implications of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies.

She is the current co-Chair of the Washington State Access to Justice Board Tech Committee where she has directed projects on access to electronic records and worked to convene technologists and lawyers in a Tech Symposium.

Prior to the Tech Policy Lab and her J.D., she spent a number of years working with foundations on their grant making processes and with NGOs focused on corporate social responsibility.


Christopher Tremewan

Secretary General

Dr Tremewan was elected as APRU’s 4th Secretary General and took up the role from June 2011. He has led a consensus-building process to re-focus the organisation through implementing a new Strategic Framework that delivers increasing value to its members. Before heading the APRU Secretariat, he was the Vice-President/Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) of the University of Auckland, New Zealand's leading research university.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in social anthropology from the University of Auckland, a Ph.D. in political science (on Southeast Asian politics) from the University of Canterbury, and a master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.

He was a visiting professor at Peking University in 2007 - 2008, and a visiting fellow at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 2003. He was elected a senior associate member of St. Antony's College, Oxford University, in September 1991 from where he published the book The Political Economy of Social Control in Singapore (Macmillan and St Martin’s Press, 1994, reprinted 1996).


Jim Foster

Executive Director
The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy

Senior Researcher
Keio University Global Research Institute

Jim Foster is Executive Director for The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE), a regional think tank based in Tokyo which works closely with The Asia Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a consortium of 45 leading research universities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He is interested in the intersection of technology and policy with a particular focus on how regulatory frameworks impact on innovation and growth. He is also active on global Digital Economy issues especially as they related to privacy, security and competition policy concerns.

He is a former Vice President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) and a founder of the ACCJ Internet Economy Task Force, which supports the US-Japan Internet Economy Dialogue.

Dr. Foster graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1971 and received his Ph.D. in Government from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1980. He is a former US diplomat and worked as Director of Corporate Affairs for Microsoft Corporation in Tokyo.

Omair Qazi

Managing Director
The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy

Senior Researcher
Keio University Global Research Institute

Omair Qazi is Managing Director for The Asia Pacific Institute for the Digital Economy (APIDE), a regional think tank based in Tokyo which works closely with The Asia Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a consortium of 45 leading research universities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

He currently works on the APRU Digital Economy Initiative, launched in 2014 which focuses on convening regional experts with leaders in business, government, and the digital community to develop and advocate policies on the Digital Economy for the Asia-Pacific. He is also a Senior Researcher at the Keio University International Center for the Internet & Society.

Omair graduated from the University of California, San Diego with degrees in Political Science and International Relations. He completed his Masters education at Keio University in Public Policy, focusing on strategic ICT deployment by governments for communities in Southeast Asia and Japan.