Contributed by: Charles Mok
From 15th to the 25th February, the best and brightest of the Internet world gathered in Hong Kong, for what turned out to be the largest Internet community gathering in the Asia Pacific region: “APRICOT-APAN 2011” which was hosted by Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter and DotAsia Organization.
APRICOT (Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies) is the annual conference of the Asia Pacific Internet Association (APIA), and has since 1996 become the biggest event for Internet service providers, public network builders and technologists, while APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network) is made up of national laboratories and universities researchers.
This is the first time APRICOT-APAN was held concurrently, the event was successful beyond our expectations – with over 1,500 participants from more than 60 countries around the world, including, not only Asia Pacific but Europe, the Americas and Africa.
We were fortunate to have Dr Vint Cerf, one of the Fathers of the Internet and Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, and Dr Ya-Qin Zhang, Microsoft Corporate Vice President and Head of Microsoft’s Asia Pacific Research Lab, to be our opening keynote speakers, and Dr H. David Lambert, CEO of Internet2, was our closing keynote speaker.
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