Minutes of the Meetings of the Executive Committee of the Internet Society

14 January 2015
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Date: 2015-01-14
Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: Excomm-2015-01
Status: Confirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
Access: Unlimited

Present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Kathy Brown
Narelle Clark
Dave Farber
Bob Hinden (Chair, Board Chair)
Jason Livingood
Rudi Vansnick

Also Present
Kevin Craemer (ISOC staff)
Linda Klieforth (ISOC staff)

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Wednesday 14 January, 2015 from 9:02 PM to 10:22 PM UTC via teleconference.

1. Opening Comments
Bob opened the meeting at 9:02 PM. He asked if anyone had any conflict of interest with any of the agenda items. No one indicated any conflicts.

2. Approve minutes of 10 December Executive Committee call
The minutes were approved.

3. Report on 17 December meeting with ICANN and any follow-up actions required
The excom discussed the 17 December meeting between some ISOC and some ICANN board members and discussed what had happened since the meeting and possible next steps.

4. Update on IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group
Narelle provided, and the excom discussed, an update on the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group. She said that the group had received some proposals and had established a review process – a review will be held on Feb 6 in Singapore – but at least one expected proposal had not yet been received.

5. Update on other Internet governance developments and activities, CEO participation in WEF, etc.
Kathy reported on recent Internet governance developments and activities.

6. Status of draft charter for formation of a Chapter Advisory Council and a process / timeline for Board recognition.
The excom discussed status the draft charter for formation of a Chapter Advisory Council and discussed a process by which a petition for the formation of a Chapter Advisory Council would be considered by the Board.

7. Review of agenda items for February Board teleconference and Board meeting
Bob said that he would be sending draft agendas for the upcoming Board meetings in the next few days.

8. Status report on ISOC Board nominations process
Narelle reported that the nomcom had reviewed the nominees that had been received. She said that an initial review is in process and interviews would be scheduled with the stronger candidates soon. She said that her impression was that there would be a good number of names for the ballots.

9. Status report on PIR Board nominations process
Jason said that about 20 nominations had been received. He said that he would soon be circulating a spreadsheet with the candidate information to the excom for discussion in the next few days.

10. Call for e-vote on Staff Code of Ethics
Bob reported that the draft Staff Code of Ethics that was distributed during the last board meeting had been revised a number of times and now seems ready for approval. He suggested moving ahead with an e-vote for Board approval. Dave offered to kick off an e-vote.

11. AOB
– Branding Update
Kathy reported that James Wood had come on board as Senior Director of Communications and Media recently.

– Staff compensation
Kathy reported that the staff would be receiving their annual compensation information in the next week or so.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:22 PM.