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

20 October 2008
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Committee: Executive Committee of BoT
Document: Excomm-08-3
Revision:
Supersedes:
Status: Unconfirmed
Maintainer: Minutes taken by Scott Bradner.
Access: Unlimited

Present:
Daniel Karrenberg (Chair)
Ted Hardie (Treasurer)
Lynn St.Amour
Desiree Miloshevic

Also present:
Scott Bradner (Secretary)
Greg Kapfer

Apologies were received from Franck Martin

The Executive Committee of the ISOC BoT met on Monday 20 October, 2008 from 3:04 to 3:55 PM ET by teleconference.

I. Opening Comments from the Chair
Daniel asked if anyone had any requests to change the agenda. There were none.

II. Operational Updates
A) Organization Expansion Update
Lynn reported that the new ISOC COO Jon McNerney will be starting tomorrow and the new ISOC VP for Strategic Communications and Planning Scott Hoyt will be starting next month. She said that these two new hires finalize the reorganization of the high-level ISOC staff.

B) 2009-2011 Business Plan and Budget Update Lynn reported that the staff was busy finalizing the 2009-2011 Business Plan and Budget. She reported on a number of strategic retreats with the existing staff to help finalize the plans. Greg Kapfer reviewed the budget update he provided earlier. He noted a $100 K reduction in the ISOC contribution to the IETF operations budget and about $50K increase in ISOC contribution towards capital projects. In response to a question from Daniel, Lynn said that the capital projects included mainly further improvements to the data tracker. Greg reported that PIR had included a $15 M contribution in their draft budget for next year but this was not yet final. He also noted that PIR will likely provide $11.5 M in contribution this year. Greg noted that the draft ISOC draft budget includes 1.5 people to work on the membership system. He reported that the total ISOC head count by the end of the next year is expected to be 47.

III. IETF Trust Provisions Update
Ted said that it looked like the IETF Trust had completed its license agreement for IETF materials. He also noted that there was no board action required.

IV. Proposed Agenda for Board Meeting #69
Daniel and Lynn reviewed the proposed agenda for the upcoming board meeting. Lynn reminded the excom that there would be a joint IESG/IAB/ISOC board lunch on Friday and solicited topics for an agenda for that lunch. Daniel suggested a short report on ISOC?s activities relative to the ITU. He also suggested that Lynn remind the whole board about the lunch and ask for topic suggestions. Lynn said that she expected the board agenda would include status and overviews for the ISOC departments and initiatives. Daniel encouraged Lynn and staff to focus the budget discussion on why ISOC is undertaking each activity and what specific results are expected.

V. AOB
The call was adjourned at 3:55 PM ET.