i2Coalition Announces Board of Advisors

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The Internet is an ecosystem of many parts.  For years, we at the i2Coalition have called for a multisakeholder approach in dealing with Internet policy.  As we continue to grow, we are excited to announce a Board of Advisors that will allow us to again put our words about the importance of multistakeholderism into action.

The i2Coalition Board of Advisors is made up of leaders in the industry with unique perspective in their specific areas.  With their input, i2Coalition will be able to augment our plans going forward with input from these aspects of the larger Internet ecosystem.

  • Content
    Erik Martin, formerly of reddit
  • Academia
    Wendy Seltzer, MIT/W3C; Berkman Center for Internet & Society; Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
  • Consumer Electronics
    Michael Petricone, CEA
  • Investment
    Liam Eagle, analyst, 451 Research
  • Tech Civil Society
    Nart Villeneuve, FireEye
  • Legal Community
    Jeanine Wright, entertainment, technology, start-up & apparel lawyer

We look forward to taking advantage of this group’s collective expertise, and ensuring that the i2Coalition takes steps that are in the best interests for our members in a way that encompasses expertise from all parts of the Internet.  Below is the full list of experts with whom the i2Coalition will be working on our Board of Advisors, and their bios.

Internet Infrastructure Coalition
Board of Advisors

Liam Eagle
Analyst, Service Providers
451 Research
Liam Eagle covers the Service Provider space for 451 Research, focusing on web and application hosting, managed hosting and cloud infrastructure. His research focuses in part on the adaptation of traditional hosting technologies and models to accommodate emerging needs. These include web presence SaaS, the focus on web professionals and the channel market for cloud infrastructure. Liam has closely covered the hosting market for more than 10 years, giving him a front-row seat for many of the transformative trends that shaped the business, including the emergence of virtualization and cloud technologies, and the development of the hosting market’s partner ecosystem.

Prior to joining 451 Research, Liam was editor-in-chief at the Web Host Industry Review, where he managed a full-time editorial staff of four, along with dozens of freelancers and other contributors. In several years as co-chair of HostingCon, he built the educational program for one of the industry’s most highly regarded and well-attended events. Liam has spoken at the Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit, HostingCon, Parallels Summit, Open-Xchange Summit and other industry events. He holds a bachelor of journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto.

Erik Martin
Former General Manager
Erik Martin is the US General Manager for Depop, a social shopping app. Involved with reddit from 2008 – 2014, former General Manager Martin oversaw reddit’s growth into a community of communities with more than 6 billion pageviews a month. Named by TIME magazine to their 2012 list of  “The 100 Most Influential People in the World,” and by Adweek to their “Adweek 50″ list of top innovators. In 2013 WIRED named Martin one of their “Tech Titans” from the last 20 years. Martin is also an outspoken supporter of protecting internet freedom and innovation and serves on the Internet Infrastructure Coalition advisory board. Martin also recently launched Assholes On Demand a pro bono service that helps senior citizens and other underserved communities sort out customer service problems with big companies. Prior to reddit, Martin advised on digital strategy for a wide range of film, music, TV and consumer brand companies. Before his internet addiction fully took hold, Martin worked as a documentary filmmaker. Originally from Chapel Hill, NC, Erik graduated from Tulane University and lives in NYC.

Michael Petricone
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
Consumer Electronics Association
Michael Petricone is the senior vice president of government affairs for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). In his position, Petricone is responsible for representing the CE industry’s position before Congress and the FCC on critical issues such as Internet freedom, wireless spectrum, and high-skilled immigration. He is a frequent speaker on policy issues impacting the innovation industry. He has been frequently listed as one of DC’s top technology lobbyists. Petricone received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his undergraduate degree from Tufts University.

Wendy Seltzer
Policy Counsel
World Wide Web Consortium (MIT/W3C)
Wendy Seltzer is Policy Counsel to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), where she leads the Technology & Society Domain’s focus on privacy, security, web payments, and social web standards. As a visiting Fellow with Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, she researches openness in intellectual property, innovation, privacy, and free expression online. As a Fellow with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Wendy founded and leads the Chilling Effects Clearinghouse, helping Internet users to understand their rights in response to cease-and-desist threats. She serves on the Board of Directors of The Tor Project, promoting privacy and anonymity research, education, and technology; and the World Wide Web Foundation, devoted to achieving a world in which all people can use the Web to communicate, collaborate and innovate freely. She seeks to improve technology policy in support of user-driven innovation and communication. Wendy speaks and writes on copyright, trademark, patent, open source, privacy and the public interest online. She has an A.B. from Harvard College and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Nart Villeneuve
Senior Intelligence Researcher
At FireEye, Nart Villenueve focuses on cyber-espionage and the criminal underground. Nart’s research, including prior work at Trend Micro and the University of Toronto, led to the discovery and documentation of multiple malware-based espionage campaigns, in-depth reports on cybercrime networks and technical analysis of Internet censorship and surveillance regimes.

Jeanine Wright
Director of Legal Affairs
True Religion Brand Jeans
Jeanine Percival Wright is Director of Legal Affairs at True Religion Brand Jeans. Before True Religion, Jeanine was the General Counsel of Media Temple, a webhosting company in Culver City, California. As General Counsel, Jeanine built a legal department from scratch, oversaw all of Media Temple’s legal issues and led the legal team that successfully sold Media Temple to GoDaddy at the end of 2013
Prior to joining Media Temple, Jeanine was an attorney with the Entertainment & Media group at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., primarily practicing in the areas of entertainment, employment, new media, intellectual property and commercial litigation. Jeanine earned her J.D., order of the coif, from USC in 2006. Immediately after law school, she clerked for the Honorable Manuel L. Real, United States District Court, Central District of California.  She went to UCLA for undergrad.

Jeanine is very involved with the Beverly Hills Bar Association, regularly volunteers at the Santa Monica Homeless Shelter, and represents victims of domestic violence pro bono.

About i2Coalition
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential.  To learn more about i2Coalition, visit www.i2Coalition.com.