(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) has elected four new members to its Board of Directors. The four – Melinda Clem of Afilias, Jordan Jacobs of SingleHop, Ditlev Bredahl of OnApp and Graeme Bunton of Tucows – join the i2Coalition’s Board with years of experience dealing with the nuts and bolts of the Internet – including the cloud, web hosting and domain name registry. These four new members will be joining seven returning members who will be serving their second terms.
“Today’s announcement of the four newest board members represents an exciting next step in the growth and evolution of the i2Coalition,” said Christian Dawson, Chair and Co-Founder of i2Coalition. “Each of these four Internet warriors bring an incredible breadth of knowledge and experience to our cause, and with their support, the i2Coalition is poised to be the leading voice on the issues that impact the Internet infrastructure community.”
Melinda Clem, Afilias
Melinda Clem has nearly 20 years of finance, strategy and corporate development experience in the telecommunications and Internet infrastructure sectors. She currently has her own independent consulting business, where she focuses on the domain industry, and specifically, works with Afilias, the world’s second largest domain name registry, on a variety of their new TLD opportunities. Melinda also brings experience from early stage projects in retail data analytics, mobile applications and IoT initiatives.
Jordan Jacobs, SingleHop
Jordan Jacobs is the VP of Products of SingleHop, a hosted IT infrastructure and cloud computing company. He has more than a decade of experience in business strategy and product development in the cloud, hosting, and managed services market. Jordan is extremely technical with practical business aptitude derived from professional experiences spanning from cloud architecture and design, to data center engineering.
Ditlev Bredahl, OnApp
Ditlev Bredahl is the CEO of OnApp, a company that provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service software for hosts, telecos and MSPs. He is an Internet and hosting industry veteran, with more than 18 years of experience leading hosting and related technology companies. Before founding OnApp, Ditlev led UK2 Group’s hosting companies as Managing Director and CEO, and spearheaded the launch of VPS.NET, which now operates one of the world’s top 5 public clouds.
Graeme Bunton, Tucows
Graeme Bunton is the Manager of Analytics and Insights and the Manager of Public Policy for Tucows Inc, where he is actively engaged in numerous international working groups addressing Internet governance issues, including protecting registrant privacy and planning the transition of the IANA functions. Graeme is committed to making the world a better place through technology and the Internet.
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 http://www.i2Coalition.com.