Internet Society Board of Trustees Seeks Input on Strategic Planning
Please add your input in the comments. I’ll compile and forward – David Solomonoff, President, ISOC-NY
At its 13 April meeting in Beijing, the Internet Society Board of Trustees finalized a framework of strategic guidance to help steer the direction and objectives of the organization:
Advance the Internet Society as a leader on Internet policy/governance, technology, and development on a global, regional, and local basis, achieved through:
- Strengthening and defending the open development and evolution of the Internet, including open Internet standards, technology & infrastructure development, deployment and innovation
- Advancing the open, participatory, multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance and policy approaches that support Internet principles and user-centricity
- Bridging the digital divide by growing Internet connectivity and capabilities throughout the world, with special emphasis on developing regions
- Advocating for the open, global Internet for all the world’s people
In addition, the Board also agreed that the overall thrust of ISOC’s current vision, mission, values and principles remain relevant to the organization today and provide a useful grounding for the organization and its strategy going forward.
They are working on an accelerated timeline to meet the objectives and milestones for the strategic and business planning approved by the Board of Trustees. Objectives include to:
- Identify key trends likely to impact the future of the Internet over the next 5-7 years, and possible implications on the Internet Society’s work and mission.
- Identify options for how the Internet Society can deliver the most impact on its mission into the future, including identifying potential gaps, new opportunities and strategic choices for the organization.
- Using the Board Strategic Guidance and these trends as context, define key impacts and related goals for the organization.
- Propose to the Board strategic options and alternatives for achieving key impacts.
- Recommend high-level resource allocations to implement strategic options approved by the Board
- Incorporate robust community consultation into the process.
Where or on what Internet issues and challenges do you believe the Internet Society is having a significant impact? (If possible, stories or examples of how the Internet Society has made a difference would be appreciated.)
Why do you believe the Internet Society has been successful in addressing those issues and challenges? What are the unique attributes, strengths, assets, or capabilities of the Internet Society that have contributed to that success?
Looking 5 – 7 years out into the future, what do you believe will be the issues and challenges that the Internet and the Internet Society will need to address or be prepared for, including in your particular region or location?
What attributes, strengths, assets, or capabilities do you believe the Internet Society will need to be successful in meeting those future challenges?
Are their any other considerations we should take into account moving forward?