Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui, director of Internet Niue’s service provider RockET Systems Limited, has been elected to the board of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the world-wide Internet Society (PICISOC). He will also serve as PICISOC secretary for two years.
The chapter, which represents the interests of Oceania-Pacific internet users, seeks to provide impartial and relevant advice to Pacific Island governments and internet users.
PICISOC has been at the forefront of a number of important initiatives in the region, including geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (RS); the move to IPv6; cybersecurity; working in collaboration with the Pacific Network Operators Group and other related groups; access for people with disabilities; internet governance; and improving the availability of free and open software).
PICISOC’s annual conference, PacINET, brings together many internet practitioners from around the region. Representatives from Internet Niue are regular attendees at the conference and have been strong supporters of PICISOC activities over the years.
Emani says most Pacific Islands face similar challenges in providing internet services that meet the expectations of 21st century users.
“So it’s important that we share experiences and knowledge, and work together to provide our users with the best possible internet technology and service. PICISOC is the best forum for doing that.”