Byron Holland is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). View bio
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of attending the Canada 3.0 Forum in Stratford, Ontario. This event drew together Canadians involved in digital media to talk about key issues facing Canada’s digital community. It was incredibly inspiring to spend a couple of days in the company of some of Canada’s most influential digital leaders, and got me thinking about the importance of what CIRA does.
At CIRA, it’s our Board of Directors who set the policies and strategies that steer our activities. That’s why this time of year is so important to CIRA – this week we started accepting applications from Canadians to join our Board.
It’s an important job and an incredibly rewarding one as well. Board membership provides opportunity to:
- Work with leaders in the Canadian Internet community.
- Help shape the strategies and policies that affect the .CA domain.
- Gain insight and experience around technical innovation, Internet policy and organizational governance.
I know it sounds a tad overstated, but it really is your chance to help shape the Internet in Canada.
If you are interested, I encourage you to visit our elections website for more details. Applications will be accepted until June 11.