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Sivasubramanian Muthusamy - President ISOC India Chennai

Sivasubramanian Muthusamy is the President of ISOC India Chennai and immensely values the Internet Model. He has taken part in the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of Internet Economy at Seoul, Korea, and took part at the APNIC 24 and SANOG events in New Delhi. As a person who believes in a well balanced system of Governance in its minimal form, he has been actively participating in the key discussions on Internet Governance, especially at the Internet Governance Caucus mailing lists. He is associated with One Web Day and has volunteered to handle the Stories task.

He believes that there can be a solution acceptable to all stakeholders who have conflicting interests. One of his early papers on the Internet Architecture issues sent as a mail to W3C proposed “Costume Party Model” for “Reconciling Society's Concern's for Privacy with the imperative of Authentication” - an idea that he now considers imperfect. He is working on concepts that would further the Internet Model as the world moves towards the next billions of Internet Users and a richer Internet.

Within ISOC, apart from his attention to local programs and events, he takes part in ISOC global committees on the Sphere Project (a project to redesign information flow) and the in the design of the Association Management System. He continuously interacts with other ISOC Chapter Delegates worldwide as also with senior ISOC functionaries for guidance and to contribute to the ISOC process. He takes part in various discussions on key policy related issues, including issues related to IPV6 transition and the growth of ICANN.

His interest in the growth and evolution of the Internet stems from an innate desire to contribute very significantly to the world at large on a macro level. In 1991 he was one of the four delegates from India to the one of its kind International Model United Nations organized by the Junior Chambers International and held at the UN General Assembly Hall in New York where he introduced a spiritedly debated draft resolution to strengthen the United Nations. He has taken part in the Rotary Group Study Exchange program to Argentina and Paraguay in 1994 and earlier in a short term exchange program to Germany. He has traveled widely in India and have traveled to Argentina, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Tanzania visited the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Nederland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Nepal, Singapore, Bangkok, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Korea. He is taking part in a Diplo Foundation course on Internet Governance Forum so as to gain a depth of knowledge on Internet issues to take part in the Internet Governance process with the right understanding. Some of his blogs are http://isocmadras.blogspot.com and http://wealthyworld.blogspto.com He has published articles at a Citizen Journalism portal on the Internet Model which experienced a censorship issue and other articles that were well read. He is a graduate in Business (MBA) from India with 19 years of cross functional business experience, now giving shape to Turiya, a Start Up in its pre-funding stage, to make Desktop, Mobile PCs and Mobile Internet Devices around an UNIX operating system. He is a Strategic planner with vivid conceptual traits, comfortable with technology, especially on a macro scale. He is an effective communicator & team leader combined with the ability to interact effectively with people of diverse nationalities worldwide.

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