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Welcome!  ICANN56 will be our first meeting under the Meeting B (Policy Forum) structure. This four-day meeting will be focused on sessions which are core to current policy development work and outreach, with the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees taking the lead in organizing the program. 
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Jari Arkko

Jari Arkko is the chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the standards organisation responsible for core Internet standards. He is also an Expert on Internet Architecture with Ericsson Research in Finland. At the IETF, Jari has served six years as one of the Internet Area Directors in the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and one year as a member of the IAB. From March 2013 he is serving as the General Area Director and IETF Chair. Jari has published 38 RFCs, including specifications for Mobile IPv6, EAP-AKA, Diameter, SEND, and various IPv6 related documents. He is currently most interested in strengthening the security of the Internet for better privacy, Internet governance, management of IANA, and the IETF technical work on key technologies such as HTTP 2.0, TLS 1.3, WebRTC, and Internet of Things. He also wants to cut through hype that often surrounds some aspects of our technologyAt Ericsson, Jari works in a number of research projects, and in the past, worked on the implementation of routers, VPN software, testing tools, IPv6, modem banks, cellular network nodes, AAA systems, compilers, small implementations, and AI systems. He received his Licentiate’s degree from Helsinki University of Technology in 1996.