Pari Esfandiari

Pari Esfandiari

President at Global TechnoPolitics Forum
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Pari Esfandiari is the co-founder and president at the Global TechnoPolitics Forum. She is a member of the advisory board at APCO Worldwide and served on the at-large advisory committee (ALAC) at ICANN and EURALO. She was a nonresident senior fellow and a member of the Action Council at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. She is a serial entrepreneur, internet pioneer, and an avid environmentalist.
Esfandiari is an entrepreneur, internet pioneer, and sustainable development executive. She has worked across diverse industries ranging from FinTech, e-commerce, and smart cities. Esfandiari holds a doctorate from Oxford Brookes University in the sustainability business. Her latest publication is a major study on “Data Governance and Geopolitics”.

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It is almost 25 years since the Internet was privatized by the U.S. government. ICANN was formed by Esther Dyson and Jon Postel as a California-based non-profit with the responsibility to administer the Internet. However, the U.S. government retained limited control, primarily through the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). It was the revelations, in 2013, of highly classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents by Edward Snowden that sparked global concerns over the U.S. dominance of the Internet.  more

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