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Internet Infrastructure Coalition to Host Issues & Trends Panels at HostingCon

June 14
03:18 2013

Web HostingAustin, TX – The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) will host a series of “Issues and Trends” panels with leaders of the Internet industry during HostingCon next week in Austin, TX. The panels will focus on the necessity of maintaining a free and open Internet, the future of privacy for customers, the importance of Internet infrastructure organizations in the global economy and the ongoing battles with “patent trolls.”
WHAT: Issues and Trends Panels at HostingCon

WHEN: The Borderless Internet
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Money Stealing Trolls
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
10:00 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

The Internet in 2020: The Fight for Our Future
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

The Future of Customer Privacy
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 a.m.
Note: All times Central Daylight Time

WHERE: Austin Convention Center
Ballroom D
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

WHO: “The Borderless Internet”
o David Snead, co-founder and Board Member, i2Coalition
o Alex de Joode, Senior Regulatory Counsel, LeaseWeb USA Inc.
o Marco Houwen, Founder and CEO, LuxCloud
o Todd Mitchell, VP, Strategic Planning, SoftLayer
o Ben Welch-Bolen, Co-Owner and CEO, World Wide Web Hosting LLC

“Money Stealing Trolls”
o Jeff Hunsaker, President U.S. Operations & Chief Services Officer,UK2 Group
o Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney and Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents for Electronic Frontier Foundation
o Russ Reeder, President and COO, Media Temple Inc.
o Alan Schoenbaum, Senior VP And General Counsel, Rackspace
o John Golden, Professor of Patent Law, Administrative Law, and Contract Law, University of Texas

“The Internet in 2020: The Fight for Our Future”
o Christian Dawson, Co-Founder and Board Chair of i2Coalition
o Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Consumer Electronics Association
o Michael McGeary, Chief Political Strategist of Engine Advocacy
o Erik Martin, General Manager of Reddit
o Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney and Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents for Electronic Frontier Foundation
o Drew Curtis, Founder and Administrator of Fark

“The Future of Customer Privacy”
o David Snead, Co-Founder and Board Member, i2Coalition
o Ron Yokubaitis, Founder and Co-CEO, Data Foundry
o Katie McAuliffe, Federal Affairs Manager for Tax Reform and Executive Director, Digital Liberty
o Gregory Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director of the Project on Freedom, Security and Technology, Center for Democracy and Technology
o Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.
o David Bryson, Executive VP and General Counsel, Endurance International Group (EIG)

About i2Coalition
The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) supports those who build the nuts and bolts of the Internet, and we treat it like the noble profession that it is. We believe the continued growth of the Internet is vital for growing an environment of innovation and seek to engage in ways to foster success of the Internet and Internet infrastructure industry. We seek to influence decision makers to weigh decisions on whether they are good or bad for the Internet economy and its foundational industries. In short, we seek to foster growth within the Internet infrastructure industry by driving others to harness the Internet’s full potential. To learn more about i2Coalition, visit

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