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Welcome!  ICANN60 will be our Annual General Meeting for 2017. This seven-day meeting will be focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. For general information about ICANN60, please visit http://icann60.abudhabi
Thursday, November 2 • 13:30 - 14:30
Information Transparency Initiative

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This session is intended to provide the ICANN community with the opportunity to learn more about the Information Transparency Initiative and, more importantly ask question of the project owners, Duncan Burns, Senior Vice President, Global Communications & Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office; and David Conrad, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer. The Information Transparency Initiative is an operational activity to improve ICANN's content governance and infrastructure. This two-year initiative has two goals – rebuilding ICANN's technical infrastructure and improving content findability through the implementation of a new information architecture with concrete content governance. We will begin this work with a thorough audit and tagging of all www.icann.org content. This will form the basis of our content strategy and the ICANN ecosystem-wide taxonomy. This tagged content will be stored in a new document management system (DMS), which will enable and enforce content governance. The DMS will be married to a new content management system (CMS) which will surface this newly tagged and improved content on www.icann.org. On 23 September 2017, at the ICANN Board meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay, the Board approved the Information Transparency Initiative to address our content governance and site infrastructure issues. One of the primary objectives of this initiative is to improve the findability of ICANN's public content in all six U.N. languages. This objective is in service of ICANN's Mission and Bylaws, will help you, the community, do your work, and will help us meet our commitments to accountability and transparency. The project will begin in January 2018. Read more about the Information Transparency Initiative here: https://www.icann.org/news/blog/creating-content-governance-and-rebuilding-the-infrastructure-of-icann-s-public-sites
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Staff Leader: David Conrad
Staff Facilitator: Duncan Burns

Staff Leader & Facilitator


Thursday November 2, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
*Hall 3 (GAC)