About us

The Internet Society Chennai chapter was founded in the year 2007 – 2008 with an aim to bring together stakeholders from Civil Society, Private Sector, Government and Technical Community to form a Multi-Stakeholder group of volunteers committed to the further evolution of Internet as a Universal, free and Open medium for All.

It is driven by the Internet Community’s vision that “The Internet is for everyone.”

Members of Internet Society India Chennai have extensively participated in the OECD Ministerial Meeting on Internet Economy, Internet Governance Forums (IGFs) held at Hyderabad (2008), Egypt (2009), Vilnius (2010), Nairobi (2011) and Ajerbaijan (2012), Istanbul (2014) organized Workshops and lead a Dynamic Coalition. Some members participate at the meetings of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), at APNIC, at the India Internet Governance Conference, and regularly participate in important Internet Governance policy discussions online.

Some of the events organized by Internet Society India Chennai in the Chennai region:

Roundtable for stakeholder inputs to (Cyber)Security Policy

Roundtable on the broader aspects of Security Policy

Asia Internet Symposium and Round Table on India in Internet Governance

NETmundial Remote Participation Hub

The Evolution of the Internet, its Architecture and Governance talk by Dr Stephen Crocker, one of Internet’s Architects, author of the first RFC, and serving Chair of the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

IPv6 Training Workshop for Network Professionals Co-organized with Asia Pacific Regional Network Information Center (APNIC)

IPv6 Seminar and a discussion on “Core Internet Values in Business” at IIT Research Park, Dr Olivier Crepin LeBlond, Chair of ICANN At Large chaired the session with Sebastien Bachollet, Member, Board of Directors of ICANN. Event Co-Organized with APNIC, and sponsored by NIXI, Internet Society, Affilias and NamesBeyond.

Internet for Business: Permissionless Innovation Talk by Olivier Crepin Le-Blond at Bharathidasan Institute of Management and Karunya University.

Online Safety for School Children at Good Shephard’s Convent, Chennai

Open and universal Internet as an opportunity for Greater Prosperity by Dr Vinton Gray Cerf in Partnership with (and entirely funded by) TiE Chennai

One Web Day Contest for Student Bloggers at M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore

The Internet Society also provides opportunities for individuals who are motivated by the ideals of Internet to engage with the community through Grants and Fellowships.

Roundtable events to discuss the broader policy aspects of Internet Governance, for e.g on ICANN Accountabiliy, (Cyber)Security,

Internet Society India Chennai Officers

President: Sivasubramanian Muthusamy
Vice-Presidents: Vasu Venkatadri and Sarto Rajendran
Secretary: Krishna Kumar


Chapter Honorary Director: Sébastien Bachollet
Chapter Director: Karthik Kumar

Chapter Bylaws:

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