Joi Ito joins Tucows Board of Directors.
Creative Commons CEO, technologist, and venture capitalist Joi Ito has joined domain registrar Tucows (AMEX:TCX, TSX:TC) Board of Directors.
In addition to serving as Creative Commons’ CEO, Ito is CEO and founder of Neoteny Co. Ltd, a venture capital firm investing in Internet technologies and services, and Kula Co., Ltd., an internet software company. Mr. Ito is the Chairman of Six Apart Japan, a weblog software company; and serves as Director on numerous Boards including, Technorati, the blogs search engine, Digital Garage, and Machinima.com. He also serves on the Board of The Mozilla Foundation (which manages Firefox). Mr. Ito has founded or co-founded several Internet companies, including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan. He has served on the board of ICANN and continues to serve on various Japanese central and local government committees and boards, advising on IT, privacy and computer security related issues.
Ito joins Tucows’ other board members:
Elliot Noss – Tucows CEO
Erez Gissin – Chief executive officer of IP Planet Network Ltd., an Israeli satellite communication operator providing Internet backbone connectivity and solutions to ISPs since July 2000.
Allen Karp, Q.C. – Chairman of Cineplex Odeon Corporation until 2004
Eugene Fiume – Professor at University of Toronto
Lloyd Morrisett – Co-founder of the Children’s Television Workshop – now Sesame Workshop
Stanley Stern – (Chairman of Board) – managing director and head of investment banking with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
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