At-Large Statement of Interest (SOI) Form

1) Please enter your Name:

Denise Hochbaum

2) Picture/Image:
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3) Are you participating in the At-Large advisory process (including email and real-time discussions) as a representative of:

a) ALAC (if so, detail the region and term):


b) A Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) (if so, please detail the region, position and term):

NARALO Social Media Co-chair

c) An ICANN-accredited At-Large Structure (if so, which one):


d) Any ICANN Committee, Constituency or Stakeholder Group (if so, which one(s))?


e) Any other company or organization, whether commercial or nonprofit (if so, please detail the organization and your position):

Comercial company: Design Factor Solutions Inc. Founder/CEO

4) Please identify your current employer(s):

Independent research, events producer and consulting

5) Please identify your current position(s):


6) Please identify the type(s) of work performed:

Promoting Educational lectures, Symposiums and Conferences focusing on human rights, urban structures, green cities and artificial intelligence focused in cities and individual homes

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence:

United States

8) Please list any financial relationship beyond de minimus stock ownership you may have with any company that to your knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN:


9) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you, your employer, and/or sponsor have any type of material or financial interest in the At-Large advisory process and its outcomes?


If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the interest:

b) Are there any arrangements/agreements between you and any other group, constituency or person(s) regarding your participation as a work team member?

If the answer is “Yes,” please describe the arrangements/agreements and the name of the group, constituency, or person(s):

10) Please identify any Working Groups or other chartered teams in which you are participating (include acronyms, if applicable):

  • SMWG    
  • UA Comms WG
  • Consolidated Policy WG
  • Operation and Budget WG

11) Additional information (optional):

I have a genuine interest in working with ALAC/AT-LARGE in this position. I am an individual member of North America Regional Organization since 2018 and from there, I have followed NARALO monthly meetings and participated in different tasks, such as the approach of UASG to the NARALO community. I also joined, during this time, various workgroups or sub-workgroups for specific initiatives. Recently, I attended the Consolidated Policy WG and Operation and Budget WG, which have been basic to better understand ICANN's organization process. I have collaborated as co-chair at North American Social Media with Eduardo Diaz, developing the campaign for the engagement of participants to ICANN 72 and ICANN 73. This work generates a lot of enthusiasm!

My connection with ICANN started in 2016 at ICANN 55. Since then, I have become gradually familiar with this complex organization. Traveling by my own funds  in order to understand Internet issues, I followed seminars, attending NASIG 3 times:  San Juan, Montreal and virtual training in 2020/21 organized by Glenn McKnight and Alfredo Calderon. In addition, I attended the Universe Acceptance Training Series organized by Daniel Fink in both the Latin American and North American versions.

Since the internet is the heart of our communicative/intelligent life, no matter if we are inside internet organizations or not, I believe that everybody must be attentive to the ways that regulate the information across the world.

It is an honor to serve ALAC, indeed, I feel enthusiasm in dedicating my time toward this commitment.

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At-Large SOI Template v3 (Feb 2014)