At-Large Statement of Interest (SOI) Form

1) Please enter your Name:

Satish Babu

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):

Asia-Pacific,  2022-2024

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

APRALO, Asia Pacific, Chair (2016-2022)

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

ISOC India Trivandrum (Primary), and Computer Society of India, Mumbai, India (Secondary)

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):

4) Please identify your current employer(s):


5) Please identify your current position(s):

Independent consultant

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

7) Please identify your declared country of primary residence:


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):

  • ALAC Liaison to UASG (2022-)
  • Chair, APRALO (2016-2022)
  • Member, ICANN NomCom (2014, 2015)
  • Member, Meeting Strategy Working Group
  • Co-Chair, ALAC Working Group on IDNs
  • Chair, UA-Tech WG (2019-)
  • Member, IDN Implementation Working Group, ICANN
  • Chair, Asia-Pacific School on Internet Governance (non-ICANN, 2019-21, 2022-23)
  • Co-founder, India School on Internet Governance (non-ICANN, since 2016)

11) Additional information (optional):

Satish Babu has been a programmer, a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) advocate, an early user of the Internet & a proponent of its open nature, and a Development Professional for over 30 years. He is based out of Kerala, India.

He is active in multiple technical and technology communities including ICANN, IEEE, Internet Society, and the Computer Society of India (CSI). He is a Fellow and past President (2012-13) of CSI, India's national society  founded in 1965. CSI, with over 105,000 members across India, became an ICANN ALS while he was its President. He is the founder-Chair of ISOC-Trivandrum Chapter, and the founding Director of the International Centre for Free and Open Source Software (ICFOSS), an academic/research institution of the Government of Kerala, India.

Satish worked about grassroots communities and NGOs--particularly with small-scale/traditional fisher communities--during 1984-1999, and later on during 2004-2007 in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, where he was involved in the rescue, relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction phases as part of the civil society response.

Satish is the Co-founder and Board Director of InApp Information Technologies, an IT Services company with offices in US and Japan, with its development centre in Trivandrum, India.

Satish is part of the10-member apex IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (2017,2018, 2019), and Member & Secretary of Internet Society's Chapters Advisory Council Steering Committee (ChAC SC) elected representing the Asia-Pacific Region (2018).

Satish is a co-founder and key organizer of the India School of Internet Governance (inSIG), which has just finished its seventh edition in 2022. 

He was elected as Chair of the Asia-Pacific School on Internet Governance (APSIG) in 2019. Satish is also a member of the DotAsia Board of Directors from 2018.

His community-curated profile is available at 

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At-Large SOI Template v3 (Feb 2014)

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