1) Your Name:

Harold Arcos

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2) Stakeholder Group:Not Applicable

3) Constituency:

Not Applicable

4) ICANN Affiliation (if not covered by item 2 or 3):

ALAC Member elected - LACRALO ALS Internauta Venezuela

5) Please identify your current employer(s):

Fundación Red Académica de Centros de Investigación y Universidades Nacionales / Organization nonprofit Academic Network of Research Centers and National Universities.

6) Please identify your current position(s):

Líder de Proyecto. Investigador / Project Leader. Researcher.

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

Coordinación de Proyectos para Investigación en TICs / Project Coordination for ICT Research

8) Please identify your declared country of primary residence (e.g., country to which you pay taxes):

República Bolivariana de Venezuela / Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

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

I don't have relationship with any company that my knowledge has a financial relationship or contract with ICANN.

10) Do you believe you are participating in the GNSO policy process as a representative of any individual or entity, whether paid or unpaid?

If the answer is “Yes,” please provide the name of the represented individual or entity. (If professional ethical obligations prevent you from disclosing this information, please enter "Private"):
11) Please identify any other relevant arrangements, interests, or benefits as requested in the following two questions:

a) Do you have any type of material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes?


If the answer is “yes,” please describe the material interest in ICANN GNSO policy development processes and outcomes:

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):

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

GNSO-NewgTLD-SubsequentProcedures-WG;  LACRALO At-Large Review Working Group;  Nomcom Review;  At-Large Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG); At-Large Review Implementation Working Group (ARIWG);  New Program gTLDs - LACRALO;  Outreach and Engagement;  FBSC;  Public Interest WG;  CCWG Accountability;  CWG IANA Stewardship;  Technology Taskforce;  Capacity Building WG;  LAC Space - Project of Regional Strategic;  LACRALO WG Domains and its impact on End-Users;  LACRALO WG on WHOIS and GDPR;  LACRALO WG on IDNs and Multilinguism;  LACRALO WG Governance;  LACRALO WG on Communications;  LACRALO WG on Capacity Building.

13) Additional Information (optional):

    • Communication Researcher. Journalist. Information Systems Analyst.

    • Researcher in the area of ICT. Communication Society. Challenges for Future Societies.

    • Member of the Research Center of the Internet of the Association of Latin American End Users.

    • Advisory-Member of the National Training Program in Communications and Information Technology and Communication of Venezuela.

    • Co-editor of warning statements on topics such as freedom of expression on the Internet, human rights online, Internet Citizens, among others related to data privacy issues.

    • Lecturer on Internet:

    • Internet: How ICT accompany life of users?

    • Internet ecosystem in Venezuela: Impact and current relationship. Referred to the role of multiple stakeholders involved in the National Ecosystem.

    • Participant proponent during the public consultation for developing Infogobierno Act (Electronic Government) of Venezuela. 

    • Participant proponent during the public consultation for developing Telehealth Law Venezuela. 

    • Participant-partner of Hub ICANN-51, Miranda state, Venezuela.

    • Head-organizer of Interactive Hub ICANN-52 and-53, Caracas, Venezuela.

    • Organizer of the First Meeting on Internet Development and Social Transformation (IGF-Ve). August 2014.

    • Panelist Meeting on Internet Governance. ISOC Chapter Venezuela. September 2014. 

    • Guest to Congress of the Challenges of the XXI Century which brought public policy proposals in the Working Group on Information and Communication Technologies in the Information Society. 

    • Guest to reviewed-discussion of research lines of ICT of the Center of Computer Engineering Institute Foundation of Engineering.

    • Guest speaker on Ecosystem of the Internet in Venezuela at the University Simón Rodríguez.

    • Organizer of the Second Meeting on Internet Governance for Development and Social Transformation. August 2015.

    • Top 5 of Future Leadership Program of ISOC
    • ISOC Member.

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