IoT in Canada Panel
Beginning in early 2018, the Internet Society has led a collaborative process in Canada to develop a shared-responsibility approach and policy recommendations to strengthen IoT security. The Canadian Multistakeholder Process: Enhancing IoT Security has been carried out in partnership with the Canadian government (Innovation, Science and Economic Development, ISED), CIPPIC, CANARIE, and the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), and is addressing Consumer Education, Labeling, and Network Resiliency. The process has since expanded to Senegal and France, thereby establishing Canada as a global leader in ensuring the benefits of IoT are realized while the risks are mitigated.
Mark Buell is the North American Bureau Chief at the Internet Society. In this role, Mark oversees the Internet Society’s engagement activities in Canada and the United States.
From 2009 to 2016, Mark held a variety of positions with the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA), the registry for the .CA country code top-level domain. At CIRA, Mark provided senior level support for the organization’s activities in the domestic Internet policy and global Internet governance fora. In 2010, Mark initiated the Canadian Internet Forum, Canada’s IGF and continued to coordinate the event until 2016. He also established CIRA as a leader in the domain name industry in the use of social media.
Prior to joining CIRA, Mark spent a decade working in Indigenous health policy, first as a Community Development Officer at an Inuit land claim organization in the Western Canadian Arctic, then as the Director of Communications and Research at the National Aboriginal Health Organization in Ottawa.
Mark is based in Ottawa, Canada.