Akinori MAEMURA is currently the General Manager of the Internet Development Department at the Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC). He began his career in the Internet industry in 1994, designing a nation-wide IP network operated by the NEC Corporation. He has been involved in the Japanese Internet Community as a founding member of the steering committee of JANOG (Japan Network Operators Group), in JPNIC activities in its IP address management business as a committee member and as the Trustee-in-charge, as well as in other capacities. After working for the France Telecom Group from 2000 to 2007, he joined JPNIC as General Manager of the IP Department. He has been a member of the APNIC Executive Council since 2000, a visiting research fellow for GLOCOM (Center for Global Communication of the International University of Japan) since 2007, and the Director of the JPCERT Coordination Center since 2014.