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Michael Wallmannsberger

InternetNZ 2003 Candidate for Secretary - Michael Wallmannsberger

I work as an e-commerce systems specialist for a commercial bank. I have previously worked for Auckland City Council managing Web infrastructure, applications and strategy and for Trade New Zealand after graduating from the University of Auckland with a BSc, majoring in Psychology.

I've been an Internet junkie since I first had access at University in 1996. Aside from having been drawn into corporate IT, I have developed numerous Web sites for non-profit organisations and small businesses. I have previous experience dealing with political and organisational structures and have previously served as the secretary of an incorporated society. I have a track record as a reliable and conscientious participant in civil society organisations and I am now in a position to focus more time on InternetNZ.

I have carefully observed the implementation of the SRS but was not involved in the battles that led up to its beginning and, therefore, would not bring any baggage to the role of Secretary, which often demands objectivity and impartiality. Now that the SRS is "business as usual", I believe InternetNZ has an opportunity to focus its efforts on better servicing the Society's broader objectives.

I believe that the Society has a significant role to encourage and lead New Zealand Internet users and providers to make the best possible use of the opportunities that the Internet presents, as well as an important responsibility to ensure the sound management of .nz. I would like to work with the rest of Council and staff to make sure this happens.

Specifically, I will work to support:

  • Refining and building upon the good work already done to make access to information about the Society more simply and easily available
  • Improving systems for members outside of Wellington to participate in business of the Society
  • Strengthening the Society's position as a catalyst and coordinator of industry and government cooperation
  • Strengthening the independence of the Society through increased membership and active participation

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