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Welcome!  ICANN56 will be our first meeting under the Meeting B (Policy Forum) structure. This four-day meeting will be focused on sessions which are core to current policy development work and outreach, with the Supporting Organizations and Advisory Committees taking the lead in organizing the program.

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Mary Wong

VP for Strategic Community Operations, Planning & Engagement

Mary Wong is Vice-President for Strategic Community Operations, Planning & Engagement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN), in which capacity she handles global policy development work relating to the coordination and management of the Internet domain name system. Prior to joining ICANN, she was a tenured Professor of Law with the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly the Franklin Pierce Law Center), a top-ten-ranked intellectual property law school in the United States where she was the founding faculty director of its flagship applied research center for intellectual property. At UNH Law, Mary was also the Chair for Global Intellectual Property Partnerships as well as the Graduate Intellectual Property Program.


Mary has previously been associated with the international law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, resident primarily in its New York office as Special Counsel to the firm’s Technology Transactions Group. She has also been posted to the firm’s Brussels, London and Singapore offices. Mary worked on numerous corporate, cross-border and technology licensing transactions with American, European and Asian clients, and counseled them on legal and policy developments in intellectual property, privacy and Internet law. In addition, Mary has also been a law professor in her native Singapore, first at the National University of Singapore and then at the Singapore Management University, where she taught specialist courses in intellectual property, Internet and business law.


She holds an LL.B (Honours) degree from the National University of Singapore and an LL.M degree from the University of Cambridge, England, and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Singapore.