Dear France-IX Members,
The COVID-19 pandemic constitutes an unprecedented challenge for companies from all backgrounds. More particularly, in our Internet industry, resilience – both for people and networks – was the keyword to steer through the uncertainty and keep the businesses running, while maintaining the customer at the centre of all concerns.
Our 2020 General Meeting, held virtually for the first time this year on 15 December, comes in this particular time along with the vote to renew France-IX’s Board. At France-IX, we have made a strong commitment to protecting human and other resources, and ensuring that vital processes keep running. To that end, Board members should play an equally, if not more important, role.
In times of crisis, governance indeed matters more than ever, as effective governance is key to sustaining business continuity efforts. This year, two seats are available at France-IX. If you recognize yourself in our values and wish to tackle these major challenges with us, send your application now or spread the word around you.
Best regards on behalf of the France-IX Board,
Christian KAUFMANN, President of the France-IX Board
Who should apply?
If you have a professional experience in telecoms/Internet/network interconnection, if you want to be part of France-IX community and if you have time to do so, a great opportunity opens up for you.
You can apply, whether your company is a member or not of France-IX, except if you are already a board member of another Internet Exchange Point, or if you already work for another Internet Exchange Point.
For these seats, more than technical skills, it is expected to benefit from your knowledge from the market, your capacity to identify and collect needs and to express a vision and contribute to the development of France-IX.
The duration of the mandate for a board member is 3 years.
The main missions of the board members are:
- Participate to monthly conference calls (1 hour);
- Participate to face to face meetings (twice a year, full day);
- Represent the association France-IX, and be a spokesman;
- Make the link with the France-IX’s community, especially to collect needs and expectations;
- Contribute to the strategy of France-IX, help to define new services and bring high-level advice to the CEO.
All board members must sign a Code of Conduct, in relation with the confidential nature of the information they will have access to, and to guarantee neutrality in decision-making processes, and avoid any potential conflict of interest.
How and when should I apply?
Your resume along with max 300 word statements in English should be submitted to board-candidates_at_franceix.net prior to 25 November 2020.
If you wish, you can also send a short video (3 minutes maximum) to promote your application and explaining who you are, why you want to contribute and how you think you can help. This will be made available on our website for the France-IX electors.
Please note that your application is subject to review by France-IX current Board before being validated and shared with the voters.
The vote is electronic and stays open until the defined hour on the General meeting day. Candidates who received the greatest number of votes are elected and announced at the end of the GM day on France-IX’s website.
What should I expect?
France-IX Board Members do not get any kind of salary, bonus or discounts on peering services. Only expenses during the face-to-face meetings may be reimbursed.
France-IX Board Members get fulfilled by their involvement in a professional eco-system of over 420 members and their contribution to help France-IX to grow year after year. Actually, technical matters are rarely discussed during Board Meetings but instead Board Members contribute to bring innovation, ideas with member satisfaction, and more generally, ideas to keep improving France-IX performance and services, and finally they are the guardians of France-IX sustainability in the long term.
See the list of the current Board Members
Question, comment, concern?
If you have any question and would like more information, please contact the President of France IX Services: direction_at_franceix.net.