Affiliation: Vero Broadband
Nomination Committee Evaluation: Qualified
1. Public Contact Information
a) Please provide one URL to an online location (LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) where community members can dialogue with you. [Optional.]
b) Please identify your organizational affiliations. Note that Advisory Council (AC) members serve as individuals required to take ARIN’s best interests into account—not those of organizations with which they are affiliated.
Vero Broadband, CTO
2. Relevant Biography
a) Please refer to the ARIN Advisory Council Guidance to the 2022 Nomination Committee in answering this question:
i) Please describe your relevant professional experience and expertise and explain how this background will make you an effective AC member.
Jawaid led Forethought.net for 26 years prior to its sale to Vero Broadband, where he functions as CTO. Our firm is one of the largest privately owned regional ISPs in the Colorado.
Jawaid managed backbone network, numbering, address assignment policies at these organizations.
As CEO, Jawaid was responsible for writing corporate policy and technical documentation, from business as well as technical perspective.
Jawaid is one of the most successful grant writers for the Colorado Broadband Fund program for rural broadband deployment.
Jawaid understands the challenges of growing new technology Internet Provider businesses and especially as numbering resources relate to that.
Jawaid has presented at ISPCon, and has extensive history and success in building consensus in communities ranging from HOAs, to local governments, for broadband initiatives.
As key player in midsize-to-growing ISP, Jawaid would bring perspective not present in current Advisory Board or Board of Trustees, and could fairly represent a large and very important segment of ARIN membership.
ii) Attach a resume, curriculum vitae, or other biography highlighting your experience most relevant to the duties of the AC.
iii) You may also optionally include additional web links to external websites (e.g., social media), though not as a substitute for your biography.
b) The role of the Advisory Council is to advise the Board of Trustees on Internet number resource policy and related matters. Describe a similar experience you have had in such an advisory role.
I advise the CEO and Board of Vero Broadband on these topics today.
a) Please disclose any conflicts of interest you may have, real or perceived, that would impact your ability to perform your duty as a member of ARIN’s Advisory Council. How do you propose to resolve any such conflicts?
No conflicts of interest.
b) Are you currently eligible to serve on the Advisory Council according to the Conflicts of Interest Policy?
c) If not currently eligible, how will you become eligible to serve if elected (i.e. “If elected, I will resign from the position of ________ before 31 Dec 2022”). If not applicable, simply enter “N/A”.
d) Describe any limitations on your ability to: attend AC and Public Policy Meetings in person; or serve all of the elected term.
4. Nominee Information
a) Have you attended ARIN meetings or otherwise participated in ARIN activities in the past? What did you find the most rewarding from those meetings or activities? What suggestions for improvement do you have?
I would be new to active ARIN participation, not counting some interaction on ARIN mailing lists.
b) What areas of Internet number resource policy, if any, need more attention by ARIN; why?
Current policy is problematic for the many and growing ISPs trying to bring new technology (FTTx, Fixed Wireless, LTE) to especially rural areas.
c) In what ways could the AC’s role managing ARIN’s Internet number resource policy be improved, if any?
No input on this at this time.
d) What are your thoughts on the rights and responsibilities of legacy IP address holders?
There are significant holders of unused IPv4 resources and current policy does not address how this hampers new entrants to the ISP market.
e) What are your thoughts on needs-based justification for the receipt of IP addresses?
IP addresses, especially IPv4 addresses, are a public resource necessary to the functioning of a dynamic, evolving free market in provision of Internet services. Clearly new allocation should be needs-based, but also, holding on to existing resources should be needs-based.