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MICE-DISCUSS  August 2019

MICE-DISCUSS August 2019

Subject:

Re: MICE 2019 Board Election

From:

Richard Laager <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 5 Aug 2019 20:40:42 -0500

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I am running for re-election.

My platform is primarily to continue the path we're on: MICE is maturing
/ has matured, and if re-elected, I'd like to keep working on issues
related to that. My focus has been and likely would remain on handling
administrative issues, some boring / some not.

My main goal for my current board term was to sort out our non-profit
status with the IRS. While that took longer than we might have liked due
to the question of how we should be classified, I consider that project
to have been a success. We have a normalized non-profit status with the
IRS. The differences between 501(c)(6) and 501(c)(12) for us are minimal.

While I can't take the credit for it, the next big hurdle was the port
fees. With port fees in place, we are now in a much more sustainable
financial position.

These were the "big ticket" items, and they're now behind us, but there
is still ongoing administrative work. Where applicable, I try to utilize
a continuous improvement process, making small tweaks over time as
issues arise. For example, I have worked on improving our Order Form.

A project that is still on my plate is the insurance issue, which is
actively moving forward again. There's a realistic chance that will be
resolved by the October meeting / the end of my current board term.

Looking forward, I would like to continue to streamline our meetings. We
also need to implement some solution to the "quorum problem": the MICE
membership has grown while UG attendance is relatively consistent.

The next 3 years will likely involve many networks upgrading from 10G to
100G, which could present issues to be solved (e.g. needing more ports
and/or adjusting port fees).

The impending launch of various new streaming services will be
interesting for the industry as a whole, but could result in new content
participants joining MICE, more traffic being moved across MICE, and/or
an increased desire for reliability/redundancy/diversity in the MICE
core. I believe MICE is well positioned to meet these challenges.

-- 
Richard

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