Internet wiz innovative on web

NEXT month, The North Coast Innovation Festival will bring one of its workshops, focused on helping individuals, businesses, community groups and associations translate ideas into action, to Grafton.

Ian Peter will visit the Valley to discuss how the internet has been deliberately structured as a platform on which multiple innovations can succeed, and some of the characteristics which have helped create the internet as a permissionless innovative ecosystem.

Ian began his pioneering experiences with internet usage in the Asian Pacific region in 1986, when he was commissioned by United Nations Environment Program to create an email network of peak environmental NGOs in the Asia Pacific Region. From that early experiment, Ian went on to be a founding director of the global Association for Progressive Communications in 1989.

By 1993 he had created global links to non-profit networks across more than 100 countries and was one of the significant building blocks of the evolving internet. This also involved setting up and managing the growth of Australia’s pioneering internet service provider Pegasus Networks.

In more recent years Ian Peter has pursued a number of internet technology-based initiatives and managed projects across information management, content management and knowledge management. He has also provided specialist services in internet and intranet site establishment and produced the Internet Analysis Report. Ian Peter also maintains an internet history portal at, and is a judge for the International Web Marketing Awards. He is also an active participant in the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, a meeting place for governments, corporations, civil society and the internet industry to discuss evolution of governance for the medium.

Cost is $25. To book your place, call James Patterson on 6642 6183 or email

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