8 Technologies That Will Shape 2021
- March 29, 2021
- Posted by: Breanna Brown
- Category: Events
Ashwin “Ash” Rangan oversees the day-to-day operations and formulates strategies for ICANN’s global teams of Engineers. A part of his remit is to keep an eye on the technologies which shape the future. With an eye on the next 10 years, Ash will be talking about 8 technologies – each of which has the potential to reshape or fundamentally change the Internet, as we know of it today. For example – Quantum Computing, which has the potential to solve some of today’s thorniest problems – like Proteomics, for example. But which also has the potential to “break the Internet”.
“Ash” Rangan serves as the SVP for Engineering and CIO with ICANN – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN is the apex body at the intersection of policy-making and cutting-edge technologies which, together, shape the Internet. ICANN is the sole organization responsible for the IP-addresses, domain names and protocol parameters which govern Internet behaviors globally. It is uniquely chartered via a multi-stakeholder model (MSM). The MSM is comprised of thousands of volunteers from around the globe. Representation in the MSM include elected government officials, civil societies, security researchers, root-server operators, registries and registrars of domain names, country-code domain operators and IP-address providers.
Ash is an author, with 2 books to his credit, both available on Amazon. He is a sought-after speaker, with many of his public speeches available on the Internet for viewing. Ash serves on the Board of Smart Energy Water (SEW), an AI-based Unicorn shaping the use of technology in Utilities globally. He also serves on the Board of GrandPad, a company reshaping the way in which senior citizens remain connected and engaged as they age, leveraging technologies. Ash serves as Chair for the American Red Cross in Orange County. Deepa – his wife – and he are benefactors of Cal State Fullerton’s Engineering school, where they have endowed #BLM Rangan Scholarships.