Tuesday, 09 MAY 2017

Meeting of the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs

Date: May 9, 2017

Location: Via conference bridge

Start Time: 12:00 CDT


  • Matt Griswold, Director (Chair of this meeting)

  • Eli Scher, Board, Vice-Chair

  • Aiste Buinauskaite, Executive Director (minute taker)

  • Dave Temkin, Director

  • Aaron Hughes, Director

  • Richard Wolfram, Open-IX legal counsel

  • Sagi Brody, Chair Data Center Committee

  • Mona Weisberg, Chair Marketing Committee



  • Vinay Nagpal, Director (apology received)

  • Rob DeVita, Director (apology received)

  • Chris Malayter, Resigned as IX Chair (apology received)

  • Chris Grundemann, Chair (apology received)


Minutes of the meeting:

  1. Matt called the meeting to order at 12:17 CDT

  2. Adoption of Meeting Minutes 2017-04-18

It was moved by Aaron Hughes, and seconded by Eli Scher, that:

“The Open-IX Board adopts the April 18th, 2017 Board and Chairmen Meeting Minutes, as written.”

The motion carried with no objections.

  1. Committee Updates (Led by Matt)

    1. Data Center (led by Sagi Brody)

      1. New member was added to the Data Center Committee, Michael Broady.

      2. Pending Certifications

      3. Sagi is working on a committee charter, to be approved by board and published on website.  

      4. Sagi has been discussing with Mona about making changes to the Open-IX website.

      5. Committee is also in the process of updating some of MoU language, so that it aides in working with international institutions.

    2. IX (led by Matt)

      1. Matt announces that Chris Malayter has resigned as Chair IX Committee due to his new born baby.

      2. Matt proposes to find new people to volunteer to get things moving again and asks if anybody has any candidate ideas.

      3. Eli suggests Chris Phillips, Matt agreed and will followup with Chris

    3. Marketing (led by Mona Weisberg)

      1. Mona relayed a welcome from the marketing committee meeting to Aiste Buinauskaite.

      2. Mona discussed making changes to the website and requested backend access.

      3. Mona asked the board if Open-IX could have a mixer at ITW, and if any of the board members would be attending to meet, if any meetings would turn up. Sagi come forward and confirmed he will be at ITW on Monday and Tuesday.

      4. Mona addressed the budget. She asked to see what the marketing committee has spent on trade shows and the like in the past. Matt agreed to work on developing a budget.

    4. Standards (led by Chris Grundemann)

      1. No update as Chris is not present on the call

  2. Certification Process (led by Sagi Brody)

    1. Sagi gave an update about certification and renewal process.

  3. Executive Director tasks (led by Chair)

    1. Discussion of ED keeping track of committee chairs’ tasks and progress of those tasks.

  4. Any other business. (led by Chair)

    1. None.

  5. Meeting ended at 12:36 CDT