Monday, 4 JUN 2014

Monday, 4 JUN 2014

Attendees: Barry Tishgart, Martin Hannigan, Donald Clarke, Keith Mitchell, Dave Temkin, Dan Golding; Gabe Cole, Hank Steenman, Richard Wolfram

Treasurer Update

  • May 29 budget revision and reallocation approved by Board
  • Current cash on hand of $114,000; Expense run rate of $2k per month before marketing investment

Marketing/PR Update:

  • Objectives: Better communicate what OIX means. Drive the value of the brand on behalf of members. Invest more in building value in the brand for benefit of members.
  • Tactics: Collateral, Speaking Engagements, Case Studies, Web site improvement
  • Board approves investment in Marketing/PR per the new budget. Barry and Marty to work with IMPR to revise their proposal and focus them on efforts to achieve objectives

Certifications

  • Vantage Data Centers in Santa Clara, CA has met the requirements BOARD APPROVES
  • Edgeconnex Houston facility has met the requirements BOARD APPROVES
  • Sentinel will be ready for certification in a few weeks.

Topics from Member meeting for board discussion

  • Increase focus on interconnection and certification of IXPs
  • Investigate allowing certain community and smaller IXs to meet the standards. Discussing creating additional standards.
  • Will continue to seek feedback from members

New board members

  • Discussion of filling the volunteer board spot vacated by Paul Anderson. Several candidates have expressed interest.

Elections

  • Targeting no later than September 3
  • Annual general meeting, targeting August in NYC