September 25, 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria
|Occupation||Internet, President of ISOC-Bulgaria|
Veni Milanov Markovski is a Bulgarian Internet pioneer, co-founder and CEO (until 2002) of bol.bg, the second in the history of Bulgaria Internet Service Provider. He is currently ICANN's Vice-President for UN engagement, based in New York.
In 1993 he co-founded and was CEO until 2002 of bol.bg, the second in the Internet history of Bulgaria Internet Service Provider, which was using in the beginning the Russian private network GlasNet to connect to the Internet. In 1995 Markovski co-founded the Internet Society of Bulgaria - a non-profit think tank, promoting Internet usage and digital rights in Bulgaria. The company was sold entirely in 2008 to a foreign investor.
From 2006 until 2009, Markovski was Senior Adviser on international projects to the Chairman of Bulgarian State Agency for IT and Communications to the Council of Ministers. From December 2012 he was ICANN's Vice-President, responsible for Russia, Eastern Europe, and the CIS (He was the ICANN's regional manager for the same region since 2007.). Starting March 20, 2014 he's vice-president, responsible for relations with the UN, UN agencies, and the permanent missions to the UN. He is the CEO of a privately held consulting company, and participates regularly in events, related to Internet public policy and cybersecurity.
As head of the Internet Society - Bulgaria, Markovski has been member of the Bulgarian delegation to the U.N. World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in 2003 and 2005, and is regularly participating in ITU-related events since 2002. He participated in the negotiations of the WSIS+10 Review in 2015, and in December that year addressed the U.N. General Assembly.
For 10 years he was Chairman of the IT Advisory Committee to the Bulgarian President (March 2002 - January 2012) - a non-paid position, where he served together with people like Vint Cerf, George Sadowsky, Esther Dyson and others. Markovski has been a Member of the ICANN Board (June 2003 - December 2006), he also served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the international Internet Society from 2002 to 2007, and was on the Board of Directors of the CPSR (2003–2005).
Markovski is a passionate speaker, blogger and author with articles, stories and interviews at different media, including newspapers, journals, online magazines, for radio and TV networks, etc.
- ICANN: Biographical Data on Veni Markovski
- Първите в Интернет(in Bulgarian) The First on the Internet, a book in Bulgarian, also at parvite.com
- Glasnet The X.25 uucp connection was going through there.
- BOL.bg entirely sold Article in Dnevnik daily (in Bulgarian)
- Open-source software gets boost at UN article in the New York Times from 11 December 2003.
- FBI goes global on threats Story about the FBI/Fordham conference, where Markovski was a speaker
- ICANN web site Veni Markovski | VP, Stakeholder Engagement - Russia/CIS/Eastern Europe
- ICANN Blog » Blog Archive ICANN in Russia, April 2007
- ICANN web site Veni Markovski | VP – Global Stakeholder Engagement
- Veni Markovski about the future of the Internet a story on Bulgarian International Television, Chicago - 17 December 2015.
- PITAC The Archive of the official site of the President Of The Republic Of Bulgaria
- Internet Society Archived 2013-10-17 at the Wayback Machine. Bio data on Veni Markovski as an ISOC Trustee
- Past Boards of Directors CPSR site
- Novinar daily Hacking should be penalized, Interview from 2001
- Nova Macedonia Archived 2015-01-28 at the Wayback Machine.: The Macedonians are not Bulgarians by birth, 2009]
- Sega daily: Why We Don't Smile, 2011
- 24 hours daily: ACTA is a product of the analog generation, 2012
- Military Journal: Information Warfare and International Law, 1998
- CircleID Veni Markovski's publications
- National Public Radio: U.N. Control of the Internet and Open Information, 2005
- Interview for the Bulgarian National Radio about a meeting on Internet Governance, taking place in Sofia. 28 August 2014
- Interview for the Bulgarian National Radio on latest hacks of government sites, 29 October 2015.
- bTV interview: Media in Bulgaria reflects not what happened, but what might happen
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