[Owasp-board] An Update from the Global Board of Directors

Owen Pendlebury owen.pendlebury at owasp.org
Mon Feb 4 20:07:53 UTC 2019

Hi all,

Happy new year. With the new year comes a new OWASP Global Board of
Directors (BoD). At the January board meeting, the board voted for its
roles for the upcoming year. They are;


   Chair - Martin Knobloch

   Vice-Chair - Owen Pendlebury

   Treasurer - Sherif Mansour

   Secretary - Ofer Maor

   Member at large - Gary Robinson

   Member at large - Richard Greenberg

   Member at large - Chenxi Wang

We as a Board and as members of the OWASP community would like to thank our
previous Board members Matt Konda and Andrew Van Der Stock who have stepped
down, for their efforts over the last number of years within the Foundation
and for the community.

Additionally, at this meeting we discussed a number of initiatives that
form the Foundations strategy and what our goals should be for the coming
year(s). This included:



We believe that the foundation needs to achieve a level of stability and
with that stability we can work together with the community to achieve the
following goals;


   Marketing the OWASP brand

   Provide increased Membership benefits

   Increase developer outreach

   Focus on Projects and help them grow

   Improve the Foundations finances

   Improve the Foundations perception within the community

   Improve processes within the foundation

   Create staff stability and ensure a consistent Executive Director

   Empower the community, especially through the formation of committees,
   under the Committee 2.0 operating model


Committee Creation

As you may be aware, the OWASP BoD on December 19th, voted and approved
amendments to the Committee 2.0 operational model. At a recent board
meeting we discussed that in order to drive the Foundation’s core strategic
goals, the most crucial committees that are key to the future of the
Foundation are:





To that end, the Board would like to invite members from the community to
submit proposals under the Committee 2.0 structure (linked below) for these

The OWASP Global Committees empower members of the community to help shape
OWASP and make the best decisions for the Foundation. The goal of the
Global Committees 2.0 plan is to streamline the process for any member of
the OWASP community who has an idea to improve the Foundation, to have a
vehicle to act upon the idea and successfully implement it. More
information about the updated Committee 2.0 operational model can be found
here: https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Governance/OWASP_Committees.

In the past, the following committees were in operation (
https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Global_Committee_Pages). We hope you will
join in and help us.


Conference Naming Convention

At the July Board meeting 2018 the board voted on hosting three conferences
in 2019. With the addition of the third conference we wanted to also not
tie the conference to one particular region. With that, the naming
convention of future global conferences will move from the traditional
naming convention AppSec-Eu / AppSec-US and will now take the form of
Global AppSec-<City>.

In line with this change we would like to announce that the three
conferences in 2019 will be Global AppSec-Tel Aviv(May, 2019), Global
AppSec-Amsterdam (September, 2019) and Global AppSec-Washington DC
(October, 2019).


We look forward to serving the community and wish you the best for the
upcoming year.

On behalf of the OWASP Global Board of Directors

Owen Pendlebury


Owen Pendlebury @pendo19
OWASP Global Board of Directors (Secretary)
OWASP Ireland-Dublin https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Ireland-Dublin
OWASP AppSec EU https://2018.appsec.eu @appseceu

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