[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;


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   Chair - Martin Knobloch
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   Vice-Chair - Owen Pendlebury
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   Treasurer - Sherif Mansour
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   Secretary - Ofer Maor
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   Member at large - Gary Robinson
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   Member at large - Richard Greenberg
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   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:

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Strategy

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;


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   Marketing the OWASP brand
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   Provide increased Membership benefits
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   Increase developer outreach
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   Focus on Projects and help them grow
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   Improve the Foundations finances
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   Improve the Foundations perception within the community
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   Improve processes within the foundation
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   Create staff stability and ensure a consistent Executive Director
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   Empower the community, especially through the formation of committees,
   under the Committee 2.0 operating model

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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:


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   Projects
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   Chapters
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   Marketing


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
committees.

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.

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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).

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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

Vice-Chair

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

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