Board of Directors

Listed in alphabetic order of last name


Michel Bauwens, Board Member

Born in Belgium, currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand


Founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He has been an analyst for the United States Information Agency, knowledge manager for British Petroleum where he created one of the first virtual information centers, eBusiness Strategy Manager for Belgacom, as well as an internet entrepreneur in his home country of Belgium.

His recent work is concentrated on the new 'open' and 'distributed' infrastructures for actually making and producing physical things, the work is featured in TEDx Brussels and many other well known international conferences.




Tony Fortenberry, Board Member

Born in the United States, currently lives in Northern California, USA

More than 20 years experience providing technological and organizational strategy.  Early career focused on assisting startup and rapid growth companies design commercial software products and build professional services teams.  In the 2000s he began to support nonprofit and public sector initiatives, including management leadership and strategic planning for municipal and state government, marine research & resource preservation, healthcare product and service providers, and nonprofit organizations serving causes such as open standards, free/libre software, sustainable development, and deaf communications.

Tony previously served as Vice President & CTO at Communication Service for the Deaf and CIO for the City of Northglenn, Colorado.  He contributes to aligned initiatives such as Free Software Foundation and US Green Building Council Legislative Advisory Committee.




Jenny Huang, Co-founder, Chair of the Board

Born in Taiwan, currently lives in Silicon Valley, USA

More than 25 years of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry experience. Working at international cooperation and standards policy setting level, focused on Enterprise architecture and infrastructure development to facilitate service innovation and value creation. Jenny is a Distinguished Fellow of the TM Forum, a major trade association for Digital Ecosystem operational standards development, where she chairs the Service Providers’ Leadership Council.

Within iFOSSF, Jenny leads the SEED (Social, Economic and Environmental Development) Framework research. The SEED Framework is a scalable and replicable ICT enabled digital ecosystem, which aims to facilitate collaborative sustainable development through an emphasis on locally-led innovation. It focuses on building long term social equity, efficient use of resources through shared knowledge and process automation, and utilizes a systematic collective intelligence approach, focused on value-based partnership strategies.




Neil McEvoy, Co-founder, Board Member

Born in Scotland, currently lives in Toronto, Canada

Neil is an entrepreneurial innovator and senior executive specializes in IT outsourcing best practices and new technology areas. This includes raised VC fund for and heading as CEO one of Europe’s first SaaS (Software as a Service) providers, a joint venture with Microsoft to spin out their in-house MSN software into a hosted service to offer the first Web 2.0 portals.

Currently Neil is the CEO of Canada Cloud Network (CCN), an industry forum for the Cloud Computing sector in Canada. The mission of CCN is to leverage country’s compliance and service quality expertise to service customer world-wide with the goal of increasing the rate of IT innovation and high-tech employment in Ontario, Canada and beyond.




Joy Tang, Board Member

Born in Taiwan, currently lives in Stavanger Area, Norway

Joy is a former Cisco fellow and the co-founder of the Global  Women’s Leadership Network. Seeded when she was working for Cisco as the account manager to the International development agencies such as UN, USAID,

Joy pioneered the Open Digital Village (ODiV) in Ghana and Kenya in early 2000. ODiV is a holistic ICT-based approach for community empowered development; it is similar to today’s Living Lab concept.

Coming from a diverse cultural background, Joy combines her knowledge and experiences in both private and public sectors to serve humanity and to build community prosperity. As a global community builder, she builds her expertise around initiatives to promote whole-system design and collaboration to do good, Internet equality, indigenous culture and local content, human capacity building and social enterprises creation.