WALNUT, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 18, 2019 - Open-IX, a 501(c)(6) non-profit association, formed to define and promote community-regulated interconnection standards for data centers and Internet exchanges, is pleased to announce the Marketing Committee has appointed Shawna Bong as Marketing Committee Chair. Shawna Bong, of 20C, has been a volunteer on the marketing committee for the past year. She is replacing Mona Weisberg who has become a member of the Open-IX Board.

Shawna Bong is currently CEO of 20C, a software development company specializing in automation software. She is new to the computer networking field and became part of the industry 2 years ago when she began working with United IX, an internet exchange in Chicago IL. Shawna is excited for the opportunity to continue to support the vision of Open-IX. 

“Becoming a part of the community that Open-IX has built has been a fantastic introduction to the industry. I believe in the mission of greater standards for the internet, data centers and internet exchanges. And the fact that it’s the community itself that is creating these standards is the most exciting part. I thank OIX so much for this opportunity.”

Open-IX thanks Shawna for taking on her new role.

Open-IX, a nonprofit member-based organization, encourages the proliferation of interconnection by the development, implementation, and certification of transparent technical and operating standards, to create a more resilient and efficient global internet infrastructure. More information about OIX can be found by visiting www.open-ix.org.