OCCAID, Inc. operates under the following Corporate Governance objectives:
- We will endeavour to provide staff with a challenging, rewarding and safe working environment;
- We will deliver quality services and provide a dependable and reliable environment for promoting the next generation internet technologies;
- We will take a responsible and ethical approach to the conduct of our business;
- We will maximise the value of investment in the Company by our sponsors and partners.
The OCCAID Board of Directors aims for best practice in the area of Corporate Governance and we are continually reviewing and updating our corporate governance practices. As new exciting and challenging developments occur for the organization and its people, the Board will always evaluate and where appropriate, implement the relevant proposals with the aim of ensuring that we maintain best practice in corporate governance.
OCCAID operates as a service organization that places the needs of our customers at the forefront of our agenda. Under this strategic guideline, we have carefully structured our organization to provide efficiency, quality and trust to our customers. OCCAID is comprised of the following:
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for the business affairs and financial health of OCCAID, and manages OCCAID's operations in a manner consistent with the guidance received from the Advisory Council and the goals set by the Articles of Organization. The Board is responsible for determining the disposition of all revenues received to ensure that all services are provided in an equitable manner. Executive decisions are carried out following approval by the Board.
OCCAID's Advisory Councils (ACs) serve in an advisory capacity to the company based on policies and practice matters for the purpose of continuing to meet the needs of the internet community and our membership. OCCAID comprises of two Advisory Councils:
- Advisory Council:
The general Advisory Council serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of Directors on business policies, goals and practices. The Advisory Council, working with the OCCAID membership and the public, forwards consensus-based policy proposals to the Board for ratification.
- Technical Advisory Council (TAC):
The Technical Advisory Council comprises of seasoned industry experts in the field of computer science and IP network engineering. The TAC serves in an advisory capacity to the Joint Technical Coordination group (JTC), which oversees all technical and engineering matters of the company. The TAC forwards consensus-based policy proposals relating to achieving best practice in technical and engineering aspect to JTC for consideration and ratification.
The Officers of the corporation includes a Chairman of the Board, President, Treasurer and Secretary. The Officers are selected from among those whom the Board of Directors may choose to consider. Officers are elected at the Board's first meeting of each fiscal year.
Chief Operations Officer / Managing Director
The Managing Director oversees and maintains the effective internal operations of OCCAID and facilitates coordination between all departments.
Director of Public Relations
The Director of Public Relations coordinates and facilitates the messages and communications of the company through regional and global liaison; communicates with the public and membership to gather information and promotes industry participation.
The Committees inside OCCAID work on a consensus basis to interpret the policies and goals of the organization and its services, and apply them with equitable and fair consideration. The committees, working with Advisory Councils and the public, also formulate various policy proposals relating to serving the needs of members and the public, and submits to the Board for ratification. There are three committees within OCCAID's current structure:
- Program Committee:
The Program Committee works with both OCCAID's partners and members to encourage collaboration and create and manage new ongoing initiatives. The Program Committee also proposes and interprets policies relating to all Member Services and programs, including application and support processes.
- Community Program Committee:
In cooperation with the Program Committee, the Community Program Committee works with both OCCAID's partners and members in sponsoring Associate Membership. The Community Program Committee also submits proposals for creating new service initiatives by OCCAID to assist the internet community in an on-going basis.
- Peering Committee:
Working with the Network Engineering and TAC, the Peering Committee (PC) carefully reviews and oversees OCCAID's network interconnection and peering strategies. The PC strategically selects suitable IP transit and data communications carriers with the goal of providing the highest quality in network services for our customers. Additionally, the PC maintains and updates the settlement-free interconnection policy; interprets the interconnection policies; and through consensus, authorizes peering with other internet networks.
Joint Technical Coordination Group (JTC)
The JTC oversees all technical and engineering matters of the company, with mission of achieving continuous delivery of highest quality, reliability and efficiency to all of our customers. The JTC is structured to provide an environment for reliable network services, while embracing pioneering technology research and initiatives to the best interest of our member community. The JTC comprises of the following departments and responsibilities:
- Research & Development (R&D):
The R&D department researches and develops methodologies and new technologies set forth by the JTC to help OCCAID stay on the leading-edge of the information technology industry. The R&D also works in partnership with OCCAID's sponsors and partners to develop and explore advanced computer and engineering applications.
- Systems Engineering:
The Systems Engineering maintains backend systems and software codes that support the efficiency of the internal communication, service provisioning and maintenance. Working with other departments, the Systems Engineering focuses on highly automated and secure environment to provide as much efficiency as possible to our daily operations.
- Change Control Management:
The mission of the Change Control Management is to conserve and maintain continued service availability and reliability for all of our customers. The Change Control Management works with the JTC to ensure that all changes to the network are documented and properly planned in a manner consistent with achievement of highest service availability.
- Network Engineering:
The Network Engineering writes and maintains technical policies for the entire network infrastructure, such as the routing policies; and maintains the global backbone network.
- Network Operations Center (NOC):
The NOC monitors the entire network infrastructure around-the-clock and provides first-response troubleshooting and escalation during a service
Provisioning personnel work with other departments and the JTC to implement and turn-up new services for customers. Provisioning also provides
knowledge and advice to facilitate smooth setup process.
- Field Engineering:
Field Engineering manages all physical assets and human resources in facilities throughout OCCAID's global network presence. Field Engineering also coordinates with the NOC and Network Engineering to facilitate network maintenance, troubleshooting and emergency response. Additionally, with JTC, Field Engineering implements disaster recovery plans at each facility.