Craig is the inventor of Bitcoin, and established nChain in 2015, where his ideas have led to several thousand patent applications. He has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of information technology and IT security, having personally conducted more than 1,200 engagements for hundreds of private and governmental organisations, including 15 Commonwealth states. Craig worked on systems protecting the Australian Stock Exchange, and helped design the architecture for the world’s first online casino (Lasseter’s Online in Australia).
Alongside major industry certifications, such as GSE CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCE, GCFA, GLEG, GREM, and GSPA, He has several advanced academic degrees, including a PhD in Computer Science and Economics from Charles Sturt University and master’s degrees in Information Systems Security, Networking and Systems Administration, Statistics, Information Security Engineering, Econometrics, and Law. Craig is currently a candidate for two additional PhDs, in Law and Applied Mathematics.
Dr. Craig S. Wright
Dr. Craig S. Wright
Prof. Henning Schulzrinne, Levi Professor of Computer Science at
Columbia University, received his Ph.D. from the University of
Massachusetts in Amherst. He worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories and
GMD-Fokus (Berlin), before joining the Computer Science and Electrical
Engineering departments at Columbia University. He served as chair of
the Department of Computer Science and as Engineering Fellow, Technology
Advisor and Chief Technology Officer at the US Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) from 2010 to 2017. In 2019-2020, he worked as a
Technology Fellow in the US Senate and joined NTIA as a Broadband
Advisor in 2022.
He has published more than 250 journal and conference papers, and more
than 70 Internet RFCs. Protocols co-developed by him, such as RTP, RTSP
and SIP, are used by almost all Internet telephony and multimedia
He is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE, has received the New York City
Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, the VON Pioneer
Award, TCCC service award, IEEE Internet Award, IEEE Region 1 William
Terry Award for Lifetime Distinguished Service to IEEE, the UMass
Computer Science Outstanding Alumni recognition, is a member of the
Internet Hall of Fame, has received an honorary doctorate from the
University of Oulu and the ACM SIGCOMM Award.
Prof. Henning Schulzrinne
Prof. Henning Schulzrinne
Software Engineer at Facebook
Case Study: Facebook Moving To An IPv6-Only Internal Network
Paul Saab, back in 2014 at the IPv6 Congress in Paris:
Torbjörn Eklöv has been in the industry for over 30 years and has for more than 25 years worked with Internet issues such as security and communication. Since 1997 I have been a co-owner and founder of the consulting company Interlan, which today has just over 40 employees and has offices in Gävle, Bollnäs, Söderhamn, Östersund and Övik.
Today I work with giving lectures, trainings, writing reports and consulting in my areas of expertise.
Started watching IPv6 ~ 2000. Has held training, lectures, inventories, investigations and implementations at companies, municipalities, county councils and authorities for more than 10 years.
Started with DNSSEC when .SE launched it in 2007. Do pretty much the same things there as with IPv6 and have implemented DNSSEC on web hosts, companies, municipalities, county councils and authorities.
In 2005, I started Secure Customer Connection, SKA, to increase security in urban and broadband networks. See secureenduserconnection.se for more information.
My customers are usually larger companies, municipalities, county councils and authorities.
Otherwise I handle Linux, DNS, BIND, Unbound, ISC DHCP, KEA, BGP, Firewalls, switches and routers floating.
Winner of the Swedish Network Users' Society's IP Award 2011
Consulting on Complex Authentication and Cyber Security Technology Requirements for ICS, IOT, & Aviation. A new light weight authentication/authorization technology is available if a more viable solution is needed.
Allison Mankin is an Internet protocol leader and researcher based in the Washington DC area, and holds the position of Principal Architect, DNS, at Salesforce. She has a long history in and around the IETF and IRTF, including serving as IRTF Chair, Transport AD (most recently stepping down in 2006), IPng AD, and Nomcom Chair. She has worked in industry, academic and government settings. Some of her positions prior to Salesforce were at USC/ISI, the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Bell Labs, and Verisign. As a program director at the US NSF, Allison was a leader of the Future Internet Design (FIND) program, which initiated the funding of info-centric networking and also played an early role in software-defined networking. She founded the Systers group at IETF and is devoted to inclusive team development.
Dale Finkelson joins Donald Sharp and Russ White for this episode of the History of Networking to discuss the origins of Internet 2.
Owner, Tattam Software Enterprises Pty Ltd. Inventor of WinSoc.
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Cand Scient (comparable to Master) in Mathematics from The University of Trondheim in 1993. Previously working at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology at the Department of Mathematics, doing research and teaching. Currently working for UNINETT, the Norwegian research network, focusing on IPv6 and middleware. Involved in the 6NET project and participating in the TERENA task force TF-NGN. Also a member of the IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate.
Alain joined ICANN
in March of 2015 and currently serves as Principal Technologist. Alain's responsibilities include applying expert technical knowledge and experience to improve ICANN
’s technical capabilities and stature.
Bernard Tuy est ingénieur de recherche au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Il entre en 1992 à l'Unité Réseau du CNRS (UREC) où il participe aux premiers pas du réseau pour l'Enseignement et la Recherche. Il rejoint le GIP RENATER en janvier 2000 pour mettre en oeuvre le premier réseau IPv6 français. Il crée en 2003 l'équipe de Services IP Avancés (SIPA) qui sera en charge de la veille technologique et de l'expérimentation pour les nouveaux services aux utilisateurs. Il est adjoint au directeur technique du GIP RENATER depuis 2009.
Francis Dupont joined the Networks and Mulmedia research Department of ENST Bretagne (a Telecom Engineer School in Brittany in France) and is now assigned to the Point6, the new IPv6 skill center in the Brittany region. Until January 2000, he directed the PING action of GIE DYADE (INRIA-Bull research joint-venture) and IPv6 action at INRIA. He is the main author of one of the first IPv6 implementations as a researcher at INRIA. Francis Dupont studied at the Ecole Polytechnique (1981 class) and received a s Sciences (aka PhD) in 1990. Mr. Dupont has the Docteur ès Sciences degree from Ecole Polytechnique
Ralph Droms, Ph.D., organized the DHCWG with Phil Gross in 1989. He has chaired the working group since its inception and is a key contributor to the design and development of DHCP. Ralph is also editor of the DHCP RFCs and continues to participate in the evolution of DHCP. Since joining Cisco in 2000, Ralph has continued his work on DHCP and network management. Previously, he was a member of the Computer Science Department faculty at Bucknell University, where he guided students through the study of TCP/IP internetworking, operating systems, and computer architecture. Ralph has also been a member of the computer science faculty at Pennsylvania State University, and he was on the research staff at IBM and Burroughs (now Unisys).
As a consultant in network architecture and infrastructure design, Ralph has worked with large and small companies on a variety of TCP/IP issues, including network architecture, server strategies and configurations, and the use of DHCP, DNS, and other technologies in network management. Ralph served as co-director of the computer center at Bucknell, where he supervised the design and implementation of the campuswide multiprotocol network.
Ralph works now as Network scientist, researcher, architect, engineer; expert in network protocols, IoT (Internet of Things) and ICN at Google.
Tim Martin is a US Army veteran, where he began his journey with networking technology. He moved to General Dynamics and then to Cisco where he obtained his CCIE (#2020) in 1996. His focus since 2000 has been supporting the US federal government.
By 2005 the US federal government took a strong interest in IPv6 adoption. Tim worked with a team that developed an IPv6 assessment tool and delivered numerous IPv6 presentations to federal agencies. Realizing that the systems engineers at Cisco would need a deeper understanding of the IPv6 protocol, he developed course material and began educating the various teams in support of the US federal government. By 2007 Cisco had created an internal IPv6 task force which Tim participated. This group would be the push behind Cisco’s IPv6 product support and Cisco’s involvement in World IPv6 day.
With experience gained in the task force and World IPv6 day, Tim was selected to lead Cisco’s field expertise on IPv6, and he joined a team of IPv6 colleagues. This group would work on IPv6 feature requests and provide feedback back to the product development teams. Tim also contributed to Cisco’s IPv6 solutions documents (IPv6 First Hop Security and First Hop Redundancy with IPv6). Tim’s blog posts focused on the design aspects of IPv6 (using VLAN ids in the routers Link Local and the Host Role in IPv6). Tim expanded upon the blogs by co-authoring 2 white papers (IPv6 in the Enterprise and the Governments Role in IPv6 Adoption). Tim also achieved the IPv6 Forum Gold Engineer designation.
From 2013 to 2019, Tim delivered his award winning IPv6 workshop at over 400 customer locations, training over 5,000 IT professionals along the way. Tim was awarded the Cisco Live! Distinguished Speaker Hall of Fame, for his IPv6 presentations in the US and Europe. Tim has also delivered IPv6 content at every major IPv6 task force in person meetings (California, Rocky Mountain, Texas, US Federal). He became a frequent speaker/trainer for the FEDv6TF. Tim has also delivered IPv6 content to master’s program students as a guest lecturer.
As a member of the RMv6TF, Tim helped organize events, coordinate speakers, develop content and ensure IPv6 connectivity on the show floor.
Tim’s IPv6 Design & Deployment Live Lessons (ISBN 9780134655512), was published by Pearson/Cisco Press in 2016, it is a 7-hour video series providing guidance on IPv6 enterprise design.
Tim’s current role is as a Principal Consultant with HexaBuild.io, the premier IPv6 consulting, training, and education company. He continues to help Federal; State and Fortune 1000 companies learn and adopt IPv6. Tim is widely regarded as a leading industry expert on IPv6 and is invited to present and teach about IPv6 to a variety of organizations.
Tim lives in Colorado and when he is not working on IPv6, he is pursuing his other passions of back country skiing, mountain biking, disc golf, and enjoying family time with his wife Catherine and his children, and grandchildren.
Owen DeLong is director of Customer Success Engineering at Farsight Security and provides IP-related consulting and training services to various organizations. Owen has been a Senior Network Architect at Akamai, an IPv6 Evangelist and Director of Professional Services at Hurricane Electric, a Senior Backbone Engineer at Exodus Communication before working at Tellme Networks and Netli in both Network Engineering and Operations, a consultant (C2 Company), and Senior Operations Architect at Vusion, Inc. Owen has been an active participant in the ARIN public policy process for more than a decade and has been involved in such landmark efforts as the creation of Provider Independent IPv6, moving the IPv4 PI boundary down to /22 and subsequently /24, special resource policies to assist in the AFRINIC startup, etc. Owen has always believed that ARIN’s role is the equitable distribution of IP resources and continues to work toward that end. Owen has a special interest in policy as it relates to IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 deployment.
Chrome Os Segment Product Manager @ Intel Corporation
Head of Technical Community (Nokia / Microsoft), North American Product and Program Manager @ Nokia
Head of Technical Community (Nokia / Microsoft), North American Product and Program Manager @
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1992 1994 Master of Science in Computer Science in Computer Science @ Pace University
1985 1989 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering @ Vermont
Skills: VoIP, System Architecture, Go to Market Strategy, Embedded Systems, 3g, WiFi, Location Based Services, Wireless Technologies, Research, Software Engineering, Solutions Marketing, IP, User Experience, Strategy, Cloud Computing, Embedded Software, IPv6, Product Management, Smartphones, Telecommunications, Linux, Network Architecture, Cellular Communications, Open Source Software, Wireless
Erik Nordmark works on a software stack for real-time edge computing at Zededa; a startup company based in California, USA. He has been active in the IETF since the early 1990-ies, as key contributor to IPv6 standards, co-chair in Mobile IP and TRILL, and as an Internet Area Director. His interest is in expanding the reach and capability of the Internet standards towards the various edges of the network including further reaching low-powered devices, by providing architectures and standards that are robust and secure across a large range of scales. Erik holds a Technical Licentiate Degree from Uppsala University and a Master of Science from Stanford University.
Charles E. Perkins was a senior principal engineer at Futurewei, investigating mobile wireless networking and dynamic configuration protocols, in particular LTE and various IEEE and IETF efforts. He is serving as document editor for the 802.21 group of the IEEE, and is author or co-author of IETF standards-track documents in the dmm, mip4, mext, manet, dhc, and autoconf working groups. He is an editor for several journals in areas related to wireless networking. He has continued strong involvement with performance issues related to Internet access for billions of portable wireless devices as well as actitivies for ad hoc networking and scalability.
Charles has authored and edited books on Mobile IP and Ad Hoc Networking, and has published a number of papers and award winning articles in the areas of mobile networking, ad-hoc networking, route optimization for mobile networking, resource discovery, and automatic configuration for mobile computers. Charles was also one of the creators of MobiHoc, the premier conference series that has provided the forum for many of the most important publications in the field of ad hoc networking; he remains on the steering committee for that conference. He has served as general chair and Program Committee chair for MobiHoc, MASS 2006, ICWUS 2010, and other conferences and workshops. Charles has served on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) of the IETF and, at last count, has authored or co-authored at least 25 RFCs. He has made numerous inventions and been awarded dozens of patents; he was recently nominated for Inventor of the Year by the European Patent Office. He has served on various committees for the National Research Council, as well as numerous technical assessment boards for Army Research Lab and the Swiss MICS program. He has also served as associate editor for Mobile Communications and Computing Review, the official publication of ACM SIGMOBILE, and has served on the editorial staff for IEEE Internet Computing magazine.
Brian Haberman is a Principal Staff Research Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where his areas of researchinclude IPv6, DNS consistency, routing protocol security, IP multicast, medical IoT, network measurements, and network architecture.
He has alsoheld network protocol development, platform design, system architecture, and research positions at several commercial companies. Brian has beeninvolved in IPv6 software and standards development since 1997. Inaddition to publishing a variety of RFCs, Brian has been actively involved in the Internet Engineering Task Force. He has (or is) serving as a co-chair for the IPv6, 6MAN, MAGMA, NTP, and DPRIVE working groups and as an Area Director for the Internet Area. He holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Clemson University, a M.S. degree in Computer Science from North Carolina State University, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
Carl Williams career began with a Master of Science in Computer Science back in the late 1980s when the internet was just beginning to expand. Upon receiving my degree, Carl joined the Sun Microsystems Solaris development engineering TCP/IP group and in 1995 Carl began working on both IPv6 development and IETF standards. As part of the Solaris IPv6 team Carl was a key team member that provided quarterly prototypes of Solaris IPv6 to the Internet community for several years while aiding the standards and its initial deployment. In 1999-2000 Sun productized the first IPv6 release in Solaris 8. Carl began involvement as the IPv6 Mobility technical lead at Sun while also working on community adoption of migration of existing code to IPv6 base. Carl wrote the first IPv6 Socket Scrubber to aid migration from existing IPv4 code to IPv6 (protocol independent). Carl served as a key leader in the Internet Community giving seminars on the IPv6 programming and IPv6 mobility as part of the IPv6 Forum events and global Interoperability events. Following his time at Sun Microsystems, Carl began to work with Mobile operators including KDDI on IPv6. Ryuji Wakikawa and Carl Williams worked on the basis of the eventual Network Mobility standards: "IPv4 traversal for NEMO basic support protocol by IPv4 CoA" (published in IEICE Transactions on Communications; 2005). Carl wrote RFC 5619 and RFC 7148 on Prefix Delegation Support for Proxy Mobile IP6. In the Mid-2000's Carl served as technical leader of the IPv6 Transition Group within the Department of Defense DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) for DOD IPv6 adoption and deployment. In this role Carl managed prototype development of IPv6 Network mobility and sensor for use in combat and inter-agency deployments. In 2007 Carl was invited to create and deliver the first week-long IPv6 training for internal Comcast Operations engineers and architects. This lead to Carl working in the Comcast Office of the CTO on proposed IPv6 projects in 2008 that were demonstrated at NANOG and partnered with such companies such as A10 Networks and Limelight. At Comcast the team documented its experiences in IETF RFC 6908 Deployment Considerations for Dual-Stack Lite (Link) Softwire Working group (March 2013).
Stephen Deering is a former Fellow at Cisco Systems, where he worked on the development and standardization of architectural enhancements to the Internet Protocol. Prior to joining Cisco in 1996, he spent six years at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, engaged in research on advanced Internet technologies, including multicast routing, mobile internetworking, scalable addressing, and support for multimedia applications over the Internet. He is a former member of the Internet Architecture Board, a past chair of numerous Working Groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the inventor of IP Multicast, and the lead designer of the new version of the Internet Protocol, IPv6. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is currently retired and living in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Clarence Filsfils, a Cisco Systems Fellow, has a 25-year expertise leading innovation, productization, marketing and deployment for Cisco Systems.
Trusted and respected by key decision makers across major WEB/OTT, SP’s and large Enterprises, Clarence enjoys working with these operators to listen to their needs and requirements, and then get things done from product design to deployment.
He invented the Segment Routing Technology (over 60 patents and 25 RFC’s) and is leading its productization, marketing and deployment at record execution speed. For this contribution, he and his team received the Pioneer Award - Cisco's most prestigious award honoring innovative engineering. The award celebrates engineering contribution that brings growth in new markets, redefines current markets, and provides game-changing improvements to engineering productivity.
Previously, Clarence invented and led the Fast Routing Convergence Technology (over 30 patents) and was the lead designer for Cisco System’s QoS (20 patents) and large-scale IP/MPLS deployments.
Clarence is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences. He holds over 195 patents and is a prolific writer, either in academic circle (Sigcomm 2015), or standard (25 RFC’s) or books.
Clarence holds a PhD in Engineering Science, a Masters of Management from Solvay Business School and a Masters of Engineering in Computer Science from the University of Liege.
Dr. Dave Thaler is a Software Architect at Microsoft, where he now works on IoT security. Dave has over 25 years of standards body experience and currently chairs the IETF’s Software Update for IoT working group, as well as the Confidential Computing Consortium's Technical Advisory Council. He previously served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) for 11 years. Dave has chaired IETF working groups on Trusted Execution Environment provisioning, NAT behavior, the Port Control Protocol, and multicast address allocation, and has authored over 55 RFCs, including a number of RFCs on IPv6. Dave has 20 years of development experience in Windows networking where he led the team that implemented IPv6 in Windows starting in 2000. He has also been, and continues to be, a contributor to a number of open source cross-platform projects. Prior to Microsoft, Dave was a routing developer at Merit Network. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Michigan.
Bob Hinden is a Check Point Fellow at Check Point Software, and co-chairs the IPv6
working group in the IETF. He is the co-inventor of the Internet Protocol Version 6
Bob Hinden was the Chair of the Internet Society Board of Trustees from 2013 to
2016, and a member of the Board of Trustees from 2010-2016. Previously at Nokia,
he was a Nokia Fellow, Chief Internet Technologist at Nokia Networks, and Chief
Technical Officer (CTO) at the Nokia IP Routing Group.
Bob Hinden was one of the early employees (i.e., employee number 4) of Ipsilon
Networks, Inc. Ipsilon was acquired by Nokia on December 31, 1997. He was
previously employed at Sun Microsystems where he was responsible for the
Internet Engineering group that implements internet protocols for Sun's operating
systems. Prior to this he worked at Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, Inc. on a variety of
internetwork related projects including the first operational internet router and one
of the first TCP/IP implementations.
Bob Hinden was co-recipient of the 2008 IEEE Internet Award for pioneering work
in the development of the first Internet routers.
Bob Hinden has been active in the IETF since 1985 and is the author of forty-three
RFCs, including three April 1 RFCs. He served as the chair of the IETF
Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) from 2009 through 2013. Prior to this
he served on the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), was Area Director for Routing in
the Internet Engineering Steering group from 1987 to 1994, and chaired the IPv6,
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol, Simple Internet Protocol Plus, IPAE, the IP
over ATM, and the Open Routing working groups. He is also a member of the RFC
Bob Hinden holds an B.S.E.E., and a M.S. in Computer Science from Union College,
Schenectady, New York.
Fernando Gont specializes in the field of communications protocols
security, working for private and governmental organizations from around
Gont has worked on a number of projects for the UK National
Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) and the UK Centre
for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) in the field of
communications protocols security. As part of his work for these
organizations, he has written a series of documents with recommendations
for network engineers and implementers of the TCP/IP protocol suite, and
has performed the first thorough security assessment of the IPv6
Gont is currently working as a security consultant and researcher for
SI6 Networks (<https://www.si6networks.com>). He is active in several
working groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), where he
has led many improvements to the IPv6 protocol suite, and has published
31 IETF RFCs (Request For Comments). Gont has also developed the SI6
Network's IPv6 Toolkit (<https://www.si6networks.com/tools/ipv6toolkit>)
-- a free, portable and comprehensive security asessment toolkit for the
IPv6 protocol suite.
Gont has been a speaker at a number of conferences and technical
meetings about information security, operating systems, and Internet
engineering, including: CanSecWest 2005, Midnight Sun Vulnerability and
Security Workshop/Retreat 2005, FIRST Technical Colloquium 2005, Kernel
Conference Australia 2009, DEEPSEC 2009, HACK.LU 2011, DEEPSEC 2011,
Hackito Ergo Sum 2012, German IPv6 Kongress 2014, H2HC 2017, Positive
Hack Days 8, Hack In Paris 2018, and Troopers 2018. Additionally, he is
a regular attendee of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meetings.
Jim Bound († 2009) was a Staff Fellow at Hewlett Packard Corporation and was a Network Technical Director within the Enterprise UNIX Division's Network and Security Engineering Group. Jim was a member of the Internet Protocol Next Generation (IPng) Directorate within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), which selected IPv6, among several proposals (IPv6-7-8-9), to become the basis of the IETF's work on an IPng in 1994. Jim has been a key designer and implementer of IPv6, and contributor and co-author of IPv6 specifications. Jim founded an ad-hoc IPv6 deployment group working with implementers across the Internet in 1998, which became the IPv6 Forum, where Jim was Chair of the IPv6 Forum Technical Directorate and later became the IPv6 Forum CTO. Jim was also Chair of the North American IPv6 Task Force. Jim in July 2001 received from the IPv6 Forum the Internet IPv6 Pioneer Award as the IPv6 Forums "Lead Plumber".
Dr. Paul Vixie is an internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, CEO and cofounder of award-winning Farsight Security, Inc. Dr. Vixie was inducted into the internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS and anti-spam technologies. He is the author of open source internet software including BIND 8, and of many internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit internet infrastructure company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial internet exchange (PAIX, 1991). In 2018, he cofounded SIE Europe UG, a European data sharing collective to fight cybercrime. Dr. Vixie earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC in 2010.
Dr. Vixie is frequently invited to deliver keynotes at technology and business events around the world. He has presented at such events as Copenhagen Cybercrime Conference, FIRST, Palo Alto Networks IGNITE, RSA, Black Hat, DNS-OARC, SANS, Swiss Cyber Storm, and VirusBulletin.
Brian E. Carpenter joined the University of Auckland in September 2007. He was appointed Professor in January 2009 (part-time appointment). He is now an honorary academic. He is also a member of the Technical Advisory Board of the Huawei Network Technology Laboratory.
Previously, he spent ten years with IBM, working on Internet standards and technology. From 1997 he was at IBM's Hursley Laboratory in England. From 1999 to 2001 he was at iCAIR, the international Center for Advanced Internet Research, sponsored by IBM at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. From 2002 he was based in Switzerland as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.
From 1985 to 1996, he led the networking group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in Geneva, Switzerland. This followed ten years in software for process control systems at CERN, interrupted by three years teaching undergraduate computer science at Massey University, New Zealand.
He holds a first degree in physics and a Ph.D. in computer science, and was a Chartered Engineer (UK). He has been an active participant in the Global Grid Forum, and in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), where he has worked on IPv6, Differentiated Services and Autonomic Networking. He has chaired the IETF, the Internet Architecture Board, and the Internet Society.
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Merike Kaeo has over 25 years of experience in pioneering core Internet technology deployments and leading strategic digital security transformations. Her work in IPv6 started in the mid 1990s, contributing to IETF protocol developments and later testing and providing implementation guidance for early IPv6 transition technologies. She developed the first set of IPsec interoperability tests for IPv6-capable environments and supported the development of IPv6 security certification tests at the University of New Hampshire. Merike co-authored RIPE554: Requirements for IPv6 in ICT Equipment to help organizations specify IPv6 requirements in equipment purchases. In the early 2000s she worked with large enterprises and ISPs to secure IPv6 rollouts, architected and deployed the first private enterprise native IPv6 BGP peering, and created and presented multiple tutorials on basic IPv6 deployment scenarios with a focus on including practical security considerations.
Merike is a member of the IEEE, a pioneer member of ISOC and has been an active contributor in the IETF since 1992. She was named an IPv6 Forum Fellow in 2007 for her early efforts to raise awareness of IPv6 related security paradigms. Since 2010 she has been an active member on ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and currently serves as the SSAC Liaison to the ICANN Board.
Merike earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.
Joe Klein is a Computer Scientist working for MITRE, a company dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. They are best known for the development and maintenance of the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), Trusted Automated eXchange of Indicator Information(TAXII) and Structured Threat Information eXpression (STIX), as well as the ATT&CK Framework, a globally accessible knowledge base of adversary tactics and techniques based on real-world observations.
Prior to joining MITRE, Mr. Klein developed and implemented IPv6 testing, detection, and defensive tools, taught Practical IPv6 Security, worked with organizations to mitigate IPv6 security flaws and supported the development of multiple security standards. He has also publicly presented on IPv6 since the late 1990s, as well as keynoted and spoken globally about IPv6 security at professional, security and hacker conferences.
Jordi Palet Martínez has been working in computers, networking,and telecommunications business during the past 37 years. His experience includes programming in several languages, OS porting, electronic and microcomputer circuit design, consultancy and network design and implementation, among
others. He has been involved with technical, marketing and product management in several companies, and nowadays isworking as CEO/CTO at “The IPv6 Company”, Madrid.
Since 2001, he has attended all the IETF meetings and contributed to the standardization process (co-)authoring numerous documents, mainly related to IPv6. He has been also Sergeant-at-arms for over 12 years.
He was the main responsible for the creation of the IPv6 Task Forces in many countries in Europe, Latin America &Caribbean, and the rest of the regions, which helped to increase the IPv6 knowledge and team building, which highly impacted in the deployment in every country/region.
Jordi also maintains a web site for IPv6 news and information The IPv6 Portal. Also, part of its relevant work on this field is IPv6day (for the 6bone phaseout, which he chaired at IETF),and in Spanish 6SOS.
He also participated in the OCCAID project to provide free (time-limited) IPv6 transit to ISPs when their existing upstream providers don't support yet IPv6 transit by their own (mainly in Africa, LAC and AP).
He also has been providing IPv6 professional training and consultancy services, to all those kinds of customers including the LACNIC IPv6 Tour, which was carried out in all the Latino American and several Caribbean countries and trainings for AfriNIC. In total he has already trained over 65.000 engineers across more than 130 countries.
He has been responsible for the strategic plans for the deployment of IPv6 in governments of several countries such as Spain, Ecuador, Colombia, Andorra, Cuba, Greece, among others.
Christian Huitema left Microsoft in 2016, after more than 40 years in the software industry, and more than 30 years working on Internet technologies. His last title at Microsoft was “Distinguished Engineer”. Prior to joining Microsoft he worked at SEMA-Group, CNET, INRIA and Bellcore/Telcordia. Working as a researcher and an engineer, he developed prototypes and products, published many papers, filed many patents and wrote several books, such as “Routing in The Internet” (1995) and “IPv6 the new Internet protocol” (1996).
Christian Huitema had the chance to work on the development of the Internet since the early 80’s. Since 1991 he contributed to many of the standards developed in the IETF, notably IPv6 and voice or video over IP. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from 1991 to 1996, chairing the board from 1993 to 1995. During that period, he participated actively to the development of the IPv6 protocol. He continued to work on IPv6 when at Bellcore and Microsoft, notably working on transition technologies like Teredo, and on privacy issues related to address assignment. He served as a trustee of the Internet Society (ISOC) from 1995 to 2001.
After leaving Microsoft, Christian Huitema enjoys contributing to the continued development of the Internet. He works on privacy and security issues, and on the standardization of QUIC, the new transport protocol. He joined the IAB again in 2017.
Eric Vyncke currently work for Cisco in the Chief Technology and Architecture Organization where he focus on IPv6, telemetry and security. He joined Cisco in 1997. Eric is also the co-chair of the Belgian IPv6 Council since 2012. His previous work at the IETF were around IPv6, and information model, he is also the co-author of two network security books about layer-2 and IPv6. Finally, Eric is an associated professor at the University of Liège, Belgium, where he graduated with a M.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 1983. When not reading internet-drafts, Eric enjoys flying Cessna planes and gardening in his garden in Belgium.
Patrick Grossetete is a Distinguished Engineer, Technical Marketing, working on Internet of Things (IoT) networking technologies, architectures and designs, such as LoRaWAN, Wi-SUN (IEEE 802.15.4g/e RF, IEEE 1901.2a PLC, IPv6, IP routing, 6LoWPAN, RPL,...), IOT gateways, private LTE/5G… in Cisco Industrial IOT Networking group and joined Cisco through its acquisition of Arch Rock. At Arch Rock, he was Director of Product Management and Customer Solutions, focusing on IPv6-based wireless sensor network technology for smart grid, energy and environmental optimization applications.
Previously, Patrick led a product management team at Cisco, responsible for a suite of Cisco IOS software technologies, including IPv6 and IP Mobility. Patrick is a regular speaker at conferences and industry events, including the IPv6 Forum, which he joined in 1999 as a Cisco representative. Patrick also acts as reviewer on European Commission sponsored projects (GEANT, ENVIROFI).
Patrick is coauthor of the books “IoT Fundamentals: Networking Technologies, Protocols, and Use Cases for the Internet of Things”, “Global IPv6 Strategies” and “Deploying IPv6 Networks” published by Cisco Press as well as several white papers, such as “Unified Field Area Network architecture for Distribution Automation (2014)” and “IPv6 architecture for Field Area Networks (2012)”. In June 2003, he received the "IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award" at the San Diego summit and is an IPv6 Forum Fellow. Before to joining Cisco in 1994 as a Consulting Engineer, he worked at Digital Equipment Corporation as a consulting engineer and was involved with network design and deployment. He received a degree in computer science from the Control Data Institute, Paris, France.
Dr Tim Chown is the Network Development Manager for Jisc, who operate Janet, the UK's National Research and Education Network (NREN). He is Work Package Leader for the Network Technologies and Services Development work package of the new GÉANT GN4-3 project, which runs until December 2022. His interests include network service orchestration and automation, network monitoring, network security, end-to-end network performance and of course IPv6. He is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton, co-chair of the UK IPv6 Council, a PC member of UKNOF, and an active contributor to the IETF, where he sits on the Internet and Operations Area Directorates.
Tim’s interest in IPv6 began in 1996/97 when he explored very early BSD implementations of the new protocol, leading to deployment of the UK’s first native IPv6 WAN link from the University of Southampton to UUNet UK’s London PoP in 1997. Since then he has participated in many IPv6-focused projects, not least 6NET which paved the way for IPv6 deployment on the European NREN backbones, and has been an author on many IETF Internet Drafts and RFCs. Within Jisc, he is promoting an “IPv6 first” culture for new service development and deployment.
Dr. Pascal Thubert has been actively involved in research, development and standards efforts on Internet mobility and wireless technologies since joining Cisco in Y2K. He currently works at Cisco’s Chief Technology and Architecture office, where he focuses on products and standards in the general context of IPv6, wireless, and the Internet of Things. He co-chairs 6TiSCH, the IETF Working Group focusing on IPv6 over the 802.15.4 TSCH deterministic MAC, and LPWAN, which applies IPv6 over low power wide area networking technologies. His current interests also include in deterministic networking applied to radio networks (RAW) and an update of IPv6 ND for wireless (WiND, including RFC 8505). Earlier, he specialized in IPv6 as applied to mobility and wireless devices and developed routers and switches microcode in Cisco’s core IPv6 product development group. In parallel with his R&D missions, he has authored multiple IETF RFCs and draft standards dealing with IPv6, mobility and the Internet of Things.
In particular, Pascal participated to the ISA100.11a specification as well as the NEMO, 6LoWPAN, RPL and now 6lo and DetNet IETF standards, in an effort to bring together the broad features of the IT/OT convergence for an Industrial Internet.
Geoff Mulligan is the CTO for IIoT Jabil, co-founder of Skylight Digital, developer and consultant on IoT, Privacy and Security, a former White House Presidential Innovation Fellow, and former US representative to the UN Smart and Sustainable Cities project. While serving as a Presidential Innovation Fellow working on Cyber-Physical Systems for OSTP and NIST he co-created and launched the SmartAmerica Challenge. Mr. Mulligan was the founding Chairman of both the LoRa Alliance, growing it to over 500 members, and the IPSO Alliance, making it the global voice for open standards for the IoT. Jabil is a $25B contract manufacturer that is turning its considerable technology and manufacturing acumen toward delivering on the possibilities and potential of the IoT.
Geoff created and lead the standardization of 6lowpan and helped create and deploy the Arpanet and IP technologies including the original design of IPv6 (naming IPv6 and pushing for 128 bit addresses). He helped form and found the Zigbee Alliance and has been instrumental in many key aspects of the embedded Internet – in fact Vint Cerf called Geoff the “Father of the Embedded Internet”. As a serial entrepreneur he built start-ups working on email security, next generation Internet technologies, wireless systems and protocol design. He holds over 15 patents, wrote a book on combating SPAM and testified before Congress on electronic commerce and computer security.
”Patrick Wetterwald is a thought leader in Architecture and Standardization for the Smart Grid, Industrial Automation, and Internet of Things (IoT).
He held various Engineering Manager positions within Cisco where he successfully led advanced technology projects in the domain of wireless sensor networks, wireless communication, layer 3 mesh and IPv6 network mobility. He is now focusing on Deterministic Networking technologies (also called Time Sensitive Network).
Before joining Cisco, Patrick spent the last 25 years in the telecommunication industry working for Lucent Technologies, IBM and Airbus Industry.
He graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Bretagne.
Patrick filed 185 patents and got (PMP) certification in 2001.
He is currently Chairman of the ETSI ISG IP6 dealing with the transition to IPv6 and the editor of the IOT IPv6 best practices guidelines.
- Member of the ETSI Smart M2M working groups.
Yanick Pouffary is a Distinguished Technologist and serves as Chief Technologist for IoT and Intelligent Edge Services at HPE, focusing on advisory,digital transformation, innovation andemerging trends.
Yanick is a strategic advisor to governments, enterprises and service providers when it comes to digital transformation technologies such as IoT, IPv6, Software defined networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In her role asChief Technologist, Yanick develops IoT, network strategic visionand technology services. She advises and helps customers to successfully adapt and take advantage of the ever changing world of Internet technologies.
Yanick is a founding member of the IPv6 Forum, an IPv6 Forum Fellow, and general chairperson for the IPv6 pogo programs (Ready & Enabled & Education). She is ETSI IP6 Industry Group vice-chairperson and one of the distinguished recipients of the IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award for her technology contributions to support the adoption and deployment of IPv6.
Yanick has been one of the voices of IPv6 in industry. Yanick is part of many IPv6 Task Forces steering committees, scientific steering committees of technical conferences. She is frequently called upon delivering IPv6 speeches. Yanick is quoted in the industry-trendsetting reference US Government IPv6 guiding document.
Yanick has more than three decades of experience in the ICT industry and extensive knowledge in the development of networking products and services. She holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Nice, France. Yanick is based in Nice, France.
Dr Riad Hartani is a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a passion to explore tech innovation across cultures and geographies. He has over two-decades experience in building and scaling some of the key Internet technologies we use in our everyday life.
Riad has led various early stage “high risk” tech ventures, scaling them to global markets. He co-founded Xona Partners, a boutique tech investment and advisory firm, iValley.co, a Fintech startup co-creation studio, and Padovani Ventures, an emerging-world focused tech innovation hub. He held leadership roles in a string of Venture Capital funded Silicon Valley startups, including Head of Systems Engineering at Wichorus, pioneering wireless Internet designs, Head of Technology at Anagran, designing Internet networking systems, and Chief Architect at Caspian, building Internet backbone routers.
Earlier in his career, Riad held lead engineering roles at multiple R&D labs around the world, including the Canadian National Research Labs, the prestigious Hitachi/Japan Central Research Labs and the French National Research Labs. His contribution spans the development of Internet, Mobile, Cloud, Space-Internet and Artificial Intelligence innovations, leading to numerous academic/industrial awards worldwide. He has been a founder and advisor to various tech startups and accelerators in 20+ countries, and a trusted advisor to governments, policy makers, institutional banks, regulators and global tech companies, including some of the top 10 tech corporations and top 10 tech investment firms in the world.
Riad holds two Engineering and a Master degree (Applied Math & Industrial), all with highest distinctions (Algeria & France). He is a graduate of the National Polytechnic School. He was awarded a Doctorate in Artificial Intelligence with highest honors from the University of Paris and finalized his Postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley - all by age 25. He then completed an Executive Education at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a frequent invited chair/speaker at industry events and contributor to lead magazines, patent/inventions holder, angel investor and invited academic lecturer.
Riad Hartani was born and raised in Algiers, and maintains frequent ties with the technology ecosystem in Algeria. He led the “Algiers Smart City” project, and co-organised one of the largest smart cities conferences in Africa working closely with local startups and the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
He recently authored "Tech Nomads of the Universe", a book about his journey exploring the cultural, historical, geographical and governmental forces that drive technology innovation around the world.
Dr. Riad Hartani
Dr. Riad Hartani
Bruce started in the business of IPv6 in 2006 as CEO of pioneering networking company Hexago which provided the free tunnel broker Freenet6. This led to a consulting career in the internet of things that often relied on IPv6's vast networking space to address sensors directly. Bruce’s first book, the best-selling IoT Inc.: How Your Company Can Use the Internet of Things to Win in the Outcome Economy, was published by McGraw-Hill. Since then he wrote his second book, The Private Equity Digital Operating Partner which is an application of IoT Inc to the private equity sector.
"I am very proud to have been nominated and selected among these finest IPv6 experts and evangelists with my contributions to the commercial adoption of IPv6 worldwide" stated Bruce Sinclair, New Internet IPv6 Hall of Famer.
Eddie Aronovich led the Computer Science labs at Tel-Aviv university and his interests are machine learning, networks and large computational infrastructures. He co-founded the Israeli chapter of IPv6 in 2006 and contributed to spread the IPv6 technology in Israel. His main focus was IPv6 in large networks, collaboration with ISOC-IL and Linux based HPC clusters. He included IPv6 as part of his network programming courses, workshops and conferences. Eddie earned degrees in statistics, operation research and political scenes from Tel-Aviv University.
Currently, Eddie is the CTO of Indolex, a stealth mode startup that deals with medical AI.
Dr. ElNainay received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Alexandria University in 2001 and 2005 respectively and his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2009. He is currently Professor at the Computer Engineering Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Computers Science and Engineering at Alamein International University and Adjunct Faculty at Virginia Tech, USA.
Before joining Alamein International University, he was Professor of Computer Engineering at Alexandria University where he contributed in many initiatives. He was a co-founder and the Director of the Smart Critical Infrastructure research center (SmartCI), the first multidisciplinary research center at Alexandria University that advances the critical infrastructure using the Information and Communication technologies. He was the former PI of the Artificial Intelligence Incubator, the first AI incubator in Alexandria University, established in collaboration with Ain Shams University and funded by Rowad 2030, Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform and Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. He was the Representative of Alexandria University and Steering Committee Member of Borg Alarab Innovation Cluster that develops the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in Alexandria. He was a board member of Alexandria Engineering Innovation Club that offer incubation services to undergraduate teams during the development of their innovative prototypes.
ElNainay has an excellent research record with more than 50-refereed International Publications. His research interests include smart wireless and mobile networks, cognitive radio and cognitive networks, large scale testbeds, and software testing automation and optimization. His focus is on the use of Artificial Intelligence to solve problems in different domains including communications and networking, indoor localization, and software engineering. He has been the PI, Co-PI, and Senior Researcher for 6 research projects funded by the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Egypt and the Information Technology Industry Development Agency of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. He was the director of the wireless research lab at Smart Critical Infrastructure research center. Graduates of this lab are pursuing their Ph.D. studies in highly ranked universities in EU, USA, and Canada. He is a senior member of IEEE and served as TPC Chair for the IEEE GCAIoT conference for 3 years and TPC steering committee member and track chair and member for various international journals and conferences.
Elnainay was the Virginia Tech-Middle East and North Africa Associate Director for Research and Administration for more than 6 years contributed to the success of the VT-MENA PhD program, one of the most successful International collaborative programs. He was a member of the Communication and Information Technology Council at the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology. He was the Alexandria University E-learning Center Executive Director for more than 4 years.
Prof. Mustafa El-Nainay
Prof. Mustafa El-Nainay
Dr. Radouane Mrabet has been a higher education professor for more than 35 years. He held the positions of President of the Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University of Fez between 2018 and 2022, President of Mohammed V University - Souissi between 2010 and 2014 and Director of ENSIAS (National School of Computing and Systems Analysis) between 2007 and 2010.
Pr. Radouane Mrabet has been President of the Internet Society Morocco Chapter (MISOC).He is a founding member and General Coordinator of the Task Force IPv6 Morocco since June 2006.
He has also been Vice-President of the Esprit de Fès Foundation since January 2019. The Foundation organizes the annual festival of sacred music from around the world.
Pr. Radouane Mrabet was a member of several national and international boards, commissions and committees, including the board of directors of the Arab Naif University of Security Sciences based in Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, the board of directors of the center of ethics in higher education and scientific research belonging to the union of universities of the Islamic world, the executive council of the association of Arab universities, the Moroccan national commission for the coordination of higher education and the council of the private university of Fez.
He was the former Co-Chair of the Franco-Moroccan research program Hubert Curien (PHC Volubilis) and Franco-North African research program (Maghreb PHC).
Pr. Radouane Mrabet received the title of Emeritus Professor from the Mohammed V University of Rabat in December 2017 and the Arab Prize for Professional Excellence 2020 awarded by the General Secretariat of the G2T Global Awards in November 2020.
Pr. Radouane Mrabet is the author of dozens of national and international publications. He led several R & D projects and studies in the fields of information technology (NET'U MED, JOINMED, BEITI6, TELESUN, ...). The organization of several important scientific events is also to his credit.
Pr. Radouane Mrabet obtained his doctorate in June 1995 from the Free University of Brussels, in the field of communication networks. In 1987, he received a diploma of advanced studies from the Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6), in the field of computer systems. He also obtained, in 1986, the engineer diploma from the Mohammadia School of Engineers, also in the field of computer systems.
Pr. Radouane Mrabet was born on July 31, 1963 in Oujda - Morocco, married and father of three children (Amine, Omar and Radia).
Prof. Radouane Mrabet
Prof. Radouane Mrabet
Muhammed Rudman is the pioneer Chief Executive Officer, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Nigeria’s first and only neutral IXP. A veteran IT professional with over 19 years extensive experience in network design, implementation, optimization and operations. Before joining IXPN, Rudman had worked with several organizations in technical and managerial capacity including Galaxy IT & T Limited, where he facilitated the deployment of rural telephony project (personal handy phone system), Wireless multipoint and point-topoint for broadband access, Earth Stations for Wide Area Network (WAN) using remote VSAT sites across many Nigerian states and West Africa countries.
He is an active member of several professional organizations within and outside the country, and has contributed immensely to the development of ICT sector in Nigeria. He currently serves on the Board of Nigerian Internet Registration Association (.ng ccTLD custodians) as the Executive President.
Rudman is the Chairman of the Nigeria IPv6 Council, the Council is a chapter of the global IPv6 Forum. The Council is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of IPv6 best practices and lessons learned in Nigeria.
He has severally been engaged as a member of various strategic and policymaking committees across the country. Rudman is a member of the National Broadband Council; The Council tasked with the evaluation, review and monitoring of the National Broadband Plan.
Chris Uwaje is acclaimed as the Pioneer of the National Information Technology Policy for Nigeria (2000-2002) which created the National IT Development Agency (NITDA). He is a founding member and Fellow of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS). He is also a Co-Founder, Past-President and Fellow of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON). Uwaje is the originator of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) - ‘National Information Technology Merit Award’ (NITMA) He is a founding Member of Africa Emergency Technology Response Forum. (AETRF). Uwaje was appointed Africa Chair (Publicity) for IEEE-Global Forum on IoTs., in 2016 by IPv6 Forum. He is a Past-President of the Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN) – 1999-2003.
He is the founder, Chief Software Architect and Chairman of Mobile Software Solutions and Connect Technologies Limited, respectively. He was Lead Consultant and conceptualized one of the foremost Nigerian Science & Information Technology Park (SIT Park) and State IT Policy for Akwa Ibom State in 2003-2005. Uwaje is a co-Founder and Past-President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) – 2009-2014. He is an IT veteran and commands a senior leadership position in the IT Professional and Industry Domain with over four decades of on-the-job IT Practice as Computer Scientist – Spread across four continents (Europe/Africa /Asia and North America), specializing in IT-Strategy and Policy Consulting, Software Engineering Solutions; Research, Design and Development (RD&D) - incorporating SIT Park project conceptualization, design, implementation, project management and Technical Support. In 2010, he published his book titled: “e-Knowledge – Time is running Out” at the Institute of International affairs, Victoria Island, Lagos. Uwaje is the convener of IPv6 Council Nigeria. Uwaje has published more than 300 papers on Information Technologies – Concepts, Strategies, Processes, Research and Development, between 1998-todate. Recently, served as Chair Panel of Judges, NCC Innovation Hub Competition -2019-2021. Uwaje is the current Chair of National Software Strategic Think Tank (NSOFT) jointly established by NITDA AND NOTAP – 2019. He served as Screen Committee Chair of NCS Technology Innovation Technology Development Program 2022.
Special areas of Professional focus include but not limited to International, National & Regional IT Strategy/Policy Consulting and Digital Knowledge Innovation and incubation Parks. Between 2010-14 as ISPON President, he established over 30 Software Clubs in the Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. He was the convener and lead Host to National Software Conference and Competition, Lead Director, Software Incubation and Software Hackathon Events in Nigeria and HackEbola Working Group in New York City, Washington DC. USA. 2012-2014.
1975-1980, he studied at the Control Data Institute of Information Technology, Frankfurt, Germany. Equipped the knowledge of Computer Science he enrolled for Operations Research at the British Institute of Engineering Technology UK, incorporating certificate in Communication Technology from the International Correspondence School, Glasgow, UK. (1980). He has presented numerous conference papers in Nigeria, USA and served as Panel Discussant at MIT/Boston/USA on Smart City in 2014. As speaker he has presented ICT Keynote at many Corporate ICT Conferences and at major Nigeria Universities – Including but not limited to: UNN, UI, UNILAG, OAU, UNIBEN, UNIJOS, Covenant University and LASU/Others. He is instrumental to the establishment of Nigerian Diaspora Organization in Information Technology.
Uwaje is the core promoter for the establishment of National Software Strategy for Nigeria and served as member of the National IT Policy Blueprint Formulation and drafting Committee. In 2003, he served as member of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on ICT Harmonization. Co-Chair: National Software Development Initiative (NSDI). Uwaje has also served as Member of Council of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN) respectively. He served as member of the Governing Board of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Chair of NITDA e-Solve ICT Competition 2014. He is also served as former member of National ICT Advisory Council to the Minister of Communication Technology – Dr. Mrs. Omobola Johnson. He is the convener and Vice-Chair IPv6 Council Nigeria. Uwaje has worn numerous ICT Awards internationally and at home, including Lifetime ICT Achievement Award 2016. Uwaje also served as the Director General of Delta State Innovation Hub (2015-2019). Uwaje performed as Chairman Emerging Technologies Innovation Hackathon of Nigeria Communications Commission -NCC. He has delivered several Keynotes, including but not limited to Keynotes for Africa ICT Alliance, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), IoT Genever Conference 2016, Nollywood Economic Outlook Forum, Africa Internet Network (AFRINIC), Presentations at e-Nigeria, etc. He has mentored thousands of Nigerians in the ICT and Digital Ecosystem at home and abroad. End of Document.
Ary joined STTTelkom (currently Telkom University) in 1998 as Lecturer and since it he has worked in various functions at STTelkom/ITTelkom/Tel-U including Coordinator at Electrical Measurement Lab, head of Electronic System Laboratory, Control and Industrial Automation Laboratory, Senator of ITTelkom (2006-2009) and head of Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Program (2007-2011).
Ary’s academic backgrounds are Graduated from Universitas Brawijaya at 1998 on Electrical Engineering and Master of Engineering on Instrumentation and Control from Institut Teknologi Bandung at 2004.
Ary involved at many conferences, such as WOCN, ICCSII, TIME-e, APCC, ICoICT, Comnetsat, APWiMob, IBP, APMediaCast and more. Ary is a member of IEEE (85018177) since 2005, and recently as Chair of IEEE Communication Society Indonesia Chapter for year 2007 and 2008, and Chair of IEEE Indonesia Section for year 2011 and 2012. He is currently still active as volenteer for IEEE Indonesia Section, IEEE ComSoc Indonesia Chapter, IEEE Indonesia Control System Society and Robotics and Automation Society Joint Chapter.
He interest on Electrical, Control, and Industrial Automation. Currently he is working on Networked Control System, Cellular M2M, and Internet of Things.
MUHAMMAD ARY MURTI
MUHAMMAD ARY MURTI
Thomas Santucci is Director of the Data Center & Cloud Optimization Initiative PMO at the General Services Administration (GSA). In this role, he oversees the PMO’s managing partner responsibilities for the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI), helps implement the federal Cloud Smart strategy, and serves as Co-Chair of the Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice, which has over 4,000 members from across the federal IT workforce.
Prior to joining GSA in 2019, Mr. Santucci managed the Data Center Transformation Initiative (DCTI) for the Department of Justice (DOJ). At DOJ, he created the enterprise strategy for the Department to achieve its DCOI objectives and accomplish its cloud adoption goals, as well as provided the overall enterprise vision and policies for DOJ’s future computing environment. Using the methodologies he developed and implemented to meet the intent of these programs, DCTI ultimately exceeded the targets established for the Department, which led to DOJ being recognized as employing best practices by GAO.
Yusuf Bhaiji, CCIE #9305 (R&S and Security), has been with Cisco since January 2001. Yusuf is currently the Director of Certifications leading Cisco’s global certification programs. Prior to this, he was the Product Manager for the Cisco CCIE Security certification and CCIE Proctor in Cisco Dubai and Sydney Labs. Before joining the CCIE program team, he was Technical Lead for Cisco TAC in Sydney for the Security and VPN team.
Yusuf’s passion for Security technologies and solutions has played dominant role in his 30 years of industry experience, from as far back as his initial Master’s degree in Computer Science, and since reflected in his numerous certifications.
He prides himself in his knowledge sharing abilities, evident in the fact that he has mentored many successful candidates, as well as having designed and delivered a number of Network Security solutions, around the globe.
Yusuf co-chairs the Cisco CCIE Advisory council and is advisory board member of several non-profit organizations for the dissemination of technologies and promoting indigenous excellence in the field of internetworking through academic and professional activities. Yusuf also chairs the Networkers Society of Pakistan (NSP) and IPv6 Forum Pakistan chapter.
Yusuf has authored Four Cisco Press books;
- Network Security Technologies and Solutions – ISBN: 1-58705-246-6
- CCIE Security Practice Labs 1st Edition – ISBN: 1-58705-134-6
- CCIE Security v3.0 Configuration Practice Labs, Second Edition – ISBN: 1-58714-026-8
- CCIE Security Flash Cards – ISBN: 1-58714-217-1
In addition to authoring, he has also been a technical reviewer for several Cisco Press books, published articles, white papers, and presentations on various technologies and Cisco Certification programs. He is a frequent lecturer and well-known speaker presenting at several conferences and seminars worldwide.
Carlos was born in Lisbon (Portugal), and graduated in Computer Science at the University of Lisbon in 1999. At FCCN, the Portuguese Research & Education Networ he worked for the Portuguese Schools' Network Team and was also the .PT DNS zone editor for some months. After 2000, he managed the Portuguese Internet Exchange (Gigapix) for 15 years, participating at Euro-IX, while also working at the Networking Team, responsible for AS1930's backbone. Over the years Carlos worked on 6NET, EU-IPv6-TF-SC, 6DISS, 6DEPLOY and GÉANT projects and has delivered IPv6 courses (around Europe and Portuguese speaking countries in Africa) and also some talks at TERENA Networking Conferences and RIPE meetings. He is also a co-author of several RIPE policy proposals. Since late 2015 he moved into CyberSecurity, taking a leadership role at RCTS CERT, the Portuguese R&E Network's Computer Emergency Response Team. From 2016 to 2018 he was the Portuguese CSIRT Network's General Assembly Chairman. He now usually attends FIRST, TF-CSIRT and RIPE meetings, mostly focusing on infosec, incident response and anti-abuse issues."
Suresh Krishnan works as a Distinguished Engineer (Strategy, Incubation and Applications) at Cisco. He has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras in India and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Canada. He has been working on IPv6 for more than 20 years and has produced several RFCs related to IPv6 and has been involved in driving IPv6 deployment across several Tier 1 mobile and fixed operators across the world. He has chaired the dna, intarea, and the sofwire working groups in the IETF, the mobopts research group in the IRTF and has authored more than 35 RFCs across multiple IETF areas. He has served as IETF Internet Area Director from 2016-2020 where he was responsible AD for the 6man working group tasked with the maintenance, upkeep, and advancement of the IPv6 protocol specifications and addressing architecture.
Cédric Crettaz is an engineer for industrial systems, specialised in embedded systems. Since June 2011, Cédric Crettaz is working at Mandat International on many European research projects concerning the Internet of Things (IoT), IPv6, home automation and smart cities.
As part of his activity at Mandat International and IoT Lab, Cédric Crettaz took part in the development of the online platform named IoT Lab, which allows online experiments with IoT devices. He was also involved in other European projects concerning testbeds such as F-Interop, Fed4FIRE+ and SLICES Research Infrastructure. He gained a lot of experience in the domain of testbeds, in particular in the domain of the standardisation.
In the early 1990s, Thomas Schäfer began vocational training at Deutsche Telekom in Schwerin.
At the end of the 1990s he studied electrical engineering at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. In 2001 he began his work at Siemens ICM.
Since 2003 he has been working as a system administrator at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University.
He has been using IPv6 in his professional environment since 2005.
In his spare time he works as an "Evangelist" by contributing test reports to some open and closed source projects like modemmanger, openvpn, ripeatlas or AVM.
He is active on various social media platforms including customer/community forums to help people organize their home network.
Chris Grundemann is a passionate, creative technologist and a strong believer in technology's power to aid in the betterment of humankind. In his current role as Managing Director at Grundemann Technology Solutions he is expressing that passion by using technology, marketing, and strategy to take your growing business to the next level. Chris holds 8 patents in network technology and is the author of two books (Day One: Exploring IPv6 and Day One: Advanced IPv6 Configuration), an IETF RFC, a CircleID blog, a personal weblog, and various other industry papers and articles. He founded CO ISOC, the Colorado chapter of the Internet Society, as well as IX-Denver, where he still serves as a director. Chris has also served as a board member of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF), an elected member of the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), a member of the Program Committees (PCs) for NANOG, AfPIF, and SANOG, Co-Chair of the UPnP IPv6 Task Force, a member of the CEA Pv6 Transition Working Group, Vice President of ISOC-NY, and Chair of the Open-IX standards development committee. Chris has given presentations in 34 countries on 5 continents and is often sought out to speak at conferences, NOGs, and NOFs the world over.
Dr. Muslim Elkotob (M.Sc. TU München, Germany, PhD LTU, Sweden) is a Principal Solutions Architect at Vodafone with a lead design and business development role and end-to-end responsibility in the Enterprise Business Line. He works on driving innovation and standardizing architectures in the areas of SDN/NFV, Autonomics, Slicing and Security in Beyond 5G and IoT. He is an IPv6-Forum Fellow and delegate with lead roles in various SDOs including ETSI, TMForum, ITU-T and IEEE. Dr. Elkotob is Chairman of ETSI AFI (Autonomic Future Internet), Vice Chairman of ETSI TC INT, and Vice-Chairman of ITU-T Focus Group on Testbeds Federations (FG-TBFxG). Having a career background of 18+ years with vendors, service providers and R&D, he has spent the last eight years strengthening Vodafone’s role in the enterprise Value Chain as a global player with a powerful infrastructure and autonomic IT services on top.
Dr. Muslim Elkotob
Dr. Muslim Elkotob
Alvaro Vives currently works as Learning & Development Manager at the RIPE NCC, one of the non-for-profit organisations that make the Internet possible, helping to build a high performing and engaged team that offers different learning experiences on different topics, including IPv6 webinars, in-person courses, e-learning courses and certification exams. This fits into RIPE NCC's Vision: “Together, let´s shape the future of the Internet.
Since his first contact with IPv6 in 2002, as network engineer and systems administrator of IPv6-enabled infrastructures, he contributed as researcher in several IPv6-related projects as Euro6IX (www.euro6ix.org
), 6POWER, 6QM (www.6qm.org
), Eurov6, 6SOS, 6DEPLOY (www.6deploy.eu
), Enable, and Ring.
As a consultant over the years has provided network analysis and IPv6 deployment strategies for ISPs, CDNs, Enterprises and Governmental Organisations in different countries (Andorra, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Spain and Turkey).
As a trainer on IPv6 has delivered more than 85 in-person courses and also number of webinars, has contributed to the creation of several in-person and e-learning IPv6-related courses, related hands-on labs, and certification programs exams.
Alvaro has given talks about different IPv6 topics in many events since the Global IPv6 Summits in 2003 and 2005, until the LAST MENOG 22 event in 2022. He has participated in events like WALC, RIPE NCC Meetings, LACNIC Meetings, LACNOG, MENOG, RONOG, SWINOG, SANOG and ESNOG.
Alvaro contributed with IPv6 content to publications like "IoT in 5 days: an easy guide to Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), IPv6 and the Internet of Things (IoT)" (2016), "Security implications of IPv6 Implementation" (2010), and "IPv6 for All" (2009).
Jean-Charles has been working on designing corporate networks since his graduation in 2014, mainly in energy and banking sectors; giving him the opportunity to work on IPv6 integration far beyond network. His knowledge about system interdependency inspired him to write and maintain a handbook on the topic to help businesses to deploy IPv6 among his work for French IPv6 taskforce.
Azura Mat Salim has been instrumental in the propagation of IPv6 since 2009
and greatly involved in the introduction of IPv6 in the local broadband
scene. Since then she has been pushing the deployment of IPv6 both in local
& South East Asia region, advocating not only in her own organisation but
reaching out to industry peers at large. For 2022, she will continue her
effort in propagating adoption & completing the IPv6 transition in standards
development for Malaysia, as well as globally. Another key area of focus for
2022 would be to see the proliferation of IPv6 at the enterprise level and
its application in emerging technological trends such as 5G & IIOT.
Even now as Head of IP Transport Strategy in Telekom Malaysia, her
dedication to promoting IPv6 development has never stopped and continues to
look for new ways to boost IPv6 adoption.
Azura Mat Salim
Azura Mat Salim
As a CTO of Ericsson Group Function Technologies and Architectures, Dr Mallik Tatipamula leads evolution of Ericsson’s technology, solutions and champion the company’s next phase of innovation and growth driven by 5G Distributed MultiCloud Deployments. Prior to Ericsson, he held several leadership positions at F5 networks, Juniper networks, Cisco, Motorola, Nortel and Indian Institute of Technology (Chennai). During 30 years of his professional career, he has played a very unique leadership role in delivering industry’s most powerful innovations, standards contributions, products/solutions, design implementation of early real world deployments working with telecom operators, and also innovating for the future, working with academia, by anticipating what might happen next, to accelerate the architectural transitions from 2G to 5G in the telecom industry.
Since 2011, he has been a visiting professor at King’s College London, where world’s 1st 5G network was demonstrated together with Ericsson and Vodafone.
He is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) and The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, UK). He received “Univ. of California, Berkeley’s Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation Award,” “CTO/Technologist of the year”
award (sponsored by NTT) by World Communications Awards (WCA), “IEEE Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award,” “CTO of the year Award from Silicon Valley Business Journal”, and also “IET Achievement medal in
telecommunications”. He has Ph.D. in Information and Communications Engineering from the Univ. of Tokyo, Japan, Master’s in Communication Systems from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, and Bachelor’s in Electronics and
Communications Engineering from NIT, Warangal, India. He delivered lectures and taught courses at UC Berkeley, Univ of Tokyo, Stanford and other universities. He mentored over 100 undergrad/graduate students, delivered 400+ keynote/invited
talks/tutorials/lectures, co-authored 2 books, 100+ publications/patents, served on 40+ IEEE conferences committees. He has been involved in developing industry-academia partnerships in Canada, US, UK and India for future technology
Jeremy has spent over 20 years working in enterprise IT doing next generation technology deployments like IPv6, advanced networking, and open source solutions. He participates regularly with the North American IPv6 Task Force; often speaking at the North American IPv6 Summits each year. Jeremy spent 11 years in the U.S Marine Corps deploying to Iraq twice during Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 and 2 as a Communications and Information Systems Officer. Jeremy has worked in the DoD with a wide range of information security, network engineering, and network architecture experiences with the Pentagon JSP, DISA, DLA, JITC, DTRA, and DTIC. He currently leads up Tachyon Dynamics’ DoDIN APL Consulting and IPv6 training and engineering portfolios. He has a Masters of Science in Information Systems.
Dr. Benamar is an Associate Professor of Computer Networks at the School of Technology, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes. He holds a Ph.D. in Sciences from Faculty of Sciences-Meknes (2004), a Master degree in Physics (2001) and a Master degree in Computer Networks (INPT 2003). His main research topics are IPv6, IoT, Intelligent Transport Systems, and Next Generation networks. He is the author of several journal papers in highly ranked journals as well as IETF Standard documents. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of the “IEEE Access” and the “Wireless Communications and Mobile computing” journals, and reviewer for several IEEE, Elsevier, Wiley and Springer journals. Dr. Benamar is a TPC member of different IEEE Flagship conferences (Globecom, ICC, PIMRC, WCNC, etc..), and a member of the Organizing Committee of WCNC’2019. Furthermore, He is an IPv6 expert (he.net certified) and IPv6 trainer with many international organisms (RIPE/MENOG, AFRINIC, and Agence Universitaire de Francophonie). He became an expert in Internet Governance after completion of ISOC Next generation e-learning programme. He has been selected as an ISOC Ambassador to IGF(2012 and 2013), Google panelist in the first Arab-IGF, ISOC fellow to IETF’89&92&95&99&103 and ICANN’50&54 fellow. Among his commitments, he is a member of the Task Force for Arabic IDNs which is a part of Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) of ICANN a team of people working on making the DNS speaks Arabic and enabling Email address Internationalization. He also served as a member or G6 association for IPv6 and one of the contributors to the IPv6 MOOC. Teaching Interests: IoT, Cloud/Fog Computing, Python, Network Programmability, Operating Systems, Computer Networks and Network Security.
Bill Cerveny is a Principal Software Quality Assurance Engineer at NETSCOUT (formerly Arbor Networks), where he tests IPv6 and other network functionality in products. Bill has been active with IPv6 since 2001, having coordinated and instructed in more than 25 IPv6 engineering workshops, overseen IPv6-related activities on a nationwide US research and education network, and assisted with IPv6 transition activities for a US government agency. He also serves as co-chair of the IETF Internet Protocol Performance Metrics (IPPM) working group. Previously, Bill worked in network engineering roles at Internet2, Advanced Network and Services and AT&T Network Services/Bell Labs. Bill holds a M.S. in Telecommunications Systems from DePaul University and a B.A. in Telecommunication Systems from Purdue University.
Jonathan S. Weissman is a senior lecturer in the Department of Computing Security at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), where he was awarded the RIT Outstanding Teaching Award in 2014, the RIT B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) Outstanding Educator Award in 2018, and RIT Distinguished Teacher Recognition Program Honors in 2019. Weissman developed and teaches three courses for the edX RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters program to more than 300,000 learners worldwide.
Weissman is also a tenured associate professor and the Networking and Cybersecurity program coordinator in the Department of Computing Sciences at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC), where he was awarded the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2021. All in all, Weissman is the recipient of ten teaching honors and awards.
In addition to his two full-time teaching positions, Weissman teaches part-time at Syracuse University for the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and at Nazareth College for the School of Business and Leadership.
Weissman began his teaching career in 2001 and has taught more than 50 graduate and undergraduate courses, which include networking, cybersecurity, routing and switching, systems administration, cryptography, ethical hacking/pentesting, digital forensics, malware reverse engineering, programming, scripting, web design, database design, computer organization and architecture, operating system design, and many more.
Weissman is the author of Principles of Computer Security CompTIA Security+ and Beyond Lab Manual, Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Guide to Managing & Troubleshooting Networks Lab Manual (Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Editions), and Mike Meyers’ CompTIA Network+ Certification Passport (Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Editions). He also serves as technical editor for many industry textbooks.
Furthermore, Weissman is a networking and cybersecurity consultant for local businesses and individuals. Weissman regularly appears on TV news and talk radio, and in articles, as a networking and cybersecurity expert. Additionally, he presents at conferences and in webinars, runs workshops, and appears in podcasts.
Weissman has a master’s degree in computer science from Brooklyn College and holds 44 industry certifications, including CCNP Enterprise, Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise Core, Cisco Certified Specialist - Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation, CCNA Security, CCNA, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Linux+, CompTIA Server+, EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker, EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, and IPv6 Forum Certified Network Engineer (Gold), among many others.
Follow him on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/jonathan-s-weissman-058b649b, Twitter at twitter.com/CSCPROF, and Instagram at instagram.com/cscprof/. Subscribe to his YouTube channel at youtube.com/Weissman52.
Jonathan S. Weissman
Jonathan S. Weissman
Senior Director, Network Operations at Oracle
Responsible for the management of Oracle's global Cloud Infrastructure Physical Networking, including much of the legacy environments. I also manage the Operational and Customer Support Improvement programs for Networking Services. I enjoy the opportunities I have to collaborate across Oracle's business lines in support of their growth, service delivery, and customer experience.
In his role at Orange Group as Senior Standardization Manager (OSS), Tayeb is involved in various Standards Development Organizations, serving as chair of working groups, Technical Committees or projects for TM Forum (ZOOM, ODA, AI & DA, DLT-Blockchain based Telcom Assets Marketplace PoC Leader, Telco Data Space PoC initiator).He contributed in the NGMN Alliance since 2007 as co-leader of various projects and in he was co-author of the first NGMN White paper on 5G published in 2015. He also led in 2017 the first 5G SA based Network Slice PoC with ZTE collaboration under the NGMN 5G TTI (5G Test & Trial initiative).
Within ETSI Tayeb is the Vice Chair of TC INT (Technical Committee on Interoperability Testing) and Chairman of “Autonomic Management & Control” WG, Rapporteur of “AI Testing & Certification” WI and member of the Board AI Group (OCG-AI).
Tayeb initially joined Orange R&D and led the first studies on WDM systems then was appointed at the Orange Network Business Division as responsible for transmission equipment policy. For 7 years Tayeb was the head of the Orange’s IPv6 Skills Centre, VP of the French IPv6 Task Force, Board member of the EU IPv6 Task Force and Vice Chair of the Chinese IPv6 Forum. He participated within the IPv6 Forum in the creation of various local IPv6 Forums and IPv6 Task Forces in various countries and supported the organization of local IPv6 Summits.
In 2000 he authored a book called “SDH Networks & Services” (Springer) and he is author and co-author of numerous papers and participated in various EU’s funded projects. He was also professor at the University of Paris and supervisor of PhD thesis.
Tayeb gained his Telecommunications Engineering degree from (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications: ENST now IMT: Institut Mines Telecoms) of Paris and his PhD degree.
Tayeb Ben Meriem
Tayeb Ben Meriem
Consultant & Researcher on Emerging Networking Paradigms: SDN, NFV, AMC, Telco-Clouds, Future Internet at Consultancy
CTO - MCNET-SOLUTIONS - ISP/IXP/ENTERPRISE IP Architect
Brent Mc Intosh
Brent Mc Intosh
CEO at Intec Innovative Technologies USA, Inc.
Laurent Toutain (Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Le Havre University, Le Havre, France, in 1991.,He is a Professor with IMT Atlantique Graduate Engineering School, Nantes, France. He worked for several years on IPv6 and participated in the creation of the G6 Group, which has been gathering researchers and industrialists around IPv6 since 1995. From 2011 to 2015, he managed the Smart Grid competence center shared by Télécom Bretagne, Brest, France, Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX, USA, and ITRON, Liberty Lake, WA, USA. He has authored several books on networks and RFCs. He is also a Co-Founder and a Scientific Advisor with Acklio Company. His current research focuses on protocols and architectures specific to IoT’s needs
Presently, Sr. Principal Dua Consulting I head the Consulting and Advisory team of Telecom Experts in the disciplines of Licensing, Regulation, Policy Formulations and Government Affaires. We service a large number of Telecomm Clients, both National and Multi-National, in these areas. A few of them are in the Fortune 500 hundred list.
January 2001-September 2007: Vice-Chairman: BPL Communications Limited; Chairman: Broadband, Internet and Technology Solutions Businesses and Wirefree Innovision Technologies Limited at BPL Innovision Business Group. I was the Chairman of all the Boards and responsible for all licensing, regulatory and policy making decisions. The Group had investments in excess of Rs.3, 500 crores in the Telecomm space with foreign partners like AT&T, France Telecom and foreign strategic investors like, AIG, CDG etc.
July 1998 – January 2001: Chairman, Reliance Telecom. I was responsible for all Telecomm initiatives for the Reliance group. I created a blue print of an infrastructure for the Converged Society. My initiatives over the two years at Reliance resulted in defining the vision and the strategy in the area of Telecomm for the group. As a result of this vision and strategy, the Reliance group has decided to invest US$ 4 billion in the next two years. This investment will create the necessary infrastructure of about 25,000 kms of optical fibre backbone and access network for about 5 million homes to deliver voice, data and video services seamlessly.
July 1991 – June 1998: Chairman and Managing Director of Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (VSNL), India's exclusive provider of international telecommunications services.
At VSNL, I led its transformation from an overseas switched-voice company to an internationally recognised telecommunications company offering a full range of basic and value added international telecommunications services. ‘He is recognised as the father of the Internet and data services in India’. It was during this tenure that the company was awarded the "Navaratna" status by the Govt. of India (one out of the nine jewels of the Govt. of India) and also became one of the top ten companies in terms of market capitalisation, profits, etc. at the Indian Stock Exchanges.
BRIJENDRA K. (BK) SYNGAL
BRIJENDRA K. (BK) SYNGAL
|· Absolute Passionate / Activist / Evangelist / Initiator of IPV6 Landscape Works and Advances especially in the Pan-Arab Region
· Conferences Speaker Invite (Diverse Bodies and Key Players), e.g. ITU, AICTO, IGF, etc.
· Proactive for Consulting IPV6 Deployments / Conduction Certified Trainings to Offer That to Those in Need
|· Jordan Chapter President
· Initiator/Co-Founder of Some Regional Chapters & Task forces
· ITU Regional Accredited Expert and Field Missions Envoy
· Initiator and Builder of National Strategies to some Pan-Arab States: Yemen, Sudan, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Iraq, which have impacted and influenced the country awareness and follow-up works for IPV6 in different Sectors
· National Task Forces Trainer (Technical/Policy)
· Certified “How-To Depp Technical” Certified Trainer
· Co-Author of 1st IPV6 Book in Arabic language (ISBN:
· Author of IPV6 Best Technical Practices Book (under process)
· IPV6 Forum Certification (Gold)
· RIPE Certificates: IPV6 for LIR, IPV6 BGP,
· Speaker @ TERENA11 Conference / The Czech Republic: Why EU Needs IPV6
· Speaker @ Swiss Storm 3 / Switzerland: IPV6 Security Tools
· Speaker @ IPV6 Summit / Australia: IPV6 in MENA Region
· Founder of the 1st IPV6 Private company (Fully Devoted to IPV6 Consultations and Training) in the Arab Region: IPV6MENA, www.ipv6mena.com
· Designer and Author of IPV6 Training Materials, Infographics and Mind-Maps
· Workshops and Seminars Trainer (Diverse)
· Innovational Roadmaps Builder for Startups, Hubs, and Business Gamechangers
· Creator & Mentor for Regional IPV6 Research Engineers, Champions, and Enthusiasts
· Universities / Colleges Lecturer (Diverse) and Curricula Adopter to include IPV6 more heavily in the Academia and Research Environments, especially for Higher Degrees
· Civic / Public Campaigner / Capacity Builder for IPV6 Public Awareness within Social Circles which have highly influenced them to spread the words out based on my advising them “ Your Role, What You Can Do”.
· Actively Initiated Talks with Pan-Arab Influential Decisionmakers and ICT Ministers about IPV6 Essentials / Timely Need to start sooner better than Later
· Assessed Wide-Nation National and Enterprise(s) Infrastructures to Get Them Prepared and Upgrade their Infrastructures to the Next-Level Internet IPV6 Preparedness: Field Visits: ISPs, Network Operators, Banks, etc.
Alaaaldin (Aladdin) ALRADHI
Alaaaldin (Aladdin) ALRADHI
Jeff Carrell is a Networking & Big Data Instructor/Course Developer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, delivering F2F and vILT/ILT technical courses and assisting in course development projects.
Jeff is a frequent industry speaker, technical writer, IPv6 Forum Certified Trainer, and prior to HPE was a network instructor and course developer to major networking manufacturers. Jeff has been actively involved in IPv6 related projects and training since 2010.
Jeff is a technical lead and co-author for the books: Guide to TCP/IP: IPv6 and IPv4, 5th Edition (June 2016), Fundamentals of Communications and Networking, Second Edition (August 2014), and Guide to TCP/IP, 4th Edition (September 2012).
In addition, Jeff has assisted as reviewer/contributor for IPv6 content on the following books: Practical Packet Analysis, 3rd Edition: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems (March 2017), IPv6 Address Planning: Designing an Address Plan for the Future (November 2014), IPv6 Essentials, 3rd Edition (June 2014), and Wireshark Network Analysis, 2nd Edition (March 2012).
Jeff has received the following IPv6 Certifications from the IPv6 Forum: Silver & Gold Certified Network Engineer, Gold Certified Trainer, and has Silver & Gold Certified courses.
Over the last 10 years, Jeff has delivered over 100 lectures and IPv6 hands-on labs at technical conferences worldwide, and via online webinars and workshops.
Jeff is also a board member in the Texas IPv6 Task Force, a Texas non-profit corporation dedicated to the advancement and propagation of IPv6 in Texas and surrounding states.
Jeff has been in the computer industry since 1979 and built his first LAN in 1986.
Salman Asadullah is a Principal at Netnology and former Cisco Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Americas Partners Organization who also serves as co-chair and advisor to many notable industry organizations including IPv6 Forum Fellow and Broadband Forum Ambassador. As a recognized expert within Cisco and the industry, Salman has been working on large-scale SP and Enterprise networks and cutting-edge technologies for over two decades. Salman is a frequent speaker at key industry events and conferences and represents Cisco in industry panel discussions and technical platforms as an advisor. Salman is also a returning top rated distinguished “hall of fame” speaker at Cisco's user conference, CiscoLive.
Salman influences technology directions and decisions with vendors and customers, partners and Internet community at large. Salman is a co-author and contributor to multiple patents and standardization activities at IETF, BBF, IPv6 Forum, SCTE, Cablelabs, ETSI NFV and ONF. Salman has produced several technical articles, white papers, as well as three Internetworking books, Deploying IPv6 in Broadband Access Networks, PDIO of the IPT Networks, and Cisco CCIE Fundamentals: Network Design & Case Study.
Salman has worked in various capacities for Cisco, from Services, Engineering, to Field organizations. As a thought leader and evangelist, he worked on key technology transitions and enablement, global support and services readiness, product and services development, mentoring and knowledge transfer, intellectual property and innovation, publications and industry activities. In recent years Salman has been working on multi-vendor and open-source cross-architectural SDNFV technology transitions and gaining mind-share and wallet-share.
Salman is a Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE) and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kansas, and a PhD (c).
Shri Rakesh Mohan Agarwal has joined the Board of Directors of the company on 08.06.2016 as Government Nominee Director and has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director, ITI Limited w.e.f. 14th October 2019. Prior to this he was appointed as Director (Marketing), ITI Limited and assumed charge on 27.04.2018. He is an Indian Telecommunication Services officer of the 1986 batch. He holds a Postgraduate Degree in Electronics & Communication and MBA degree with Finance specialization. He has a rich experience of more than 30 years in policy formulation, standardization planning, operation & maintenance of telecom networks in different organisations of Department of Telecommunication.
As DDG-SU in DoT HQ since August, 2015, he was primarily responsible for affairs of the PSUs of DoT viz. ITI, TCIL, HPCL and residual works of Tata Communications Limited (formerly VSNL) and HTL. He was also responsible for synergy among all organizations of DoT. His main contribution was to turn around the ITI during this period.
Prior to working as DDG (SU) he worked as DDG (NT), DoT and was involved in policy formulation for adoption and implementation of new technologies viz. IPv6, M2M and Cloud computing by Indian telecom & IT industry.
He brought out the ‘National IPv6 Deployment Roadmap v2’ in March, 2013 and Compendium on IPv6 Based Solutions/ Architecture/ Case Studies for time boundIPv6 implementation by all stakeholders in the country. He was the member-convenor of a Committee setup by the Government to bring out recommendations for implementation of Net Neutrality in India in 2015. He also conceptualized and formulated the ‘National Telecom M2M Roadmap’ which was released by Hon’ble MoC & IT in May, 2015.
Shri R M Agarwal has also contributed extensively in national and international forums like ITU-T, APNIC, ICANN, IPv6 Forum etc. by delivering a number of talks and papers on various important topics. He has also contributed as editor in ITU (T) in the recommendations related to IPTV services in 2009.
Rakesh Mohan Agarwal
Rakesh Mohan Agarwal
Michael P. Brig is a scientist at SPAWAR Systems Center Charleston (SSCC) where his current interests are in M&S, wargaming, communications, and the NGI deployment. He grew up in Orlando, FL and attended the University of Central Florida (UCF). He received BSEE, MSEE, and MSCS degrees from UCF. He worked for twelve years in the Orlando defense aerospace industry, principally for corporations, which are now components of Lockheed Martin. He accepted his current position at SSCC in 1996. He is an Engineering Duty Officer (EDO) in the United States Naval Reserve where he has served for the last nine years. He is married and has three children.
Michael P. Brig
Michael P. Brig
Navaneethan C. Arjuman is currently the Director at NLTVC Education Sdn Bhd. He is also currently the Expert at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) an agency under United Nation. He is also the Senior Trainer/Researcher with ITU/UN IPv6 and IOT Centre of Expertise at Malaysian University of Science and Technology (MUST).
He is the PhD fellow in the field of Cyber Security from National Advanced IPv6 Centre, University Science Malaysia. He holds 1st Class Honours degree in Communication and Signal processing from Staffordshire University, United Kingdom.
He is also the Global Coordinator of Global IPv6 Forum’s IPv6 Education Certification Logo Program. He is also the currently the Co-chair of IPv6 Working Group of Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN). He is also the IPv6 Global Forum’s Certified Trainer for Certified Network Engineer for IPv6 (CNE6), Certified Security Engineer for IPv6 (CSE6), Certified Network Programmer IPv6 (CNP6) and Certified System Administrator for IPv6 (CSA6). He is also Certified Senior Trainer at ITU-MUST IPv6 and IOT Centre of Expertise for courses such as Certified IoT Fundamental, Certified IPv6 Fundamental, Certified IPv6 Deployment for 5G Network, Certified IoT Security etc
Navaneethan C Arjuman
Navaneethan C Arjuman
Mukom Tamon is the head of Capacity Building. He now leads AFRINIC's Capacity Building department. His achievements include:
• Built AFRINIC’s IPv6 4-day hands-on training program from scratch. It is the best hands-on IPv6 technical training in the African continent.
• Over 6000 engineers from more than 55 countries have attended workshops created by Mukom with very high ratings.
• Created the IPv6 Strategy and Planning course for executives
• Created AFRINIC’s Deployment Helpdesk and Deployathons to assist engineers post-training
• Led the creation and running of certi6.io – the only IPv6 Forum certified French exam platform in the world.
• Writes insightful blogs and makes engaging presentations to deploy IPv6.
Michael Biber is founder and current President of the IPv6 Forum in Australia and was Chair of the Australian Academic Research Network (AARNET) IPv6 Working Group. During 1998-2005, Michael Biber was the Executive Director of the Advanced Networking Forum Australia (ANFA). This group managed the MPLS Forum, ATM Forum and Frame Relay Forum representation in Australia. Michael was the 1st Public Officer of the Australian Communications Industry Forum (now Communications Alliance), the Australian telecommunication industry self-regulatory body.
The IPv6 Forum in Australia has been a key partner with National and International implementations of IPv6. This include support for IPv6 Day in Hong Kong, the launch of the IPv6 Forum Vietnam and assignments in China, Malaysia, The Philippines among many others. Michael took over as Acting Chair of the Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force when Tony Hill had to step down. Michael was instrumental in managing the Australian IPv6 Summit for more than 10 years.. Michael along with Karl Auer were the 1st two Gold Certified IPv6 Forum trainers in Asia Pacific.
Michael is a lead technology trainer and presents at numerous national and international technology conferences. Michael is an Associate with IPv6Now.
Carol Bales serves as a Senior Policy Analyst with the Office of Management and Budget within the Executive Office of the President. Carol is responsible for developing government-wide information technology and cybersecurity policies and providing oversight of Federal IT programs. In 2012, she was honored with the IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award for her significant accomplishments in advancing IPv6, an upgrade to the Internet’s communications protocol. Carol continues to be engaged in promoting IPv6 within the Federal government through the development of new guidance and initiatives. With the support of her team members and industry partners, she has made an impact not just within the Federal government but the entire ecosystem. As a result, the U.S. deployment has been seen a model to be replicated.
The White House released updated IPv6 policy November 11, 2020. The policy can be found at: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/M-21-07.pdf
Bales Carol A.
Bales Carol A.
John Curran is the President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for leading the organization in its mission of supporting the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources throughout its service region which includes the United States, Canada, and parts of the Caribbean. John is a recognized expert on Internet and telecommunications matters and has been the Chief Technology Officer of three successful Internet companies.
John’s industry experience includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications. Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications, and was integral in leading the organization’s technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company’s nationwide network. John also served as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization’s strategic technology direction. He led BBN’s technical evolution from one of the earliest Internet Service Providers through its growth and eventual acquisition by GTE.
He has also been an active participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), having both co-chaired the IETF Operations and Network Management Area and served as a member of the IPng (IPv6) Directorate.
Jeff Doyle is a Member of Technical Staff at Apstra. Specializing in IP routing protocols, complex BGP policy, SDN/NFV, data center fabrics, IBN, EVPN, MPLS, and IPv6, Jeff Doyle has designed or assisted in the design of large-scale IP and IPv6 service provider networks in 26 countries over 6 continents.
Jeff is the author of CCIE Professional Development: Routing TCP/IP, Volumes I and II; OSPF and IS-IS: Choosing an IGP for Large-Scale Networks; a co-author of Software Defined Networking: Anatomy of OpenFlow; and is an editor and contributing author of Juniper Networks Routers: The Complete Reference. Jeff is currently writing CCIE Professional Development: Switching TCP/IP. He also writes for Forbes and blogs for both Network World and for Network Computing. Jeff is one of the founders of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force, is an IPv6 Forum Fellow, and serves on the executive board of the Colorado chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC).
Engineer with management skills and over 20 years of experience in designing, deploying and supporting data center and enterprise networks. Specialized skills in IPv6 and Cloud. Experience leading a technical practice including the sales and marketing development efforts. Qualified to manage projects, resources and a team of people to build products and/or solutions to drive revenue for a company. Proven track record in gaining new customers and developing solutions that meet customer needs all while meeting revenue goals.
Ed Horley is the Co-founder of HexaBuild, focused on advancing cloud, IoT and security with IPv6. He is the author of Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators from Apress and is a Pluralsight author for two IPv6 courses.
Ed is the current Co-Chair of the California IPv6 Task Force, on the Technical Advisory Board for Infoblox in their IPv6 Center of Excellence and speaks internationally on IPv6 at various conferences. He maintains a blog at https://www.howfunky.com/ where he covers technical topics of interest to him and is on twitter @ehorley.
He lives in Walnut Creek, CA and grew up in the Bay Area.
Specialties: IPv6, Cloud, Networking, Data Center
Author of Practical IPv6 for Windows Administrators published by Apress in Dec 2013.
Pluralsight Author of IPv6: Introduction to the Protocol
Pluralsight Author of IPv6 and Microsoft Windows
Jayachandra is the lead for Global Solutions Engineering (GSE) team at Hewlett Packard Enterprise with over 20 years of industry experience with diverse functional roles including product and solutions engineering, product marketing, sales, presales and alliances
GSE team brings in strong engineering and solutions expertise globally across HPE portfolio of products, technology and solutions, delivering solutions to address customer business needs.
He manages a highly skilled and energetic team of solutions architects and engineers responsible for supporting customer opportunities across the regions. He drives First-of-the-kind and repeatable solutions in the areas of Hybrid Cloud, AI/ML and Data Analytics, container technologies, DC transformation and IOT/Edge solutions working closely with key customers primarily in Europe and Asia. Also responsible for driving Joint GTM solutions with top 7 Global SI partners for HPE.
He is a founding member of IPv6 Forum India along with Hemanth T D and Gopi Garge and President from 2006 – 2015. He helped drive awareness and early adoption of IPv6 in India working closely with Industry consortiums, Government organizations and various educational institutes. He is a core member of IPv6 Task Force formed by Government of India supporting various policy initiatives.
Dr. Selva is an associate professor. He was instrumental in various IPv6 activities at national and international level. He was part of the pioneering team that formed National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6) that was given the responsibility by the Malaysian government to spearhead training, consultancy and research activities pertaining to IPv6 deployment in Malaysia. He headed the team involved in the design of various IPv6 certification program, such as CNE6 and CSE6 suites. He has carried out IPv6 capacity building around the world training close to 1000 engineers. He was also involved in the IPv6 Global Forum Education Program. He then led IPv6 Consultancy, performing IPv6 network, appliance and security audits and compliance activities. He was also involved in numerous international IPv6 efforts. He is currently working on Internet of Things involving the role played by IPv6, e,g, 6LowPan, IPv6 device addressing, end-to-end M2M communication using IPv6, etc
Halima KATIR Halima started her career in human resources management at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. She then worked as a webmaster for the Secretariat of State in charge of Information Technology and Telecommunications. Later, She joined the General Secretariat’s team to participate in the management and implementation of projects stemming from the e-Morocco strategy. Since 2011, she has been appointed as the IT Unit Manager at the Digital Economy Directorate within the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Green & Digital Economy.
Halima has actively participated in the development and implementation of the last two national digital transformation strategies as well as the establishment of the Agency of Digital Development (ADD). In this context, she supervised and managed several projects related mainly to the development of digital content, the setting up of digital platforms, the skills and capacities buildings, the promotion of entrepreneurship and digital culture as well as IT standardization. She is a member of the National Commission of ITC Standardization.
Halima KATIR works since 2012 on the promotion of the internet of the future. Thus, she participated into a national study on the state of art of IPv4 addressing in Morocco as well as the human, technical and financial implications of the transition to IPv6. She also took part in and carried out several actions aiming the readiness of the Moroccan public administration for the transition to IPv6.
Halima KATIR is graduated of the Information Science School (ESI) where she got a master degree in Information Systems Management. She also holds a master degree in Communication and Marketing from the Higher Institute of Commerce & Business Administration (ISCAE). Halima got a certificate of the African Leadership Program offered by African Union in cooperation with the ICT Task Force of the United Nations and Dublin City University. She has also participated in various training sessions, internships and conferences.”
Junaid Islam has 30 years of experience in secure communications. Junaid played a key role in the development of IPv6 and wrote the first working Mobile IPv6 client to enable fast hand-off as well as IPv6 address scrambling for the DoD’s Netcentric Warfare program in 2003. Junaid's MIPv6 Fast Hand-Off was incorporated into 5G specification for both fast hand off as well as device to device 5G UE peering.
In addition to his work in IPv6 Junaid has developed many other network protocols. In the 90s he developed the first implementation of Multi-Level Precedence and Preemption (MLPP) for US Department of Defense C2 applications using Frame Relay at StrataCom. Next at Cisco Junaid contributed to the priority queuing and buffer management for MPLS routing. Most recently Junaid developed the first network-based Zero Trust Architecture using Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) in collaboration with the US Intelligence Community.
Currently Junaid is the Co-Chair of the SDP Zero Trust Workgroup at the Cloud Security Alliance. Additionally Junaid was recently appointed to the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) to lead 5G Security in topics such as Quantum Safe communications, network splicing and Zero Trust security.
patents, Tunisian born Dr. Bilel Jamoussi has been Chief of the Study Groups Department of ITU Standardization Bureau (TSB) in Geneva Switzerland since 2010.
He has led the coordination of the bureau’s standards moving activities into a new era characterized by digital transformation that needs an increased collaboration with vertical sectors such as healthcare, transportation, utility, and banking.
His innovative approach has served as a catalyst to launch new standards initiatives related to emerging technologies such as IoT, Blockchain, AI and Quantum, attracting a new wave of memberships from non-traditional players.
He has also been credited with bringing the telco and financial sectors together to develop digital payments guidelines and standards with the aim of advancing financial inclusion globally.
Bilel is recognised as a key figure in the ICT industry.
Key achievements under his tenure have been important new standards while effectively managing staff by recruiting new talent, improving gender balance, delivering new work methods, and staying within budget.
Prior to 2010, he worked in the private sector for 15 years and held senior executive positions such as Director of Standards for Nortel. In this role, he participated in over 90 standards making bodies worldwide. In the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), he authored a number of Internet standards.
As an IEEE Senior Member, he was elected to the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Board of Governors and the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group.
He holds a BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, USA.
Bilel has lived in Tunisia, Canada, USA, and Switzerland, giving him a unique global viewpoint. He is fluent in Arabic, French, and English and speaks some Spanish and German.
John is a business man, technical executive and serial entrepreneur who started seven technology companies over his career. He received a BS-ICS (Information and Computer Science) from Georgia Institute of Technology and was lead inventor and holds eight patents on automated IP (Internet Protocol) address lifecycle management technology (IPALM) which manages IPv6 and IPv4 blocks (of addresses) on a per ASN basis. He is currently the Chair of the IPv6 Committee of the ACT-IAC (American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council) Network and Technology CoI and was appointed to the Federal IPv6 Task Force Executive Committee as their ACT-IAC Liaison.
One of John’s most crucial contributions to the IPv6 field were his experience and observations that a single address per row, database or spreadsheet style IPv4 address management system would not work with the massive IPv6 address ranges, so a new architecture was required (IP Address Block based) which he and his team began developing in 2002 and brought to market in 2003.
John with his two partners started Internet Associates, a software development and systems integration company, to develop the first modern GUI based, fully automated IPAM system that would support IPv6 and IPv4 address blocks per ASN and could support any DNS and DHCP system in the market.
In 2005 John was appointed to the North American IPv6 Task Force as the SME on IPAM and he also joined a loose coalition of Federal employees and task force members in discussing IPv6 adoption by the Federal Government. This effort was enhanced by the publishing of the second IPv6 adoption memo, in 2005, to demonstrate IPv6 traffic transiting Agency IPv6 backbones, which was to be completed by 2008. He was contracted by the IRS to support their effort and they were the first civilian agency to both to setup an IPv6 lab for protocol testing and complete their backbone demonstration.
Around 2008 the coalition transitioned to the Federal IPv6 Task Force which then submitted several IPv6 specific clauses to the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and produced in concert with ACT-IAC the first Planning Guide/Roadmap Toward IPv6 Adoption within the US Government with John making a small contribution to the document. After the 2010 OMB IPv6 memo was published, John lead the team of IPv6 experts that produced the updated 2012 Planning Guide Roadmap document and was the lead author and primary editor on the effort.
During the later half of 2019 the Federal IPv6 Task Force Executive Committee, under the direction of the Federal CIO Ms. Suzette Kent, began to formalize a policy of completing the transition of all federal networks to IPv6 only, for a number of operational, security and performance reasons. In December of 2019, the Government received input from various commercial entities, service providers, Federal Agencies and SMEs on their plans for federal networks. In March of 2020 the Draft Memo was released for public comment, those comments were reviewed and some incorporated into the text and OMB Memo M-21-07 was published on November 19, 2020.
Hemanth Dattatreya († 2019) was the Founder and First President of the IPv6 Forum India
He was at that time a technology consultant at Hewlett Packard India Software Operations' System Technology & Software Division located in Bangalore, India.
He spearheaded the acceleration of adoption of IPv6 in India with his evangelism of the technology.
Hemanth has contributed several articles and technical papers on IPv6 and is keen to see it deployed soon in India. He travels extensively and is a sought after speaker at conferences worldwide.
Hemanth was a member of the Technical Directorate, IPv6 Forum and the Chair of the IPv6 activity group in the IMTC forum. He was also a member of the IEEE and the Bangalore Linux Users Group that actively participates in trade shows in India.
Rosa Delgado, IPv6/IoT and Internet Top Level Domains Consultant. She received a Certificate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management; ‘Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities’; ’Science, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering’
Degree from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria of Lima, Peru. She also holds a Master degree in ‘Digital Communications’ from Warwick University, UK and a ‘Communications and Business Strategies’ from the Université de Genève, Switzerland.
She is currently President of the IPv6 Council of Peru working with government agencies, private sector and civil society to ensure that IPv6, IoT and Smart Cities are taken into consideration through the strategic development of a ‘National IoT Plan’. She is a proven Mentor for startups and accelerators providing guidance on new technologies, solutions, strategies and innovation. She has raised IPv6 awareness and organizes capacity building events in countries such as Switzerland, Singapore, India, USA, China and Peru (e.g. the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Peru and the IPv6 Council co-organized the 'First IPv6 Workshop for State Offices' to promote the IPv6 adoption by bringing together 80 public and private sector experts to the event, etc).
She is an Emeritus Internet Society Trustee (www.internetsociety.org), a Vice-Chair of the Women in Engineering IEEE Swiss chapter (WIE) and Senior Member. She was involved in the creation of IPv6 Task Forces of Switzerland, Peru and Egypt and founding member of the EU Task Force member
since 2000, representing the aviation industry.
She was the decisive force behind the creation of dot-Aero (aviation industry, 2000), dot-Post (postal industry, 2004), dot-Eurovision and dot-Radio (broadcasting industry, 2012) Internet Top Level Domain Names (ICANN). She assisted the Department of Telecommunications of India (DoT) to develop a ‘Strategic Plan for the Implementation of Internet Services’ (2002). She led the ‘Design & implementation of Internet backbones in Africa’ for the National Telecoms of Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and Ethiopia.
Currently the President and Founder of the Philippine IPv6 Forum (SEC registered Phiv6Forum);
-Established the First Philippine IPv6 Summit in collaborations with the Department of Science and Technology, Theme: Philippines Moving to IPv6, May 2008;
-Established the first Philippine National IPv6 Forum Summit in collaborations with the Commission on Communication & Information Technology, March 2010;
-Co-Author of the Philippine’s Implementing Rules and Regulations of Presidential
Executive Order 893-Promoting the Deployment and Use of IPv6 Protocol to different
Government Agencies, January 2011;
-The Co-Author of the Global Policy for Post Exhaustion of IPv4 Allocation Mechanism
by the AINA, May 2012;
-One of the Founders of the IPv6 Root Server (6ORS), China.
IP Transport Technology Strategy
Technology Solution & System Integration
Network Technical Group
Globe Telecom, Inc.
• Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, graduated from Manuel L. Quezon University, Manila;
• Defined System Requirements for 5G Transport’s RFI for Globe Telecom.
• Strategic technology advisory on IPv6 Technology for inter-government agencies and planning and design on Community Wi-Fi for local government units (LGU); as well as an SME on technical public hearing with the Telecom Regulator.
• Core competence in technological strategy planning, architecture, network scalability assessment and network design of IP Transport.
• Multi-disciplinary ICT professional with 20 years’ experience in the ICT domain covering new and emerging technologies focus on IP Transport.
• Principal Architect in the development, design and deployment of Globe Telecom’s Internet Service (Gnet) in the Philippines.
• One of the Solution Architects, instrumental in the successful execution of the Multi-million-dollar telecom projects.
With extensive years of experience in:
• Design and planning of IP Transport network infrastructure for deploying new and emerging services and applications ( M2M, IoT, SDN-T, Cloud Computing, etc.)
• Research on new / emerging technologies and corresponding Standards (IETF RFC/ ITU /IEEE); Likewise, conversion to relevant Business Use Case.
• Leadership and people management.
• Customer Management Support
• Project Team Management
• Collaboration with Foreign and Local Solution Providers.
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering graduate at Manuel L. Quezon University, Manila
Medel G. Ramirez
Medel G. Ramirez
Hiroshi Esaki, Ph.D, Professor, The University of Tokyo, Executive Director for Japan IPv6 promotion council, Director for JGN(Japan Gigabit Network), Board member for WIDE projectVice President of JPNIC(Japan Network Information Center)
He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. And, he received Ph.D from University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1998.
In 1987, he joined Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporeation, where he engaged in the research of ATM systems. From 1990 to 1991, he has
been at Applied Research Laboratory of Bellcore Inc., New Jersey (USA), as a residential researcher. From 1994 to 1996, he has been at CTR (Center for Telecommunication Research) of Columbia University in New York (USA).
During his staying at Columbia University, he has proposed the CSR architecture, that is one of the origin of MPLS(Multi-Protocol Label Switching), to the IETF and to the ATM Forum. From 1996 to 1998, he has conducted the CSR project in Toshiba, as a chief architect. From 1998, he has served
as a professor at the University of Tokyo, and as a board member of WIDE Project (www.wide.ad.jp).
From 1997, he has involved in the IPv6 research and development at the WIDE project. He is a co-founder of series of IPv6 special project in the WIDE project, i.e.,
(1) KAME project ; IPv6 protocol stack for BSD UNIX
(2) TAHI project ; IPv6 test and evaluation specification and tools
(3) USAGI project ; IPv6 protocol stack for Linux
Regarding the research/development/deployment for the IPv6, he has been very tightly and closely working with Prof.Jun Murai, who is a political
and technical advisor for the Japanese cabinet.
He is an executive director of IPv6 promotion council, which is cross ministry and cross industry council to promote the IPv6 technology. He is a vice chair of JPNIC (Japan Network Information Center), since 2006, and has served as an IPv6 Forum Fellow. From 2006-2010, he served as BoT(Board of Trustee) for ISOC (Internet Society). He is a director of WIDE Project since 2010, director of Japan Data Center Council since 2009, and director of Green University of Tokyo Project since 2008.
Willy is passionate about free software and everything related to open standards (RFCs).
He is currently working for AFRINIC as the IPv6 Deployment Support Engineer where he helps AFRINIC members deploy current Internet technologies (IPv6, RPKI...) using the best current practices.
He was previously regional technical manager for Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) in Central Africa and the Great Lakes. Between 2015 and 2017 with his team, they designed and deployed IPv6 on three sites in Cameroon and one in Chad. The first such IPv6 deployment in Central Africa.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Engel is Professor for Computer Networks and Telecommunications at the University of Luxembourg. Chair, IPv6 Council Luxembourg. http://www.ipv6council.lu/
From 1987 to 1995 he studied Physics and Computer Science at the University of Saarbruecken, Germany, where he graduated in 1992 and received the title Dr. rer. nat. in 1996. Between 1996 and 2003, as joint founder, he was a member of the board of directors and vice-director of the Fraunhofer-guided Institute for Telematics e.V. in Trier, Germany, co-responsible for the scientific orientation and development of the institute, definition, acquisition and realization of all research projects, which were 70% industry-financed. Since 2002, he has taught and conducted research as a professor at the IST/University of Luxembourg. His SECAN-Lab team deals with performance, privacy and identity handling in Next Generation Networks.
As a member of the European Security Research Advisory Board (ESRAB) of the European Commission in Brussels, he advised the Commission on the structure, content and implementation of the FP7 Security Research Programme. He was coordinator of three European projects, including the Integrated Project u-2010 with 16 partners, about Next Generation Networks using IPv6. Prof. Dr. Thomas Engel was member of the Information and Communication Security Panel ICS of NATO (2007-2011), and has been appointed Civil High-Level Expert for Electronic Communications (representing Europe) of NATO CEP/CCPC since 2008. He is speaker of the regional group Trier/Luxemburg of the German Society for Computer Science (GI). Since 2009 he is chairman of the National IPv6 Council Luxembourg. From 2009 to 2016 Thomas Engel was Vice- and Deputy-Director of the first Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Luxembourg, named Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT).
Azael Fernandez is responsible for the IPv6 Forum Chapter Mexico and of the IPv6 Project/Working Group at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He is also Coordinator of the IPv6 Working Group in CUDI (Corporación Universitaria para el Desarrollo de Internet), the Mexican Academic Network, and until the conclusion of the working groups in CLARA, (Latin American Cooperation of Advanced Networks) he coordinated the IPv6 Working Group.
In the Latin American region Mr. Azael has been a pioneer, a moderator of the email list in the Latin American and Caribbean IPv6 Task Force (LAC-IPv6TF), and he has belonged to the editors group of its base document; the initiator and principal supporter of the twice a year IPv6 Challenge in LACNIC, the regional RIR; member of the previous Advisory Panel of the IPv6 Forum Pacific Islands, and of the evaluation committee of the FTL (Latin American Technical Forum), previously known as FLIP6 event (Latin American IPv6 Forum).
From the beginning of the IPv6 Project in his university, Mr. Fernandez has given many lectures, workshops, tutorials and presentations in National IPv6 Seminaries, and in International Events like the Latin American and Caribbean IPv6 meetings, and in the North American IPv6 Task Force.
Since 1996, Mr. Azael has worked in the General Telecommunications Office of the UNAM in different areas such as telephony and data networks. In 1999, he joined the working group of the current Network Emerging Technologies Laboratory (NETLab), in the Network Department, testing since then: IPv6, IPSec, QoS, MPLS, VoIP, PLC, WDM, SDN, IoT and the support of other technologies in equipments from different companies and in many platforms.
Mr. Fernandez has also participated in the start and operation phases of institutional projects such as the UNAM’s IPv6 Network and the Internet2 Network of Mexico (RedCUDI), later in the design-implementation of native IPv6 in the Backbone of this network, in the Latin-American Investigation and Education Network (RedCLARA), and in a more recent network called Ri3. Mr. Azael has been involved in the deployment and tests of a metropolitan network that is already using WDM in a project known as “Metropolitan Supercomputing Delta” in Mexico City, a milestone in the country.
Finally, Mr. Azael Fernandez is author and co-author of several articles, in topics related to IPv6, IPSec, Internet2, Digital Audio Broadcasting, WiMax, among others. And in some presentations of Internet Governance and GreenIT.
An International expert in NGN technologies, Regulation, Interconnection and Broadband policy with 40 years experience in all aspects of Telecom and IT, including 25 years with Govt. and Regulator, Satya N. Gupta is publicly recognized as an Analyst, Author, Advocate and Advisor on ICT related Policies, Projects and Business.
Globally known as “NGNguru” he is a trainer and coach for telecommunication technologies, policy and regulation and a Govt. Affairs and Regulatory advocate. Author of " Everything over IP- All you want to know about NGN" and “Bandwidth Factory- Last mile as a Managed Service". He also authored a concept called “Job Factory- Converting Unemployment into Intraprenuership” which is being used to create jobs in rural India. His recent research-based work, “Long Tail- Walking the Extra Mile on Rural Broadband Business”, brings out the innovative business models to Make it Happen. A public, keynote speaker on most of the ICT events in India and Founder of NGN Forum in India to spread awareness about NGN all-over. He is also the first Chairman of India IPV6 Council.
Joined Ministry of Communications in 1981 and Ministry of Railways in 1983, through Indian Engg, Services after Post Graduation in Electronics and Communication from IISc, Bangalore, the premium technical institute of India. During 25 years with Government he worked in various capacities in different departments of Govt. Some of these beings Senior Project Manager (passenger reservations computerization) in Mumbai area, Prof. of Telecom Training at IRISET Secundrabad, Project Director (GM) of IRCON International’s OFC Project, Principal Advisor (Additional Secretary to Govt. of India) TRAI (In- charge of Converged Network, Broadband, NLD, ILD and Interconnection Division).
He has also been associated with International Telecommunication Union (An UN body) as an NGN Expert and also with Commonwealth Telecom Organisation (CTO) as an NGN Trainer. He is Vice-President and Trustee of Digital Communication India Foundation, he is also elected as Secretary General of ITU-APT Foundation of India. He served as member of India IPv6 Task Force Oversight Committee an Apex body of the Govt. for IPV6 implementation and a Nominee Director of IT-ITES SSC of National Skill Development Corporation. He also served as Vice -Rapporteur of SG1 of ITU-D dealing with NGN, Broadband and IPV6 migration during 2013-17.
Rafael Ignacio Sandoval Morales, is a Telematics Engineer, Lawyer,
Specialized in Telecommunications Management, MBA with an emphasis in
Project Management, currently pursuing a Doctorate in Projects.
Since 1994, he designs, implements and manages projects for technological
solutions and ICT law in the public and private sectors.
Consultant to regulators in the ICT sector in Colombia and Latam, led
projects for regulatory frameworks and public policy in security, spectrum,
IPv6, ICT law, governance, introduction of new technologies and digital
Since 2009, he belongs to different technical and policy discussion groups
such as IoT, smart cities and 5G at LACNIC, ISOC and IPv6 Forum.
At the Ministry of ICT of Colombia, he was responsible for the development
of more than 20 normative instruments, studies and projects for the adoption
of IPv6, such as: Circular No. 0002 of July 6, 2011 "Promotion for the
Adoption of IPv6 in Colombia" , Online Government, decrees, development of
promotion plans, training and dissemination, trainer of trainers, public
policy, transition guide, purchasing guide, socio-economic impact analysis
and Indicators for the adoption of IPv6.
In 2015 he was appointed as president of the IPv6 Forum Council Colombia and
delegate to broadcast in LATAM the promotion and dissemination of the
transition to IPv6. Among its more achievements: +200 courses, +12000
trained and / or sensitized people and +42 national and international
events, created the participation portal www.ipv6forumcolombia.net
<http://www.ipv6forumcolombia.net> and www.ipv6forumlatam.net
<http://www.ipv6forumlatam.net> , programs such as member, observatory,
force of task, contribution to best practices in IGF, deployment program
around Colombia and Latam, establish different Alliances and Synergies,
formulate labor competency standards for the transition to IPv6 in MST-SENA
and contribute to regulatory and project initiatives of new technologies
Created the conceptual, open and comprehensive PETTI-ITA model to build
"Strategic Transition Plans and Technical Implementation of IPv6", as well
as the methodology to measure the degree of technological compatibility
applied to IPv6.
Since 2014 he has held the position of CEO of the consulting company "IPv6
Technology SAS (www.ipv6technology.com <http://www.ipv6technology.com> ) -
Academia IPv6 Latam (www.academiaipv6.net <http://www.academiaipv6.net> )
where he has managed to manage more than 70 transition projects to IPv6. He
positioned the IPv6 Forum education logo program obtaining more than 50% of
the world's certified engineers at silver and gold levels in the areas of
networks, security, systems administration and programming.
Rafael I. Sandoval Morales
Rafael I. Sandoval Morales
Gopi Krishna Garge (aka Gopi Garge) is one of the team members that implemented the Education & Research Network (ERNET) in India. Beginning with the UUCP dial-up between the eight initial centers across India, the network grew into a full fledged national network interconnecting E & R institutions in India. After a brief initial period of running the network on a complete OSI stack in 1990, the network transitioned to TCP/IP and serviced over 500 institutions.
In 2000 he, along with Hemanth D and Jayachandra K, began IPv6 awareness and early implementation efforts in India under the banner of IPv6 Forum India. As the VP of the India forum (2001-2006), he asserted the need for IPv6 in the government and by 2004 brought it into the Government's policy landscape - it was listed as item 6 in the list of the government's priorities and read "IPv6 by 2006". He co-authored an IPv6 consultation paper for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India's (TRAI's) open consultation process to bring the various stakeholders to the table. Thereon, implementations and test roll outs followed. By 2008, ERNET had its 15 PoPs dual-stack enabled, peered with GEANT on IPv6, and was transitioning to dual-stack routers at the edge (1300 institutions). During 2009 - 2011 he contributed to the upgradation of the national financial network INFINET which included a transition to IPV6. He was then involved in the early deployment of 6LoWPAN based WSNs.
In 2016, after a three year sabbatical and relocating to the UK, he moved into technology consulting in the areas of network performance and cyber security. He continued pursuing 6LoWPAN implementations.
He is currently the Director of SmartLancs Ltd, UK, a technology consulting firm, Head of Operations at Geospoc UK Ltd., and Director of Ignatia Sensors Ltd., UK - a sensor technologies startup. He believes that all IoT devices must use a 6LoWPAN stack and is constantly at getting security going efficiently, on it. Security at the edge keeps him sleepless and wondering about a framework for security assurance testing for IoT devices.
Yves Poppe currently advises NSCC Singapore on transcontinental supercomputing connectivity. Previously with A*STAR CRC, he contributed to the infiniCortex project, an approach for concurrent computing between geographically distributed surpercomputers culminating in multicontinent configurations demonstrated at the recent annual US SuperComputing conferences. His current concentration is to help facilitate the introduction of the Asia Pacific Research Platform (APRP) modelled on the ScienceDMZ and DTN concept initially developed by Esnet and to extend this to a Global Research Platform (GRP) for Research Collaboration. The embryo of APRP involving Australia, Japan, South Korea and Singapore was successfully demonstrated at SC18 and SC19. Yves retired from Tata Communications where he pioneered high speed international Research & Education network connectivity since the early 1990’s starting with the first transoceanic R&E 34mbps and STM-1 connections and progressing to the first gigabit level transoceanic connections at 2.5 Gbps in 2001. Twelve years later, in 2013, he contributed to the first transatlantic 100Gbps connectivity with ANA-100 and in 2014 at A*STAR facilitated the first transpacific 100Gbps R&E connection between SingAREN and internet2. Yves represents NSCC at Geant, Internet2, Canarie, GRP, ASREN and APAN where he is Chair of the BackBone Committee. Yves Poppe has also been an ardent promoter of IPv6 since its inception and is co-founder of the International IPv6 Forum.
Dr. LIU currently serves as Industry Development Director in Data Communication Network Area at Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd. His research interests include Network AI, NFV/SDN, ICN, IPv6 and IoT. He is responsible for industry standard activity in Network AI and IPv6 related area. He has been actively contributing in organizations of standards and technical professional. He served as Co-founder and Technical Manager of ETSI ISG ENI, Vice-Chairman of ETSI ISG IP6, Secretary of IRTF SDNRG, Member of IETF OPS area Directorates, key Proponent of IETF SUPA WG, Author of 9 RFCs, Rapporteur of 1 work item in ETSI; Guest Editors of Special Issue on Intelligent Network Management in IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, NFV Special Issue in IEEE Network Magazine and Architecture For Next Generation Wireless Networks Special Issue in IEEE Communications Magazine, and Referees/TPCs for several conferences and journals in computer networking area.
As the Vice-Chairman and previous sectary of ETSI ISG IP6, the core team of IPv6 development and practice, he published one important group report GR IP6 006 Generic migration steps from IPv4 to IPv6, which summarized the migration guidance for IPv6 deployment. He also co-authored one white paper ETSI WP35 IPv6 Best Practices Benefits Transition Challenges and the Way Forward, summarized the IPv6 practice and look the way forward. He made efforts in steering this core group to make it more influence, reviewing the documents, inviting more member to join the group as well as set up webinars to promote the group deliverables.
Liu Shucheng (Will)
Liu Shucheng (Will)
Scott Hogg is CTO and a co-founder of HexaBuild.io, an IPv6 consulting and training firm. Scott is a CCIE #5133 and CISSP #4610 with over 25 years of network and security experience. Scott actively works on cloud systems, possessing many AWS certifications along with the CCSK and CCSP cloud security certifications. Scott is the author of the A Cloud Guru course “Rapidly Deploying IPv6 on AWS”. Scott is Chair Emeritus of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF), and a member of the Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence (COE). Scott has authored the Cisco Press book on IPv6 Security and also writes for NetworkWorld.com.
Abdelaziz Hilali is a Professor at the Moroccan Telecommunications Graduate Institution (INPT). He graduated from the University of Grenoble, where he earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science in 1987. Following his graduation, he has published a large number of scientific papers and given a substantial number of oral presentations at international meetings.
Dr. Abdelaziz Hilali is currently the Chair of the Mediterranean Federation of Internet Associations, Vice Chair and Founding Member of the ISOC Morocco and the Moroccan IPv6Task Force. He participated in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the different Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meetings as member of Multistakeholder Advisory Committee (MAG) during the period 2009-2013. is currently the Chair of the MAG of North Africa IGF. He is also serving in ICANN as Chair of de The African Regional At-Large Organization (AFRALO) during the period 2012-2017.
Dr. Abdelaziz Hilali is married with three children
Born: 13 Oct 1951
Status: Married (25 years)
Education: B.S. in Math, minor Physics, Florida State University, 1973
Built one of the first Altair 8800 home computers in U.S., 1975. Was one of the prime contributors of pubic domain software for CP/M-80.
Deployed 8th BBS in the world, Atlanta GA 1978.
Founded and ran Mycroft Labs, 1982-1987, Tallahassee, FL. Sold ¼ million copies of MITE communication software.
Created secure version of MITE software for U.S. Internal Revenue Service (was accepted but Congres never authorized funding), Atlanta 1988.
Worked for VeriSign, 1998-2000 – created training in crypto and PKI, delivered around the world.
Published “Internet E-mail: Protocols, Standards and Implementation”, Artech House, 1998.
Co-founded and was first CTO at CipherTrust, Atanta GA. Started with 6 people in my basement, grew to 250 in 2006 and sold to SecureComputing for 173M USD.
Founded and was CTO, InfoWeapons, Cebu PH. Created hardened fully IPv6 compliant DNS/DNSSEC/DHCP appliance. Passed U.S. DoD JITC certification. DoD deployed a number of units in secure networks until all IPv6 programs were scrapped in 2008.
Ran one of the then seven IPv6 Ready testing centers in the world, Cebu, PH.
Became IPv6 Forum Gold Certified trainer. Have trained numerous telco engineers, etc.
Released “The Second Internet” free E-book on IPv6 Forum website. Hundreds of thousands of copies have been downloaded.
Co-founded Sixscape Communications Pte Ltd, Singapore, 2014. Created IRP secure certificate management protocol and several products based on it. Created SixTalk end-to-end direct messaging app for IPv6 (no intermediary servers needed).
Published two websites, https://v6edu.com and https://thirdinternet.com. These have information on IPv6 and are accessed by thousands of people a month from over 100 countries.
Published “The Third Internet” E-book and paperback (updating of The Second Internet e-book), Kindle Direct Publishing, 2019.
Have spoken at numerous IPv6 summits around the world since about 2004.
Silvia Hagen always preferred a pragmatical approach. She chose a commercial education over University and after a short excursion in the marketing area she made her hobby to her profession and managed an international recording studio for six years.
In the early 90ies she made the change to IT and in 1997 she wrote her first book on TCP/IP Troubleshooting. In 2001 she wrote the reference book on IPv6 for O’Reilly, titled “IPv6 Essentials”, also by some people lovingly called "The Snail Book" due to the animal choice of the publisher.
Since more than 20 years she successfully runs her consulting and education company Sunny Connection AG (www.sunny.ch) and consults medium sized and large enterprises for the introduction of IPv6. Based on her experience with IPv6 deployment projects in large and multinational enterprises she educated herself in the field of Agility and integral and systemic organizational development. Today she often coaches organizations and teams for the development of more adaptive and lean projects and processes and new ways of working.
In the many years of early and slow adoption of IPv6 she spent a lot of time with speaking at conferences, developing courses on IPv6 and consulting customers for adoption projects. In 2010 she founded the Swiss IPv6 Council, a chapter of the International IPv6 Forum and organized several successful international IPv6 conferences in Switzerland. In 2013 Switzerland received the Jim Bound Award for being the first country to cross the two digit line in IPv6 user adoption.
Silvia is also interested in philosophy, psychology and new science and loves people that think out of the box.
Thang is the Deputy Director General, in charge of information and technology development for VNNIC. Joining VNNIC in 2000 with a Bachelor of Telecommunications, and receiving his MBA in Telecommunications and Electronics Engineering in 2008, he has experiences in enterprise software, database, computer network, Internet, cloud and online services.
For more than 19 years, Thang has been a visionary behind all VNNIC’s technology strategies and development, especially the establishment and operation of several critical local Internet infrastructures such as National DNS system for .VN ccTLD, Internet Registry System for .VN, DNSSEC for .VN, Viet Nam National Internet eXchange point – VNIX and Viet Nam National IPv6 Network.
He has contributed enormously to various scientific research projects at both local and national level, as well as the establishment and promulgation of many current legislative regulations and rules in the field of IT and Internet resources.
Since 2008, Thang has been a member of Viet Nam National IPv6 Taskforce which has served to promote the deployment and usage of IPv6 in Viet Nam. He has raised many initiatives to connect government authorities with enterprises to implement IPv6 successfully in Viet Nam. As of September 2019, IPv6 adoption rate in Viet Nam reached approximately 39.65% with more than 21,000,000 IPv6 users, ranked the 2nd in ASEAN and 8th in the world.
Thang actively participates in many local and international Internet events and panels, such as Viet Nam IPv6 day, Viet Nam Internet day, ITU, ICANN, APNIC, APTLD, APIX, RIGF, etc. He initiated the Viet Nam IPv6 Launch in 2013 and 2019, as well as the first NOG forum in Viet Nam (VNIX-NOG) with the purpose to engage ISPs, ICPs and relating parties offically provide IPv6 service access for end-users and built a strong Internet engineer community in Viet Nam.
Nguyen Hong Thang
Nguyen Hong Thang
Tony was president of the Internet Society of Australia (now Internet Australia) for a decade up to 2011 and in this role, he was a champion for discussion of IPv6 and its potential contribution to the future development of the Internet. He was the founding chair of the organising committee for the Australian IPv6 Summit that ran for seven annual events and became the focal point for Australian discussion of IPv6. On the back of this event, major organisations made a commitment to implantation of iPv6, including the Australian Government and the major Australian service provider Telstra. Tony expanded his support and commitment to implementation of IPv6 by taking on the role of Chair of the Asia-Pacific IPv6 Task Force and was committed to fostering discussion of IPv6 throughout the Asia Pacific region providing input into development of national policies including in India and China and many other countries.
In 2007, Tony joint founded a training and technical support business in Australia called IPv6Now. This business provided soundly based technical training and information to many of Australia’s Internet engineers in the early period of IPv6 adoption.
Tony retired from active involvement in Internet and IPv6 discussions in 2012 due to a major illness.
Communications engineer worked in IT field and service since early 80es
During 90’s Worked for UK manufacturer Case communications for 10 years responsible on establishing the telecommunications in UAE and the Gulf using all legacy data and voice communications networking products.
Participate in design and serving networks starting from the Message Handing telex Networks, X.25 Networks, Data and Voice Multiplexing Networks, Frame Relay and succeeded in moving the clients to Digital High end Networks
First who introduce the designed and built the international standard in networking and the concept for intelligent building and the future connectivity.
Designed and implemented hundreds of state of the art intelligent buildings in banking, Oil & Gas, Education, Utilities and other sectors.
Playing role in helping several Clients to achieve the transition from analogue networks to digital networks.
Participate in establishing the first Internet in the region.
Introduced the first E- Learning the Middle East,
Designed and implemented the state of the arts networks for banks, Oil & Gas, Utilities and education sectors.
Based on what is mentioned above, and understanding the need of the expansion and the future need of worldwide connectivity’s, I participated in the first meeting is Paris to form and be a Founder of IPv6 Forum back in 1999,
With the Help of Latif Ladid, and the service Provider Etisalat we established the UAE IPv6 Task Force,
Organized more than 12 IPv6 summits and conferences since 2001 to spread the awareness
Organize more than forty IPv6 training with different levels for all sectors including ITU Middle East.
Set the IPv4 to IPv6 transition procedures and policies to several organizations,
Managed to have the first IPv6 network set on IPv6 for Utility sector back in 2008.
Since July 2017 Erik Huizer is the CEO for GÉANT, Europe's leading collaboration on e-infrastructure and services for research and education. Before that he was CTO at SURFnet, the Dutch national academic and research network.
From 2008 - 2012 Erik Huizer was Managing Director (Algemeen Directeur) for the Information Sciences and Space technology division at TNO (The Netherlands organization for applied scientific research).
For over 30 years he has been involved in education and research networking, Internet standardization and Internet governance. In the nineties he was Area Director for Applications of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), and a member of the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). From 1995 till 1999 member of the Internet Architecture Board. Responsible for restructuring of the Internet standards process (IETF). From 1999 till 2001. Chair of the Internet Research task force. From 2001 onwards, he had various roles in ICANN and IGF.
Erik chaired the Dutch IPv6 Taskforce from 2002-2017. The taskforce created awareness, build technical capacity and helped ISPs, SMEs and the government to introduce IPv6 in the Netherlands.
For his contributions to the Internet he has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2015 he was honored with the title of Dutch ICT personality of the year. He has been teaching at various developing countries workshops on Internet policy and technology. He is a TEDx speaker.
Cherkaoui LEGHRIS has a PhD in computer sciences from the Ecole Nationale Supérieured’Informatique et d’Analyse des Systèmes, Mohammed V Souissi University, Rabat in 2007. On 2003,He had the diploma of Higher Studies in ENSIAS and before the degree in Applied Computer Science
from the Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakech.
He is currently working as IT Professor of Higher Education at the Faculty of Science and Technics,Hassan II University of Casablanca. He is responsible of various modules in communication networks domain, in paricular those of Cisco Netacad programme at the Hassan II university of Casablanca, in which the main instructor. He ensures the CCNA R&S, Security, IoT and cybersecuriy modules.
He conducts his networking research at the Faculty of Science and Technics of Mohammedia. His main research focus on the optimisation of IPv6 functionning in the new network generations like at security and services mobility sides, multi-access, Mobile Learning and new trends of wireless sensor networks. He has a several tens of publications in many international journals and conferences.
On IPv6, Cherkaoui LEGHRIS is confirmed, instructor, he has the IPv6 Forum Certified Train of Trainers a many years ago, and also the Certifed Network Engineers Silver and Glod. He conducted several activities with the IPv6 Moroccan Task Force like one « IPv6 Moroccan summit » in 2012 and
« IPv6, next big Internet step » in 2014.
He is also an active member in the Moroccan Internet SOCiety organization, who is nowadays the general secretary. He militates for openness and accessibility of the Internet for us in the national and african area.
In October 2019, Dr Leghris will open the first IPv6 center in Morocco to train and certificate in IPv6, which is called MTC::6 (IPv6 Moroccan Training Center). This project will be to carry the need to ensure training in the Moroccan national plan to migrate to IPv6, a project initiated by the Moroccan government to adopt IPv6.
Christine Maxwell is a 40-year veteran of the scientific and educational publishing industries; she has been a leading pioneer in the online information retrieval industry since the early 1980s. She has served as Chairman, President and CEO of private start-ups, and navigated her first start-up, Magellan – one of the first Internet search engines with a professionally curated directory that was featured on the homepage of Netscape in the early 90s – to a successful IPO merger. She co-founded and was on the Board of Chiliad, Inc – whose Bayesian inference, natural language-based software was highly scalable and focused on enabling data analysis across clouds, defense agencies, departments and other stovepipes. Today she is CEO of Techtonic Insight Inc, a Texas-based start-up, that now owns that IP and is advancing it for academic/scientific research and transdisciplinary enterprise applications.
With a strong international management background and a flair for innovation in the complex arena of information discovery and big data analytics, Christine has also served (among many other positions) as a Member of the Board of the Santa Fe Institute – a think tank for the study of the sciences of complexity, and as Vice Chairman and Board member of the Internet Society – an independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards and future development. She was appointed an IPv6 Fellow of the IPv6 Forum in 2011. In 2014 Christine spearheaded the inauguration of the first Global IPv6 Forum Summit held in the US, in Dallas, Texas, with the conference key notes given by Latif Ladid, the President of the IPv6 Forum and Vint Cerf, co-inventor of TCP/IP.
Christine graduated with a BA degree in Latin American Studies and Sociology from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA. She has a post-graduate Teacher’s Certificate from Oxford University in the UK and a MA degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, where she is presently a Doctoral Candidate in Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas. Dedicated to helping the public at large (evidenced by her teaching, her work as a technical maven, and educational publishing endeavors) she seeks always to help harness the ultimate power of enabling technologies for the greater good.
Veronika McKillop is an IPv6 Network Architect at Microsoft, the founding president and current chair of UK IPv6 Council. She considers herself to be an IPv6 practitioner who is dedicated to local and global IPv6 enablement and adoption.
After receiving her MSc. in 2006, Veronika joined Cisco Systems as a Consulting Systems Engineer and worked with public sector, higher education, digital media and Internet Service Provider customers in Europe. In 2009, she gained CCIE Routing & Switching and started working with her customers on IPv6 adoption.
In April 2014, Veronika founded UK IPv6 Council, an IPv6 technical user group, which enables sharing of experience with IPv6 deployments and thus encourages its members to grow confidence and (re)start IPv6 projects in their organizations.
Her vision for the Council was to create positive environment for technical and business people which stimulates exchange of information, business cases/drivers and experience with IPv6 deployments in order to increase IPv6 adoption in the United Kingdom.
At that time, the UK was perceived as an IPv6-negative country which was something that Veronika wanted to change. Since the foundation of the Council, the UK has seen growth of IPv6 user traffic from 0.19% to 22.9% as measured by Google (October 2019).
For her work on IPv6 enablement and evangelization, she was recognized as one of the World IPv6 Leaders in 2016. At that time Veronika joined Microsoft as a Network Architect to lead internal IPv6 initiative with the goal of moving all enterprise services to IPv6-only.
Christoph Meinel is a full professor of computer science at Hasso Plattner Institute and the University of Potsdam, and holds the chair of Internet Technologies and Systems. Since 2007, he has been the founding director of the German IPv6 Council.
He teaches courses on IT Systems Engineering in the HPI Bachelor and Master Degree programs and on the MOOC platform developed by his team: openHPI. He supervises numerous PhD projects and is a teacher at the HPI School of Design Thinking. His research currently focuses on security engineering, knowledge engineering, and Web 3.0–Semantic, Social, Service Web. He is also scientifically active in Design Thinking research. Earlier scientific work concentrated on efficient algorithms and complexity theory.
Christoph Meinel is author or co-author of more than 25 books, anthologies, as well as numerous conference proceedings. He has had more than 550 (peer-reviewed) papers published in scientific journals and at international conferences and holds a number of international patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), director of the HPI-Stanford Design Thinking Research Program, honorary professor at the TU Beijing and at the Dalian University of Technology, visiting professor at Shanghai University, concurrent professor at the University of Nanjing, and member of numerous scientific committees and supervisory boards.
Between 1983 and 1988, taught in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of IST as Full Lecturer in the areas of Electrotechnics and Electrical Measurements, Applied Electronics and Telecommunication Systems, and became Assistant Professor in 1994.
From 1988 to 1990, he worked at LinCom Corp., Los Angeles, in a NASA project on space-to-space communications, and on synchronization issues. From 1991 to 1993, he worked for Caltrans (California Department of Transportation) and PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology) on Intelligent Vehicle-Highway Systems (IVHS)/Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). From 1993 to 1996, at GTE Laboratories Inc., Waltham, MA, was responsible for Communication Analysis and Simulation in the Federal Highway Administration National IVHS Architecture study, and represented GTE at the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) IVHS Section, and in the High Speed Data Systems workgroup of the CDMA Development Group (CDG).
He has been with the European Commission since September 1996, initially as Scientific Officer, becoming Principal Scientific Officer in 2005. He has remained in the same DG, dealing with ICT, covering a broad variety of areas, with a focus on networking, applications and services, deployment, as well as testing and validation. In 2016, he moved to the area of Future Connectivity Systems, focusing on 5G and beyond, where he is responsible for the areas of Advanced Spectrum Management, including Spectrum Efficiency, Coordination and Sharing; optical-wireless convergence; Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM), including cross-border corridors; and Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR), coordinating the working group in the Communications Committee (COCOM).
He has been involved in policy definition in areas related to both research, development and innovation and societal challenges, including namely policy development in the area of IPv6, being responsible for promotion and monitoring of IPv6 deployment. He was concretely responsible for pilots involving Member States in the areas of IPv6 (including government cloud services and other services on top of s-TESTA, as well as eLearning) and for IPv6 Monitoring, including availability and usage of IPv6 in Government services and in Academia.
Dr. Ciprian Popoviciu has over 22 years of experience working in various technical and leadership roles in the IT industry. He founded and led Nephos6, the first company to enable OpenStack for IPv6 and deployit in production. Prior to starting Nephos6 he managed the architecture team of Cisco’s Engineering Infrastructure Services organization where he defined the strategy and led the execution of the internal DC consolidation and transition to cloud. For the past 17 years Ciprian worked on the strategy, architecture, implementation and validation of IPv6 adoption by large service providers and enterprises worldwide. Ciprian worked with various governments on defining national level and agency level IPv6 strategies and standards. He also worked with product and test teams on specific IPv6 features and roadmaps towards IPv6 readiness. Ciprian authored two IPv6 books: “Deploying IPv6 Networks” and “Global IPv6 Strategies”. He co-authored 5 IPv6 related IETF RFCs and multiple IPv6 related patents. Ciprian is an IPv6 Forum Fellow, he is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences and he is an active contributor to various technology and scientific publications. Dr. Popoviciu is currently a professor of Technology Systems at East Carolina University.
Professor Sureswaran Ramadass is Professor Emeritus atthe Malaysian University of Science and Technology (MUST). He is also the Chairman (Steering Committee) of the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) IPv6 and IOT Center of Expertise, and focuses on 5G technology.
Prior to this, he was the founding Director and Professor at the National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAV6), Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Dr Antonio Skarmeta received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada and B.S. (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia Spain. Since 2009 he is Full Professor at the same department and University. Antonio F. Skarmeta has worked on different research projects in the national and international area in the networking, security and IoT area, like Euro6IX, 6Power, ENABLE, DAIDALOS, SWIFT, SEMIRAMIS, SMARTIE, SOCIOTAL and IoT6. He now coordinates the H2020 project IoTCrawler focusing on IoT advanced discovery on IPv6 networks and OLYMPUS on privacy preserving IdM. His main interested is in the integration of IPv6, security services, identity, IoT and Smart Cities. He has been head of the research group ANTS since its creation on 1995. Actually he is also advisor to the vice-rector of Research of the University of Murcia for International projects and head of the International Research Project Office. Since 2014 he is Spanish National Representative for the MSCA within H2020. He has published over 200 international papers and being member of several program committees. He has also participated in several standardization for a like IETF, ISO and ETSI and being nominated as IPv6 Forum Fellow. He is also CTO of the spinoff company Odin Solution S.L. (OdinS) in the area of IoT and Smart Infrastructure.
Adrian Scrase is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI’s standards production activities. He has more than 35 years experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 30 years of experience in international standardization.
He played a central role in the creation of the “3rd Generation Partnership Project” (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs’ Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the Project.
He was also principally involved in the formation of the “oneM2M” Partnership Project and oversees ETSI’s support to that initiative.
Prof. Dr. Seref Sagiroglu completed his undergraduate education in 1987 at Erciyes University, Department of Electronics Engineering. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Wales College of Cardiff (now Cardiff University, UK) in 1994. He continues his academic career as a professor in Software Engineering at Gazi University Computer Engineering Department.
Prof. Sagiroglu has an outstanding academic with h-index=32 and i10-index=82; more than 3750 citation; 60 SCI/SSCI indexed articles, 100 national and international indexed articles; 200 national and international conference and symposium articles. He has also author and/or editor of more than 20 books, owns 6 patents and has completed national and international projects on security, big data, intelligent modeling and control, biometric, electromagnetic fields, etc.
Sagiroglu has organised more than 50 national and international events on 5G, Big Data, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Information and Cyber Security, IPv6, etc. as chairman or co-chairman. Some of them are: International Conference on Information Security and Cryptology (www.iscturkey.org); IEEE International Conference on Computer Science and Engineering (www.ubmk.org); IEEE Big Data, Deep Learning and Fighting Cyber Terrorisms (www.ibigdelft.org); IEEE International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (www.icmla-conferences.org); Big Data Analytics, Security and Privacy Workshop (www.bigdatacenter.gazi.edu.tr); National Cyber Terrorism Conference (www.siberteror.org); Turkey Open Data Conference (www.acikveriturkiye.org); IEEE 5G Summit-Istanbul (www.ieeesummit.org); National IPv6 Conference (www.ipv6.org).
Jean-Marie Spaus is a Luxembourgish telecommunications engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the operational and executive management of telecommunications technologies and services, with practical experience in network planning and network operations management.
In 2005, Jean-Marie became a member of the Executive Management Board of “P&T Luxembourg” and became the Managing Director the Telecom Business Unit of the company.
Since the beginning of this professional career he demonstrated a very strong focus on Internet related technologies. He was driving the implementation of ADSL, IP-TV and the “Fiber to the Home” network in Luxembourg.
In addition, he was involved in the creation of the Luxembourg Commercial Internet Exchange node called LUCIX.
In 2016, Jean-Marie was appointed as an advisor for digital technologies to the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy with the specific mission to coordinate Luxembourg’s national and European activities in the domain of High Performance Computing.
In his different functions, Jean-Marie always promoted the potential IPv6 connectivity to the Luxembourg and European Internet community. In 2014 Jean-Marie Spaus received together with Prof. Thomas Engel the Jim Bound Award.
Bruno Stévant is involved for more than 15 years in the development and promotion of the IPv6 protocol. He participated in research projects on various topics (Internet of Things, Intelligent Transport Systems) where IPv6 is a key enabler. He contributed as editor to the specifications of the Softwire Hub and Spoke framework (RFC 5571), an IPv4-to-IPv6 transition mechanism used by many network operators worldwide. Devoted to IPv6 education, he organized many training sessions in France and in Africa, while assisting local institutions in deploying IPv6. He leverages this experience by leading the creation of the first MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) on IPv6 in French language : "Objectif IPv6". As a member of the French IPv6 Task Force, he is actively participating to the rising of an "IPv6-native" generation of network professionals.
Peter “Pete” Tseronis is the Founder and CEO of Dots and Bridges LLC.
An accomplished entrepreneur, business executive, and cybersecurity strategist with 29+ years leading myriad Cabinet-level and commercial entities, Pete maintains a passion for collaborating with government, industry, investor, and academic ecosystems to unearth and stimulate transformative innovation while increasing private-sector commercialization.
A trusted thought leader with corporate savvy and substantive technical proficiency, Pete maintains several Advisory Board roles in which Companies leverage Pete’s sophisticated aptitude to facilitate digital transformation, mitigate supply-chain risk, and ensure global growth, particularly across the Smart and Secure Cities/Communities domain.
Pete's appointment as Chairperson for the Global Cities Teams Challenge affirms his dedication to the establishment and demonstration of replicable, scalable, and sustainable models for incubation and deployment of interoperable, secure, standards-based solutions intended to modernize digital, physical and social infrastructure and, thus, make delivery and use of public, private and hybrid services more efficient, cost effective and socially beneficial.
As the Department of Energy’s (DoE) first-ever appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Pete served as an innovation advocator for technology transfer of intellectual property, was an effective and credible collaborator across the international research and development community, and leveraged intellect within the national laboratory enterprise to catalyze economic competitiveness.
A self-proclaimed "Connective Tissue Officer," Pete founded Dots and Bridges LLC to satisfy his appetite for connecting dots, building bridges, and nurturing relationships.
Pete received his B.A. in Communications from Villanova University and earned his M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University. Most importantly, Pete is blessed with an incredible wife (Betsy) and four amazing children (Jacob, Joshua, Gabrielle, and Zachary).
Born in Belgium, April 1969
ICT professional since 1991
Employed in various IT support roles during first 10 years of my career.
Moved to R&D role and started focusing on CPE devices @ CPE vendor.
Started working on IPv6 around 2008
Pushed activation of IPv6 in CPE devices and started promoting them to the customers, being ISPs throughout Europe and US.
Contributed to IETF (e.g. RFC7084), trying to make sure the correct requirements getting assigned to the CPE devices, so also trying to avoid too complex / heavy things getting pushed onto (small) CPE devices.
As of 2012, took up the role of Co-chair of the Belgian IPv6 council. IPv6 lift off in Belgium started in 2014, getting Belgium in the top of ranking for access. Today still top country for IPv6 access, running above 50% on Google Statistics for many years now.
Moved to Telenet in 2015. Telenet is the biggest cable operator in Belgium, offering both fixed and mobile services. Taking up the position of Chief Engineer at In-Home Engineering, looking after E2E connectivity for different services. Making sure to promote/take-along IPv6 as much as possible within other depts of Telenet. Resulted in Telenet offering today IPv6 support, both on fixed services (Internet access, STB, APPs on STBs, vCPE …), and recently (as of end 2018) offering dual stack support on our mobile network.
Speaker on several events representing both BE IPv6 council and Telenet to talk about Belgium, being an example in IPv6 access deployment as well how things got tackled, and still is, at Telenet, being one of the front-runners in IPv6.
Dr Sébastien Ziegler is a founder and the Director general of Mandat International. He serves as President of the IoT Forum and IoT Lab, as Chair of the EuroPrivacy international board of experts, as Vice Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Subcommittee on the IoT, and as Rapporteur on Emerging Technologies for the IoT and for smart cities at the ITU (SG20). Sébastien has a PhD in Management with a specialization in Information Systems at the Faculty of Economy and Management of the University of Geneva. He graduated in International Relations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, followed by a Master in Environment, a MBA in international administration (HEC Geneva), and complementary executive courses at Harvard Business School in Boston, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and EPFL. He is an expert in data protection accredited for EuroPrivacy, EuroPriSe and ISO 27001 certifications. Sébastien founded several foundations, organizations and companies, and he initiated several international research projects in the area of ICT, with a focus on the Internet of Things, IPv6, and privacy. He actively researched and promoted the convergence between the Internet of Things and IPv6 with projects such as IoT6 and IPv6 Smart Building. He is currently coordinating and associated to several ongoing European research projects and is co-directing the Master in Advanced Studies on the Internet of Things at the University of Geneva. With a multi-disciplinary academic profile, combining international law, science, and economics, he is a relentless promoter of research, innovation and international cooperation.
Ian has worked in Computer services in TUS Athlone since 2000 where he held role of senior Technical officer for Network infrastructure. He has led Athlone’ s journey in IPv6 adoption since 2012 to a dual stack campus culminating in the delivery of a WIFI6 IPv6 only wireless network in 2020.
He is now in a new role in in the faculty of engineering, researching and promoting the use of IPv6 in secure Industrial IOT solutions. Ian holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and Graduate Diploma in Executive management.
Ian is an active member of the UK IPv6 council and is particularly happy to present in his home town of Killarney.
Ing. Zoila Ramos Rodríguez. Msc., Esp. ,Dpl., Ing. Ph.D ( c).
Directora General de la consultoría sobre ¨Lineamientos Políticos de la Seguridad de la Información y los Datos en Colombia¨ 2012 y del ¨Estudio Socioeconómico de la adopción de IPv6 en Colombia¨ 2011 para Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones MINTIC. Council para Ecuador del Forum IPv6 desde el 2015. Miembro Participante del Instituto Europeo de Normas de Telecomunicaciones (ETSI) Grupo de Especificación de la Industria (ISG) sobre Innovación Mejorada de IPv6 (IPE). Conferencista a nivel nacional e internacional. Consultora de la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones UIT. Perito de la Comisión de Regulación de Telecomunicaciones de Colombia (hoy Comisión de Regulación de Comunicaciones CRC). Directora General de CITIC, Centro Internacional de Telecomunicaciones, Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones. PhD (c ) y Msc. En Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones, Especialista Radiocomunicaciones, Especialista en Derecho de las Telecomunicaciones, Diplomada en Innovación Pedagógica, Ingeniera Electrónica, Candidata a Abogada del Ecuador. Con estudios en Dirección de Empresas, autora y coautora de varios libros y artículos, Docente Investigadora Universidad Nacional de Colombia (jubilada). Perito avalada por la Comisión de Regulación de Telecomunicaciones de Colombia (Hoy CRC), Consultora, Asesora, Interventora. Miembro Fundadora y Directora General de CITIC.
Actualmente es Coordinadora del Organismo de Evaluación de la Conformidad CITIC de la Secretaría Técnica del Sistema Nacional de Cualificaciones y Capacitación Profesional que le Autoriza la Certificación de Personas por Competencia Laborales. Es presidenta del Consejo del Forum IPv6 para Ecuador, Coordinadora para el Ecuador del Proyecto de Telemedicina con conexión a la Red panamericana, liderado por la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones con el apoyo de la Universidad de Ginebra Suiza. Dirige el Proyecto Gestión de Residuos de Aparatos Eléctricos y Electrónicos, consultora del Programa de Formación de la División de Capacidades Humanas de la UIT en TIC y el Cambio Climático. Ha dirigido proyectos de envergadura nacional e internacional. Investigadora y Consultora Senior.
Ing. Zoila Ramos Rodríguez
Ing. Zoila Ramos Rodríguez
General Telecommunication Institute (GTI), Yemen Telecom.
*A rare combination of Experience at highest level in Govt, Public Sector, and in Pvt Sector - Both in Monopoly, and in highly competitive environment with extensive International Exposure.*
* Was on a UN - ITU assignment to Malawi as Telecom Switching Expert in 1982- 83.
* Was CMD VSNL (A GOI Navratna PSU) since 1999 .- Where he pioneered Internet service in India and laid the foundation of IPv6 policy, deployment and future roadmaps.
* In 2002, the company was disinvested, and acquired by Tatas.
* Continued as MD of the company as a part of Tata Group. (TCL)- and accelerated the policy framework and deployments of IPv6.
* After 5 years in that position, became Advisor Telecom to Tata Group - Reporting directly to Mr Ratan Tata.
* Besides being CMD VSNL:
*Has been a Director on the Board of INTELSAT USA, for 4 years (1999 - 2003)
*Has been on the Board of Tata Tele Services.
*Has been Chairman of VSNL Srilanka.
*Has been Chairman of United Telecom Ltd Nepal - a joint venture of VSNL, MTNL, TCIL and a Nepalese partner.
* Has been a Director on the Board of NELCO.
*Has been a Director on the Board of VIOM Networks Ltd - A joint venture Telecom Tower Infrastructure Company of Tatas.
* Has been Chairman of SEA-ME-WE 4 (A Consortium of 16 countries for Submarine cable system from Singapore to France.
* A landmark achievement was on 15th Aug 2000, when led VSNL to listing in New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) - the first Indian PSU to be listed in USA.
* Travelled extensively (more than 35 countries) involving various global forums such as ITU, INTELSAT, CTO, GTM, PTC etc etc.
* Received various awards. To name a few:
i) Best Chief Executive (PSU) for 2001.
ii) National Award from G.O.I. for Excellent Arrangements during MahaKumbh 1989 at Allahabad.
Udyog Ratna Award.
Rashtriya Ratna Award, and
Trans Gold Star Award.
* Was a Project Gold Medallist at Roorkee University.
* Joined as Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Roorkee University.
*Was CGM Gujarat Telecom circle.
*Was Chief of operations at MTNL Delhi.
* Was GM Telecom Jaipur.
* Was Distt Manager Telephones Allahabad.
* Was Director Advanced Level Telecom Training Centre Ghaziabad.
His contribution towards spread of Internet in the country and initiation of IPv6 deployment has been unique.
Mr. S.K. Gupta
Mr. S.K. Gupta
Thomas Graf is a distinguished network engineer and network analytics architect at Swisscom. Stuck with service providers since 1997. Rediscovered networks in 2015 with Network Analytics. The back seat driver of the Swisscom Daisy team with network, software and data engineering enthusiasts recently expressed to feel like belonging to a start-up. Authoring next generation data-collection protocols in GROW, OPSAWG and NETCONF working groups at IETF.
wasorn in Naples, Italy, in 1980. He received the B.E. degree in telecommunication engineering from the University of Federico II of Naples, Italy. In 2009, he joined Altran SPA getting the role of “Network Architect & IP Solution Engineer ”.In this experience he dealt with a lot of projects where IPv6 was a key feature:
- IPv6 access mobile network
- Design 6RD infrastructure
- Internal IPv6 Trainer
Since December 2019, he went to Huawei Italy in the “Network Delivery Department” where He was involved in different IPv6 projects for big and medium ISP companies.
He joined SKY Italy at the end of 2019, in his current role within the CORE, CDN and Transit department. He took leading positions within the project aiming to the creation of a full dual-stack native IPv6 network.
In 2021 He founded the Italy IPv6 Council and has been appointed as chair person. Within the council, with the help of other passionate people, he built a community to promote and support IPv6 in Italy.
Peter Stevens is the director of Mythic Beasts, a Non-Executive
Director at the London Internet Exchange (LINX) and a guest lecturer at
Mythic Beasts started selling IPv6-only servers in 2012, adding
translation gateways to make IPv6-only a useful commercial service.
Ignoring the common knowledge that there is no customer demand for IPv6
this has grown into the default way of deploying an application, public,
and private v6 only clouds. This includes the Raspberry Pi cloud that
was launched in 2016 which can only communicate over IPv6.
Peter has been a regular speaker at network operator groups and internet
Ron Broersma is a career Scientist at the U.S. Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, where he currently serves as Chief Engineer for the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN), as the SPAWAR Network Security Manager, and as the technical chair of the Federal IPv6 Task Force. Mr. Broersma began his career as a software engineer for the Navy in 1976 at the Naval Undersea Center (NUC) in San Diego. He operated one of the original nodes on the ARPAnet, the predecessor to today’s Internet, and has been involved in
network research and engineering since that time. In 1983 he investigated the first network intrusion and has been involved in network and systems security ever since. In 1995 he helped to investigate an intrusion that involved the first ever court-ordered wiretap of a computer network and resulted in a television documentary. Since 2000 he has pioneered the deployment of the IPv6 protocol into production enterprise networks. Mr. Broersma is co-founder of the Hawaii Intranet Consortium, and is co-founder of the San Diego Regional Info Watch. Along with many awards over the years, he is the recipient of the San Diego IT executive of the year “lifetime achievement award”, and also the IPv6 Forum “Internet Pioneer” award.
All good things must come to an end. Henk Steenman, our CTO and one of the founding fathers of AMS-IX, retired on January 1st, 2021. Henk has worked in the IX and peering community for decades. How does he look back on his time with AMS-IX?
“Before I started working at AMS-IX, I switched jobs regularly. Every four to five years, always taking on different roles and responsibilities. For me, working in the same place for a long time was definitely not normal. Which brings me to why I joined AMS-IX in the first place…
I first came into contact with AMS-IX when I was working at SARA in the early 90s. SARA hosted an interconnection hub for scientific networks on behalf of SURFnet. This was connected to a similar node at Nikhef, to which a number of commercial networks were already linked. The exchange, in its earliest phase, already played a very important role in the functioning of the Internet.
After I left SARA, I became linked to the exchange again when I began working for AT&T. As part of an Internet architecture expertise centre, I was aware of the value an exchange could bring to the company and the community. Therefore, I became actively involved in securing management and technical stability for the platform. I took part in the foundation of the association and served as a board member for two terms, from 1997 till 2001. I think not-for-profit organisations that serve a community or communal goal are very important to the industry. This may even be one of the reasons why I dedicated the greater part of my career to AMS-IX.
Ralph has been working with v6 since at least 2004 and his last position at IRS, led the deployment of v6 across the IRS and the rest of the Government. There is a 99% dual stack deployment, with the upcoming capability to remove IPv4 from the network. He was instrumental in the 2020 v6 only memo as well as a significate part of the 2012 USG adoption of IPv6 plan.
Wallace Jr, Ralph Leslie
Wallace Jr, Ralph Leslie
Constanze Bürger was born in 1970 in Peitz, Germany. She obtained a diploma degree in computer science (1999) from Coblence University. Since 2001, she has been working as a desk officer at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany.
During this time she has been involved with various projects and aspects of information technology such as: BundOnline 2005 - e-government initiative Germany, IT Strategy, IT Security, Network conceptions or management of the Federal Government‘s Berlin-Bonn Information Network.
Gert Döring studied Physics at the Technical University Munich in the early 1990s - right at the time of the Internet DotCom boom, which turned out to be much more interesting than calculus.
Besides routing and unix, one of the important issues at that time was "IP Address Management", the unsolvable conflict between customer wishes and the need for address conservation. In 1997, Gert discovered IPv6, which promised to get rid of the whole wasted energy spent in IPv4 address scarcity management and having to find new workarounds again and again.
Since then, he has been quite active on various IPv6 related mailing lists, and attended many conferences, always trying to convince and sometimes even pushing, people and companies to deploy IPv6. Along that way, in 2003, Gert became chair of the Address Policy Working Group, and focused on a good IPv6 address distribution policy. He also helped steer RIPE and the RIPE NCC through the uneasy waters of IPv4 run-out.
These days, Gert is working as a freelancing network engineer, unix developer, IPv6 evangelist, and open source developer - most notably, maintaining the network side of OpenVPN.
Carlos Ralli Ucendo was born in Madrid in 1973. He got is degree in Telecommunications Engineer in 1999 and final project "Analysis, configuration and trials with IPv6 protocol" was presented at the beginning of this year. In this project, besides IPv6 implementations and software porting studies, DIT-UPM connection to 6-bone was estudied and planned, and Telefónica I+D connection to the 6-Bone was set up. He joined Telefónica I+D in December 1997, where he started working in the management and planification area to change later to the "Networks inter-connection" department. There, he has been involved in "SABA" and "SABA-2" National Research projects, where collaborative applications and IPv6 are studied and tested. Also he has been involved in the "Armstrong" Eurescom project (P-1009) which studies the transition strategies and other inter-provider issues in the migration to IPv6. Finally, he has become the internal responsible in Telefonica I+D for SABA-2 project and he is also the LONG project co-ordinator. LONG (Laboratories Over Next Generation Networks) is an UE IST project which is starting in December of 2000 and which will define and test the IPv6 advanced platforms for advanced IPv6 applications. He has been involved in other projects in Telefónica I+D related to broadband access technologies (xDSL) and transport technologies (FR and ATM)
Carlos Ralli Ucendo
Carlos Ralli Ucendo
Originally from New Zealand, Richard has worked at a variety of variously sized Telcos and ISPs over the years and is currently a Technical Design Manager at Sky in the UK. Responsible for the design of Sky’s fixed-line broadband networks, and with a focus on subscriber termination, Richard is a pragmatic advocate for IPv6 both internally at Sky, and within the wider community.
Principal Network Architect, BT
Nick Heatley has worked on network design topics in Mobile Communications for 20 years. During his first exposure to working with IPv6, he aided T-Mobile (Deutsche Telekom) in the study of IPv6 transition technologies for Mobile networks. With the formation of mobile operator, EE, it was an opportunity to put the theory into practice. Nick led the architecture and oversaw the roll out of IPv6-only for mobile customers on the UK mobile network commencing in 2015, with successful switch-on in 2016. He also worked on standards, and with the major device OS vendors, and succeeded in getting more IPv6 support across major mobile operating systems. Working on standards. In 2018, EE received the Jim Bound award for IPv6 deployment.
Now a Principal Network Architect at BT (after the acquisition of EE), Nick is currently focusing on private cloud for 5G Mobile, Voice and Broadband network functions, and ensuring an IPv6-first philosophy is continued. He sits on the IPv6 Council of the UK. Nick graduated from King’s College, Cambridge with a MSc in Astrophysics.
|I am a researcher at NTT since 1991. I have been conducting research on IPv6 since 1997 at NTT Laboratories and my current research subject is next generation Internet architecture. I have also been involved in promotion of IPv6 deployment inJapan as the Chair of the IPv6 deployment committee in Internet Association Japan, a Co-chair ofIPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG in IPv6 promotion council in Japan, as well as supporting implementation of IPv6 services in my company.
In addition to IPv6 related activities, I have also been involved in policy development and coordination activities and have served for the Internet community. I have been leading policy discussions in Japan as the Chair of Japan Open Policy Forum from 2005 until 2012. I have proposed several address policies in APNIC Conferences, which has been adopted in the APNIC region, including Inter-RIR transfer policy.
I am currently serving as the Vice Chair of the ISOC Japan Chapter, which was re-established last year, and organizing Internet events in Japan.
In the APNIC forum, I have served as a Co-Chair of IPv6 technical SIG, and APINC conference program committee member until 2010. I have been an appointed member of NRO/NC in APNIC since 2009, and a elected member since 2012.
Stan is a Network Program Manager at Google where he plans future network demand between Google's Data Centers. Born in rural northeast Texas, Stan grew up a Space (and Science-Fiction) Fan before the Internet was even a thing. He attended Rice University in Houston intending to be a Medical Doctor, but had a change of heart opting to build and operate the nascent infrastructure in Texas that would give rise to that part of the Internet in the mid 1990’s. He started working in the Texas Medical Center building the first inter-institutional network on campus. As the chief network engineer at SESQUINET (a regional NSFNET network), he operated the precursor to that part of what became the Internet in Texas. He joined one of the first international Internet Service Providers (Verio which was bought by NTT America) and then a leading web hosting provider (The Planet, bought by Softlayer, now part of IBM’s Cloud). While at The Planet, he co-founded the Texas IPv6 Task Force and had their first event in 2009. He was recruited to help startup Google Fiber in 2011 and moved to his current position at Google in 2017."
Ian Dickinson is a Network Architect for Glide, a leading UK broadband, utilities & communications service provider. He has been involved in the industry since the late 1980s, having worked in the university sector, network equipment suppliers, and ISPs of varying shapes and sizes, paying close attention to IPv6 throughout. He drove multiple IPv6 deployments in this time, with the most significant being that of Sky, the second-largest residential provider in the UK, which reached greater than 90% coverage. Ian has long been a member of the UK IPv6 Council and has presented about IPv6 at multiple council and NOG events.
Chongfeng Xie, a senior researcher in China Telecom Research Institute,technical director of IPv6 research and development in China Telecom.His research interests include network architecture and protocols, IPv6/SRv6, software-defined network (SDN), Network Function Virtualization(NFV), network modeling, etc.He received Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University, China. He was a visiting scholar at Internet Research Lab (IRL) in University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), in 2009. He has been in IPv6 field for nearly 20 years and been engaged a series of IPv6 trial and deployment projects of China Telecom,such as CNGI-1(yY. 2003), CNGI-2(Y.2012), and IPv6 wide deployment during the last 3 years. His Pv6 endeavor covers IP metro network, 4G/5G mobile, IDC, IOT and cloud computing,etc. Due to the efforts of he and his team, the IPv6 users of China Telecom has reached 370 Million(Stats of July 2020), up to now, IPv6 has been an universal enabler of China Telecom's network. He is also a active propellent of IPv6 in China. On IPv6, he has been involved in IPv6 standards of network transition and automation, has published 4 Internet RFCs(RFC7269,RFC8328,RFC8466,RFC8658) and subnmitted 10 drafts. He has been a member of the design team of Compressed SRv6 in IETF. In addition, he is the vice-chair of ETSI IP6 ISG and paticipated in a several group reports and whitepaper, including the recently pusblished whitepaper of ¡°IPv6 Best Practices, Benefits, Transition Challenges and the Way Forward".
is the manager of Internet and Scalable Systems Research
at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST). In that role he provides technical leadership to NIST's research and standardization efforts in Trustworthy Networks
, including core Internet infrastructure protection (e.g., Naming, Routing, Email and general Internet Protocol security); next-generation Internet technologies (e.g., IoT, IPv6, SDN / NFV); advanced security architectures and technologies (e.g., zero trust networks, applications of AI to network security and robustness); and measurement, modeling, and analysis of the Internet system. In particular, he leads the USGv6 Program
at NIST that provides the technical infrastructure (i.e., standards profiles, product test programs, test and measurement tools, and security guidance) to lead the US Government’s adoption of IPv6 technologies. The USGv6 Program maintains a strong collaboration with the IPv6 Ready Logo Program to ensure that USG and industry lead IPv6 profile and test programs remain aligned to the maximum extent possible.
Andrew Alston has worked in the industry full time for 20 years, since the age of 16. He founded Africa’s first IT security company, and was involved in the Internet security industry for many years before switching directions and moving into the networking field. Andrew was appointed as the Chief Technology officer for the South African national research and education network, where he, together with the TENET team, spearheaded the design and deployment of Africa’s fastest network, which included the deployment of Africa’s first 10G localised peering, the landing and commissioning of the first aggregated 10G circuit to Europe, and the first fully IPv6 enabled backbone. After 6 years with TENET, Andrew turned his sights further afield in a quest for new challenges, and joined Liquid with the objective being to be part of build Africa’s new fastest network, the Liquid Telecommunications network.
Andrew has also been involved in the policy side of the African internet for many years, and in addition to his current work with Liquid, Andrew was also elected last year to the board of AfriNIC where he continues to serve.
John Jason Brzozowski, CTO
MachineQ, A Comcast Company
As the head of engineering and infrastructure, John’s team is responsible for the development of all MachineQ products and services. MachineQ engineering is responsible for infrastructure reliability and performance for the organization’s mission critical, global infrastructure.
Previously at Comcast, John lead the development of next generation technology and the engineering of Comcast’s massively scaled software and network infrastructure. As part of this work he led Comcast’s company-wide IPv6 transition initiative. The success of Comcast’s IPv6 program is globally recognized and is the largest deployment of its kind in the world focusing on business continuity, customer experience, growth, and innovation. Comcast’s IPv6 migration encompassed the migration of over 100MM devices, including the firm’s flagship X1 platform.
John has a BS from Saint Joseph’s University and an MS from Drexel University. He resides in suburban Philadelphia, PA with his wife and three children.
John Jason Brzozowski
John Jason Brzozowski
• Senior Expert Data/IP at Deutsche Telekom Technology (DT)
• Born in 1963
• degree (Dipl. Ing. = graduate engineer) in Telecommunications Engineering by the Moscow Post- and Telecommunications Institute.
• more than 40 years telecommunication technology experience with Deutsche Telekom in different areas: network management, int’l ATM and IP networks, network strategy, solution design for wholesale, wholebuy and business products
• in charge of DT group overarching mid & long term strategies for access, aggregation and backbone technologies.
• responsible for DT’s technology R&D sector transport infrastructure.
• deeply involved in technology relevant aspects of carrier interconnections, QoS, net neutrality and - of course - IPv6 …
• DT’s member of the German IPv6 Council until 2019.
Christian JACQUENET graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Marseille, a French school
of engineers. He joined Orange in 1989, and he’s currently the Referent Expert of the “Networks of the Future”
Orange Expert community. Until recently, he was the Director of the Strategic Program Office for advanced IP
networking within Orange Labs.
He is also the head of Orange’s IPv6 Program that aims at defining and driving the enforcement of the Group’s IPv6
strategy and which yielded the deployment of IPv6 networks and services in most European and African Orange
affiliates since 2010.
He leads development activities in the areas of network automation (e.g., Software-Defined Networking (SDN,
automated service delivery procedures combined with Artificial Intelligence techniques, intent-based networking),
and IP networking techniques.
He authored and co-authored several Internet standards in the areas of dynamic routing protocols and resource
allocation techniques, as well as numerous papers and books in the areas of IP multicast, traffic engineering and
automated IP service delivery techniques. He also holds 20+ patents in the areas of advanced home and IP
Head of Research Programs Section of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE) (2005-present)
Head of the Dept. for Technical Regulations of the OTE Division for Standardisation and Technical Regulations of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE) (2002-2005)
Research and educational collaborator/assistant of the University of Peloponnese (UoP), Dept. of Informatics & Dept. of Telecommunications (2005-2007)
Research and educational collaborator/assistant of the Higher Hellenic School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (2007-2009)
Main Activities and Responsibilities
Scientific (technical, business, regulatory, financial, etc.) Project Management of all European and/or international and/or national research programs where OTE participates.
Research and evaluation of new Internet-based technologies. Technical development/planning and business analysis of new services-applications and infrastructures. Regulatory assessment and policy/strategic planning. Network testing and analysis, simulation and testing of new services, evaluation of new networking technologies.
Franck Martin has been postmaster at LinkedIn from 2011 till 2017. He spent nearly 20 years in Fiji where he worked extensively with 20 or so Pacific Islands countries. He was trustee at the Internet Society 2006-2009, members of the Pacific Islands and San Francisco Chapters. He has deployed a few ISPs in Tuvalu, Fiji and Samoa as well as established two ccTLDs dot KI (Kiribati) and dot NR (Nauru). He has worked on the DMARC.org specification, deployed it at LinkedIn and he is promoting email authentication technologies and policies. He is currently working towards building an IPv6-only data center at LinkedIn. He is also active in the alternative electronic music scene in San Francisco. He has released several electronica albums under his name.
Primarily focused on broadband, data communication, wireless communication and IPv6, including MPLS interconnection, IP QoS, and has two ITU-T SG13 submission as Y.qosar(Y.1291) and Y.e2eqos draft.
Leaded China Telecom backbone network CN2 designing and IPv6 transition, worked on IPv6 network certification and transformation, SDN/NFV, constructed the main frame of IPv6 technological transformation plan for China Telecom, and wrote two books on IPv6 promotion as Establishing Cloud Level IPv6 Network and IPv6 Standard and Evolution.