Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is the only way to sustain the Internet growth in the future beyond the current needs, as the new generation of Everything Internet. The IPv6 Hall of Fame is an initiative of the IPv6 Forum, to celebrate the development and deployment of IPv6 and to award those who make extraordinary contributions. Let’s take the Internet where no other network has been before!
He continuously three times assumed the director of communications technology experts group of 863 Program and takes on vice director of Supervisory Committee of 863 Program. He has assigned as Member of China Advisory Committee for State Informatization and an Adviser of S&T Committee of the Ministry of Information Industry. Wu Hequan carries out duty as director of expert committee of China Next Generation Internet Project since 2003, and his dedication in promoting the development of IPv6 in China has never stopped. Wu Hequan also is pluralistic professor in Tsinghua University and some universities and a doctoral teacher in Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications.
Dr. Jun Murai is known as the ‘father of the Internet in Japan,’ and, outside of Japan, has also been called the 'Internet samurai.’ In 1984, he developed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET), the first-ever inter-university network in that nation. In 1988, he founded the Widely Integrated Distributed Environment Project, a Japanese Internet research consortium, for which he continues to serve as a board member. He supervised the Japanese translation of the "Internet System Handbook" (Impress) and "IPv6: Next Generation Internet Protocol" (Prentice Hall) among countless others, and had made extraordinary contributions on promoting development of IPv6. He is a professor and dean of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies at Keio University, from which he earned his PhD in computer science in 1987. He served as President of the Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) and as Vice President of the Japanese Internet Association. He served on the Internet Society’s Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2000. In 1998, he was appointed as one of nine initial directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and served until June 2003.He also served as President of the IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan. He won the 2005 Internet Society's Jonathan B. Postel Service Award in recognition of his vision and pioneering work that helped spread the Internet across the Asia Pacific region. He was honored with the 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Internet Award.
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. Expert areas 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
|TechLead Cisco / IETF participant 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.|
Chrome Os Segment Product Manager @ Intel CorporationHead of Technical Community (Nokia / Microsoft), North American Product and Program Manager @ Nokia Head of Technical Community (Nokia / Microsoft), North American Product and Program Manager @ Head of Technical Community (Nokia / Microsoft) @ 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 https://www.linkedin.com/in/jloughney/
General Manager, Internet Services at Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Regulator, Saudi Arabia
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.
|· 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.|
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.
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.
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?
|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.|
- Impact: The contribution has made an extraordinary impact on the development or growth of the development of IPv6.
- Influence: The contribution, relative to the IPv6 development, has significantly influenced: 1) the work of others in the field; 2) Industry and society at large.
- Innovation: The contribution has broken new ground with original thinking/creativity that has established new paradigms, eliminated significant obstacles, or accelerated IPv6 development.
- Evangelism: The contribution has significantly pushed forward the development and deployment of IPv6.
- Industry: The contribution has made facilitative impact on the practitioners at large as a result of the good effect on changing the industrial eco-system.
The IPv6 Hall of Fame (IPv6halloffame.com) is a recognition program and virtual museum that celebrates the development of IPv6 and the individuals whose extraordinary contributions have made the progress possible. The IPv6 Hall of Fame was launched by the IPv6 Forum. Dr. Vinton G. CERF stated during the launch of the IPv6 Hall of Fame in Nanjing in November 2018:“ As you know the Internet Society started an Internet Hall of Fame to recognise pioneers, connectors and contributors to the Internet technology and growth, but now I think it’s time to recognise those who led the path to IP version 6 which uses a much larger address space to deal with the challenges of Internet of Things and an increasing user population” Prof. Wu HequanMr. Wu Hequan stated during the launch of the IPv6 Hall of Fame in Nanjing in November 2018:“ IPv6 has become the most appropriate solution because of the internationalisation of the standard and its maturity. China introduced 15 years ago the large scale CNGI project to study, research and implement IPv6. The Chinese government introduced a plan back in Noember 2017 to deploy IPv6 on a larger scale and made remarkable progress. As the biggest Internet country, China should make a contribution in the development of IPv6. We are willing to work with other countries to promote the deployment of IPv6” Dr. Jun MuraiDr. Jun Murai stated during the launch of the IPv6 Hall of Fame in Nanjing in November 2018:“ I remember when we started to discuss about IPng ( IP Next Generation) and IPv6 from the early 90’ies and I remember many people who have been devoting their time on the design, development and deployment of IPv6. In that sense, the IPv6 Hall of Fame is a great idea to promote their efforts and identify their great contributions to the Internet and also to support the future of IPv6 deployment which is of course very important for the future of the Internet.”