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.
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.
- Engineers and experts who devoted their time and efforts in designing and developing the Internet Protocol verion 6 (IPv6) standards with concrete results in the benefit of the worldwide deployment of the IPv6-based New Internet.
- Deployers of IPv6 in ISPs, 4G/5G Mobile operators, Enterprises, Universities, Research networks, Governments and NGO’s.
- Developers and Deployers of IPv6-based end2end solutions and Apps, IPv6-based Security & Cybersecurity, Hosting and Data centers, Internet of Things, Openstack-based Cloud Computing, Openstack-based SDN-NFV, Fog and Edge Computing, IPv6-based Blockchain, Smart Cities, Smart Building, Smart Energy, Smart Transport (V2X...).
- Evangelists, Trainers and Promoters with major contributions in fostering the deployment of IPv6 locally or globally with concrete actions and results.