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Speakers

Hervey Allen

Hervey Allen works for the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC). The NSRC provides technical information, engineering assistance, training, equipment, and educational materials to network operators at research and education institutions and Internet Service Providers in countries with limited Internet infrastructure. Over the past few years Hervey has done extensive organizing, coordinating and teaching in network workshops and tutorials covering topics such as network monitoring and management, Unix system administration, security best practices, DNSSEC, scalable network services, and campus network design. These workshops have been held in over 20 countries around the world and have been part of events such as APRICOT, SANOG, AfNOG, PacNOG, WALC and multiple ccTLD trainings.

Before joining the NSRC Hervey graduated from the University of Oregon in Computer Science. He has run and built help desks at Pomona College and the University of Oregon, was a System Engineer with Turbolinux, Inc. and worked with several non-profit organizations building their technical infrastructure. Hervey is a member of several coordinating and planning committees for larger Network Operator Group events, including the Pacific Network Operators Group (PacNOG), South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG) and the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG).

Amante Alvaran

Amante is the Senior Network Engineer responsible for the whole infrastructure of APNIC Pty. Ltd. Amante holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is also currently the President of Philippines Network Operators Group "PHNOG" and has more than 10 years experience in Data Communications within the Telecom/ISP industry.

Richard Barnes

Richard Barnes has been with BBN Technologies since 2005. He is a member of BBN's Internet Standards Security Team. In that role, Richard currently leads BBN’s IETF standards efforts in the areas of geolocation, presence, and emergency calling. He is chair of the IETF GEOPRIV Working Group, a member of the IETF Security Area Directorate (SECDIR), and he is one of the program chairs of the Emergency Services Workshop.

Prior to joining BBN, he was a student at the University of Virginia (US), from which he received a B.A. and M.S. in Mathematics, with research focused on biologically-based neural networks, quantum informatics, and network security.

Srinath Beldona

Srinath Beldona has 23 years experience which spans Network Operations, Pre-Sales Technical Consulting and Technical Marketing.. Currently Srinath Beldona is working as a Technical Marketing Engineering for the Edge Routing Business Unit supports the enhancements for the ERBU products with a specific focus on Ethernet OAM and Performance management functions. He has been associated with a number of operator networks such as SANOG, APRICOT and IPv6 Forum in India. His areas of expertise include Routing, Switching, MPLS Based Services, Ethernet OAM, Carrier Ethernet Performance Management, RAN Backhaul etc. He has rich experience in the area of designing and deploying networks.

Yusuf Bhaiji

Yusuf Bhaiji

Yusuf Bhaiji, has been with Cisco Systems for 9 years and is currently the Product Manager for the Cisco CCIE Security certification and CCIE Proctor in Cisco Dubai Lab. Prior to this, he was Technical Lead for the Sydney TAC Security and VPN team.

Yusuf’s passion for Security technologies and solutions has played dominant role in his 19 years of industry experience, from as far back as his initial Masters Degree in Computer Science, and since reflected in his numerous certifications.

Yusuf 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 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 chairs the Networkers Society of Pakistan (NSP) and IPv6 Forum Pakistan chapter.

Yusuf has previously authored two Cisco Press books; "Network Security Technologies and Solutions" and "CCIE Security Practice Labs 1st Edition". In addition to authoring these, he has also been a technical reviewer for several Cisco Press publications and written articles, white papers, and presentations on various security technologies. He is a frequent lecturer and well-known speaker presenting at several conferences and seminars worldwide.

Randy Bush

Randy Bush is a Research Fellow and Network Operator at Internet Initiative Japan, Japan's oldest commercial ISP. He specializes in network measurement especially routing, network security, routing protocols, and IPv6 deployment. Randy has been in computing for 45 years, and has a few decades of Internet operations experience. He was the engineering founder of Verio, which is now NTT/Verio. He has been heavily involved in transferring Internet technologies to developing economies for over 20 years.

He was a chair of the IETF WG on the DNS for a decade and served as a member of the IESG, as co-chair of the IETF Operations and Management Area for six years. Randy was the first Chair of the NANOG Steering Committee, a co-founder of AfNOG, on the founding Board of Directors of ARIN, helped start AfriNIC, and has participated in APNIC, RIPE, et alia since each was founded. He is currently chir of the APNIC Policy SIG, co-chair of the Routing SIG, on the APRICOT Technical Program Committee, etc.

See Randy's homepage for more.

Ng Seo Boon

Ng Seo Boon - is a Network Consulting Engineer working for the Cisco System's for the past nine years. Armed with 15 years of experience and based in Singapore, his primary responsibility is to provide support and consulting services to Cisco telco based customers. Seo Boon is conversant in large IP network design, maintenance and troubleshooting. He has a good grasp on all aspects of TCP/IP both in routing (BGP/IS-IS) and operational deployments of networks. His current interest lies in designing large scalable IP routing networks. He also has a keen interest in Internet Service Provider security.

Today, Seo Boon's main role is to support large Internet service providers in China. He provides consulting and advisory services to these customers in designing, implementation, optimization and maintenance of their IP networks. Currently his main focus is in identifying network operations on large IP networks, and proposing workable solutions. He is also a strong advocate of maintaining the network through automated approaches (open source scripting).

Beside his regular role as a consulting engineer, Seo Boon also teaches classes on ISP routing and conducts ISP security workshops within the AP region. Seo Boon regularly participates in the APRICOT forum and occasionally delivers presentations at Cisco Networkers.

Seo Boon joined Cisco from Singapore Telecommunications Pty Ltd in 2000, where he was a Senior Network Engineer overseeing the planning and operation of the IP network in Singapore. His primary role includes the planning and designing of the largest IP network in the organization, streamlining the operation by introducing open source network management tools to reduce costs and improve efficiency of the operation teams.

Capacity planning and scaling of IP network is part of other challenging tasks Seo Boo undertakes. Formulation of network peering policies for the organization helps him build his social context in the networking community.

Brian Carpenter

Brian Carpenter

Brian E. Carpenter joined the University of Auckland in September 2007 and was appointed Professor in January 2009. Before that, he spent ten years with IBM at various locations, working on Internet standards and technology. He was most recently based in Switzerland as a Distinguished Engineer and a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Previously, he led the networking group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1985 to 1996. This followed ten years' experience in software for process control systems at CERN, interrupted by three years teaching computer science at Massey University in New Zealand.

He holds a first degree in physics and a Ph.D. in computer science, and is 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 and on Differentiated Services. He served from March 1994 to March 2002 on the Internet Architecture Board, which he chaired for five years. He also served as a Trustee of the Internet Society, and was Chairman of its Board of Trustees for two years until June 2002. He was Chair of the IETF from March 2005 to March 2007.

Rocky Chang

Rocky is currently serving as an Associate Professor of the Department of Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is leading an Internet Infrastructure and Security Group, addressing network security, network measurement, network operations, and management problems.

Che-Hoo Cheng

Che-Hoo is regarded as an Internet pioneer in Hong Kong. His 15-year stint at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) saw him help establish the first Internet link in Hong Kong (1991); help establish the .hk domain name registration service (1993-1994); and establish the Hong Kong Internet Exchange (HKIX) (1995). He also helped with the set up and operations of the campus network for the whole university. In 2000, he joined Level 3 as Senior Director, Global IP Services, Asia and was in charge of the IP Line of Business in Asia. After Reach took over Level 3 Asia in 2002, he joined the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation (HKIRC) as CEO. HKIRC is officially in charge of the .hk domain name registration. In January 2003 he started his own business venture. From January 2004, he led the application of the .ASIA TLD together with a number of ccTLDs and regional organizations. The ICANN Board approved the application in Oct 2006 and the launch of the .ASIA TLD to the general public occurred in early 2008.

From July 2005 to October 2007, he was FLAG Telecoms Head of IP Business, Asia Pacific. In November 2007, he re-joined CUHK as Associate Director (Infrastructure) of Information Technology Services, heading the network, systems, operations and HKIX teams.

Che-Hoo also holds key positions in the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the Hong Kong Internet Service Providers Association (HKISPA), the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF), the DotAsia Organization and the Internet Society Hong Kong Chapter (ISOC-HK).

Che-Hoo holds BSc and MSc degrees from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Jake Chin

Jake is a member of Google's Netops Content Distribution team based in Mountain View, California. In this role, he is responsible for the peering and content distribution activities in Asia, North America and the Middle-East. He has been working on the Internet since 1999. Before joining Google, Jake had worked for a number of global carriers, such as Verizon Business, T-Systems and REACH, where he was involved in network planning, network operations, peering negotiations and submarine cable operations.

Lorenzo Colitti

Lorenzo Colitti

Lorenzo has been working on IPv6 since 2002, when he wrote a master's thesis on IPv6-in-IPv4 tunnel discovery in the Internet at large. He obtained a Ph.D in networking at Roma Tre University with a thesis on interdomain topology discovery using active probing, and has performed research on IPv6, interdomain routing visualization, and BGP, and anycast routing, both at the University and at the RIPE NCC in Amsterdam. He is now a network engineer and researcher at Google and is one of the people spearheading Google's IPv6 efforts.

Joao Damas

Joao has worked at the ISC (Industry Skills Council) since January 2003. He is currently Senior Strategic Account Manager. He has been responsible for the expansive anycast deployment of the DNS F-root server, and he has managed the evolution of BIND and the startup of the BIND 10 Project.

Prior to joining the ISC, he served as Chief Technical Officer at RIPE NCC. While at RIPE he redesigned and implemented the RIPE Database, analyzed and updated internal systems, worked to define RIPE policies together with the ISP Community, and designed and started implementation of the RIPE LIR portal (now in production).

Joao regularly attends and speaks at RIPE, IETF, NANOG, APNIC, and LACNIC; he is on several working groups within these organizations. Joao also runs his own company, Bond Internet Systems. He holds a MSc in Quantum Chemistry from the University of Madrid.

Suvashis Das

Suvashis Das, with a Masters in E-business Management and a Masters in Computer Science, has been closely associated with the high tech industry for quite some time now and currently undertaking a PhD in Information Science and Control Engineering from The Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata, Japan. His professional career started in 2005 at Infosys, second largest Indian software company, as a Process Executive in charge of automated image processing internals with respect to evaluating mortgage property value with the help of Artificial Intelligence. After this he worked with Accenture and Authoria systems as part technical development teams.

Academically he worked on the following thesis

  • Gene finding using hidden Markov model
  • Aspects of artificial intelligence influencing game technology: A case study between Sony playstation and Nintendo Wii

Santanu Dasgupta

Santanu Dasgupta is a Consulting Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems. He has 12 years' experience building large-scale IP NGN networks for Service Providers, Federal, Defence, and NREN customers. At Cisco, he is responsible for building transformational NGN architectures to help his customers migrate to All-IP environments for the delivery of quad-play services.

Santanu's area of expertise includes IP/MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, OAM, IP & DWDM integration, transport of broadcast video contribution, and distribution technologies. He is a regular speaker in forums such as SANOG and APRICOT.

Santanu holds a Bachelor of Engineering (1st class honors) degree from Jadavpur University, India and has a few leading & industry accredited certifications such as CCIE under his belt.

Owen Delong

Owen DeLong is an IPv6 Evangelist for Hurricane Electric, the leading IPv6 ready Internet Service Provider. He’s also an elected member of the ARIN Advisory Council and a senior backbone engineer with more than 25 years of industry experience. In his spare time, he’s a commercial pilot and teaches SCUBA diving and CPR/First Aid courses. Owen can be reached at owen at delong dot com.

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Gihan V. Dias

Prof. Dias graduated from the University of Moratuwa in 1985. He was awarded a doctorate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California in 1992.

In addition to being a Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, he serves as the Domain Registrar and CEO of the LK Domain Registry.

He has led the Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) task force in Sri Lanka, and is a member of the IETF IDNA working croup and the Unicode Consortium.

He was a pioneer in the introduction of networking in this country, and was the Manager of the Lanka Education and Research Network - LEARN from 1995 to 2003. In 2003/04 he was a founder Programme Director of the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA).

He is currently the Director of the Centre on Localised Applications at the University of Moratuwa.

He has assisted many public and private organisations to build and secure their networks, and is the advisor to TechCERT, the first and leading computer security readiness team in the country.

Roland Dobbins

Roland Dobbins has nearly a quarter-century of operational experience in the service provider (SP) and large enterprise arenas; designing, deploying, operating, securing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and defending many of the highest-visibility networks in the world. He is a recognized industry leader in the fields of operational security (opsec) and network telemetry, and has an extensive background in security product/feature innovation, devising operational security requirements for network infrastructure devices, and protocol design.

His focus is on extending the availability, scalability, and security of the network infrastructure and the applications/services it enables, with an emphasis on flexible and resilient global service delivery capabilities.

Mark Dranse

Mark Dranse joined the RIPE NCC as manager of the newly-formed Information Services Team in January 2007. He is responsible for the development and support of the RIPE NCC's Test Traffic Measurement (TTM), Routing Information Service (RIS), DNS Monitoring (DNSmon) and Hostcount services.

For 8 years prior to joining the RIPE NCC, Mark held various technical managerial roles with UK-based RIPE member Demon Internet (THUS PLC) where he was responsible for domain names, IP addressing, and internet circuit provisioning.

Srinivas Gudipudi

Srinivas Gudipudi

Srinivas Gudipudi is working as Director – Business Development at Tech Mahindra. He has extensive interest in IPv6 Technology area, and is leading and initiating various IPv6 activities across Tech Mahindra.

He has about 17 years of experience in the IT industry, including a few patents. He was awarded “Top 10 Innovators of India” by SmartTechie in 2006.

During his career span, he has worked for Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), HCL Technologies, Computer Associates – wherein he has helped build Hardware/Software for Indian Remote Sensing Satellites, various Network Management products and has helped build multiple engineering and business groups.

Greg Hankins

Greg Hankins is a Global Solutions Architect at Brocade, specializing in the Ethernet switching and IP/MPLS routing product lines. He works with service providers and Internet exchanges around the world as a consulting engineer, customer advocate, and technology evangelist and is an active member of the network operator and peering community. Prior to joining Brocade, he held technical marketing and systems engineering positions at Force10 Networks and Riverstone Networks, and network engineering positions at MindSpring Enterprises and Georgia Tech way back when 56K modems were considered to be fast.

Daniel Harrison

Daniel is a member of the production network engineering team situated in Sydney. In his role he is responsible for network operations and engineering for the global production network. Prior to joining Google, Daniel worked as a consulting engineer for Cisco Systems, supporting some of Cisco's top enterprise and service provider customers. Earlier Daniel worked in network engineering for several Australian companies and institutions, including Davnet Telecommunications, Netstar Networks and the University of Sydney.

Daniel graduated with a B.Sc in computer science from the University of New South Wales.

Norsuzana Harun

Norsuzana Harun

Norsuzana has been the Technology and Innovation Department Manager of .my DOMAIN REGISTRY since 2007, with 8 years' experience in software development for the .my DOMAIN REGISTRY system.

Under her leadership, .my DOMAIN REGISTRY successfully launched their DNS IPv6-enabled registry system in November 2008, Anycast root server in May 2008, ENUM closed testbed in November 2009 and DNSSEC public trial in December 2009. Now, she is working to implement DNSSEC in Malaysia by late 2010.

She was appointed as .my DOMAIN REGISTRY’s Acting Deputy Director from 2 November 2009 – 2 January 2010 and at the same time perform her roles as Manager of Technology and Innovation department of .my DOMAIN REGISTRY. She has served as Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force (APIPv6TF) co-chairman since 2008.

In addition, she is actively involved in APTLD Meetings and ICANN, representing .my DOMAIN REGISTRY in both events as well as sharing her knowledge in implementing various DNS related projects such as DNSSEC and IPv6.

Norsuzana holds a Master of Science from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) and a Bachelor of Computer Science from University Technology Malaysia (UTM).

Damien Holloway

Damien Holloway is a Senior Professional Services Consultant for Juniper Networks. Damien has been with Juniper since 2004 as a Juniper Certified Instructor/ Proctor and Professional Services Consultant.

Damien has worked with major providers in APAC on the implementation revenue generating services including Triple Play, QoS, L3VPN's, Multicast, IPv6, BGP, L2VPN, VPLS, Pseudo Wire and NGN networks on JUNOS M-Series and T-Series platforms. As an instructor Damien worked with companies in the APAC region introducing WAN Acceleration to Enterprise customers, and has supported Netscreen Firewall implementations and SSLVPN deployments.

Previous to joining Juniper he was a Consulting Engineer for Optus (part of SingTel) developing BRAS solutions. Damien has also been a Senior Member of Technical Staff for Hill Associates, and as a Network Engineer for Anixter Australia, providing network design, installation, and troubleshooting services for large financial, government, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and communications companies.

Lawrence Hughes

Lawrence Hughes

Lawrence E. Hughes is a visionary in the information technology and computer security fields, with particular interest in secure digital communication and IPv6. An expert, with more than 35 years’ experience in creating and developing security products, Mr. Hughes has a long history of being a valued consultant in various global security companies.

Mr. Hughes founded InfoWeapons Corporation to create high quality, simple-to-use, end-user tools as a response to the general lack of secure communication and IPv6 Ready tools currently available. He has authored the book “Internet E-mail: Protocols, Standards and Implementations”, having been heavily involved with Internet e-mail security for many years. His book is still one of the leading books on E-mail.

Prior to founding InfoWeapons, he was the co-founder (along with Jay Chaudhry) and initial CTO of CipherTrust in the US. CipherTrust is the maker of the IronMailTM Hardened E-mail Proxy appliance. Before that, he was a Senior Security Consultant at VeriSign where he created and taught their certification courseware internationally. All throughout his career, he has been constantly creating products and courseware in the areas of cryptography, digital signatures, digital envelopes, digital certificates, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), secure transport protocols and secure E-mail, as well as hardened security appliances to protect digital communication.

Mr. Hughes’ extensive technical background includes world-class skills in data security, cryptography, PKI, UNIX operating systems, Internet Protocols, IPv6, and software development in C/C++ and various assembly languages. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in pure mathematics, with a minor in physics, from the Florida State University. In addition, Mr. Hughes has been a member of Mensa International, which is a society of people whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population, since 1973.

Srinivasa Irigi

Srinivasa Irigi is currently a Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco Systems. He has been active in networking industry for more than 12 years and specifically working on core SP network deployments for over 7 years. He has been with Cisco Systems for about 12 years in various roles in Product development, testing, certification, integration and deployments before his current role. He has worked on several major SP core network designs, certifications and deployments working with different Cisco teams and customer Engineers. He has given numerous workshops at multiple SANOG, AIT events as well as directly with customers on MPLS and Multicast Technologies.

Mike Jager

Mike is a Senior Network Engineer at Web Drive, and since his arrival in 2004 he has helped it grow to be one of New Zealand's largest hosting providers. Currently, he herds packets, mutters at clouds, and sneaks up on web applications, tricking them into scaling horizontally when they least expect it. Mike holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems Engineering) awarded with Honors from The University of Auckland.

Pradeep Jain

Pradeep is the Principal Engineer in Alcatel-Lucent's IP division where he has played a key role in the testing and design of RSVP-TE high availability and (RSVP P2MP) point-to-multipoint Lsps on the 7x50 product line. Previously, he has worked on Tellabs IP services platform. Pradeep has 13 years of relevant experience in building data networking products and enjoys building complex distributed system architectures. He is currently is leading the testing effort for MPLS functionality on Alcatel-lucent IP platforms.

Yasuo Kashimura

Yasuo Kashimura is a Senior Architect at APAC IPCC consulting engineering group. Previously, he worked for seven years at Cisco as a consulting engineer for core routing/switching products and IPv6/IP-multicast technology, before joining Alcatel-Lucent as Japan's local Architect.

Yasuo works with japanese/apac carriers, and provides consulting services for routing/mpls, IPv6, multicast, and mobile backhaul solutions.

Paresh Khatri

Paresh Khatri

Paresh Khatri has been responsible for architectural design for the largest IP transformation projects in the region, and is now working closely with service providers to develop strategies towards next-generation all-IP mobile networks.

Paresh’s areas of expertise include the entire range of IP/MPLS technologies and applications, from the network core to the access network.  He also specialises in packet-based mobile core and backhaul networks and emerging mobile technologies such as LTE.

Paresh has more than 10 years of experience with both service providers and vendors in building carrier-grade IP/MPLS networks, including the largest IP NGN transformation project ever undertaken in Australia.

Paresh is a regular speaker at industry conferences in the APAC region and also actively participates in a number of telecommunications industry standards bodies.

Paresh holds a Bachelors of Electronic Systems Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Queensland University of Technology.

M Raj Kumar

M Raj Kumar

M. Raj Kumar has a M. Sc in Computer Electronics and a M. Phil in Computer Science with a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science and Applications from Bharathidasan University, Trichy in India.

He was formerly teaching computer science at the undergraduate and post-graduate level and was a Cisco trained Academy Instructor.

His research interest includes Microprocessor-based systems, Internet Communication Protocols (especially IPv6), Addressing Architecture, and Network Architecture. He is currently associated with National Advanced IPv6 Centre (NAv6) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, as a senior researcher and heads the IPv6 research team.

He has done, and is actively involved in various IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) related research projects at the National and International level as a senior researcher at NAv6.

Stephen Kurzeja

Stephen Kurzeja is a Senior Systems Specialist with CallPlus NZ.

Stephen has been working intensely in the voice network field for the last 5 years for CallPlus New Zealand. This includes the design & build of a wide range of voice services for CallPlus in New Zealand including national-wide tolls network, local-loop unbundling, business SIP trunking and various VoIP services.

Mirjam Kühne

Mirjam Kühne has joined the RIPE NCC in 2009 to set up RIPE Labs and to act as the Community Builder for RIPE Labs.

Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, Mirjam worked at ISOC for 6 years as Senior Program Manager. She was responsible for developing and organizing technical workshops in developing countries, as well as establishing and maintaining relationships with partner organizations and regional and local operator communities. Mirjam also created the IETF Journal, a publication that reports on developments at the IETF; she has managed editorial oversight over this publication for the last 5 years.

Before starting at ISOC, Mirjam worked for 9 years at the RIPE NCC, as part of the Senior Management and participated in the organization’s strategic and financial planning. She was responsible for External Relations and represented the organization on an international level. Before that Mirjam was responsible for developing and managing Membership and Public Services. She started her career at the RIPE NCC by reviewing and processing members’ IP address requests, which required a deep understanding of network operations and technology.

Mirjam has a Master of Computer Science from the Technical University Berlin, Germany.

Martin Levy

Martin Levy

Martin Levy has been involved in the TCP/IP world since the publication of those first TCP/IP RFCs. Born and educated in England, Martin moved to the United States to work as a software developer at the prestigious Bell Labs. It was at Bell Labs that he ran their first TCP/IP network-enabled UNIX computers. After seven years in New Jersey, Martin moved to California and joined the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial-life to continue his focus on networking software and systems. When the ISP industry started to take root in the early 1990s, it was a natural industry for Martin move into. Since then, Martin has been building networks in California, the US, Europe and Latin America. Since joining Hurricane Electric in early 2008, Martin has taken on the role of significantly expanding the Hurricane Electric IPv6 commercial offerings, including its expansion into Asia. Martin Levy is a regular speaker at various worldwide Internet-related conferences.

Kurt Lindqvist

Kurt Erik "Kurtis" Lindqvist, born 1974 in Finland, has been part of setting up 3 successful ISPs. He went on to work on the pan-European network architecture and integration of country operations for KPNQwest. Since 2002 he has been the CEO of Netnod in Stockholm. Kurt Erik has worked actively as a WG chair in RIPE and the IETF, has served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board since 2004, and as a board member of Euro-IX since 2002 and since 2003 as the chairman.

Arman Maghbouleh

Arman Maghbouleh serves as the President of Cariden Technologies where he works with network operators to develop traffic management solutions. Arman has extensive experience in network design consulting and tools development, including stints at Apple Computer, Fidelity Investments and Advanced Telecommunications Research Laboratories.

Arman holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and post-graduate degrees in Computer Science, Statistics, and Linguistics from Yale and Stanford Universities. Arman has recently given talks at NANOG, MPLScon, Opticomm, APRICOT, and RIPE.

Jonny Martin

Jonny Martin is responsible for INOC-DBA VoIP hotline operations and technical development, as well as supporting the day to day operations of the PCH anycast DNS network. He has previously held senior network engineering roles with national service and critical infrastructure providers in New Zealand. Over his career, Jonny has designed, built, and operated several national VoIP networks. Additional expertise includes design, build, and operation of short and long haul optical networks and metro ethernet networks.

Prior to PCH Jonny has worked at Telecom New Zealand, CityLink, and FX Networks. Besides PCH, he serves as a Councillor for Internet New Zealand, on the board of directors for the Asia and Pacific Internet Association, and on the program and organising committees of NZNOG and APRICOT. Jonny holds a Bachelor of Technology (Information Engineering) with Honours from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Jonny is now based in Berkeley, California.

Yoshinobu Matsuzaki

Yoshinobu Matsuzaki is a Senior Engineer at Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ/AS2497), a pioneering commercial ISP in Japan. He has a decade of network operation experience with the IIJ backbone network team. His areas of expertise include network design, network operation, network security, and DNS. He has given numerous talks at JANOG, NANOG, RIPE, and APNIC meetings, as wells as other workshops.

Masataka Mawatari

Masataka MAWATARI is a engineer at Japan Internet Exchange. His main role includes IPv6 deployment planning, IX service backbone network operation and all kinds of IP routing related matter.  In addition to the IPv6, He has authored "Packet Filter and Route Filter Recommendation for IPv6 at xSP routers" in cooperation with Team Cymru.

Danny McPherson

Danny is currently CSO with Arbor Networks. He also is a member of the Internet Architecture Board, the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG), ICANN's Security and Stability Advisory Council, and chairs the IETF's L3VPN WG. He was worked for several network operators and vendors in the past, and is active in the Internet security, operations, and research communities.

Ram Mohan

Ram Mohan

Ram Mohan is Executive Vice President, & Chief Technology Officer of Afilias Limited. Ram oversees key strategic, management and technology choices for the company in support of the company’s various lines of business. These include generic top-level domains (gTLDs) .INFO and .ORG, sponsored domains .mobi, .asia, and .aero and country code domains including .IN (India) and .ME (Montenegro). Ram has led the strategic growth of the company in registry services and security as well as new product sectors such as Managed DNS, RFID/Auto-ID, and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs).

Before joining Afilias in September 2001, Ram was at Infonautics Corp., a pioneering online database and content distribution company. He held various leadership positions at Infonautics, and led the company to market leadership through product innovation, founding the award-winning CompanySleuth product, architected the Electric Library product line, now used in schools and libraries worldwide and built Encyclopedia.com, the internet’s first free enclyopedia . Prior to joining Infonautics, Ram worked with First Data Corporation, Unisys Corporation and KPMG Peat Marwick in a variety of leadership, engineering and technology positions. Ram is also founder of the technology behind TurnTide, an anti-spam company acquired by Symantec.

Ram is active in the ICANN community. He joined the ICANN Board of Directors in November 2008 as a non-voting liaison from the Security and Stability Advisory Committee. He is the author (with others) of the Redemption Grace Period (RGP) and the IDN implementation guidelines, now global industry standards. He led the GNSO IDN Working Group, is a co-founder (along with the UN and the Public Interest Registry) of the Arabic Script IDN Working Group. Ram is a founding member of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC), a Board advisory committee comprised of Internet pioneers and technical experts including operators of Internet root servers, registrars, and TLD registries.

Michael Molsner

Michael joined Kaspersky Lab in 2004 and currently leads the IT Security Lab of the Japanese branch of Kaspersky Lab. He is responsible for monitoring the local threat landscape and is also specialized in Anti-Phishing activities, including the discovery of accompanying data such as exploits, backdoors, bots, malware, and phish-kits. He is also responsible for the discovery and handling of new (undetected) threats.

Before joining Kaspersky Lab, he had taken different roles in the IT field since 1997.

Michael has given presentations at many events, including:

Sophon Mongkolluksamee

Sophon Mongkolluksamee is an Assistance Researcher for NECTEC Thailand, involved in research on network management, IPv6 and network security, and is currently working to develop network management tools and a new way to detect problems in network devices and services by using a condition of machine learning, event correlation and statistical methods.

Matthew Moyle-Croft

Matthew Moyle-Croft

Matthew Moyle-Croft is Peering Manager and Team Lead in the Network department at Internode, an Australian ISP and carrier. Matthew has been working in the IT&T industry for more than 15 years, starting at one of the early ISPs in Australia as well as working in related areas of ecommerce and voice. Matthew is involved in building Internode's peering relationships as well as for the last mile technologies such as DSLAMs. He has been involved in Internode's IPv6 rollout from the initial 'boot up' phase to trying to get IPv6 connectivity to residential customers.

Vincent Ng

Mr Ng is a Technical Marketing Engineer for Cisco’s Core Routing Business Unit, which develops the CRS-1, XR12000 and ASR9000 Routers. He supports the Asia Pacific region and his focus is on IP/MPLS core routing technologies.

Mr Ng has been in the internetworking industry for over 10 years and joined Cisco in 1999. Prior to Cisco, he has held several Consulting and Project Management positions for Equant, Ascom Timeplex and Dowty, and he has got his CCIE since 1996.

Afzal Abdul Rahim

Afzal Abdul Rahim

Afzal Abdul Rahim was appointed as CEO of TIME dotCom in October 2008. A technology entrepreneur, he also serves as Chairman of Global Transit International and The AIMS Asia Group, entities he founded over the last 9 years.

Afzal, 31, holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering with Electronics, specializing in Acoustic Wave Theory, and started his career in the Automotive industry culminating in a regional role with Group Lotus PLC.

He took a leap of faith and plunged into the communications industry in the aftermath of the dot-com burst, and together with a core management team steered The AIMS Asia Group to its position as the region's No. 1 network neutral data centre operator. The team then established Global Transit International in 2005, and the company's investments now include TIME dotCom Berhad, The Unity Trans-Pacific cable system, and Malaysia's No. 1 Wholesale IP Transit Provider.

Afzal is the founder of MyIX, the Malaysian Internet Exchange, which was established in 2006.

Stefan Olofsson

Stefan Olofsson is currently a Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco Systems. He has been active in the Internet and networking industry for 20 years. During this time he has built and operated several national backbones and has had an active role in establishing Internet presence in multiple developing world countries. Joined Cisco Systems in 1995 and is currently active in promoting Fast Convergence technologies and large scale routing solutions.

J. R. Rajasekera

J.R. Rajasekera, PhD, has been associated with International University of Japan Business School (IBS), since 1995. He is currently the Professor of Management Systems and IT Strategy. Previously he served as Dean and as Associate Dean of IBS, considered the top ranked Business School in Japan, according to Economist ranking. His professional career started in 1984 at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, USA. Among the contributions he made while at Bell Laboratories include designing computer algorithms for the world's first Undersea Fiber Optic Cable, TAT-8, between US and Europe, wining two awards from Bell Laboratories. His patented algorithm has been in use for designing multi-billion dollar Undersea Fiber Optic Cable systems, which carry good percentage of the Internet traffic today, by major telecommunication carriers. He is an advisor to several IT companies in Japan and overseas. He has published more than 40 technical articles and co-authored three books. His opinions had appeared in Asian Wall Street Journal, Japan Times, and Japan’s top business newspaper Nihon Kezai Shimbun.

Among his recent publications related to Internet Governance and ICT include:

  1. " Do the Internet Security Alerts Have an Impact on Lowering ccTLD Security Risks?,” with Suvashis Das, Fourth GigaNet Annual Symposium, Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, 14 November 2009.
  2. "Potential Impact of Top Level Domain Name Liberalization on ccTLD," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Country Domain Governance, Nagaoka, Japan, pp 43-49, Nov 20-24, 2008
  3. "Effective Use of Environmental Management Information Systems with Data Crawling Techniques," Proceedings of the 11th Int. Conference on Humans and Computers, Nagaoka, Japan, pp 263-270, Nov 20-24, 2008

Robert Raszuk

Robert Raszuk graduated with Masters degree from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics in 1995. During last years of his university he established Internet Access company which focused on providing services of interconnecting enterprises to Internet via local ISPs in Poland.

Shortly after graduation he started to work for Network Engineering at Nations Bank where his duties and responsibilities included running national routing backbone as well as designing migration of most campuses to ethernet catalyst switches from token ring and FDDI technologies.

Since 1997 he has been working for routing equipment vendors initially in Customer Support team then from 1999 in the Routing Protocol Development Engineering teams.

He is author & co-author of over 40 patents, number of IETF drafts and RFCs. His focus has been during last years concentrated on large scale routing (mainly BGP), mpls and its applications. He has over 16 years of practical experience in the computer networking industry. His priority has always been to help internet service providers to build and effectively operate IP networks.

Currently he is Principal Engineer in IOS Routing Protocols Development group in Cisco Systems Engineering.

Kasu Venkat Reddy

Kasu is currently working for Cisco Systems as a Solutions Architect as part of World Wide Service Provider team. She has lead design teams in delivering complex design for Next-Gen Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS & IP RAN market segments.

Phil Regnauld

Phil Regnauld is co-owner and senior consultant at Bluepipe A/S; a small company specialized in development, network services, monitoring and DNS. Phil is currently a member of the AFNIC's Technical Advisory Committee. As a part of his activities, Phil collaborates with Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC), helping with workshop planning, material development, and teaching. Since 1997, Phil has been participating in workshops around the world, including INET Workshops, AfNOG, PacNOG, ccTLD trainings, and a few other events in Asia and Africa. Phil holds a bachelor degree of Computer Science from Université Paris V. Before founding Bluepipe, Phil was a system and networks administrator for the Copenhagen Kingdom Hospital. Since then he has designed large-scale DNS and mail architectures for organizations in the Danish private and public sectors (healthcare, pharmaceutical and ISPs), and participates in a number of open forums and advisory committees for TLD administrators.

Frank Salanitri

Frank is a Project and System Services Manager within the Services Area of APNIC. His main area of responsibility is ensuring the systems are developed and integrated in accordance with the business needs of the organization. Frank holds a Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics and is currently working towards a Master of IT. Frank has over 20 years of IT experience, having worked in both government and private organizations on medium to large software development projects.

Faraz Shamim

Faraz Shamim, CCIE #4131, is a Network Consulting Engineer with Cisco Systems.

He has written several documents, white papers, and technical tips for OSPF, RIP, EIGRP, and BGP on Cisco Connection Online, CCO (www.cisco.com). He has also been engaged in developing and teaching the Cisco Advance Training Bootcamps on Advanced IP Routing & IPv6. He has taught the Cisco Bootcamp Courses to several Universities and customers worldwide.

Faraz actively speaks at International Conferences such as Networkers and APRICOT on a range of subjects, including Link State Protocols, IPv6 & MPLS. Faraz is also an author of a Cisco Press CCIE Series book, "Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols".

Faraz has been with Cisco Systems since 1997.

Aadit Shrestha

Aadit Shrestha is working as a Researcher at the Remote Sensing and GIS Department of the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He is currently working with real-time sensor networks and systems. He has worked on various networking and Internet technologies in the past. He is from Nepal and has worked extensively with Nepal Wireless Project and Nepal Research and Education Network.

Philip Smith

Philip Smith has been with Cisco Systems since 1998. He is part of the Internet Infrastructure Group in CTO Consulting Engineering. His role includes working with the ISPs and Service Provider operations groups around the world, specifically in network design, configuration, scaling and training.

Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (now part of UUNET's global ISP business), the UK's first commercial Internet Service Provider. He was one of the first engineers working on the commercial Internet in the UK, and played a key role in building the modern Internet in Europe.

Mark Tinka

Mark has been in the Internet industry since 1999, having helped build various Internet Exchange Points (IXP's) in Uganda, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Malawi. He was also instrumental in shaping the technological advancements and construction of the service networks of Africa Online, a Pan-African Internet Service Provider with eight operations on the continent, when he worked there.

In addition to the APRICOT, Mark is also an instructor with the AfNOG (Africa Network Operators' Group), an annual event held every year in an African country that pools industry peers together to share knowledge and advances in Internet communications.

Mark is now based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he is Chief Network Architect of Global Transit Communications and TIME dotCom, a leading regional IP Transit provider and the leading national fibre-based backbone telecommunications provider, respectively.

Mark is a huge proponent of IPv6 and helped start Zimbabwe's first commercial IPv6 network (Africa Online Zimbabwe), and has done the same with the organizations he represents in Malaysia.

Nigel Titley

Nigel has been involved with data networks and especially IP networks since the early days of the Internet. One of the architects of British Telecom's first commercial internet offering, he moved on to help operate it. When the .com explosion hit Europe he moved to Level 3 and helped build their Europe-wide network, specializing in the application servers that delivered email, DNS and NTP. Nigel made IP peering his specialty, linking together ISPs to improve performance and reduce costs, and this remains his main function today. After Level 3, Nigel worked as the peering coordinator for FLAG telecom. For the last four years, he has been the Main Transit and Peering Network Architect at Easynet and as the Peering Coordinator building the 10Gig peering backbone in Europe and the US.

Nigel has served on the boards of the London Internet Exchange and was honored by LINX as "A Conspicuous Contributor". He has also served multiple times on the board of the RIPE NCC, and is currently the Chairman of the Executive Board. Nigel has spoken at various conferences worldwide as well as previous APRICOTs.

Gaurab Raj Upadhaya

Gaurab Raj Upadhaya is Sr. Internet Economic Analyst and Engineer at  Packet Clearing House (PCH) and Technical Director of the Nepal Research  and Education Network. His expertise lies in IP routing systems, IPv6  deployments, BGP relationship, IPv4 and v6 Anycast and Internet Exchange  Points. He has worked on different networking technologies in the past  decade. He chairs SANOG, serves on the board of the APIA, and is program  committee member of APRICOT.

Giuseppe Valentino

Giuseppe Valentino

Giuseppe Valentino studied Management Engineering at the Politecnico University of Milan, Italy.

He started his career at equipment manufacturer, Italtel as Project Manager in 1991. From 1996 to 2002, he held various senior positions in business development and sales functions within the pioneer cross-border network operator GTS/Ebone, based in Bruxelles and in Milan. In 2003 he joined Telecom Italia where he, within Sparkle, the international wholesales entity, took a regional sales role for the Benelux market, before moving to lead the Product Management and Marketing team of IP and Data Services.

Masato Yamanishi

Masato Yamanishi is currently leading the team of peering and IP address management in SOFTBANK BB Corp as the Deputy General Manager of the Technology Planning Department. He is also busy with the international standardization of NGN and IPTV.

Mr Yamanishi received a Master of Computational Chemistry at the University of Tokyo; he started his career in the Internet industry with a start-up Internet data center. After moving to SOFTBANK BB in 2003, he was involved in the nationwide IP network design and various service deployment projects, in particular the first IPTV service and the largest P2P based streaming service in Japan.

He actively contributes to the Japanese community; primarily via JANOG and JPOPM, and attends various domestic discussions and government committees. He also participates in international standardization meetings.

Kam Lee Yap

Kam Lee Yap is a data network architect in XO Communications, a CLEC based in Herndon, VA, USA. Her main job responsibility includes overseeing the IP network routing and CoS design, MPLS VPN productarchitect, and a member of the technology team that oversees the technology strategy for the company.

As part of her daily job, she has to interact with router vendors and keep close tab on new technologyin making the optimum design, she also has to be aware of changes in market place in assisting thedesign of competitive and feature rich MPLS based products, and on an as needed basis she needs to interface with Sales and customers to provide high level architecture design and consultation.

She joined XO Communications in 2000, prior to that she was a Senior Network engineer at Cable & Wireless and prior to that MCI. Kam Lee started her career as an ATM network engineer and shifted her focus to IP and MPLS routing over the years.

Kam Lee was born and raised in Malaysia but received her Master degree in USA and currently resides inHerndon, VA, USA.

Muhammad Kamal Zahari

Muhammad Kamal Zahari

Muhammad Kamal Zahari has been working with Telekom Malaysia since the last 6 years. He began his career with TM as a researcher in TMR&D, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TM. TMR&D is in charge of fulfilling all R&D requirements of TM. He was in charge of R&D activities in telecommunications field specializing in developing RF transceivers based on the latest standards such as 3GPP, WiFi and WiMAX.

Currently he is employed by TM Global as a manager of business planning and development taking care of evaluation of new business opportunities for TM in the global scene.

He received his Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Lille, France and his Master Degree in Telecommunications from University of Valenciennes, France.