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[I-coordination] SINGAPORE - Keynotes and Connections

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Fri Dec 6 17:06:07 CET 2013

Fadi Chehadé
President and CEO: ICANN

Lynn St.Amour
President and CEO: Internet Society

Tan Tin Wee
Chairman: A*STAR Computational Resource Centre

Keynote Speakers

Fadi Chehadé

President and CEO: ICANN

Fadi Chehadé's career has been defined by building consensus and
promoting collaborative technologies and practices. He has more than
25 years of experience in building and leading progressive Internet
enterprises, leveraging relationships with senior executives and
government officials across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the
United States.

Chehadé, age 50, is a citizen of Egypt, Lebanon, and the United
States. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon, to Egyptian parents and left
the then war-torn country in 1980 at the age of 18. He speaks fluent
Arabic, English, French, and Italian.

Most recently he served as Chief Executive Officer of Vocado LLC, a
U.S. firm that is a provider of cloud-based software for the
administration of educational institutions.

Prior to Vocado, Chehadé was CEO of CoreObjects Software, Inc., a
leader in new product software development services for both large and
growing companies. He oversaw the expansion of the company to include
more than 400 engineers and its successful acquisition by Symphony

Prior to his role at CoreObjects, Chehadé served as the General
Manager of IBM's Global Technology Services in the Middle East and
North Africa. Based in Dubai, he led a team across an emerging region
experiencing high growth. He also built and managed a new global
business for IBM, providing managed services to large clients in
telecommunications, aerospace and retail to improve the accuracy,
depth and timeliness of business information visibility across demand
and supply chains.

Chehadé founded and has led three companies since 1987: Viacore,
RosettaNet, and Nett Information Products.

Chehadé is a graduate of Stanford University, where he earned a
master's degree in Engineering Management. He earlier earned a
bachelor's degree in computer science from Polytechnic University in
New York, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Fadi Chehadé is also the founder of Nilorado, a youth organization
raising funds to support schools for handicapped children in Upper
Egypt, also delivering bicycles to boys and girls from needy families
in that region who otherwise cannot reach their schools.

Chehadé lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 25 years. They are the
parents of two adult sons.


Lynn St.Amour

President and CEO: Internet Society

Lynn St. Amour is President and CEO of the Internet Society, a
nonprofit organisation founded in 1992 to provide leadership in
Internet related standards, education, and policy. She joined the
Internet Society in 1998 as Executive Director of its Europe, Middle
East, and Africa (EMEA) division, and has been responsible for the
Internet Society's international expansion. She became Global
Executive Director and COO in 1999 and held that position until her
appointment as President and CEO in March of 2001.

St. Amour has extensive experience in global IT and international
business. Her background includes positions at the highest levels in
international sales and marketing, strategic planning, partner
management, and manufacturing. She also has considerable experience in
corporate restructuring and start-up management. St. Amour has spent
most of her career working in the United Kingdom, France and
Switzerland, with significant long-term assignments in other European

Prior to joining the Internet Society, she was director of Business
Development and Joint Venture Operations for AT&T's Europe, Middle
East, and Africa division. A graduate of the University of Vermont,
St. Amour began her career in information technology with the General
Electric Corporation.


Tan Tin Wee

Chairman: A*STAR Computational Resource Centre

Dr Tan is also a Board Director of Keppel Telecommunications and
Transportation (KTT) and an Associate Professor in the Department of
Biochemistry in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National
University of Singapore (NUS).

Dr Tan has been involved in the Internet arena since the early days
and also pioneered several Internet firsts for Singapore. These
include the first WAIS server in the region; the first Gopher server
in the region; joint first Web server and longest running in Singapore
(; first WAIS and Gopher server in Japan (RIKEN);
and others. He was instrumental in helping to bring APRICOT to
Singapore back in 1996 and 1999.

Dr Tan was also heavily involved in the internationalization of domain
names. During his headship of the Internet Research and Development
Unit (IRDU), Singapore became the first regional Java Web site, VRML
Website, 6Bone node, ActiveX Web site and the world's first
operational Multilingual Domain Name system (iDNS). Under his
leadership, Singapore also hosted the first Chinese Website in 1994
and the first Tamil Web site using Tamil scripts in 1995.

He was formerly Head of the Technet Unit of the National University of
Singapore. Technet subsequently evolved into Singapore's first
Internet Service Provider. He was also involved in APAN, APNIC and
other Asia-Pacific and regional organization activities.

For his work spanning over two decades, in 2012, he was inducted with
32 other colleagues including two other Asians, into the inaugural
Internet Hall of Fame.

Aaron Hughes

President and CTO: 6connect

Aaron Hughes is President and CTO at 6connect, specializing in
Internet Engineering automation solutions including IPAM, DNS and
network automation as well as distributed managed services with a
focus on IPv6.

Aaron Hughes in one of the foremost thought leaders in IPv6. He is an
active and contributing member of NANOG, ARIN, and RIPE as well as a
contributer at BCOP, GPF, EPF, Rocky Mountain IPv6 Summit and other
industry operator and policy groups.

Aaron has worked in Internet Engineering since 1994 and has been
leading technology innovation with organizations since the birth of
the home computer. He has extensive knowledge in network and system
architectures as well as storage and large scale high-availably
application design.

Aaron has also held network and system architecture and Sr. level
management roles at Lockheed Martin, Cariden Technologies, Terremark,
Certainty Solutions, Quest Technologies, RCN, UltraNet and Channel(1)
Communications among others.

Aaron is also a Trustee on the ARIN Board of Trustees.


Adam Gosling

Senior Policy Specialist: APNIC

Adam Gosling is the Senior Policy Specialist at APNIC. Part of the
APNIC External Relations Program, Adam supports the APNIC community in
the resource Policy Development Process and provides policy analysis
internally for APNIC Secretariat functions. As Senior Policy
Specialist, Adam also supports APNIC's Public Affairs function,
representing the community’s interest at Internet Governance and
related fora.

Prior to joining the organization in early 2008, Adam gained more than
25 years experience in ICT communications working variously as
journalist, editor, and publisher for a number of industry news


Adiel Akplogan

Adiel Akplogan: AFRINIC

Adiel A. Akplogan is the Chief Executive Officer of AfriNIC, the
Internet Numbers Resource Registry for Africa since 2004. With more
than 15 years' experience in the Internet Technology environment, he
previously worked as the New Technology Director at CAFENet (an IT
service company based in Togo and one of the very first private and
independent Internet Service Providers in the region - 1994-2000),
then as the IT Director of Symbol Technologies in France (2001-2003).
He was a member of the UN Secretary General Internet Governance Forum
Multi-stakeholder Advisors Group from 2006 to early 2009 and was
involved with the setting up of several technical coordination bodies
in Africa such as the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG) and the
African ccTLD Managers Association (AfTLD). Adiel is an Electrical
Engineer and holds a M.Sc. in E-Business and New Technology

Aileen Chia

Deputy Director-General (Telecoms & Post), Cluster Director (Finance):
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Ms Chia is the Deputy Director-General (Telecoms & Post) at the
Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore. She oversees the
policy and competition development functions of IDA, which takes
charge of developing and implementing infocomm related policies and
frameworks to enhance the vibrancy and competitiveness of the infocomm
sector in Singapore.  She is also the Cluster Director (Finance),
overseeing the development of corporate finance policies and
strategies with the aim of enhancing IDA’s organisational
effectiveness and efficiency.

Ms Chia holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics (Honours) and a Masters
of Public Policy from the National University of Singapore.


Alastair Johnson

Senior Product Line Manager: Alcatel-Lucent

Alastair Johnson (AJ) is a Senior Product Line Manager at
Alcatel-Lucent based in Mountain View, California. In this role he
works with customers globally to define requirements and feature
development for the Alcatel-Lucent 7750SR family of routers,
particularly for IPv6. Prior to this role, AJ was based in Singapore
with Alcatel-Lucent as Chief Architect for Network Integration,
working with Asia Pacific network operators to define network strategy
and technology deployment. AJ has experience in carrier and ISP
operations as well as network engineering, and has worked across many
countries in the APAC region. AJ is active in InternetNZ and is a
member of the New Zealand Network Operators Group (NZNOG) organizing


Allison Mankin

Research Engineer: Verisign Labs Office

Allison Mankin is a Research Engineer on the Verisign Labs Office of
the CTO DNS research team, focusing now on DNS API and future
architecture. Before coming to Verisign, she worked at the Johns
Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory on DNSSEC and TCP security. Prior
to that, she was a Program Director in the NeTS program at the US
National Science Foundation, co-directing Future Internet Design
(FIND) among other programs.

Allison has worked on Internet infrastructure, security and transport
research since the mid-80s. With funding from DARPA, NSF, DHS, Sprint,
and Microsoft, she and collaborators contributed to DNS and BGP
security, internet multimedia, congestion control and IPv6 design.

She has been active in the Internet Engineering Task Force since early
on in the development of the Internet. At IETF she served on the
Internet Engineering Steering Group for a total of ten years:
Transport Area Director 1993-1997 and again 2000-2006, and IP Next
Generation Area Director 1993-1995. With Scott Bradner, Allison co-led
the IETF’s process for selecting IP Next Generation that led to the
IPv6 protocol. In addition to IPv6, Allison managed robust standards
development for TCP, VOIP, RSVP, and IP storage, to name just a few.
She founded and co-chaired the Reliable Multicast Transport (rmt) and
Geolocation Privacy (geopriv) working groups, and she serves now in
the Transport Directorate and in IANA's Ports Expert Review Team.


Andreu Vea

President of the Board: ISOC-ES

Andreu Veà is a well known internet pioneer and entrepreneur in Spain.
Hefounded the 4th ISP (in 1994) and later on leaded the internet
strategy of Retevision-Auna the second Spanish national telco-carrier
which openedthe monopoly (hold by Telefonica until that moment 1998).
He wasinvolved in launching their ISP, the revolutionary Free Access
and the Flat Rate, which doubled the market in less than a year. He is
a Telecom Engineer, Electronic Engineer, and holds the first Ph.D.
dissertation thesis (2002) focused on the Internet. Which got the
attention of Vint Cerf (father of the internet) who encouraged him to
follow his research at Stanford (2003). Since then he has been an
Invited Scholar at this University and has focused his research on
finding internet pioneers around the world. This program has been
internationally awarded by ISOC (the Internet Society) which is since
2007 supporting its efforts. Dr Veà has contributed or founded many
internet related organizations (,,, and has been part of multiple
steering committees as the Internet Global Congress or in ISOC.
Nowadays he is also International Relations and Networking Director,
at La Salle Innovation Park in Spain, leads an original estrategy to
deploy fiber networks in small municipalities. And has been elected
eminent expert representing Spain at the WSA World Summit Awards
(UNESCO). He also serves as President of the Board at ISOC-ES, and
seats in three other private company boards.

Andy Davidson

CTO: 2Connect

Andy Davidson is the CTO at 2Connect, a Bahrain based ISP with its own
Fibre network around the Middle East and Europe; and a director at
LONAP and IXLeeds, Internet Exchange Points in the United Kingdom,
where he lives.

He specialises in peering and interconnection technology. Since 2004,
he has had responsibility for the design and operational success of a
number of ISP and enterprise IP networks, and is involved with a
number of other early-stage community internet exchange projects.

Prior to these roles he ran networks and hosting services within a
number of enterprise and e-commerce organisations. He also serves on
the program committee of UKNOF and co-chairs the RIPE Internet
Exchange working group.


Andy Linton

Policy Sig Chair: NSRC

Andy Linton has over 25 years experience in Internet networking. His
initial experience was as a researcher and programmer in the
university sector at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and
Victoria University of Wellington and then with a number of Internet
Service Providers such as AARNet,, Telecom NZ, Netlink,
Telstra and CityLink.

Andy has been on the board of the Public Interest Registry which
manages the .org domain, the council of InternetNZ and is currently on
the board of New Zealand's Domain Name Commission which manages the
.nz name space. He is also a trustee of the NZ Network Operators'
Group Trust and a member of the program committee for the APRICOT 2011

Andy has done work for APNIC, RIPE and ICANN building software
systems, networks and undertaking structural reviews.

He is one of the 14 global Trusted Community Representatives who
oversee the key ceremonies where the cryptographic digital keys used
to secure the Internet DNS Root Zone are generated and securely

Andy has travelled as a volunteer on a number of occasions to teach at
the PacNOG Internet infrastructure computer workshops in Pacific
countries such as Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, Solomon
Islands, French Polynesia and American Samoa.


Andy Newton

Chief Engineer: American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Andrew (Andy) Newton is the Chief Engineer for the American Registry
for Internet Numbers (ARIN), one of the five Regional Internet
Registries (RIRs) key to the success of the Routing Public Key
Infrastructure (RPKI). His responsibilities at ARIN include leading
the software development staff and oversight of systems architecture.
Andy is a key document author and editor for the standards being
specified by the IETF WEIRDS working group.

Arturo Servin

Chief Technology Officer: LACNIC

Arturo Servin is Chief Technology Officer in the Latin American and
Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC). Before joining LACNIC
he worked in the IT-Innovation Centre of the University of Southampton
as research engineer where he worked on cloud computing, security and
machine learning projects. He was network engineer and
Telecommunications and Networking Director in the Tecnologico de
Monterrey where he worked very closely with the development of the
Internet and Internet2 initiatives in Mexico.

Arturo Servin has a PhD in Computer Sciences and Artificial
Intelligence from the University of York in the United Kingdom. He
also have a master degree in Telecommunications and a bachelor degree
in Electronic Engineering, both from Tecnologico de Monterrey in


Arya Reais-Parsi

Software Engineer: Google

Arya has been a software engineer on the network infrastructure
monitoring team since late 2011. In his role, he focuses on projects
that help network engineers monitor, respond to and analyse normal and
abnormal network behaviour.

Arya earned his bachelor's degree in electronic engineering and
network engineering from Victoria University of Wellington, New
Zealand, where he graduated with first class honours.


Axel Pawlik

Managing Director: RIPE NCC

Axel graduated from the University of Dortmund, Germany, with a
Masters Degree in Computer Science. He was later employed at the
University of Dortmund from 1985 to 1992, where he contributed to the
establishment of UNIX networking as a publicly available service in
Germany. This institution introduced Internet access services to the
business community and general public.

>From 1987-1991, he also served as a member of the Board of the German
Unix Users Group (GUUG).

Understanding the demand for a commercial operation to provide
Internet services, Axel founded EUnet Deutschland GmbH in 1992 and
commercialised the operation. Under his leadership, EUnet Deutschland
GmbH became the market leader in Germany and one of the strongest
EUnet networks in Europe.


Bertrand de La Chapelle

Board Member: ICANN

Bertrand de La Chapelle has actively promoted multi-stakeholder
governance processes since 2001, building on wide-ranging experience
as a diplomat, an entrepreneur and a civil society actor.

In 1986, Bertrand became a French career diplomat, but also
accumulated nine years of private sector experience founded on his
training as an engineer. Between 1990 and 1998, he founded the
consulting department of a leading French technology monitoring firm
and was a co-founder and president of Virtools, which provides the
world's leading development environment for 3D interactive content.

Bertrand actively participated in the World Summit on the Information
Society (WSIS) process between 2002 and 2005 to promote dialogue among
civil society, the private sector and governmental representatives.
During that time he also served as director of the collaborative
platform WSIS-online.

>From 2006 to 2010, Bertrand served as France's Thematic Ambassador and
Special Envoy for the Information Society, where he monitored all WSIS
follow-up activities and Internet governance processes, even acting as
a vice-chair of ICANN's Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and in
2008 as a member of the Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the
Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

Bertrand is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (1978), Institut
d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (1983) and Ecole Nationale
d'Administration (1986).

Betrand was selected by the Nominating Committee to serve on the
Board. His term starts following the Annual General Meeting in
Cartagena Colombia on 10 December 2010 and will expire on 21 November

Bryon Westmoreland

Technical Director: APNIC

Bryon started at APNIC in 2009 as the Software Manager and is
currently the acting Technical Director. Previously, he was a high
school mathematics teacher and a software engineer. His professional
interests include the application of agile methodologies to software
development and staff development/coaching. Bryon enjoys spending time
with his family, swimming, playing water polo, and hiking through the
Sierra Nevada's.

Cameron Byrne

Technical Staff Archtect: T-Mobile

Cameron Byrne is a Technical Staff Architect at T-Mobile USA where he
leads IP network strategy. Cameron has over 10 years of experience in
network design, deployment, and support using various optical and
packet based technologies. He started his career doing deployment and
design on Sprint’s Internet backbone, and this is where he first
started working on Sprint’s early 6Bone IPv6 network. He then went on
to work at the University of New Mexico, Earthlink, and has been at
T-Mobile USA for the past 6 years.  Cameron holds a BS from the
University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of New Mexico.


Che-Hoo Cheng

Associate Director (Infrastructure), Information Technology Services
Centre: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Che-Hoo has accumulated over ten years experience and knowledge of
Internet infrastructure in the Asia Pacific through service on the
APNIC Executive Council, his regional responsibility in Level 3 Asia
and FLAG Telecom Asia, and his active participation in other AP
Internet activities such as the .ASIA TLD (Top Level Domain)

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 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. When 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 lead 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 Feb

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

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).


Daniel Griggs

Systems Architect: Packet Clearing House

Daniel Griggs is currently a Systems Architect at Packet Clearing
House, working on distributed any cast systems. In previous roles he
has designed and worked on systems ranging from a nation wide DWDM
network, large systems monitoring and ISP support systems.


David Meyer

CTO and Chief Scientist: Brocade Communications

David Meyer is CTO and Chief Scientist at Brocade Communications,
where he oversees corporate technology direction. He is active in the
operator, IETF, and Software Defined Networking communities, among
others. He is currently the chair of the IRTF's SDN Research Group,
and has been a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) of the
the IETF (, co-chair of the SPEERMINT working, and chair
of the MBONED, MSDP, and DNSOP working groups. He is also a member of
several IETF directorates and IRTF research groups. He is also active
in other standards organizations such as ANSI T1X1, the Open
Networking Foundation, and the ITU-T.

Prior to joining Brocade, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco
Systems. Prior to that, he served as Senior Scientist, Chief
Technologist and Director of IP Technology Development at Sprint. He
is also Director of the Advanced Network Technology Center at the
University of Oregon where one of his major projects is the Routeviews

More information.


Dean Pemberton

Principal Consultant: InternetNZ

Dean Pemberton is a Technical Policy Advisor for InternetNZ as well as
a Principal Consultant with New Zealand based company Prophecy
Networks. In his role with InternetNZ he provides technical policy
advice which helps to shape the future direction of the Internet in
New Zealand. As an ICT consultant, Dean provides ICT strategy and
guidance to CIO level as well as contributing to technical
architecture and design work. His involvement with the NZ IPv6 Task
Force is both as a member of the Administration Committee as well as
Chair of the Technical Special Interest Group. Dean is also a trustee
with the New Zealand Network Operators Group (NZNOG) Trust.

Donald Eastlake

Principal Engineer: Huawei Technologies

Donald Eastlake is a Principal Engineer with Huawei Technologies
working on advanced network product research and standards. He was
previously with Cisco Systems and before that with Motorola

Donald is Co-Chair of the IETF TRILL Working Group that is specifying
the protocol standards for TRILL Switches (RBridges) as well as the
author of the TRILL base protocol standard. He is also Chair of the
IETF Point to Point Protocol Extensions (PPPEXT) Working Group, Chair
of the IEEE 802.11ak General Link Task Group and a voting member of
IEEE 802.1. He was the original architect of DNS Security and is the
author of 59 IETF RFCs.


Donald Love

Network Engineering Consultant:

Donald has been assisting Kordia New Zealand with product development
by evaluating Ultra-Fast Broadband access services recently introduced
in New Zealand. Earlier work has included the development,
introduction and support of Carrier Ethernet based services, with a
focus on Quality of Service design, testing and performance
monitoring. Donald was introduced to network engineering 11 years ago
undertaking design and deployment of CDMA and WiMAX based broadband
multipoint wireless systems, following an engineering career in radio
and TV broadcasting and radio communications.

Dr Govind

CEO: National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI)

Dr. Govind is Senior Director, heading the E-Infrastructure & Internet
Governance Division, Department of Electronics and Information
Technology, Government of India. He also holds the position of CEO of
National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI).

As CEO of NIXI, he is responsible for setting up Internet exchange
points in India and establishment of the .IN Registry in the country.
Recently he spearheaded the setting up and launch of the
NationalInternet Registry for the allocation of IP (IPv4 and IPv6)
address space in the country.


Edward Lewis

Director, Member of Technical Staff: Neustar

Edward Lewis joined the DNSSEC development team in 1996. Since then,
he has worked for a research company, then an RIR and now a domain
name registry and DNS operator. He has participated in DNS and DNSSEC
work within the IETF and various operations fora. He's presented at
APRICOT a number of times and conducted past workshops, as well as
presenting at many other conferences over the years. For this talk,
the perspective of once being a protocol engineer imagining how the
protocol would be operated is compared to the current perspective of
being an operator running the protocol. The results of the comparison
reveal some of the differences between protocol development and

Elise Gerich

Vice President: IANA

Elise Gerich, a 21 year veteran of Internet networking, is the Vice
President of IANA at ICANN.

Before joining ICANN, Gerich worked for Juniper Networks for nine
years, serving most recently as Director of Software Product
Management. Prior to that, she worked as the Director of Operations
for the @Home Network, which built and operated the first national
backbone for delivery of Internet Services by North American cable

Prior to joining @Home Network, Gerich served as the Associate
Director National Networking at Merit Network in Michigan. While at
Merit she was also a Principle Investigator for NSFNET's T3 Backbone
Project and the Routing Arbiter Project.

In addition to her commercial experience, Gerich has been the
Co-chairof the Internet Planning Group (IEPG), Chair and Co-founder of
the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG), the National
Science Foundation's representative on the Federal Engineering
Planning Group and a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
Elise Gerich holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.


Eric Choi

Head of Product Management for Service Provider Product Unit in Asia
Pacific: Brocade

Eric is the Head of Product Management for Service Provider Product
Unit in Asia Pacific, specializing in designing and architecting
service provider IP Core, Metro Ethernet and Data Centre Network, with
more than 15 years of industry experience in networking and mobile
technologies. In addition, Eric works with customers and partners in,
Application Intelligence VPN network, and IPv6 transition network.
Prior to joining Brocade, Eric held various technical leadership
positions for 9 years at Juniper Network, is a Juniper Network
Certified Interworking Expert JNCIE #110.

Fakrul Alam

Network Engineer: bdHUB Limited

Fakrul Alam is a network engineer of bdHUB Limited, based in Dhaka,
Bangladesh. He has been in the networking industry for 10+ years.
Fakrul is a skilled Internet work Expert in Routing & Switching,
strong background in Service Provider networks with exceptional
troubleshooting skills and intense interest in Designing & Deploying
large scale ISP and Enterprise networks, Security technologies and
network tools. Familiar with the technologies applied to Internet and
Intranet networks, cable and wireless networking and security, LAN/WAN
infrastructure, client/server applications, relational database
management systems, network performance management. His current focus
is on network & infrastructure security.


Francois Tallet

Product Manager: Cisco

Francois Tallet is a Product Manager in the Data Center Switching
Technology Group, responsible for Layer 2 features on the Nexus 7000.
He joined Cisco in 1997 as a customer support engineer in the LAN
Switching team in Brussels. As a subject matter expert in Layer 2, he
later moved to the Catalyst 6000 engineering team in the United
States. He later was part of the IEEE 802.1 working group, introducing
the Layer 2 Gateway Port concept in 802.1ah. He also led the
development of the standard implementation of Multiple Spanning
Treesprotocol (MST, IEEE 802.1s) and designed a new version of the
Vlan Trunk Protocol (VTP3) and the Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP).
Tallet holds CCIE certification 3539 and holds two master's degrees in
parallel computing and computer networking.


Frank Salanitri

Project and Systems Services Manager: APNIC

As Project and Systems Services manager, Frank is responsible for
managing complex projects within the APNIC Secretariat. During his
time at APNIC, he has overseen many projects including development of
in-house systems, implementation of commercial off-the shelf software
products and major software upgrades. In recent years he has managed
the Resource Quality Assurance activity and Root server deployment
project. Frank currently works in the Business Area where he is
looking at ways of adopting enterprise systems to streamline and
improve APNIC processes.

Frank has a BSc in computer science from Queensland University and
Masters of Enterprise Systems from QUT.


Gaurab Raj Upadhaya

Network Architect: Limelight Networks

Gaurab Raj Upadhaya is Network Architect at Limelight Networks based
in Singapore.

In this role he works with the team responsible for backbone network
of the Limelight Content Delivery Network. Previously, Gaurab worked
for Packet Clearing House as Sr. Network Engineer and Internet Analyst
managing a global DNS Anycast system spread over sixty sites and
supporting eighty plus ccTLDs and gTLDs.

Gaurab's primary interest is in Internet backbone operations,
analysing peering/transit relationships between operators and roles of
Internet Exchange Points in different parts of Asia. He also spends
much of his time in training ISPs in developing countries about best
practices on network operations. Gaurab also serves on the Board of
APIA, Program Committee of APRICOT and Program Committee of APNIC
meetings. He chairs the South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG),
and the APNIC Policy -SIG. He lived most of his life in Nepal, and
setup the Nepal Internet Exchange. He's been active participants at
APRICOT since 2002.


Geoff Huston

Chief Scientist: APNIC

Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at APNIC, where he undertakes
research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP
technologies and address distribution policies. From 1995 to 2005
Geoff was the Chief Internet Scientist at Telstra, where he provided a
leading role in the construction and further development of Telstra's
Internet service offerings, both in Australia and as part of Telstra's
global operations. Prior to Telstra, Mr Huston worked for the
Australian National University, where he lead the initial construction
of the Internet in Australia in the late 1980's as the Technical
Manager of the Australian Academic and Research Network.

He is the author of a number of books on IP technology and has
authored numerous papers and columns. He was a member of the Internet
Architecture Board from 1999 until 2005 and served as its Executive
Director from 2001 to 2005. He is an active member of the Internet
Engineering Task Force, where he currently chairs two Working Groups.
He served on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society from 1992
until 2001, and served a term as Chair of the Board in 1999. He has
served on the Board of the Public Internet Registry and also on the
Executive Council of APNIC. He chaired the Internet Engineering and
Planning Group from 1992 until 2005.


George Kuo

Member Services Manager: APNIC

As APNIC Member Service manager, George is in close contact with the
regional Internet community. Taking control of APNIC's front-line
contact with APNIC Members offering assistance and solutions to their
Internet resource needs, provides George and his team with a unique
perspective on the community's concerns, issues and challenges.

As APNIC's liaison officer for Taiwan, George also maintains contacts
with Members in this part of the region.


George Michaelson

Senior Research and Development Scientist: APNIC

George Michaelson is currently APNIC's senior R&D scientist. Recently,
he has been working on long-baseline Internet address and DNS
statistics, services logging, audit and analysis, and design and
implementation of the Internet Number Resource Certification

George is a member of the BCS, and a founder member of the Australian
chapter of the Internet Society. He participates regularly in IETF
standardization meetings, and co-authors Request For Comment (RFC)
documents, technical drafts, and conference and peer-review papers.

George graduated from York University in 1982 with a BSc in Computer
Science. His career in the United Kingdom and Australia has pursued
research and development in computer science, networking, and systems


Greg Shepherd

Distinguished Engineer: Cisco

Greg has been working with multicast deployments for over 10 years: in
R&E networks as an operator, then with Cisco, Juniper, Procket, now
back at Cisco. He has given numerous workshops at NANOG, APRICOT,
RIPE, AFNOG, SANOG, AIT, as well as directly with customer engineers.
Through he currently operates a global multicast peering
network. Greg is currently a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco where he
holds several multicast related patents and is working on over-the-top
video solutions.

Han Chuan Lee

Technical Manager: SGNIC

Han Chuan is the Technical Manager at SGNIC, responsible for the
registration system, DNS resolution and overall well-being and
resiliency of the technical systems at SGNIC. For many years, he has
actively participated in internationalisation of domain names efforts
and is currently overseeing the implementation of DNSSEC in SGNIC.

He is an active participant of ICANN and APRICOT meetings, serving in
the Fellowship and Programme Committees. Han Chuan is also the CCNSO
Liaison to the GNSO Council in ICANN.


Hans Kuhn

Network Trainer and Project Manager: NSRC

Hans Kuhn is a Network Trainer and Project Manager for the NSRC. He
has been working with UNIX systems and IP networking since 1991.
During that time he has collaborated with various academic and
Internet governance groups including Internet2, IETF, ISOC, ICANN,

For the past six years, Hans has built IP networks as a consultant to
Verilan Inc, and provided systems support to the Trust and Identity
group at ISOC. Prior to that time he was Assistant Director for
Academic User Services at the University of Oregon.

Hans holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Masters in Business
Administration, both from the University of Oregon.


Hervey Allen

Network Systems Engineer: Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)

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 emerging
regions. 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 35 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, such


Izumi Okutani


Izumi Okutani performs Policy Liaison at JPNIC. She is in charge of
outreach and training activities for Policy Development in Japan, and
she has been involved with coordination between the Japanese and wider
Asia Pacific communities since 2000. Izumi has served as NIR SIG Chair
since 2005.


Jake Chin

Regional manager - Global Netops Content Distribution team: Google

Jake is a regional manager within Google's Global Netops Content
Distribution team based in Mountain View, California. In this role he
is responsible for the peering and content distribution activities,
including the negotiations and deployment of Google Global Caches
(GGCs), in Asia and Americas. He manages a team of strategic
negotiators, technical program managers and technical coordinators
that works with hundreds of ISPs, telecom operators and mobile
providers in Asia, North America and Latin America. He has been
involved with work related to the Internet since 1999. Before joining
Google, Jake had worked for a number of telecom carriers, such as
Verizon Business, T-Systems and REACH.


James Spenceley

CEO: Vocus Group Limited

James Spenceley has been an APNIC member and part of the Internet
community for well over a decade. During this time he has been a
strong supporter of APNIC events, sponsoring standalone APNIC Meetings
in both2000 and 2008. In addition, he has proposed policy initiatives
and has been active in policy debates.

James founded his first ISP in the mid-1990s and from these small
beginnings has been involved with networks and companies both large
and small. He has, during his career, been directly responsible for
the largest build of an IP network in Australian history (Comindico)
where he looked after much of the business plan and products while
managing multi-million dollar budgets, vendor relations, technology
selection, and routing policies. The network and products he built
changed the cost structure of Internet access within the Australian
market allowing many independent ISPs to compete in the Australian
market place.

Since Cominidico, James founded Vocus, which as CEO he has
successfully managed into one of the fastest growing IT companies in
Australia and now one of the largest IP backbones for Australia. Vocus
now offers IP services in three markets (Australia, New Zealand, and

James is also a founding director of AusNOG (Australian Network
Operators Group), defining the company structure and 'not for profit'
nature of the AusNOG organization. Since it's founding AusNOG has held
three conferences. AusNOG is now a self-funding financially sound
entity within its own rights.

James was elected to the APNIC Executive Council in February 2009.


James Tan Kee Lim

Senior Consultant: IDA Singapore

James Tan Kee Lim is a senior consultant in the technology and
planning group with Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA
Singapore). With more than 10 years of ICT experience, James is
currently managing the IPv6 transition programme in IDA that drives
and encourages IPv6 adoption for Singapore. He is also a member of the
Government IPv6 task force and Telecommunications Standards Advisory
Committee (TSAC) IPv6 Workgroup, which collaborates with major ICT
companies and ISPs in Singapore to study and look at pushing IPv6

More information can be found on my linkedin @


Jamie Baddeley

Group Chief Technology Officer: TeamTalk Ltd

Jamie Baddeley is Group Chief Technology Officer of TeamTalk Ltd,
which wholly owns Citylink Ltd, an Metro Fibre Network Provider and
Operator of NZ's 5 Internet Exchange Points in Auckland, Hamilton,
Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch. The Auckland and
Wellington IXP's have been in operation since 1998/1999.

Prior to his current role, Jamie held a variety of technical and
commercial roles in FX Networks a NZ national fibre optic and Internet
backbone over nine years having started there as it's first employee.
FX was NZ's first "in production" dual stack IPv4/IPv6 national
backbone in Mid 2009.

Jamie is also Vice President of InternetNZ (.NZ ccTLD), a Trustee of
the NZNetwork Operators Group (NZNOG) and a former President of the
InternetService Providers Association of NZ (ISPANZ).


Janis Karklins

Assistant Director-General: Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO

The new Assistant Director-General for UNESCO’s Communication and
Information Sector will be Janis Karklins of Latvia. Currently Latvian
Ambassador to France and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, after an
initial career in industry, Mr Karklins became the Permanent
Representative of his country at the United Nations in Geneva. As a
diplomat, he was closely involved in the preparation of the World
Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and played a key role in its
negotiations on internet governance. In 2006, Mr Karklins was elected
president of the Government Advisory Committee of ICANN (Internet
Corporation of assigned Names and Numbers), which plays a pivotal role
in information society issues.

Jeff Apcar

Distinguished Services Engineer: Cisco Services

Jeff Apcar is a Distinguished Services Engineer in Cisco Services. He
has been with Cisco for 13 years and has over 30 years of experience
in IP networking and data communications. Jeff has worked with nearly
every major service provider in the Asia Pacific region in designing
and building IP, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet networks.

Today, Jeff provides design consulting & training, chalk talks and
workshops in many areas of networking including MPLS, Traffic
Engineering, Quality-of-Service, Multicast, Routing Protocols, Fast
Convergence, IPv6, Carrier Ethernet, Smart Object Networks/Internet of
Things and Mobile IP.

Jeff is a co-author of the Cisco Press publication MPLS and VPN
Architectures Volume II. He has also contributed to several Cisco
Press publications including Internet working Technologies handbook,
MPLS Security, Service Provider QoS and holds several patents in MPLS
and Traffic Engineering.


Jessica Shen

Leader of the IP group: China Network Information Center (CNNIC)

Jessica joined the China Network Information Center (CNNIC) in 2004.
She is currently the leader of the IP group, which is responsible for
address allocation, member services, and business cooperation. Jessica
has been involved in IP addressing for seven years, including network
operations experience, IP address management, policy, and NIR

As part of CNNIC's IPv6 transition activities during the past two
years, Jessica has been involved with IPv6 promotion in China, IPv4
and IPv6 policy suggestions for the government, training for CNNIC
members, and public relations.


Jimmy Halim

Senior Network Engineer: Equinix

Jimmy Halim is currently a Senior Network Engineer at Equinix and
works inside the Network Engineering and Operation department which
architect, design, and support Equinix infrastructure in the Asia
Pacific region. He has around 10 years experience in the networking
industry and experience working in an Internet Service Provider and
Data Center environment. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in
Information Technology from Curtin University of Technology,


John Curran

President and CEO: ARIN

John Curran is the President and CEO of ARIN. His Internet 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. Mr. Curran also served as CTO for BBN/GTE Internet
working, 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.

John is a founding member of the Board, having served since August
1997. He was reelected in 2000, 2003, and again in October 2006. As
President and CEO of ARIN John is a non-elected full voting member of
the Board.


Johnathan Lee

Head, IP Engineering & Operations: Global Transit

Johnathan Lee is the Head of IP Engineering & Operations with Global
Transit and has experience in planning, designing, managing and
maintaining large mpls service networks. In this role, he's
responsible for the backbone design and operations of Global Transit
and also the PoP expansion globally.

Capacity planning is a challenging task that he undertakes due to the
rapid growth of the Internet and the high bandwidth demands. He's
passionate with the Internet Backbone Design, Operations and also
Peering/Transit relationships between network operators.


Jonathan Brewer


Jonathan Brewer founded New Zealand's open access wireless carrier
Araneo in 2004. While at Araneo, he built a national microwave and
wireless network servicing fourteen retail telecommunications
providers. Jonathan is an Approved Radio Certifier in New Zealand, and
a member of industry groups IEEE, InternetNZ, and TUANZ. Since 2011
Jonathan has worked as a consultant and maintains technology blogs at and and is active on
the microblogging site Twitter as @kiwibrew. His research in to
Whitespace technologies was funded in part by a grant from Internet
New Zealand.

Jouni Korhonen

Renesas Mobile: Distinguished Engineer

Jouni Korhonen, Ph.D, is a Distinguished Engineer at Renesas Mobile.
Prior Renesas Mobile he worked at Nokia Siemens Networks and
TeliaSonera in various senior technical positions related to IP and
wireless networking. Jouni Korhonen is currently co-chairing IETF
Distributed Mobility management (DMM), Diameter Maintenance and
Extensions (Dime), and RADIUS EXTensions (RADEXT) working groups. He
has been an active contributor in IETF, GSMA and also in 3GPP since
Release-6. Jouni has authored over 20 IETF RFCs with a high adoption
rate in 3GPP system architecture. He also served as a rapporteur for
the 3GPP evolved packet core DNS specification. Past years Jouni has
focused and profiled on IPv6 and mobility issues in cellular networks
in his research, product and standards development work. His interests
include Internet at large, IPv6, IP in 3GPP system architecture and
its evolution, mobility, and recently also mobile platform security


Jun Murai

Dean, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies: Keio University

Graduated Keio University in 1979, Department of Mathematics, Faculty
of Science and Technology. He received M.S. for Computer Science from
Keio University in 1981, and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science,
Keio University in 1987. Specialized in computer science, computer
network and computer communication.

He is currently the Dean, Faculty of Environment and Information
Studies,  Keio University since 2009. Former director of WIDE project
from 1988-2010.  Former Vice-President of Keio University from 2005 to
2009. He was an Executive Director of the Keio Research Institute at
SFC, Keio University from 1999 to 2005.

He is appointed as one of the advisory member of IT Strategy
Headquarters established within the Cabinet of Japan from 2000 to 2009
and 2012, and the Information Security Policy Council established
within the Cabinet of Japan since 2005, a member of Science Council of
Japan since 2005. A visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing
since September 2007. IPSJ Fellow.

1993-1995, Member of Internet Architecture Board (IAB), 1997-2000,
Board of trustee of Internet Society (ISOC), 1998-2003, Board of
Director of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers


Jungbae An

Secretariat Staff: Korea Internet History Projects

Jungbae An is secretariat staff for the Korea Internet History
Projects and Asia Internet History Projects. He has interviewed
Internet pioneers in Korea as well as writing "An Early History of
Korea Internet: 1981~2000" with 40 advisors and at-large in Korea. He
also plans to interview Internet pioneers around Asia as a part of
Asia Internet History Projects. Previously he worked for
"Kong-Se-Al(3Beans)" Project which focuses on organic farming and
young generation empowerment. He has a B.A. in Sociology from the
Yonsei University.

Ka Ping Wong

Secretary-General: Internet Society Hong Kong

Ms Ping Wong is the Secretary-General of Internet Society Hong Kong
(ISOC HK), a local chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC). Internet
Society is a non-profit international professional organization, which
aims to ensure the open development, evolution, and use of the
Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.

Before joining ISOC HK, Ping served as the Senior Business Development
Manager of DotAsia Organisation for more than 4 years.  Ping was
responsible for the planning and execution of marketing programs,
coordinating business partner relationships, identifying and
developing business opportunities, and strategies for the

Ping has been working as a marketing professional in the information
technology and telecommunications industry over 10 years. Ping worked
with various information technology or telecommunications companies in
Hong Kong such as Hutchison Global Communications, Pacific Century
CyberWorks and HKNet.


Kasu Venkat Reddy

Senior Solutions Architect: Cisco

Kasu Venkat Reddy is a Senior Solutions Architect in Cisco’s APJC
services Architecture team. He has worked with many major service
provider’s across the globe in designing and building complex E2E
architectures for Mobile and Wireline operators. Kasu Venkat Reddy is
a regular speaker at industry conferences like IETF, MEF, SANOG,


Kilnam Chon

Professor Emeritus: KAIST

Professor Chon contributed to the Internet’s growth in Asia through
his extensive work in advancing Internet initiatives, research, and
development. He developed the first Internet in Asia, called SDN in
1982, and his pioneering work inspired many others to promote the
Internet’s further growth in the region. Chon has worked on networking
systems, including the Internet, since the early 1980s. He founded and
is the current chair of various regional Internet organizations such
as Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG), Asia Pacific Advanced Network
(APAN), and Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Forum (APTLD). He is
also the co-chair of the Coordination Committee of Intercontinental
Research Networking (CCIRN).

Professor Chon received a PhD degree in computer science from
University of California, Los Angeles in 1974, and a BS degree in
engineering science from Osaka University. He joined the Korea
Institute of Electronics Technology in 1979 to work on computer system
development, and moved to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
Technology in 1982 as a professor in the Computer Science Department.
He continues to teach at KAIST, as well at Keio University, Japan's
very first private institution of higher learning.

He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012.


Kobi Hasharoni

Director of Electro Optics: Compass EOS

Kobi is director of electro optics at Compass EOS responsible for the
development of an optical interconnect. Before joining Compass he
managed the optical communication research activities in several
startup companies in Israel. Prior to that, he designed optical
inspection tools for the semiconductor industry at Applied Materials.

Kobi has a PhD in chemical physics from the Hebrew university in
Jerusalem where he studied electron transfer using spin resonance. He
was a post-doctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara where his research
was focused on ultrafast phenomena in conducing polymers.


Kshitiz Shrestha

Telecom Engineer: Nepal Telecom

Kshitiz Shrestha is one of the youngest network engineers of Nepal and
has a dream of benefiting the deprived rural population of his nation
with the technologies that best suits their unique socio-economic and
physiographic conditions. To realize the dream, he has been playing
vital roles in exploration and implementation of new network
technologies, under different organizations, for the last eight years.

He had a head start to his career and began as a System Administrator
for private companies, after acquiring an academic degree in
Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2004, where his
responsibilities were – designing and implementing Network Management
System(NMS), maintenance and operation of wireless access network,
operation of Web, Email, DNS, Proxy Server, maintenance of access
network, RAS and WiFi Networks.

After three years of experience in two private companies he wanted to
realize his efforts in ambitious projects at a national scale and
joined Nepal Telecom, a government owned company, as a Telecom
Engineer in 2007. His classified and profound technical knowledge (in
various aspects including routing protocols like ISIS, BGP, MPLS, MPLS
TE, L2 and  L3 VPN, IPSEC, different LAN and WAN technologies), team
spirit, coordination skills and passion for national development was
instrumental in the overall success of the large-scale national
projects like WiMAX 4G Network, IP Transmission Backbone, RF back-haul
network, GPRS Roaming Exchange (GRX) connectivity, High Availability
Clustering with Open-Mosix and Mobile Money using USSD. His current
responsibilities in the company include: planning and designing of
Internet and Data networks, maintaining international peering
sessions, operation and maintenance of both core and access WiMAX
network, designing and planning of IP transmission backbone and
training telecom engineers.

Developing international links to facilitate exchange of technological
knowledge is his evolving interest, in line to which he has worked
with many equipment vendors (like Cisco, ZTE, Huawei, Nortel
equipment), participated in many international trainings/workshops,
shared his knowledge as a trainer in more than 25 training classes of
his company and contributed as an instructor and coordinator for
international trainings/ workshop held in Nepal.


Kuo Wei Wu


Mr. Kuo Wei Wu is a CEO of NIIEPA based in Taipei (NIIEPA focuses on
the consultancy in Information Security Management System, Personal
Data Information Management System, and Internet Policy Research). He
is also a member of the board of directors of ICANN based in Los
Angeles, CA. He was a member of the board of directors of PIR (Public
Interest Registry) from Jan. 2008 til March 2010. He was also a member
of executive council of APNIC from March 1999 til March 2010; a member
of board of directors of TWNIC from July 2002 til Oct. 2011. He was a
vice president of Acer, Inc. from July 2000 til Nov. 2003; a senior
vice president of Yam Digital Inc. from April 1998 til June 2000; and
a deputy director of NCHC (National Center for High Performance
Computing) from June 1990 til March 1998; a senior programmer/analyst
of Cray Research, Inc. from July 1984 til May 1990. He received his MS
in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1982; MS in
Mathematical Science from University of Cincinnati and had a teaching
position in Kentucky Wesleyan College from 1982 til 1984. He also
organized several High Performance Computing and Internet Conferences,
such as HPC-Asia, Inet’97, Inet’98 and the fourth Asia OSS Symposium
in Asian Cities.


Kurt Erik Lindqvist

CEO: Netnod

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 Internet Exchange
in Stockholm, that is also the operator of and
anycast services for approximately 30 TLDs. Kurt Erik has worked
actively as a WG chair for several working groups in RIPE and the
IETF, and served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board
2004-2008. He has also been a board member of Euro-IX since 2002 and
since 2003 as the chairman.


Leo Huang

Network Engineer: Google

Leo Huang is a network engineer at Google. He specializes in the
cluster networking and also works on global network supporting Google

Lim Choon Sai

General Manager: Singapore Network Information Centre

Since 2001, Choon Sai has been the General Manager of the Singapore
Network Information Centre, the country-code top-level domain manager
for “.sg” names. He is also a Director in the Infocomm Development
Authority of Singapore (IDA) and is responsible for Internet Resource
Management. Aside from domain names management, he has been
responsible in the past for several key areas in telecommunications
which include spectrum planning and co-ordination; network numbering
management; network standards and terminal equipment management. Choon
Sai has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical/Electronics) Degree from
the University of Singapore and an MBA from Brunel University in the

Lim Fung

Technical Marketing Engineer: Cisco

Lim Fung is a Technical Marketing Engineer in the Core Technologies
Group of Cisco Systems supporting customers in Asia and Japan on
IOS-XR platforms such as the Cisco CRS and ASR 9000 series.

He joined Cisco Systems in October 1999 and has worked closely with
Internet service providers in the areas of network design and
operations and assisted in the rollout of one of the first MPLS
networks in Asia Pacific.

Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore, majoring in
Electrical Engineering with a minor in Management of Information

Lim Fung is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional
(CISSP #64090) and is a co-author of the CiscoPress book 'Building
Resilient IP Networks'.


Maemura Akinori


MAEMURA Akinori is currently the General Manager of the
InternetDevelopment Department at the Japan Network Information Center

Akinori began his career in the Internet industry in 1994, designing
anation-wide IP network operated by the NEC Corporation. Since then he
has been involved in the Japanese Internet Community as a founding
member of the steering committee of JANOG (Japan Network Operators
Group) and JPNIC activities in its IP address management business as a
committee member and the Trustee-in-charge.  After working for the
France Telecom Group seven years from 2000, he joined JPNIC as General
Manager, Internet Development Department.

Akinori has been a member of the APNIC Executive Council since 2000, a
visiting research fellow for GLOCOM (Center for Global Communication
of the International University of Japan) since 2007, a part-time
lecturer at Reitaku University since 2007, and Chair of the Publicity
Working Group of the Task Force on IPv4 Address Exhaustion, Japan,
since 2008.


Marco Brandstaetter

Business Development Consultant: DE-CIX

Marco Brandstaetter works as Business Development Consultant for
DE-CIX, the world's largest IX, and is responsible for the Balkan
region, Middle East and South Asia. His current focus is on developing
UAE-IX as the first 100 percent neutral IXP in the Middle East. Coming
from a software development background, Marco founded HAPPYsoft, a
software development company, in 1992, and HAPPYnet, one of the first
ISPs in Austria, in 1995. In 2003, Marco founded i3b and from that
time on he focused on the field of telecom wholesale. After driving
forward i3b's internationalization as wholesale partner for last mile
and MPLS connections and finally selling IP transit, the company was
sold to its biggest wholesale customer (2010) and ever since Marco
worked as independent consultant in the telecom industry.


Mark Tinka

Head of Engineering: SEACOM

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 Johannesburg, South Africa, where he is Head of
Engineering at SEACOM, East & Southern Africa's first submarine cable

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 represented in Malaysia, before moving
to South Africa.


Markus Kummer

Vice President, Public Policy: Internet Society

Markus Kummer is the Internet Society’s Vice-President for Public
Policy. He has extensive experience with Internet policy at the
global, regional, and national levels.
Before joining the Internet
Society in February 2011, he was the Executive Coordinator of the
Secretariat supporting the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum.
Prior to joining the United Nations in 2004, Markus held the position
of eEnvoy for the Swiss Foreign Ministry in Berne. He went on to serve
as the Executive Coordinator of the WSIS Working Group on Internet
Governance from 2004 to 2005. Before his involvement with WSIS, he
served as a career diplomat in several functions in the Swiss Foreign
Ministry and was posted in Lisbon, Vienna, Oslo, Geneva, and Ankara.
Markus is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Martin Levy

Director IPv6 Strategy: Hurricane Electric

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.


Masataka Mawatari

Engineer: JPIX

Masataka Mawatari is a engineer at JPIX. He is in charge of the IPv6
deployment and solutions to the problem of IPv4 address exhaustion
from the point of view of IXP.

His responsibilities have include the IPv4 over IPv6 service to ISPs
for providing IPv4 connectivity across IPv6 network since 2009.

He contributes to JANOG and the other engineers' communities.


Masato Yamanishi

Policy SIG Co-Chair: SOFTBANK BB Corp

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


Mathieu Paonessa

Senior Network Engineer and peering coordinator: Jaguar Network

Mathieu Paonessa is a Senior Network Engineer and peering coordinator
at Jaguar Network (AS30781), an ISP based in France with operations in
Europe and Africa. Mathieu graduated from Concordia University in
Montréal, Canada and has since then worked for various ISP as well as
financial firms specialised in ultra low latency network connectivity.
He has given numerous talk at FrNOG, RIPE, AfriNIC, EPF.. and is part
of the training team of the AXIS project that helps deploy Internet
Exchange Point in Africa.


Michael Biber

Acting Chairman: AP IPv6 Task Force

Michael Biber is the Professional Services Manager with IPv6Now Pty
Ltd and CEO of Asia Pacific Networx. Michael is President and Founder
of the IPv6 Forum in Australia and is presently acting as Chair of the
Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force.

IPv6Now is an accredited IPv6 Transition Authority and is actively
involved in IPv6 strategic network planning, training and consultancy.
Michael is a Gold Certified IPv6 Forum Network Engineer.


Miwa Fujii

Senior IPv6 Program Specialist: APIPv6TF Secretariat

Miwa Fujii is currently the APNIC Senior IPv6 Program Specialist.  Her
role is to assist the Asia Pacific Internet community in managing
issues related to IPv4 address exhaustion and the transition to IPv6.

She is responsible for various projects that support the smooth
transition to IPv6 including outreach activities to

Miwa regularly represents APNIC's view on the transition to IPv6 at
global IPv6 Summits, Forums, intergovernmental organizations such as
APEC and APT, and other conferences around the Asia Pacific region.


Muhammad Durrani

Principal Engineer: Brocade Networks

Muhammad Durrani is currently holding The "Principal Engineer"
position in Brocade Communications Inc. In this capacity, he is
working closely with various cross functional groups and closely
interacts with Customers for design related issues in Enterprise, Core
and Data Center product line and front ending Customer "Proof of
concepts" & Next Gen Virtualized DC Architecture deployment which
involve various cutting edge technologies such as Multi-vrf,
SDN/Openflow, VxLAN, Virtualized Clustered TRILL based Ethernet
Fabric, WAN Optimization, Application
Acceleration/Compression/Encryption, VMotion with Clustered VCenter,
Virtualized workload mobility with integrated VPLEX metro and Virtual
Switching MCT/MC-LAG/VSS/VPC solutions for optimized solutions

Prior to Brocade, he had served as the Senior Technical lead of
Service Provider Business unit (CRBU) in Cisco Systems, Where he has
successfully delivered various carrier class products including GSR,
CRS-1 and CRS-3 (especially 100G Platform), widely deployed by major
Service Providers around the world

During his stay in Cisco he has lead various customer Capacity
Planning technical discussions, Customer training sessions, Product
Architectural design and training session and technology deep dive
discussions with World wide Advance Service group (China, Australia,
Japan, US, Canada, Singapore, Pakistan, India and Brussels) Mr.
Durrani has over 14 years of experience in the networking and
telecommunications industry.

Mr. Durrani has delivered several technical sessions in various world
wide network Operating groups aka APRICOT, SANOG, NANOG world Major
ISPs (ATT, Verizon etc)

Mr. Durrani holds Dual CCIE (#12521) in Routing & Switching and
Service Provider Core.


Mukhtair Shaikh

Distinguished Network Architect: Brocade Communications

Mukhtiar is Distinguished Network Architect at Brocade Communications
in the Service provider business unit. He has been in the networking
industry for 16+ years. His areas of expertise include IP routing,
MPLS and DC technologies with a special focus on network
virtualization and SDN. In his role, Mukhtiar closely works with the
office of CTO and engineering to shape the future products, define
technology strategy and develop disruptive cloud and SDN solutions.
Prior to joining Brocade, Mukhtiar was Distinguished Engineer at Cisco
where he was responsible for advising some of the very high profile
Cisco customers on the design and architectures related to next
generation IP/MPLS backbones, large scale Data Centers, and
private/public cloud infrastructures.

Mukhtiar is a regular speaker various in industry forums and
technology conferences. He is a CCIE and holds a MS degree in
Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University.


Naveen Tandon

Director – International External Affairs: AT&T

Naveen Tandon (41) is currently Director – International External
Affairs for AT&T, India. He has more than 15 years of professional
experience of which over 12 years are in the area of specific telecom
regulatory and compliance practice. Before joining AT&T in 2007,
Naveen has served two of India’s biggest pan India telecom operators
with a wide exposure across a variety of licensing regimes. In all his
assignments, he has been deeply involved with supporting day to day
operations, policy developments and overall deregulation of the sector
including specific and regular engagements with India’s telecom
licensor and regulator. He is currently the President of Global
Carriers Association in India ‘ACTO’ as well as the Co-Chair of ICT
Committee of American Chambers of Commerce in India (AMCHAM).

He has participated at the IGF meetings held at Baku and was also a
industry representative in the Government of India led delegation to
Dubai for WCIT’12. He has been attending APNIC/APRICOT meetings since
2010 and currently is the Chair of the working group on PPAC.

An Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India,
Naveen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and a Post Graduate
Diploma in Management with specialization in Finance.


Ng Seo Boon

Network Consulting Engineer: Cisco

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.


Noraini Ayop

Product Manager in the Global Department: Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM)

Noraini Ayop is in charge of Product Management in the Global
Department of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM). Global Department of TM is
responsible for managing international carrier relationship as well as
building and maintaining TM’s international networks.

She has over 10 years of experience in Telecommunications and Internet
industries. Throughout her stint in TM, she has been tasked with
different responsibilities ranging from taking care of international
IP network department to international product development department.
She hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University
Putra Malaysia and had previously graduated with a Bachelor in
Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Tottori,


Nurul Islam

Training Officer: APNIC

Nurul maintains the APNIC training lab and is involved in delivering
technical training for the APNIC community. He possesses specialized
skills in designing and running IPv4/IPv6 routing and switching
infrastructure for service provider and enterprise networks. Prior to
his current role he looked after the IP and AS number allocations for
the APNIC members.

Following graduation from the UK in computer science technologies,
Nurul gained lots of experience working in the ISP industry in the UK
and in Bangladesh.

Areas of Interests:
Internet Resource Management, IPv6, Routing and Switching, MPLS, BGP,
Security, Internet Routing Registry and RPKI, ISP Services and


Olaf Kolkman

Director: NLnet Labs

Olaf Kolkman is director of NLnet Labs, a not-for-profit Research,
Development, and Expertise center for those technologies that turn a
network of networks into one Internet.

Actively involved with Internet technology during his astronomy
studies during the early nineties Internet became his professional
focus in 1996.

In 1997 he joined the RIPE NCC where he got involved in the
test-traffic project. After being operations manager, responsible for
the department that operated the RIPE DNS infrastructure, including
the K root-server, he became systems architect and project manager in
2000. He was responsible for DNSSEC deployment at the RIPE NCC and
worked with NLnet Labs during the development of NSD. After 2000
Kolkman got more involved in the DNS community and became active in
the IETF. He served as chair of the DNS extension's working group.

As director of NLnet Labs he evangineers the Open Internet. In
particular the use of open standards and technologies, and the
development and deployment of technologies that secure the Internet.
NLnet Labs activities are largely focused around providing reliable
open source software to achieve better security, particularly in the
area of DNSSEC.


Osama Al-Dosary

Independent ICT Consultant:

Osama, formally a Consultant at Cisco Systems, is currently an
Independent ICT Consultant. He also serves as the Chair of the Middle
East Network Operators Group (MENOG), which is a non-profit group
dedicated to the education and raising awareness of Internet best
practices. Additionally he serves in the RIPE Program Committee. He
has a Master's degree in Computer Networks from the University of
Southern California and has over 14 years of industry experience
across various roles in the field of Computer Networking and
Communications. The roles he has undertaken during his career have
ranged from Business Development; Research and Development; Network
Engineering and Administration; System Administration; Service
Provider Network Operations and Network Planning; to Technical
Marketing. Osama is also affiliated with many industry institutes and
associations such as the IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic
Engineers); ISOC (Internet Society); APIA (Asia Pacific Internet
Association); COMPSOC (Computer Society).

Paresh Khatri

Director of the Advanced Consulting Engineering: Alcatel-Lucent

Paresh Khatri is the Director of the Advanced Consulting Engineering
group within the IP Competency Centre at Alcatel-Lucent in APAC.  He
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 specializes in packet-based mobile core and backhaul
networks and emerging mobile technologies such as LTE.

Paresh has more than 15 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

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.


Paul Wilson

Director General: APNIC

Paul Wilson has twenty years’ involvement with the Internet, including
over ten years’ experience as the Director General of APNIC. As part
of this current role, he represents the activities and interests of
the Asia Pacific Internet community in local and global forums related
to the development and management of the Internet.

Previously the Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus Networks, the first
private ISP established in Australia, Paul also acted as a consultant
to the United Nations and other international agencies. As a primary
consultant on Internet projects, including the PAN Program with the
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Paul helped to
introduce Internet services for the first time in several developing

Paul is a highly respected member of the global Internet community and
participates in the following organizations: APIA, APNG, ISIF, NRO,
ISOC and dotAsia.


Phil Regnauld

Phil Regnauld: Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)

Phil Regnauld is a Network engineer and Trainer for the NetworkStartup
Resource Center (NSRC). On the side, Phil is a partner atbluepipe a/s,
a small company offering development, network management and DNS

Since 1997, Phil has been participating in workshops around the world,
including INET Workshops, AfNOG, APRICOT, SANOG, PacNOG, MENOG, ccTLD
trainings around the globe.

At NSRC, Phil is helping with workshop planning, material development,
teaching and Direct Engineering & Assistance, with a particular focus
on helping RENs (Research & Education Networks) get built and running
in Asia and Africa.

He currently sits on the technical advisory board of the .FR TLD
registry (AFNIC).

Phil holds a bachelor degree of Computer Science from Université Paris
V. In previous lives, Phil was a system and networks administrator for
the Copenhagen Kingdom Hospital.

Since then he has designed large DNS and mail platforms for
organizations in the Danish private and public sectors (healthcare,
pharmaceutical and ISPs).


Phil Roberts

Technology Program Manager - Standards & Technology Department: Internet Society

Phil Roberts joined the Internet Society's Standards & Technology
Department in April 2008. As Technology Program Manager, Phil leads
important components of the Internet Society's technical work in the
deployment of open standards and promoting the Internet's
collaborative development and operational management model.  This has
included spearheading the Internet Society's coordination of World
IPv6 Day in 2011 and World IPv6 Launch in 2012.

Phil has been active in the IETF for over a decade, with roles
including working group chair, nominating committee chair, and
executive director of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). During
that time, his technical focus has been integrating Internet
technologies into cellular telecommunications systems. He has promoted
the use of IETF-standardized mobile networking technologies for
delivery of data across cellular networks, which is now becoming the
basis of networking technology for all cellular applications.

His background ranges from core development in software, operating
systems, and management systems; research in platforms and networks
for cellular networks; to business development and marketing. His
research experience includes both AT&T Bell Laboratories and Motorola
Laboratories and he held the position of Director of Network
Architecture for Megisto Systems, Inc.

Phil is based in Illinois, United States


Philip Smith

Learning and Development Director: APNIC

Philip Smith recently joined APNIC as Learning and Development
Director, and previously was with Cisco Systems since 1998. He was
part of the Internet Infrastructure Group in CTO Consulting

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 in the
commercial Internet in the UK, and played a key role in building the
modern Internet in Europe.


R M Agarwal

DDG (Networks and Technologies): Department of Telecommunications,
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of

Shri R. M. Agarwal, DDG(NT) is working as Deputy Director General
(Networks and Technologies) in the Ministry of Communications &
Information Technology, Government of India. He Is responsible for
Ipv6 implementation across various stakeholders in India.

Functioning as DDG(SA) in the Telecommunication Engineering
Centre(TEC) a standardization body of Government of India, he has
brought out IPv6 standards and IPv6 policy document “National IPv6
Deployment Roadmap” for India in July 2010. He had been editor in ITU
(T) in the recommendations related to IPTV services. He has a vast
experience of more than 24 years in telecom operations, planning and
financial management of telecom services.


Ram Krishna Pariyar

Senior Network Engineer: Subisu Cablenet

Ram has eleven years of profound experience & knowledge in Routing,
Switching and Firewall technologies; advanced knowledge & skills in
configuring, implementing and troubleshooting Cisco Routers, Juniper
Routers as well as Huawei Routers, Switches and Firewalls. He also has
excellent knowledge and experience in MPLS application L2VPN, VPLS,
L3VPN, TE etc, IPv6 design and deployment, advanced BGP, Multicast
network design and deployment and VPN Deployment: IPSec VPN
(Site-to-Site, VTI, DMVPN), Remote Access VPN, Cisco SSL and
AnyConnect VPN. Ram has a Bachelor of Computer Application.


Randy Bush

Research Fellow and Network Operator: Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ)

Randy Bush is a Research Fellow and Network Operator at Internet
Initiative Japan, Japan's first commercial ISP. He specializes in
network measurement especially routing, network security, routing
protocols, and IPv6 deployment. He is also a lead designer of the BGP
security effort.

Randy has been in computing for over 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 almost
25 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.


Raphael Ho

Director for Network Engineering and Operations: Equinix Asia-Pacific

Raphael Ho is the Director for Network Engineering and Operations for
Equinix Asia, and responsible for the development of the network
services across the Asia Pacific region, including the Equinix
Internet Exchange platform.

Prior to joining Equinix, Mr. Ho served as the Director for NOC
Technical Support of Asia Netcom, supporting the Transmission, IP and
Voice platforms. He has also served in various Engineering/Operations
management positions in global organizations such as Pihana Pacific,
Level 3 Communications and Global One in Singapore, US and the UK.

Mr. Ho graduated from Imperial College, London and holds a Bachelor of
Engineering degree in Computing.


Richard Brown

Business Director: APNIC

Richard Brown is the Business Director at APNIC, responsible for;
Finance & Accounting, Risk Management, Project Management and the
management of the APNIC office & facilities. Richard has over 25 years
experience in finance and business related roles across a diverse
range of industries beginning in the manufacturing sector through to
senior roles in commercial and financial management in the
telecommmunications industry. Richard has extensive experience in the
development and implementation of finance and operational systems in
the telecommunications and banking sectors and maintains a strong
interest in adopting new technologies and applications to improve
business performance. Richard has a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA in


Robert Loomans

Senior Software Engineer: APNIC

Robert started at APNIC in 2003 as a programmer, has since risen to
Senior Software Engineer. In previous positions he has also worked as
a systems/network administrator. Robert is interested in software
architecture, techniques and technologies, as well as networks,
operating systems and opensource software.



Senior Director, Services and Operations: APNIC

Sanjaya is the APNIC Services Director and a member of the APNICExecutive Team.

He has 25 years experience in computer and information technology,
starting his career in 1984 with IBM, Indonesia. Ten years later, in
1994, he established the first commercial ISP in Indonesia,
IndoInternet, and became its President Director until 2000. He was
actively involved with the development of the Internet in the region
and became the Indonesia ISP Association Secretary General in 1999. He
also served as a member of the APNIC Executive Council in 1996.


Sanjeev Gupta

Principal Technical Architect: DCS1

Sanjeev is Principal Technical Architect, heading the Enterprise
Consulting group, at DCS1, Singapore. He also consults on Data Centre
and Peering models.

His research interests include IPv6, and Internet monitoring
architectures.  He also writes on the effect of incentives and
economics on the use of Internet resources, and how these may have
undesired effects.

He is the Vice-Chairman of the IPv6 Forum, Singapore.


Santanu Dasgupta

Senior Consulting Engineer: Cisco Systems

Santanu Dasgupta is working as a Senior Consulting Engineer at Cisco
Systems. He has more than 14 years' of experience building large-scale
IP NGN networks for Service Providers, Federal, Defence, and NREN
customers. At Cisco, he works for the Global Service Provider team
focusing on IP NGN Architecture. He is responsible for consulting
customers and internal teams on solutions, architecture and technology
direction in the Service Provider IP NGN and transport area. Santanu's
area of expertise includes IP Routing, MPLS, Carrier Ethernet, Video
contribution & distribution, SDN etc. He is a regular speaker in many
internet & telecom forums such as SANOG and APRICOT and sits on the
program committee of SANOG, APNIC & 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.

Sean Shen

Director of CNNIC Labs and Director of Advanced Research Department: CNNIC

Sean Shen, male, Ph.D, graduated from mathematics and electronics &
computer engineering department, Purdue University in 2007. He worked
for Huawei as a senior researcher between 2007 and 2009 and focused on
internet research and standardization, especially in applications and
Internet security. Since he joined CNNIC (China Internet Network
Information Center) in 2009, he has served as director of CNNIC Labs
and director of Advanced Research Department. He has been directing
research and standardization work, including DNS, IP and IoT areas.
Dr. Sean Shen has published various international and domestic
standards, including RFC and WG drafts in IETF, telecommunication
industrial and national standards in China. He has been serving in
various committee and organizations in both international and domestic
areas, such as member of national Internet standard planning committee
and co-chair of Architecture of Ubiquitous network Working Group.

Seiichi Kawamura

Network Architect and Peering Coordinator: NEC BIGLOBE

Seiichi is a Network Architect and Peering Coordinator at NEC BIGLOBE,
a major Internet service provider in Japan. He is also serving as
chair of JANOG (Japan Network Operators' Group) and officer of ISOC
Japan Chapter.



CTO: Clara Online

Shin SHIRAHATA is a CTO at Clara Online in Japan, and Director at
USONYX in Singapore. He has over 12 years of experience in the hosting
industry. In year 2008, He founded Tokyo6to4 Project, an IPv6
deployment project through 6to4 and Teredo.

He received a Master's degree from Graduate School of Media and
Governance, Keio University in Japan. He is a steering committee of
IRS (Inter-domain Routing Security) Workshop, a community for sharing
inter-domain security related information among ISPs.


Shishio Tsuchiya

Consulting Systems Engineer: Cisco Systems G.K.

Shishio Tsuchiya is a Consulting Systems Engineer in Cisco Japan. He
has been at Cisco since 2000 and deployed a lot of projects. Currently
he is mainly supporting Service Provider technology such as
MPLS/IPv6/Fast Convergence/BGP and so on.

He also contributes to industry community like a IETF/APNIC/JANOG and
so on. He has established Softwire Working Group of JANOG, he worked
as Chair from July 2012 to Feb 2013.


Shyam Nair

Principal Regulatory Officer: Sify Technologies Limited, India

Shyam Nair (38) is currently the Principal Regulatory Officer at Sify
Technologies Limited, India. He has more than 13 years of professional
experience of which over 11 years are in the area of specific telecom
regulatory and compliance practice. Before joining Sify Technologies
Limited in 2001, Shyam worked with Wipro Net Limited and Modi Xerox
with a wide exposure across a variety of licensing regimes. In all his
assignments, he has been deeply involved with supporting day to day
operations, policy developments and overall deregulation of the sector
including specific and regular engagements with India’s telecom
licensor and regulator.

He is currently one of the Office Bearers in Internet Service
Providers Association as Treasurer and also Vice Chair to the Internet
Society Delhi Chapter.

He has been attending APNIC/APRICOT meetings since 2010 and currently
the Co-Chair of the working group on PPAC.

Shyam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Post
Graduation in Public Relation.


Skeeve Stevens

Policy SIG Co-Chair: eintellego

A business visionary specializing in the Service Provider industry and
enterprises with ISP-like networks or using ISP-like equipment and/or
design. Passionate about new and developing technologies. High focus
on the enablement and building of others both in business and
personally. Has a huge passion about computer and human security and
how it relates to the business environment. A recently realised
passion is helping developing nations gain access to the internet,
through skills development at ISPs located in those developing
countries and helping organizations like ISOC (the Internet Society).

Soohong Daniel Park

Software R&D: Samsung Electronics

Daniel is currently working in the Software R&D Center in Samsung
Electronics. Soonhong was a co-chair of 16ng Working Group in IETF
where he developed several RFCs including RFC4029, RFC4039, RFC4339,
RFC4968, RFC5006, RFC5154, RFC5270, RFC5948, RFC6160. Also Daniel is
currently chairing the Media Annotation Working Group in W3C. His
research interests are IPv6, mobile networking, web application,
metadata and convergence services. Daniel received the Ph.D. in the
Department of Computer Engineering from Kyung Hee University, Korea.


Srini Irigi

Srini Irigi: Technical Marketing Engineer

Srini Irigi is currently a Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco
Systems. He has been active in the 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 in technical
marketing. 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

Srinivas Chendi

Senior Community Engagement Specialist: APNIC

Srinivas Chendi is APNIC's Senior Community Engagement Specialist and
Liaison Officer for the South Asia region. He is responsible for
maintaining and enhancing the levels of engagement and participation
of the members of the community which APNIC serves. He also manages
the South Asia region Liaison role while establishing partnerships
with external organizations to encourage IPv6 deployment and help the
community derive the maximum benefit from developments at APNIC.

Srinivas has worked in a variety of roles at APNIC and elsewhere,
including External Relations Manager, Policy Development Manager,
Online Services Manager, Internet Resource Analyst, Technical Support
Supervisor, and Systems Security Analyst.

Srinivas represents APNIC at an economic and regional level and is
constantly on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate with the
Asia Pacific community.


Stephen Kent

Vice President and the Chief Scientist – Information Security: BBN Technologies.

Dr. Stephen Kent is a Vice- President and the Chief Scientist –
Information Security for BBN Technologies. At BBN he provides
oversight for information security activities within BBN Technologies,
working with government and commercial clients, and consulting on
system security architecture issues. He has served on program
committees for numerous information security conferences, including
the ISOS NDSS, ACM CCS, and the IEEE Security and Privacy Symposium.

Dr. Kent was a charter member of the Board of the International
Association of Cryptologic Research  (1982-89), served on the
editorial board for the Journal of Telecommunication Networks
(1982-1984), and on the editorial board of the Journal of Computer
Security (1995-2001). Dr. Kent serves on the Canada Research Chairs
board, which evaluates applications for chaired faculty positions at
universities in Canada. In 2005 he was appointed to the International
Scientific Advisory Board for MITACS, a Canadian non-profit

Dr. Kent has been involved with Internet standards development for
about 30 years, focusing on security standards. He served as a member
of the Internet Architecture Board (1983-1994), and chaired the
Privacy and Security Research Group of the Internet Research Task
Force (1985-1998).  He chaired the Privacy Enhanced Mail (PEM) working
group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) from 1990-1995 and
has chaired the Public Key Infrastructure Working Group since its
inception in 1995. He has been a major contributor to the Resource
Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) project, co-authoring over half of
the 13 RFCs, that define the RPKI.


Taiji Kimura

Researcher: JPNIC

Taiji Kimura performs as a researcher in the Engineering Department
and Internet Development Department at Japan Network Information
Center (JPNIC). Taiji has been involved with the management of
certification authority in JPNIC since 2002. He received a Master's
degree from the Graduate School of Information Science at Nara
Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST). His current focus is on
routing security and registry's service.


Tarek Kamel

Sr Advisor to President - Governmental Engagement: ICANN

Tarek Kamel is an Egyptian expert in global Internet governance
issues. He is considered the father of the Internet in Egypt.

In August 2012 ICANN appointed Tarek Kamel to serve as a Senior
Advisor to its President. And by that he is the first one from the
developing countries to take one of the leading roles at ICANNs senior
management. Prior to joining ICANN, he was a board member of the
National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt from April 2011- July

Kamel  served as  the Minister of Communication and Information
Technology from July 2004 to February 2011, where he was responsible
for the reform of the ICT sector and the development of telecom
services and the Internet industry in Egypt. Kamel joined the Ministry
of Communications and Information Technology since its formation in
October 1999, where he had been appointed Senior Advisor to the
Minister following his pioneering efforts in ICT. He was board member
of Telecom Egypt from 2000 to 2004 and a board member of Egypts
Private Public Technology Development Fund (TDF) to support start ups
and incubators in ICT from 2002 to 2004.

Besides being Minister of Communications and Information Technology,
Kamel was the Chairman of the National Telecom Regulatory Authority
(NTRA), the Information Technology Industry Development Agency
(ITIDA), the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI) and the
Information Technology Institute's (ITI) Boards of Trustees.

Kamel is known for his visionary strategy in driving and developing
Egypt's ICT sector, leading Egypt into the global Information Society.
He has led many national initiatives to increase Internet and
broadband penetration in Egypt. Over the last several years, he has
been the main proponent of Egypt's programs to reform and deregulate
the telecommunications sector.

Kamel has played a pivotal role in developing the ICT enabled O&O
(outsourcing and offshoring) industry in Egypt. During his tenure as a
Minister he has led a local and global team to formulate and implement
a national strategy that has positioned Egypt as a regional role model
in call centers, Business Process Outsourcing, Knowledge Process
Outsourcing and Innovation based services. The strategy implementation
has occurred in a public private partnership cooperation and has
included the buildup of business parks, the development of a large
talent pool, the establishment of business incubators and VCs as well
as the development of the necessary environment for entrepreneurship
and business development to attract global players to invest in Egypt.
The yield on Egypt's socioeconomic process has been remarkable in
youth employment and GDP and exports growth.

Tarek Kamel served as a member of the Internet Society (ISOC) Board of
Trustees in Virginia and as Vice President for Chapters from 1999 –
2002. He is a founding member and a previous board member of AfriNIC.
He acted as Chairman of the Executive Bureau of the Arab
Telecommunications and Information Council of Ministers from 2004 to
2008 and the Chairman of the Ministerial Conference on Communication
and Information Technologies of the African Union from 2006 to 2008.
In recognition of his leadership in the ICT sector, the South African
Ministry of Communications named him, in 2005, "Top Minister in Africa
with an ICT Portfolio".

Kamel graduated from the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University
with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and then completed an M.Sc. in
the same school in Electrical Engineering also. From 1989 to 1992 he
pursued his Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Germany at the Faculty of Electrical
Engineering and Information Technology of the Technical University of
Munich with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service

Kamel started his career as a network support engineer for the Academy
of Scientific Research and Technology, then an assistant researcher at
the Electronics Research Institute. Returning to Egypt from Germany,
he became manager of the Communications and Networking Department at
the Cabinet Information and Decision Support Centre (IDSC/RITSEC), and
gained a professorship at the ERI. It is during this period (from 1992
to 1999) that he established Egypt's first connection to the Internet,
steered the introduction of commercial Internet services in Egypt and
founded the Internet Society of Egypt.

Kamel has been very involved in global Internet Governance issues over
the last decade and he is well known for his support to the
multistakeholder governance model of the internet. He hosted in Egypt
several IGF, ICANN and ITU regional and international events.

Tarek Kamel was born in Cairo, Egypt on May 8th, 1962. His mother
tongue is Arabic and he is fluent in English and German and has fair
French capabilities. He is married to Iman El Azab, Associate
Professor of Computer Science at Cairo University, and has two
children, Omar (born 1995) and Heba (born 1998).

Tay Chee Yong

Senior Manager, Network Engineering & Operations: Equinix

CheeYong is the Senior Manager of the Network Engineering & Operations
team in Equinix. He manages the planning, design, implementation and
the maintenance of the network infrastructure in the Asia Pacific

He has more than 10 years of experience in internet backbone
operations with global carriers and service providers such as Pacnet
and Reach, building and operating carrier-grade IP/MPLS network.

He graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a
Bachelor of Information Technology and is currently a program
committee of SGNOG.


Tom Paseka

Network Engineer: CloudFlare

Tom is a Network Engineer at CloudFlare, based in San Francisco,
California. Tom's role is looking after CloudFlare's global Anycast
network as well as expanding it, ensuring best performance globally.
The role also extends to making the internet better, by giving
hundreds of thousands of websites performance equivalent to the
Internet Giants. Starting working in Australia, Tom has been involved
in Asia Pacific Internet over the past 8 years working for a number of
ISPs and Carriers throughout the region, including in Hong Kong and

Tomohiro Fujisaki

Senior Research Engineer, Supervisor: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Corporation (NTT)

Tomohiro Fujisaki has been working for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Corporation since 1990. He is now in the Network Technology
Laboratories and studying Internet Architecture. He is looking after
the implementation of IPv6 services at NTT. He is the Chair of the
IPv6 deployment committee of Internet association in Japan, and
co-chair of IPv4/IPv6 working groups and IPv6 promotion council in
Japan. He is also an active member of the Address Supporting
Organization Address Council from Asia Pacific region.

Tomoya Yoshida

Deputy General Manager of the Technology Department: Internet Multifeed

Tomoya Yoshida worked at OCN, NTT Communications as an ISP backbone
design engineer. He is now at Internet Multifeed since Aug 2011.
Tomoya is an industry leader in the field of Internet backbone
management, Internet resource management, and routing security.

He was in charge of Internet backbone operation and peering
coordination at OCN. He launched the Internet Routing Registry (IRR)
service at NTT in 1999 (currently merged to the Verio Routing
Registry). He also focuses on development of the Internet, especially
in the field of routing and IP address management in addition to his
operational responsibilities.

Tomoya also has been the core member of the NOC team of the Interop
Tokyo since year 2000. Also, he has contributed to the routing
security area by serving as the nsp-security-jp moderator in Japan
since 2004. He is the founder of IRS (Inter-domain Routing Security)
Workshop, that was created for sharing inter-domain security-related
information among ISPs.


Tomáš Maršálek

IT Consultant:

Mr Maršálek is an independent IT consultant and member of the EURID
board of directors, the registry for the .eu top-level domain since
2002. Previously he was a chairman of CZ.NIC and the Managing Director
of the Czech Neutral Internet eXchange node (NIX.CZ). After graduating
from the Czech Technical University in Prague with a masters degree in
radio electronic science, he began his professional career at AT&T. Mr
Marsalek is a cofounder of GTS, the biggest alternative
telecommunications operator in the Czech Republic. He also helped
establish the IP network in Central and Eastern Europe on behalf of
British Telecom.

Vincent Ng

Technical Marketing Engineer: Cisco

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


Wei Zhao

Director of International Business and Policy Development: China
Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC)

Zhao received her Master degree in Electronic Engineering from
University of Nottingham in 2004, Wei Zhao had joined a cable
broadcasting company as Project Manager, from where she has
accumulated a wealth of experience on network operation. She joined
China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) in 2007.

Currently, she is director of International Business and Policy
Development Department. Her responsibility is in charge of IP address
allocation and management, overseas domain name registration and
management services, internet addressing policy researching and
external community cooperation. She has contributed herself in ICANN,
APNIC, ISO and APTLD community. In ICANN community, she was deeply
involved in IDN policy development and several related working group.

In the APNIC community, she has been involved in policy development
since she joined CNNIC and served as NIR SIG Co-Chair. She has been
actively devoted to the promotion and deployment of IPv6 networks in
the local community and participated in a number of national key
projects, such as IPv6 network address research of China Next
Generation Internet, administration of Internet address and
International Domain name project. She was author or co-author of
several research and advisory reports to relevant governmental

With the experience of IP address management and policy development,
and good understanding of SP requirements, she could contribute to how
APNIC could provide better services to its Members and help achieve
the function of APNIC and future mission of APNIC.


Willy Sutrisno

Head of Provisioning: Matrix Cable System

Willy Sutrisno currently heads the provisioning department of Matrix
Cable System (MCS). He was involved in the construction of MCS from
the ground upas well as setting up the Cable Landing Stations and POPs
in Singapore, Jakarta and Batam. He has a secondary role as the
peering coordinator for ASN55818 (MCIX), has brought the company
network to Tier 1 of Indonesia by expanding the peering locations.


Yong Jin

Researcher: National Institute of Information and Communications
Technology (NICT) Japan

Yong Jin is working as a researcher in the Network Architecture
Laboratory of Photonic Network Research Institute at National
Institute of  Information and Communications Technology (NICT) Japan.
He has been involved with the research of construction technology of
multihomed networks since 2007 and focused on application level by
practically using DNS protocol. He has a M.S. and Ph.D from the
Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology at Okayama
University Japan. His current research is focused on dynamic route
selection on multihomed networks in collaboration with name

Yoshinobu Matsuzaki

Senior Engineer: IIJ

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 well as other workshops.


Youngsun La


Youngsun La has a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Chonbuk
National University, Korea. He started work in 2004 at the Korea
Network Information Center (KRNIC) of Korea Internet and Security
Agency (KISA). From 2004 to 2011, he was in a DNS monitoring and
DNSSEC deployment role. Currently he is looking after IP address
management, IP registration system administration, and APNIC affairs



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