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Amante Alvaran, Consultant, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Amante AlvaranAmante Alvaran is a consultant for Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. His specialties include network planning, application delivery controllers, advanced routing and switching, IPv6 design and deployment and disaster recovery design strategy. Previously, Mr. Alvaran was a Senior Consultant for Riverbed Technology,  Senior Network Engineer at CDM, founding member of Philippine Network Operators Group, and a Senior Network Engineer at APNIC where he was responsible for the entire network infrastructure of the organization.

Mr. Alvaran earned a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from AMA University and a BS in Aircraft Maintenance Technology from PATTS College of Aeronautics.

Dr. Tomohiro Fujisaki, NTT Laboratories

tomohiro-fujisakiDr. Tomohiro Fujisaki has been conducting research on IPv6 since 1997 at NTT Laboratories and his current research subject is next generation Internet architecture. He has also been involved in promotion and deployment of IPv6 in Japan as a acting chair of the the IPv6 deployment committee in the Internet Association Japan, a co-chair of IPv4/IPv6 co-existence working group in the IPv6 promotion council in Japan, as well as supporting implementation of IPv6 services in his company.

In addition to those IPv6 related activities, he has also been involved in policy development and coordination activities and have served for the Internet community. He has been leading policy discussions in Japan as a chair of the Japan Open Policy Forum from 2005 until 2012. From 2013, he has served as a JPNIC board member in charge of IP policies. He has proposed several address policies in the APNIC Conferences, some of which has been adopted in the APNIC region.

Past activities:
APNIC conference program committee member until 2010
Co-chair of APNIC IPv6 technical SIG until 2011
APNIC appointed member of NRO/NC until 2009
Chair of the Japan Open Policy Forum from 2005 to 2012

Current activities:
APNIC elected NRO/NC member since 2012
Board member of ISOC Japan Chapter since 2012 (chair of ISOC-JP since 2014)
Board member of Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) since 2012
In the IPv6 promotion council Japan
Vice chair of security working group
Co-chair of the home router sub-working group in the IPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG
Co-chair of the IPv6 fix sub-working group in the IPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG
Co-chair of the IPv6 application development sub-working group in the IPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG

Lu Huang, Technical Manager, China Mobile Research Institute

lu huangTechnical manager in network department of China Mobile Research Institute. Mainly responsible for the research on IP network and Date Center network, designing the deployment of new technologies, designing the specifications of network devices and organizing correlative test and trials.

Have been working on IP communication field for more than 10 years, proficient on IP network and related technologies.

Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society

olafAs Chief Internet Technology Officer, Olaf has responsibility for leading Internet Society’s Strategic Technical activities, particularly as they pertain to issues and opportunities for enhancing the Internet’s evolution.

Olaf has been actively involved with Internet technologies since his astronomy studies during the early nineties. Internet became his professional focus in 1996 when he joined the RIPE NCC to develop the first version of what has become a worldwide test-network. In 2007 he became the managing director of NLnet Labs. Under his responsibility NLnet Labs produced open-source products, performed research on technical issues with global impact, and contributed actively to the regional and global collaborative standard and governance bodies (e.g. ICANN, RIPE, IETF), and ‘pushed the needle’ on the development and deployment of DNSSEC.

Kolkman describes himself as an Internet generalist and evangineer, somebody with deep knowledge on some of the Internet’s technical aspects who particularly enjoys bridging the technology-society-policy gaps.

Ning Kong, Director of International Department, CNNIC

ning kongAs director of International Department of CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center), Ning Kong is responsible for leading CNNIC’s international affairs related with ISOC, ICANN, IGF, IETF and APNIC.

Ning Kong earned his doctorate in Computer Science from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. Since then, he has joined CNNIC as the technical researcher. His research work focuses on DNS related technologies. He has been active in the IETF since 2009 and coauthored RFC 7480, RFC 7481 and RFC 7485 which define the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP). He is one of six designated experts of the IANA EPPEXT Registry.

Megan Kruse, Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning, Internet Society

MeganMegan Kruse joined the Internet Society in June 2011. As Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning, she helps foster Internet growth by encouraging the deployment of key Internet technologies including IPv6, DNSSEC, and Routing Security. She plans and executes educational outreach projects for industry leaders and technology decision makers worldwide including publications, meetings and conferences, and social media activities.

Before joining the Internet Society, Megan managed public relations and outreach projects at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). In addition to promoting the company’s key messages and positioning its top executives as industry experts, she developed ARIN’s social media and communications efforts surrounding the depletion of IPv4 address space and the need to adopt IPv6.

Suogang Li, Senior Engineer and Department Manager, CERNET

Suogang_LiSuogang Li is working for the Network Operation Center of China Education and Research Network (CERNET), serving as senior engineer and department manager. His jobs include network maintenance, route optimization and security improvement for the CERNET backbone network.

He received his Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2001 and 2007, respectively.

Xing Li,Professor, Tsinghua University

xing liXing Li received his B. S. degree in radio electronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1982, and his M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University, USA in 1985 and 1989, respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.  His major research activities and interests include statistical signal processing, multimedia communication and compute networks. He has published more than 200 papers in his research areas.
He is deputy director of China Education and Research Network (CERNET) Center, responsible for the design and operation of the CERNET and China Next Generation Internet (CNGI-CERNET2)  projects. He is also the Co-chair of CCIRN. He is a formal member of Communication Expert Committee of the China National ‘863’ High Technology Project.  He is formal chairman of Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) and a formal member of executive council of Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC).

Kevin Meynell, Content and Resource Manager, Internet Society

Kevin Meynell 2014Kevin Meynell is the Content and Resource Manager at the Internet Society. His main responsibility is for the Deploy360 program which encourages deployment of key Internet technologies including IPv6, DNSSEC Routing Security and TLS. This involves identifying resources and producing content that support the goals of the program, along with social media and outreach activities to promote and raise awareness of developments in these areas.

Kevin graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in Geography, and discovered the Internet whilst working at the JET Nuclear Fusion Project in the early-90s. This led to a move to UKERNA (now JISC) in 1995 where he worked on the SuperJANET and National Dial-Up Service initiatives, before joining TERENA (now the GÉANT Association) in 1997. Aside from an 18-month sabbatical to help establish CENTR, he spent the next 16 years working on activities including the 6NET and 6DISS IPv6 deployment projects, eduroam, the Global Lambda Interconnect Facility, the TERENA X.509 PKI Service and TF-CSIRT, as well as being responsible for NREN Development Support in Eastern and Southern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and occasionally the Caribbean region.

After leaving TERENA, he worked as the Manager of the Shibboleth Consortium that develops the widely Shibboleth web single sign-on software, before moving to APNIC as its Head of Training in 2014. He joined the Internet Society in October 2015.

Kevin has also been the Executive Secretary of GLIF since 2012, organising the Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshops. He was previously the Coordinator and ex-officio Steering Committee member of TF-CSIRT from 2008 to 2012, where he developed a new governance structure, CSIRT certification process and training courses, as well as establishing the joint FIRST/TF-CSIRT Technical Symposia. Whilst at CENTR he chaired the RIPE Domain Name Registration Forum, and more recently organised NREN development conferences for the European Union’s Eastern Partnership as well as the TERENA/RIPE promotional events for World IPv6 Day and World IPv6 Launch Day.

Ram Mohan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Afilias

Ram Mohan_resizedRam Mohan has over 20 years’ experience in technology, leadership and entrepreneurship within both publicly quoted and private companies. Previously he worked at companies including Infonautics Corp., First Data Corporation, Unisys Corporation and KPMG. Ram was a founder of the technology behind TurnTide, an anti-spam company acquired by Symantec (a provider of internet security) in July 2004. He has served on the ICANN board of directors since November 2008.

After joining Afilias in July 2001 as Chief Technology Officer, Ram has overseen the key strategic, management and technology choices for the Company. He has also advised several governments on internet security and internet globalization issues as part of Afilias’ ccTLD portfolio.

Guangliang Pan, Registration Services Manager, APNIC

guangliangpanGuangliang Pan has been with APNIC since 2000, working as an Internet Resource Analyst (Hostmaster) until entering the role of Registration Services Manager in 2006. He presently manages the distribution of Internet resources (IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and AS numbers) for the Asia Pacific Region.

Guangliang also serves as APNIC’s East Asia Liaison Officer. He uses his knowledge of the region to undertake liaison work with the Internet community in this region, and he actively participates in Internet events in China and other East Asian economies.

Xing Tao, Wuxi Research Institute of Internet of Things

Xing TaoXing Tao graduated from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) with a doctoral degree in science in 1997. He once worked at the USTC Fast Electronics Laboratory, Japan Institute of High Energy Physics, Department of Electronic Engineering of University of Nottingham, and the MD Anderson Research Center of the University of Texas. During 2004 -2012, he worked at the Shanghai Institute of Micro System and Information Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a researcher and doctoral tutor. Since 2012, he has worked at Wuxi Research Institute of Internet of Things. Over the years Xing Tao has been engaged in the research on IoT and its development and standard formulation in the National Working Group on IoT Basic Standards, the National Working Group on Sensor Network Standard, ISO/IEC JTC1/WG7, ISO/IEC/JTC1/WG10, IEEE 802.15 and other domestic and international standard organizations, involved in the formulation of industry, national and international standards in the field of IoT. Currently Xing Tao serves as the deputy secretary-general of the National Working Group on Sensor Network Standard and the National Working Group on IoT Basic Standards, vice president of Wuxi Research Institute of Internet of Things, and chief scientist of SensingNet Group. So far, he has published more than 30 papers, applied for and obtained more than 10 invention patents. In addition, Xing Tao has won the following titles and honors: the first prize of the 2009 Shanghai Municipal Scientific and Technological Progress Award, the 2010 and 2013 IEEE 802 Special Contribution Awards, the second prize of the 2014 Sichuan Provincial Scientific and Technological Progress Award, and the 2012 Shanghai Standardizations, and the 2013 Advanced Individuals issued by the Information Standardization Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Champika Wijayatunga, Regional SSR Engagement Manager, APAC, ICANN

ChampikaChampika is the ICANN’s Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR) Engagement Manager for the Asia Pacific. He is part of ICANN’s Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) and SSR Teams and represents ICANN in Security, Technical, Law Enforcement and Capacity Building forums in the APAC region.

Prior to ICANN, Champika held managerial, specialist and liaison roles at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific. Champika started his career with IBM Corporation as a Systems Engineer and later worked in IT industry, academia, research, and training environments in the Asia Pacific. Champika received a number of excellence awards during his academic and professional careers and also served in various technical community groups and committees.

Zhang Xuguang, President and CEO of Zhejiang Insigma Technology Co., Ltd.

zhang xuguangMr. Zhang Xuguang is president and CEO of Zhejiang Insigma Technology Co., Ltd., executive director of the Business Model innovation Research Institute of the E-Service Research Center of Zhejiang University, and EDP professor of the School of Management of Zhejiang University. He also serves as member of China Digital City Committee, deputy leader of the Urban Decision-Making Group, executive director of China Smart Card Committee, member of the Public Utilities IC Card Interconnection Standardization Group, expert of Hangzhou Municipal Government at economy and informatization, and senior advisor of informatization of eight municipal governments. He is hailed as the Father of China Citizens Card Project. His main research areas include: smart card technology and application platform, IoT technology, mobile Internet, and smart city.

Zhiwei Yan, Researcher, CNNIC

zhiwei yanZhiwei Yan is a researcher at the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). Having joined CNNIC in 2011, his areas of research include mobility management, network security, and next generation Internet. He is the expert member of CDNC, ICANN ChineseGP and RSSAC Caucus. Since 2013, he has been an Invited Researcher at Waseda University, Japan. Over the course of his career, he has published more than 70 academic papers on DNS, IPv6 and ICN technologies.

Mr. Yan earned his PhD from the National Engineering Laboratory for Next Generation Internet Interconnection Devices at Beijing Jiaotong University.

Zhihua Yang, Senior Network Specialist, Alibaba

Zhihua YangZhihua Yang is responsible for leading Alibaba’s network planning team to plan the Alibaba business network architecture, prospective Research and advance SDN evolution.

He also served on CISCO, Tencent and other internet companies as senior network architect.

He is served as the SDN Industry Alliance expert, now he is the open data center committee ODCC network working group leader.

Qi Zhao, Architect, CNNIC

qi zhaoQi Zhao, architect in CNNIC, is responsible for the service platform architecture of China’s country code top-level domains, include designing, construction, deployment, security reinforcement and optimization.

In 2013, he deployed DNSSEC in .CN as the execute leader.

Honbo Zhou, Haier Director and CEO, UbiLink

Honbo ZhouHonbo Zhou has over 30 years of ICT research and industrial experience focusing on Internet of Things applications with Cloud Computing and Middleware technologies. He is currently founder and CEO of VC-funded UbiLink and a Board Director of QingDao Haier. He was CEO of Foton Fleet Telematics and Managing Director and CTO of Technovator Co. Ltd. He is a pioneer of IoT since 2003 working as the chief architect of THTF’s flagship ezM2M IoT middleware platform and author of three best-selling IoT and cloud computing books in Chinese and English. He was one of the 9 top IoT experts interviewed by the Economist magazine. He worked as research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Grid computing and participated in the ASCI-Blue Pacific (building the then world’s fastest supercomputer) project while at IBM. He also worked at BEA Systems (now Oracle) on Tuxedo and WebLogic middleware. His accomplishments also include the “complete annotation of human genome” (the first in the world, reported by San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, etc.) using supercomputing technologies in 2001 while working at a Silicon Valley startup. Mr. Zhou received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Zurich and an EMBA degree from University of Texas.

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