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Srinivas Gudipudi, Neosixth

Srinivas GudipudiSrinivas has over 19 years of experience Consulting, Designing and Developing solutions for Governments, Service Providers and Enterprises. He was awarded “Top 10 Innovators of India” by SmartTechie in 2006.He has also contributed to conceptualizing and architecting products in the area of Network Management.

He has worked on many large and significant customers across the globe – Government of India, Government of Singapore, Cisco Systems, Computer Associates, British Telecom, MTS AllStream …etc, where he understood the Business/ Technical requirements and help Define Roadmap and Architect solutions. His Technical and Business acumen has helped the organizations to achieve their goals in the most optimal manner. Srinivas Gudipudi is currently the Chief Technology Officer, at Neosixth Technologies, wherein he leads the IPv6 Consulting, Solutions and Training services for the organization.

Shailesh Gupta, Vice President, Global NOC – Service Delivery, Tata Communications Limited

Shailesh GuptaShailesh Gupta has a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science & Technology) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Operations Management. He has over 23 years of experience in IT/Telecom/SP, and has been working at Tata Communications Ltd. for the last 14 Years (known as VSNL before 13 Feb 2008). Shailesh has been actively involved in or led the following projects :

  • Internet re-launch in 1998
  • Metro Ethernet roll out in 2005
  • Setting up SOC & IPCC in 2006
  • Wi-Max(16 d) deployment  in 2007
  • Teleglobe Integration in 2008
  • Neotel NOC transition in 2011
  • ACE (Automatic Config Engine) in 2012

He was a Scientist “SD” in National Informatics Center(NIC), Govt of India for five years, was associated with NICNET (India’s largest WAN), C-Band/KU Band,  Passport/ General Elections/Treasuries/Press Information Bureau, UPNET  projects, and was a Senior Network Executive with Fujitsu ICL for four years. He has deployed various Mainframe(S-39) & Mini (DRS-6000/K-1025) at  IIT-D, IITK, LIC, SBI, SCB, Grindlays etc.

Richard Jimmerson, Director, Deployment and Operationalization, Internet Society

Richard JimmersonRichard is the Director, Deployment and Operationalization, at the Internet Society. He has been actively involved in Internet resource governance and education since the 1990s. His focus at the Internet Society is to advance and grow the Internet through the delivery of implementation-critical information for deployment of key Internet technologies.

Richard facilitated Internet advancement as a lead executive at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) over a thirteen-year period. He directed registration activities, company operations, and several outreach initiatives during his years at ARIN. In his final years at ARIN, Richard led a high profile outreach campaign to raise Internet community awareness of IPv4 depletion and the critical need for IPv6 adoption.

Richard has communicated with thousands of companies about their adoption of new technologies and standards over the years.

Jitender Kumar, Technical Account Manager, Afilias Limited

Jitender KumarJitender Kumar is the Technical Account Manager in the New Delhi (India) offices of Afilias, the world’s leading provider of Internet infrastructure services that connect people to their data. Kumar focuses on the day-to-day delivery of domain registry services and acts as the liaison between Afilias and its customers.

Kumar holds post-graduate diplomas in Software Engineering from NIIT University and in Business Management from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad.

Richard Lamb, DNSSEC Program Manager, ICANN

Richard LambDr. Richard Lamb has over 25 years of engineering, business, and policy experience in the Internet arena. Currently responsible for DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) efforts at ICANN, he was the technical and policy architect for their DNSSEC root deployment.

Prior to this he was Director of Global IT policy at US Department of State where he worked to bridge technology and policy in a wide range of issues, organizations and agencies.  Before this, he founded a number of networking and security startups the last being acquired by Microsoft. His years in the networking field have included implementation of a wide range of protocols from scratch including UUCP, MEP2, BiSync, SNA/SDLC, X.25, DECNET, Q.921/931, H.323, IPX, and TCP/IP. Rick received his doctorate from MIT.

Martin Levy, Director, Hurricane Electric

Martin LevyMartin Levy has been involved in the TCP/IP world since the publication of the first TCP/IP RFCs in the early 80’s. 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 where thirty years ago 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. Since then Martin has been building networks in California, the US, Europe, Latin America and now in Asia.

Martin Levy joined Hurricane Electric over four plus years ago. Since then, Martin has taken on the role of significantly expanding Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 global connectivity services. Martin Levy’s major contribution to the IPv6 world while at Hurricane Electric has been his tireless pursuit in making IPv6’s global routing on-par or better than the existing Internet routing.

Badri Narayanan Parthasarathy, Vice President, Global IP/MPLS Engineering, Network & Services Engineering, Tata Communications (India)

BadriBadri Narayanan Parthasarathy has 19 years of rich work experience in data networking field.

Badri joined Tata Communications in September 2006. He heads the Global IP/MPLS Planning & Engineering function at Tata Communications and is responsible globally for the Tier1 Internet transit network, Enterprise MPLS VPN network and Video Connect network. He is engaged in various strategic & transformative network projects in IP/MPLS domain and leads a highly skilled team of IP/MPLS networking and systems professionals based across the globe.

Prior to joining Tata Communications, Badri served as VP heading the Networking Infrastructure group for Sify in India. He was responsible for managing Sify’s global network infrastructure covering various functions across Network Operations & Engineering, Service Provisioning and Enterprise Customer support. He was with Sify for seven years and actively involved in the rollout of MPLS and Metro Ethernet based services. Prior to Sify, Badri worked in the Enterprise sector for 6 years in the Media and BFSI verticals.

Rajnesh Singh, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau Director, Internet Society

Rajnesh SinghRajnesh Singh is Regional Director of the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau at the Internet Society where he oversees projects, initiatives and activities across the Internet Society’s functional and programmatic areas in the Asia and Pacific region, including Public Policy, Capacity Building and Internet Standards and Technology.

Prior to joining the Internet Society, Rajnesh played founding and leading roles in several technology and private equity investment firms, and still maintains varied business interests. In his professional capacity, Rajnesh has consulted on communications & power infrastructure, project management and business strategy for medium to large companies and organisations in the Asia-Pacific region. He has also held advisory roles across multiple sectors ranging from governmental organisations to sporting organisations and the private sector.

Rajnesh has worked extensively with the Asia-Pacific Internet community, and has held several leadership roles, including Founding Chair of ICANN’s Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) and Chair of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society. He has worked extensively on ICT policy, training and capacity building in the region, including delivering programmes for UN agencies.

Rajnesh speaks multiple languages and is based in Singapore.

Dan York, Senior Content Strategist, Internet Society

Dan YorkDan York is a passionate advocate for the open Internet focused on helping people understand the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices.  Dan serves the Internet Society as the Senior Content Strategist for the “Deployment & Operationalization Hub (DO Hub)” project helping create, curate and promote online content that helps service providers, companies and individuals more quickly deploy Internet technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC.  Separately, Dan is also the Chairman of the global Voice Over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA). An author of multiple books on networking, security, IPv6 and Linux, Dan is a dynamic and engaging speaker who frequently presents at industry conferences and events and has been blogging and writing online for over 11 years.

Previously Dan worked for Voxeo Corporation heading up the company’s communication through both traditional and new/social media. Prior to that, Dan served in the Office of the CTO for both Voxeo and before that Mitel focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues. Since the mid-1980’s Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media. His most recent books are “Migrating Applications to IPv6” and “The Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks.” More information about Dan can be found at danyork.com.

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