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Ronald L. Broersma, Chief Engineer, DREN

Ron BroersmaRon Broersma is a career Scientist at the U.S. Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific. He currently serves as Chief Engineer for the Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN), as the SPAWAR Network Security Manager, and as a member of the Federal IPv6 Task Force. Mr. Broersma began his career as a software engineer for the Navy in 1976 at the Naval Undersea Center (NUC) in San Diego. He operated one of the original nodes on the ARPAnet, the predecessor to today’s Internet, and has been involved in network research and engineering since that time. In 1983 he investigated the first network intrusion and has been involved in network and systems security ever since. In 1995 he helped to investigate an intrusion that involved the first ever court-ordered wiretap of a computer network and resulted in a television documentary. Since 2000 he has pioneered the deployment of the IPv6 protocol into production enterprise networks. Mr. Broersma is co-founder of the Hawaii Intranet Consortium, and is co-founder of the San Diego Regional Info Watch. Along with many awards over the years, he is the recipient of the San Diego IT executive of the year “lifetime achievement award” for 2010.

Daniël Federer, Key Account Manager, SIDN

Daniel Federer is key account manager at SIDN, the registry of .nl, which is the world’s 3d largest ccTLD with over 5 million domain names registered to date. At SIDN Daniel is primarily responsible for registrar-relations with the largest .nl registrars, both in the Netherlands and abroad. He was actively involved in developing, designing and managing the DNSSEC registrar-adoption program for .nl, which has been very successful. SIDN currently has over 1 million DNSSEC signed domains and is the TLD with the largest number of signed domain names worldwide.

Daniel started working at SIDN in 2009. He has a sales background in IT services for small and medium enterprises with more than 10 years of experience. He has also been involved in developing, alongside IT services, new product lines for hosting, hosted desktop and domain registration.

Jason Fesler, Distinguished Architect, Yahoo!

Jason FeslerJason Fesler is a Distinguished Architect at Yahoo!, leading the efforts on “IP Survivability”.  His focus is on providing the technical leadership on moving Yahoo! towards IPv6, as well as evangelical efforts promoting IPv6 both within the company and beyond.  Most recently, he successful drove Yahoo’s participation in the World IPv6 Launch.

Jason is a 13 year veteran of large scale production operations roles, and 16 year veteran in internet software development.  He has been with Yahoo!  since 2003.  Jason additionally authors and maintains the “test-ipv6.com” web site, where people can validate and debug their system’s compatibility with the next generation Internet protocol.

Lee Howard, Director of Network Technology, Time Warner Cable

Lee HowardLee Howard is the Director of Network Technology for Time Warner Cable, where his is responsible for the company’s IPv6 deployment, and representation at several standards bodies.

From 2004 to 2008, he was the Director of IT Engineering for a U.S. government contractor. Before that, Lee worked at UUNET from 1997 until 2003, where he managed service delivery of Internet access, including VPN and VoIP services around the world. He currently serves as Working Group Chair for the IETF 6renum working group.

He served for seven years on the Board of Trustees of ARIN, as Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. He also spent a year on ICANN’s Address Supporting Organization Address Council.

Aaron Hughes, Founder, 6Connect

Aaron Hughes

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 is 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.

Borka Jerman Blažič, President, Internet Society-Slovenia

Borka Jerman Blazic Borka Jerman Blažič is a Slovenian and Yugoslavian Internet pioneer, and the President of the Internet Society – Slovenia. She is also a computer network scientist, founder and first general secretary of the Yugoslavian Network for the Academic and Education Community, which introduced the first Internet services in SFR Yugoslavia in 1991.

Among other contributions, she was part of the Internet Architecture Board Character Set Workshop in 1996, and part of her previous work was used in the preparation of the RFC. In 1992-1993 she was project officer and chair of the TERENA (Trans European Research and Education Networks Association) Working Group on Internationalization of the Network services. In 1996-2000 she was member of TERENA Technical Committee. Borka Jerman-Blazic was the first elected chair of the European Council of the Internet Society Chapters (ISOC-ECC).

Prof. Dr. Borka Jerman-Blazic is a full professor at the University of Ljubljana, Department of Economics and is heading the Laboratory for Open Systems and Networks at the Jožef Stefan Institute. There she is teaching electronic communications and information security. She’s also running the program on Internet technology at the postgraduate international school Jozef Stefan. She is also a senior researcher at the Department for System and Computer Sciences of the Stockholm University. Prof. Dr. Jerman-Blazic has published hundreds of articles in international journals, conferences, books and was an invited speaker at many international conferences and workshops in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.

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.

Shane Kerr, Director of DNS Software, Internet Systems Consortium (ISC)

Shane KerrShane Kerr is the Director of DNS Software at the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), which is best known for making the BIND DNS server. Shane started his involvement with Internet organizations when he worked at ARIN as a software engineer. While there he helped implement ARIN’s first IPv6 registry. Since then he moved to the RIPE NCC, working on the RIPE Database and eventually managed the RIPE NCC software engineering department.

Shane started at ISC working on the ISC team that added DHCPv6 support to the ISC DHCP server.

In addition to his ISC role, he is currently one of the RIPE IPv6 working group co-chairs and part of the RIPE program committee.

Olaf Kolkman, Director, NLnet Labs

Olaf KolkmanOlaf 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. He was actively involved with Internet technology during his astronomy studies during the early nineties, and the 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.

Simeon Lisec, Expert, Telekom Slovenije

Simeon LisecSimeon Lisec is an expert at Telekom Slovenije d.d. During his rich experience in ICT his area of expertise include R&D skills, project management, technical presales and lately mostly business development. From 2006, his work is heavily related with adoption and implementation of IPv6 protocol inside and outside of the company. He is heavily involved in Home Gateway Initiative as a member of Management Committee and previous chair of IPv6 working group.

He’s a member of expert council at go6 institute and a chair of working group inside. His latest work and challenges are related to business development within Telekom Slovenije group and shaping the strategy in connected verticals and IoT/M2M which eager for IPv6 heavily.

Irena Nikolova, Network Engineer, Google

Irena NikolovaIrena Nikolova is a Network Engineer at Google. She has been involved in most of the enterprise IPv6 initiatives in the company up to present, more specifically designing and deploying IPv6-only networks.

Along with that she’s responsible for designing different network solutions, testing new products and platforms, optimizing performance, and escalation troubleshooting.

Carsten Strotmann, DNSSEC and IPv6 Specialist, Men & Mice

Carsten-StrotmannCarsten has worked with midrange systems (AS/400), Unix installations and PC networks since 1990. From 1997 to 2000 he lead the Internet and Security Team at GE Capital IT Solutions in Frankfurt, Germany. His work included Security Installations and Networking Concepts/Projects for many German and international Enterprise Customers.

He is working with Men & Mice since 2001 as a consultant, trainer, and engineer. He currently manages the Men & Mice training program as part of the Professional Services division in Europe. Carsten is an expert on DNS, DNSSEC, DHCP and IPv6 on Windows and UNIX/Linux systems. He is the contact person inside Men & Mice for RIPE and the IETF.

Nathalie Trenaman, Trainer, RIPE NCC

Nathalie TrenamanNathalie Trenaman is a Trainer at the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC). She travels throughout the RIPE NCC service region (Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia) to give training courses on a number of topics, including: Local Internet Registry (LIR), IPv6, and the Routing Registry. Nathalie is also responsible for the ongoing development of the IPv6 for LIRs training course material.Prior to joining the RIPE NCC, Nathalie spent eight years working for LIRs. To date, she has over ten years of experience in technical roles such as IPv4 and IPv6, DNS, domain names and network engineering.

Nathalie Trenaman joined the RIPE NCC in 2007 as an IP Resource Analyst in the Registration Services Department. Much of her work was focused on the area of Registration Data Quality (RDQ).

In 2010 she joined the Training Team full time. In her spare time Nathalie is a board member for the Dutch chapter of ISOC.

Andrew Yourtchenko, Technical Leader, Systems Network Operating Systems Technology, Cisco

Andrew YourtchenkoAndrew Yourtchenko, CCIE No.5423 is a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems Network Operating Systems Technology Group, and has been involved in networking since 1995, specializing in the areas of applications and network security. He spent a significant portion of his career at Cisco TAC, driving the resolution of complex technical problems.

He contributes to IETF, and is a frequent speaker at IPv6 conferences. He actively engages with Cisco customers and partners in the areas of IPv6 transition, focusing on the transport and application levels.

Jan Žorž, Co-founder, Go6 Institute

Jan ŽoržJan Žorž started his professional career in RS-232/VAX VMS world in 1992 and continued through Novell and Windows environments all the way to Solaris and other UNIX derivatives, that represents native environment for majority of his projects. For the last seven years Jan has been working as a consultant in the IT field, specializing in IPv6. He co-founded the Go6 institute (not-for-profit), a Slovenian IPv6 initiative whose main objective is to raise IPv6 awareness in Slovenia and alert the community to the fact that we are approaching extensive changes on the Internet.

Due to Go6 Institute, Slovenia is currently leading the EU as country most prepared for IPv6 (according to the RIPE NCC’s IPv6 RIPEness study). Jan has been invited to present around the world on his work, the model of the Go6 platform, IPv6 awareness raising and deployment at the national level.

Jan is also primary co-author of very successful procurement (specification) paper, published as official RIPE Best Current Practice document RIPE-501, titled “Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment”. This document is translated to more than 10 languages and is used around the world by enterprises and governments, when requesting IPv6 in ICT equipment purchases. RIPE-501 was recently replaced by RIPE-554, also co-authored by Merike Kaeo, Sander Steffann and Jan Žorž.

Benjamin Zwittnig, DNS Specialist, Arnes

Benjamin ZwittnigBenjamin Zwittnig has worked at Arnes since 1992 in different networking fields. Since 2000 he has been involved in registry operations for .si which includes registry services for registrars, the ccTLD DNS operations, monitoring and testing.

Since 2010 he has been working on a project for DNSSEC signing of the ccTLD .si. One of goals of this project was accomplished at the end of 2011 by signing .si. The future plans within this project are education and liaison for registrars, domain name holders and end users. At the moment he is involved in rewriting of the registry system for .si with full support for DNSSEC and IPv6.

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