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Paul Brigner, Regional Director, North American Bureau, Internet Society

Paul BrignerPaul Brigner is Regional Director of the North American Bureau at the Internet Society where he oversees projects, initiatives and activities across the Internet Society’s functional and programmatic areas in the United States and Canada.

Previously, Paul was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America, and prior to that, Executive Director, Internet and Technology Policy, for Verizon. He worked at Verizon for nearly 10 years in numerous management positions.  Earlier in his career, Paul was a software and network architect for several organizations and also served in a technology consulting capacity.

Paul holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He is a graduate summa cum laude of Stephen F. Austin State University where he received the Outstanding Computer Science Graduate Award and The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement AwardBrigner also served in the United States Army where he attended the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School and was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy.

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.

Paul Ebersman, IPv6 Center of Excellence, Infoblox

Paul EbersmanPaul Ebersman works in the Infoblox IPv6 Center of Excellence, doing external speaking and training, participating in standards activities and working with operator groups. He also acts as a technical resource internally, to customers and to the internet community.

Paul first worked on the internet for the Air Force in 1984, supporting TCP/IP and OSI networks. He was one of the original employees at UUNET and helped build AlterNET and the modem network used by MSN, AOL and Earthlink. He has maintained his roots in the internet and the open source community, working for various internet infrastructure companies including ISC and Nominum before coming to Infoblox.

Dr. James Galvin, Director, Strategic Relationships and Technical Standards, Afilias Limited

Jim GalvinDr. James Galvin is Director of Strategic Relationships and Technical Standards at Afilias, supporting and managing the company’s relationships within Internet and IT communities. As an active, long-time member of these communities, Dr. Galvin participates in the development of the founding technical standards and policies upon which Internet applications and services are developed.

He was an integral participant in the initial development of Internet standards for secure email, domain name system security (DNSSEC), and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) security. He has chaired working groups, served as document editor, and managed public domain implementations of IETF security protocols since 1989. Currently, Dr. Galvin serves as the Vice-Chair of ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC).

His many years of technical consulting experience include critical infrastructure design and analysis, risk management, and project management at, among others, IETF, ICANN, Afilias, Navy Research Labs, Sun Microsystems, Drummond Group, and U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. He has also held positions at CommerceNet and Trusted Information Systems, and is the Founder and Principal at eList eXpress, an email list management service provider.

Dr. Galvin has a Bachelor of Science degree from Moravian College with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. He holds a Masters in Computer Science and Information Systems from the University of Delaware where he also earned his Doctorate with a dissertation entitled, Distributed Cryptographic Key Management System.

Shumon Huque, Director of Engineering, Research & Development, University of Pennsylvania

Shumon HuqueShumon Huque is the Director of Engineering, Research, &, Development for the University of Pennsylvania’s Networking & Telecommunications division. He is involved in network engineering, systems engineering, software development, and the design and operation of several key computing services at Penn. Among other things, Shumon is the primary IPv6 and DNS architect at Penn.

He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science from Penn, and also teaches a lab course on advanced network protocols at Penn’s School of Engineering & Applied Science.

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.

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.

Cricket Liu, General Manager, IPv6 Center of Excellence, Infoblox

Cricket LiuCricket Liu is an authority on the Domain Name System and the co-author of all of O’Reilly & Associates Nutshell Handbooks on DNS, including the classic DNS and BIND.  As Vice President of Architecture & Technology, Cricket guides the development of Infoblox’s product and business strategy, and serves as a liaison between Infoblox and the technical community.  He also serves as General Manager of Infoblox’s IPv6 Center of Excellence, which promotes IPv6 adoption and drives Infoblox’s IPv6 product strategy.

Cricket worked for Hewlett-Packard for nearly ten years, where he ran hp.com, one of the largest corporate domains in the world, and helped found HP’s Internet consulting business.  Cricket later co-founded his own Internet consulting and training company, Acme Byte & Wire.  After Network Solutions acquired Acme Byte & Wire, Cricket became Director of DNS Product Management.

Paul Mockapetris, Chairman, Chief Scientist, Nominum, Inc.

Paul MockapetrisPaul Mockapetris, the inventor of the Domain Name System (DNS), is Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Board at Nominum, Inc. Paul created DNS in the 1980s at USC’s Information Sciences Institute, where he was later the Director of ISI’s High Performance Computing and Communications Division. After the formal creation of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in 1986, DNS became one of the original Internet Standards. Paul has been associated with the IETF since its creation, chaired several DNS and non-DNS working groups, and was Chair of the IETF from 1994 to 1996. Paul was program manager for networking at ARPA in the early 1990s, supervising efforts such as gigabit and optical networking. Paul has held leadership roles at several Silicon Valley networking startups, including @Home, Software.com (now OpenWave), Fiberlane (now Cisco), and Siara (now Ericcson). Paul has dual B.S. degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering from MIT, and a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

John Spence, Vice President, IP Services, Nephos6

John SpenceJohn Spence (CCNP, CISSP), VP IP Services, has been working with systems (Linux), IP networking, and IP network security in enterprise and provider environments for over 25 years, and with IPv6 for over 10 years. John was working on networks and security for Frank Russell Company during the mid and late 1990s and was instrumental in Russell’s early adoption of the emerging Internet as a business platform (proud owner of “Internet in a Box” by O’Reilly). John left Russell in 2000, joining Zama Networks – their business plan called for building IPv6backbones linking North America and Asia. John worked on the network security team at Washington Mutual and joined his old Zama colleague Yurie Rich at Native6, where John was a principle, IPv6 consultant, andIPv6 instructor. Native6 was purchased by Command Information in 2006, and Command Information was purchased by Salient Federal Solution in 2011. Across those years, John developed training classes and delivered them to diverse customers such as Symantec, IRS, Army Space and Missile Command, HP, Lawrence Livermore Labs, and Saudi Aramco. John also consulted on IPv6 for US government customers (ex.DISA), enterprise customers (including Bechtel), and providers (Qwest and Rogers Canada). Most recently, John has worked on IPv6 integration for Rogers on their cable network and their wireless HSPA+ network. John is active within the IETF, NANOG, ARIN, Puget Sound ISSA, and IPv6Forum communities.

Pete Toscano, Network Operations Manager, ARIN

Pete ToscanoPete Toscano is the Network Operations Manager at the American Registry for Internet Numbers. Before that, he has worked in the Internet industry as a systems administrator and programmer for ARIN, VeriSign, Network Solutions, and PSINet since 1995.

Roland van Rijswijk, Technical Product Manager, SURFnet

Roland van RijswijkRoland van Rijswijk works as Technical Product Manager at SURFnet, the National Research and Education Network (NREN) in The Netherlands. Roland is responsible for several SURFnet services, including DNS and DNSSEC. His work includes cutting-edge innovation in the area of Internet security, focusing on topics like DNSSEC and identity management.

Roland obtained a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente (2001), after which he worked in software development for Philips, Advanced Encryption Technology (AET) and InTraffic. His expertise is in the application of high-end cryptography. Roland joined SURFnet in 2008.

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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