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Mary Barnes, Principal Engineer, Polycom

Mary Barnes is a Principal Engineer in the CTO organization within Polycom. Mary has been involved in system architecture and product development for real-time communication systems for over 25 years, focusing for the past 12 years on IP communications and standards development. She is an active contributor to the IETF. She is the author of IETF specifications(RFCs) relating to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), Centralized Conferencing, NAT/Firewall traversal and Geographic Location Delivery. She is past chair of the SIPPING WG and currently serves as chair of the DISPATCH working group in the Real-time Applications and Infrastructure (RAI) Area and as an advisor for the IETF Nominations Committee for 2010-2011. In addition, Mary currently serves as the Vice-chair of the Technical WG in the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF).

Prior to Polycom, Mary was most recently a Senior Advisor for Nortel, leading the IETF standards strategy for the Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) business unit (now Genband). She was also a senior manager/advisor for Nortel’s 3G IP research, participating in industry standards forums and prototyping a mobile IP based system. She is the inventor of several patents related to this work. She also designed and developed real-time software for Nortel’s DMS-based GSM and Enterprise products. Prior to her 22 years at Nortel, Mary developed real-time embedded software for GPS and video reconnaissance systems for Texas Instruments. Mary has a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.

John Brzozowski, Comcast

John BrzozowskiAt Comcast, John provides technical leadership and guides the firm’s deployment of IPv6. He leverages his expertise and experiences to drive the adoption and implementation of IPv6 ensuring that innovative solutions are in place to support traditional and next generation services. John has contributed significantly to many standards and technologies critical to the cable industry’s adoption of IPv6, specifically those pertaining to voice, video, and data. He works closely with CableLabs on DOCSIS and PacketCable specifications and has contributed to IETF standards efforts.

John’s work in the technical community currently includes acting as the chair of the MidAtlantic IPv6 Task Force, North American IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee member, and member of the IPv6 Forum. Through his work with these organization he helps to drive and support critical IPv6 activities regionally and nationally including but not limited to promoting IPv6 education, awareness, and of course adoption. John also serves as co-chair of the IETF DHC Working Group and co-chair of the MAAWG IPv6 technical sub-committee.

Eric Burger, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University

Eric BurgerDr. Burger is on the faculty of Georgetown University, teaching networking, operating systems, and performing research on protocols and databases. He has an extensive consulting practice to Internet infrastructure manufacturers; telecommunications network equipment manufacturers; mobile application developers; and the financial services, legal, governance, and regulatory industries. Dr. Burger contributes to and holds leadership positions in several standards bodies, including having written many of the SIP media RFC’s in the IETF and contributing to VoiceXML and CCXML in the W3C. He also serves or has served as work group chair for the speechsc (speech server control), mediactrl (media server control), and lemonade (mobile email) work groups in the IETF. Dr. Burger was an author of the ALTO Problem Statement, laying out the issues and approaches for the ALTO protocol development effort in the IETF.

Prior to his appointment at Georgetown, Dr. Burger was the CTO of Neustar; AGM of the Communications Products Division at BEA Systems and prior to that VP Engineering and Corporate Deputy CTO; and held various positions at Cable & Wireless, MCI, Cantata Technology, Brooktrout Technology, ADC/Centirgram, and Texas Instruments. Dr. Burger co-founded SnowShore Networks, where he invented the SIP-controlled multi-function media server. He serves on the advisory boards of Sigma Systems, AGNITY, Mobera Systems, and Dexrex LLC and served on the boards of Information Appliances International and Vivexchange.com, both of which exited successfully. Dr. Burger is a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, a Trustee of the IETF, the Chairman Emeritus and a Member of the SIP Forum Board, and Chair of the IEEE-USA Committee on Communications Policy. He has taught at George Mason University and George Washington University and holds degrees from MIT, Catholic University of Leuven, and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Video: Dr. Eric Burger discusses ALTO. Watch the video now.

Cameron Byrne, Principal Engineer, T-Mobile USA

Cameron Byrne is a Principal Engineer 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 T-Mobile USA for the past 5 years.

Cameron holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the University of New Mexico.

David Conrad, Internet Veteran

David Conrad is a long-time and active participant in Internet infrastructure, development, and operations. In 1983 while at the University of Maryland, he lead the team that developed one of the first commercial TCP/IP packages for IBM PCs. He then went on to assist in the development of the Internet in the Asia and Pacific Rim regions by supporting the University of Hawaii, Manoa/NASA/NSF “Pacific Communications (PACCOM)” project which provided the first links that inter-connected universities and research institutes in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and the US. David was then invited to Japan to become employee #7 at Internet Initiative Japan, one of the first commercial Internet Service Providers in Japan. While in Japan, David helped to found and became the first Director General of the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the IP address allocator for Asia and the Pacific Rim. Returning to the US in 1998, David became the Executive Director of the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) and oversaw the development of one of the most widely used DNS servers, BIND version 9.

With experience gained at ISC, David founded and was the CTO and VP of Engineering at Nominum, a commercial name and address management company. In 2005, David joined ICANN first as General Manager of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) which manages the unique identifiers used by all Internet technologies, then as VP of IT and Research for ICANN. After successfully overseeing the signing of the root of the DNS, David resigned from ICANN and now provides Internet technologies and policy-related consulting.

Andy Davidson, Chief Technology Officer, Netsumo Limited

Andy DavidsonAndy Davidson is CTO at NetSumo, a consultancy and network operations centre for ISPs, data centres, and enterprises with complex networking requirements. Andy and his team are responsible for the operational success of dozens of networks in the UK and across Europe, each with diverse requirements. Andy is particularly involved with projects to scale networks, increase capacities, and improve service availability by careful network design, and a standards based approach to engineering.

He is also a director of two internet exchanges – LONAP in London and IXLeeds in Leeds, UK, and a co-chair of the European Internet Exchange Working Group at RIPE, and a member of the Program Committee for the UK Network Operators Forum.

He is interested in innovative new operational tools and practices, and loves to chat about interconnection and peering.

Ralph Droms, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems

Ralph DromsDr. Ralph Droms is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer in Research and Advanced Development. At Cisco, he is currently contributing to the development of protocol standards for Smart Grid, as well as the design and development of IPv6-capable SOHO and home routers. Ralph is also active in the IETF, where he is an Internet Area Director.

Prior to his appointment as Area Director, he organized the dhc Working Group in 1989 and chaired the WG until 2009. He is responsible for many of the DHCP specifications and has authored more than 20 RFCs as well as “The DHCP Handbook.” In addition to his work in the IETF, he was editor for the IPv6 requirements in the CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 specification and has contributed to other standards bodies. Before he came to Cisco, Dr. Droms was on the faculty at Bucknell and Penn State universities. He has also been on the research staff at both IBM and Burroughs (Unisys).

Chris Griffiths, Senior Manager – Internet Systems Engineering, Comcast Cable

Chris GriffithsChris Griffiths leads the High Speed Internet Engineering team at Comcast, which focuses on Internet Systems, Services, and New Business Initiatives. This includes managing the deployment of the DNS architecture, DOCSIS 3.0 deployments, Congestion Management, IPv6, WiFi, Broadband Home Security, as well as other business critical services at Comcast Corporation. Chris joined Comcast in 2002 in an operations capacity and later moved into an Engineering role focused on Back Office Provisioning, DNS, and IP Solutions. Prior to joining Comcast, Chris worked for several internet and application development companies where he was focused on leading development and engineering teams on building new applications systems and solutions.

Chris is an At-Large-Member of the Board of Directors of the Internet Society-Philadelphia; a Participant at the DNSSEC Industry Coalition; and a contributor and document author at Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He has also participated and presented at the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), and Domain Name System Operations Analysis and research Center (DNS-OARC) meetings.

Lee Howard, Director of Network Technology, Time Warner Cable

Lee Howard is Director of Network Technology for Time Warner Cable, where he identifies and develops network technologies of strategic interest to the company. As a natural progression of that work, he leads the company’s IPv6 program, including core networks and data centers, through provisioning and operational support systems, down to the customer network. His work includes driving requirements through to deployment. Supporting that role, Lee is an active contributor to IPv6 and other efforts at ARIN, BCOP, CableLabs, and IETF, and has presented on IPv6 and transition issues at NANOG and SCTE. He has also organized industry efforts to communicate about IPv6 and to improve its operational deployment.

Before working at Time Warner Cable, Lee was the Director of IT Engineering at Stanley Associates, a federal contractor, and worked for eight years at UUNET. He has served for eight years on the ARIN Board of Trustees, including officer and committee chair roles, and spent a year on the Number Resource Organization’s Numbers Council, which also fills the role of the ICANN Address Supporting Organization Address Council.

Richard Jimmerson, Chief Information Officer, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)

Richard JimmersonRichard Jimmerson is the Chief Information Officer of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). Richard focuses primarily on increasing awareness within the Internet community about the impending depletion of IPv4 address space and the need to adopt the next generation of the Internet Protocol, IPv6.

Richard joined ARIN in 1998, and has managed both registration services and corporate operations. He also managed global communications and technical transition projects during the creation of two new RIRs – LACNIC (Latin America and parts of the Caribbean) and AfriNIC (Africa). In 2007, he took on the job of CIO to dedicate himself to community outreach and education efforts. Prior to ARIN, Richard managed information systems for the United States Marine Corps.

Richard is an expert on all matters related to Internet number resources and the Regional Internet Registry system. He has spoken at numerous Internet industry events throughout the world on technical issues related to IPv6adoption and other matters facing the Internet community.

Video: Richard Jimmerson discusses IPv4 depletion and IPv6 adoption. Watch the video.

Hadriel Kaplan, VP of Technology, Acme Packet

Hadriel Kaplan is Vice President of Technology at Acme Packet, a manufacturer in the Voice and Video over IP space and best known for being the market leader of Session Border Controllers. Hadriel has been involved in network technology for almost two decades, and spends most of his time in development, deployment and standardization of technologies related to VoIP. He travels around the world meeting with Tier-1 Service Providers about their current and future deployment needs, issues, and experiences, in both the mobile/wireless and wireline IP space. Hadriel has authored several IETF drafts, co-authored RFCs, and is an active contributor to the SIP Forum Technical Working Group.

Eric Klinker, Chief Executive Officer, BitTorrent

Eric KlinkerEric Klinker is the Chief Executive Officer of BitTorrent, Inc. bringing close to two decades worth of networking experience as a technologist and innovator. Eric joins BitTorrent from his previous post as CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Internap, a leading provider of network optimization and content delivery solutions. Previously, Eric worked at netVmg, Excite@Home and the Naval Research Laboratory. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a master’s degree in EE from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

Video: Eric Klinker discussed LEDBAT. Watch the video now.


Martin Levy, Hurricane Electric, Director of IPv6 Strategy

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 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 globally. Since joining Hurricane Electric in early 2008, Martin has taken on the role of significantly expanding Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 global connectivity services. Martin Levy’s major contribution to theIPv6 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.

Danny McPherson

Danny McPhersonDanny McPherson is leading VeriSign Labs’ research in network security. With nearly 20 years experience in the Internet network operations, security and telecommunications industries, he brings tremendous technical leadership to the team. Prior to joining VeriSign Labs, Danny was Vice President and Chief Security Officer at Arbor Networks and previously held network operations and architecture positions with Amber Networks, internetMCI, Genuity (acquired by GTE Internetworking), Qwest Communications and the U.S. Army Signal Corp.

Danny has been an active participant in Internet standardization since 1996. Currently he is a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG), Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and co-chairs the IETF’s L3VPN WG. He also serves on the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC), the FCC’s Network Reliability and Interoperability Council (NRIC), and is quite active in the network and security operations and research communities.

Danny has authored a significant number of books, Internet protocol standards, network and security research papers and other documents related to Internet routing protocols, network security, Internet addressing and network operations.

Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board of Directors, SIP Forum

Richard ShockeyMr. Shockey is Chairman Board of Directors and Technical Working Group Co-Chair of the SIP Forum, an industry organization with members from leading IP communications companies with a mission to advance the adoption of products and services based on SIP [RFC 3261]. Mr. Shockey is currently chairing the SIP Forum SIP Connect task group producing a comprehensive IETF standards based profile of how SIP based IP-PBX’s can interconnect with Service Providers.http://www.sipforum.org/.

Mr. Shockey is an internationally recognized expert on Data Communications, Voice over IP Technology, Numbering and Network Signaling. Mr. Shockey has spoken countless times at industry events on SIP, ENUM and Next Generation Networks and led the architecture and design of several commercial products based on ENUM. ENUM [RFC 3761] has been frequently mentioned in the media as a key enabler in the convergence of the PSTN and VoIP and the principal technology service provider’s are considering for VoIP Network to Network Interconnection, Peering and SS7 avoidance.

Mr. Shockey is a founder and since 2002 Co Chair’s the Internet Engineering Task Force ENUM Work Group and is an author or co-author of several IETF RFC’s. Active in IETF affairs since 1998 he also participated in numerous other WG including FAX, SIP, SIPPING, SPEERMINT, SIMPLE and its management nominating committee NOMCOM. He has also co-founded the IETF working group DRINKS on the provisioning of data for VoIP Peering Federations.

Among his current interests are ridding the planet of the petulance of analog plain old telephone service (POTS) and SS7 networks.

Mr. Shockey was formerly Director & Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff at NeuStar, Inc. NYSE:NSR based in Suburban Washington DC. NeuStar is the current contractor for the North American Numbering Plan Administration and Number Portability Database Administration among other products and services.

Duane Wessels, Principal Engineer, VeriSign

Duane is a Principal Engineer with Verisign Labs, where he enjoys working on projects related to the DNSSEC rollout. Earlier this year he coordinated a large-scale data collection from root server operators during the transition to a signed root. More recently he has written tools designed to inform users and operators about DNSSEC configuration problems.

Previousy Duane was the Executive Director of the DNS Operations Analysis and Research Center and President of The Measurement Factory. Many years ago he was knee-deep in Web Caching as the primary author of the Squid Web Proxy Cache. He currently serves on the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) Steering Committee.

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