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Łukasz Bromirski, Systems Engineer Manager, Cisco Systems (Poland)

Łukasz BromirskiŁukasz Bromirski – Systems Engineer Manager at Polish office of Cisco Systems. Begun his networking career in 1997 working with various telecommunication areas. In 2006 moved to Cisco, and while reaching for his double CCIE (Routing&Switching and Service Providers) and CCDE, was responsible for Partners and projects spanning various technologies and types of customers. Actively engaged in various networking projects outside of his work at Cisco, focused on education and best practices sharing. Creator of BGP Blackholing project; author of self-developed IPv6, MPLS, QoS, multicast, IGP and BGP, SP Security and CCIE bootcamp hands-on trainings; Co-creator of PLNOG and active speaker on other conferences, also leader of Cisco ISP SWAT team, coordinating efforts to help defend Service Provider networks under active attack around the world.

Frederic Cambus, Software and Network Engineer, StatDNS

Frederic-Cambus-200x300Frederic Cambus is a software and network engineer whose main areas of interest are Linux and Unix systems, high-performance HTTP servers, RESTful API development, and DNS / DNSSEC.

Frederic is the creator of StatDNS, a DNS research project studying the deployment of DNSSEC and IPv6 within the top-level domains. StatDNS provides statistics, resources, and open source DNS tools. He is also the creator of a multi-location DNS Looking Glass allowing users to perform DNS queries over HTTP from different locations worldwide, which can be used to verify and troubleshoot DNS propagation, GeoDNS, and Anycast DNS deployments.

In his spare time, Frederic is an open source developer and advocate, and maintains a technical blog. More information can be found at http://www.cambus.net.

Marcin Cieślak, Internet Society Poland

Marcin CieślakMarcin Cieślak – International technology knight and Internet policy scout. Spinning the internets since 1992, joined Internet Society in 2001 and founded its local guild. Also known under his IRC nickname as saper.

Network and systems engineer, provider of network provisioning and management systems. Long time explorer of election laws and practices. Occasionally contributes to the largest manuscript known to mankind and the software behind it. Currently mostly active in the land of the Teutonic Order, not afraid to besiege Brussels from time to time. @saperski.

Ian Farrer, Senior Network Architect, Deutsche Telekom AG

Ian FarrerIan Farrer is a Senior Network Architect working for Deutsche Telekom AG. With over 15 years of experience in IP network architecture, design and deployment in fixed and mobile carrier environments, Ian is currently involved in ‘re-imagining’ the approach to building carrier networks are built with a particular interest in IPv4/IPv6 tradition technologies.

As part of this, he has also become involved with the IETF to standardise the missing pieces for the new network architecture and is the author / co-author of a number of Internet Drafts.

David Freedman, Group Network Manager, Claranet

David Freedman has worked in network engineering for the past 16 years and is currently employed as Group Network Manager for Claranet, a pan-European Managed Services Provider (MSP) that was established in 1996. During much of this time, David has been a regular participant at RIPE Meetings and in RIPE Working Group discussions, focusing in recent years on address policy and the deployment and operation of IPv6. David also participates in the IETF working groups and maintains authorship of a number of documents relating to OSPF, BGP and IPv6. David can be found travelling the world attending industry conferences, speaking about BGP, Routing Resilience and IPv6 deployment and its challenges.

Bartosz Gajda, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center

bartosz-gajdaBartosz Gajda has been working at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) where he is responsible for network management systems. His main interests concern computer networks, network performance, network management, and IPv6. Since the beginning of evolving IPv6 he has been deeply involved in promoting IPv6 in Poland by organizing the Polish IPv6 Task Force group and giving presentations in debates organized by the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE – Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej), an IPv6 World Day seminar on Gdansk University of Technology, an IPv6 seminar at Warsaw University of Technology, and others. At work he is also in charge of development of the IPv6 network in PSNC and in the PIONIER NREN network, and projects involved with IPv6 (6NET, EMANICS, Future Internet Engineering).

Chris Grundemann, Director, Deployment & Operationalization, Internet Society

Chris GrundemannChris Grundemann (JNCIE #449) is the Director of Deployment and Operationalization at the Internet Society where he focuses on developing and delivering programs to foster the uptake and use of key Internet technologies. Chris is the author of Day One: Exploring IPv6 and Day One: Advanced IPv6 Configuration, as well as several IETF Internet Drafts and various industry papers. He is the founding Chair of CO ISOC, the Colorado chapter of the Internet Society, a board member for the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF), an elected member of the ARIN Advisory Council (AC), an appointed member of the NANOG Program Committee (PC), Chair of the DLNA TC IPv6 Task Force, Co-Chair of the UPnP IPv6 Task Force, and a member of the CEA Pv6 Transition Working Group.

Chris also maintains a personal weblog aimed primarily towards Internet related posts typically focusing on network operation and design, tech-policy and the future of the Internet.

Krzysztof Olesik, DNS Technical Team Manager, NASK

Krzysztof OlesikKrzysztof Olesik is the DNS Technical Team Manager at NASK that also acts as .PL national registry. He previously spent seven years as a DNS Specialist at NASK contributing to development of DNS and Registry system infrastructure. Mr. Olesik was responsible for Internationalized Domain Names as well as DNSSEC implementation and deployment.

He received his Master of Science degree from the Warsaw University of Technology. Free time spends shooting photos or doing sports.

Ivan Pepelnjak, Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data Communications

Ivan PepelnjakIvan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, is the chief technology advisor at NIL Data Communications. He has been designing and implementing large-scale service provider and enterprise networks as well as teaching and writing books about advanced technologies since 1990.

He’s author of several Cisco Press books, prolific blogger and writer, occasional consultant, and author of a series of highly successful webinars. His recent interests include IPv6, cloud-scale data centers and overlay virtual networking.

Krzysztof Silicki, Director for Cooperation with ENISA, NASK

Krzysztof SilickiKrzysztof Silicki, M.Eng., is Director for Cooperation with ENISA at NASK (Research and Academic Computer Network) Institute, Warsaw, Poland, and also Polish Government Representative in European Network and Information Agency (ENISA) Management Board. Before, he was the Technical Director of NASK (2000-2012). Krzysztof Silicki is a founder of CERT NASK (1996) – currently CERT Polska, first incident response team in Poland. He was representative in FIRST (Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams) (1997-1999). Mr Silicki has been also the Originator and Program Chair of SECURE annual conference (1996- 2010) – first and the most advanced IT security conference in Poland. As Technical Director of NASK he was responsible for network technology development in many areas: IP, wireless, security. He was also responsible for CERT Polska development in NASK board of directors (2000 – 2010). He is an author of many publications in Polish IT press concerning telecommunication networks and ICT security. He established and from 1992 until 1996 was the Editor-in-Chief of Netforum, the first Polish communication networks magazine. Before joining NASK, Mr Silicki served as Microelectronics Engineer in the Institute for Electron Technology, Warsaw, Poland.

Sander Steffann, IPv6 specialist, SJM Steffann Consultancy

Sander SteffannSander Steffann started working in the internet industry in 1995 by setting up a small ISP in The Netherlands while studying Computer Science at the University of Twente. Sander started deploying IPv6 in the ISP in 2004 and got involved in the RIPE community.

In 2010 he quit his job to start his own consulting company, and he hasn’t regretted it for a single second. Activities range from hands-on deployment of IPv6 in ISP networks and systems to strategic IPv6 consulting for large corporations. Sander frequently travels to the Middle East to provide training on behalf of MENOG, the Middle East Network Operators Group.

Since 2007 he is co-chair of the RIPE Address Policy Working Group. He is also a co-founder of The Netherlands IPv6 Foundation and responsible for the ISP group of the Dutch IPv6 Task Force.

Patrik Wallström, Senior Researcher, .SE

Patrik WallstromPatrik Wallström is a senior researcher at .SE, the Internet registry for SE domain names, and has been with the registry for eleven years developing registry systems and working with the deployment of DNSSEC.

Patrik is also CEO of OpenDNSSEC AB (svb), providing support and help for the OpenDNSSEC software project. At .SE he is also managing the Healthcheck project, a new open source platform for measuring the quality of DNS, E-mail, Web and IP within Sweden.

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.

Jan Žorž, Operational Engagement Programme Manager, Internet Society

Jan-ZorzJan is the Internet Society’s Operational Engagement Programme Manager. He works on operational initiatives to ease the deployment of IPv6 and other technologies. He is also working to help the industry document best current operational practices and to improve operator feedback to the IETF. Jan is one of the pioneers of SiOL, the Slovenian national ISP, and has been involved in the organization from the beginning. 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 the success of Go6 Institute, Slovenia is currently leading the EU as the 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 a 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 into more than 10 languages and is used around the world by enterprises and governments when requesting IPv6 features in ICT equipment purchases. RIPE-501 was recently replaced by RIPE-554, also co-authored by Merike Kaeo, Sander Steffann and Jan Žorž.

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