in conjunction with APRICOT 2012

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Aftab A. Siddiqui

Assistant Manager Network Operations: Cyber Internet Services

6 years of technology and management experience in state of the art Service Provider & Enterprise environments.
  • Expertise in designing/implementing Service Provider & Enterprise Networks technologies & protocols including MPLS, IPv6, VoIP, QoS, FTTx, WiMAX, ATM, FR, Routing Protocol, Security & NMS etc.
  • Project management and Product Development skills.
  • Strong communications skills & effective in presentations for personnel development both technical and non-technical audiences.

Andy Linton

Policy Sig Chair: NSRC

Andy Linton has over 25 years experience in Internet networking. His initial experience was as a researcher and programmer in the university sector at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Victoria University of Wellington and then with a number of Internet Service Providers such as AARNet,, Telecom NZ, Netlink, Telstra and CityLink.

Andy has been on the board of the Public Interest Registry which manages the .org domain, the council of InternetNZ and is currently on the board of New Zealand's Domain Name Commission which manages the .nz name space. He is also a trustee of the NZ Network Operators' Group Trust and a member of the program committee for the APRICOT 2011 conference.

Andy has done work for APNIC, RIPE and ICANN building software systems, networks and undertaking structural reviews.

He is one of the 14 global Trusted Community Representatives who oversee the key ceremonies where the cryptographic digital keys used to secure the Internet DNS Root Zone are generated and securely stored.

Andy has travelled as a volunteer on a number of occasions to teach at the PacNOG Internet infrastructure computer workshops in Pacific countries such as Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, French Polynesia and American Samoa.

Anne Lord

Director of Chapters: ISOC

Anne has more than 15 years' experience in the global Internet community, working mostly in the non-profit sector where her focus has been on community building. Anne has worked closely with online communities in her previous position at APNIC. Anne's areas of expertise include training, policy development, membership services, and communications.

In particular, she worked with the National Internet Registries (NIRs) in collaboratively developing a framework for policy and operational best practices. Anne also worked at the RIPE NCC when it began operations in 1992 and upon leaving joined UUnet as an international support engineer, assisting ISPs in Africa and in Europe with BGP configurations to the European backbone. 

Arnold Nipper

CTO/COO and Co-founder: DE-CIX

Arnold Nipper (born 1958) holds a degree in mathematics and is one of the founding fathers of DE-CIX Management GmbH where in his capacity as CTO/COO he has been responsible for operations and technical development since 2000. The DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main is the largest Internet Exchange worldwide where traffic exchange between Internet Service Providers (peering) takes place.  Besides overseeing operations, Arnold Nipper supervises technical planning, installation, and the continuous expansion of DE-CIX. Arnold Nipper also serves as board member at the Euro-IX, the umbrella association of Internet Exchanges.

Arnold Nipper is one of the pioneers in the area of Internet and network technology in Germany and has over 20 years of professional experience under his belt. From 1994 to 2000 he was the CTO at one of the first German Internet Providers, Xlink Internet Service GmbH, which operated under the name KPNQ west Germany GmbH after it was taken over by the Dutch KPN in 1999. From 1989 to 1993 Mr. Nipper was a research assistant at the Technical University Karlsruhe where he built the first IP connection for the university and helped lead the development of the national German Research and Education Network, WiN-IP.  At the end of the eighties, Arnold Nipper was one of the founders of the  Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE), the first European forum for the technical coordination and development of the Internet. As chairman of IV-DENIC, the advocacy platform Deutsches Network Information Center, he played an important part in the establishment and development of the first name server for .de domains.

Arturo Servin

Chief Technology Officer: LACNIC

Arturo Servin is Chief Technology Officer in the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses Registry (LACNIC). Before joining LACNIC he worked in the IT-Innovation Centre of the University of Southampton as research engineer where he worked on cloud computing, security and machine learning projects. He was network engineer and Telecommunications and Networking Director in the Tecnologico de Monterrey where he worked very closely with the development of the Internet and Internet2 initiatives in Mexico.

Arturo Servin has a PhD in Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence from the University of York in the United Kingdom. He also have a master degree in Telecommunications and a bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering, both from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico.

Arvind Mathur

Strategic Technology Officer: Cisco Corporate CTO Office

Arvind Mathur is Strategic Technology Officer, India and South Asia withthe Cisco Corporate CTO Office, based in Bangalore, India. Arvind's professional career spans over 22 years in the telecommunications & ICT industry and he brings in extensive service provider experience from India as well as internationally. Prior to joining Cisco, Arvind was CTO and President, Global Services with Sify, one of India's leading ISP and a major provider of converged ICT services for the Enterprise; Vice President and Head of Global Product Management for Enterprise Network Services at Tata Communications; and was as well the CTO for Enterprise Services at Bharti-Airtel.

Arvind has spent several years in Japan, USA and Canada working in different roles and capacities with the Research Institute of Electrical Communications, Teleglobe International, and JDS Uniphase respectively. He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and holds dual Masters degrees in Electrical Communication Engineering and Physics. He is a familiar industry speaker on next generation converged ICT networks, enterprise solutions, innovation strategies, cloud computing, data centers and managed services.

At Cisco, he is working on several initiatives for Service Providers and Smart Connected Communities: contributing to thought leadership in technology, service architectures, solutions, standards and policy.

Barry Greene

Member- Industry Advisory Board: Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC)

Barry Greene was President Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) – a +60 strong 10 million dollar open source organization responsible for Internet critical software services, and infrastructure – including BIND – our industry’s core DNS server. ISC’s President leads engineering, sales, marketing, product management, and all aspect of the business. Barry is responsible to transform ISC from a heavy engineering organization into a balanced and stable force that can continue to develop BIND (DNS), DHCP, Quagga, and other Internet critical open source software, services, and capabilities. Barry continues ISC’s evolution as an Agile Software Development process company to include the Agile essence in all aspects of operations, systems, and applications design.

Before ISC, Barry was Director of Juniper’s Security Incident ResponseTeam (SIRT) fulfilling Juniper’s mission to deliver products that are Fast, Reliable, and Secure. Barry transformed the Juniper SIRT Team to lead the industry in recognized performance and capabilities.

Before Juniper, Barry’s spent 12 years at Cisco Systems, spending the last 6 as Cisco’s Chief SP Security Architect – driving programs, products, innovation, and strategy to meet a SP’s security business He has lead Cisco’s broad SP Security talent to deliver products, services, designs, and best practices which allow SPs to survive today’s vibrant and thriving “miscreant economy.”

Barry’s brings 30 years of industry experience, with 20 year directly focused on the growth, stability, and resiliency of the Global Internet. This experience is critical to Barry’s ability to drive transformation in way that are unique and demonstrate tangible success. He is a pioneer of the fields of Service Provider Security and Operational Security reaction teams – creating many of the techniques, technologies, and capabilities used in the industry today to protect all telecommunications from the range of cyber-security threats. Barry activity participates in key policy meetings – being on the 2002-2003 US Government Cyber-Security Commission and is currently on the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC).

Mr. Greene has a Bachelors of Science in History from Rolling College.

Bhadrika Magan

Publications Manager: APNIC

Bhadrika Magan is the Publications Manager at APNIC, where her main focus is managing the production and design of publications such as the Annual Report and the APNIC external and Conference websites. Effective communication delivery is a key driver for Bhadrika and she is currently completing her Masters in Communications to that end.

Bhadrika joined APNIC in 2008 as the Senior Editor, bringing over 10 years' writing and editorial experience to the role, mainly from a legal publishing background. Previous to that, Bhadrika worked in the legal field.

Brendan Ritchie


Having graduated from Victoria University in Wellington in 2002 with a BA and BCA, Brendan worked for the Queensland Chamber of Commerce before joining DTS, a business and public sector focused ISP, as General Manager in 2007. Based out of DTS's Gold Coast office, Brendan oversees the company's rapidly growing operations throughout New Zealand and Australia. While his role has responsibility for every facet of the business, Brendan has a strong interest in social media as a marketing platform, and has used this extensively to educate clients and interested parties in DTS's IPv6 transition which has led to the company now being widely regarded as a leader in the field within New Zealand.

Brendan led DTS's IPv6 implementation in 2010/2011 and wrote the submission that won the company the IPv6 category at the 2011 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards.

Cecil Goldstein

Training Practice Manager: Team Cymru

Cecil is the Team Cymru Training Practice Manager. Based in Brisbane, Cecil was previously the Training Manager at APNIC, responsible for developing and delivering their training program largely in the developing and under­‐developed countries of the Asia Pacific region.

Before joining APNIC, Cecil was a lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology, focusing particularly on internetworking subjects.

He has been involved in Internet training and support from the initial AARNET days and co-­authored the first guide to using the Internet (AARNet) in Australia, "Getting the Most out of AARNet".

He has strong passions about keeping the Internet safe, free and working as well as strengthening its accessibility and usability in the developing world.

Champika Wijayatunga

Training Manager: APNIC

Champika is the Training Unit Manager of APNIC and responsible for managing the APNIC training activities in the Asia Pacific region. Champika has over 15 years of experience and worked in a number of countries in the IT industry, academia, research, and training environments. He was previously the Team Leader of the APNIC training team, a Senior Training Specialist and also the APNIC Liaison Officerfor the South Asia region.

Prior to APNIC, Champika worked as a Research Associate at the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand. He started his career with IBM as a Systems Engineer and later worked as an IBM Software Systems Specialist. He was also an IBM Instructor, where he conducted various IBM training courses to their clientele.

Chika Yoshimura

Network Engineer: NTT Communications

Chika Yoshimura is a network engineer at OCN (AS4713) operated by NTT Communications, which has 8+ million customers and is one of the largest ISPs in Japan.

She has been with OCN for 9 years and has been in charge of developing
the backbone network and the peers/transits since 2007.

Dean Pemberton

Senior Consultant: Prophecy Networks

Dean Pemberton is a Senior Consultant with New Zealand based company Prophecy Networks. Dean provides ICT strategy and guidance to CIO level as well as contributing to technical architecture and design work. His involvement with the NZ IPv6 Task Force is both as a member of the Administration Committee as well as Chair of the Technical Special Interest Group.

Dr. Ren-Hung Hwang

Distinguished Professor: National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Dr. Ren-Hung Hwang is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at the National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, which he joined in 1993. He was the director of Ching Jian Learning Center from 2010-2011, Chair of the Computer Science and Information Engineering department from 2006-2009, Chair of the Communications Engineering department from 2002-2005, and director of the R&D department of the Computer Center from 1997-2002.

He has been a member of the IP address and protocol committee of TWNIC since 2005 and has conducted many research projects on IPv6 deployment and IPv4 exhaustion issues for TWNIC. He has actively participated in the APNIC meetings since 2009 as a delegate of TWNIC. Prof. Hwang has published more than 200 international journals/conferences and has served as the program chair for ISPAN2009, vice program chair for UIC 2011 and program committee member of numerous international conferences. He is also the co-author of the textbook: ComputerNetworks: An Open Source Approach.

Ed Lewis

Director, Member of Technical Staff: Neustar

Edward Lewis began working on the Internet in the 1980's, working on US NASA's experimental networks during the day and teaching at a local university at night. Since then he has worked on the development of DNSSEC, seeing it from a US DARPA research project through to today. He co-taught DNS workshops at APRICOT from 2001 to 2007.  He's worked at ARIN (the APNIC of North America) and now for Neustar and the US/BIZ registries and UltraDNS service.

Elise Gerich

Vice President: IANA

Elise Gerich, a 21 year veteran of Internet networking, is the VicePresident of IANA at ICANN.

Before joining ICANN, Gerich worked for Juniper Networks for nine years, serving most recently as Director of Software Product Management. Prior to that, she worked as the Director of Operations for the @Home Network, which built and operated the first national backbone for delivery of Internet Services by North American cable operators.

Prior to joining @Home Network, Gerich served as the Associate Director National Networking at Merit Network in Michigan. While at Merit she was also a Principle Investigator for NSFNET's T3 Backbone Project and the Routing Arbiter Project.

In addition to her commercial experience, Gerich has been the Co-chairof the Internet Planning Group (IEPG), Chair and Co-founder of the North American Network Operators' Group (NANOG), the National Science Foundation's representative on the Federal Engineering Planning Group and a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). Elise Gerich holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

Frank Salanitri

Project and Systems Services Manager: APNIC

Frank is responsible for managing complex projects within the APNIC secretariat. Resource Quality Assurance is one of the key activities under his management. It involves various stakeholders both inside and outside of APNIC, and requires international collaboration with various organizations having the same objective of maintaining a robust and reliable Internet.

Fred Baker

Fellow: Cisco

Cisco Fellow Fred Baker has been involved in the development of the Internet since the late 1980's. He has served as the Chair of the IETF, chaired several working groups, and written or edited numerous RFCs. He now chairs the IETF's IPv6 Operations Working Group, working with the operational community on deployment issues. He is also a member of NIST's SGIP Smart Grid Architecture Committee. At Cisco, he works with university researchers to further the goals of the Internet. He is also Cisco's representative to BITAG, an industry group that develops educational papers for policy-makers in industry and government.

Gaurab Raj Upadhaya

Network Architect: Limelight Networks

Gaurab Raj Upadhaya is Network Architect at Limelight Networks based in Singapore.

In this role he works with the team responsible for backbone network of the Limelight Content Delivery Network. Previously, Gaurab worked for Packet Clearing House as Sr. Network Engineer and Internet Analyst managing a global DNS Anycast system spread over sixty sites and supporting eighty plus ccTLDs and gTLDs.

Gaurab's primary interest is in Internet backbone operations, analysing peering/transit relationships between operators and roles of Internet Exchange Points in different parts of Asia. He also spends much of his time in training ISPs in developing countries about best practices on network operations. Gaurab also serves on the Board of APIA, Program Committee of APRICOT and Program Committee of APNIC meetings. He chairs the South Asian Network Operators Group (SANOG), and the APNIC Policy -SIG. He lived most of his life in Nepal, and setup the Nepal Internet Exchange. He's been active participants at APRICOT since 2002.

Geoff Huston

Chief Scientist: APNIC

Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at APNIC, where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies and address distribution policies. From 1995 to 2005 Geoff was the Chief Internet Scientist at Telstra, where he provided a leading role in the construction and further development of Telstra's Internet service offerings, both in Australia and as part of Telstra's global operations. Prior to Telstra, Mr Huston worked for the Australian National University, where he lead the initial construction of the Internet in Australia in the late 1980's as the Technical Manager of the Australian Academic and Research Network.

He is the author of a number of books on IP technology and has authored numerous papers and columns. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board from 1999 until 2005 and served as its Executive Director from 2001 to 2005. He is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, where he currently chairs two Working Groups. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society from 1992 until 2001, and served a term as Chair of the Board in 1999. He has served on the Board of the Public Internet Registry and also on the Executive Council of APNIC. He chaired the Internet Engineering and Planning Group from 1992 until 2005.

George Kuo

Member Services Manager: APNIC

As APNIC Member Service manager, George is in close contact with the regional Internet community. Taking control of APNIC's front-line contact with APNIC Members offering assistance and solutions to their Internet resource needs, provides George and his team with a unique perspective on the community's concerns, issues and challenges.

As APNIC's liaison officer for Taiwan, George also maintains contacts with Members in this part of the region.

George manages the APNIC Member Services Unit, which provides services, assistance and technical solutions to both APNIC Members and the broader Internet community. This involves serving as the ultimate resource for the APNIC Helpdesk; developing, maintaining, and improving APNIC's online Internet resources management tool, MyAPNIC; implementing policy changes. George also acts as APNIC's community liaison for Taiwan.

George joined APNIC in 2000 as an Internet Resource Analyst serving the Asia Pacific region including the economies of Japan, Singapore, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Together with the APNIC Training team, he also conducted training courses in these and nearby regions.

Prior to joining APNIC, George provided system administration and network support for Zupps Group and worked in a supervisory role in the hospitality industry.

Greg Hankins

Global Solutions Architect: Brocade

Greg Hankins is a Global Solutions Architect at Brocade, specializing in the Ethernet switching and IP/MPLS routing product lines.  He works with service providers and Internet exchanges around the world as a technology evangelist, consulting engineer and customer advocate, and is an active member of the network operator and peering community.

Prior to joining Brocade, he held technical marketing and systems engineering positions atForce10 Networks and Riverstone Networks, and network engineering positions at Mind Spring Enterprises and Georgia Tech.

Hervey Allen

Network Systems Engineer: Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)

Hervey Allen works for the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC). The NSRC provides technical information, engineering assistance, training, equipment, and educational materials to network operators at research and education institutions and Internet Service Providers in emerging regions. Over the past few years Hervey has done extensive organizing, coordinating and teaching in network workshops and tutorials covering topics such as network monitoring and management, Unix system administration, security best practices, DNSSEC, scalable network services, and campus network design. These workshops have been held in over 35 countries around the world and have been part of events such as APRICOT, SANOG, AfNOG, PacNOG, WALC and multiple ccTLD trainings.

Before joining the NSRC Hervey graduated from the University of Oregon in Computer Science. He has run and built help desks at Pomona College and the University of Oregon, was a System Engineer with Turbolinux, Inc. and worked with several non-profit organizations building their technical infrastructure. Hervey is a member of several coordinating and planning committees for larger Network Operator Group events, such as PAcNOG, SANOG, AfNOG and APRICOT.

Hon Kit Lam

Vice President: IP &Content Management Services Tata Communications

Hon Kit Lam is Vice President, IP &Content Management Services for Tata Communications, part of the $62.5 billion Tata Group. With over 18 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, particularly in product management and product development for IP, IPVPN and data services, Mr. Lam is responsible for IP Product management and development of Wholesale IP, Internet Leased Line/Dedicated Internet Access as well as Content Management Services globally.

Before joining Tata Communications, Mr. Lam worked with Asia Netcom (now PacNet), Wharf T&T, and Reuters in product development and management roles for IP and data services. He participated actively in next-generation technology evaluation for various services and platforms to develop network services on IP, VPN, Remote Access and Satellite Broadcast Services.

Mr. Lam holds a Bachelor of Science (Eng.) degree from the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor of Law degree from University of London.

Izumi Okutani


Izumi Okutani performs Policy Liaison at JPNIC. She is in charge of outreach and training activities for Policy Development in Japan, and she has been involved with coordination between the Japanese and wider Asia Pacific communities since 2000. Izumi has served as NIR SIG Chair since 2005.

Jeff Apcar

Distinguished Engineer: Cisco

Jeff Apcar is a Distinguished Services Engineer in the Cisco Advanced Services team. He has been with Cisco for 12 years and has over 30 years of experience in IP networking and data communications. He has worked with most major service providers in the Asia Pacific region in the area of IP, IPv6, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet networks.

Today, Jeff provides design consultancy, training, chalk talks and workshops in many areas of networking including MPLS, Traffic Engineering, Quality-of-Service, Multicast, Routing Protocols, Fast Convergence, IPv6, Carrier Ethernet, Smart Object Networks and Mobile IP.

Jeff is well known for his knowledge in MPLS and is a co-author of the Cisco Press publication MPLS and VPN Architectures Volume II. He has also been a contributor to several other books including The Internet working Technologies handbook, MPLS Security, Service Provider QoS and holds three issued patents in MPLS and Traffic Engineering.

Ji Young Lee


Ji-Young Lee is a systems engineer at KRNIC. She received her in Computer Science from Ewha Womans University, Korea, in 2003, and her M.S. in Computer Science from Ewha Womans University, Korea, in 2005. Since 2004, she has worked for the Korea Network Information Center (KRNIC) of the Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA).

Ketan Talaulikar

Technical Leader: Cisco Systems

Ketan Talaulikar is a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems, India with the Network Operating Systems Technology Group (NOSTG), delivering Routing & MPLS features for Cisco IOS-XR Operating System for Cisco's service provider routing platforms. He has over 12 years of experience in software development in IP Routing Technologies. Prior to joining Cisco 3 years ago, he has worked with Nortel and undertaken projects as a consultant for vendors like Alcatel and Avici in India, Europe and the US.

Ketan is the lead software developer on the RCMD project.

Kurt Erik Lindqvist

Chairman: Euro-IX

Kurt Erik "Kurtis" Lindqvist, born 1974 in Finland, has been part of setting up 3 successful ISPs. He went on to work on the pan-European network architecture and integration of country operations for KPNQwest. Since 2002 he has been the CEO of Netnod Internet Exchange in Stockholm, that is also the operator of and anycast services for approximately 30 TLDs. Kurt Erik has worked actively as a WG chair for several working groups in RIPE and the IETF, and served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board 2004-2008. He has also been a board member of Euro-IX since 2002 and since 2003 as the chairman.

Louise Flynn

Marketing and Public Relations Consultant: APNIC

Louise Flynn is the APNIC Marketing and Public Relations Consultant and a member of the NRO Communications Coordination Group. Her work involves planning and coordinating all APNIC Communication and Public Relations activities. Her current focus is on increasing APNIC member participation online through the APNIC CONNECT Project.

Louise is passionate about APNIC’s work for developing economies through programs such as the ISIF grants and increasing the role of woman in ICT.

She has over 10 years experience in Technical and B2B Marketing in Australia and the UK and holds a Master of Business Administration (Entrepreneurship).

Maemura Akinori


MAEMURA Akinori is currently the General Manager of the InternetDevelopment Department at the Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC).

Akinori began his career in the Internet industry in 1994, designing anation-wide IP network operated by the NEC Corporation. Since then he has been involved in the Japanese Internet Community as a founding member of the steering committee of JANOG (Japan Network Operators Group) and JPNIC activities in its IP address management business as a committee member and the Trustee-in-charge.  After working for the France Telecom Group seven years from 2000, he joined JPNIC as General Manager, Internet Development Department.

Akinori has been a member of the APNIC Executive Council since 2000, a visiting research fellow for GLOCOM (Center for Global Communication of the International University of Japan) since 2007, a part-time lecturer at Reitaku University since 2007, and Chair of the Publicity Working Group of the Task Force on IPv4 Address Exhaustion, Japan, since 2008.

Martin Levy

Director IPv6 Strategy: Hurricane Electric

Martin Levy has been involved in the TCP/IP world since the publication of those first TCP/IP RFCs. 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 that he ran their first TCP/IP network-enabled UNIX computers. After seven years in New Jersey, Martin moved to California and joined the Silicon Valleyentrepreneurial-life to continue his focus on networking software and systems. When the ISP industry started to take root in the early 1990s, it was a natural industry for Martin move into.

Since then, Martin has been building networks in California, the US, Europe and Latin America. Since joining Hurricane Electric in early 2008, Martin has taken on the role of significantly expanding the Hurricane Electric IPv6 commercial offerings, including its expansion into Asia. Martin Levy is a regular speaker at various worldwide Internet-related conferences.

Masataka Mawatari

Masataka Mawatari: JPIX

Masataka Mawatari is a engineer at JPIX.  He is in charge of IPv6 deployment and solution of IPv4 exhaustion issue as an IXP engineer, and he is mainly responsible for the 464XLAT service for providing IPv4 connectivity across IPv6 network.

He contributes to JANOG and the other APAC engineers' community (APIX, APOPS, etc.).

Masato Yamanishi

Policy SIG Co-Chair: SOFTBANK BB Corp

Masato Yamanishi is currently leading the team of peering and IP address management in SOFTBANK BB Corp as the Deputy General Manager of the Technology Planning Department. He is also busy with the international standardization of NGN and IPTV.

Mr Yamanishi received a Master of Computational Chemistry at the University of Tokyo; he started his career in the Internet industry with a start-up Internet data center. After moving to SOFTBANK BB in 2003, he was involved in the nationwide IP network design and various service deployment projects, in particular the first IPTV service and the largest P2P based streaming service in Japan.

He actively contributes to the Japanese community; primarily via JANOG and JPOPM, and attends various domestic discussions and government committees. He also participates in international standardization meetings.

Merike Kaeo

Director of Data Security and Service: Internet Systems Consortium (ISC)

Merike Kaeo is the Director, Data Security and Services at Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) where her responsibilities include providing strategic direction and establishing global industry partnerships with ISC’s Resiliency and Security Forum. Prior to joining ISC, Merike was the Founder of Double Shot Security, a company that offered worldwide technical strategy and business consulting services to secure IPv4 and IPv6 networked infrastructures. She iis the author of the Cisco Press book 'Designing Network Security' , has been an active contributor in the IETF since 1992 and was named an IPv6 Forum fellow in 2007. Merike received her BSEE from Rutgers University and an MSEE degree from George Washington University.

Michael Nezri

Director of Engineering and Networking: PineApp

Michael joined PineApp Ltd as Director of Engineering and Networking in 2011 after working for fifteen years in the area of service provider networking and infrastructure. Most recently, Michael served as Chief Technology Officer for Israel’s leading ISP – 013Netvision. Additionally, Michael worked as a Systems Engineer for Redback Ericson and as a Networking Consultant for Service Providers and Corporations in the Middle East and Europe. Michael specializes in the design and implementation of Service Provider Access and Backbone Solutions – always mindful of resource allocation and system optimization.

Michael is a Certified Cisco trainer and is Cisco Certified in all areas related to Routing, Switching, Service Provider, Security and Voice. These certifications include: CCSP, CCDP, CCIP, and CCIE Routing & Switching and Service providers (2002 -2009). Michael also completed his RHCE certification in 2000.

Muhammad Durrani

Principal Engineer: Brocade Networks

Muhammad Durrani is currently holding The "Principal Engineer" position in Brocade networks. In this capacity, he is working closely with various cross functional groups and closely interacts with Customers for design related issues in Enterprise, Core and Data Center product line and front ending Customer "Proof of concepts" & influence customer deployments for optimal solutions implementation. Prior to Brocade, he had served as the Senior Technical lead of Service Provider Business unit (CRBU) in Cisco Systems, where he has successfully delivered various carrier class products for various platform including GSR and CRS-3 (especially 100G Platform) widely deployment by major Service Providers around the world.

He has lead various design related Proof of concepts, Customer Capacity Planning technical discussions , Customer training sessions, Product Architectural training session with customers and with World wide Advance Service group (China , Australia , Japan , US , Canada , Singapore , Pakistan , India and Brussels) during his stay in Cisco Systems. He has also worked closely with "Solutions Architect" group to resolve design related issues and translating customer needs into product development life cycle in order to deliver complete solutions to protect major Service Provider's long term investment. Mr. Durrani has over 12 years of experience in the networking andtelecommunications industry. Mr. Durrani has also served as Senior Network Architect at MCI World Com where he has worked on various capacity Planning designs and backbone migration projects involve legacy Frame relay / ATM networks to IP networks and scalable internet exchange BGP Peering solutions. Mr. Durrani has delivered several technical sessions in various network Operating groups aka APRICOT, SANOG, NANOG world Major ISPs (ATT, Verizon etc).

Mr. Durrani holds Dual CCIE (#12521) in Routing & Switching and Service Provider Core.

Muhibbul Muktadir Tanim

Assistant Manager: Augere Wireless Broadband Bangladesh

Muhibbul Muktadir Tanim is a skilled system and network administrator. He has more than six years core technical experience in Telco and IT sector and currently working in Augere Wireless Broadband Bangladesh Ltd (Qubee), first Wimax service provider of Bangladesh as Assistant Manager, IT Infrastructure & Operations.

Mr. Tanim is skilled in Unix, linux administration with Highly Available Infrastructure and experienced in Network,Database Administration. For last couple of years, he has been involved with Wimax related operational activities which encouraged him to research about wireless technology.

He got Fellowship in SANOG XVI and presented Tutorial speech about "Wimax and Wifi" in SANOG XVII.

N. Ravi Shanker

Additional Secretary: Department of Information Technology, MCIT, Government of India

N. Ravi Shanker is a Member of the Indian Administrative Service, with over 30 years of experience in Public Administration & Public Policy.

He is presently posted as Administrator Universal Service Obligation Fund in the Department of Telecom, Govt. of India.

Earlier he was in the Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India on the post of Joint Secretary and later as Additional Secretary, handling the areas of e-Learning, e-Infrastructure, Internet Governance and Language Technology.

As Joint Secretary, he also officiated as CEO of National Internet Exchange of India.

Nandan Nilekani

Chairman: Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

Nandan Nilekani is currently the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in the rank of Union Cabinet Minister, which aims to provide a unique identification number for all residents of India.

Nandan Nilekani was most recently the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Infosys Technologies Limited, which he co-founded in 1981.  He was serving as Director on the Company’s Board since its inception to July 2009.He has held various posts at Infosys, including Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, President, and Chief Operating Officer.

Nandan Nilekani co-founded India’s National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) as well as the Bangalore chapter of the IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE).  He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and the President of NCEAR (the premier, independent, applied economics research Institute in India).

Born in Bangalore, Nandan Nilekani received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.  He was named the Corporate Citizen of the Year at the Asia Business Leaders Award (2004) organized by CNBC.  In 2005, he received the prestigious Joseph Schumpeter Prize for innovative services in economy, economic sciences and politics.

In 2006, he was awarded one of India’s highest civilian honours, the Padma Bhushan and was also named Businessman of the Year by Forbes Asia. Time magazine listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 and 2009.  He is the author of ‘Imagining India’, which was one of the finalists for the FT-Goldman Sachs Book Award for the year 2009. Foreign Policy magazine listed him as one of the Top 100 Global.

Naoki Mashiko

Network Engineer: OCN

Naoki Mashiko is a network engineer at OCN operated by NTT Communications, which is one of the largest ISPs in Japan. From 2002 to 2006, he engaged in development/operating Layer2 VPN NW (Transparent Lan Switching).

Since 2006, he has been in charge of operating the backbone network and the peering points between the network and other ISPs.

Nishal Goburdhan

Senior Project Manager: AFRINIC

Nishal works for AfriNIC; the Regional Internet Registry for Africa, as the Senior Project Manager: Architecture, and is responsible for the deployment of AfriNIC's infrastructure across the African continent and beyond.

Prior to AfriNIC, Nishal worked in several roles at Internet Solutions, an Internet Service Provider in South Africa, growing their infrastructure to a multinational service provider, operating across 4 continents during his 12 year stint at IS. Nishal is passionate about transferring education to developing and under­‐developed countries, and is an instructor for the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG), and a IEEE member.

Nobuhiko Akiyama

Network Engineer: NTT EAST

Nobuhiko Akiyama is a network engineer at NTT-NGN operated by NTT EAST, which is one of the largest access carrier in Japan. From 2004 to 2006, he was involved in corporate sales division as a system engineer.

Since 2006, he has been in charge of designing technically the backbone network of NTT-NGN.

Paresh Khatri

Director of the Advanced Consulting Engineering: Alcatel-Lucent

Paresh Khatri is the Director of the Advanced Consulting Engineering group within the IP Competency Centre at Alcatel-Lucent in APAC.  He has been responsible for architectural design for the largest IP transformation projects in the region, and is now working closely with service providers to develop strategies towards next-generation all-IP mobile networks.

Paresh’s areas of expertise include the entire range of IP/MPLS technologies and applications, from the network core to the access network.  He also specializes in packet-based mobile core and backhaul networks and emerging mobile technologies such as LTE.

Paresh has more than 15 years of experience with both service providers and vendors in building carrier-grade IP/MPLS networks, including the largest IP NGN transformation project ever undertaken in Australia.

Paresh is a regular speaker at industry conferences in the APAC region and also actively participates in a number of telecommunications industry standards bodies.

Paresh holds a Bachelors of Electronic Systems Engineering (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Queensland University of Technology.

Paul McKitrick

Manager, Compliance and Security: Domain Name Commission (NZ)

Paul is currently the Manager Compliance and Security at the Domain Name Commission, DNC, in New Zealand.  The DNC is the Regulator for the .nz gTLD and is a part of the InternetNZ Group (  Paul joint the DNC in September 2009.

Paul is also the Chair of the New Zealand Internet Task Force, NZITF.  The NZITF brings together domestic and international experts across government, law enforcement, academia, and the private sector in a collaborative effort to improve the cyber security posture of New Zealand.

Prior to working at the DNC Paul spent nine years working for the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) of which the last three years were in the Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP).  During his tenure at CCIP Paul was the National Exercise Director for New Zealand for Cyber Storm II, an international cyber security exercise.

Paul Wilson

Director General: APNIC

Paul Wilson has twenty years’ involvement with the Internet, includingover ten years’ experience as the Director General of APNIC. As part of this current role, he represents the activities and interests of the Asia Pacific Internet community in local and global forums related to the development and management of the Internet.

Previously the Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus Networks, the first private ISP established in Australia, Paul also acted as a consultant to the United Nations and other international agencies. As a primary consultant on Internet projects, including the PAN Program with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Paul helped to introduce Internet services for the first time in several developing economies.

Paul is a highly respected member of the global Internet community and participates in the following organizations: APIA, APNG, ISIF, NRO, ISOC and dotAsia.

Paventhan Arumugam

Additional Director: ERNET India

Dr Paventhan is the Additional Director (R&D) of ERNET India, an autonomous scientific society under Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India.

Paventhan received his M.Tech from IIT, Delhi. He completed his PhD, funded under the research scholarship award, from the School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, UK. While holding research positions at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), Oxford, UK, he has contributed to the EGEE Grid middleware projects. Prior to joining ERNET, he was a team-coordinator of Operating Systems Group at C-DAC leading the development of light-weight communication substrate for PARAM HPC clusters.

He is the currently heading the R&D activities in ERNET India. He is the Principal Investigator of the ongoing R&D projects on the topics of "Mobile IPv6 testbed for mobility management over heterogeneous access networks", "Managing 6LoWPAN wireless sensor networks" and "Cloud computing based Educational Services".  He also represents ERNET India as a partner in the MyFIRE project on "Future Internet Research & Experimentation" funded under the European Union FP7 programme.

His current research interests are in the areas of internet protocols, cloud computing and future internet.

Phil Regnauld

Phil Regnauld: Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)

Phil Regnauld is a Network engineer and Trainer for the NetworkStartup Resource Center (NSRC).  On the side, Phil is a partner atbluepipe a/s, a small company offering development, network managementand DNS consultancy.

Since 1997, Phil has been participating in workshops around the world, including INET Workshops, AfNOG, APRICOT, SANOG, PacNOG, MENOG, ccTLD trainings around the globe.

At NSRC, Phil is helping with workshop planning, material development, teaching and Direct Engineering & Assistance, with a particular focus on helping RENs (Research & Education Networks) get built and running in Asia and Africa.

He currently sits on the technical advisory board of the .FR TLD registry (AFNIC).

Phil holds a bachelor degree of Computer Science from Université Paris V. In previous lives, Phil was a system and networks administrator for the Copenhagen Kingdom Hospital.

Since then he has designed large DNS and mail platforms for organizations in the Danish private and public sectors (healthcare, pharmaceutical and ISPs).

Philip Smith

Learning and Development Director: APNIC

Philip Smith recently joined APNIC as Learning and Development Director, and previously was with Cisco Systems since 1998. He was part of the Internet Infrastructure Group in CTO Consulting Engineering.

Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (now part of UUNET's global ISP business), the UK's first commercial Internet Service Provider. He was one of the first engineers working in the commercial Internet in the UK, and played a key role in building the modern Internet in Europe.

Rajeev Meharwal

Director of IT/Operations: Renesys Corporation, USA

Rajeev Meharwal is the Director of IT/Operations at Renesys Corporation, USA. He is responsible for data centers facilities, production operations, security, BGP peering, IT support and governance processes. Renesys' computing facilities are distributed globally, delivering Internet Intelligence and infrastructure securityrelated web based products and services  to their customers. Rajeev has over 15 years of experience in the area of IT services, vendor management, web applications, routing, networking, firewalls and IT security. In the past, Rajeev worked for mid-size to Fortune 50 companies, dealing with wide array of IT services and software development.

Rajeev completed his Bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Roorkee and Masters degree in Computational Simulation from Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Kanpur.

Ram Krishna Pariyar

Senior Network Engineer: Subisu Cablenet

Ram has ten years of profound experience & knowledge in Routing, Switching and Firewall technologies; advanced knowledge & skills in configuring, implementing and troubleshooting Cisco Routers, Switches and Firewalls, Juniper Routers as well as Huawei Routers. He also has excellent knowledge and experience in VPN Deployment: IPSec VPN (Site-to-Site, VTI, DMVPN), Remote Access VPN, Cisco SSL and AnyConnect VPN. Ram has a Bachelor of Computer Application.

Raman Jit Singh Chima

Senior Policy Analyst: Google

Raman Jit Singh Chima is a senior policy analyst with Google, based in Delhi. He currently helps lead Google's public policy and government affairs work in India, having joined the company at the start of 2010. He holds a Bachelors in Arts and Law (Honours) from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, where he was Chief Editor for Volume 5 of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology. He has studied Internet regulation as an independent research fellow with the Sarai programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, and contributed to Freedom House's 2009 Freedom on the Internet report.

Ramesh Chandra

Head - IP Engineering: Bharti Airtel

A Telecom professional with 20 years of industry experience in strategic and operational profiles across various domains of Telecom services. Graduated from MNREC Allahabad in 1991 in Electronics and Telecommunication and worked for C-DoT licensee, Sprint RPG, Interlocii, Escotel before joining Bharti Airtel. Ramesh has worked in operations, projects, quality, NOC, network planning and Engineering profiles in Airtel. Ramesh is presently heading IP – Engineering and responsible for new product introduction, technology evaluation, RFP release, SW release management and phase out of products in various IP transport networks.

Ramesh is responsible for developing Airtel strategy for introduction and transition of all Airtel services to IPv6. He is leading the project and driving readiness of Airtel eco system. He is also working with DoT in different working groups from Airtel to address eco system challenges and drive deployment of IPv6 in country.

Randy Bush

Research Fellow and Network Operator: Internet Initiative Japan

Randy Bush is a Research Fellow and Network Operator at Internet Initiative Japan, Japan's first commercial ISP.  He specializes in network measurement especially routing, network security, routing protocols, and IPv6 deployment.  Randy has been in computing for 45 years, and has a few decades of Internet operations experience.  He was the engineering founder of Verio, which is now NTT/Verio.  He has been heavily involved in transferring Internet technologies to developing economies for over 20 years.

Richard Lamb

DNSSEC Program Manager: ICANN

Richard Lamb has over 25 years of engineering, business, and policy experience in the Internet arena. Currently responsible for 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 focused on helping policy makers understand various technologies. Before this, he founded a number of small networking startups the last 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 in 1987. He spends his voluminous free time designing synchronous low SNR radios.

Rohan Samarajiva

Founding Chair and CEO: LIRNEasia

Rohan Samarajiva is founding Chair and CEO of LIRNEasia, an ICT policyand regulation think tank active across 11 emerging Asian economies.

Samarajiva was Team Leader at the Sri Lanka Ministry for EconomicReform, Science and Technology (2002-04) responsible for infrastructure reforms. He headed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission in Sri Lanka as it was being established as a separate entity (1998-99), and advised the Royal Government of Bhutan on the establishment of the telecom regulatory body (2001-02). Most recently, Samarajiva was Policy Advisor to the Ministry of Post and Telecom in Bangladesh (2006-09).

He was Honorary Professor at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka (2003-04), Visiting Professor of Economics of Infrastructures at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (2000-03) and Associate Professor of Communication and Public Policy at the Ohio State University in the US (1987-2000).

Rohit Bothra

Network Consulting Engineer: Cisco Systems

Rohit Bothra currently works as network consulting engineer in the Cisco Advanced Services, World Wide Service Provider segment.

He has over five years of rich experience in Networking Domain. His area of Expertise includes L2/L3 network protocols, HA Systems, Cisco Routing Platforms, Network Security, Network Operations, Network Automation tooling Solutions. He is an IOS XR Specialist, CCIP, CCDA Certified.

He is passionate in driving initiatives and innovation at work.

Sajan Liyon

Technical Leader: Brocade Communications

Sajan Liyon is currently working as a Technical Leader with Brocade Communications and has total of 10 years experience in Cloud computing, telecom and networking Industry. Prior to Brocade, he worked for Cisco Systems for 6 years. During his tenure in the industry, he has acquired a good understanding of service provider’s network architecture and testing it. He is also pursuing the Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP) from IIMK. 

Sanchita Biswas

Head Enterprise Technology Expert Centre: Orange Business Services

A Telecom professional with industry experience of 16 years in several management positions in Telecom Service provider organizations like Tata Communications and Orange Business Service. Sanchita worked with Tata Commnunications for around 11 years before starting her journey with Orange Business Services. She held various important positions in enterprise IP network operations, value-added service, broadband network operations and Metro Ethernet project implementations in Tata Communications.

Sanchita is presently heading expert level network operation support team in Orange India which is part of world class technology expert centre which manages Orange’s International IP, VoIP and Video backbone network. In her present role in Orange, Sanchita is responsible to extend management support to Oranges’ network and service evolutions projects like IPv6 and many other new technologies in Orange International backbone. She also took part in the previous IPv6 workshop organized by DoT, India and was also one of the panel of speakers. She is closely involved internally within Orange to implement the DoT, India directed guidelines in Orange for due compliance.


Senior Director, Services and Operations: APNIC

Sanjaya is the APNIC Services Director and a member of the APNICExecutive Team.

He has 25 years experience in computer and information technology, starting his career in 1984 with IBM, Indonesia. Ten years later, in 1994, he established the first commercial ISP in Indonesia, IndoInternet, and became its President Director until 2000. He was actively involved with the development of the Internet in the region and became the Indonesia ISP Association Secretary General in 1999. He also served as a member of the APNIC Executive Council in 1996.

Santanu Dasgupta

Senior Consulting Engineer: Cisco Systems

Suntanu Dasgupta is working as a Senior Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems. He has more than 13 years' of experience building large-scale IP NGN networks for Service Providers, Federal, Defence, and NREN customers. At Cisco, he is responsible for building transformational NGN architectures to help his customers migrate to All-IP environments for the delivery of quad-play services. Santanu's area of expertise includes IP/MPLS, transport of broadcast video contribution & distribution, Carrier Ethernet, QoS, OAM, IP & DWDM integration etc. He is a regular speaker in many internet & telecom forums such as SANOG and APRICOT and sits on the program committee of SANOG & APRICOT. Santanu holds a Bachelor of Engineering (1st class honors) degree from Jadavpur University, India and has a few leading & industry accredited certifications such as CCIE under his belt.

Serge Radovcic

Chief Communications Officer: RIPE NCC

Serge is the Chief Communications Officer for the RIPE NCC. He is responsible for the RIPE NCC's Communications Department, the Web Services Team and RIPE Labs. One of his primary tasks is to continuously build on and enhance the robust RIPE community that currently exists. Internal and external communication form an integral part of the continuity of the organization and a major focus has been placed on these areas. The RIPE NCC websites play an essential role in establishing first-line contact with RIPE NCC members and the wider RIPE community. Our team works hard to ensure that the websites provide information that is concise and easy to access.

Before joining the RIPE NCC in 2011, Serge was the Secretary General of the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) for more than 10 years. This role brought him in close contact with more than 100 Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) from not only Europe but around the globe and has given him a great understanding and appreciation of how IXPs operate. He has also been working closely with key players in establishing both the Asia Pacific Internet Exchange Association (APIX) and the Latin American Internet Exchange Association (LAC-IX) as well as actively participating in more than 30 RIPE and RIPE NCC Regional meetings throughout the Europe and the Middle East.

Serge has a very strong affinity with the European peering community and as a result has been chairing the European Peering Forums since their inception in 2006. He plays an active role on various programme committees including those of Euro-IX, Eurasia Network Operators' Group (ENOG) and the RIPE NCC Regional Meetings. Serge had an integral role in organizing the first "Setting up an IXP" conference in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010.

Shankar Vridhagiri

Senior Manager-Global Network Operations Center: Sify

Shankar Vridhagiri is Senior Manager - Global Network Operations Center, with Sify Corporate Office, based in Chennai, India. Shankar's professional career spans over 13 years in the ISP industry and he brings in extensive service provider experience from India as well as internationally.

In this role he works with the team responsible for backbone network of Sify Network serving Internet and VPN services to Sify's customers. He is the technical Relationship for co-location, peering and transit with international carriers and providers.

Shankar holds Masters degree in business administration post his engineering. He's been and active participant at APRICOT and SANOG since 2008 and also serves on the Program Committee of APRICOT and SANOG.

Shigenari Saito

General Manager: KDDI Corporation

Shigenari Saito is General Manager of KDDI CORPORATION. He has been working in the field of telecommunication for the past 25 years. Last year, one of his largest projects were IPv6 deployment in KDDI’s network and KDDI’s participation in World IPv6 Day. He is working to promote the launch of IPv6.

Shivlu Jain

Systems Engineer: Cisco Systems

Shivlu has extensive experience in planning, designing, managing and maintaining large mpls vpn service networks. He also has expertise in leading, envisioning and delivering technology based growth initiatives. Currently working at Cisco, he is responsible for designing end to end telecom solutions. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Application.

Skeeve Stevens

Policy SIG Co-Chair: eintellego

A business visionary specializing in the Service Provider industry and enterprises with ISP-like networks or using ISP-like equipment and/or design. Passionate about new and developing technologies. High focus on the enablement and building of others both in business and personally. Has a huge passion about computer and human security and how it relates to the business environment. A recently realised passion is helping developing nations gain access to the internet, through skills development at ISPs located in those developing countries and helping organizations like ISOC (the Internet Society).

Srinath Beldona

Practice Head IP-MPLS: Wipro Infotech

Srinath Beldona has been a Practice Head and Individual Contributor in the Networking and Computing Industry for the past 24 plus years.

He has experience in various roles such as Practice Head – IP-NGN business, Business Development, Product and Technical Marketing, Consulting Systems Engineering & Systems Engineering. Exceptional ability to manage product development, service management and delivery, processes from concept through finished product, with close attention to profitability, budgets, time frames, quality, service requirements and product specifications across different geographic areas such as US, Europe, Middle East, Australia-New Zealand & Asia Pacific.

Srini Irigi

Srini Irigi: Technical Marketing Engineer

Srini Irigi is currently a Technical Marketing Engineer with Cisco Systems. He has been active in the networking industry for more than 12 years and specifically working on core SP network deployments for over 7 years. He has been with Cisco Systems for about 12 years in various roles in product development, testing, certification, integration and deployments before his current role in technical marketing. He has worked on several major SP core network designs, certifications and deployments working with different Cisco teams and customer Engineers. He has given numerous workshops at multiple SANOG, AIT events as well as directly with customers on MPLS and Multicast Technologies.

Srinivas Chendi

Senior Community Engagement Specialist: APNIC

Srinivas Chendi is APNIC's Senior Community Engagement Specialist and Liaison Officer for the South Asia region. He is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the levels of engagement and participation of the members of the community which APNIC serves. He also manages the South Asia region Liaison role while establishing partnerships with external organizations to encourage IPv6 deployment and help the community derive the maximum benefit from developments at APNIC.

Srinivas has worked in a variety of roles at APNIC and elsewhere, including External Relations Manager, Policy Development Manager, Online Services Manager, Internet Resource Analyst, Technical Support Supervisor, and Systems Security Analyst.

Srinivas represents APNIC at an economic and regional level and is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate with the Asia Pacific community.

Tanapon Chandavasu

Deputy Director, Head of Network Operation: True Internet Co Ltd

Tanapon has more than 20 years' experience in the telecommunication industry, and has been responsible for the daily operations of two leading ISPs in Thailand (True Internet and KSC). Tanapon is also the driving force of IPv6 services at both ISPs. True Internet has been offering IPv6 solutions for its corporate customers since 2006.

Thip Chomprang


Duangthip or “Thip” originates from Bangkok, Thailand. She comes from an international development background specifically in capacity building and regional economic development. Her areas of specialization include productivity and competitiveness enhancement strategies, leadership development, public sector modernization, SME development, women entrepreneurship, nanotechnology and knowledge management.  Prior to her work in international development field, she spent over 14 years in the private sector in the telecom and finance & banking sectors specializing in the areas of corporate strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, EVA, infrastructure project finance, investor relations and risk management. In relation to her telecom experiences, she possess experiences in tariff negotiation, product/service pricing and concession arbitration. Notably, she was directly involved in the funding of the largest telecom project finance deal in the early 1990s, when privatization of state owned telecom operation within the industry was in its prime.

Her credentials include a Bachelor’s in Finance & Banking (Thailand) and a Master’s in International Banking & Investment (UK). Her other credentials include Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Black Belt, Lean Management and Eliyah Goldratt’s scholarship recipient (i.e. founder of Theory of Constraint). Her passions are reading, horseback riding, chess, elephants and saving the planet. She is well traveled especially within the Asia Pacific region and has worked and lived abroad in Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Tony Hill

Chair: Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force

Tony Hill has nearly two decades of experience in linking research to commercial and other community outcomes, particularly through more advanced approaches to research management. In 1999, he established his own consulting business, Capital Hill Consulting Pty Ltd, to help foster improved approaches to cooperative research projects. In 2007, he jointly founded IPv6 Now Pty Ltd to support uptake of the next generation of Internet technology, having been President of the Internet Society of Australia since 2001. He was chair of the Australian National ICT Industry Alliance from 2005 to 2007 and is chair of the Australian IPv6 Summit Steering Committee. In 2010, he became Chair of the Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force.

Tulika Pandey

Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer: Government of India

Ms Tulika Pandey is an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer. She has been with the Government of India since 1992 and holds the position of Additional Director with the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India. She has been involved in implementation strategy and action plan formulations for wider reach of ICT facilitated benefits; Integration of appropriate technology interfaces between human and cyber world; Steering of Research and Development projects for development of contextual ICT technology, tool, applications and content. She has traversed through the path of Microelectronics development, E-Learning, Technology Development for Indian Languages, Digital Libraries and now E-Infrastructure and Internet Governance in her stint with the Government of India.

Ms Tulika Pandey is a member of the IEEE Women in Engineering Society. She has conducted technical training programs and entrepreneurial workshops for ubiquitous ICT interventions in human life for inclusion and contribution of women in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. She is spearheading activities of Internationalization of Internet, Internet Proliferation and its last mile outreach within India. She represents the concerns of India and government in particular in the International and National forums of Internet Governance, Internationalization of Internet and Women in ICT.

Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar: Tata Communications Limited

Vinod Kumar is Managing Director of Tata Communications Limited and Group CEO of Tata Communications Limited Group, part of the $67.4 billion Tata Group.

Mr. Kumar joined Tata Communications in April 2004,just when the company was embarking on its international growth. He was closely associated with the acquisitions of TGN and Teleglobe and assumed responsibility as Managing Director of the company's international operations. Subsequently, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, whilst managing the Global Data Business Unit as well as the Engineering and Operations functions. Mr Kumar was also appointed as a non-executive director on the Board of Tata Communications Limited in February 2007. In February 2011, Mr. Kumar was appointed as the Managing Director of Tata Communications Limited and Tata Communications Limited Group CEO.

Mr. Kumar has been at the forefront of Tata Communications' shift away from traditional network services towards managed services and recently, cloud computing. With over 20 years of experience in the global telecom industry, Mr. Kumar has an impressive track record in developing business strategies and creating fast growth organizations across the world.

Prior to Tata Communications, he was Senior Vice President of Asia Netcom, responsible for generating top-line growth including strategy formulation, product marketing and sales. He was actively involved in the financial restructuring and eventual asset sale of Asia Global Crossing to China Netcom, resulting in the formation of Asia Netcom.

In 1999, Mr. Kumar joined WorldCom Japan as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, he held various senior positions in Global One in the United States and Asia where he has had major responsibilities in market management, sales, marketing, product management, multinational account management and operations.

Mr. Kumar is a Member on the Board of Economic Development Board (EDB), the lead government agency responsible for planning and executing strategies to enhance Singapore's position as a global business centre and grow the Singapore economy. Mr. Kumar is also a Member on the Governing Council of Human Capital Leadership Institute (HCLI) in Singapore, a premier institution for raising human capital management capabilities in Asia.

Mr. Kumar was born in 1965 and graduated with honours in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

William B. Norton

Executive Director: DrPeering International

William B. Norton is the Executive Director for DrPeering International, a leading Internet strategy consultancy based in Palo Alto, California. He recently published his best selling book on the practice of Internet Peering called "The Internet Peering Playbook: Connecting to the Core of the Internet". Mr. Norton brings over 25 years of Internet experience to his peering workshops, tutorials, and consultations, along with an extensive set of relationships in the peering community.

From 1998 to 2008, Mr Norton held the position of Co-Founder and Chief Technical Liaison for Equinix, Inc., in which he spent 90% of his time helping to build the peering ecosystems in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Norton was the chair of the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), serving from 1995 until 1998. He received his MBA from the Michigan Business School and Computer Science degree from SUNY Potsdam.

Xing Li

Deputy Director: China Education and Research Network (CERNET)

Xing Li received his B.S. degree in radio electronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1982, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University, USA in 1985 and 1989, respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research activities and interests include statistical signal processing, multimedia communication and compute networks. He is the deputy director of the China Education and Research Network (CERNET) Center, working on the design and operation of the CERNET and China Next Generation Internet (CNGI-CERNET2) projects. He is also the project director of TEIN2 NOC. He is Co-Chair of CCIRN.

Yair Shapira

Vice President: DiViNetworks

Dr. Yair Shapira serves as VP in DiViNetworks, providing virtual capacity to ISPs, based on a unique optimization technology. Yair is among the pioneers in the data optimization field, serving as CTO of Flash Networks - a leading provider of mobile QoE and capacity optimization. Yair also consulted Network operators, Optimization solutions vendors and Venture capital funds about optimization technologies, is often invited to speak and write about optimization, and holds various patents in the field. Dr. Shapira earned his Ph.D. in applied math for the Technion - Israel institute of technology.