Irish IPv6 Summit 2009
Minister Eamonn Ryan, (DCENR)
Minister Eamon Ryan was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2002. Prior to his appointment as Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, he was the Green Party spokesperson for Transport and Enterprise, Trade and Employment and opposition convenor on the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Communication, Marine and Natural Resources. Prior to his election to the Dáil he set up and ran two businesses, Irish Cycling Safaris and Belfield Bike shop. He was an active member and chairman of the Dublin Cycling Campaign, and from 1995 to 2002 he served on the Advisory Committee of the Dublin Transport Office.
Mícheál Ó Foghlú, (Chair, Irish IPv6 TF)
Mícheál Ó Foghlú is Executive Director Research and one of the co-founders of TSSG, an ICT research centre in Waterford Institute of Technology. He has an academic background in AI techniques through undergraduate and postgraduate work in the UK (in Keele, Cambridge and Central Lancashire). His current research focus is on network management of IP networks and services. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the W3C, the Advisory Council of the Internet Society and he is Chair of the Irish IPv6 Task Force.
Baker [KEYNOTE] , Cisco Fellow, Chair IETF
IPv6 Operations Working Group (Cisco)
Fred Baker, Cisco Fellow, is a long-time participant in IETF standardization, having written 42 RFCs and contributed to many others. He has served as IETF Chair, and currently co-chairs the IETF's IPv6 Operations Working Group.
John Boland is the Chief Executive Officer of HEAnet, Ireland's National Education & Research Network. He was appointed to this position in October 1997 when HEAnet was incorporated as a limited company on behalf of the Higher Education Sector. He holds a B. E. in electronic engineering from University College Dublin and has embarked on an M. Sc. in Computer Applications. Currently John is a member of DANTE's Board of Directors, and represents HEAnet on the GÉANT N.R.E.N. Policy. He is also a member of the TERENA General Assembly (Trans European Research and Education Networking Association) and on the international task force for Internet2.
Niall Murphy is Team Lead/Manager at Google. He is a self-professed “layer 3 guy”. Prior to this he worked in technical operations for the Dublin Internet Neutral Exchange, and in a network engineering role at Amazon.COM, amongst other roles. He is co-author (with David Malone) of an O’Reilly book on IPv6 Network Management, and of two RFCs.
Dave Northey, Principal Systems Engineer, Developer & Platform Group, (Microsoft Ireland)
Dave Northey has been working for Microsoft Ireland for the last twelve years. He has worked in both consulting and technical pre-sales and now works in the Developer and Platform group as an IT Pro Evangelist (someone who gets to learn new stuff and talk to people about it). Dave has been working in the IT industry and specialising in Infrastructure and Networking for "a long time" (longer than he'd care to admit) and as such is well suited to discuss this topic.
Giorgio Lembo (Tiscali International Networks)
Giorgio Lembo is Head of Research and Development at Tiscali International Network (TINet). Mr Lembo began his career mid ‘90s with Wisper Plc later acquired by Internet Network Services Plc, part of the Cable&Wireless Group. In ’96 he cooperated to the works that lead to the creation of the Milano Internet Exchange, of which he became founding member. In 2001 Girogio joined Ipergy Communications, a Brussels based ISP, being in charge of their Rapid European Deployment network design. He then joined the Tiscali group managing the European Networks Design within Corporate and subsequently in charge of the Italian B2B Presales activities. Since April 2008 he has been leading TINet R&D, where he coordinates the company research toward network systems optimization.
Eckert [KEYNOTE] , Advisor DG-INFSO (EU
Detlef Eckert is Senior Advisor to the Director General in the Directorate General Information Society and Media‚ of the European Commission in Brussels (Belgium). In this function he deals with strategic issues, research co-operation, and the future of the Internet including the IPv6 Action Plan.
From 2002 to 2006 he took personal leave to work for Microsoft as Director responsible for the implementation of the Trustworthy Computing (TWC) initiative in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Born in Germany, Detlef Eckert graduated from the University of Siegen with a degree in Economics. He also obtained a Doctorate in Economics from the same university where he was assistant professor from 1979 until 1985.
King, BT Design - IP Technologies
John King has been working on IP related issues with BT from 1998 onwards. He has been very active in BT engagement with EU-funded research programmes such as SEINIT, Euro6IX, 6INIT, IPv6-WINIT, and 6Link. He has also taken a leadership role in the EU IPv6 Task Force, and the IPv6 Forum as well as supporting BT Ireland’s involvement in the Irish IPv6 Task Force.
Zoltan Gelencser, CTO Network
Solutions (Hutchison3G UK)
Zoltan Gelencser is the IP Design Authority for 3 with responsibility for UK and Ireland. He has joined 3 recently in May 2008. Previously Mr. Gelencser has worked for Ericsson Professional Services, based In Dublin with global competence responsibilities as Mobile Packet Backbone Champion and Service Assurance Global Solution Architect. Before Ericsson, he has worked for Sprint, Deutsche Telecom and Shell in business and network strategy roles.
Ross Chandler, IP Network
Ross Chandler is an IP Network Architect at Eircom. He is interested in the development and management of service provider networks to realise the vision of a single integrated ubiquitous global packet based network encompassing all communications. This involves IP/MPLS as the new services transport layer, IP/MPLS over DWDM, and retiring ATM and SDH.
David Malone, (NUI Maynooth)
David Malone is a mathematician-cum-sysadmin. He is a researcher in the Hamilton Institute in Maynooth, Ireland, working on mathematical models of communications networks. Since 1994, he's also been a member of the sysadmin team of the School of Mathematics located in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. There he helps to maintain a Unix-like service provided by FreeBSD and Linux machines. Naturally, they all speak IPv6.
He is co-author (with Niall Murphy) of an O’Reilly book on IPv6 Network Management.
Nick Hilliard, (Dublin INEX)
Nick Hilliard is an veteran of the Irish internet industry and operates a successful network consultancy business in Dublin, specialising in Internet backbone design and engineering. Nick acts as Head of Operations at INEX, the hub of the Internet in Ireland, and provides consultancy services to a wide variety of service providers and commercial businesses in Ireland, including several household names. He deployed the first installation of IPv6 in Ireland in 1996, and has used the protocol in a production capacity for many years.
Chair IETF Operations Working Group
Advisor to DG-INFSO EU Commission