Australian Summit 2007: IPv6 at Work
Speakers and Session Chairs
(may be subject to change)


The Australian IPv6 Summit 2007 will present expert speakers from leading companies and research organisations around the world. Speakers and session chairs will include:


image Michael H. Biber
Mr. Biber has recently merged his private consultancy to head up the IPv6 Centre of Excellence at Gibson Quai-AAS Pty Ltd. GQA-AS has a long and distinguished history of delivering first class telecommunications engineering and strategies to many organisations in Australia and world-wide. The firm provides consultancy, project management, support and training in the areas of advanced technology network design, Broadband Networking, Voice and Video over IP, ASP Strategy, VPNs, LAN Interconnect, IP Networking, Voice/Video/Data Convergence, Thin Client/Server Based Computing and IT&T (Information Technology and Telecommunications) project management. GQ-AAS is part of the publicly listed UXC Limited. APN was an accredited IPv6 Transition Authority and was actively involved in IPv6 strategic network planning. Michael is an APEC workshop leader for Telecommunications Strategy for developing counties throughout Asia/Pacific, including Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.

Mr. Biber has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry. He worked for Telstra in Australia, Esso/Exxon in the US, Fujitsu in Australia/Japan and Digital Equipment Corporation in the US before commencing his consultancy, BiberTel Consulting Services, in 1992. BiberTel was absorbed into Asia Pacific Networx in 1996. He is the original Chair of the IPv6 Forum in Australia/New Zealand, Chair of the AARNet IPv6 Working Committee and External Relations Director of the Advanced Networking Forum Australia (ANFA). He was a founding member (1991) and is past Secretary of the Pacific Frame Relay Forum as well as past Executive Director of the Australia ATM Interest Group (the ATM Forum's representative in Australia before the creation of ANFA). He is active in the standards community. Michael was also the first Public Officer/Secretary of the Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF).


image Dr Vint Cerf
Vinton G. Cerf is vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services from Google.

Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work.

Cerf is the former senior vice president of Technology Strategy for MCI. Prior to rejoining MCI in 1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the Internet. During his tenure from 1976-1982 with the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related packet data and security technologies.

Vint Cerf serves as chairman of the board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Cerf served as founding president of the Internet Society from 1992-1995 and in 1999 served a term as chairman of the Board. In addition, Cerf is honorary chairman of the IPv6 Forum, dedicated to raising awareness and speeding introduction of the new Internet protocol. Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA.


image Peter Dale
Peter has worked in the Australian Government for longer than he is prepared to admit (but he does admit that he used punched cards when developing COBOL was the application tool of choice).

During these years he worked predominantly in Information Technology and Information Management roles, with the odd foray into business areas. He has worked with agencies such as the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations, the Department of Community Services and many incarnations of the Department of Health.

In 2003, he joined the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) as its Chief Information Officer. Following AGIMO's move to the Department of Finance and Administration, he has headed areas with responsibility for ICT Better Practice initiatives, Media and Events Management, Architecture, Skills and Emerging Technology.


image Professor Hiroshi Esaki
Hiroshi Esaki, Ph.D, is Professor at the University of Tokyo, Executive Director for Japan IPv6 Promotion Council, Director for JGN (Japan Gigabit Network), Board member for WIDE project and Director of JPNIC (Japan Network Information Center). He received B.E. and M.E. degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985 and 1987 respectively, and a Ph.D from the University of Tokyo in 1998. From 1990 to 1991, he has been at the Applied Research Laboratory of Bellcore Inc., New Jersey (USA) as a residential researcher. From 1994 to 1996, he was at CTR (the Center for Telecommunication Research) of Columbia University in New York (USA).

During his stay at Columbia University he proposed the CSR architecture that is the origin of MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) to the IETF and to the ATM Forum. From 1996 to 1998, he has conducted the CSR project in Toshiba as a chief architect. From 1998, he has served as a professor at the University of Tokyo and as a board member of the WIDE Project (

From 1997, he has been involved in IPv6 research and development at the WIDE project. He is co-founder of a series of IPv6 special projects in the WIDE project, i.e. KAME project - IPv6 protocol stack for BSD UNIX; TAHI project - IPv6 test and evaluation specification and tools; USAGI project - IPv6 protocol stack for Linux. Regarding research/development/deployment for IPv6, he has been working closely with Professor Jun Murai, who is a political and technical advisor for the Japanese cabinet. He is an executive director of the IPv6 Promotion Council, which is a cross-ministry and cross-industry council to promote IPv6 technology.


image Professor Chris Gunderson
Chris Gunderson is a Research Associate Professor of Information Science at the Naval Post Graduate School. He is on a special assignment in Reston VA sponsored by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) to establish a Netcentric Certification Office (NCO). The NCO will link distributed DoD laboratories in partnership with industry to create a public/private e-Business portal for delivery of government certified 'net-ready' software products and services.

Prior to this assignment, Professor Gunderson managed an initiative sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to create the World Wide Consortium for the Grid (W2COG), a global network of collaborative experts committed to rapidly fielding network centric tools for enhancing global security and peaceful commerce. Gunderson retired from the US Navy in October 2004 as a Captain following 27 years' service. His last assignment in the Navy was as Commanding Officer of Fleet Numerical Oceanographic & Meteorological Center, a super computer network operation center in Monterey, Calif.

Prior to command of Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, Gunderson served as Deputy Oceanographer of the Navy, and helped develop Department of Defense policy for enhancing information system interoperability. He holds a BS from the U.S. Naval Academy, an MS (with honors) from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a Fellow of the American Meteorology Society.


image Tim Hibberd
Tim Hibberd is a senior R&D Commercialisation Manager, at Smart Internet Technology Co-operative Research Centre. He has 13 years experience commercialising new telecommunications and Internet products with Nortel Research, and 10 years experience with Telstra Research Labs commercialising new telecommunications and Internet services.

Tim is the business and technology strategist and architect for the Collaborative Service Networks Project. Tim is the named inventor on four patents and has been involved in the production and delivery of three worldwide commercial products and two consumer telecommunication services.

Tim is ISO9001 quality certified; 6-Sigma trained and is intimately familiar with the application of product management methodologies such as PMBOK and IEEE SWEBOK. Most recently, over the last 5 years and prior to joining Smart Internet, Tim managed 10-15 staff specialising in Web Services, Business Process Automation, and Federated Identity as a section manager at Telstra Research Labs.


image Tony Hill
Tony Hill became President of the Internet Society of Australia in 2001, having previously been the Society's first Executive Director. ISOC-AU is the Australian Chapter of the worldwide Internet Society, the umbrella organisation for Internet technical standards and architecture. Over recent years, ISOC-AU has grown to represent more than 40,000 Australian Internet users through its organisational and individual members. Now ISOC-AU is a respected voice in policy development and public debate, providing sound technical and professional understanding of the Internet with a broad users' perspective.

Tony has established his own consultancy, Capital Hill Consulting Pty Ltd, that provides high-level advice on large-scale research funding, strategic research management and challenging collaboration issues. He was formerly Manager of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Program in the Department of Industry, Science and Resources. His academic study includes economics and geography at the undergraduate level, a Masters of Environmental Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management.

Since 2005 Tony has been chair of the National ICT Industry Alliance, the peak grouping of industry, professional, user and technology organisations for Australia. Tony has been leading the discussion of IPv6 in Australia as chair of the ISOC-AU IPv6 Special Interest Group. He is also chair of the steering committee for the Australian IPv6 Summit, and closely involved with establishment of IPv6-related projects, such as IPv6 for e-Business.


image Geoff Huston
Geoff is what could be now called an 'Internet veteran', having been closely involved with the development of the Internet for the past two decades, particularly within Australia, where he was responsible for the initial build of the Internet.

He has worked with Telstra as part of their core Internet engineering team and in the area of network design and architecture. Geoff is the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), where he works in the area of IP addressing and routing. He has been the Executive Secretary of the Internet Architecture Board from 1999 until 2005, and is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force where he chairs working groups in IPv6 Multihoming and Secure Routing.


image Shintaro Kojima
Shintaro Kojima is a chief IP architect at NTT Communications Corporation offering global communication services to over 200 countries around the world. He is responsible for the design and operation of the NTT Communications Global IP Network, which has been offering IPv6 commercial services since 2001. During his four years at NTT Communications Corporation, he played a major role in the deployment of the fully dual stack (IPv4/v6) global IP backbone.

Shintaro has been involved in the engineering of Internet security, including IPv4/IPv6 DoS mitigation, route hijacking detection and P2P networking security. He is a member of the steering committee of NTT ORG, the IP communication technology group of researchers, developers and operators in NTT group.

Prior to joining NTT Communications, Shintaro was involved with Power Line Communications research at Kyoto University. He holds a Bachelor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Master of Science in Informatics from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.


image Dr Umesh Krishnaswamy
Umesh Krishnaswamy is Director of Strategy and Planning at Juniper Networks. He has over fifteen years of experience in the industry holding R&D and management positions in diverse areas like computer networking, operating systems and compilers.

His interests in Juniper Networks are on products and services for service providers, including IPv6, OAM capabilities, high availability, expanding the capabilities and promoting the use of JUNOS, T-series routers and the TX Matrix. Umesh's IPv6 activities are on enhancing the capabilities of JUNOS IPv6 and promoting IPv6 adoption among Juniper's customers. He also runs an Incubation Lab in Juniper that innovates on future products.

Prior to Juniper, Umesh worked at Hewlett-Packard from 1996 - 2000 where he led the development of HP Caliper, a dynamic instrumentation tool for IA-64. He has many patents and papers to his name. Umesh holds a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine.


image Dr. Ching-Heng Ku
Dr. Ching-Heng Ku is the Director of the IP Department of Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) and works for the secretariat of Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force (APv6TF). He is also secretary-in-general of IEEE Computer Society Taipei Section, a member of the IEEE of U.S.A. and the Royal Institute of Navigation of U.K.

He joined TWNIC, a National Internet Registry, in 2004 and is in charge of the Internet resource service. He works in the policy study of Internet resource management in TWNIC and the IPv6 Development and Deployment Program of Taiwan. He became involved the job of secretariat of the AP IPv6 TF in 2006 to take care of community communication, editing coordination of the Asia Pacific IPv6 white paper, and event holding of the AP IPv6 TF meeting.

He received a Ph. D. degree from the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1999. Since 2000, he has worked in the Division of System and Networking at National Center for High-performance Computing (NCHC) of the National Science Council of Taiwan, as an assistant researcher for the management of the backbone network of Taiwan Research Network (TANet2), and the National Broadband Experimental Network (NBEN) for four years. He also joined the National Telecommunication Program of Taiwan in application development of WLAN roaming and SIP/ENUM trial.


image Latif Ladid
Latif Ladid is Chair, European IPv6 Task Force; President, IPv6 FORUM; on the IPv6 Ready Logo Program Board, and an independent international consultant. He is a researcher on a number of European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects:

He is also a member of 3GPP PCG, member of 3GPP2 PCG , Vice Chair, SuperComm EntNET 2005, member of UN ICT Task Force Policy WG, member of IEC Executive Committee and member of the ITU-T Informal Forum Summit.


image Qing Li
Qing Li is a senior architect at Blue Coat Systems, Inc. leading the design and development efforts of the next-generation IPv6 enabled secure proxy appliance. Prior to joining Blue Coat Systems, Qing spent 8 years at Wind River Systems, Inc. as a senior architect in the networks business unit, where he served as the lead architect of Wind River's embedded IPv6 products since the IPv6 program inception at the beginning of 2000.

Qing is a published author. He is a co-author of a two-volume series on IPv6. Volume II is titled "IPv6 Advanced Protocols Implementation" and was published in April 2007 by Morgan Kaufmann Publishers. Volume I is entitled "IPv6 Core Protocols Implementation" and was published in October 2006 by Morgan Kaufmann. In addition, he was a contributing author of the book titled "Handbook of Networked and Embedded Control Systems" published in June 2005 by Springer-Verlag.

He is also the author of the embedded systems development book titled "Real-Time Concepts for Embedded Systems" published in April 2003 by an imprint of Elsevier Science and Technology Books. Qing holds multiple US patents. He is an active member of IEEE and ACM. Qing participates in open source development projects and is an active FreeBSD src committer. Qing is also a visiting researcher at KEIO Research Institute at SFC at KEIO University in Japan.


image Jock McManus
Jock McManus has been with Saab Systems Pty Ltd for over 5 years, and comes from a naval background of just over 18 years experience in the Royal Australian Navy as a specialist Warfare Officer, qualified in Navigation, Air Warfare, Gunnery and Combat System Management. His most recent operational service was as the Operations Officer and Air Warfare Coordinator of the Combined Naval Task Group in East Timor during 1999 and as a member of the Naval Component Command in Dili Headquarters in early 2000.

Jock is now the Business Development Manager for Interoperability and Naval Sales Manager at Saab Systems, based in Canberra, Australia. His role with Saab is to provide operational advice to Naval Combat System projects as well as providing program management oversight of all Saab projects involving TDLs. In 2005, Jock was elected to co-chair and formally establish the Australia/New Zealand Chapter of the International Data Link Society. He has also been instrumental in forming the Tactical Information Exchange Focus Group, a Defence Industry Group operating under the guidelines of ADIESA.


Ms Merz is a dedicated Networking Professional/Manager in Information Technology (IT) with 15 years of technology development and management experience specialising in data communication, networking, systems and databases. She has a strong technical background in inter-networking and networking design with expertise in project coordination, determination of scope and priority, project implementation, and training/development of staff. She has extensive expertise in developing and delivering various training programs including networking courses, retooling workshops, Cisco-based curriculum, and custom in-house training programs on business software packages.

Her management, training and IT experience was gathered from current position as Manager of the Cisco Networking Academy Program within the Faculty of Information Technology at QUT; four years as a full time academic and networking co-ordinator position at the University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV) in British Columbia, Canada; two years as a Computer advisor at International Division, Oxfam UK & I, Oxford, England; two years as Systems Analyst and Trainer, Oxfam India, Delhi; and three years as Training Officer, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Project, Kota, Rajasthan, India.


Chris Myers' duties include delivery of new communication services which allows researchers to remotely interact collaboratively with the Australian Synchrotron. This project will be outcome-based on the needs of the research, and the needs of the Synchrotron, resulting in a Virtual eResearch environment for synchrotron researchers.

Formerly Chris was the Advanced Communication Services Coordinator at GrangeNet in Canberra, in which he encouraging local and international collaborative research in advanced networking, and delivering training and training resources in advanced networking.

Chris was responsible for IPv6 and multicast service deployments on GrangeNet and also the Distributed Data Centre Mass Storage (DDCMS) Prototype Project and the eduroam AU and eduroam APAN Project. Chris is actively participating in the IPv6, VoIP and AccessGrid communities and has strong relationships with APAN, Internet2 and TERENA.


image Paul Pappas
Paul Pappas is the Director Infrastructure Design with the Chief Information Officer Group, Department of Defence. In this role he has been responsible for defining policies, standards and specifications for the Defence Information Infrastructure. He has been involved with Defence's transition planning for IPv6 since 2005, is Defence's representative to AGIMO's IPv6 Reference Group and is CIO Group's representative on the Project Management Steering Group for IPv6 compliance testing activities at the Defence Materiel Organisation's TIPSTEEL laboratory.

Prior to his role in CIO Group, Paul Pappas was the Architecture Team Leader in the Network Centric Warfare Program Office within Defence's Capability Development Group.

Paul Pappas retired from the Royal Australian Air Force in February 2005 as a Wing Commander after 27 years' service. A pilot by profession, Paul had accumulated over 3,200 flying hours, mainly in C130 Hercules and Caribou transport aircraft. From January 2001 to January 2004, Paul was the Project Director for the Air Command Support System (Joint Project 2030) within the Defence Materiel Organisation. This project was responsible for delivering the Defence Secret Network, developing and supporting deployable versions of the Defence Secret Network, and developing and integrating numerous Command and Control applications in support of Australian Defence Force operations world-wide.

Paul Pappas is a graduate of the RAAF Academy (BSc, GradDipMilAv) and a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Institute of Technology (MSc).


image Charles Perkins
Charles E. Perkins, with 30 years experience in computer systems, networking, and telecommunications research, currently serves as Nokia Fellow. Perkins is responsible for innovative leadership and research into wireless networking at Palo Alto. Most recently, Perkins has been spearheading efforts into ad hoc research, and is deeply involved with creation and standardization of a Proposed Standard routing protocol for ad hoc networks in the IETF.

At Nokia, Perkins was first instrumental in developing, creating, and facilitating research into Mobile IP, Mobile IPv6, and several related technologies for wireless networking. In addition, he has been awarded or received recognition as the inventor of one of the most important patented technologies of the 1990s by the European Patent Office, has published a book on Ad Hoc networks and several important RFCs within the IETF.

Prior to joining Nokia, Perkins held positions at Sun Microsystems, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Tektronix Laboratories, and TRW Systems. He earned a MSEE at Rice University, MA in mathematics from Columbia University, and BA in mathematics and applied mathematics (computer science) at Rice University. Perkins is an active member in the IETF, as well as ACM and IEEE. He has spoken at industry conferences and given numerous tutorials on Mobile IP, ad hoc networking, IPv6, and the future of the Internet.


image Dr Ciprian Popoviciu
Ciprian "Chip" Popoviciu, PhD, CCIE, is a Technical Leader at Cisco Systems with over nine years of experience in data and voice over IP communications technologies. As part of Cisco's Network Solution Integration Test Engineering (NSITE) organization, he currently focuses on the architecture, design and validation of large IPv6 network deployments in direct collaboration with Service Providers and Enterprises worldwide.

Ciprian is a regular speaker or chair at conferences and industry events and contributes to various technology publications. He is an active contributor to the IETF standards. He is a Senior member of IEEE and member of several academic advisory boards. Ciprian is co-author of the book Deploying IPv6 Networks.


Bruce Sinclair
Bruce is Chief Executive Officer at Hexago. He has over 20 years of programming, marketing, sales and management experience in high technology. He has held executive positions in leading software/hardware companies including: Avid, Microsoft, SGI and Wavefront (now Autodesk). He has experience in various acquisitions and a public offering on the NASDAQ as well as developing emerging and growth phase companies. Bruce holds a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of British Columbia.


Professor Jack Singh
Professor Jugdutt (Jack) Singh has been involved in research, education and national/international projects in microtechnology/nanoelectronics for number of years. Jack is an active researcher and is a Chief Investigator/partner in number of projects of national and international importance, including National Networked TeleTest Facility for Integrated Systems, Smart Sensor Project, Australian Telecommunications Cooperative Research Centre, One-Chip Radio project, etc.

Jack is a board/advisory committee member on number of R&D organisations, including, Australian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (AEEMA), Australian Microelectronic Network (AMN), International Network of Engineering Education and Research (iNEER), Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF), Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), National Panel on Nano-Engineering (Engineers Australia), ARC Communications Research Network (ACoRN), Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN), etc. He has been an invited speaker at a large number of international conferences and seminars and has established research and education collaboration/alliance with a number of universities, research organisations and companies involved in micro/nanotechnologies in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.

Currently Professor Singh is the Director of the Centre for Technology Infusion and Research Professor (Microtechnology/Nanoelectronics) at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. His research interests are in wireless design, smart sensors, intelligent RFID, PLC and embedded technologies.


image Dr Sir, Jae-Chul
Dr Sir is the Executive Director of the National Internet Development Agency of Korea, which runs the Korea Network Information Center (KRNIC). He has worked at KRNIC since 2001, previously as Planning & Management Director, and as Executive Director of the Internet Address Management Division.

He started his career in 1981 in the Army as a First Lieutenant of Artillery (ROTC 19), then moved to the Hyundai Industrial Development Company Ltd in 1983. In 1985 he worked for the Space Architecture Office (Space Group of Korea) and in 1988 became CEO of HwanShin CompuGraphic Company. From 1989 to 2001 he was Promotion & PR Director for the Information Culture Center of Korea.

Since 2003 he has been a Visiting Professor at the Hanyang Industrial Graduate School. He holds Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering, and is a Professional Engineer of IT (P.E.) and an Arbitrator of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board.


image Glen Turner
Glen Turner is the South Australia Regional Network Manager for AARNet, the Australian Academic and Research Network.


image Leo Vegoda
Leo Vegoda is the IANA Numbers Liaison. In that capacity he develops and maintains working relationships with the five RIRs and their respective communities; supports policy development with analysis of technical considerations; and supports IANA operations with RIR-related technical and communications issues. Leo is currently reviewing the IANA IPv4 registry.

Leo joined ICANN in November 2006 after working for over six and half years at the RIPE NCC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where he ran the Registration Services department. Leo was responsible for the level of service provided to the NCC's four and half thousand members and was involved in formalizing the RIPE community's Policy Development Procedure. Before working at the RIPE NCC, Leo worked for Demon Internet and Level (3) Communications in London, England. Leo holds a degree in Government from the University of Central England - Birmingham, England.