Speakers and Session Chairs

The Australian IPv6 Summit 2011 will be addressed by national and international IPv6 experts, including:

image Gunela Astbrink
Gunela Astbrink has over 20 years of experience in managing disability and technology research and policy projects both in Australia and internationally. Gunela is a long-standing Director on the Board of the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU). Recently, she led two ISOC Community Grants projects on capacity-building for Internet accessibility policy development and for disability awareness in the Asia-Pacific region.

Gunela was National Coordinator of TEDICORE (Telecommunications and Disability Consumer Representation) for over ten years. During that time, she had ongoing input to government and industry reviews, inquiries and participated in codes and standards development. Currently, her company GSA Information Consultants does a variety of European Commission projects on e-accessibility and innovation policy, as well as Australian projects using Internet tools to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
image Jamie Baddeley
Jamie Baddeley is General Manager, Southern Region for FX Networks. FX Networks was and is New Zealand's first National Native IPv6 Internet Backbone. He has been with the company since its inception. He has held a variety of technological and commercial roles, including Operations Manager, GM Internet Services, and GM Sales. In addition to his role at FX, he is currently Vice President of InternetNZ, former President of the Internet Service Providers Association of New Zealand and a founding member of the IPv6 Taskforce for NZ.

Jamie's career spans approximately 20 years with about a decade involved in Radio Communications with Tait Electronics and Broadcast Communications Limited, and near on a decade involved in High Performance Fibre Optic Networks. He remembers a time before the Internet. It feels like a long time ago.
image Kurt Bales
Kurt Bales has been working as a Network Consultant for over 10 years, and spent 2 years working as the Network Operations Manager for a Wireless ISP that covered regional Australia throughout QLD, NSW, VIC and SA. Currently he is the Chief Technology Officer for eintellego Pty Ltd, where he is responsible for maintaining the networks for several ISPs and Content Providers, as well as several NGO and corporate customers.

Kurt is focused on scalable network design, and bringing future requirements of the IT industry into today's network plans. Kurt is currently working on his CCIE and JNCIE, and is a Subject Matter Expert on the Juniper Certifications Team developing the Enterprise Routing and Switching track. Kurt also maintains a light-hearted technical blog at www.network-janitor.net.

image Michael Biber (Chair)
Michael Biber is founder and current President of the IPv6 Forum Australia and was Chair of the AARnet IPv6 Working Group. During 1998-2005, Michael Biber was the Executive Director of the Advanced Networking Forum Australia (ANFA). This group managed the MPLS Forum, ATM Forum and Frame Relay Forum representation in Australia. Michael was the first Public Officer of the Australian Communications Industry Forum (now Comms Alliance), the telecommunication industry self-regulatory body. Michael leads strategic architecture projects for large, complex carrier and enterprise network solutions. These range from regional/rural broadband network to dedicated government and enterprise networks throughout Australia and internationally. Michael is the Professional Services Manager at IPv6 Now Pty Ltd, a lead technology trainer, and presents at numerous national and international technology conferences.
image Jeff Carrell
Jeff Carrell is a network systems and security instructor, and course developer to HP Networking, delivering technical courses throughout North America. In addition, Jeff provides network consulting services with an emphasis in security on wired, wireless and VoIP networks. For the past year, Jeff has been focusing on IPv6 systems interoperability and providing lectures and hands-on labs at various technical conferences.

His involvement in the computer industry for 32 years has culminated in the concentration of his endeavors in the internetworking portion of the industry for over 25 of those years. His designs are in thousands of networks throughout the world. Jeff has enjoyed successful career advancements with several network equipment manufacturers, ie., Foundry Networks (acquired by Brocade Networks) and HP Networking, as a pre-sales consulting engineer and technical instructor. In an end-user position he has designed mission-critical/high-availability networks.
image Brian Catto
Brian Catto is Director, Architecture and Emerging Technologies, at the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), a Business Group of the Department of Finance and Deregulation. Brian has been involved in the IT sector of the Australian Public Service since 1989, when he commenced as a programmer with the Department of Social Security. Over the next 19 years he moved through many areas of IT, including (but not limited to) roles in architecture, knowledge management, system design and security.

In 2008, Brian took up the role of the inaugural Chief Information Officer for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, and commenced an ambitious modernisation program for the organisation's ICT environment. As CIO, he has oversight of infrastructure, desktop applications, web development, records management (physical and electronic) and IT security. Brian joined AGIMO in August 2011 and is currently responsible for the team that manages the Government's open source policy, cloud computing policy, Australian Government Architecture framework and the IPv6 transition strategy.
image Chris Chaundy
Chris Chaundy has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne. After working as a programmer he took on the role of Network Manager in the Computing Services Department at the University of Melbourne, overseeing the planning, deployment and development of the University's first campus-wide local area multi-protocol network. During this time he was involved with the initial deployment of the Internet in Australia, participating in the AARNet Technical Working Group, and operations-managing the major AARNet hub which was then located at the University.

Chris commenced at connect.com.au (one of Australia's first ISPs) in 1994 as Network Manager, during a period of explosive growth of the Internet in Australia. During this time the network grew from an ISDN backbone with 6 PoPs, to a high-speed ATM backbone with more than 70 PoPs. In 2002, he moved to Sydney as Engineering Manager for Comindico, where he managed the development and deployment of carrier-grade telephony on the network and introduction of broadband services. Following company restructuring and returning to Melbourne, Chris joined Nextgen Networks in 2009, tasked with introducing IPv6 to their Internet product.

Chris is a member of ISOC-AU, ACS, TSA and has represented organisations in APNIC and other public forums. He has also served as a Director on the Board of auDA (.au Domain Administration) and was jointly inducted into the Australian Internet Hall of Fame in 1999 with Hugh Irvine, one of the founders of connect.com.au.
image Narelle Clark
Narelle Clark is a data communications and Internet specialist who has been working in advanced technology areas consistently throughout her career. Specialising in the application of networks and systems, she has a broad technical view of Internet scale ICT delivery. She has been a user, builder, operator and researcher of Internet networks since 1986, both for major telcos and research agencies, and has a particular interest in convergent networks and applications.

Now running her own telecoms and Internet consultancy, Pavonis Consulting, she has a range of clients. In previous years she was directly employed by CSIRO, Optus, SingTel, Vodafone and universities in roles from network architecture and operations to the introduction of emerging technology. Back in the early days of the Australian Internet she was responsible for development and operation of campus networks and research labs doing medical and Internet software projects. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Masters in Engineering, the latter majoring in information systems and telecommunications, as well as a postgraduate diploma in Management. She also holds a seat on the Board of Trustees of the global Internet Society.
image Paul Ducklin
Paul Ducklin is a computer scientist with a passionate focus on security. He has been with Sophos since 1995, and is currently Head of Technology, Asia Pacific. Ducklin (or you can call him "Duck", since it is shorter and easier to say) is a regular and popular presenter at AusCERT and Questnet conferences. In 2009 he received the inaugural AusCERT Director's Award for Individual Excellence in Information Security, something he doesn't mention much, except on-line, in press releases (photographs on request) and whenever he's asked to write a biography for a seminar or conference.

image Campbell Gardiner
Campbell Gardiner is the Communications Lead at InternetNZ - the non-profit open membership organisation dedicated to protecting and promoting the Internet in New Zealand and fostering a coordinated, cooperative approach to its ongoing development.

Campbell serves as Secretariat for the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force, overseeing marketing activity and internal and external communications, and has a background in journalism and technical writing.

image Silvia Hagen
Silvia Hagen is CEO of Sunny Connection AG in Switzerland, a leading IT consulting and education company founded in 1994. She works as a professional consultant and analyst for many mid-size and large sized companies in the area of finance, insurance and industry. Her main expertise is in Protocol Analysis and Network Performance Troubleshooting of complex networks, IPv6 and in Identity Management.

She is the author of successful books including IPv6 Essentials, published by O'Reilly (ISBN 978-0596100582), 2nd Edition, 2006. Her brand new book was published by O'Reilly in September 2011: Planning for IPv6, (ISBN 978-1449305390). She also presents internationally on various networking topics for universities, Novell's Brainshare, Cisco Conferences, Burton Catalyst, NetWare Users International Conferences, IPv6 Summits and other technical conferences.
image Tony Hain
Tony Hain is the principal of Hain Global Consulting. He was previously the Senior Technical Leader, IPv6 Technologies with Cisco Systems. In addition to providing guidance to the various internal product teams, he was also co-chair of the IETF working group developing IPv6 Transition tools. His IETF participation since 1987 includes a term on the Internet Architecture Board from 1997-2001. Named an IPv6 Forum Fellow in 2004, he is currently serving as Technology Director on the forum's North American IPv6 task force steering committee.

Prior to joining Cisco in 2001, he spent 5 years at Microsoft where his roles included Program Manager for IPv6, as well as Network Analyst for the CIO's office. Prior to Microsoft, he was the Associate Network Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's Internet effort, ESnet. With this range of roles, spanning the space between the implementation technologists and senior management, he brings a real world viewpoint to the deployment decision process.
image Tony Hill
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.
image John Hillier
John Hillier is Assistant Director, Architecture and Standards Branch, Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), a Business Group of the Department of Finance and Deregulation.

John joined the Australian Commonwealth Public Service in 1981 and worked in the Departments of Social Security and Community Services throughout the 80s. He joined the private sector in 1988 and spent the next 17 years in various ICT companies supplying goods and services back into the government. He re-joined the APS in 2004 in the then Department of Industry, Science and Tourism as a Business Analyst/Contracts Manager.

John moved to AGIMO in 2007 and began work on the developing the Whole-of-Government IPv6 Transition Strategy. He convened the IPv6 Community of Interest that finalised the Australian Government IPv6 transition in December 2007. He is now the convenor of the IPv6 Community of Expertise (CoE) that oversees the whole-of-government transition to IPv6. The CoE revised the transition strategy to incorporate the industry and international shifts in 2008. He is the initial point of contact within AGIMO for any IPV6 related issue.
Geoff Huston
Geoff Huston has been working in the Internet for ages. He started up the Australian Academic and Research Network a couple of eons ago and was given a 10 year sentence to toil in the underground bunkers at Telstra as a result. Upon his release he has been working as APNIC's Chief Scientist. He's been around Internet organizations a fair bit, having been on the Internet Architecture Board, on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, and currently he co-chairs a couple of IETF working groups on BGP security and IPv6 multi-homing. He writes a bit, plays with routing a bit and sometimes talks a bit about all the other bits.
image Richard Jimmerson
Richard Jimmerson is Director, DO Hub, ISOC. He has been actively involved in Internet resource governance and education since the 1990s. His focus at the Internet Society is to advance and grow the Internet through the delivery of implementation-critical information for deployment of key Internet technologies.

Richard facilitated Internet advancement as a lead executive at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) over a thirteen year period. He directed registration activities, company operations, and several outreach initiatives during his years at ARIN. In his final years at ARIN, Richard led a high profile outreach campaign to raise Internet community awareness of IPv4 depletion and the critical need for IPv6 adoption.

Richard has communicated with thousands of companies about their adoption of new technologies and standards over the years. Richard is based in Reston, United States.
image Kevin Karp
Kevin Karp, B.E.(Hons), B.Sc, GradDipSIA, is a director of IPv6Now and the founder and Managing Director of PPS Internet. He has over 25 years of experience in board level commercial management of ICT and investment industry enterprises. In 1995 PPS established Semper.Net, one of Australia's first Internet managed services networks. In 2007 Kevin negotiated PPS's acquisition of StudentNet, Australia's oldest schools education network, and jointly founded IPv6Now. He is a founding member and Secretary of the Internet Society of Australia, a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

image Latif Ladid
Latif Ladid holds the following positions: President, IPv6 FORUM, Chair, European IPv6 Task Force, Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society, Board Member IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program,and Board Member World Summit Award.

He is a Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects: 6INIT, www.6init.org - First Pioneer IPv6 Research Project; 6WINIT, www.6winit.org; Euro6IX, www.euro6ix.org; Eurov6, www.eurov6.org; NGNi, www.ngni.org; Project initiator SEINIT, www.seinit.org, and Project initiator SecurIST, www.securitytaskforce.org.

Latif initiated the new EU project u-2010 to research Emergency & Disaster and Crisis Management, www.u-2010.eu, launched the Public Safety Communication Forum, www.publicsafetycommunication.eu, supported the new IPv6++ EU Research Project called EFIPSANS, www.efipsans.org, supported the new safety & Security Project using IPv6 called Secricom, www.secricom.eu, and coordinates the new EU project IRMA (Integrated Risk management for Africa using IPv6), www.irma.lu.

He is also a Member of 3GPP PCG (www.3gpp.org), 3GPP2 PCG (www.3gpp2.org), Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc EntNET (www.comsoc.org/~entnet/), member of UN Strategy Council, member of IEC Executive Committee, Board Member of TSF (Technologies Sans Frontières), Board member of AW2I, Board Member of Nii Quaynor Institute for Research in Africa, and member of Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg) Luxembourg, July 2009.
image Dr Kate Lance (Chair)
Kate Lance is Communications Director of IPv6Now. She holds a PhD in astronomy and has worked in Internet technology for over twenty years. She was System Manager and Director of Internet Services at the pioneering ISP Connect. She helped found the Internet Society of Australia and was its Executive Director from 2002 to 2006, which led to her involvement in IPv6. Kate also creates websites through Lancewood, and writes. Redbill: From Pearls to Peace won the Western Australian Premier's Book Award 2004 for Non-Fiction, and the biography Alan Villiers: Voyager of the Winds won the Mountbatten Maritime Award 2009.
image Cheryl Langdon-Orr (Chair)
Cheryl Langdon-Orr is a member of the auDA Board and the Honorary Treasurer of ISOC-AU. Her ongoing interests are consumer and end user focused (she currently represent ISOC-AU in the ACIF Consumer Advisory Council) with a keen interest in policy development, access, outreach and regulatory issues. She was an Individual Member (prior to the formation of ISOC-AU) of ISOC and a Demand Class Member of auDA, having been recently re-elected as an auDA Board Member for a second term of office. Previously she has worked on several auDA Policy Advisory Panels, and is the current Chair of the Domain Name Industry Code of Practice Committee.

image Jen Linkova
Jen Linkova has been in IT for more than 10 years. Originally from Russia, she worked as an engineer for Russian telecom ISPs, a Cisco gold partner, and Cisco itself. Jen moved to Australia in 2008 and commenced work for Google. She has CCIE Security and CISSP certifications. Her primary area of interest is networking and security - and, of course, IPv6.

image Dr Murray Milner
Murray Milner is the Convenor of the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force. He runs a busy consulting practice and works extensively with central government, local government and enterprises on ICT strategy, economics and infrastructure development.

Among his appointments, Murray is Chair of the National Health IT Board, a member of the National Health Board, and a Director of Crown Fibre Holdings Limited and Enable Networks Limited, both of whom are partners for the execution of the Government's Ultra Fast Broadband initiative across urban New Zealand.

image Bruce Morgan
Bruce Morgan is the Operations and Peering Manager of AARNet - the Australian Academic and Research Network. Employed at Curtin University in WA in 1989, he was a member of the Network Group until 1999 when he took up a position with AARNet, where he has remained ever since. Among his crimes is the development and deployment of monitoring and measurement tools within AARNet, but he professes interest in routing policies and implementations. His younger son is one of the bigger users of IPv6 in Australia.

image Dr Bill Petreski (Chair)
Dr Bill Petreski is Principal Advisor, Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Industry, Australian Industry Group (Ai Group). Based in Melbourne, he is responsible for leading industry development with new strategies for the Ai Group. As Principal Advisor he consults with industry members to help them understand new and evolving technology and its impact on their business and workforce. He also consults with government departments, at both state and federal levels, on industry trends and strategies that will support the overall growth in Software & Services, Technology Hardware & Equipment and Telecommunications Services sectors which ultimately define the ICT Industry.

Dr. Petreski received a postgraduate degree - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physics (Fibre Communications) - in 1997 from Victoria University, in Melbourne, after completing a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.App.Sc.) in both Computer Science and Physics. His academic research had applications in fibre communications, advanced manufacturing, industrial sensing and biological & medical imaging.
image Tim Price
Tim Price is Senior Network Engineer at DTS Limited. Tim worked with Telecom New Zealand International prior to joining DTS. At TNZI, amongst many other achievements, he implemented a worldwide Cisco SAA network to monitor the performance of TNZI's 'Global MPLS Network', and designed, built, documented and maintained a secure vendor and operations access platform. This system was fully designed to be multiuser, and to securely allow and log selected sessions to vendor-managed platforms. Prior to working at TNZI, Tim built Pacific.net from the ground up. Pacific.net is an ISP operating out of Nelson that uses wireless access platforms to service remote locations.
Alvaro Retana
Alvaro Retana is a Distinguished Technologist in the Global Product Solution Architecture Team, which consults with Hewlett-Packard's largest customers on their network transformation projects. Prior to joining HP Networking, he was a Principal Engineer at Cisco Systems, where he led the Core IP Technology Architecture Team. Alvaro is widely recognized for his expertise in Routing Protocols and Network Design and Architecture; he is a CCIE, CCDE and one of only two people in the world who have achieved the CCAr certification.

He is an active participant in the IETF, where he chairs the Routing Area Working Group, is a member of the Routing Area Directorate and has authored 4 RFCs. Alvaro has published 4 technical books and has been awarded almost 30 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. His current interests include DC architecture, controller-based networks, energy efficiency and infrastructure security.
image David Robertson
David Robertson is A/g Director Transport & Routing Engineering at Telstra. He is responsible for strategy, budget, delivery, lifecycle and planning management of Telstra's transport and routing network infrastructure. With a career of over 25 years within Telstra, David brings a strong operational management style from working in many roles within Network Operations across various technologies such as PSTN, IN, Messaging, Access, IP and Routing technologies.

During the initial stages of the wireline transformation David moved across in to engineering helping deliver Telstra's IP/MPLS Core; consolidation of the PE layer; multi service edge to replace the passport network and the subsequent successful migration of all Telstra's ATM/frame relay services.
image Rohan Saldanha
Rohan Saldanha is a Solutions Architect with the Service Provider Team in Cisco Australia. In his current role, he works with Service Providers/Pubic Sector customers in the ANZ region, providing Pre Sales support specialising in Core, Edge and Access Technologies. Rohan's 10+ years of knowledge and experience in the networking industry comes from a variety of roles in Technical Support, Deployment and Sales.

Rohan joined Cisco Systems as a TAC engineer in May 2000, specialising in helping customers resolve complex network problems in MPLS, Routing and Access Technologies. In November 2004 he joined the Asiapac High Touch Technical Support Team as a High Touch Engineer, working on providing operational consultancy to customers in the Asiapac region. Rohan has a Masters Degree in Telecommunications from the University of Technology, Sydney, and is CCIE certified in Routing/Switching and Service Provider Tracks.
image Ken Sayers (Chair)
Ken Sayers is Senior Consultant, Melba Consulting, and currently a Senior Systems Engineer at Telstra. Ken has spent much of the last 35 years working in the telecommunications industry. After joining Ericsson Australia to work on compiler development he was sent to Sweden to help build the Operation Support System required to manage the AXE network deployed by the then Telecom Australia. Ken was offered a position in Sweden, and stayed with Ericsson Sweden until the start of the new century, working on OSS, BSS and Internet technologies, including work on one of the first implementations of SS7 over IP. Since leaving Ericsson Ken has worked with a wide variety of organisations, serving the telecommunications industry both from the vendor and operator perspective, with a focus on IP services, especially SIP and IPTV.
image Skeeve Stevens
Skeeve Stevens has spent the last 15 years designing, building and managing the networks of small to medium ISPs. The last five years Skeeve has been the CEO of eintellego, a network consultancy specialising in ISP and ISP-style networks, IPv6, IPTV and CDNs. He is passionately involved in Internet Governance and an active member of the APNIC community, and is Co-Chair of the IP Addressing Policy Committee. Skeeve is also a Director of the Internet Society in Australia and a consultant with the developing chapter in Cambodia.

Skeeve has spoken on a wide variety of topics such as IPv6, Social Media, Internet Governance, Infrastructure Security, IT Recruitment, IT in Aged Care, and other topics all over the Asia Pacific region, and has a passion about developing nations and seeing them flourish using the power of the Internet.
image Tejas Suthar
Tejas Suthar is a Solutions Architect in the Central Engineering (CE) Network Architecture & Design group within the Cisco Advanced Services organization, focussing on IPv6. Tejas has 13+ years in the Telecom and IT industry, with the last 6 years in Cisco Advanced Services. He has expertise in technologies related to IPv6, High Availability concepts, MPLS, L2/L3 MPLS VPNs and Converged networks.

Tejas joined Cisco Systems in 2005 as a Network Consulting Engineer with experience in Service Provider technologies, Healthcare and the Financial Sector. He has had a wide array of architectural, design and support-related engagements with customers covering IPv6 in Enterprise and Service Provider networks, Multiplanar Core Architectures, WAN Design and migration, Data Center Interconnect, DC consolidation, DC virtualization/segmentation etc.

Tejas holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and degrees in Electrical Engineering as well as Internetworking Technologies. He has published IPv6 - A Service Provider View in Advancing MPLS Networks, Cisco IP Journal, Volume 8 number 2, and co-authored Design Considerations for Next-Generation IPv6-based Virtual Private Networks, Annual Review of Communications, Vol. 59 IEC Publications.
image Tom Sykes
Tom Sykes is from NBN Co Product Development and Sales, where he leads a team of network architects responsible for technical interactions with all of NBN Co's Retail Service Providers. Previously, he was part of NBN Co's Chief Technology Office and was involved in managing the technical product requirements of NBN Co's customers. Prior to NBN Co, Tom has held engineering roles in NEC Australia, Alcatel-Lucent and Telstra Wholesale. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from RMIT University.

image Mohamed Tanana
Mohamed Tanana has been working in the telecom industry for the past 25 years. He has been with F5 Network's Telecom team for the last 18 months covering global Service Providers. Currently he is employed as a Global Telecom Solution Architect. Previously he spent 10 years at Cisco working in the Service Provider team specialising in Mobile, Carrier Ethernet services, and subscriber management.

With Cisco he spent 7 years covering Service providers in Australia and 3 years covering the UAE (Dubai) markets. His wireless experience includes 2G,3G, LTE, WiMax and WIFI. His carrier fixline experience include Carrier Ethernet, MPLS, IP RAN, ATM, Triple Network, IP Video transport, Fibre to the Premise (Ethernet, xPON), Cable-Docsis, and SDH/DWDM.
image Alan Way
Alan Way is the International Business Development Manager for Spirent. A telecommunications industry veteran with more than twenty years of experience, Alan has worked on deploying a variety of network technologies. During this time, he has lectured extensively on the integration of voice and data networks, IPTV, IPv6, cloud computing, SAN technologies, virtualization and associated technologies. Join Alan Way's Testing Wiki to download related resources or visit the popular Alan Talks Tech YouTube Channel for more videos. Originally from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, he enjoys surfing, skiing and golf.

image Roger Yerramsetti
Roger has been working at iiNet for the past 14 years in several areas across the business, and currently heads up the Network Services group responsible for the operations and engineering of the iiNet network and systems. Previously he headed up iiNet's Service Delivery contact centre and brings a customer perspective to his role in Network Services.