Zaid Ali Kahn Director, Global Infrastructure Architecture and Strategy, LinkedIn
    Tore Anderson, Network and infrastructure Architect at the Oslo offices, Redpill Linpro
    He has been a vocal IPv6 proponent for years, first by helping quantify and fix the "IPv6 Brokenness" issue, followed by deploying IPv6 on several of the largest web sites in Norway. Due to IPv4 depletion being imminent in Redpill Linpro, his current main focus is on developing a unified solution that will ensure both IPv6 deployment and IPv4 service continuity, while at the same time avoiding introducing complexity or decreasing the overall performance of the service delivery platform. He is also an active member of the RIPE and IETF communities, the Norwegian IPv6 Forum, and various operator communities.
    Steven Barth, Freelance embedded Linux consultant, developer and open source enthusiast
    Over the last 10 years he was involved in a variety of projects from building local community mesh networks to developing firmware and management software running on millions of home routers. Steven is a strong supporter of open source software both by helping individuals and companies to efficiently use and contribute to various projects and by being an active contributor and maintainer himself. Since 2008 he is one of the core developers of the OpenWrt Linux distribution for embedded devices. In 2012 Steven started rewriting the IPv6 subsystem of OpenWrt mostly from scratch with the help of volunteers testing, reporting and correcting issues they encountered with their individual IPv6 connections. He is currently working with the IETF homenet working group on specifying and standardizing autonomous configuration protocols and solutions for the next generation of IPv6-enabled home routers.
    Michael Behringer, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
    Ron Bonica, Director of Routing Protocol Architecture Group, Juniper Networks
    His interests include routing, IPv6, network scaling and network operations. Ron has served three terms as co-director of the IETF Operations and Management Area. He has also co-chaired the LIME, L3VPN and CCAMP Working Groups. Ron is active in several working groups and has co-author ten RFCs. Prior to joining Juniper networks, Ron served as senior manager of engineering at a major service provider. Ron holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
    John Brzozowski, Chief Architect, COMCAST
    At Comcast, John provides technical leadership and guidance for our deployment of IPv6 across all of our services. He leverages his expertise and experience to drive the adoption and implementation of IPv6 in the real world and at scale, ensuring that innovative solutions are in place to support traditional and next generation services. John has contributed significantly to many standards and technologies critical to the adoption of IPv6 globally, across voice, video, and Internet networks and services. He works closely with CableLabs on DOCSIS and PacketCable specifications, and is very involved with the IETF, where he is co-chair of the DHC working group. John also is chair of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) IPv6 Working Group and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) IPv6 Deployment Working Group as well as an active contributor on a range of IPv6 issues globally.
    Samita Chakrabarti Architect at Ericsson Silicon Valley in the IP and Broadband Technology Division
    Samita Chakrabarti Architect at Ericsson Silicon Valley in the IP and Broadband Technology Division. She has been involved with IPv6 since late 1990s when she started working on one of the first IPv6 implementations as an engineer at Sun Microsystems. She was a team member of the initial Java based ‘Sunspots’, prototype sensor systems from Sun Microsystem Laboratories. She has been involved with IPv6 base, Mobility and 6lowpan implementations through her workplaces and protocol development through IETF contributions. She has co-authored several RFCs in the IPv6 area including RFC6775 which provides optimization of IPv6 Neighbor Discovery for constrained node networks. Samita’s work interests include Internet of Things and IPv6, Cloud networking, virtualization and convergence of IP with Mobile networks. She currently co-chairs ‘6lo’ working group at IETF.
    Hiroshi Esaki Ph.D, Associated Professor, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. And, he received Ph.D from The University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1998. In 1987, he joined Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation. From 1990 to 1991, he has been at Applied Research Laboratory of Bellcore Inc., New Jersey (USA), as a residential researcher. From 1994 to 1996, he has been at CTR (Center for Telecommunication Research) of Columbia University in New York (USA). During his staying at Columbia University, he has 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. He is an executive director of IPv6 promotion council, which is cross ministry and cross industry council to promote the IPv6 technology. He is a vice chair of JPNIC (Japan Network Information Center), since 2006, and has served as an IPv6 Forum Fellow. From 2006 to 2010, he served as BoT(Board of Trustee) for ISOC (Internet Society). He is a director of WIDE Project since 2010, director of Japan Data Center Council since 2009, and director of Green University of Tokyo Project since 2008.
    Alain Fiocco, Senior Director, Head of Cisco IPv6 High Impact Program
    Alain is a 25 years veteran of the networking industry and has been with Cisco Systems for nineteen years. He is currently the Senior Director, leading IPv6 High Impact Program for Cisco, across all product lines and market segments Alain and his IPv6 High Impact program team are at the very core of this massive industry transition and directly involved from “definition, standardization to delivery” of the technology and architectures, underpinning IPv6 transition, along with the technology development and product engineering groups across Cisco. Most recently Alain led Cisco effort to support World IPv6 Launch activities, both for Ciisco itself, and its customers. Alain is an industry expert, passionate about Technology to solve business problems, he is presenting at many conferences and very active on social media in order to educate on IPv6 transition and adoption. He has started an initiative to measure IPv6 adoption on the Internet, and make the daily updates reports available at: http://6lab.cisco.com/stats With the emergence of Internet of Everything (people, things, datas and processes), pervasive IPv6 deployment is becoming a necessity to support this new use case of IP technology to connect the “yet unconnected”. Fiocco was one of the first CCIE in 1992. He joined Cisco in 1995 as a Technology Consultant, and has been involved in some of the largest Network design projects commissioned by European Service Providers in the early days of Internet growth. After a decade in the field, Alain joined Network Operating System Software Engineering group in 2006, leading IOS Product Management and System Architecture. Alain lives in Paris, France.
    Silvia Hagen, CEO, Sunny Connection AG
    Silvia has been in the networking industry since 1990. Today she is CEO of Sunny Connection AG in Switzerland and works as a senior consultant and analyst for many mid-size and large sized companies. Her expertise is in IPv6 as well as in network and application performance and protocol analysis. She is the author of successful books such as 'Novell's Guide to Troubleshooting TCP/IP', published by IDG Books, "IPv6 Essentials" and "Planning for IPv6", both published by O'Reilly. She presents internationally on various networking topics offers customized corporate presentations and trainings. Silvia is president of the Swiss IPv6 Council. For more details and contact information visit her website at http://www.sunny.ch.
    Helge Holz, Network Engineer, DATAPORT
    After he studied mathematics and computer science, Helge Holz (CCIE #12387) worked since 1992 for local government (Datenzentrale Schleswig-Holstein) in North-Germany and implemented in 1994 the IPv4-adress-plan for the government in Schleswig-Holstein. In 2004 (merging the IT of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein) Dataport was founded and he was responsible for merging the address-plans (both using Since 2011 he is member of the IPv6-workinggroup at the Ministry of Interior of Germany and especially responsible for the governmental IPv6-adressing-plans of three states (Hamburg, Bremen and Schleswig-Holstein) and for establishing a template, which the other German states could use for their own concepts.
    Lee Howard, Director Technology Development,TIME WARNER CABLE
    Lee Howard is the Director of Network Technology for Time Warner Cable. His team supports Network Engineering and Architecture by developing new technologies and identifying new partners for use on Time Warner Cable's network. He is responsible for the entire company's IPv6 program. In support of these efforts, he is an active participant in several IETF working groups, CableLabs, and other networking organizations and standards development organizations.
    Martin Levy, Network Strategy, CLOUDFLARE
    Martin Levy has been involved in the TCP/IP world since the publication of the first TCP/IP RFCs in the early 80’s. 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 where he ran their first TCP/IP network-enabled UNIX computers. After seven years in New Jersey, Martin moved to California and joined the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial-life to continue his focus on networking software and systems. Since then Martin has been building networks in California, the US, Europe, Latin America and now in Asia. Since joining Hurricane Electric in early 2008, Martin has taken on the role of significantly expanding Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 global connectivity services. Martin Levy's major contribution to the IPv6 world while at Hurricane Electric has been his tireless pursuit in making IPv6's global routing on-par or better than the existing Internet routing.
    Dr. Sheng Jiang, Senior Staff Engineer of Network Product Line, Huawei Technologies
    He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University College London 2005, for his excellent work on combining Grid with IPv6 and Mobile IPv6. He started to involve IPv6-relevant work since 2001. He joined Huawei Technologies 2007, is now mainly working on IPv6 research and standardization. He is active in IETF, BBF and ITU-T. He is currently having 14 RFC published, and 11 IETF working group drafts. His areas of expertise cover IPv6 protocol, IPv6 deployment and transition, DHCPv6, network management and autonomic network.
    Deoknyong Ko, Manager, Broadband Tech Lab, Network Technology & R&D Center, SKtelecom
    Deoknyong Ko is a manager of Broadband Tech Lab, Network Technology R&D Center in the SKtelecom. He received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea in 2006 and the M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea in 2008. He has worked at SKtelecom/SKbroadband since 2008. He published an “Understanding IPv6 Network” in 2013. He was elected for vice president in IoT Networking Project Group of TTA(Telecommunications Technology Association), Korea. His research includes applying IPv6 for LTE/Broadband, IPv6 Security and Optical Access Network (G-PON, NG-PON2)
    Latif Ladid

    - President, IPv6 FORUM (www.ipv6forum.com)
- Chair, European IPv6 Task Force (www.ipv6.eu )
- Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society
- ISOC (www.isoc.org)
- IPv6 Ready Logo Program Board (www.ipv6ready.org)
- Senior Researcher @ SnT
- University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects: • 6INIT: First Pioneer IPv6 Research Project • 6WINIT: Euro6IX
- NGNi
- Eurov6 .IPv6 Security & Privacy project
- Security Expert Initiative (SEINIT) .European Security Task Force project
- SecurIST .u
-2010 Emergency & Disaster and Crisis Management .Public Safety Communication Forum .EFIPSANS project .Secricom Safety & Security Project .ceFIMS . OUTSMART
- Member of 3GPP PCG
- Member of 3GPP2 PCG
- Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc EntNET
- Member of UN Strategy Council GAID
- Member of the Future Internet Forum for Member States
- Board member of WSA
    Dan Luedtke, Network engineer and IT security expert who has specialized on IPv6
    After studying electrical engineering and information technology in Munich, he founded a consulting company. The experience he made as a consultant influenced his first book: IPv6-Workshop, A Practical Guide to the Internet Protocol of the Future (Germany, 2013, 978-1491298008). He actively contributes to open source, e.g. by writing and maintaining Router Advertisement Tools for Linux (ratools). In 2015 he cofounded LK Networks, a company that brings Virtual Reality to the business world.
    Veronika McKillop, Consulting Systems Engineer / UK IPV6 COUNCIL
    She has worked at Cisco since 2006 and currently works as a Consulting Systems Engineer in the Global Service Provider team. In her time at Cisco, Veronika has worked with Public Sector, Enterprise and Service Provider customers. Besides working directly with customers she spends a large portion of her time focused on IPv6. Veronika is a regular speaker at Cisco Live conferences, V6 World Congress and is the current President of the UK IPv6 Council. She holds an MSc. in Information Technologies and a CCIE in Routing & Switching and in her free time enjoys horse riding, running and reading.
    Erik Nygren, Chief Architect in Akamai Platform
    Engineering organization and has been with Akamai since June of 1999. Among other responsibilities, Erik is leading the platform architecture for Akamai's IPv6 initiative. He is a long-time member and current chair of Akamai's Architecture Group and has had deep involvement in many engineering and operations areas across Akamai for over 15 years. Erik received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he came to Akamai part way through his PhD program at MIT, working in the Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group.
    Dr. Ciprian Popoviciu, President and CEO of Nephos6, the Cloud and IPv6 company
    Nephos6 is the first company to enable OpenStack for IPv6 and deploy the first IPv6 only OpenStack cloud in production. Ciprian has over 13 years of experience working in various technical and leadership roles. Prior to starting Nephos6 he managed the architecture team of Cisco’s Engineering Infrastructure Services organization where he defined the strategy and led the execution of the internal DC consolidation and transition to cloud. He is an industry recognized domain expert in IPv6 who, over the past 10 years worked on the strategy, architecture, implementation and validation of IPv6 adoption by large service providers and enterprises Worldwide. Ciprian worked with various governments on defining national level and agency level IPv6 strategies and standards. He also worked with product and test teams on specific IPv6 features and roadmaps towards IPv6 readiness. Ciprian authored two IPv6 books: “Deploying IPv6 Networks” and “Global IPv6 Strategies”. He co-authored 5 IPv6 related IETF RFCs and multiple IPv6 related patents. Ciprian is a frequent speaker to industry events and conferences and he is an active contributor to various technology and scientific publications.
    Yanick Pouffary, IPV6 FORUM / HP
    Stefano Previdi, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
    He contributed to a variety of technologies in the Service Providers space including core technologies such as Routing, IP/MPLS Fast Convergence, IP Fast Reroute, MPLS-based architectures (MPLS-VPN, Traffic Engineering). More recently, Previdi contributed to the definition of Segment Routing architecture and protocol extensions from an implementation and standardization (IETF) perspective. This includes Segment Routing for both MPLS and IPv6 dataplanes. Previdi also plays a major role in the definition and implementation of emerging Software Defined Networks related technologies aiming to leverage network and infrastructure layers information in order to provide network programmability from upper layers. The emerging of Software Defined Networks brought Previdi into contributing to Cisco SDN architecture and implementation. His focus has been primarily to the definition of a SDN component integrating multi-layer and multi-services capabilities (optical, network and application layers) as well as new mechanisms allowing extraction and distribution of topology and infrastructure information (e.g.: BGP-LS extension). Previdi is an active member of IETF/IRTF and more precisely in IDR, ISIS, OSPF, SPRING, CDNI, MPLS and Routing Area Working Groups. Previdi is author of more than 85 U.S. patents and 40 IETF documents (Drafts and RFCs).
    Paul Saab, Software Engineer, Facebook
    Behcet Sarikaya, Senior Research Engineer, HUAWEI USA
    Stephanie Schuller, IPv6 Implementation Manager, LinkedIn
    She implemented IPv6 at LinkedIn in 2014 together with Zaid Ali Kahn. She drives initiatives for LinkedIn’s Global Infrastructure Architecture and Strategy, spanning networking, datacenters, and systems. Prior to LinkedIn, she implemented IPv6 at Cisco WebEx and also virtualized the WebEx datacenters. At Yahoo, she program managed edge services and storage in the Cloud Computing division, including IPv6 at the edge and the open sourcing of Apache Traffic Server. Stephanie began her career at Oracle, and in the ‘90s was Oracle’s Windows Product Line Manager, a strategic base platform.
    Steve Simlo, Product Manager, Cisco
    Product Manager for IPv6 for the Cisco IPv6 High Impact Program (HIP) in the office of the CTO of the Cisco Development and Engineering organisation. In that capacity he is responsible for coordinating the delivery of IPv6 related features across Cisco platforms and products. Steve has worked for Cisco for over 19 years and in the Networking Industry for almost 30 years. His main area of network design and implementation. He also has technical expertise is in IP multicast technologies and has been involved in the design and deployment of IP multicast networks for many years. In that time he has been involved in the deployment of some large campus / Enterprise networks and some significant Service Provider Deployments as well. He worked on the deployment of multicast VPNs with some large service providers and has been investigating IP multicast security. He has engaged with Broadcasters looking to integrate multicast technologies into their contribution and distribution infrastructure. He has also been a participant in Cisco efforts in the Sustainable Technologies Space. Before working for Cisco Steve was involved with the deployment of video, ATM, SNA, X.25 and high speed modem networks in the 80s and early 90s. Previous employers were IBM and Motorola Codex. When he is not working on IP multicast he can often be found with a tennis racquet in his hand or on a bicycle. He lives in Edinburgh in Scotland with his wife and family.
    Sander Steffan, Internet Network Consultant, RIPE
    Sumedha Swamy, Ericsson
    Hans Thienpondt, Telenet
    Hans Thienpondt is a Chief Engineer within the Engineering business unit and has been working for Telenet for over seven years. He is focussed on network design & architecture of Telenet's multi-service converged network. Hans has been the driving force behind Telenet's IPv6 deployment since the program began in 2009. As a member of the Belgian IPv6 council, Hans continues to encourage IPv6 adoption in Belgium.”
    Pascal Thubert, Principal Engineer, Cisco
    He is a Principal Engineer within Cisco’s Chief Technology and Architecture Officer (CTAO) organization, where he focuses on industrial and other deterministic networks and products in the general context of the Internet of Everything. He is co-leading 6TiSCH, the IETF standard for IPv6 over the 802.15.4e TSCH deterministic MAC, and DetNet, a new joined effort with IEEE for cross layer deterministic networks. Since he joined Cisco in 2000, Pascal has specialized in IPv6 as applied to mobility and wireless devices, within Cisco’s Technology Center and then Cisco’s core IPv6 product development team. In parallel with his R&D missions, he has co-authored multiple IETF RFCs and draft standards dealing with IPv6, network mobility and the Internet of Things (6LoWPAN). In particular, Pascal participated as co-editor to the ISA100.11a industrial WSN standard and the RPL routing protocol, and participated actively to the introduction of the IT/OT convergence for an Industrial Internet.”
    Mark Townsley, Cisco Fellow
    He has over 25 years of experience in Internet protocol design, network architecture, and software development. Mark first joined Cisco in 1997 as a software engineer developing various remote access and tunneling protocols in Cisco’s IOS, as well as scaling of the core IOS virtual interface system to support the rapid growth of dial-up and broadband connectivity in the 1990s and early 2000s. Mark is well-known in the Internet Protocol community, twice-nominated for terms as IETF Internet Area Director (2005-2009), Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) Working Group Chair (1999-2005), Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) Liaison to the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), IETF Pseudowire Working Group Technical Advisor, and is currently co-Chair of the IETF Home Networking Working Group (Homenet). In addition to his work with Cisco, Mark is part of the computer science department faculty at Ecole Polytechnique in Paris where he serves as a “Professeur chargé de cours”, teaching and mentoring some of the brightest undergraduate and graduate students in France. Before Joining Cisco, Mark held engineering and research positions at IBM, the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communications Networks at the University of Maryland. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science (magna cum laude) from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
    Tina Tsou, Technical, Lead and Principal Engineer, Huawei
    She is responsible for network architecture design, new product definition, product marketing strategy, technology research, standards definition and embedded software design. Ms. Tsou is the project leader for the Huawei NBI design team, technical lead for the SDN IP backbone and edge projects, project leader for Huawei IPv6 development, team leader for the Huawei IPv6 campus network deployment, and technical lead for the China 863 project topic on Address Driven Networks key technology and verification (Huawei, Tsinghua, China Telecom, 21 Vianet Group, BUPT etc.). Tina Tsou participates in industry organizations as Vice Chair of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) - Northbound Interface Working Group, as the first woman from a Chinese business enterprise to chair an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working group, and in various leadership positions in the ONF, IETF, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). Ms., Tsou’s accomplishments include serving as technical lead for the Huawei Unified QoS Architecture and Future Internet Network Evolution project, designing and delivering Huawei’s first professional service product (IPv6 network migration consulting), building and delivering the Futurewei IPv6 enterprise campus network with Comcast and the Futurewei IT team, and key technical contributions to Huawei’s IPv6 network solutions. Tina Tsou received the Science Technology 1st Award from the China Communications Standards Association (CCSA), the Science and Technology Progress 1st Award from the Shenzhen Government, and the National Science and Technology Progress 2nd Award from the People’s Republic of China. Ms. Tsou has been awarded over 100 patents, 8 IETF RFCs, and has published multiple articles in IEEE magazine and the IETF Journal.
    Justine Vick, Network Architect, Microsoft
    Justine Vick Network Architect Microsoft Corporation She has been in networking long enough to have been involved with the migration from SNA to IPv4. During her 15+ years at Microsoft she has held engineering roles in both Internet hosting and corporate networking. Justine is currently a member of Microsoft's corporate network architecture team focused on IP routing and MPLS. She tends to gravitate toward controversial technologies like Multicast and now IPv6.
    Eric Vyncke, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
    Eric Vyncke is a Distinguished Engineer based in the Brussels office of Cisco Systems. His main current technical focus is about security and IPv6. He has designed several secured large IPsec networks and other security related designs.

In his work for the IETF, he co-authored RFC 3585 and 5514 and is active in V6OPS, 6MAN and OPSEC working groups. His recent works are related to IPv6 including co-authoring a book on IPv6 Security; he also authored a book on layer-2 security.

Eric is the current co-chair of the Belgian IPv6 Council. www.vyncke.org/ipv6status is well-known for several years to collect statistics about IPv6 deployment. He is also a visiting professor for security topics at the University of Mons.
He is an adjunct professor at HEC, the business school of University of Liège, Belgium.
He holds a CISSP certification, member of ISSA and speaks frequently at international conferences.
    James Woodyatt, Staff Software Engineer, Nest Labs
    James started his career programming computers in the mid 1970's at the age of twelve. His first paying job was to write the ground control station firmware for an early prototype of the Predator MQ-1 drone aircraft from scratch. Since then, he has worked in spacecraft command and telemetry, interactive television networking, and telecom switching systems. He spent twelve years at Apple first working on a home gateway product, the AirPort Base Station, and later in Core OS Networking maintaining the IP stack in the Darwin kernel. He is now a senior staff engineer at Nest Labs, with a wide range of responsibilities in communications engineering. He has been a regular participant in IETF for almost twenty years.
    Carl Wuyts, System Architect Networking, Technicolor
    Co-chair IPv6 council Belgium. • +20 year of experience in IP Networking • Started system design of IPv6 in Technicolor CPE devices in 2008. • Actively introduced IPv6 in Technicolor Gateways, (Technicolor has +100 000 000 GWs deployed worldwide). • Background in routing and switching @ Cisco.
    Andrew Yourtchenko, Technical Leader, Cisco
    He started his networking career back in early 1990s, moving from pure programming occupation to working face to face with customers deploying the networks, and earning Novell 4.1 CNE certification. Self-study Routing&Switching CCIE#5423, joined Cisco TAC where he led the troubleshooting of complex technical issues first in the TAC and then in the TAC Escalation team, passing his second CCIE in Security. Gradually got involved with IPv6, and is currently advancing the state of the art in the energy-efficient IPv6 in IETF and complementing the theoretical work by proofing it in large-scale (10000+ clients) WiFi IPv6 implementations. Another area of interest is IPv6-centric technologies - MAP, Segment Routing. Co-architected the MAP CPE implementation in OpenWRT, including the necessary kernel programming. Actively involved in mentoring the research students from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, exploring various cutting-edge network research topics. Co-authored 4 RFCs.
    Jan Žorž
    He started his professional career in RS-232/VAX VMS world in 1992 and continued through Novell and Windows environments all the way to Solaris and other UNIX derivatives that today represent the native environment for the majority of his projects. Jan is the Internet Society's Operational Engagement Programme Manager. He works on operational initiatives to ease the deployment of IPv6 and other technologies. He is also working to help the industry document best-current operational practices and to improve operator feedback to the IETF. Jan is one of the pioneers of SiOL, the Slovenian national ISP, and has been involved in the organization from the beginning. Among other activities, he began experimenting in 1997 with Internet streaming multimedia content. Based on these experiments, he successfully accomplished projects such as "Dhaulagiri '99 Live" (an Internet multimedia transmission of Tomaz Humar's solo climb of the south wall of Dhaulagiri (called Death Zone in the Himalayas), "Ski Everest Live 2000" (an Internet live-video transmission and monitoring of extreme skiing from the summit of Mt. Everest by Davo Karnicar) and other similar projects. Together with two other members of the team "Dhaulagiri '99 Live", Jan received a media award/statue "Victor" for special achievement. For the last seven years, Jan has been working as a consultant in the IT field, specializing in IPv6. He co-founded the Go6 institute (not-for-profit), a Slovenian IPv6 initiative whose main objective is to raise IPv6 awareness in Slovenia and alert the community to the fact that we are approaching extensive changes on the Internet. Due to the success of Go6 Institute, Slovenia is currently leading the EU as the country most prepared for IPv6 (according to the RIPE NCC's IPv6 RIPEness study). Jan has been invited to present around the world on his work, the model of the Go6 platform, IPv6 awareness raising and deployment at the national level. These speaking engagements have included conferences such as RIPE Meetings, Google IPv6 Implementors Conference 2010, Internet Governance Forum meetings, OECD meeting, World IPv6 Congresses (Paris and London), as well as national forums in Germany, Greece, Norway, Macedonia, Oman, Brazil and many others. Jan is also primary co-author of a very successful procurement (specification) paper, published as official RIPE Best Current Practice document RIPE-501, titled "Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment". This document is translated into more than 10 languages and is used around the world by enterprises and governments when requesting IPv6 features in ICT equipment purchases. RIPE-501 was recently replaced by RIPE-554, also co-authored by Merike Kaeo, Sander Steffann and Jan.
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