CV's of speakers
LATIF LADID is President of the IPv6 Forum. With support from the
Internet Engineering Task Force Next Generation (IETF NG), Ngtrans Working
Groups and the IPv6 Deployment Initiative, Mr. Ladid pioneered the
foundation of the IPv6 Forum in May 1999. He is also Chairman of the
European Commission Ipv6 Task Force. In 1998, Mr. Ladid jointed Telebit
Communications A/S as Vice President of Sales for Europe, East and Africa
(EMEA). In June 1999, Ericsson acquired a major share in Telebit, creating
Ericsson Telebit A/S. From 1996 to 1998; he served as Chairman of Global
Integrated Services Digital Networks (ISDN). Mr. Ladid has worked in
various managerial positions including Nixdorf Computers, Hewlett-Packard,
and as International Sales Manager at ComputerLand Switzerland. From 1992
to 1998, he was with Canadian Internet and Internetworking specialist
DEVELCON, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Business
Development. Mr. Ladid is also a member of the 3rd Generation
Partnership Project (3GPP) co-ordination group board.
BOSCO EDUARDO FERNANDES received his degree of Dipl. Ing in
engineering in Munich, Germany and holds an Executive MBA. Mr. Fernandes
has worked in various managerial and engineering positions in R&D of
Circuit and Packet switching systems. He served as a responsible Manager
for a number of GSM projects. He switched on the first GSM Network in the
World and the first GSM Network out side of Europe. He chaired EU Research
Mobile and Personal communications Domain in RACE (R&D in Advanced
Communications-technologies in Europe) and ACTS (Advanced Communications
Technologies and Services) for three years. Mr. Fernandes is a senior
member of the IEEE communications society and a member of the
International Telecommunications Academy of Russia (ITA). He was the only
mandated chairman of the UMTS Task Force that preceded the creation of the
UMTS Forum and won the UMTS Chairman’s Award 2000. He now chairs the
Information Communications Technologies (ICT) [IT media] working group in
the Forum. Mr. Fernandes is a member of the Technical Directorate of the
IPv6 Forum and supports the close co-operation between the IPv6 Forum and
UMTS Forum ICTG. He also chaired the Mobile Wireless Working Group in the
recent IPv6 Task Force and is an ISOC member.
He is Vice President of International Affairs at Siemens.
JORDI PALET MARTÍNEZ has worked in Computers, networking and
telecomm business for the last 20 years. His experience includes
programming in several languages, open systems, electronic and
microcomputer circuit design, consultancy and network design and
implementation, among others.
Mr. Palet has held technical, marketing and product management
managerial positions in several companies, and now the CEO/CTO of
Consulintel, Madrid, a Spanish ISP.
He has been involved in the IPv6 Forum, as chair of the Education &
Awareness Working Group, since the Forum foundation, and recently as
member of the Tech Directorate.
Mr. Palet frequently writes articles, white papers, and presentations
about most of the high-end technologies. Several specialised magazines and
other media, in both, Spanish and English have published these documents.
He is a frequent lecturer and speaker in several Universities and
events (Spain and Rest of the World), mainly on IPv6 and Next Generation
Networks related issues (QoS, multicast, MIP, security, mobility etc.),
including complete tutorials. In the last 3 years, he has presented over
Mr. Palet is an active member of non-profit organisations for the
dissemination of technologies and telecommunications/Internet. He is an
active member of the European IPv6 Task Force, and he was a member of the
Steering Committee at @asLAN, for several years, and then elected
Vice-President and President. Mr. Palet is involvement in several R&D
projects and was the designer of Euro6IX , main responsible of the
proposal preparation and further negotiation with the EC, and indeed is
the Scientific Project Co-ordinator.
LAURENT MONTINI, is a Consulting Engineer in the EMEA (European,
Middle East and African markets) IP Core Team Consulting Team at Cisco
Systems. In this team, he is in charge of the Wireless Mobile IP
infrastructure designs and technologies. His team works closely with Cisco’s
customers, partners and Cisco Engineering, ensuring that solutions,
architectures and products meet or exceed customer requirements.
Mr. Montini joined Cisco in 1997, previously serving as Systems
Engineer for Academic Community in France. He started in 1986 as Technical
Manager, then as a Networking Product Manager before to work as Project
Engineer for an International WAN deployment.
Mr. Montini holds a Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from
University of Technology, Nice, France.
PATRICK COCQUET started his career with Dassault Electronique where
he spent significant time in designing protocols for real-time systems.
His previous position was Head of the Networks R&D at Thales Corporate
Mr. Cocquet founded 6WIND in July 2000 where he is now President &
Chief Executive Officer. 6WIND addresses the market of new generation
smart access and edge router, based on IPv4 and IPv6 standards. 6WINDGate
products include all the new IP features including Security, QoS,
Mobility, Multicast and the IPv4/v6 transition mechanisms.
He is Vice Chairman of the IPv6 Forum he founded in July 1999.
ERIC CARMÈS is 6WIND's co-founder and Chief Operating Officer. 6WIND, a French spin-off company from the
Dassault / Thales (former Thomson-CSF) group, is the first one to market the 6WINDGate, a smart IPv4 and
IPv6 router. As this equipment implements QoS, security, mobility management for the both versions of IP
as well as all the different transition mechanisms, it brings an efficient solution for providing IPv4 to
IPv6 service continuity. In Thomson-CSF, Eric Carmès was responsible for the development of the IPv6 technology
now embedded in 6WIND's products. He is now in charge of the design of a new generation of IPv6 service and
RICHARD JIMMERSON is Director of Operations, American Registry for
Internet Numbers (ARIN). He joined ARIN in 1998 to manage its
registration services department. Richard has been active in IPv6
registration and policy since 1999 when the Regional Internet Registries
(RIRs) began registering IPv6 address space. He works in close
coordination with the RIRs, the ICANN Address Support Organization
Address Council, the IETF, and the RIR policy communities to achieve
globally consistent IPv6 registration policies.
Prior to his work with ARIN, Richard was Director of Information Systems
for a large US based medical provider. He also served for several yearsin network engineering positions.
MIRJAM KÜHNE graduated from the Technical University of Berlin with a Masters Degree in Computer Science.
She joined the RIPE NCC in 1995 as one of the first staff.
Prior to working for the RIPE NCC, Mirjam participated in various research projects involving expert systems
and knowledge representation funded by the European Commission.
Since this time she developed and managed the RIPE NCC external services (Address Registration Services,
Database, Communications) including customer relations and staff management.
Mirjam Kühne is now Director External Relations on a global level at the RIPE NCC. This includes bringing
together the new and existing players in the industry, raising awareness of the issues relevant to Internet
administration as well as promoting and maintaining collaboration between the Regional Internet Registries
and the industry in general.