Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre
Onur BEKTAS is a senior researcher in Network Technologies Department of the
Turkish Academic Network and Information Centre (ULAKBIM). Established in
1996, ULAKBIM manages Turkish National Academic Network (ULAKNET). Onur has
ten years of experience in UNIX and network administration. He was
responsible for establishing the ULAKNET IPv6 Task force and also has been
actively involved in the establishment of National IPv6 Research and
Development Platform (IPv6-GO).† His research interests include operating
system security, IPv6 networks and network security.
Mark Elkins was born and educated in the UK. He attended Queen Mary College
(London University) from 1979 to 1983. From that very first day at
university Mr. Elkins has been working on Unix based computer systems. He
moved to South Africa in 1984. After twelve years at Olivetti Systems and
Networks, he started his own company (Posix Systems – an Internet Service
Provider) and has been involved in Computer Communications since 1986. He
acquired the administered of the “CO.ZA” Domain name administration system
from 1995 and remains the Technical Director of UniForum SA.
Mr. Mark is very active in the Internet Industry around Africa, involved
with AfrISPA (teaching ISP's how to form IXP's (Internet Exchange Points),
does a lot of DNS Teaching on behalf of UniForum SA and is also very
involved with AfriNIC. He is now a Board Member of AfriNIC.
CATR of MIIT, China
Mr. He is now the research chairman of the Internet area in Chinese Academy
of Telecomm Research(CATR, MIIT), Vice chairman of IP&Multimedia
Committee(TC1) in Chinese Communication Standards Association(CCSA), the
Rapporteur of ITU-T Q24/SG16. He is actively participated several projects
as a leader or group member in the Next Generation Internet (NGI), includes
technologies, governance, standards and tests.
Antonio M. Moreiras
Antonio M. Moreiras works at the Brazilian Network Information Center-
NIC.br, managing projects that aim to improve the quality of Internet in
Brazil. He is in charge of IPv6.br, a project to the dissemination of IPv6
in Brazil, that consists of some complementary initiatives, such as: a
website with technical information about the protocol and the transition; an
e-learning package, and a course provided free of charge to Brazilian
Internet Providers. He is also involved with distribution of the Brazilian
Legal Time by NTP protocol, quality measurements in the Brazilian Internet
infra-structure, Internet Traffic Exchanges, dissemination of digital
content in Portuguese language, and studies of the ".br Web"
Moreiras has an MBA in Business Administration from Federal University of
Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (2008), a BSc (1999) and MSc (2004) in Electrical
Engineering from Polytechnic School of University of S„o Paulo (USP). He
also studied Internet Governance at Diplo Foundation (2009).
Professor and the Director of the National Advanced IPv6 Centre of
Excellence (NAV6) at Universiti Sains Malaysia
Dr. Sureswaran obtained his BsEE/CE (Magna Cum Laude) and Masters in
Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami in 1987 and
1990 respectively. He obtained his PhD from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
in 2000 while serving as a full time faculty in the School of Computer
Dr. Sureswaranís recent achievements include being awarded the Anugerah
Tokoh Negara (National Academic Leader) for Innovation and Commercialization
in 2008 by the Minister of Science and Technology. He was also awarded the
Malaysian Innovation Award by the Prime Minister in 2007. Dr. Sureswaran is
also the founder and headed the team that successfully took Mlabs Systems
Berhad, a high technology video conferencing company to a successful listing
on the Malaysian Stock Exchange in 2005. Mlabs is the first, and so far,
only university based company to be listed in Malaysia.
Dr. Sureswaranís career included being a senior member of the technical
staff of the research team of MODCOMP, Florida. MODCOMP was a company
focused on the research, development and deployment of real-time operating
systems. MODCOMPís customers included Jet Propultion Labs (JPL) and the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for their remote space
vehicles. Dr. Sureswaran later joined ICON Business System, Inc (Florida) as
Senior Consultant in 1991.
He was subsequently promoted to Vice President Engineering and was
responsible for the entire engineering and R&D divisions of ICON. In 1992,
he returned to Malaysia to join USM as a lecturer.
Dr. Sureswaran is currently one of the four steering committee members and
IPv6 Domain Head for MYREN (Malaysian Research and Education Network). He is
also currently the Chairman of the Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force (APV6TF).
Sureswaranís is also a Primary Member of APAN as well as the Head of APAN
Malaysia (Asia Pacific Advanced Networks).
Dr. Sureswaran was also one of the 18 finalist for the ICANN at large
Directorship, year 2000. Dr. Sureswaran is currently a Director of the
Japanese AI3 project and is also the Head of the AI3 (Asian Internet
Interconnections Initiative) for Malaysia. Dr. Sureswaran was also appointed
as an advisor to the Japanese governmentís Ministry of Public Management,
Home Affairs, Posts and Telecomm. (MPHPT).
Dr. Sureswaran has published over 80 journals and research papers, 7 patents
and has given numerous keynote addresses, lectures and seminars. He has
written chapters and provided materials for 5 books. He has chaired numerous
workshops and conferences. He has also been a program committee member for
numerous international conferences and has reviewed papers for over 30
international and national level conferences.
Dr. Sureswaran has received over USD 8 million in research funding and
grants from numerous organizations in the 16 years that he has been with the
Director-General of APNIC
Paul Wilson joined APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia
Pacific, in 1998 as Director General. As part of this role, he represents
the activities and interests of the Asia Pacific Internet Community in local
and global forums related to the development and management of the Internet.
Paul Wilson has twenty years involvement with the Internet. He was
previously the Chief Executive Officer of Pegasus Networks, the first
private ISP established in Australia, and during this time was involved with
the establishment of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC),
and served for several years as an APC Council and Executive Board member.
He has also acted as a consultant to the United Nations and other
international agencies. As a primary consultant on Internet projects,
including the PAN Program with the International Development Research Centre
(IDRC), Paul helped to introduce Internet services for the first time in
several developing economies, including projects in Mongolia, Vietnam,
Cambodia, Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan, PNG, and China, as well as similar
activities in several countries of Latin America.
Paul is a highly respected member of the global Internet community and
participates in the following organizations: APIA, APNG, ISIF, NRO, ISOC and
In 2000, Paul was inducted into the Australian Internet Hall of Fame.
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Tom Wills-Sandford is deputy director general of Intellect, the trade
association which represents 750 members in the UK technology industry.
His representational work has covered almost all of the Intellect sectors.
He was involved in early lobbying and leadership of a very successful
campaign to secure tax credits for UK based R&D. Subsequently he addressed
concerns of the software industry that software development can qualify for
the tax credits by arranging and managing a course on the software industry
for fifty HMRC tax inspectors.
He was responsible for establishing the Intellect Ofcom Forum, a highly
successful forum for addressing industry and regulatory issues. He was
responsible for agreeing a partnership with NASSCOM, the Indian IT trade
association, following his participation in a trade mission to India. He has
travelled to India three times recently on IT related issues. He attended
the 2008 IGF in Hyderabad with four UK Members of Parliament.
Most recently Tom has focused on identifying projects for Intellect. In
2006, he led a successful Global Watch Mission on Information Security to
California and Seattle. He has undertaken projects with the Centre for the
Protection of the National Infrastructure (CPNI), and the Metropolitan
Nokia Siemens Network
Jonne Soininen, Head of Internet Affairs, is responsible for Internet
technology standardization and technical regulatory topics at Nokia Siemens
Networks. He joined Nokia 1999 and joined Nokia Siemens Networks at its
foundation in 2007.
In addition, Jonne has been active in the Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF) serving as the co-chair of IPv6 operations Working Group, a member of
the IETF administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC), and its chairman, and
recently as the co-chair of the Network-based Localized Mobility Management
Salam Yamout is a Program Manager for Corporate Social Responsibility at
Cisco since 2005. After spending 20 years in the development and management
of ICT systems for both the private and public sectors in the USA and
Lebanon, she has turned her attention in 2002 to the formulation of ICT
Strategies and ICT for Development (ICT4D) programs for Lebanon.
Salam obtained her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from
Valparaiso University (Indiana, USA) in 1985, her M.S. in Electrical and
Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA) in 1987,
and her MBA from the Ecole SupÈrieure des Affaires (Beirut, Lebanon) in
Ms. Yamout is the founder and president of Women in IT and Secretary General
of the MIT Enterprise Forum for the Pan Arab Region. She is active in other
NGOs including the Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections, Lebanese
Transparency Association, and the MEPI Alumni Association. She is a
certified PMP with the Project Management Institute.
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), ITU
Ms. Xiaoya Yang is working with Study Group 2 on 'Operational aspects of
service provision and telecommunications management' and Study Group 3 on
'Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication
economic and policy issues' in the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-TSB). She was the
counscelor of Study Group 17 on 'Telecommunication security' from 2007 to
2008 and the workshop project coordinator from 2004 to 2006. Before she
jointed ITU in 2004, she has worked in the Ministry of Information Industry
of China since 1998. There she was the division director responsible for
administration of Internet management and information security. She worked
in China Telecom 1997-1998 as a network engineer and service manager in
their Internet service department. She has a M.S. in Engineering from
Tsinghua University and a MBA from Hongkong Polytechnic University