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 ITU and NRO joint Workshop “Adopting ipv6 – What you need to know”
 Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, 17 November 2009 Contact: 


Onur Bektas
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
Posix Systems

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.
Baohong HE
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-, managing projects that aim to improve the quality of Internet in Brazil. He is in charge of, 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" characteristics.

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).
Sureswaran Ramadass
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 Sciences.

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 the
IPv6 Domain Head for MYREN (Malaysian Research and Education Network). He is also currently the Chairman of the Asia Pacific IPv6 Task Force (APV6TF). Dr.
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 university.
Paul Wilson
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 dotAsia.

In 2000, Paul was inducted into the Australian Internet Hall of Fame.

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Tom Wills-Sanford

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 Police.
Jonne Soininen
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 (netlmm) WG.
Salam Yamout

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 2005.

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.
Xiaoya Yang
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


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