Committed to connecting the world


​​​Fred Baker​
Board Member, Internet System Consortium

Fred Baker has been involved in the data communications industry since 1978, and in the IETF since 1989. He has had four employers, most notably Cisco, where he worked for 22 years and was promoted to Cisco Fellow in 1998. An important part of this was in the Cisco Research Center, where he advised on the funding of academic research projects. Baker chaired the IETF 1996-2001, and has chaired or co-chaired several working groups, most recently the IPv6 Operations Working Group. He has also written or edited over sixty RFCs on various topics. As a board member of the Internet System Consortium, which runs one of the root server systems, he has represented ISC in ICANN’s Root Server System Advisory Committee, which he is the co-chair of. Baker has been active in the Internet Society since joining it in 1992. He was chairman of the board for four years, and a member of the board for two more. Baker has also contributed in other areas, such as in writing for the Broadband Internet Technology Advisory Group (BITAG), serving on the US FCC Technology Advisory Group in 1994, and other professional groups. Baker holds 17 US patents. ​
Francisco Ricardo Magalhães Barros
Specialist in regulation, Brazilian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

​Academic training
• Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering;
• Master in Economics of the Public Sector.
Professional qualification
Specialist in regulation of the Brazilian Telecommunications Regulatory Authority with the following competencies:
• Cost model technology for fixed and mobile services (legacy networks, NGN, 3G and 4G);
• Business models for fixed and mobile data networks for regulatory impact assessment;
                                                   • Economic modeling for radiofrequencies bidding;
                                                   • Analysis of economic evidences and decision support for telecommunications services;
                                                   • Rapporteur from Brazil in ITU-T Study Group 2, WP1 / 2, on the operational aspects of networks
Jiannong Cao
Chair Professor, Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr. Cao is currently a Chair Professor of Department of Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He is also the director of the Internet and Mobile Computing Lab in the department and the director of University’s Research Facility in Big Data Analytics. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, wireless sensing and networks, pervasive and mobile computing, and big data and cloud computing. He has co-authored 5 books, co-edited 9 books, and published over 500 papers in major international journals and conference proceedings. He received Best Paper Awards from conferences including DSAA’2017, IEEE SMARTCOMP 2016, ISPA 2013, IEEE WCNC 2011, etc. He served the Chair of the Technical Committee on Distributed Computing of IEEE Computer Society 2012-2014, a member of IEEE Fellows Evaluation Committee of the Computer Society and the Reliability Society, a member of IEEE Computer Society Education Awards Selection Committee, a member of IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee, and a member of Steering Committee of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Dr. Cao has served as chairs and members of organizing and technical committees of many international conferences, and as associate editor and member of the editorial boards of many international journals. Dr. Cao is a fellow of IEEE and ACM distinguished member. In 2017, he received the Overseas Outstanding Contribution Award from China Computer Federation.
David Dai
Technical Director

​David Dai is a technical director and professor of Fiberhome, and he has gone in for network related research for over 20 years. His main research interest is packet-based network architecture and technologies. He has published more than 30 technique papers and applied more than 30 invention patents related to network technologies. He is also a rapporteur of ITU-T as well as an editor of ITU-T Recommendations.
​​​​Mostafa Essa

Mostafa RAN AI and Data Analytics Vodafone Distinguished Engineer is a globally recognised authority in RAN strategy, design and optimisation, applying AI/ML to new tools via using new innovative AI concept. He is also co-Chairman in ITU FGML5G WG1 and ETSI POC rapporteur chair. Distinguished Engineers community consists of 15 members (Professors and Highest standard Engineering experts worldwide), shaping the future of the technology worldwide by researches and technical consultancies. Mostafa holds a BSc in Electronics & Telecommunication and is undertaking MSc in Nano technologies & Artificial Intelligence. He holds 2 patents, the 3rd in progress and has authored/contributed to numerous publications regarding AI, Intelligent Networks beside his Psychology self-study in ITU-ETSI-GSM.​​​
Andrea Romaoli Garcia
Director, Internet Society

 Andrea Romaoli Garia is a United Nations Ambassador  and a representative to Simuka Africa Youth Association at "Skip A Meal Campaign" against hunger and poverty.  She is also an international  tax lawyer expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital economy with Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrency. In my particular professional career I have being acting in startups and fintech activities for Regulatory and Compliance. As an ITU-UN member I'm doing strongly efforts to create a Trust Technological Environment and developing the global economy with the Focals Groups. As highlited performance, she developed two legal thesis for the digital economy: one about Taxation and another about technologies like AI, BIG DATA, IoT, BlockChain and Digital Economy as 6th Dimension of Fundamental rights  like a way to assisting governments to maximize the application of taxes through the Annual Participative Budget for reduce hunger and poverty faster. Also, focused in New York city as Director  for Internet Society and that extends to ICANN where she is a stragic Councilor  representing Brazil, Latin America and the Caribbean like a Global leader to UN. Her professional skills have come together to compose the necessary experience in academic performance as a Professor for Master's degree to Institute of Tax Law - Ibet University.
Geoff Huston
Chief Scientist, APNIC

​Geoff Huston has had the unique opportunity of spending most of his professional career working on and for the Internet. He worked for the Australian University system when he oversaw Australia’s first Internet service, and then worked for a decade for Telstra as their Internet Architect. He currently works for APNIC, the Asia Pacific Regional Address Registry, as their Chief Scientist. He maintains an active engagement in Internet technology, and his current research interests include security, the DNS, Internet routing and measurement.
Sheng Jiang
Senior Prinicipal Engineer, Network Technology Laboratory, Huawei

Dr. Sheng Jiang 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 Internet Protocol research and standardization since 2001. He joined Huawei Technologies 2007, is now mainly working on IP innovation research and standardization, in charge of standardization and industry promotion works as a Senior Principal Engineer in the Network Technology Laboratory. He is active in IETF, ETSI, BBF and ITU-T. He is currently chairing the IETF ANIMA WG and having 25 RFCs, 3 IETF working group drafts, and has published 20+ papers, 2 ETSI industry specification and 3 ITU-T standard documents.
​​Richard Li
​Chief Scientist, Huawei

​Dr. Richard Li is Chief Scientist of Future Networks at Huawei USA, where he leads a senior research team to design and develop next-generation network architectures, technologies, protocols, and solutions. Before establishing the Future Networks Lab, Richard was Vice-President and Head of the Internet Technology Lab, Huawei USA, where he spearheaded network technology innovation and development encompassing several areas of networking such as Routing and MPLS, Cloud and Virtualization, SDN, and Orchestration. Prior to joining Huawei, he worked with Cisco and Ericsson in his various capacities, being a major contributor to their networking technologies, standards, solutions and operating systems. Richard serves as the Chairman of ITU-T FG Network 2030, the Vice Chairman of ETSI ISG Next-Generation Protocols, Co-Chairs of the Technical Program Committees for some international conferences and workshops. Richard is extremely passionate about advances in data communications, and challenges himself by solving problems in their entirety thus creating a bigger and long-term impact on future networks.
​​Liang Geng
China Mobile Research Institute

Liang Geng works in the Network and IT Technology Department of China Mobile Research Institute. He joined China Mobile in 2013 after receiving his PhD degree from University of Cambridge, UK. His main research interests include optical access network, edge computing, next generation internet protocols, industrial internet and OT/IT/CT convergence. Liang Geng has led many standardization and innovation projects in the field of edge computing in industrial internet. He is an active contributor in IETF, AII and CCSA. Recently, he has initiated an overall strategic research portfolio in edge computing in China Mobile.

Christian Maciocco
Principal Engineer and Director of Telecom Systems Research, Intel Labs

Christian is a Principal Engineer and Director of Telecom Systems Research in Intel Labs working on platform and communications research in Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Christian is Intel’s alternate board member to the Open Networking Foundation CORD/ONOS and is also Intel’s Principal Investigator of an Intel and AT&T co-funded research center at UC Berkeley (http://span.cs.berkeley.eduwith co-PIs at Stanford, CMU, Princeton, and EPFL. Previous work included wireless communication, system energy efficiency, media streaming and IP telephony, DTV data broadcast, and optical networking, as well as representing Intel in standards organizations like the IETF, ATM Forum, and ATSC. Christian has 51 patents granted, on-going patent applications, co-authored 30 publications including three best paper awards, and received two Intel Achievement Awards, Intel’s highest award. He earned a Diplôme d’Ingénieur - Ecole Spéciale de Mécanique & Electricité – Paris.

Yutaka Miyake
Senior Manager, Technology Strategy Department, KDDI Corporation

​Dr. Yutaka Miyake has been engaged in the research on high-speed communication protocol and secure communication system at the KDD R&D Laboratories and KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc. He is currently a senior manager of Technology Strategy Department in KDDI Corporation, and is also a senior manager of Smart Security Laboratory in KDDI Research Inc. He began participating in ITU-T SG 17 in 2005 and has been actively contributing to its activities as information security experts. He is a vice chair of ITU-T SG17, and a chair of WP1/SG17 from March 2017.
Dong-Hi Sim​ ​
Vice-President, Head of Global Standards, ​SK Telecom

Dong-Hi Sim(a.k.a Donghee Shim) has been actively involved in the global standardization activities for more than 15 years including 3GPP, OMA, IEEE and ETSI. For the last 7 years, he has been with SK Telecom to research on emerging technologies to analyze future business landscapes and opportunities for strategic planning. He is now VP as a head of Global Standards and Ecosystem Development in ICT R&D Center, SK Telecom.

Dirk Trossen 
Senior Principal Engineer, InterDigital Europe

​Dr. Dirk Trossen is a Senior Principal Engineer at InterDigital Europe, the European branch of InterDigital Inc. Dirk has more than 20 years of experience in network architectures, services and wireless technology. He is leading the 5G networking efforts in the International Labs of InterDigital in London and technical leads various ongoing European efforts, developing novel service routing solutions for upcoming 5G networks. Prior to joining InterDigital, Dirk was co-founder of TecVis LP, a UK-based software solution company in the mobile, context-aware solution space and he held prior positions as a Senior Researcher with Cambridge University, Chief Researcher with BT Research and as a Senior Principal Scientist at Nokia Research. He is also a research affiliate with the Advanced Network Architecture group at MIT CSAIL. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Technical University of Aachen, Germany. He published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in international conferences and journals and has currently more than 35 international patents.
Alexander Wai
Vice President, Research Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Ir Professor Ping-kong Alexander Wai is currently Vice President (Research Development) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also Chair Professor of Optical Communications. His research interests include optical fiber communications and optical networks and is an active contributor to the technical field, having over 180 refereed international journal publications. He has contributed to the organization, served an invited speaker and keynote speakers of many international conferences. He is a fellow of Optical Society of America since 2009. In January and December 2012, Professor Wai elevated to IEEE Fellow and Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences respectively. With the approval of the State Ministry of Science and Technology, Professor Wai has been selected for the "National Science and Technology Programmes Expert Database" since February 2012.