Technology and Governance for an Open and Secure Internet

Speaker Bios

Alejandro Acosta

Member of LACNIC's Electoral Commission and President of LAC-TF

Alejandro Acosta has a degree in Computer Science of Nueva Esparta University, Venezuela (1995-2001) and studied a master's degree in Information Technology Management also of Nueva Esparta University.

Nowadays Alejandro is the Technology Support Manager of British Telecom Venezuela. He is a member of LACNIC's Electoral Commission and President of LAC-TF (IPv6 Task Force). He coordinates the annual meeting of the Latin American IPv6 forum and moderates the IPv6 Latin American Task Force mailing list. He also is a TCP/IP Professor at Universidad Nueva Esparta, for the 9th semester students.

Alejandro participated in several different meetings during the last 5 years including LACNIC, LACNOG and IETF meetings. He has various certifications, the last ones he obtained are IPv6 Sage Certified (Hurricane Electric – Nov. 10) and Novell Certified Linux Administrator (Novell CLA – Feb. 2010), among many other.

He also wrote several articles for the following magazines: Digital Wedding, IT Manager and Business Technology.

Alejandro is a member of LACNIC, IETF and the Venezuelan Linux User Group.

Juan Carlos Alonso

Juan Carlos Alonso (de Uruguay), se desempeña desde el 2007 como administrador de sistemas en Lacnic. Desde hace 20 años colabora como instructor en la Escuela Latinoamericana de Redes (WALC), entrenando a cientos de profesionales en la región, lo que le valió un reconocimiento especial en el 2012.

Matthias Bethke

Matthias Bethke tiene una maestría en linguistica computacional de la universidad de Erlangen, Alemania. Después de dos años trabajando en academia ocupó la posición de desarrollador anti-abuso en 1&1 Internet AG, desarrollando sistemas para monitoreo de servidores y mitigación automática de spam, intrusiones en sitios web y acciones de bots. Actualmente vive en Ecuador donde ha co-fundado la Zonarix S.A. y se dedica principalmente a administración de sistemas.

Sylvia Cadena

Sylvia ha venido trabajando ya 20 años apoyando a diferentes organizaciones y grupos para hacer uso estratégico de las nuevas tecnologías con énfasis en desarrollo social, económico y cultural. Empezó su carrera en los 90s como Voluntaria de Naciones Unidas apoyando un proyecto de intercambio de información sur-sur entre campesinos. Después se unió al equipo de Colnodo apoyando la construcción de una presencia sólida de la sociedad civil en internet en Colombia y en América Latina, a través de asesorías técnicas en diseño web, usabilidad y accesibilidad. Coordinó el primer proyecto de telecentros implementado en América Latina, que se constituyó en referente para iniciativas similares que se replicaron en toda la región y en los programas del gobierno bajo el programa Compartel. Sylvia apoyó el inicio de la Agenda Nacional de Conectividad en Colombia y de otras iniciativas similares en otros países de la región. Recibió el premio para profesionales jóvenes del Centro Internacional de Investigaciones para el Desarrollo IDRC donde contribuyó a la creación de ICAmericas y de iniciativas financiadas por IDRC como OSILAC, FRIDA, WiLAC, TRICALCAR, WNDW, the World Dialogue on Regulation, entre otros. Desde el 2008 reside en Australia, donde se desempeña como Especialista en premios y subvenciones, coordinando el programa ISIF Asia y Seed Alliance. Feminista incansable, mamá de Gabriel.

Eduardo Carozo

IT and Information Security Specialist

Civil Engineer, Master's degree in Telecommunications Management, IT and Information Security Specialist.

Consultant/Director of various IT and Information Security projects. Marketing Manager at ITC SA. Teacher at the School of Engineering, Universidad de Montevideo; professor of postgraduate studies at CLAEH, professor of postgraduate studies at the School of Engineering, Unversidad de la Republica (at the CPAP, the Center for Postgraduate Studies for Professional Development, INCO).

Since 2011, he has taught Information Security Management at the Center for Postgraduate Studies for Professional Development of the Computer Science Department (INCO) of the School of Engineering, Universidad de la Republica.

National representative and expert speaker on security issues at multiple global forums and conferences, including the Organization of American States, the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), the Cyber Security Forum of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Council of Europe (CoE), LACNOG, the IEEE, ISOC, and AMPARO, a LACNIC project funded by the IDRC, where he served as project coordinator.

Juan Camilo Cardona

Ph.D. Student at Institute IMDEA Networks

Juan Camilo graduated from the Santo Tomás University in Colombia as a Telecommunications Engineer. In 2008 he received an M.Sc. in Communications Engineering from Technische Universität München, in Germany. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Telematics Engineering at the Carlos III University of Madrid. He is now working on the project "BGP Route Servers: scaling and convergence" funded by a Cisco University Research Program grant. Before joining Institute IMDEA Networks, Juan Camilo worked for several years at Internet Service Providers and Network Integrators. During his time as a student in Munich, he undertook an Internship with Nokia Siemens Networks.

Edmundo Cazarez

Edmundo Cázarez has a Bachelor degree as Computer Systems Engineer from the Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia, in Mexico; also has a Master degree on Computer Science from ITESM Campus Monterrey and currently is pursuing a Master degree on Intelligent Systems at the same institution.

Edmundo has experience as Unix system administrator, doing network configuration, implementing internet infrastructure for the ccTLD .mx at NIC México, and wide experience in web application development using diverse technologies both at the server side as on the client side, as well as doing database administration.

From 2011 he is Internet Resources Manager at IAR México, the NIR for México, and is member of the LACNOG's board.

Guillermo Cicileo

Guillermo Cicileo se desempeña actualmente como Coordinador General de la RIU, red de las universidades nacionales de Argentina. Forma parte del comité de evaluación del FLIP6 - Foro Latinoamericano de IPv6 desde 2007 a la actualidad. Ha estado involucrado activamente en los grupos de trabajo de LACNIC, en las redes académicas como RedCLARA, en el Foro de Políticas de Lacnic, en las reuniones de operadores LACNOG y en las principales reuniones y foros de Internet de la región.

Giovanni Cruz

Ingeniero Electrónico, con una Maestría en Seguridad de la Información, Certificado CEH, GSEC, CFRI, CWSP, ISMS Lead Auditor.

Coordinador de investigación y desarrollo, y profesor universitario, realiza su trabajo en análisis de tendencias de ataques, generación de perfiles de amenazas, respuesta a incidentes, tareas de red team. Lider de iniciativas de Investigación y Desarrollo en plataformas emergentes y es co-fundador del grupo Busy Tone de seguridad en comunicaciones unificadas.

Raúl Echeberría

Raul Echeberria, a Uruguayan national, has been Executive Director of LACNIC (the Internet Addresses Registry for Latin America and Caribbean) since 2002.

Raul Echeberria was one of LACNIC's founders and served as Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2002, when he was appointed Executive Director, the position he still holds today.

Raul Echeberria has been actively involved in the entire process of the World Summit on the Information Society, participating in countless meetings and regional and international conferences.

Between 2004 and 2005, he participated in the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) created by the UN Secretary General and played a significant role in the negotiations that led to the Tunis Summit Agreement.

In May 2006, the UN Secretary General honored him once again, this time by appointing him to join the Internet Governance Forum's Multistakeholder Advisory Group, group to which he still belongs.

In June 2008, he was elected member of the Internet Society's Board of Trustees and he served as Chairman of ISOC's Board of Trustees between 2009 and 2012.

He is recognized for his contributions to the development of the Internet in the region, and his leadership has been instrumental in making LACNIC a key player, both at regional as well as at international level.

Ariel Graizer

  • Ing. Ariel Graizer Ariel Graizer Electronics Engineer by UTN FRBS, 1984.
  • 1982 1985 Head of Teleprocessing at Banco Cooperativo de Caseros
  • 1985 1989 Communications Manager at Grupo Bago
  • 1989 1998 Founder and CEO of Datamarkets. S.A.
  • 1989 1995 AT&T EasyLink Services Representative for Latin America, Southern Cone.
  • 1997 Founding Member and Vice-President of NAP CABASE.
  • 1999-Current CEO of Servicios y Telecomunicaciones S.A.
  • 1998 2006 Director and Secretary of CABASE
  • 2007-Current CEO of CABASE, the Argentine Chamber of Databanks and Online Services
  • 2008-Current Member of the Universal Telecommunications Service Technical Committee in Argentina
  • 2011-Current President of LAC-IX , the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Exchange Point Operators Association.

Fernando Gont

Security researcher and consultant at SI6

Fernando Gont is a security researcher and consultant at SI6 Networks(www.si6networks.com). Additionally, he is a member of the Centro de Estudios de Informatica (CEDI) at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional/Facultad Regional Haedo (UTN/FRH) of Argentina, where he works in the field of Internet engineering.

As part of his work, Gont is active in several working groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), where he has lead many of the current efforts in the area of IPv6 security improvements and best practices. In the context of the IETF, Gont has has authored a number of Internet-Drafts and RFCs. Gont is also a member of the Transport Directorate of the IETF

Prior to joining SI6 Networks, Gont worked on a number of projects for the UK National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre (NISCC) and the UK Centre or the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) in the field of communications protocols security. As part of his work for these organizations, he wrote a series of documents with recommendations for network engineers and implementers of the TCP/IP protocol suite, performed the first thorough security assessment of the IPv6 protocol suite, and produced the only portable and publicly-available IPv6 security assessment suite

Gont has been a speaker at a number of conferences and technical meetings about information security, operating systems, and Internet engineering, including: CanSecWest 2005, Kernel Conference Australia 2009, DEEPSEC 2009, HACK.LU 2011, H2HC 2011, DEEPSEC 2011, IETF 83, LACSEC 2012, Hackito Ergo Sum 2012, Hack In Paris 2012 and FIRST Technical Colloquium 2012.

More information about Fernando Gont is available at his personal web site

Alejandro Guzmán Giraldo

Content Distribution Manager for Latin America at Google, Alejandro leads the area in charge of planning, negotiation and management of projects relating to the development of content distribution infrastructure in Latin America.

In addition, he is a member of the Number Resource Organization Number Council (NRO NC) which acts as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Address Supporting Organization on all matters relating to Internet numbering systems.

He has also been a member of the FIRST project's Expert Committee and is a member of the LACNOG Program Committee (the Latin American and Caribbean Network Operators Forum). In the academic field, he is professor of graduate studies at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana.

Before joining Google in January 2012, Alejandro served as Business Line Specialist and Senior Product Development Engineer at Internexa, and was a member of the NAP Colombia and NAP Inca (Peru) executive committees, board member of the Latin American Internet Exchange Point Operators Association (LAC-IX), and Senior Product Development Engineer at Edatel. He has also lectured at the Universities of Antioquia and Medellin, among others.

Alejandro has a degree in Electronic Engineering and is a Telecommunications Specialist by the Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana.

He also holds diplomas in marketing, finance, negotiation, product development, and project management.

Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes is a Director at Finisar Corporation, where he is involved with global promotion of the company's optical technologies. Mike has been with Finisar for more than three years, and was part of Finisar's acquisition of Broadway Networks in 2010. Mike has twenty plus years experience marketing, sales and business network technology. He has been working with Data Center and Service Provider in South America, is an active member of the NANOG and LACNIC, and possesses a MBA in Marketing from American University and Bachelors Degree in Finance from University of Denver.

Jose Pablo Jaramillo

Jose Pablo Jaramillo has been married to Paula for 12 years and has four children – Augustín, Matilde, Rosana and Tobías. He has been involved with the ISA group for 17 years, where he was responsible for designing and implementing their regional telecommunications strategy. Jose is an electrical engineer specializing in international negotiations by Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and holds a diploma in senior management by Universidad de los Andes.

Milton Kashiwakura

Milton holds an Engineering degree and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of São Paulo. He is currently Project Manager at NIC.br, part of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, Assistant Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Chair of the NAPLA forum. Milton worked at FAPESP, as Technical Coordinator of the ANSP network, and his main achievements included installing the first Internet traffic exchange point in Brazil in 1998, the Advanced ANSP project, launched in 1999, a statewide network with a 155Mbps backbone connected to the Internet 2 Abilene Network. He has worked at USP as Head of the Technical User Support Department, where he coordinated the team that installed USPnet, a network with more than 500 interconnected locations in various cities throughout the state of São Paulo. Milton served as network manager at IG, a major Brazilian ISP, where he was responsible for the company's network infrastructure and telecommunications.

Richard Lamb

Rick is part of ICANN's Security team and has over 25 years of Internet experience as engineer, entrepreneur, and policy expert. Currently responsible for DNSSEC efforts at ICANN including outreach and training, Rick was the technical and policy architect for ICANN's root DNSSEC deployment. He is a frequent speaker and a driving force behind DNSSEC's deployment as a cross-organizational, transnational platform for Internet security innovation and opportunity. Prior to this he was Director of Global IT policy at the US Department of State where he focused on helping policy makers understand technology across a wide range of agencies and issues. Before this he founded a number of small networking startups based on his inventions, the last being acquired by Microsoft. His years in the networking field have included implementation and commercialization of a wide range of communication protocols (UUCP, MEP2, BiSYNC, SDLC, X.25, DECNET, Q.921/931, H.323, IPX, TCP/IP). Rick received his doctorate from MIT in 1987.

Javier Liendo

Javier Liendo (CCIE #18712, CISSP, MSCE) is a Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer based in Mexico City with more than 6 years within Cisco and more than 15 years of professional technical consulting experience. He is a huge fan of networking technologies and web application security (L2/L3 and L7, both ends of the spectrum). He used to be a technology fundamentalist but life and age had brought him some very needed doses of wisdom (he hopes). Now he knows that there is a reason and a place for each and every technology (although he is still looking for Facebook's place in his life). When he is not at work, you can find him surfing the net trying to extract every piece of information he can grab and process in the hope he can finally know what is it that is going on.

Tomás Lynch

Tomás Lynch received his degree in electronic engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de Buenos Aires, in 1997 and his M.Sc. in Engineering Management from the College of Engineering, Florida International University, in 2005. Since 2010, he is working at Ericsson as a Senior Solution Architect planning, designing and delivering solutions related to IP convergence of mobile and fixed net works. He previously worked for Global Crossing and Impsat Fiber Networks in different engineering positions providing IP backbone architecture solutions. His interests are network architecture design, IP network integration, and Internet development. He is a member of ISOC and IEEE.

Doug Madory

Senior Analyst at Renesys

Doug Madory is a Senior Analyst at Renesys where he works on Internet infrastructure analysis projects and develops techniques for BGP AS relationship classification and IP address geolocation. He holds computer engineering degrees from the University of Virginia and Dartmouth College. In 2005, Doug completed a two month internship working in the R&D office at Grupo GTD in Santiago, Chile

Wardner Maia

Wardner Maia is an Electrical Engineer specializing in Electronics and Electrotechnics, a degree he obtained from the Educational Foundation of Barretos, with graduate studies at the Federal University of Santa Catarina and a Masters degree from the Polytechnic School of the USP. He has various specializations in the area of telecommunications and, more specifically, since 1995 he has been working on telecommunications applications with a focus on Information Technologies.

Wardner Maia ABRINT is a founding member of the Brazilian Association of Internet and Telecommunications Service Providers (ABRINT), where he is currently serving as vice president. ABRINT brings together more than 400 companies and is the largest association of its type in Latin America. Its members are mainly small and medium-sized independent companies.

Wardner Maia is currently Technical Director at MD Brazil - IT and Telecom, where he is involved primarily in consulting, projects and training activities around Brazil. This has allowed him a broad knowledge of the various realities of the sector in different parts of the country. In addition to working in Brazil, MD Brazil had the opportunity to participate in studies conducted in collaboration with partners in Uruguay and Argentina.

Carlos Martínez Cagnazzo

Carlos Martínez Cagnazzo has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked in the field of IT, computer networks and telecommunications for more than 10 years. His experience includes IP network planning, operation and maintenance for Uruguay's largest ISP and he has also participated in various computer security and software development projects.

His fields of interest include security, routing, network engineering, and DNS / DNSSEC.

Since September 2010, Carlos works as Research and Development Engineer at LACNIC, where his main interests and current projects include Resource Certification (RPKI), IPv6 and DNSSEC. He also teaches at university level in the field of computer networks.

Fabián Mejía

Fabián Mejía is an electronics and telecommunications engineer by the National Polytechnic School of Quito, Ecuador. His skills and expertise involve various telecommunications and Internet fields, including, among others, wired and wireless access networks, networking (CCNP, CCNA), IPv6, Linux administration, computer security, and Internet governance. He has worked at AEPROVI since January 2006, where he is currently serving as NAP.EC Manager. NAP.EC is the name of the network infrastructure used for exchanging Internet traffic to and from Ecuador. Among others, he has led major projects for implementing local Internet access which have pioneered in their respective fields, such as implementing IPv6 at NAP.EC or hosting content delivery network nodes (CDN) in Ecuador. He is a founding member of the Ecuador Chapter of the IPv6 Task Force (IPv6TF-EC), where he helps manage the group's activities and actions together with other private and government institutions.

Antonio Moreiras

Antonio M. Moreiras is currently Project Manager for CEPTRO (the Centre for Network Technologies and Operations Studies and Projects) at NIC.br, where he coordinates IPv6.br, an initiative for disseminating IPv6 in Brazil. He is also responsible for making available Brazil's official time online, via NTP, for training aimed at ISPs and Autonomous Systems, among other projects.

As part of his activities at NIC.br, Moreiras regularly participates in international technical Internet Governance forums, as well as at Lacnic, LACNOG, FLIP6, RIPE, APNIC, IETF, and IGF meetings.

Moreiras is founding member of ISOC Brazil and is currently serving on its fiscal commission. He is also consulting member of both the Science and Technology as well as the High Technology Crime committees at the OAB/SP.

Antonio Moreiras holds a degree in Electrical Engineering (1999) and a Masters degree in Engineering (2004) from the Escola Politécnica da USP, as well as an MBA from UFRJ (2008). He studied Internet Governance at the Diplo Foundation (2009) and the South School on Internet Governance (2010). From 1999 to 2007, he worked at Agência Estado where, among other activities, he coordinated the software quality team. From 2002 to 2007, he also taught Computer Science and Networking at UNICID, Facultades Tancredo Neves, and Facultades Radial.

Ana Isabel Palacios

Ana Isabel Palacios is a graphics and industrial designer with a masters degree in service design. She is the director of the Medellin "Smart City" Program.

Ana Isabel began her academic training at Bunker Hill Community College, Boston (USA), where she studied graphics design. After returning to Colombia, she completed her industrial design studies at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and obtained her masters degree at the Polytechnic of Milan with an award-winning thesis on service-product systems design. She completed her studies on renewable energy at the Engineering School of Managua and studied Design for Sustainability at Schumacher College in Devon (UK).

She worked with Future Navigator in Copenhagen (Denmark), where she developed future scenarios for various European companies and governments. In the Bahamas, she worked at the Cape Eleuthera Institute developing designs for sustainable development with a focus on academic research and spatial self-sustainability.

In addition, Ana Isabel has taught design and sustainability at both undergraduate and graduate level at the Academia Superior de Artes, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana San Buenaventura.

His main motivation is building a sustainable society where technology will empower citizens to improve their relationship with the environment and, ultimately, their quality of life.

Jordi Palet

Jordi Palet Martinez has worked in the IT and telecommunications industry for the past twenty years. Jordi's experience includes programming in different languages, operating system portability, microcomputer and electronic circuit design, consultancy services, and network design and implementation. He has been involved in multiple technical, marketing and product management activities in different companies. He is currently CEO and CTO of Consulintel, Madrid.

Jordi is a regular contributor of technical articles and presentations on advanced technologies. He participates in multiple forums, including ISOC, the IETF, RIPE and the European Commission's Working Group on IPv6. He has also co-authored multiple IETF documents.

During the last 3 or 4 years, he has been active in the Regional Internet Registries' policymaking process, presenting at every meetings held in the different regions. He also donates his time to contribute with RIR training activities, mainly those related to IPv6. Jordi has a portal that publishes IPv6 news and information – the IPv6 Portal. The IPv6day and 6SOS websites, the latter in Spanish, are also part of his work in this field.

Jordi has considerable experience working on IPv6 development, promotion and deployment, including, among other projects and forums, the IPv6 Forum, the IPv6 Logo Committee, and the European IPv6 Task Force. In addition, he designed and served as Scientific Coordinator for the Euro6IX Project.

Jordi also works in other areas, among them the new Internet security architecture (Distributed Security), mobility beyond MIPv6, routing in next generation networks, and power line communications (PLC / BPL / PLT).

He also participates in OCCAID, a project that aims to provide free IPv6 transit (for a limited time) to Internet service providers whose upstream providers do not yet support IPv6 transit themselves (mainly in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Asia-Pacific region).

Ricardo Patara

"Formado em Ciências da Computação pela USP/Sao Carlos, como especialização em Redes de Altas Velocidades pelo LARC/POLI/USP. Experiência de mais de 10 anos na área de redes e Internet, tendo atuado na Rede Acadêmica de São Paulo, provedores comerciais, Registros Internet regionais e atualmente como Gerente de Recursos de Numeração Internet no Registro.br/NIC.BR "

Federico Perez

Cristian Federico Perez Monte is an Electronics Engineer (2007), a Category "D" researcher/teacher at Universidad Tecnologica Nacional (UTN), a teacher for the Data Networks specialization program at UTN FRM, and a certified CCNA and SUN-Solaris instructor. He is also an active member of ISOC, the Argentina IPv6 Task Force, and the IPv6 Group of Mendoza where he served as presenter and organizer of the laboratories held during past events.

He is a researcher with the Gridtics group at UTN in the areas of IPv6 and Visio GPU, and is also a member of the LICPaD research team at UTN and the Lidic research team at UNSL.

Cristian is currently completing his PhD in Computer Sciences on the topic of volume rendering with massively parallel and distributed architectures.

He has also attended and presented at various seminars, conferences and workshops.

Radia Perlman

Radia Perlman is a Fellow at Intel Labs, specializing on network routing and security protocols. Her basic philosophy of network design is that things should "just work" without any configuration. But,for those that enjoy configuration, her designs  provide knobs to play with. It should not be necessary to touch the knobs, but if you do, any setting of the knobs should still work.

Many of the technologies she designed have been deployed in the Internet for decades. The routing protocol she designed in the 1980's for DECnet was standardized by ISO, renamed IS-IS, and still is widely deployed for routing IP, especially by ISPs.  She also designed the spanning tree algorithm which enabled Ethernet to move beyond being a single shared link to supporting a fairly large cloud.  She also invented TRILL, which allows Ethernet clouds to utilize bandwidth more effectively and be more stable.

She has also made contributions to network security, including assured delete of data, design of the authentication handshake of IPSec, trust models for PKI, and network infrastructure robust against malicious trusted components. She is the author of the textbook "Interconnections: Bridges, Routers, Switches, and Internetworking Protocols", and coauthor of "Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World".

She has a PhD from MIT in computer science, holds over 100 issued patents, and has received various industry awards including lifetime achievement awards from ACM's SIGCOMM and Usenix, and an honorary doctorate from KTH.

Gerardo Rada

Gerardo Rada is a Systems Engineer who graduated in 2006 from the National Experimental University of the Venezuelan Armed Forces (UNEFA). He has 8 years of experience in systems development and is currently working as Software and Development Engineer at LACNIC, where his main responsibility is managing and developing this organization's resource certification system http://www.lacnic.net/sp/rpki/. While at the Venezuelan National Center for Technological Innovation (CENIT), in 2007 Gerardo was chosen to be a part of the Uruguay-Venezuela development team within the framework of the Genexus Ruby project. In 2008 he joined the technical team of CENIT's technological prospection project http://portal.cenit.gob.ve/cenitcms/noticia_2569_1.html which resulted in the publication of the Prospective Study on ICTs and the Digital Content Industries in Venezuela.

Rodrigo Regis

Rodrigo Regis has degree in Computer Science and Specialist in Telecommunications from the University Presbyterian Mackenzie. With 10 years of experience in networks, currently is Project Analyst at NIC.br and one of the responsible for the project IPv6.br, whose aim is to disseminate the IPv6 in Brazil.

Alvaro Retana

Alvaro Retana is a Distinguished Engineer in Cisco Technical Services, where he works on Strategic Customer Enablement. Previously, Alvaro was a Distinguished Technologist in the Advanced Technology Group at HP Networking, where he lead the definition of strategy and technical direction for OpenFlow/Software Defined Networking. He originally worked at Cisco Systems from 1995-2011 as a Principal Engineer in the Network Software and Solutions Technology Group, leading the Core IP Technology Architecture Team. Alvaro is widely recognized for his expertise in Routing Protocols and Network Design and Architecture; he is a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Design Expert(CCDE) and one a handful of people who have achieved the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) certification.

Alvaro is an active participant in the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force), where he co-chairs the Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg), is a member of the Routing Area Directorate and has authored several RFCs on routing technology. Alvaro has published 4 technical books and has been awarded more than 35 patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office. His current interests include Software Defined Networking, energy efficiency, infrastructure security, routing protocols and other related topics.

Alvaro holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He was born and raised in San José and now lives in North Carolina with his wife and two sons.

Gonzalo Romero

I have more than 23 years of experience in Technology Infrastructure and Information Security systems deployment, consulting and auditing. Prior to my current role as Chief Security Officer for .CO Internet, the ccTLD Registry, I held several CTO positions in the public and private sectors, and served as an ITC consultant and auditor for multiple private and public companies across a variety of industries.

With 10 years of prior service at the Computer Center of the University of Los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia, I was a leading force in establishing and deploying BITNET and INTERNET connectivity for the country of Colombia. During my term at the University, I participated in annual Internet Society (ISOC) workshops and INET events around the world, developing skills and transferring technology and information security knowledge to the national academic community. With postgraduate studies in Telecommunications and Computer Science, I have Microsoft, IBM and CISCO certifications, and act as a CACert.org digital notary in Colombia.

Sergio Rojas

Sergio is currently responsible for Lacnic's Registration Services department.

He joined Lacnic in 2009, the organization charged with managing Internet numbering resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASNs) for the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ivan Sanchez Medina

Expert Commissioner Colombian Communications Regulation Commission (CRC)

Iván Sánchez Medina is an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer, holds a Masters degree in Telematics from the University of Cauca, and is a doctoral candidate in Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky.

He has more than 20 years of experience in communication networks management, operation, regulation, administration and negotiation, and has been responsible for managing human, technical and logistical resources.

He currently serves as Technical Commissioner for the Colombian Communications Regulation Commission and is a member of the organization's Board of Directors, where he is responsible for the proper development of all regulatory projects focusing on technical components and provides advice on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy projects undertaken by the Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies.

Iván leads the CRC's relationships with the Colombian ICT industry (operators, unions, technology vendors, and user associations) aimed at collectivizing regulatory proposals and receiving industry feedback on the Commission's initiatives. He is also responsible for monitoring international technological and regulatory trends in order to use them as potential models for the Colombian market.

During his professional his career, he served as Services Sales Senior Manager and Managed Services Senior Manager at Lucent Technologies, as well as Network Provisioning Manager and Director of ETB's (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota S.A.) Network Management Center. At these companies he was responsible for projects in various business lines and optimal operating models, as well as for managing and operating their telecommunications networks. In addition, Iván has taught Electrical Engineering at the University of Cauca.

Bijal Sanghani

Bijal Sanghani is Head of the Euro-IX Secretariat, she started in October 2011 and has since been closely involved in working with European Internet Exchange Points. She is in personal and regular contact with more than 100 IXPs and does her best to keep an eye on the rest of the community in Europe and other regions around the world. Before joining Euro-IX she worked at Reliance Globalcom (formerly FLAG Telecom), where she and the original team started the build of the AS15412 network. She has been involved with the Peering Community since 2003 and has been a RIPE NCC Services Working Group Co-chair since 2005 and been on the UKNOF Program Committee since 2006.

Arturo Servín

Arthur L. Servin Niembro is currently Chief Technology Officer at the Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (Lacnic). Before joining Lacnic, Arturo worked as a research engineer, consultant and network manager at various organizations the UK and Mexico. He received his PhD from the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, where his research focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and network security. In addition, he holds a Masters degree in Telecom Management and a B.S. in Electronic Systems Engineering, both from ITESM Campus Monterrey, Mexico. Arturo has worked on multiple innovation projects, including the development of Internet-2 in Mexico, where he served as Chairman of the Network Development Committee and Coordinator of the working group on IP-Multicast.

Efraín Soler

Con más de 10 años de experiencia en liderazgo estratégico en ventures tecnológicos, este ingeniero industrial egresado de la Universidad Javeriana y radicado en la Florida, es el motor detrás del éxito de O4IT, una de las compañías más reconocidas en el sector de computación en la nube en Centroamérica, el sur de la Florida, Colombia, Venezuela y Ecuador. Con una especialización en Finanzas de la Universidad de los Andes y certificaciones otorgadas por Citrix (CCA) y VMware (VCP), Efraín ha sido un elemento clave en el desarrollo de una infraestructura tecnológica privada altamente segura, simple y resistente a fallos que ha permitido a miles de usuarios en la región conocer y disfrutar los beneficios de la tecnología brindada como servicio desde la nube.

Sebastián Tobar

Ing. M. Sebastián Tobar Es ingeniero en Electrónica (2009) y alumno de la Carrera de Especialización en Redes de Datos de la UTN FRM. Docente Investigador categoría "F" de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional se desempeña como Investigador en el grupo Gridtics de UTN en el área de IPv6. En el sector privado se desarrolla como Especialista en Telecomunicaciones en la empresa ICSA de Argentina. Es además miembro de la ISOC, de la IPv6 Task Force de Argentina y de la asociación Mendoza IPv6 Group. Ha sido expositor y asistente en varias Jornadas, Congresos y Workshops

Mark Townsley

Mark Townsley, Cisco Fellow, has over 25 years of experience in embedded software development, internet architecture, protocol design and standardization.

Before Joining Cisco in 1997, he held engineering and research positions at IBM, the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communications Networks (CSHCN. Mark served as Internet Area Director of the IETF from 2005-2009, IETF L2TP Working Group Chair from 1999-2005, IESG Liaison to the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), IETF Pseudowire WG Technical Advisor, and is co-Chair of the recently formed IETF Home Networking Working Group (Homenet).

Mark was in charge of the original implementation of L2TP on Cisco IOS and IBM routers, including scaling of the IOS virtual interface infrastructure to support the rapid growth of dial-up and broadband connectivity over a decade ago. 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.

In addition to his industry appointments and work at Cisco, Mark is currently teaching and developing courses on Internet Protocol Design for l'École Polytechnique. When not traveling, Mark lives with his family in Paris, France.

Darío Miguel Tuseddu

Darío Miguel Tuseddu, Managing Partner at Afer-Wire Technical Coordinator at Cabase Nap Neuquen Darío was born in General San Martin (Mendoza, Argentina) on 8 May 1975. He has lived in Alto Valle (Rio Negro) and Neuquen for more than 36 years, where he completed his basic education and went on to obtain a degree in Telecommunications Systems from the UTN University at Buenos Aires.

 

 

Rinaldo Vaz

Formado em Redes de Computadores, Pós-graduado em Gerenciamento de Redes e especialista em roteamento entre sistemas autônomos. Tem 12 anos de experiência com service provider, é Analista de Redes na ANID desde 2010 onde administra uma rede distribuída através de 10 estados do Brasil e é instrutor em um projeto de capacitação para pequenos e médios sistemas autônomos.

Leo Vegoda

Leo Vegoda is the Operational Excellence Manager and has also served as the IANA Function Liaison for Internet Number Resource Allocation since 2006. In these capacities he supports the IANA Department in implementing systematic and sustainable improvements to its operations in pursuit of excellence. He also sustains ICANN's strong working relationships with the five RIRs and their respective communities; supports policy development with analysis of technical considerations; and supports ICANN's IANA operations with RIR-related technical and communications issues. Leo is based in ICANN's Los Angeles office.