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3 September 2013
Time Title/Description
08:00 to 09:00 Registration
09:00 to 10:30 Peering and Transit Economics: How to and what’s in it for you?

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* Welcome and Introduction - Michuki Mwangi (Internet Society)
* The Peering Game - Bill Norton (Dr. Peering Intl)

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 to 12:30 Engineering and Techniques

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* BGP Traffic Engineering for Peering Networks - Andy Davidson (Allegro Networks/LONAP)
* Benefit of AS-Path Transparency using BIRD - Anibe Onuche (IXPN)
* Peering Introductions Part 1 - Michuki Mwangi (Internet Society)

12:30 to 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 to 16:00 Peering Strategies

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* Peering Strategies for Operators - Bill Norton (Dr. Peering Intl)
* Extending Transit Networks and impact on Peering - Mark Tinka (SEACOM)
* Benefits of Internet exchange points - Frank Simon (France-IX)

16:00 to 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 to 18:00 IXP Updates

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* Euro-IX Update - Bijal Sanghani
* IXP 2.0 - Nishal Goburdhan
* Peering Introductions Part 2 - Michuki Mwangi (Internet Society)

18:00 to 18:30 Q & A session
18:30 to 20:00 Peering Social – Sponsored by Hurricane Electric
4 September 2013
Time Title/Description
08:00 to 09:00 Registration
09:00 to 10:30 Opening Session: Opening Remarks

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Moderator: Dawit Bekele

* Mr. Abdelkader Amara (Minister, Ministry of Industry, Trade and New Technologies)
* Dr. Nii Quaynor (Convenor Africa Network Operators Group - AfNOG)
* Ms. Sofie Maddens (Senior Director Global Services, Internet Society)
* Mr. Badr Boubker (Director of Digital Economy, Ministry of Industry, Trade and New Technology)

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 to 12:00 Is Policy the Missing Link to Interconnection?

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Keynote Speech: Moez ChakChouk (ATI/TunIXP)

12:00 to 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 to 15:30 The Role of Public and Private Sector in Developing National and Regional Interconnection:

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Panel Session I: “Interconnection Policy Shortfalls”

Moderator: Michael Kende

Panelists;
* Mike Jensen - Internet Society
* Haitham El-Nakhal - NTRA
* Prenesh Padayachee - Internet Solutions
* Mamadou Diallo Iam - Internet Society Mali

15:30 to 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 to 17:30 The Role of Public and Private Sector in Developing National and Regional Interconnection:

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Panel Session II: Role of Partnerships in bringing down costs of terrestrial Capacity

Moderator: Mike Jensen

Panelists;
* Michael Kende - Internet Society
* Mike Silber - Liquid
* Coppens Ndayiragiye - SETIC
* Dabouz Mhamed - Ministry of Posts and ICT of Algeria

17:30 to 18:30 Closing Remarks

Dawit Bekele (Internet Society)

18:30 to 21:00 Gala Dinner – Venue TBA
5 September 2013
Time Title/Description
08:00 to 08:45 Registration
09:00 to 10:30 Regional Strategy for Developing Interconnection Infrastructure

Panel Session I: IXP’s, Regional Terrestrial Carriers and Carrier Neutral data center opportunities

Moderator: Hisham Ibrahim

Panelists;
* Martin Levy (Hurricane Electric)
* Ben Roberts (Liquid)
* Bill Norton (Dr. Peering Intl.)
* Moez Chackchouk (ATI/TunIXP)

10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 to 12:00 The Future of Internet Content

Keynote Speech: Michael Ugwu (Iroko Partners)

12:00 to 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 to 15:30 Regional Content Factor

Panel Session I: The Role of Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in developing local content

Moderator: Dawit Bekele

Panelists;
* Boubakar Barry (AFREN)
* Moussa Tessa (WACREN)
* Brian Muita (Angani)
* Khaled Koubaa (Google)
* Michael Ugwu (Iroko Partners)

15:30 to 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 to 17:30 Internet Measurement In Africa

The value and benefits of Internet traffic Analysis and Measurements

Moderator: Michuki Mwangi

Panelists;

* Andrew Owens (Teraco)
* Emile Aben (Ripe NCC)
* Nishal Goburdhan (AfriNIC)
* Martin Levy (Hurricane Electric)
* Prof. Meoli Kashorda (KENET)

17:30 to 17:45 Closing Remarks

Dawit Bekele (Internet Society)