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The following panel descriptions are indicative of the approach and direction of the agenda.  The final agenda, session focal points, and individual session formats will be refined and assembled to provide an optimal balance of information exchange and interactive discussion over the three days of the peering forum. 

26 August 2014
Time Title/Description
08:00 to 09:00
Registration
09:00 to 10:30
The Peering and Transit Strategies

- Welcome and Introduction (Michuki Mwangi, ISOC)
- Peering Game (Bill Norton, IIX)

10:30 to 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 to 12:30
Peering and Transit Experiences

- Peering: Success or Failure (Simon Baroi, Fiber@Home)
- The Dawn of low latency Data Services in Africa: (Andrew Alstom, Liquid & Kyle Spencer, UIXP)

12:30 to 14:00
Networking & Lunch
14:00 to 16:00
Peering and Transit Tutorials

- Telemetry in your network – don’t be blind! (Jerome Fleury, Cloudflare)
- Known your Backbone: DWDM (Simon Baroi, Fiber@home)
- Introduction to peering Bilaterals and Negotiations – What you need to know (Mike Blanche, Google)

16:00 to 16:30
Coffee Break
16:30 to 18:00
Africa Peering Discussions

- Project Link in Uganda (Kai Wulff, Google)
- Impact of building a national fibre optic network. Role of Broadband Systems Corporation – BSC and the Government of Rwanda (Ghislain Nkeramugaba, RICTA)
- Peering Introductions 1 (Michuki Mwangi, ISOC)
- Q & A session

19:00 to 21:00
Opening Peering Social – Sponsored by France-IX

Pullman Hotel - la Piscine

27 August 2014
Time Title/Description
08:00 to 08:45
Registration
09:00 to 10:30
Opening Session: Opening Remarks

- ISOC
- ARTP
- Ministry

Moderator: Dawit Bekele

10:30 to 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 to 12:00
Keynote Speech 1: “The Future of Content Hosting in Africa”

Speaker: Mathieu Paonessa (Jaguar Networks)

12:00 to 12:30
Peering Introductions 2

Speaker: Michuki Mwangi (ISOC)

12:30 to 14:00
Networking & Lunch
14:00 to 15:30
Content Panel

- Panel Session I: “Content Policy”

Moderator: Mouhamet Diop (Kheweul.com)
Panelists:
- Thomas Volmer
- Michael Kende (ISOC)
- Bocar Kane (Kylene Group)
- Kyle Spencer (UIXP)

15:30 to 16:00
Coffee Break & Launch of Peering Play Book
16:00 to 17:30
Peering Bilateral Meetings Session 1

- Closing Remarks: Dawit Bekele (ISOC)

18:30 to 21:30
Gala Dinner Sponsored by ARTP

JUST 4 U Restaurant

28 August 2014
Time Title/Description
08:00 to 08:45
Registration
09:00 to 09:30
Peering Bilateral Meetings Session 2
09:30 to 10:30
Keynote Speech II: “The Future of Peering”

Speaker: Bill Norton (IIX)

10:30 to 11:00
Coffee Break & Group Photo
11:00 to 12:30
The Future of Peering

Panel Session II: “IXP Futures – The opportunities for IXPs to grow national and cross-border peering”

Moderator: Nishal Goburdhan (ISPA ZA)

Panelists:
- Michuki Mwangi (ISOC)
- Wouter Van Houlten (Interxion)
- Mathieu Paonessa (Jaguar Networks)
- Solène Souquet (FranceIX)

12:30 to 14:00
Networking & Lunch
14:00 to 15:30
Internet Traffic Measurement In Africa

“Traffic Flow measurement for Africa”
- Africa to Africa: AS-Level topology snapshot

Moderator: Michael Kende (ISOC)

Panelists;
- Roderick Fanou (IMDEA)
- Alain Aina (AfriNIC)
- Ghislain Nkeramugaba (RICTA)
- Modou Sall (Orange Sonatel)

15:30 to 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 to 17:30
Lightning Talks

- IXP Toolkit (Jane Coffin, ISOC)
- Peering in Kenya (Barry Macharia, KIXP)
- The successful implementation of an IXP and its evolution (Adelard Kenese, Burundix)
- DO Base (Chris Grunderman, ISOC)
- Business Intelligence Application (Elaud Kutiwa)

Closing Remarks: Dawit Bekele (ISOC)

17:30 to 19:00
Closing Peering Social – Sponsored by LINX

Pullman Hotel - la Terrace