Joe Abley, Director of DNS Operations, ICANN
Joe Abley is the Director of DNS Operations for ICANN. Joe joined ICANN in 2009, and he provides direction and management for ICANN’s production DNS services, including the L Root Nameserver. Joe engages in technical community outreach through regional operator meetings, and is an active contributor to the IETF. Before joining ICANN, Joe held technical operations and architecture roles for TekSavvy, Afilias, ISC and AboveNet.
Paul Andersen, P. Eng, President, EGATE Networks Inc.
Paul Andersen is the President of EGATE Networks Inc., responsible for the operation of servicing small and medium sized businesses. EGATE Networks is an Internet hosting and connectivity provider offering a variety of Internet services: consulting; web application development; shared, dedicated and collocated web hosting; High Speed Internet access, domain name registration services and other.
Mr. Andersen has worked in the Internet Service Provider industry for over a decade and has been very active in the Internet industry governance. He has been a Member of CIRA’s Board of Directors since 2000 and has been actively involved in its various committees. Since 2003, Mr. Andersen was a Member of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) Advisory Council from 2004-2009 and began sitting on ARIN’s Board of Trustees in 2010. Mr. Andersen is a previous Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Internet Exchange, the largest open peering Internet exchange in Canada. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Paul Andersen holds a professional license in engineering (P.Eng) and graduated from University of Toronto in 1999 with a Bachelor Degree in Applied Science, Computer Engineering.
Owen DeLong, IPv6 Evangelist, Hurricane Electric
Owen DeLong is an IPv6 Evangelist at Hurricane Electric and a member of the ARIN Advisory Council. Owen brings more than 25 years of industry experience. He is an active member of the systems administration, operations, and IP Policy communities. In the past, Owen has worked at Tellme Networks (Senior Network Engineer), Exodus Communications (Senior Backbone Engineer) where he was part of the team that took Exodus from a pre-IPO start up with 2 data centers to a major global provider of hosting services, Netcom Online (Network Engineer) where he worked on a team that moved the internet from an expensive R&E tool to a widely available public access system accessible to anyone with a computer, Sun Microsystems (Senior Systems Administrator), and more. He can be reached as owend at he dot net.
Richard is the Director, Deployment and Operationalization Hub, at the Internet Society. He has been actively involved in Internet resource governance and education since the 1990s. His focus at the Internet Society is to advance and grow the Internet through the delivery of implementation-critical information for deployment of key Internet technologies.
Richard facilitated Internet advancement as a lead executive at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) over a thirteen-year period. He directed registration activities, company operations, and several outreach initiatives during his years at ARIN. In his final years at ARIN, Richard led a high profile outreach campaign to raise Internet community awareness of IPv4 depletion and the critical need for IPv6 adoption.
Richard has communicated with thousands of companies about their adoption of new technologies and standards over the years.
Jacques Latour, Director of IT, CIRA
Jacques Latour is the Director of Information Technology (IT) at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). Jacques joined CIRA in March 2010, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector. As the Director of IT, Jacques is responsible for all of CIRA’s technical operations and development, including the .CA DNS infrastructure and the .CA registry management system. He also represents CIRA’s interests on the BIND 10 Steering Committee.
In the last five years, Jacques held the position of Practice Director at TRM Technologies and Ajilon Consulting. For the 11 years preceding these positions, he was the Chief Technology Officer at NUVO Network Management.
Jacques holds an Electronics Engineering Technologist diploma from Algonquin College and is ITIL v3 Foundation certified.
He lives with his family in Gatineau, Quebec.
Bill St. Arnaud, Green IT Consultant at St. Arnaud-Walker and Associates Inc.
Bill St. Arnaud is an internationally recognized Green IT and Internet consultant providing a variety of university, industry and government clients strategic advice on Internet, broadband, Cloud computing and particularly their potential to mitigate against the affects of climate change. Currently he is involved with a Green broadband and cyber-infrastructure initiative to build a “zero-carbon” next generation Internet in Canada. He is also working with a number of national and international clients to identify new Internet business opportunities in a future low carbon economy. These projects are intended to help reduce global warming by reducing CO2 emissions at universities, businesses and society in general through the use of Internet applications and clouds.
John Sweeting, Director of Network Engineering, Time Warner Cable
John Sweeting is the Director of Network Engineering at Time Warner Cable, working out of their Herndon, VA office. His team is responsible for engineering of the Time Warner Cable backbone and providing standards, documentation, and guidance for the regional networks. John has over 25 years of experience in engineering networks. Previous to Time Warner Cable he worked for international carriers, MCI, Cable & Wireless and Teleglobe (Tata Communications) building out global IP networks. John previously served on the ARIN AC from 2000 – 2006 and has been the Chair since Jan 1, 2009. His current term expires 31 December 2014.
Dan York, Senior Content Strategist, Internet Society
Dan York is a passionate advocate for the open Internet focused on helping people understand the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices. Dan serves the Internet Society as the Senior Content Strategist for the “Deployment & Operationalization Hub (DO Hub)” project helping create, curate and promote online content that helps service providers, companies and individuals more quickly deploy Internet technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC. Separately, Dan is also the Chairman of the global Voice Over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA). An author of multiple books on networking, security, IPv6 and Linux, Dan is a dynamic and engaging speaker who frequently presents at industry conferences and events and has been blogging and writing online for over 11 years.
Previously Dan worked for Voxeo Corporation heading up the company’s communication through both traditional and new/social media. Prior to that, Dan served in the Office of the CTO for both Voxeo and before that Mitel focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues. Since the mid-1980’s Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media. His most recent books are “Migrating Applications to IPv6” and “The Seven Deadliest Unified Communications Attacks.” More information about Dan can be found at danyork.com.