Leslie Daigle is the Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society. She has been actively involved in shaping the Internet's technical evolution for more than a dozen years. Her role with the Internet Society is to provide strategic leadership on important technical issues as they relate to ISOC's ongoing programs. She has worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1995, and was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008.
John Brzozowski, Comcast
As Chief Architect, IPv6 and Distinguished Engineer at Comcast, John Brzozowski provides technical leadership and guidance for deployment of IPv6 across all services. He leverages his expertise and experience to drive the adoption and implementation of IPv6 in the real world and at scale, ensuring that innovative solutions are in place to support traditional and next generation services. John has contributed significantly to many standards and technologies critical to the adoption of IPv6 globally, across voice, video, and Internet networks and services. He works closely with CableLabs on DOCSIS and PacketCable specifications, and is very involved with the IETF, where he is co-chair of the DHC working group. John also is chair of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) IPv6 Working Group and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) IPv6 Deployment Working Group as well as an active contributor on a range of IPv6 issues globally.
Lorenzo Colitti, Google
Lorenzo Colitti has performed research on IPv6, Internet topology discovery, interdomain routing, and BGP anycast. He is currently the technical lead for IPv6 efforts, encompassing everything from performance metrics to Android development to government outreach. He obtained a master's degree in electronic engineering at Roma Tre University and later a Ph.D in networking at the same institution with a thesis on Internet topology discovery using active probing.
Mat Ford, Internet Society
As Technology Program Manager Mat Ford organizes and leads aspects of the Internet Society's work in advancing the development and deployment of open standards and promoting the Internet's collaborative development and operational management model. Mat helped to co-ordinate measurement activities for World IPv6 Launch. Before joining the Internet Society, Mat was Principal Researcher at British Telecom where he led a variety of activities including IPv6 research projects.
Lee Howard, Time Warner Cable
Lee Howard is the Director of Network Technology for Time Warner Cable, a role which includes primary responsibility for the company’s IPv6 deployment. From 2004 to 2008, he was the Director of IT Engineering for a U.S. government contractor. Before that, Lee worked at UUNET from 1997 until 2003, where he managed service delivery of Internet access, including VPN and VoIP services around the world. He currently serves as Working Group Chair for the IETF 6renum working group. He served for seven years on the Board of Trustees of ARIN, as Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. He also spent a year on ICANN’s Address Supporting Organization Address Council.
George Michaelson, APNIC
George Michaelson graduated from York University in 1982 with a B.Sc in Computer Science. His career in the United Kingdom and Australia has pursued research and development in computer science, networking, and systems administration. He is currently the senior Research Scientist at APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry serving the Asia-Pacific region. George has recently been working on IPv6 measurement, long-baseline DNS statistics, services logging, audit and analysis, and design and implementation of the Internet Number Resource Certification framework. George is a member of the BCS, and a founder member of the Australian chapter of the Internet Society. He participates regularly in IETF standardization meetings, and co-authors RFCs, technical drafts, conference and peer-review papers.
Erik Nygren, Akamai
Erik Nygren is Chief Architect in Akamai's Platform Infrastructure Engineering organization and has been with Akamai since June of 1999. Among other responsibilities, Erik is leading the platform architecture for Akamai's IPv6 initiative. He is a long-time member of Akamai's Architecture Group and has had deep involvement in many engineering and operations areas across Akamai. Erik received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he came to Akamai part way through his PhD program at MIT, working in the Parallel and Distributed Operating Systems group. Previously, Erik was a co-founder of Fourth Planet, a data visualization company.