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Deploy360 26 January 2015

ION Trinidad and Tobago Next Week Highlights IPv6, DNSSEC, and Routing Security

By Megan Kruse Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning

ion_ trinidadWe’re less than two weeks away from our second ION Conference of the year, with ION Trinidad & Tobago happening next week on Thursday, 5 February! This time, we’re collaborating with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU). The CTU is celebrating 25 years of service to the Caribbean with an ICT Week with the theme “Celebrating our past; Committing to our future,” taking place from 2-6 February 2015 in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

The ION agenda is packed with DNSSEC, routing security, and IPv6 sessions, and our list of speakers is an impressive lineup from across the Caribbean and the Americas. Here’s a quick overview of what’s in store for our half-day session:

  • Welcome from the Internet Society Trinidad and Tobago Chapter
  • The Business Case for DNSSEC – Patrick Hosein (TTNIC)
  • Panel: Routing Around Catastrophe – Securing BGP, Anti-spoofing, and More Moderator: Shernon Osepa (Internet Society). Panelists: Reynold Guerrier (GSIS); Steve Spence (ArikTechs); Bevil Wooding (Packet Clearing House).
  • Beyond the Tipping Point: Global Connectivity Three Years After World IPv6 LaunchKevon Swift (LACNIC)
  • IPv6 Success Stories– Network Operators Tell All! Moderator: Chris Grundemann (Internet Society). Panelists: Levin Cole (Columbus Communications Trinidad); Owen DeLong; Marvin Thomas (Digicel Trinidad & Tobago).


There is a registration fee to attend this ION Conference. For Internet Society Trinidad and Tobago Chapter members, we have secured a reduced rate of of US$75/day and US$300 for the entire week, and for groups of 4 or more, registering together, US$60/day per person and US$250 for the entire week, per person.

Registration charges are waived for participants coming from abroad.

Register online at


We remain excited to have Afilias as our ION Conference Series Sponsor. Afilias has proven to be a great partner for the past few IONs and we’re proud to have them on board. (Of course, if you or your company is interested in sponsoring future events, there’s room for more! Read the sponsorship flyer, contact us, or come find one of us onsite in Trinidad.)

Social Media & Webcast

If you are on Twitter, you can follow @Deploy360 and use hashtag #IONConf for all things ION. We live-tweet all the IONs, and update our Facebook and Google+ pages, too.

If you can’t be there in person, we’re hoping to webcast the event and will provide more information next week if we can work out the logistics. No matter what, check the ION Trinidad and Tobago pages after the event to find the presentations and video archives. We can’t wait for this event and we look forward to revealing the insights shared by industry experts.

We’re looking forward to seeing many people at ION Trinidad and Tobago and joining in the other CTU ICT Week activities. If you are in Port of Spain (or can get there), please join us!

P.S. And if you want to get started today with IPv6, DNSSEC or other topics, please visit our Start Here page to begin – why wait for the ION? Why not start now?

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