INET St. Maarten 2013

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Embracing an Open, Accessible and Secured Internet

INET St. Maarten brought together top industry experts, technologists, and policy leaders to discuss the future trends on an open, accessible and secured Internet.


25 September 2013

Time Title/Description
08:00 to 08:45 Registration
08:45 to 09:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:00 to 09:45 Keynote Address: The Internet Enhancing Social and Economic Development
09:45 to 10:15 The Internet Ecosystem
10:15 to 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 to 11:15 Recent Global Internet Developments
11:15 to 12:00 IPv6 What Is It? Why Is It Needed?
12:00 to 12:30 IPv6 Deployment: Business Cases and Development Options
12:30 to 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 to 14:30 Securing the Domain Name System/DNSSEC
14:30 to 15:00 Resource Certification (RPKI) for a more secure Internet
15:00 to 15:30 The Internet: Privacy Identity and Security
15:30 to 16:00 The Formation of an ISOC Chapter in St. Maarten
16:00 to 16:15 COFFEE BREAK
16:15 to 17:00 Moderator: Mr. Giovanni King, BTP-SXM Roundtable: The Future of the Internet: How Could St. Maarten Benefit?
17:00 to 17:15 Closing
17:15 to 19:00 Cocktail

26 September 2013

Time Title/Description
08:45 to 09:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
09:00 to 09:45 The Local Telecoms and Internet Environment
09:45 to 10:30 IPv6 Implementation Experiences in the Caribbean
10:30 to 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 to 11:30 TELEM presentation
11:30 to 12:00 OCIX presentation
12:00 to 12:30 UTS presentation
12:30 to 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 to 14:45 Transition to .sx Domain Name: Challenges and Opportunities
14:45 to 15:30 How Does The Internet Contribute to St. Maarten’s Tourism Sector?
15:30 to 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 to 16:45 Regional Experience
16:45 to 17:30 Moderator: Jane Coffin, ISOC Roundtable: Internet connectivity and rates in St. Maarten
17:30 to 17:45 Closing
17:45 to 19:30 Cocktail
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Date and Time

Wednesday 25 September 2013 –

Thursday 26 September 2013


Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino

St. Maarten

Featured speakers and panelists

Sebastian Bellagamba

Vice President, External Engagement

Sebastian is the Vice President, External Engagement. Prior to joining the Internet Society, Sebastian worked in the Internet Service Providers industry, founding and running several ISPs in Argentina and also… Read more

Jane Coffin

Former Senior Vice President, Internet Growth

Jane Coffin held several roles at the Internet Society from May 2012 to November 2021. Read more

Giovanni King

Chief Operations Officer, BTP-SXM

Mark Kosters

Chief Technical Officer, ARIN

Mark Kosters is the CTO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), responsible for all engineering initiatives within the organization, leading both development and operations. Mark has over twenty-three… Read more

Brent McIntosh

Regional Manager Network Services, Columbus Communications Southern Caribbean

Mr. McIntosh has worked in the telecommunications industry for over 12 years. He presently oversees the operations of Information Technology, Networking and Telecommunications systems and infrastructure. Brent has a passion… Read more

Christian O'Flaherty

Regional Vice President - Latin America and The Caribbean

Christian O’ Flaherty serves as the Regional Vice President for Latin America and The Caribbean. He joined the Internet Society in July 2009. Graduated in Computer Science and postgraduate degree… Read more

Shernon Osepa

Director, Caribbean Affairs and Development

Mr. Shernon Osepa is the Director, Caribbean Affairs and Development of the Internet Society (ISOC). Previously he was the Manager for Regional Affairs for Latin America and Caribbean at ISOC.… Read more

Christine Runnegar

Senior Director, Internet Trust

Christine Runnegar is Senior Director, Internet Trust at the Internet Society. She leads the Internet Society’s policy agenda on Internet trust, engaging with policy, enforcement, standards and operational communities where… Read more

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