ION Belgrade

The last ION event, ION Belgrade, took place on Thursday, 23 November 2017, alongside the Republic of Serbia Network Operators’ Group (RSNOG). 

About ION conferences

ION conferences brought network engineers and leading industry experts together to discuss emerging technologies including IPv6 and DNSSEC. Early adopters provided valuable insight into their own deployment experiences and brought participants up to speed on new standards emerging from the IETF.

ION conferences let network operators stay ahead of the curve to understand and deploy emerging Internet technologies, and presented a unique opportunity to discuss the future of the Internet with the people who help craft it. More than a simple lecture series, ION events provided hands-on interaction with our speakers. Events brought together the best and brightest from the Internet industry to learn about the latest news, ideas, and technologies in a relaxed and educational atmosphere.

Regular ION conference topics:

  • The Business Case for IPv6
  • Planning your IPv6 Deployment
  • IPv6: Ready for Production
  • DNSSEC 101
  • Advancing DNSSEC

Top three attendee take-aways:

  • How to get started on your path to deploying IPv6 and DNSSEC
  • Building the business case for IPv6 and DNSSEC
  • Best practices and lessons learned

Previous events

The first ION Conference was held in December 2010 and the last one in November 2017. The meetings were held globally several times per year. 

Older ION events

The events prior to 2014 are archived and can be found at the Internet Archive links below:

ION Djibouti
2 June 2014, Djibouti
ION Toronto
11 November 2013, Toronto, Canada
ION Krakow
30 September 2013, Krakow, Poland
ION Singapore
28 March 2013, Singapore
ION San Diego 
11 December 2012, San Diego, United States
ION Sao Paolo
5 December 2012, Sao Paolo, Brazil
ION Ljubljana 
19 October 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia
ION Mumbai
11 October 2012, Mumbai, India
ION Toronto
14 November 2011, Toronto, Canada
ION Buenos Aires
5 October 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina
ION San Francisco
8-9 December 2010, San Francisco, United States

Past ION speakers

ION conferences have drawn world-class experts in the fields of IPv6, DNSSEC, Routing, and other IT-related fields. Here is a list of many of the speakers from past ION conferences (note that the affiliations are prior to 2018, from the time they spoke at the events):

  • Joe Abley, Director of DNS Operations, ICANN
  • Alain Aina, Special Projects Manager, AfriNIC
  • Paul Andersen, P. Eng, President, EGATE Networks Inc.
  • Wilson Ang, Deputy Director, Technology and Planning Group, IDA Singapore
  • Rodrigo Arenas, Computer Engineer, University of Chile
  • Rajiv Asati, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco
  • Mary Barnes, Principal Engineer, Polycom
  • Niran Beharry, Lead Technologist at Proteus Technologies Limited, ISOC TT Board Member
  • Paul Brigner, Regional Director, North American Bureau, Internet Society
  • Ronald L. Broersma, Chief Engineer, DREN
  • Łukasz Bromirski, Systems Engineer Manager, Cisco Systems (Poland)
  • John Brzozowski, Fellow and Chief IPv6 Architect, Comcast
  • Eric Burger, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Georgetown University
  • Dick Bussiere, Solutions Architect, Arbor Networks
  • Cameron Byrne, Technical Staff Architect, T-Mobile USA
  • Frederic Cambus, Software and Network Engineer, StatDNS
  • Kevin Chege, Internet Development Manager for Africa, Internet Society
  • Marcin Cieślak, President, ISOC Poland
  • Tom Coffeen, Chief IPv6 Evangelist, Infoblox
  • Levin Cole, Network Infrastructure Engineer, Columbus Communications Trinidad Limited
  • David Conrad, Internet Veteran
  • Leslie Daigle, Chief Information Technology Officer, Internet Society
  • Andy Davidson, Chief Technology Officer, Netsumo Limited
  • Owen DeLong, IPv6 Evangelist, Hurricane Electric
  • Prof. Gihan V. Dias, President, ISOC Sri Lanka Chapter
  • Ralph Droms, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems
  • Paul Ebersman, IPv6 Center of Excellence, Infoblox
  • Mark Elkins, Posix Systems
  • Rob Evans, Chief Network Architect, Janet
  • Ian Farrer, Senior Network Architect, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Daniël Federer, Key Account Manager, SIDN
  • Alex Felipelli, Chief Solutions Engineer for LATAM, Akamai
  • Jason Fesler, Distinguished Architect, Yahoo!
  • David Freedman, Group Network Manager, Claranet
  • Miwa Fujii, APNIC Senior Advisor for Internet Development
  • Tomohiro Fujisaki, Senior Research Engineer, Supervisor, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • Bartosz Gajda, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
  • Asela Galappattige, Deputy General Manager – IP & ISP Projects, Sri Lanka Telecom PLC
  • Dr. James Galvin, Director, Strategic Relationships and Technical Standards, Afilias Limited
  • Demi Getschko, CGI.BR
  • Toilem Poriot Godwin, Technical Manager, KeNIC
  • Chris Griffiths, Senior Manager – Internet Systems Engineering, Comcast Cable
  • Adam Grodecki, Huawei
  • Srinivas Gudipudi, Neosixth
  • Reynold Guerrier, President and CEO, GSIS
  • Sanjeev Gupta, Principal Technical Architect, DCS1 Pte Ltd
  • Shailesh Gupta, Vice President, Global NOC – Service Delivery, Tata Communications Limited
  • Frank Habicht, Manager – Core Network, SimbaNET Tanzania
  • Wes Hardaker, Lead Research Scientist, Technical Director of the Network Security Research Group, Parsons
  • Cristiano Hauck Chevitarese, Infrastructure Analyst, Brazilian Public Administration
  • Senevi Herath, Network/Systems Engineer, Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN)
  • Timo Hilbrink, Networking Team, XS4ALL
  • Nick Hilliard, Chief Technology Officer, INEX
  • Toshio Hiraga, Distinguished Engineer, Sony Corporation
  • Patrick Hosein, Chief Executive Officer, TTNIC
  • Lee Howard, Director of Network Technology, Time Warner Cable
  • Aaron Hughes, Founder, 6Connect
  • Mike Hughes, Freelance Consultant
  • Shumon Huque, Director of Engineering, Research & Development, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hisham Ibrahim, AfriNIC
  • Borka Jerman Blažič, President, Internet Society-Slovenia
  • Richard Jimmerson, Chief Information Officer, American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
  • Merike Kaeo, Security Evangelist, Internet Identity
  • Hadriel Kaplan, VP of Technology, Acme Packet
  • Shane Kerr, Director of DNS Software, Internet Systems Consortium (ISC)
  • Eric Klinker, Chief Executive Officer, BitTorrent
  • Olaf Kolkman, Director, NLnet Labs
  • Jitender Kumar, Technical Account Manager, Afilias Limited
  • Max Henry Larson, Founder and President, Transversal
  • Jacques Latour, Director of IT, CIRA
  • Richard Lamb, DNSSEC Program Manager, ICANN
  • Martin Levy, Director, Hurricane Electric
  • Martin Levy, CloudFlare
  • Simeon Lisec, Expert, Telekom Slovenije
  • Cricket Liu, General Manager, IPv6 Center of Excellence, Infoblox
  • Robert Martin-Legène, Internet Infrastructure Specialist, Packet Clearing House
  • Carlos Martinez, Chief Technology Officer, LACNIC
  • Yoshinobu Matsuzaki, Senior Engineer, Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
  • Glenn McKnight, Vice President, Internet Society Canada
  • Danny McPherson, VeriSign
  • Dr. Shin Miyakawa, Director, Technology Development Department NTT Communications Corporation
  • Paul Mockapetris, Chairman, Chief Scientist, Nominum, Inc.
  • Dr. Sandra Murphy, Principal Investigator, Sparta, Inc. (Parsons)
  • Badri Narayanan Parthasarathy, Vice President, Global IP/MPLS Engineering, Network & Services Engineering, Tata Communications (India)
  • Frederico Neves, Chief Technology Officer, NIC.BR
  • Janvier Ngnoulaye, ICT Manager, IGNU
  • Vivek Nigam, Member Services Manager, APNIC
  • Irena Nikolova, Network Engineer, Google
  • Kaname Nishizuka, Network Engineer, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
  • Christian O’Flaherty, Senior Development Manager for Latin America Bureau, Internet Society
  • Patrick Okui, Network Engineer and Trainer, Network Startup Resource Center
  • Krzysztof Olesik, DNS Technical Team Manager, NASK
  • Shernon Osepa, Manager, Regional Affairs for Latin America & the Caribbean Bureau, Internet Society
  • Eric Osterweil, Applied Security Researcher in the CSO Office, Verisign
  • Ivan Pepelnjak, Chief Technology Advisor, NIL Data Communications
  • Jiří Průša, Project Coordinator, CZ.NIC Association
  • Gerardo Rada, LACNIC
  • Marlon Raghunanan, Technical Services Manager, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad
  • Thilini Rajakaruna, Head of Electronics and Telecommunications Section, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM)
  • Alvaro Retana, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Technical Services
  • Régison Rodrigo Martins, Serviço Federal de Processamento de Dados, Brazil
  • Valdinei Rodrigues dos Reis, Network Analyst, Unesp
  • Arturo Servin, Chief Technology Officer, LACNIC
  • Richard Shockey, Chairman of the Board of Directors, SIP Forum
  • Krzysztof Silicki, Director for Cooperation with ENISA, NASK
  • Rajnesh Singh, Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau Director, Internet Society
  • John Spence, Vice President, IP Services, Nephos6
  • Steve Spence, CTO, ArkiTechs Inc.
  • Bill St. Arnaud, Green IT Consultant at St. Arnaud-Walker and Associates Inc.
  • Sander Steffann, IPv6 specialist, SJM Steffann Consultancy
  • Carsten Strotmann, DNSSEC and IPv6 Specialist, Men & Mice
  • Andrew Sullivan, Principal Architect, Dyn
  • Sashika Suren, Senior Systems Engineer, LK Domain Registry
  • John Sweeting, Director of Network Engineering, Time Warner Cable
  • Kevon Swift, External Relations Officer for the Caribbean, LACNIC
  • Marvin Thomas, IP Engineer, Digicel Trinidad and Tobago
  • Daniel Tibor Fuchs, Chief Innovation Officer, DATORA Telecom
  • Pete Toscano, Network Operations Manager, ARIN
  • Nathalie Kunneke-Trenaman, Trainer, RIPE NCC
  • Akihiro Tsuru, Manager, KDDI CORPORATION
  • Roland van Rijswijk, Technical Product Manager, SURFnet
  • Leandro Vieira Rodrigues, Brazilian Public Administration
  • Patrik Wallström, Senior Researcher, .SE
  • Duane Wessels, Principal Engineer, VeriSign
  • Dave Wilson, Project Manager, HEAnet
  • Timothy Winters, Senior Manager, UNH-IOL
  • Bevil Wooding, Internet Strategist, Packet Clearing House
  • Andrew Yourtchenko, Technical Leader, Systems Network Operating Systems Technology, Cisco
  • Jan Žorž, Co-founder, Go6 Institute
  • Benjamin Zwittnig, DNS Specialist, Arnes