ION Costa Rica

ION Costa Rica took place on Monday, 3 July 2017, alongside the Latin American eScience 2017 Meeting and TICAL. As usual, this ION also had generous support from our ION Conference Series Sponsor Afilias .

We had a half-day program covering topics including IPv6DNSSECSecuring BGP, and TLS for Applications.

ION Conferences bring network engineers and leading industry experts together to discuss emerging technologies and hot technology topics. Early adopters provide valuable insight into their own deployment experiences and bring participants up to speed on new standards emerging from the IETF.

ION lets network operators stay ahead of the curve to understand and deploy emerging Internet technologies, and presents 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 provide hands-on interaction with our speakers so you walk away with the answers you need to deploy new standards and technologies on your own networks.

Events bring together the best and brightest from the Internet industry to learn about the latest news, ideas, and technologies in a relaxed and educational atmosphere.


8:30 AMIntroduction to the Internet Society and Deploy360

Megan Kruse, Internet Society

8:45 AMWhat’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved

What’s happening at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)? What RFCs and Internet-Drafts are in progress related to IPv6, DNSSEC, Routing Security/Resiliency, and other key topics? We’ll give an overview of the ongoing discussions in several working groups and discuss the outcomes of recent Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions, and provide a preview of what to expect in future discussions.

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society

9:00 AMSetting the Scene: IPv6 Deployment in Costa Rica and Latin America

It’s been five years since World IPv6 Launch, when thousands of Internet Service Providers, home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world came together to permanently enable IPv6 on their products and services. Where are we now on the path to full global IPv6 adoption?

Guillermo Cicileo, LACNIC

Presentation / Video
9:30 AMIPv6: Where are we in 2017?

In June, the Internet Society will release a study of the Internet in 2017, and the place of IPv6 in it. In short, there are markets in which IPv6 is now dominant, and markets that are only starting their uptake. However, significant actors have started shutting IPv4 down where they can to simplify their networks and reduce the cost of operations. Fred Baker will discuss the state of play for IPv6 in 2017.

Fred Baker

Presentation / Video
10:15 AMPanel Discussion: MANRS, Routing Security, and Collaboration

Collaboration and shared responsibility are two pillars supporting the Internet’s growth and success. While the global routing system has worked well, it has significant security challenges that we must address. In this panel, security experts will discuss how we can create a culture of collective responsibility and improve the global routing system, including an introduction to the “Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security“ (MANRS).

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society; Glenn Peace,; Erika Vega, Renata

Presentation 1 / Presentation 2 / Video
10:45 AMIntroduction to DNSSEC and Why We Need It

DNSSEC helps prevent attackers from subverting and modifying DNS messages and sending users to wrong (and potentially malicious) sites. So what needs to be done for DNSSEC to be deployed on a large scale? We’ll discuss the reasons for deploying DNSSEC, examine some of the challenges operators have faced, and address those challenges and move deployment forward.

Mauricio Oviedo,

Presentation / Video
11:15 AMPanel Discussion: IPv6 Success Stories

In this session, network operators will share their IPv6 success stories and lessons learned along the way that can help other managers of networks deploy IPv6. How did they do it? What technical, organizational, and political challenges did they face? Panelists will discuss the stages of IPv6 implementation—creating the business case for management buy-in, initiating a planning process, flipping the switch, and, finally, gathering measurements and proving success.

Moderator: Christian O’Flaherty (Internet Society) Panelists: Fred Baker; Elidier Moya (Costa Rica Telecom Ministry); Claudio Chacon (CEDIA Ecuador)

12:15 PMIntroducing NOG Costa Rica

Mauricio Oviedo

Presentation and Closing Slides / Video
12:30 PMTICAL Opening Lunch

All ION attendees are invited.

The ION Costa Rica video footage is available all in one place in our YouTube ION Costa Rica Playlist.

Date and Time

Monday 03 July 2017


Hotel InterContinental San José

Multiplaza, Shopping Center
Escazu : San Jose
Costa Rica

Featured speakers and panelists

Fred Baker

Former IETF Chair

Fred Baker has worked in the telecommunications industry since 1978, building statistical multiplexors, terminal servers, bridges, and routers. At Cisco Systems, his primary interest areas include the improvement of Quality… Read more about Fred Baker

Portrait photo  of Claudio H Chacon

Claudio H Chacon

La principal herramienta de Investigación en el Ecuador

Claudio H Chacón A. is an expert of LAN Networks, security and open source applications at the University of Cuenca. Since 2009 joined Red CEDIA Ecuatorian NREN (National Research and… Read more about Claudio H Chacon

Portrait photo  of Megan Kruse

Megan Kruse

Former Director, Advocacy and Communications

Megan Kruse was Director of Advocacy and Communications at the Internet Society until 12 January 2024. Read more about Megan Kruse

Portrait photo  of Christian O'Flaherty

Christian O'Flaherty

Regional Vice President - Latin America and The Caribbean

I serve as the Regional Vice President for Latin America and The Caribbean, working and collaborating with governments, policymakers, civil society, academia, companies, technical communities, and other stakeholders. I joined… Read more about Christian O'Flaherty

Portrait photo  of Mauricio Oviedo

Mauricio Oviedo

Jefe de Tecnologías de Información / CTO de NIC Costa Rica

Mauricio se desempeña como Jefe de Tecnologías de Información / CTO de NIC Costa Rica. Hace 13 años trabaja en el área de telemática y administración desistemas, y su especialidad… Read more about Mauricio Oviedo

Portrait photo  of Erika Vega

Erika Vega

Coordinadora de Infraestructura de la Red Nacional Academica de Tecnología Avanzada (RENATA)

Erika Vega se desempeña actualmente como Coordinadora de Infraestructura de la Red Nacional Academica de Tecnología Avanzada (RENATA) y forma parte del directorio de la comunidad de operadores de redes… Read more about Erika Vega

Portrait photo  of Kevin Meynell

Kevin Meynell

Former Senior Manager, Technical and Operational Engagement

Kevin Meynell was Senior Manager, Technical and Operational Engagement, at the Internet Society until December 2023. Image credit: © Jordi Ruiz Cirera/Panos Read more about Kevin Meynell