ION Hangzhou

ION Hangzhou took place on Thursday, 14 July 2016, alongside the CNNIC IP Address Allocation Alliance. Both events were hosted by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). As usual, this ION also had generous support from our ION Conference Series Sponsor Afilias .

We were lucky to once again have a *full day* program so we covered all our favorite 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.

Agenda and Presentations

9:00 AMOpening Remarks

Megan Kruse, Internet Society

9:15 AMMorning Keynote: Developing Internet of Things Building Blocks

Defining standards, privacy, security, and privacy components, and identifying their respective pain points.

The Internet is undergoing an evolutionary transformation resulting from the explosive growth of things that are interconnected.  From single purpose sensors through wearable technologies to sophisticated computing devices, we are creating, exchanging, and consuming more data at rates that would have been inconceivable just a decade ago.  The market suggests the average consumer believes this is the best world possible.  As technologists, we have a responsibility to consider if we are building an Internet that is in the best interest of the user.

Ram Mohan, Afilias

10:00 AMPanel Discussion: Trust throughout the Internet of Things Stack

Standards, privacy, and security considerations at the infrastructure, protocol, communications, and application layers of Internet of Things service delivery.

With panel representatives from various areas of delivering Internet of Things services – infrastructure, protocol, communications, and application layers – this session will focus on the near-term efforts to create globally interoperable services. The panelists will specifically discuss the role of trust in internetworking including service delivery, security, and privacy challenges unique to Internet of Things.

Moderator: Olaf Kolkman, Internet Society
Panelists: Ram Mohan, Afilias; Xing Tao, Wuxi Research Institute; Zhang Xuguang, Zhejiang Insigma Technology Co., Ltd; Honbo Zhou, UbiLink
11:20 AMIPv6 in Asia: Laggards and Trends

This year marks the 4th anniversary of 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? We’ll discuss the current state of IPv6 adoption, including statistics and lessons learned from and since World IPv6 Launch, and the next steps needed to move forward with IPv6 deployment.

Guangliang Pan, APNIC

11:50 AMWHY to Implement DNSSEC

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 business reasons for, and financial implications of, deploying DNSSEC, from staying ahead of the technological curve, to staying ahead of your competition, to keeping your customers satisfied and secure on the Internet. We’ll also examine some of the challenges operators have faced and the opportunities to address those challenges and move deployment forward.

Champika Wijayatunga, ICANN

12:10 PMHOW to Implement DNSSEC

The talking is focused on DNSSEC training, include basic guidelines in deployment, key parameters selection, experience sharing, etc. All the information would be based on the process of DNSSEC deployment in .CN. That will be a reference for anyone who would like to deploy DNSSEC on domain names in the future.

Qi Zhao, CNNIC

1:30 PMAfternoon Keynote: Infrastructure Security – Protecting the Future of the Internet

The Open Internet is a powerful driver for social, technical and economic interaction. Its success is based on Invariants like openness and permissionless innovation, properties that do not only create opportunities but also contribute an increased threat surface of the Internet.

Security responses are often premised at preventing bad things locally and not on the global properties that need protection. Individual actors need to take into account an external perspective in order trade off their actions towards the bigger internet.

We reflect on resiliency, about outward facing security, governance, and give some examples of collaborative security and the difficulty of them getting traction.

Olaf Kolkman, Internet Society

2:00 PMCollaborative Security: Routing Resilience Manifesto and MANRS (Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security)

The Routing Resilience Manifesto initiative, underpinned by the “Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS)” document that includes a set of actionable recommendations, aims to help network operators around the world work together to improve the security and resilience of the global routing system. In this session, we’ll explain the basic principles outlined in MANRS, how to sign up and support the effort, and how to get involved in helping to further increase global routing security.

Kevin Meynell, Internet Society

2:20 PMWhat’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.

Ning Kong, CNNIC, and Olaf Kolkman, Internet Society

Olaf Kolkman’s Presentation | Ning Kong’s Presentation
2:50 PMThe Prospect of Alibaba Next Generation Network

Alibaba’s public cloud, electronic Commerce, and online payment are in the industry’s leading position, and the network architecture has the high demand for forward-looking evolution.

This speech will describe the challenges of business development for the next generation network and share their practical experience.

Zhihua Yang, Alibaba


To address BGP security issues, IETF launched the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) to enable the verification of legitimate route origination. Currently, the basic protocols of RPKI have been standardized and a large number of organizations have started the deployment of RPKI. However, RPKI faces additional threats during its actual deployment. In this presentation, these issues will be analyzed with the experimental results. In addition, the experience of RPKI deployment in CNNIC will be introduced.

Zhiwei Yan, CNNIC

4:00 PMPanel 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 challenges did they face? How does IPv6 act as an economic driver? Attendees will gain vital insight as network operators lay out the stages for IPv6 implementation—creating the business case for deployment, initiating a planning process, turning it on, and, finally, gathering measurements and proving success.

Moderator: Kevin Meynell, Internet Society
Panelists: Amante Alvaran, Brocade Australia; Tomohiro Fujisaki, NTT Laboratories; Lu Huang, China Mobile Research Institute; Xing Li, Tsinghua University.
5:00 PMClosing Remarks

Megan Kruse, Internet Society


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Amante Alvaran, Consultant, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

Amante Alvaran is a consultant for Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. His specialties include network planning, application delivery controllers, advanced routing and switching, IPv6 design and deployment and disaster recovery design strategy. Previously, Mr. Alvaran was a Senior Consultant for Riverbed Technology,  Senior Network Engineer at CDM, founding member of Philippine Network Operators Group, and a Senior Network Engineer at APNIC where he was responsible for the entire network infrastructure of the organization.

Mr. Alvaran earned a BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering from AMA University and a BS in Aircraft Maintenance Technology from PATTS College of Aeronautics.

Dr. Tomohiro Fujisaki, NTT Laboratories

Dr. Tomohiro Fujisaki has been conducting research on IPv6 since 1997 at NTT Laboratories and his current research subject is next generation Internet architecture. He has also been involved in promotion and deployment of IPv6 in Japan as a acting chair of the the IPv6 deployment committee in the Internet Association Japan, a co-chair of IPv4/IPv6 co-existence working group in the IPv6 promotion council in Japan, as well as supporting implementation of IPv6 services in his company.

In addition to those IPv6 related activities, he has also been involved in policy development and coordination activities and have served for the Internet community. He has been leading policy discussions in Japan as a chair of the Japan Open Policy Forum from 2005 until 2012. From 2013, he has served as a JPNIC board member in charge of IP policies. He has proposed several address policies in the APNIC Conferences, some of which has been adopted in the APNIC region.

Past activities:
APNIC conference program committee member until 2010
Co-chair of APNIC IPv6 technical SIG until 2011
APNIC appointed member of NRO/NC until 2009
Chair of the Japan Open Policy Forum from 2005 to 2012

Current activities:
APNIC elected NRO/NC member since 2012
Board member of ISOC Japan Chapter since 2012 (chair of ISOC-JP since 2014)
Board member of Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) since 2012
In the IPv6 promotion council Japan
Vice chair of security working group
Co-chair of the home router sub-working group in the IPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG
Co-chair of the IPv6 fix sub-working group in the IPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG
Co-chair of the IPv6 application development sub-working group in the IPv4/IPv6 co-existence WG

Lu Huang, Technical Manager, China Mobile Research Institute

Technical manager in network department of China Mobile Research Institute. Mainly responsible for the research on IP network and Date Center network, designing the deployment of new technologies, designing the specifications of network devices and organizing correlative test and trials.

Have been working on IP communication field for more than 10 years, proficient on IP network and related technologies.

Olaf Kolkman, Chief Internet Technology Officer, Internet Society

As Chief Internet Technology Officer, Olaf has responsibility for leading Internet Society’s Strategic Technical activities, particularly as they pertain to issues and opportunities for enhancing the Internet’s evolution.

Olaf has been actively involved with Internet technologies since his astronomy studies during the early nineties. Internet became his professional focus in 1996 when he joined the RIPE NCC to develop the first version of what has become a worldwide test-network. In 2007 he became the managing director of NLnet Labs. Under his responsibility NLnet Labs produced open-source products, performed research on technical issues with global impact, and contributed actively to the regional and global collaborative standard and governance bodies (e.g. ICANN, RIPE, IETF), and ‘pushed the needle’ on the development and deployment of DNSSEC.

Kolkman describes himself as an Internet generalist and evangineer, somebody with deep knowledge on some of the Internet’s technical aspects who particularly enjoys bridging the technology-society-policy gaps.

Ning Kong, Director of International Department, CNNIC

As director of International Department of CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center), Ning Kong is responsible for leading CNNIC’s international affairs related with ISOC, ICANN, IGF, IETF and APNIC.

Ning Kong earned his doctorate in Computer Science from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. Since then, he has joined CNNIC as the technical researcher. His research work focuses on DNS related technologies. He has been active in the IETF since 2009 and coauthored RFC 7480, RFC 7481 and RFC 7485 which define the Registration Data Access Protocol (RDAP). He is one of six designated experts of the IANA EPPEXT Registry.

Megan Kruse, Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning, Internet Society

Megan Kruse

Megan Kruse joined the Internet Society in June 2011. As Manager, Technology Outreach and Strategic Planning, she helps foster Internet growth by encouraging the deployment of key Internet technologies including IPv6, DNSSEC, and Routing Security. She plans and executes educational outreach projects for industry leaders and technology decision makers worldwide including publications, meetings and conferences, and social media activities.

Before joining the Internet Society, Megan managed public relations and outreach projects at the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). In addition to promoting the company’s key messages and positioning its top executives as industry experts, she developed ARIN’s social media and communications efforts surrounding the depletion of IPv4 address space and the need to adopt IPv6.

Suogang Li, Senior Engineer and Department Manager, CERNET

Suogang Li is working for the Network Operation Center of China Education and Research Network (CERNET), serving as senior engineer and department manager. His jobs include network maintenance, route optimization and security improvement for the CERNET backbone network.

He received his Bachelor and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2001 and 2007, respectively.

Xing Li,Professor, Tsinghua University

Xing Li received his B. S. degree in radio electronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1982, and his M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University, USA in 1985 and 1989, respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.  His major research activities and interests include statistical signal processing, multimedia communication and compute networks. He has published more than 200 papers in his research areas.

He is deputy director of China Education and Research Network (CERNET) Center, responsible for the design and operation of the CERNET and China Next Generation Internet (CNGI-CERNET2)  projects. He is also the Co-chair of CCIRN. He is a formal member of Communication Expert Committee of the China National ‘863’ High Technology Project.  He is formal chairman of Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) and a formal member of executive council of Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC).

Kevin Meynell, Content and Resource Manager, Internet Society

Kevin Meynell is the Content and Resource Manager at the Internet Society. His main responsibility is for the Deploy360 program which encourages deployment of key Internet technologies including IPv6, DNSSEC Routing Security and TLS. This involves identifying resources and producing content that support the goals of the program, along with social media and outreach activities to promote and raise awareness of developments in these areas.

Kevin graduated from Middlesex University with a degree in Geography, and discovered the Internet whilst working at the JET Nuclear Fusion Project in the early-90s. This led to a move to UKERNA (now JISC) in 1995 where he worked on the SuperJANET and National Dial-Up Service initiatives, before joining TERENA (now the GÉANT Association) in 1997. Aside from an 18-month sabbatical to help establish CENTR, he spent the next 16 years working on activities including the 6NET and 6DISS IPv6 deployment projects, eduroam, the Global Lambda Interconnect Facility, the TERENA X.509 PKI Service and TF-CSIRT, as well as being responsible for NREN Development Support in Eastern and Southern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and occasionally the Caribbean region.

After leaving TERENA, he worked as the Manager of the Shibboleth Consortium that develops the widely Shibboleth web single sign-on software, before moving to APNIC as its Head of Training in 2014. He joined the Internet Society in October 2015.

Kevin has also been the Executive Secretary of GLIF since 2012, organising the Annual Global LambdaGrid Workshops. He was previously the Coordinator and ex-officio Steering Committee member of TF-CSIRT from 2008 to 2012, where he developed a new governance structure, CSIRT certification process and training courses, as well as establishing the joint FIRST/TF-CSIRT Technical Symposia. Whilst at CENTR he chaired the RIPE Domain Name Registration Forum, and more recently organised NREN development conferences for the European Union’s Eastern Partnership as well as the TERENA/RIPE promotional events for World IPv6 Day and World IPv6 Launch Day.

Ram Mohan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Afilias

Ram Mohan has over 20 years’ experience in technology, leadership and entrepreneurship within both publicly quoted and private companies. Previously he worked at companies including Infonautics Corp., First Data Corporation, Unisys Corporation and KPMG. Ram was a founder of the technology behind TurnTide, an anti-spam company acquired by Symantec (a provider of internet security) in July 2004. He has served on the ICANN board of directors since November 2008.

After joining Afilias in July 2001 as Chief Technology Officer, Ram has overseen the key strategic, management and technology choices for the Company. He has also advised several governments on internet security and internet globalization issues as part of Afilias’ ccTLD portfolio.

Guangliang Pan, Registration Services Manager, APNIC

Guangliang Pan has been with APNIC since 2000, working as an Internet Resource Analyst (Hostmaster) until entering the role of Registration Services Manager in 2006. He presently manages the distribution of Internet resources (IPv4 and IPv6 addresses and AS numbers) for the Asia Pacific Region.

Guangliang also serves as APNIC’s East Asia Liaison Officer. He uses his knowledge of the region to undertake liaison work with the Internet community in this region, and he actively participates in Internet events in China and other East Asian economies.

Xing Tao, Wuxi Research Institute of Internet of Things

Xing Tao graduated from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) with a doctoral degree in science in 1997. He once worked at the USTC Fast Electronics Laboratory, Japan Institute of High Energy Physics, Department of Electronic Engineering of University of Nottingham, and the MD Anderson Research Center of the University of Texas. During 2004 -2012, he worked at the Shanghai Institute of Micro System and Information Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a researcher and doctoral tutor. Since 2012, he has worked at Wuxi Research Institute of Internet of Things. Over the years Xing Tao has been engaged in the research on IoT and its development and standard formulation in the National Working Group on IoT Basic Standards, the National Working Group on Sensor Network Standard, ISO/IEC JTC1/WG7, ISO/IEC/JTC1/WG10, IEEE 802.15 and other domestic and international standard organizations, involved in the formulation of industry, national and international standards in the field of IoT. Currently Xing Tao serves as the deputy secretary-general of the National Working Group on Sensor Network Standard and the National Working Group on IoT Basic Standards, vice president of Wuxi Research Institute of Internet of Things, and chief scientist of SensingNet Group. So far, he has published more than 30 papers, applied for and obtained more than 10 invention patents. In addition, Xing Tao has won the following titles and honors: the first prize of the 2009 Shanghai Municipal Scientific and Technological Progress Award, the 2010 and 2013 IEEE 802 Special Contribution Awards, the second prize of the 2014 Sichuan Provincial Scientific and Technological Progress Award, and the 2012 Shanghai Standardizations, and the 2013 Advanced Individuals issued by the Information Standardization Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Champika Wijayatunga, Regional SSR Engagement Manager, APAC, ICANN

Champika is the ICANN’s Regional Security, Stability and Resiliency (SSR) Engagement Manager for the Asia Pacific. He is part of ICANN’s Global Stakeholder Engagement (GSE) and SSR Teams and represents ICANN in Security, Technical, Law Enforcement and Capacity Building forums in the APAC region.

Prior to ICANN, Champika held managerial, specialist and liaison roles at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific. Champika started his career with IBM Corporation as a Systems Engineer and later worked in IT industry, academia, research, and training environments in the Asia Pacific. Champika received a number of excellence awards during his academic and professional careers and also served in various technical community groups and committees.

Zhang Xuguang, President and CEO of Zhejiang Insigma Technology Co., Ltd.

Mr. Zhang Xuguang is president and CEO of Zhejiang Insigma Technology Co., Ltd., executive director of the Business Model innovation Research Institute of the E-Service Research Center of Zhejiang University, and EDP professor of the School of Management of Zhejiang University. He also serves as member of China Digital City Committee, deputy leader of the Urban Decision-Making Group, executive director of China Smart Card Committee, member of the Public Utilities IC Card Interconnection Standardization Group, expert of Hangzhou Municipal Government at economy and informatization, and senior advisor of informatization of eight municipal governments. He is hailed as the Father of China Citizens Card Project. His main research areas include: smart card technology and application platform, IoT technology, mobile Internet, and smart city.

Zhiwei Yan, Researcher, CNNIC

Zhiwei Yan is a researcher at the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). Having joined CNNIC in 2011, his areas of research include mobility management, network security, and next generation Internet. He is the expert member of CDNC, ICANN ChineseGP and RSSAC Caucus. Since 2013, he has been an Invited Researcher at Waseda University, Japan. Over the course of his career, he has published more than 70 academic papers on DNS, IPv6 and ICN technologies.

Mr. Yan earned his PhD from the National Engineering Laboratory for Next Generation Internet Interconnection Devices at Beijing Jiaotong University.

Zhihua Yang, Senior Network Specialist, Alibaba

Zhihua Yang is responsible for leading Alibaba’s network planning team to plan the Alibaba business network architecture, prospective Research and advance SDN evolution.

He also served on CISCO, Tencent and other internet companies as senior network architect.

He is served as the SDN Industry Alliance expert, now he is the open data center committee ODCC network working group leader.

Qi Zhao, Architect, CNNIC

Qi Zhao, architect in CNNIC, is responsible for the service platform architecture of China’s country code top-level domains, include designing, construction, deployment, security reinforcement and optimization.

In 2013, he deployed DNSSEC in .CN as the execute leader.

Honbo Zhou, Haier Director and CEO, UbiLink

Honbo Zhou has over 30 years of ICT research and industrial experience focusing on Internet of Things applications with Cloud Computing and Middleware technologies. He is currently founder and CEO of VC-funded UbiLink and a Board Director of QingDao Haier. He was CEO of Foton Fleet Telematics and Managing Director and CTO of Technovator Co. Ltd. He is a pioneer of IoT since 2003 working as the chief architect of THTF’s flagship ezM2M IoT middleware platform and author of three best-selling IoT and cloud computing books in Chinese and English. He was one of the 9 top IoT experts interviewed by the Economist magazine. He worked as research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory on Grid computing and participated in the ASCI-Blue Pacific (building the then world’s fastest supercomputer) project while at IBM. He also worked at BEA Systems (now Oracle) on Tuxedo and WebLogic middleware. His accomplishments also include the “complete annotation of human genome” (the first in the world, reported by San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, etc.) using supercomputing technologies in 2001 while working at a Silicon Valley startup. Mr. Zhou received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Zurich and an EMBA degree from University of Texas.

Date and Time

Thursday 14 July 2016


ZTG Zhejiang Hotel

No. 278, Santaishan Road
Hangzhou, 310007