OMAC Meeting

The topic of the meeting will be Network Resiliency During the COVID-19 Pandemic and will include a variety of speakers on the topic.

COVID-19 has forced the world to pause and view differently the way we traditionally run our lives. From education to healthcare, reliance upon the Internet is more important now than ever before. For many, it remains the sole gateway to information, news, learning, economic opportunity and access to telemedicine, food, daily living staples as well as entertainment. This exception moment in our global history has demonstrated the incredible resiliency of the Internet and its networks of networks.

Please join our panel discussion on Thursday, October 15 at 14:00-15:00 UTC to discuss the topic of network resiliency during the global pandemic. We will explore what have we learned, what are the trends, and what can we expect moving forward. 

  • Thomas King, Chief Technology Officer from the world’s largest IXP, DE-CIX 
  • Nik Koutsoukos, EVP of Marketing at Catchpoint, a leading provider of telemetry services for web applications
  • Mat Ford, Technology Program Officer at Internet Society
  • Anthony E. Lauderdale Junior, Head of Cyber Defence at Zoom, the leader in modern enterprise video communications
  • Amandine Le Pape, Founder and COO at Element, the flagship Matrix-based messaging and collaboration app
  • Laïla von Alvensleben, Head of Culture & Collaboration at MURAL, a digital workspace for visual collaboration

Chris Hemmerlein, Public Policy Manager, Facebook and OMAC Co-Chair will be moderating the discussion.

This online event will explore how collaboration platforms, remote learning tools and Internet Exchange Points have adapted to COVID-19. The discussions will provide insight into the trends, user and demand patterns, and challenges experienced by companies in these spaces. 

We will conclude the session with a sneak peak of Internet Society’s new product launch, Internet Insights – a tool to consolidate Internet measurement data so that everyone has insight into the Internet’s heath, availability and resilience.

This event is brought to you by the internet Society Organization Membership Advisory Council, currently chaired by Facebook, Amazon, and DE-CIX.

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Date and Time

14:00 – 15:00 UTC

Thursday 15 October 2020