Wednesday, 8 December 2010
10:00 - 12:30


The Next Big Thing: IPv6 Internet
Evolution or Revolution?

(Forum Organizer and Chair: Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum)


The chips are down! The IPv4 address space has melt down to just 4%. The 180 Million IP addresses are expected to be fully assigned by March 2011. Just 2 years to go to make the transition to IPv6. Is the entire Internet community aware of this?  Are they getting ready for it? Should  the users be involved?  So what's at stake? Is Asia ahead of Europe and the US? What needs to be done? What is the easiest way? Who is doing what? Why is the US not taking leadership? What's the ROI needed for this? Questions after questions and any answer trigger other questions and the opinions are diverse. This panel has invited the best experts on IPv6 to share with us their best practices and  the way forward to reap best benefits from this gigantic first time upgrade of the Internet.  Maybe the last one for decades to come.

IPv6 Forum is a world-wide consortium of international Internet service providers (ISPs) and National Research & Education Networks (NRENs), with a mission to promote IPv6 by improving market and user awareness, creating a quality and secure New Generation Internet and allowing world-wide equitable access to knowledge and technology.  The key focus of the IPv6 Forum today is to provide technical guidance for the deployment of IPv6.  IPv6 Summits are organized by the IPv6 Forum and staged in various locations around the world to provide industry and market with the best available information on this rapidly advancing technology.  Please visit


John Jason Brzozowski
Architect and Principal Engineer, Comcast


At Comcast, John provides technical leadership and guides the firm's deployment of IPv6. He leverages his expertise and experiences to drive the adoption and implementation of IPv6 ensuring that innovative solutions are in place to support traditional and next generation services. John has contributed significantly to many standards and technologies critical to the cable industry's adoption of IPv6, specifically those pertaining to voice, video, and data. He works closely with CableLabs on DOCSIS and PacketCable specifications and has contributed to IETF standards efforts.

Prior to joining Comcast, while at Lucent Technologies, John served in a variety of technical roles. His innovative thinking was essential to the success of next generation product development efforts, which included IPv6, for Lucent Technologies' OSS software product suite. Acting as an IPv6 SME for the firm, John utilized his knowledge and industry contacts to fuel many IPv6 initiatives. He often worked with large enterprise and service provider customers developing comprehensive solutions and supporting large-scale deployments.

John's work in the technical community currently includes acting as the chair of the MidAtlantic IPv6 Task Force, North American IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee member, and member of the IPv6 Forum. Through his work with these organization he helps to drive and support critical IPv6 activities regionally and nationally including but not limited to promoting IPv6 education, awareness, and of course adoption. John also serves as co-chair of the IETF DHC Working Group.

Bruce Sinclair
CEO, gogo6


As CEO of gogo6 Bruce has worked with companies and governments from all over the world to help them move their networks and products to v6.

gogo6 (and its predecessor Hexago) has been in the IPv6 market for over 10 years. Its primary business is to develop and sell gogoWARE products that provide interoperability between v4 and v6 networks, services, applications and devices, enabling the incremental deployment of IPv6. To help the industry migrate to v6 and to gain exposure for our company gogo6 manages this social network, gogoNET, and its Freenet6 services.

gogo6 is helping to build a robust online v6 community. Social networking is a great tool to bring together local v6 communities as well as provide everyone with an international perspective. It is also the most efficient way to share knowledge between people in different places. In the absence of past IPv6 experience or schooling, professionals need to interact with other professionals who have done it before to gain the knowledge they need to deploy IPv6. 

Stan Barber
Chairman, Texas IPv6 Task Force


Stan Barber is chairman of the recently formed Texas IPv6 Task Force, which promotes IPv6 in Texas and surrounding areas.

Most recently, he was Vice President of Network Operations, at The Planet, a privately-held dedicated hosting, managed hosting and colocation provider based in Houston, Texas. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s network operations including the Network Operations Center (NOC), the Computer Security Incident Response Center (CSIRC), and the Abuse department, which oversees issues related to violations of The Planet܏s acceptable use policies. He also participated in SAS 70 Type II audits and supported PCI compliance efforts.

Barber previously worked at Nippon Telephone & Telegraph (NTT) America, as Vice President of Engineering Operations for two years. He also worked for seven years in a series of increasingly responsible management positions with Verio, an ISP andه hosting provider that was subsequently purchased by NTT. During that time, Barber developed and managed its Network Operations Center (NOC). He also worked for ten years with the Baylor College of Medicine where he was a member of the team that developed one of the first network-based collaboration environments well in advance of the first appearances of World Wide Web.

He has designed and implemented a number of complex networks using TCP/IP, including IPv6. Barber is a noted authority and industry speaker on linking critical technologies with company goals and objectives. In 2000, he authored RFC 2980 concerning common extensions used by the Network News Transport Protocol (NNTP), while serving as chairman of an IETF working group charged with updating NNTP. In 2005, he testified before a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives concerning the state of IPv6 deployment worldwide.

He earned a B.A. degree in biochemistry and psychology from Rice University. Additional studies include one year of graduate work in engineering psychology. More information about Stan is available at

SECTION II: The IPv6 Drivers & Apps


Junaid Islam
President & CTO, Vidder


Junaid Islamهhas played a leading role in the development and commercialization of many data networking technologies. Junaid has multiple inventions and patents to his credit including the industry's first Gigabit speed deep packet inspection platform which is the foundation of Bivio Networks and the PIANO mobility protocol. Junaid also shares a patent for the distribution of live HDTV events over IP infrastructure with Emmy award-winning producer Don Mischer.

SECTION I: The IPv6 Transition Models & Benefits


Latif Ladid
President, IPv6 Forum

Latif Ladid
هholds the following positions: President, IPv6 FORUM, Chair, European IPv6 Task Force, Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society, Board Member IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program,and Board Member World Summit Award.ه

He is a Senior Researcher at the University of Luxembourg "Security & Trust" (SnT)ه on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects: 6INIT,ه - First Pioneer IPv6 Research Project; 6WINIT,ه; Euro6IX,ه; Eurov6,ه; NGNi,ه; Project initiator SEINIT,ه, and Project initiator SecurIST,ه

Latif initiated the new EU project u-2010 to research Emergency & Disaster and Crisis Management,ه, launched the Public Safety Communication Forum,ه, supported the new IPv6++ EU Research Project called EFIPSANS,ه, supported the new safety & Security Project using IPv6 called Secricom,ه, and coordinates the new EU project IRMA (Integrated Risk management for Africa using IPv6),ه

He is also a Member of 3GPP PCG (, 3GPP2 PCG (, Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoc EntNET (, member of UN Strategy Council, member of IEC Executive Committee, Board Member of TSF (Technologies Sans Frontiगres), Board member of AW2I, Board Member of Nii Quaynor Institute for Research in Africa, and member of Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg) Luxembourg.


John Loughney
North America Product Manager, MeeGo Devices, Nokia


John Loughneyهis currently a Principle Engineer at the Nokia Research Center in Helsinki, Finland. He has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. in Computer Science. John is the Chair of the Next Steps in Signaling (NSIS) working group and co-chair of the Authorization, Authentication and Accounting (AAA) working group in the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). He serves on the Technical Directorate of the IPv6 Forum.

He is the author or co-author of a number of RFCs including: RFC 3316 "Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) for Some Second and Third Generation Cellular Hosts", RFC 3588 - "Diameter Base Protocol " and the editor for the "IPv6 Node Requirements," among others.ه He is involved\ with multi-access, multi-homing and mobility research at the Nokia Research Center.


Yanick Pouffary
IPv6 Forum Fellow - Chair IPv6 Ready & Enable Programs


Yanick Pouffaryهis an IPv6 Forum Fellow, Technology Director North American IPv6 Task Force , member of UN Strategy Council. A Hewlett Packard Distinguished Technologist, and has been working on networking software products since 1985. Yanick has been involved with IPv6 since 1996, and is an active Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) participant. Yanick also is one of the distinguished recipients of the IPv6 Forum Internet Pioneer Award for her technology contributions within the IPv6 Forum to support the adoption and deployment of IPv6. Yanick earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Nice, France and a M.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.ه


David Rubal
IPv6 Lead, Cisco Worldwide


Mr. Rubalهis Cisco's US/Canada Federal Partner Systems Engineering Lead. His team is responsible for providing innovative solutions with Federal partners to US Government agencies. An accomplished executive with more than 27 years in telecommunications, technology standardization and complex enterprise architectures, David's leadership and vision has guided commercial, enterprise, service providers, and Federal government agencies through the challenges of service oriented, multi-layer IP-centric networking.
A thought leader in partner strategies, David is also a leader in Cisco's Worldwide IPv6 Task Force where he has specific responsibility for US/Canada Channels.ه He and this team of business, product and technology leaders are guiding Cisco through the global IPv6 opportunity. In the industry, David is recognized as a global thought leader in IPv6 and next generation Internet and communications strategies. He is an active member of the IPv6 Forum as well as the North American and Mid-Atlantic IPv6 Task Force bodies. As a subject matter expert, David is regularly featured as a speaker and panelist in public IPv6 and next generation Internet conferences.ه


Peter Tseronis
Chair, USG IPv6 Task Force


Recognized as a Federal Information Technology (IT) thought leader, Peter Tseronis is known for his ability to orchestrate strategic change, foster a culture of accountability, and align business needs and strategic objectives with IT to achieve measureable performance improvement.

Currently, as the Deputy Associate Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), he is responsible for providing strategic leadership, innovative direction, and expert advice regarding Department-wide information technology solutions. This responsibility includes the development and implementation of enterprise strategies to increase innovation and to improve IT infrastructure investment decision-making through the integration of Enterprise Architecture and Capital Planning and Investment Control. Prior to joining DOE, Peter served as the Chief Technology Officer and Director of Network Services for the U.S. Department of Education (ED). During his 8 years in this role, Peter assumed a multi-million dollar budget to transform the Department's divergent voice, video, and data communications into an enterprise-level converged solution.

In addition to his work at DOE and ED, Peter has been consistently engaged in key government-wide transformation programs and initiatives, including serving as the Chairman of the Federal CIO Council's IPv6 Working Group, a member of the Interagency Management Council for Federal Telecommunications, a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, a board member of the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association, a government advisory panel member of the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council's Networks and Telecommunications Special Interest Group, co-vice president of Programs for the Association for Federal Information Resources Management, and Chairman of the Federal Cloud Computing Advisory Council.

Peter received his B.A. in Communications from Villanova University and earned his M.S. in Information and Telecommunication Systems from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.ه