Paul Mockapetris, the inventor of the DNS
Dr. Paul Mockapetris is the computer scientist who in 1983 invented the Domain Name System (DNS) and is one of the founding fathers of the Internet. Did you know every time you send an e-mail or you browse a page you are using his creation? After leaving the university investigation field in 1995, he served as Chief Engineer in @Home (pioneers of the Internet through TV wire) and various other companies. He currently works in Nominum, Inc. (software and services for DNS and DHCP). In the early 80's he proposed the architecture that would decentralize the naming services on Internet, and performed the initial deployment of servers for root domains and top level domains (TLD).
Paul Mockapetris was born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 18 of 1948; he received his diploma in Physics and Electronic Engineering from MIT in 1971 and his PhD. of Information and Computer Sciences from UC Irvine in 1982.
IPv6: The New Protocol
The year 2011 brought us the new version of the protocol of IP addresses. IPv6 came to meet the changing needs of connectivity that had caused the exhaustion of available IPv4 addresses. A year later, Jordi Palet talks about the benefits that come with the new protocol on issues such as security, the solution of conflicts with other IP addresses, and the integration of Internet of the Things, among others.
Speaker: Jordi Palet (Spain) has been working in computers, networking and telecomm business during the last 30 years. He actually is working as CEO / CTO at Consulintel, Madrid. He has been involved in the IPv6 Forum, as chair of the Education & Awareness Working Group, since the Forum foundation, and as member of the Tech Directorate. Jordi is also a member of the IPv6 Logo Committee, responsible for the "IPv6 Ready" Program. He is an active member of the European IPv6 Task Force, Spanish IPv6 Task Force, and the IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee. He is also cooperating in several European and world-wide IPv6 Task Forces and similar bodies. He was member of the Steering Committee at @asLAN, during several years, and then elected Vice-President and President. Jordi has been involved in many R&D projects and was the designer of Euro6IX, main responsible of the proposal preparation and further negotiation with the European Commision, and indeed is the Scientific Project Coordinator. He is also heavily involved in other EC IST projects, including 6POWER (where is also the Scientific Coordinator), 6QM, Eurov6, IPv6 TF-SC, 6LINK, 6DEPLOY, GEN6 and the IPv6 Cluster, among others. In the last years, he has been involved in IPv6 standardization at the IETF, as well as other related organizations such as ICANN/IANA, ISOC and IGF, and also developing policies and trainings about IPv6 in all the RIRs (AfriNIC, APNIC, ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC and RIPE NCC).
On the Internet, humans are already in the minority. From cars to television sets to radiation sensors, it seems like everything is starting to get networked. This talk will look into the fundamentals driving the adoption of the Internet of Things and show how that adoption will play out in different areas, from Citizen Science to better Energy supply systems.
Speaker: Martin Spindler is a freelance strategy consultant focusing on the Internet of Things, the Future of Energy, and how the Internet leaks into all kinds of aspects of everyday life. He worked as a market analyst for the leading energy price comparison site verivox.de, and co-organised the Cognitive Cities Conference and the atoms&bits camp.
He is a member of Council, an Internet of Things Think Tank, the Internet & Gesellschaft Co:llaboratory and the Open Internet of Things Assembly. He studied Political Sciences, Economics and Islamic Studies at the University of Heidelberg and lives in Berlin.
Free Software and Cloud Data Storage
The advantages of storing data in the cloud are many: ubiquitous access to data from multiple devices, social interaction and sharing with others on the web and no extra software to install.
However, in exchange for this privilege, your data is often stored on - and even owned by - one of several organizations -- none of which easily allow interaction or sharing of data among them. Besides these convenience issues, there are also problems with privacy and security as well as the potential for one hardware failure to make the data of thousands of users impossible to access. Taken together, the cloud is not perfect.
Speaker: Frank Karlitschek (Germany) is a long time open source contributor and former board member of the KDE e.V. He managed engineering teams for over 10 years and worked as head of unit and managing director at different internet companies. Since 2007 he is heading a startup which develops social e-commerce products for several fortune 500 companies. In 2010 he started ownCloud project and is leading the community project since then. In 2011 he founded ownCloud Inc. to offer commercial services around ownCloud. ownCloud is the Free Software solution to run on the server or computer of the user or on an internal company server giving the user the benefits of cloud computing and control of the data.
Innovations have had always a very important role for the mankind. From inventing the wheel until the first motor vehicles were to roll through our streets it took us several hundred years. These time horizons for innovations have dramatically decreased. Even in the stable energy landscape we face a huge transformation process which was accelerated by Fukushima. In the context of the increasing world population, the ongoing urbanization and the further growing economies and with this a strong increase of energy consumption and power production the energy turnaround is a huge challenge. The paradigm is changing from “generation follows load” to “load follows generation”. In our daily life we therefore will face a new energy landscape with topics like energy visualization, decentralized renewables, “virtual powerplants”, E-Mobility and Smart Home including necessary energy efficiency and CO2 reduction. For this future development the distribution companies have to change their role from being a reliable network system operator to the “smart grid enabler” – still being reliable of course. With this changed role new players might appear in the utility sector.
Speaker: Dr. Helmar Rendez is Head of the Business Unit ’Distribution’ of the Vattenfall Group and responsible for all network activities within the Vattenfall Group. He is also the chairman of the Managing Board of Vattenfall Europe Distribution Berlin/Hamburg GmbH. Since 1998 he held various executive positions within the energy business: Member of the Executive Group Management of Vattenfall AB (2007-2010), Member of the Management Board of WEMAG AG (2004-2007), Head of Integration Management Office/Head of Corporate Development of Vattenfall Europe AG (2001-2004) and Head of Corporate Development of VEAG Vereinigte Energiewerke AG (1998-2001). From 1993-1998 he was appointed as Head of Service Management and Head of the Berlin branch of management consultants Kienbaum Unternehmensberatung GmbH. He started his career in 1988 at Zentrum für Logistik und Unternehmensplanung GmbH after his studies of economic engineering at the Berlin Technical University.
We live in dynamic times yet our networks are inheritably static and unable to easily adapt to the ever changing mix of services and applications we demand. And as we increasing embrace cloud based services then the diversity and velocity of new application needing to be rolled out will only grow even faster. Networking must change. We need networks that understand what services are needed, by whom, where and when and with predictable performance and resilient availability. By taking an application centric approach and virtualizing the network infrastructure we can enable the network automatically to follow and provision itself for new applications and users. We call it Virtual Application Networks (V AN) and it’s built on the HP FlexNetwork architecture and reduces the time to deploy cloud applications from weeks to minutes. In this session we’ll examine the need for Software Define Networks and examine how they can work to deliver dramatic and quickly realized benefits. We’ll share how: Virtual Application Networks use preconfigured templates to characterize the network resources required to deliver an application to users. These templates enable consistent, reliable and repeatable deployment of cloud applications in minutes. An end-to-end control plane virtualizes the network and enables programming of the physical devices to create multitenant, on-demand, topology and device-independent provisioning. The templates automate orchestration based on policy for fast application deployment and the network dynamically adapts if the workload moves because the network policy follows the application.
Speaker: Dobias Van Ingen EMEA HPN Win Team lead and EMA HPN Strategist for HP's Networking division. In this role he is technically responsible for the solutions HP Networking offers. Because of his extensive knowledge in network technology, he is part of the Advanced Technology Group. His role within this group is monitoring EMEA network industry current and future requirements. Therefore he is closely involved in developing new HP Networking solutions. In his 12 years career for former HP / Digtal / Compaq, Dobias exercised various functions. Including technical engineer for Unix, technical consultant for the implementation of Datacenter Networks and Network architect for the design of network infrastructures for major national and international organizations. Dobias has studied Computer Science and has various industry certifications.
Why does CERN have so much data? Probing the details of the universe require extremely complex and precise detectors, and searching for very rare processes requires a huge statistical sample. This results in huge data samples – typically the experiments at CERN now generate about 3 Petabytes per week of data which must be managed for more than 20 years, processed, analyzed and refined, as physicists make more and more detailed investigations of this data. Thus High Energy Physics (HEP) has "big data" (today we have ~ 60 PB) but our analysis problem does not easily fit the well known models of data mining of other "big data" known in the commercial world. In this talk I will describe how CERN has built a distributed computing system (the Grid) to manage this data, and how we expect this to evolve in the future, as the expectation is that there will be significant increases in data rates in the coming years.
Dr. Ian Bird is currently the CERN Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid Project Leader, and also has responsibility in the CERN IT Department for all Physics Computing activities. He joined CERN in 2002 to participate in the LCG project to set up and deploy the worldwide grid in support of LHC computing. Prior to joining CERN he spent 6 years at Jefferson Lab in Virginia, USA, where he was head of the computing group and responsible for all aspects of computing for the laboratory. His background and Ph.D. are in particle physics, and he has many years experience in software and computing for High Energy Physics experiments as well as in data analysis. Current research interests are in the areas of applying modern technologies to the management of distributed computing and distributed multi-petabyte scale data volumes for particle physics.
The goal of this workshop, distributed in 4 blocks of 2 hours each, is to introduce the IPv4 address exhaustion problem, the introduction to IPv6 and transition mechanisms, transition problems, and will include hands-on in the aspects indicated. The workshop is meant for participants without IPv4 knowledge (first block), as well as engineers with IPv4 knowledge, software developers and even decision makers in all type of networks (first block).
The preliminary agenda for this workshop is: (first block) The IPv4 exhaustion and the consequences and IPv6 basics; (second block) Advanced IPv6; (third block) IPv6 hands-on with hosts; (fourth block): Transition mechanisms. Transition hands-on.
Speaker: Jordi Palet has been working in computers, networking and telecomm business during the last 30 years. He actually is working as CEO / CTO at Consulintel, Madrid. He has been involved in the IPv6 Forum, as chair of the Education & Awareness Working Group, since the Forum foundation, and as member of the Tech Directorate. Jordi is also a member of the IPv6 Logo Committee, responsible for the "IPv6 Ready" Program. He is an active member of the European IPv6 Task Force, Spanish IPv6 Task Force, and the IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee. He is also cooperating in several European and world-wide IPv6 Task Forces and similar bodies. He was member of the Steering Committee at @asLAN, during several years, and then elected Vice-President and President. Jordi has been involved in many R&D projects and was the designer of Euro6IX, main responsible of the proposal preparation and further negotiation with the European Commision, and indeed is the Scientific Project Coordinator. He is also heavily involved in other EC IST projects, including 6POWER (where is also the Scientific Coordinator), 6QM, Eurov6, IPv6 TF-SC, 6LINK, 6DEPLOY, GEN6 and the IPv6 Cluster, among others. In the last years, he has been involved in IPv6 standardization at the IETF, as well as other related organizations such as ICANN/IANA, ISOC and IGF, and also developing policies and trainings about IPv6 in all the RIRs (AfriNIC, APNIC, ARIN, APNIC, LACNIC and RIPE NCC).
We are at the dawn of the XXI century. Our lives have changed. New technologies have allowed us conceive communications, business and entertainment in a different way. Possibilities are infinite. The Internet has made the world an easier and better place. But, with that, there are challenges we must defeat.
If the Internet is the tool we wish to use to develop our constantly evolving society then we need to work together now to ensure its security. Mobile and online technology today is utilized extensively by our children; what are we subjecting them to and what can we do to improve it?
In order to make a safer world for our children, free from potential predators, we need to work together to create a safer online future for them. Alia2 foundation brings together stakeholders. If we want to make the internet safe then it is you that needs to help as you are the parents that need to protect our children…
We need millions of eyes to review all the on-line content, and if something is wrong you need to be able to report it to our hotline so that we can act. We need people like you because you are the reference when someone needs information about the internet. We need people who want to change the world, a new virtual world. Where we all work to make it a safe place for future generations.
So let´s work together and develop the tools and mindset of protecting our children, and their children. Please, help us to make a safer internet for our children and future generations. To achieve this we need to train the next generation how to make the most of technology, creating tools that monitor the Internet and train them to be the Guardians of this new world. We must be a united voice for business, politics and society. We must work together in this new world that we are all part of.
Andreu Veá, (WIWIW.org, Founder and Director), is a well known internet pioneer and entrepreneur in Spain. He founded the 4th ISP (in 1994) and later on leaded the internet strategy of Retevision-Auna the second Spanish national telco-carrier which opened the monopoly (hold by Telefonica until that moment 1998). He was involved in launching their ISP, the revolutionary Free Access and the Flat Rate, which doubled the market in less than a year. He is a Telecom Engineer, Electronic Engineer, and holds the first Ph.D. dissertation thesis (2002) focused on the Internet. Which got the attention of Vint Cerf (father of the internet) who encouraged him to follow his research at Stanford (2003). Since then he has been an Invited Scholar at this University and has focused his research on finding internet pioneers around the world. This program has been internationally awarded by ISOC (the Internet Society) which is since 2007 supporting its efforts. Dr Veà has contributed or founded many internet related organizations (www.espanix.net, www.catnix.net, www.galnix.net, www.isoc-es.org) and has been part of multiple steering committees as the Internet Global Congress or in ISOC. Nowadays he is also International Relations and Networking Director, at La Salle Innovation Park in Spain, leads an original estrategy to deploy fiber networks in small municipalities. And has been elected eminent expert representing Spain at the WSA World Summit Awards (UNESCO). He also serves as President of the Board at ISOC-ES, and seats in three other private company boards.