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North American IPv6 Summit to Honor Global Service Providers for IPv6 Adoption

Friday, April 7th, 2017

DENVER, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The collective North American IPv6 Task Forces will be honoring 12 organizations for the highest IPv6 adoption rates at the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit (REGISTER) to be held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26. Each global service provider organization has achieved connecting 20% or more of their subscribers using the IPv6 protocol.

“These organizations that we will honor at the 2017 IPv6 North American Summit are leaders in adopting IPv6 technology and enabling their subscribers to take advantage of IPv6’s benefits,” said Scott Hogg, Chairman, Emeritus, RMv6TF. “They recognize the importance of providing native IPv6 Internet connectivity for their customers and have taken crucial steps to implement IPv6 across their networks.”

By implementing IPv6, providers can retain universal connectivity for their clients, users, subscribers, business partners, and suppliers.  The implementation of IPv6 enables trillions of new Internet addresses needed to support connectivity for a huge range of smart devices such as phones, household appliances, and vehicles.  IPv6 also brings enhanced quality of service that is required for several new applications such as IP telephony, video/audio, interactive games or ecommerce.

The following companies will be honored at the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit at LinkedIn headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA, on April 25:

  • AT&T
  • Charter
  • Comcast
  • Cox Communications
  • Google Fiber
  • Hughes Net
  • Midco
  • Rogers (Canada)
  • Sprint
  • TELUS (Canada)
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon

The IPv6 2017 Summit is being held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26.  The two-day event, designed to educate network professionals on the current state of IPv6 adoption, will feature a variety of speakers from leading organizations, including LinkedIn, ARIN, Microsoft, Cisco, Comcast, and others.

About The IPv6 Task Forces

Dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Rocky Mountain, California, Texas and Mexico IPv6 Task Forces work to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. As sub-chapters of the North American IPv6 Task Force, these organizations primarily host local IPv6-focused events to promote the use of IPv6 within the North American region. These groups are non-profit/tax-exempt organizations that industry and government can look to for guidance on IPv6 transition information and advice about best practices and solutions involving IPv6. For more information, visit www.RMv6TF.org, www.CAv6TF.org, www.TXv6TF.org, and www.IPv6forum.com.mx .

To attend the conference, register here: REGISTER

Contact: Scott Hogg, Chairman, Emeritus, Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force

Phone: 303-949-4865

Email: scott@rmv6tf.org

Tony Scott to Speak at 2017 North American IPv6 Summit

Friday, April 7th, 2017

Former CIO of the United States to Address IT Modernization – A Path Forward Leveraging IPv6

DENVER, April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The collective North American IPv6 Task Forces announced that Tony Scott, former Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States under President Barack Obama, will speak at this year’s North American IPv6 Summit to be held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26.

Scott, who currently leads The TonyScottGroup, will address IT Modernization – A Path Forward Leveraging IPv6.

Tony Scott was instrumental in the acceleration of IPv6 adoption by Federal government agencies that have been instituting standard implementation methodologies and quarterly progress updates,” said John Lee, CTO of Internet Associates, sponsor of Scott’s speech. “Tony Scott’s speech at this year’s North American IPv6 Summit should not be missed.  It is a great opportunity for network professionals to hear one of the foremost pioneers in cybersecurity and cloud computing.”

Spanning decades, Tony Scott’s career has found him responsible for groundbreaking information technology developments at global companies. At Marriott, he developed microcomputer based forecasting, labor management and scheduling tools, and later went on to hold executive roles at Sun Microsystems, Price Waterhouse, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. As  Chief Information Officer managing corporate-wide IT at The Walt Disney Company, his major accomplishments included upgrading the company’s infrastructure, development of enterprise-wide risk management and cybersecurity functions, and insuring company-wide compliance with regulatory and risk issues, including PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley.

Later, as the CIO of Microsoft, Scott was responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology organization, including Microsoft.com and partner-facing websites. He managed internal business application development and support, infrastructure management, IT service delivery, operations risk management for the company, cybersecurity, and technology support for field services.  In 2013, Scott joined VMware in Palo Alto California, and was responsible for Global IT, Real Estate and Workplace functions, and Security.

In 2015, Scott was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the third Federal Chief Information Officer of the United States. During his tenure, he improved federal cybersecurity, initiating a 30-day Cybersecurity Sprint and leading the government response to a series of cyber intrusions, eventually successfully launching the President’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan.

Today, the TonyScottGroup offers cutting-edge enterprise strategy, advisory services, emerging technology evaluation, and governance assessment in cybersecurity, cloud services, and overall technology management to a variety of organizations.

The IPv6 2017 Summit is being held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA, April 25-26.  The two-day event, designed to educate network professionals on the current state of IPv6 adoption, will feature a variety of speakers from leading organizations, including LinkedIn, ARIN, Google Fiber, Microsoft, Cisco, Comcast, and others.

About The IPv6 Task Forces

Dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Rocky Mountain, California, Texas and Mexico IPv6 Task Forces work to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. As sub-chapters of the North American IPv6 Task Force, these organizations primarily host local IPv6-focused events to promote the use of IPv6 within the North American region. These groups are non-profit/tax-exempt organizations that industry and government can look to for guidance on IPv6 transition information and advice about best practices and solutions involving IPv6. For more information, visit www.RMv6TF.org, www.CAv6TF.org, www.TXv6TF.org, and www.IPv6forum.com.mx .

To attend the conference, register here: REGISTER

Contact:

Scott Hogg
Chairman, Emeritus, Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force
Phone: 303-949-4865
Email: scott@rmv6tf.org

Press Release: 2017 North American IPv6 Summit

Friday, March 17th, 2017

2017 North American IPv6 Summit to Be Held at LinkedIn Headquarters, Sunnyvale, CA

DENVER, March 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The collective North American IPv6 Task Forces announced the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit will be held at LinkedIn headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA.  The two-day event (April 25-26), designed to educate network professionals on the current state of IPv6 adoption, will feature a variety of speakers from leading organizations, including LinkedIn, ARIN, Google Fiber, Microsoft, Cisco, Comcast, and others.

Keynote speakers John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and Franck Martin, LinkedIn Senior Staff Engineer, Systems, and Chair of the LinkedIn IPv6 inside the Data Center Working Group, will address the technology leaders, system architects, technical engineers, and researchers expected to attend.

John Curran is the President and CEO of ARIN, where he leads the organization in its mission of managing the distribution of Internet number resources. His past Internet industry experience includes serving as CTO and COO for ServerVault, which provides highly secure, fully managed infrastructure solutions for sensitive federal government and commercial applications.  Prior to this, he was CTO for XO Communications—where he was integral in leading the organization’s technical initiatives, network architecture, and design of leading-edge capabilities built into the company’s nationwide network—as well as CTO for BBN/GTE Internetworking, where he was responsible for the organization’s strategic technology direction.

Franck Martin has been postmaster at LinkedIn from 2011 till 2017. He spent nearly 20 years in Fiji where he worked extensively with 20 or so Pacific Island countries. He was trustee at the Internet Society 2006-2009, members of the Pacific Islands and San Francisco Chapters. He has deployed a few ISPs in Tuvalu, Fiji and Samoa as well as established two ccTLDs dot KI (Kiribati) and dot NR (Nauru). He has worked on the DMARC.org specification, deployed it at LinkedIn, and he is promoting email authentication technologies and policies. He is currently working towards building an IPv6-only data center at LinkedIn. He is also active in the alternative electronic music scene in San Francisco. He has released several electronica albums under his name.

This event is being coordinated by the Rocky Mountain, California, Texas, and Mexico IPv6 Task Force groups.  “We are very excited to be able to host the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit at LinkedIn’s headquarters in Sunnyvale. The Summit is a great opportunity for network professionals to learn about the latest advancements and uses of IPv6. We’ve seen explosive growth in the adoption of IPv6 and we are going to celebrate the accomplishments of those adopting organizations and allow them to share best practices and success stories,” said Scott Hogg, Chair Emeritus, RMv6TF.

The IPv6 North American Summit, first held in 2007, will cover such topics as exemplary IPv6 adoption, best practices in IPv6 deployment, methods for driving increased usage of IPv6, current IPv6 adoption trends, and future IPv6 growth projections. Awards will be presented to the top 10 North American service providers who achieved connecting over 20% of their subscribers with IPv6.

Attendees will take part in a two-day single-track session, starting each day with a 9:00 a.m. keynote address followed by presentations until 5:00p.m. Lunch is included, as is morning coffee and afternoon refreshments.  Attendees also receive a custom t-shirt.

About The IPv6 Task Forces

Dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Rocky Mountain, California, Texas and Mexico IPv6 Task Forces work to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. As sub-chapters of the North American IPv6 Task Force, these organizations primarily host local IPv6-focused events to promote the use of IPv6 within the North American region. These groups are non-profit/tax-exempt organizations that industry and government can look to for guidance on IPv6 transition information and advice about best practices and solutions involving IPv6. For more information, visit www.RMv6TF.org, www.CAv6TF.org, www.TXv6TF.org, and www.IPv6forum.com.mx .

About ARIN

ARIN is the nonprofit corporation that manages the distribution of Internet number resources – IPv4, IPv6, and ASNs – in its service region, which includes Canada, many Caribbean and North Atlantic islands, and the United States. With no more IPv4 addresses remaining in the free pool, ARIN encourages all organizations with a digital presence to deploy IPv6 to make sure they are reachable across the whole Internet not just the old Internet.  More information on IPv6 adoption is available at http://teamarin.net/get6/ and https://www.arin.net

To attend the conference, register here: REGISTER

Contact: Scott Hogg, Chairman Emeritus, Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force
Phone: 303-949-4865
Email: scott@rmv6tf.org

Registration Open for the 2017 NA IPv6 Summit!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
RMv6TFLogoRegistration is open for the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit! This event is designed to educate you about IPv6 and the current state of IPv6 adoption. IPv6 networking professionals ranging from technology leaders, system architects, technical engineers, and researchers attend this 2-day event.

Register here! 

Sponsored by the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Taskforce, the California IPv6 Taskforce, and LinkedIn, the 2017 IPv6 Summit takes place on April 25-26, 2017 at LinkedIn Headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA. This year’s event will focus on the accomplishments been made in recent years that have driven the accelerating growth in IPv6 Internet traffic, and discuss remaining challenges. The event will celebrate the hard work performed by broadband service providers, mobile carriers, online content providers, content distribution networks, equipment manufacturers, operating system manufacturers, and numerous others.
  • Two-day single track session on IPv6
  • Registration & coffee daily from 8:00 am – 9:00 am.
  • Keynote Speaker on April 25 – John Curran, ARIN
  • Keynote Speaker on April 26 – Zaid Ali Khan, LinkedIn
  • Free parking in LinkedIn 4-story parking garage
  • Meals: Morning coffee, Full lunch, afternoon snacks
  • Attendees receive a custom t-shirt
  • $200 Registration Fee
2017 Topics
  • Examples of exemplary IPv6 adoption
  • IPv6 deployment best practices and promotion of IPv6 adoption
  • Methods that have driven increased usage of IPv6
  • Current IPv6 adoption trends and future projections of IPv6 growth
  • Tasks remaining for the IPv6 community, challenges for IPv6, next steps
  • Furthering IPv6 deployment in enterprise networks
  • Examples of how IPv6-only environments are being used

Questions? Contact Scott Hogg at scott@rmv6tf.org.

ARIN 39 in New Orleans, LA April 2-5, 2017

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
AprApr
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ARINARIN 39 in New Orleans, LA

Registration is now open for the ARIN 39 Public Policy and Members Meeting, which will take place 2-5 April 2017 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana. ARIN holds open, biannual Public Policy and Members Meetings where attendees gather to discuss draft Internet number resource policies, network with colleagues, and attend workshops and tutorials.

For hotel details, travel information, and more, visit: https://www.arin.net/ARIN39 . Meeting registration is free when completed in advance of the meeting date.

 

 

ARIN on the Road in Little Rock, AR

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Mar
7

ARINAttend ARIN on the Road in Little Rock, AR.

You are invited to attend a free one-day ARIN on the Road Event on 7 March in Little Rock.

The meeting takes place in the Capital Hilton, starting at 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM CST; Registration and Continental Breakfast at 9:00 AM CST.Topics include Life After IPv4, DNSSEC, Resource Certification, and IPv6. Registration is required and details are available at: https://www.arin.net/littlerock.

2017 North American IPv6 Summit

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
AprApr
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RMv6TFLogoPlanning is underway for the 2017 North American IPv6 Summit event, scheduled for April 25-26, 2017 in Sunnyvale, California. This year’s event will be held at LinkedIn’s Headquarters, located at 605 W Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085. 

This  2-day event will focus on the accomplishments made in recent years which have driven the accelerating growth in IPv6 Internet traffic. We will also acknowledge and celebrate the hard work performed by broadband service providers, mobile carriers, online content providers, content distribution networks, equipment manufacturers, operating system manufacturers, and numerous others.

Registration is live. Fee’s are $200 per person.

Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!

NANOG 66 in San Diego, CA

Friday, November 6th, 2015
Feb ’16Feb
810

NANOG is traveling to San Diego, California for NANOG 66!  We will be gathering at the Sheraton Resort. San Diego is California’s second largest city and is known for its charming neiborhoods, communities, 70 miles of pristine beaches and world-class famiy attractions.

NANOG 66 takes place on February 8th-10th, 2016 and will offer a great opportunity to network with colleagues, freshen-up skills, learn advanced networking techniques, and discover new network applications. NANOG 66 will be hosted by Console by IIX!

Register here for Nanog 66.

NANOG On The Road comes to St. Louis, MO!

Friday, November 6th, 2015
Nov ’15
17
8:30 am

You are invited to attend NANOG On The Road in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015!  They are meeting at the Crowne Plaza Downtown beginning at 8:30am Central with registration.

NANOG sits at the junction of Internet infrastructure and network operations in North America, sharing a rich cooperative history with the operator community representing a large stakeholder group who work to keep the Internet working through network operations.

There is no fee to attend, but registration is required.  Presentation topics will include a variety of tutorials and local content related to network operations. Registration opens at 8:30am, the program begins at 9:00am, and an evening reception for networking with peers will take place from 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

CEA IPv6 PlugFest 2015

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

CEA IPv6 PlugFest 2015
IPv6 Interoperability Testing
April 20-22, 2015
Atlanta, GA

CEA and major U.S. carriers are organizing an IPv6 interoperability test event for CE product teams, to advance the state of IPv6 support across the consumer electronics ecosystem and the Internet of Things.  Participants will have the opportunity to test dual-stack/IPv6 capable hosts and routers, devices and applications, with the carriers, carrier-supplied routers and IP formats that are widely deployed to millions of broadband consumers today.

Further, developers will have the opportunity to test their implementation to ensure they are compliant with the recently published CEA IPv6 device profiles standard, ANSI/CE2048, Host and Router Profiles for IPv6 (for more info on ANSI/CEA-2048, see bit.ly/1vnkvCT )

Bring your dual-stack (v4/v6) or v6-enabled host or router; software or hardware; product, prototype or test board to Atlanta in April and test dual-stack/IPv6 connectivity with some of the biggest names in home and mobile broadband:

       AT&T
       Comcast
Verizon

and stay tuned for further announcements!

This is a rare opportunity to replicate the consumer home environment for modern broadband connections, and to test in a safe and private fashion.  All results are confidential to the participating company.

For information and to register, go to: https://cea-2015-ipv6-plugfest.eventbrite.com/

Questions?  Please contact: Mike Bergman at mbergman@CE.org