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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

Press Release: The 7th Annual North American IPv6 Summit Welcomes Infoblox as Their Premier Sponsor

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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Contact: Teri Kachur, Marketing Specialist, 214-460-2295 Teri@RMv6TF.org

 The 7th Annual North American IPv6 Summit Welcomes Infoblox as Their Premier Sponsor

Denver, CO – July 8, 2014 – The 7th Annual North American IPv6 Technology Summit welcomes Infoblox as the premier sponsor. The theme of this year’s summit is Putting IPv6 to Work.

Infoblox delivers appliance-based solutions for secure, business-critical DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI) and Network Automation. Over 7,300 global enterprises and service providers use Infoblox to control their networks.

“Organizations are finally ready to move IPv6 into large-scale deployments after years of testing and pilot projects,” said Cricket Liu, Chief Infrastructure Officer at Infoblox. “The North American IPv6 Technology Summit is one of the best places for IT networking professionals to learn how to make the jump from IPv6 as a theory to putting IPv6 to work.”

As the premier sponsor, Infoblox will be hosting the Keynote Speaker, Tom Coffeen, an industry expert at Infoblox, IPv6 evangelist and 17-year veteran of production internetwork design, deployment, administration, and management, as well as the author of “IPv6 Address Planning,” just published by O’Reilly.

“Infoblox has been a strong supporter of our event for the past few years,” states Ognian Mitev, Chairman of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force and host of the Summit. “They bring a wealth of experience and products to the networking community that serves as the foundation for successful deployments.”

In the past, the goal of the Summit has been to educate and provide outreach to help companies deploy IPv6. This year, the emphasis will focus on successful large-scale projects deployed over IPv6 which address the power of the network and simplifying networking deployments, focusing on strong IPAM solutions and ironclad DNS and DHCP services, like those enabled by Infoblox.

In addition to the keynote speaker, industry professionals will present case studies and best practices on implementing IPv6 in business networks with a focus on transitioning to single-stack IPv6. Security and addressing will also be covered, providing attendees with additional tools for IPv6 deployment. A new track this year will touch on Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NfV). These new paradigms have generated significant interest in the networking world.

The North American Summit will be held on September 24-25 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado. A 2-day conference pass is $300 through August 15, with Student Pricing at $75.

In addition to the Summit, optional Training Sessions will be offered, for an additional fee, on September 23, featuring three sessions: Introduction to IPv6, Advanced IPv6, and a hands-on tutorial to Build Your Own IPv6 Lab.

A new feature to the 2014 event is a Virtual Trade Show. Registrants have the option to attend the event in person, or sign up for the Virtual Event with live streaming of speakers, plus access to sponsors.

To register for the event, and for all the details, please visit the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force website at http://www.rmv6tf.org

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Ops Face the Era of Hybrid IPv4/IPv6 Networks

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

It is impossible to identify precisely what the next steps are for the industry on IPv6 deployment because, naturally, each operator is in a different stage of its evolution, each faces a different situation in its systems, and each has its own unique priorities and goals. There are, though, general comments that can be made on the decisions that operators will face as they come closer to implementing the new addressing scheme. The first step is to recognize that the highest level decision – the agreement that dual stack approaches in which IPv4 and IPv6 run in parallel – probably was the most important. What comes next is a set of more granular and, collectively, equally vital choices on how to actually deploy this necessary new technique. The first realization that operators must make is that though the new kid on the block is IPv6, the world of IPv4 will march on well into the future. Indeed, the true end of the older addressing scheme is not in sight. The decision in the short- and medium-term is not how IPv6 will replace IPv4. It is how the two will work together in a way that the newer technique gradually supersedes the older one. “A big thing to remember is that there are two pieces that get conflated at times …. One of them is IPv6 and the other is how to keep IPv4 alive until we don’t need it, which is a long way off,” said Chris Grundemann,CableLabs’ architect for IP networks. It may seem odd to be worrying about IPv4 just as IPv6′s profile on the landscape grows. But that is the case. Operators, insiders say, must take care in measuring the IPv4 addresses supply they have against the expected need. If they seem to be falling short, plans must be set for obtaining more, perhaps even on the open market. The survivalist tendencies of IPv4 lead to a couple of other decisions. Grundemann said operators need to think about how they are going to gradually shift device management functionality to IPv6. As the IPv4 pool of devices shrinks, he said, more and more of the vital oversight tasks can be assigned to the IPv6 management platform. This gradual transition frees IPv4 addresses that formerly were devoted to management tasks. Ironically, one of the techniques that service providers of all stripes use to stretch the IPv4 soup – network address translation (NAT) – still has a big role even after the rollout of IPv6, said John Brzozowski, the chief architect for IPv6 and distinguished engineer for Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA). NAT, he said, will remain a primary player in its role of using a single IPv4 address to link to the devices in the home that are not IPv6-capable. Another concern is that the availability of proper hardware and software once these decisions are made. Keven Adams, the director of CMTS product management for ARRIS (NASDAQ:ARRS), agreed that there are a great many architectural decisions to be made as the industry navigates the trip from IPv4 to a hybrid IPv6/v4 and, ultimately, a pure IPv6 network. He added that operators must make sure that their vendors offer products that support the path that they have chosen and that that support extends beyond betas into the actual available products. Mediating between IPv4 and IPv6 and managing the transition is not the only issue that cable operators need to think about. Nominum, a company that focuses on IP addressing mechanics such as domain name system (DNS) and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP), sees a challenge ahead for cable operators. In the IPv4 world, said Craig Sprosts, it is possible to amass information about every address the operator controls. This highly automated process can be used to create white lists and black lists and otherwise be used to manage how different end points are treated. For instance, a spammer could be identified by the IPv4 address. With IPv6, there are so many addresses that this approach simply won’t work, Sprosts said. New approaches – such as dynamic naming that Nominum offers – are necessary. The higher level point simply is that the number of IPv6 addresses is so much greater than IPv4 that fundamentally new approaches are necessary, at least in some cases. All of these issues must be worked through in a landscape in which the two other major stakeholders – content creators and consumer electronic equipment manufacturers – are outside the direct control of cable operators and are in various stages of readiness. That is a key issue, said Grundemann. “If I am an operator rolling out new services, I have to check if it is available in IPv6. If it is, I don’t have to turn up any IPv4 addresses.” The bottom line is that the industry has a gone a long way down the road toward IPv6 implementation. Clearly, however, there are significant twists and turns ahead. Carl Weinschenk is the Senior Editor of Broadband Technology Report. Reach him at carl@btreport.net. http://btreport.net/2013/04/ops-face-the-era-of-hybrid-ipv4ipv6-networks/

Internet Society Colorado Chapter and Task Force join to advance IPv6

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

DENVER – The Internet Society Colorado Chapter and the Rocky Mountain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Task Force have joined to advance deployment of IPv6 by organizing INET Denver, which is co-locating with the 2013 North American IPv6 Summit in Denver on April 17-19.

United in the goal of preserving the growth and development of the global Internet, the Internet Society and the RMv6TF said they will leverage both events in Denver to spread awareness and educate the industry on the importance of adopting IPv6.

“As IPv4 is running out of IP addresses to support the explosive number of devices connecting to the Internet, it is critical that the world embrace IPv6 as the new normal,” said Scott Hogg, RMv6TF chair emeritus.

“IPv6, unlike its predecessor IPv4, essentially has an unlimited number of IP addresses available, so businesses across the globe can continue to use the Internet as a primary vehicle for collaboration, commerce and innovation.”

“INET Denver: IPv4 Exhaustion and the Path to IPv6” will bring together top industry experts with professionals in the networking field to discuss the depletion of IPv4 in the market and the TCO of IPv6.

For more information, visit www.internetsociety.org or www.RMv6TF.org.

http://innovationews.com/innovation-news-releases/internet-society-colorado-chapter-and-task-force-join-to-advance-adoption-of-ipv6/

Press Release: IPv6 Adoption Critical for the Preservation and Growth of the Internet

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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April 9, 2013

 

IPv6 Adoption Critical for the Preservation and Growth of the Internet

The Internet Society and the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force unify events in Denver to increase IPv6 adoption rate

(DENVER) – The number of available Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses is declining rapidly and will soon leave businesses and individuals worldwide who have not yet adopted the new IPv6 protocol with limited options for connecting new devices to the global Internet.

To help ensure this does not happen, the Internet Society Colorado Chapter and the Rocky Mountain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Task Force (RMv6TF) have joined forces to advance deployment of IPv6. On April 17, 2013, the Internet Society-organized INET Denver will co-locate with the 2013 North American IPv6 Summit in Denver, Colorado, creating the largest IPv6-focused event in North America this year.

United in the goal to preserve the growth and development of the global Internet, the world’s largest platform of global communication and commerce, the Internet Society and the RMv6TF will leverage both events in Denver to spread awareness and educate the industry on the importance of the adoption of IPv6.

 

“As IPv4 is rapidly running out of IP addresses to support the explosive number of devices connecting to the Internet, it is critical that the world embrace IPv6 as the new normal,” said Scott Hogg, Chair-Emeritus, RMv6T. “IPv6, unlike its predecessor IPv4, essentially has an unlimited number of IP addresses available, so businesses across the globe can continue to use the Internet as a primary vehicle for collaboration, commerce, and innovation.”

 

INET Denver: IPv4 Exhaustion and the Path to IPv6 brings together top industry experts with professionals in the networking field to discuss the depletion of IPv4 in the market and the TCO of IPv6. A compelling variety of sessions and panels will give industry professionals a chance to understand why the time to move to IPv6 is now. Speakers at INET Denver feature a wide range of organizations successfully deploying IPv6, including Richard Jimmerson, Director of the Internet Society’s Deploy360 Programme, which provides real-world deployment information for key Internet technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC.

 

Remarking on the importance of deploying new technologies such as IPv6, Jimmerson said, “In the last 15 years, the Internet has completely changed the way the world conducts business. Nothing is more important to your business continuity than paying attention to changes in the core Internet protocols.”

 

Discounted registration is available to INET Denver for Internet Society members and the entire event will be streamed live for those unable to attend in person. For registration and more information, see: http://www.internetsociety.org/events/inet-denver.

 

To further the education and awareness gained from INET Denver, the North American IPv6 Summit will continue the momentum with two days of discussions, panels, and workshops, giving network professionals the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on what it takes to transition to IPv6. Discussions will include hot topics around BYOD, the Do’s and Don’ts of IPv6 Transitions, Enterprise Deployments and overall best practices, with powerful keynotes from Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum and Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf.

 

Additionally, the conference will also host a full day of pre-conference tutorials at a small additional fee for attendees looking for training and development on IPv6. An Introduction course, Security Course, and Advanced training class are offered.  Registration for tutorials is open and will take place on April 17, 2013.

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone. For more information, see: http://www.internetsociety.org

 

About The Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force

Dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF) works to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. As a sub-chapter of the North American IPv6 Task Force, the organization primarily hosts local IPv6-focused events to promote the use of IPv6 within the Rocky Mountain region. The RMv6TF is a non-profit/tax-exempt organization 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.

 

 

The North American 2012 IPv6 Summit supported by the Colorado ISOC

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

internetsocietyBy OGNIAN MITEV on 27 JANUARY, 2012

The  ISOC is sponsoring the  2012 Summit. The conference will be held April 9-11, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt  . IPv6 networking professionals from all over the world will be attending. This will be the largest IPv6 conference in  in 2012.

The Colorado ISOC leadership team (Chris Grundemann (Chair), (Vice Chair), Karen Mulberry (Secretary), and Ognian  (Treasurer)) and other members are actively involved in the event planning and coordination.

The first day of the event will be optional pre-. Chris Grundemann will be one of the instructors teaching the IPv6 fundamentals class. Advanced IPv6 class will be also available.

The second day will contain a single track. These sessions will be the keynote presentations from the IPv6 industry leaders who will share their knowledge and experience on IPv6 deployments.

The third day will have multiple simultaneous tracks running on a variety of topics:

  • IPv6 Addressing, DNS, DHCPv6, IP Address Management
  • Service Provider and Enterprise  scenarios
  • New  on IPv6
  • IPv6 in machine-to-machine and sensor networks
  • IPv6 deployments for mobile communications
  • Lightning talks from IPv6 experts

At the event, the Colorado ISOC will have a booth. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the ISOC initiatives, share ideas, ask questions, or just connect with existing members.

The Colorado ISOC is excited to participate in the promotion of IPv6 and to work on educating the community on IPv6 and its benefits.

IPv6 Summit in Denver Prepares Industry for Transition

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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January 30, 2013

Next Generation Internet Protocol Critical

for Future Economic Growth

 

IPv6 Summit in Denver Prepares Industry for Transition

(DENVER) – The Rocky Mountain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Task Force (RMv6TF), in conjunction with Regional North America IPv6 Task Forces, announced it will host the 2013 North American IPv6 Summit technology conference for the sixth year in a row on April 17-19, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado.

The largest IPv6 conference in North America this year, the summit will host more than 500 IPv6 networking professionals including technology leaders, systems architects, engineers and researchers. This career-enhancing event will help attendees master the transition to IPv6, offer IPv6 certification, and ensure network professionals stay relevant and ahead of the curve in their profession through the next 10 years. The educational event includes an optional pre-conference tutorial session and a 2-day general session on IPv6 related topics.

“With the ever-growing number of devices connected to the Internet, the transition to IPv6 is critical. The Internet’s continued growth and need for more IP addresses ensures us that IPv6 is the key to the continued economic growth,” said Scott Hogg, Chair-Emeritus, RMv6TF

“The speaker lineup includes a diverse number of presentations and demonstrations from IPv6 professionals and exhibitors with practical information and real experience. Students are encouraged to submit an abstract based on forward-thinking research and development that showcases current and future IPv6 topics no later than March 1, 2013. One submission will be selected by a panel of IPv6 experts and invited to attend the conference and present their research to colleagues and leaders in the industry. Additionally, the selected speaker will receive a stipend from RMv6TF.”

Registration for the conference is open and early bird rates apply through the end of February.

About The Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force

Dedicated to the advancement and adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force (RMv6TF) works to educate the community on IPv6 and its benefits. As a sub-chapter of the North American IPv6 Task Force, the organization primarily hosts local IPv6-focused events to promote the use of IPv6 within the Rocky Mountain region. The RMv6TF is a non-profit/tax-exempt organization 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.

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