2009 Speakers & Presentations :: Rocky Mountain IPv6 Taskforce

2009 Speakers & Presentations

Day 1 – April 21, 2009

9:00 – 9:30 –  IPv6 Introduction and Drivers

Scott Hogg, Director of Advanced Technology Services, GTRI

Scott Hogg has been a network computing consultant for over 18 years. Scott provides network engineering, security consulting, and training services to his clients, focusing on creating reliable, high-performance, secure, manageable, and cost effective network solutions. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, along with his CCIE (#5133), CISSP (#4610), among many other vendor and industry certifications. Scott has designed, implemented, and troubleshot networks for many large enterprises, service providers, and government organizations. For the past 8 years Scott has been researching IPv6 technologies and recently has helped several Federal organizations with their IPv6 planning. Scott has written several whitepapers on IPv6 and has given numerous presentations and demonstrations of IPv6 technologies. He is also currently the Chair of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force. Scott is also the author of the book IPv6 Security: Protection measures for the next Internet Protocol.

9:30 – 10:30 – Introduction to the IPv6 Protocol Structure

John Spence, Director, Command Information

John Spence is a Director within Command Information’s Service Provider practice area. He has been active in the IPv6 community since 2004, and teaches and consults on all manner of IPv6 topics. He has held positions in engineering and IT operations for Northrop Grumman, TRW, IBM, Frank Russell Company, Zama Networks (IPv6 ISP), Washington Mutual, Native6 (IPv6 education and services), and now Command. John is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 11:45 – Transition-Mechanisms

Chuck Sellers, Senior Product Engineer, NTT America

Currently involved in the development of IPv6 products and services and presenting these new services at events such as: Department of Commerce/NTIA, MITRE’s IPv6 Industry Days, and regularly at the US IPv6 Summits for the past several years. Responsibilities include developing security products and services from conception to first article deployment with a focus on firewall and VPN technologies for a domestic and global market. He works on developing IPv6 products with a focus on implementing security in such products. Chuck has designed and developed Verio’s National firewall and VPN strategy during the early startup growth phases of Verio. Primary Author of NTT America’s Request for Comments on Deployment of Internet Protocol, Version 6 response in 2004 and NIST SP 500-267 Findings in 2007. Authored security articles and presented topics covering IPv6 Transition Mechanisms, ISP Security Best Practices, IPv6 A Security enhanced Network Protocol, and Revealing the Security Benefits of IPv6 at various venues including US IPv6 Summit and NAv6TF. He has performed several demonstrations involving IPv6 Multicast (Earthquake Demonstration) and m2m-x, and IPv6 remote controlled rover. Ten years prior experience as a Government contractor at Lockheed-Martin Information and Communications Systems working as a Systems Design and Integration engineer on ASAS, MILSTAR, and STS Communications programs.

11:45 – 12:45 – Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 – IPv6 Routing

Jeff Doyle, President, Jeff Doyle and Associates, Inc.

Vice President of Research, Synergy Research

IPv6 Forum Fellow

Specializing in IP routing protocols, MPLS, and IPv6, Jeff has designed or assisted in the design of large-scale IP service provider networks throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China. Jeff is the author of CCIE Professional Development: Routing TCP/IP, Volumes I and II; OSPF and IS-IS: Choosing an IGP for Large-Scale Networks; is an editor and contributing author of Juniper Networks Routers: The Complete Reference, and writes a regular blog for Network World. Jeff has presented numerous corporate seminars, and has spoken at NANOG, JANOG, APRICOT, IEEE/OWRA, QUESTnet, and IPv6 Forum conferences worldwide.

1:45 – 2:00 – Break

2:00 – 3:00 – Application Development

Carl Williams, Senior Consultant

IPv6 Forum Fellow

Mr. Williams’ career in networking and telecommunications spans several generations in the evolution of packet networking. As a senior engineer at Sun Microsystems for nearly 10 years, Carl lead the Solaris Mobile IPv6 projects and was one of the first engineers who began the Solaris IPv6 project in 1995. After which he lead the development of new technologies for mobile communications and IPv6 deployment with major Japanese and S. Korean telecommunication ISPs as well as Chinese networking vendors. He actively participates in Internet engineering standards at the IETF non-stop since 1995 to present. Carl is a co-founder of Piano Networks (vidder.com). He serves as IPv6 Forum Fellow and is a member of the California v6 Task Force Steering committee. He is a leader in the North American v6 Task Force and holds multiple patents in the area of network infrastructure. As a sought after industry expert, Carl has advised organizations ranging from major US telecommunication company to the US Department of Defense.

3:00 – 3:15 – Break

3:15 – 4:30 – IPv6 Security, Live Demonstration

Scott Hogg, Director of Advanced Technology Services, GTRI

Many international organizations already have IPv6 networks, the U.S. Federal organizations are working on their transitions to IPv6 and others are contemplating what IPv6 means to them. However, many organizations already have IPv6 running on their networks and they don’t even realize it. Many computer operating systems now default to running both IPv4 and IPv6 and it could cause security vulnerabilities if one is not prepared. IPv6 security vulnerabilities currently exist and as the popularity of the IPv6 protocol increases so do the number of threats. This talk surveys the threats against IPv6 networks and provides solutions on how to mitigate those. It covers the issues and the current practices for securing an IPv6 network. It covers many of the subjects covered in Scott Hogg’s book IPv6 Security.

 

Day 2 – April 22, 2009

9:00 – 9:15 – Event Kickoff and Opening Remarks – Scott Hogg

9:15 – 10:15 – Keynote: Thinking About the Inevitable

Stephen Oronte

Stephen has thirty years of business experience with early stage and fortune 500 organizations. Stephen Oronte is currently engaged with QinetiQ North America working on intelligent infrastructure including embedded devices and sensor systems. Prior to QinetiQ-NA Stephen was Chief Technology Officer at Command Information a leading next generation Internet technology company located in the Washington DC area.

At Command Information, Stephen managed the R&D lab and has built a leading next generation (IPv6) organization to help government and commercial organizations integrate Internet Protocol version Six (IPv6) into their operational models, network infrastructures and security strategies.

He is frequent speaker at conferences and a leading advocate of understanding how technology impacts business operating models and provides competitive advantage by improving capabilities, reducing costs and differentiating services. Stephen was formerly the Chief Executive Officer at Hexago a worldwide provider of IPv6 interoperability technology. The Pulver 100 recognized Hexago in 2004 as one of the top privately held communications companies.

This presentation will be focused on getting past the v4-v6 debate. I will take a brief historical view of how IT has evolved with the advent of the network and then a view of what has happened in networking and its impact on IT, ultimately I will address what may happen in the solutions world going forward with the next generation network protocol.

In the process I will draw from the past to discuss some fundamental changes in how applications will evolve going forward, how organizations should begin to view new solutions models for applications, and what kind of skill sets are going to be needed to thrive in a world where “everything” can be connected.

Additionally, I will reference the commonality of solutions in diverse markets including network-centric warfighter (NCW), intelligent transportation systems (ITS), assets-on-the-move, location based services, ubiquitous computing etc. and the fundamental role IPv6 has and will play in this IT paradigm.

The focus will on understanding and planning around advanced networking, and what organizations should be doing, near, mid and long term to prepare. How to connect where we are and where we are going and the role the network with more capabilities will play. Most important I will (try to) frame everything with an “opportunity” mindset.

10:15 – 10:30 – Morning Break

10:30 – 11:00 – IPv6 Deployment and Commercial Applications at NTT

Cody Christman, Director of Product Engineering, NTT Communications | NTT America

As director of product engineering, Cody Christman directs a team of senior engineers in designing products to meet strategic business objectives for the NTT Communications Global IP Network.

Christman is a published IPv6 and network security expert. He leads the North American engineering team on the development of managed security services, content delivery network products, Service Level Agreements, IPv6 access products, L2VPN services, DDoS Mitigation products, and backbone QoS research. Prior to working at NTT Communications, Christman held systems engineering positions with both American Management Systems and U S WEST Technologies.

Christman earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University, and a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Key Points: * Real world experiences in IPv6 transition and implementation * Experience in supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 * What it takes to successfully implement IPv6 * Real world security issues from multiple years of experience * Best practices from operator of world’s largest commercial Tier-1 IPv6 network

NTT America has fully upgraded its Tier-1 Global IP Network to run dual stack. Mr. Christman knows from real-world experience, both architecturally and operationally, what it takes to be successful in enhancing an existing network infrastructure to support both IPv6 and IPv4, and then how to leverage the benefits IPv6 brings to the network. During the presentation, he will share industry lessons learned and best practices for a company’s transition to IPv6 and beyond. He will also highlight real world, commercially available applications that leverage IPv6 multicast such and Hikari TV (IPTV over IPv6) and an Earthquake Early Warning System.

11:00 – 11:30 – Planning an IPv6 Rollout: Lessons from the Trenches

Jeff Doyle, President, Jeff Doyle and Associates, Inc.

Vice President of Research, Synergy Research

IPv6 Forum Fellow

In many respects an IPv6 implementation project is no different from any other new technology rollout. But in other ways, an IPv6 implementation project can be unique and surprisingly challenging. In this session Jeff Doyle shares practical experiences from a number of IPv6 deployment projects, to help you create a workable IPv6 plan.

11:30 – 12:00 – Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 Backbone and Services

Martin Levy, Director of IPv6 Strategy, Hurricane Electric

Martin Levy has been involved in the TCP/IP world since the publication of the first TCP/IP RFCs. Born and educated in England, Martin moved to the United States to work as a software developer at the prestigious Bell Labs. It was at Bell Labs that he ran their first TCP/IP network-enabled UNIX computers. After seven years in New Jersey, Martin moved to California and joined the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial life to continue his focus on networking software and systems. When the ISP industry started to take root in the early 1990s, it was natural for Martin to move into this industry. Since then, Martin has been building networks in California, the greater US, Europe, and Latin America. Since joining Hurricane Electric in early 2008, Martin has taken on the role of markedly expanding the Hurricane Electric IPv6 commercial offerings, including its expansion into Asia. Martin Levy is a regular speaker at various worldwide Internet-related conferences.

Hurricane Electric operates a wholesale IP backbone worldwide and various colocation datacenters in California. The company has been providing IPv6 Internet backbone services since 2001 and is now the leading IPv6 provider globally. This talk covers Hurricane Electric IPv6 backbone and the IPv6 traffic levels seen on its backbone.

12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 – Automated IPv6 Readiness Assessment and Migration Planning

Ashish Zalani, Senior Applications Engineer, OPNET Technologies

Ashish Zalani is a Senior Applications Engineer in the Pre-Sales Engineering group at OPNET Technologies, a leading provider of solutions for managing networks and applications. Mr. Zalani has been with OPNET since July 2000, and has previously held various positions in the R&D group as well as Post-Sales Engineering group at OPNET. He received a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Pandit Ravishankar University in Raipur, India, and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Migrating to IPv6 is a major network transition that requires considerable planning. Errors could result in costly network outages, security gaps, and application performance problems. A few of the questions that need to be addressed when developing a strategy are: • What is in my network today? Which parts need to be upgraded first? • Do existing network devices support IPv6? If not, can they be upgraded? • What migration strategy should be used for addressing, tunneling, etc? • How will existing legacy applications perform over IPv6? • Will network capacity be adequate to support migration to IPv6? • How will operational integrity and network security be ensured during the incremental migration?

During this presentation we present how to answer these questions using an automated and systematic approach to IPv6 readiness assessment and migration planning, leveraging a high-fidelity behavioral software model of the network based on operational data. This enables a quick and precise assessment of the current state of the network and automatically identifies any capability gaps based on built-in rules, verifying operating system version, routing, QoS, multicast, and security. Furthermore, advanced on-board analytics automatically generate designs to transition from IPv4 to IPv6 and understand the performance impact of deploying IPv6 and transition mechanisms. Such an automated approach to IPv6 migration enables network engineers and managers to accelerate their transition to IPv6, while controlling their costs and operational risks.

1:30 – 2:00 – An IPv6-Enabled Homelife: Daily Living with IPv6

Stan Barber, Vice President, Network Operations, The Planet

Stan Barber joined The Planet in 2007 and serves as vice president of network operations. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s Network Operations Center (NOC), and the company’s Abuse Department, which oversees issues related to violations of The Planet’s acceptable use policies. His team handles resolution of day-to-day network problems and oversees the company-wide change control process for scheduled maintenance. 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, a 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 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 which pertains to 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.

IPv6 is a reality today for many in the world. In the US, most folks have to acquire tunnels to make use of IPv6, but once you have it connected to your home network, what can you really do? In this talk, I will speak on what I have working and what does not appear to work on my home network of media-center PC running Vista, PC’s running XP, Windows Server 2003, MacOS and various other flavors of Unix along with print servers, NAS boxes, IP-enabled cameras and on-line music and media players. This will address the nitty gritty of IPv6 from the point-of-view of a tech-savvy user.

2:00 – 2:30 – Real World IPv6 Enhanced Technologies

Yurie Rich, President, Native6, Inc.

Yurie returns to Native6 after a two year hiatus, where he served as vice president of the IPv6 Services Group for Command Information. Founded in 2006, and headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Command Information offers strategy, application development, networking engineering, and IPv6 integration services to Fortune 1000 companies and government organizations. Yurie was instrumental in helping Command establish a presence in the IPv6 market place, as well as developing the IPv6 professional services practice and implementing the United States’ first education and research center dedicated to IPv6.

Prior to his involvement with Command Information, Yurie founded Native6, a leading provider of professional services focused on IPv6 knowledge enhancement and integration for some of the largest organizations in IT and government. The company provided training services and critical integration services designed to accelerate the IPv6 adoption process and provide customers with a distinct competitive advantage. In 2006, Yurie spearheaded the integration of Native6 business lines with Command Information’s strategic plans, resulting in the development of a unique line of products and services.

In addition to his work with Command Information and Native6, Yurie has served as the program director for the Professional Services Group (PSG) and program manager for VoIP services at Zama Networks, Inc., an IPv6 ISP startup. He developed expertise in business system analysis, technology integration and implementation from his work with companies such as 3M, L3 Communications, and Huntington Memorial Hospital. He also has provided educational services in both academic and vocational settings for several universities and private training companies.

Yurie serves on the advisory council of the North American IPv6 Task Force. He is also an active participant in the IPv6 Forum and frequent speaker on the subject of IPv6.

Yurie holds an M.B.A. and a B.A. from Washington State University. For more information about Native6, or Yurie Rich, please contact pr@native6.com

Although there continues to be growth in global IPv6 adoption, current statistics don’t paint a picture of widespread usage. There are numerous economic and technical barriers to pervasive IPv6 integration, but most pressing on the business side of the equation is how IPv6 can generate value. For many years, much of the ‘business case’ discussion for IPv6 has focused on potential – how IPv6 may be used to enable new services or underpin the next killer application. This presentation will forgo the crystal ball approach to evaluating IPv6 and focus on real world instances where utilization of IPv6 in an application, service, or solution delivered significant value over a legacy based implementation.

2:30 – 2:45 – Break

2:45 – 3:15 – Tactical Challenges of Government IPv6 Deployments

Ralph Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, Command-Control LLC

Ralph Wallace is currently the Chief Operating Officer for Command-Control LLC, headquartered in Northern Virginia. Ralph retired from the US Navy with 20 years of service in 1994, after serving his last four years as a project engineer and Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) in one of the US Navy’s systems acquisition commands, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. In that position, Ralph was the technical direction authority for five separate programs dealing with Information Operations and Command and Control, and source selection board member for a number of acquisitions. He was directly responsible for four projects and their annual Presidential Budget submittals. Since 1994, he has been a senior leader in a number of small and large businesses, with engineering emphasis on Enterprise Architecture, and Technology Change Management. In positions of executive management, he has led successful teams supporting major technology change initiatives supporting the FAA, the USCG, the Department of Treasury, and the US Navy. Ralph has been focused on the IPv6 transition for the previous four years, first offering an IPv6 transition plan to senior DISA leadership in 2005, in conjunction with Global Crossing and OPNET Technologies. Ralph holds an AS and BS degree, has completed post-graduate Systems Engineering work at George Mason University, and is completing his MSc in Technology Management degree (with Federal CIO certificate) in May 2009 with George Mason University. He is a trained and experienced Enterprise Architect (DODAF) and is certified at the ITIL Foundation level. Ralph was a key contributor to the recent Federal Government IPv6 Path Forward document.

This presentation will focus on the US Government Path Forward document details and the various challenges (both technical and programmatic). However, the theme of the presentation will emphasize change management and the associated critical success factors involved. The learning objective is to provide attendees a framework for use to engage their respective stakeholders and decision makers in ways to establish an IPv6 foothold within their respective government enterprises.

3:15 – 3:45 – IPv6: It’s Time to Make the Move

Ray Plzak

2000 – 2008: ARIN President and Chief Executive Officer

1990 – 2000: NSI / SAIC Assistant Vice President

Ray Plzak has been involved in Internet registry operations since 1991. Prior to assuming his duties with ARIN in 2000, he managed the DoD NIC. Ray has extensive experience in managing the allocation of Internet number resources; the administration of domain names (the .MIL domain); managing an Internet root server (g.rootserver.net); managing directory services such as WHOIS and IRR; and help desk operations.

Ray is a past co-chair of the Domain Name System (DNS) Operation Working Group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and is the co-author/contributor of several RFCs. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Internet Society and Root Server System Advisory (RSSAC) and Security and Stability Advisory (SSAC) Committees of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

Ray retired from ARIN on 31 December 2008, and still serves as President Emeritus.

The current system for numbering IP addresses (IPv4) will be depleted over the next two to three years. All communications service providers, their customers, and their supplier partners must be aware of and prepare for IPv4 depletion and learn how to prepare for the next version of Internet Protocol, IPv6. This session will describe the upcoming depletion of the remaining pool of available IPv4 addresses and the various challenges it presents to networks and the Internet community as a whole. Potential collapse of routing, emerging grey-market for IPv4 addresses, and application readiness are among some of the challenges that will be discussed. The session will feature information on how to prepare your IPv4 network for the future and considerations for IPv6 adoption, as well as how to get involved in the community-driven public policy process that dictates how IPv6 address space the remaining IPv4 address space is allocated.

3:45 – 4:15 – IPv6 in Transitioning Mobile Broadband to Mobile Ubiquitous

Mallik Tatipamula, Member of Technical Staff, Juniper Networks

Dr. Tatipamula is responsible for developing reference architectures, defining strategy, architecture, standards and business plans for the implementation of next-gen products. He works closely with the top 20 NGN operators and held positions at Motorola, Nortel and Cisco. He obtained Ph.D in Information and communication Engineering from University of Tokyo, Japan, Masters in communication systems and high frequency technologies from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He published more than 50 articles and papers in leading conf proceedings and Journals. He has delivered lectures at leading universities including Stanford Univ. UC Berkeley, Univ of Tokyo, Tokyo Inst. Of Technology. He published a book on Multimedia Communication Networks: technologies and Services by Artech House Publishers.

As we see rich mobile applications, sophisticated mobile smart phones, ap stores and several platforms along with technologies such as LTE, WiMAX to support next generation all IP based mobile broadband transformation, transitioning towards mobile ubiquitous environment, the need for IPv6 becomes fundamental to Next generation mobile networks design. This session highlights some of the drivers and trends for mobile ubiquitous broadband and discusses the need for IPv6.

4:15 – 4:45 – IPv6 in LAN Environments

Stephan Lagerholm is an IPv6 and IT-security expert with over 11 years of international and management experience. His background includes leadership positions at the largest networking and security system integrator in Scandinavia, and managing the design of hundreds of complex IT-networks.

Stephan is the founder of Scandinode (www.scandinode.com), an IT consulting firm based in Dallas, TX that provides networking and security advice and researches the IPv4 depletion. One of his recent engagements was with InfoWeapons Inc., a worldwide leader that creates next-generation, fully IPv6-compliant DNS and DHCP products. He is CISSP certified and holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Uppsala University in Sweden.

Some of Stephan’s work in IPv6 and his research of the IPv4 depletion can be found at www.ipv4depletion.com. Stephan is the chairman of the newly founded Texas IPv6 Task Force and founder of the DNS and DHCP Group on linkedin, with includes more than five hundred members.

4:45 – 5:00 – Closing Remarks – Scott Hogg