Press Release: 2013 IPv6 Summit Keynote: The Big Shift To IPv6 Is On By Default


March 20, 2013


2013 IPv6 Summit Keynote: The Big Shift To IPv6 Is On By Default

Industry Leading Speaker Lineup Explains Why IPv6 Adoption
Imperative for Continued E-Commerce

 (DENVER) – The Rocky Mountain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Task Force (RMv6TF), in conjunction with Regional North America IPv6 Task Forces, announced keynote speakers for the upcoming North American IPv6 Summit in Denver on April 17-19, will include Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum and Google Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf.

This year’s keynote covered by Ladid and Cerf explains why the big shift to IPv6 Internet is on by default. “When a protocol is on by default,” explains Ladid, “vendor readiness, network readiness, and service enablement become critical. The issue now is can IPv6 be treated like IPv4. The service providers with advanced deployment experiences have discovered that IPv6 is a totally different networking paradigm.”

Cerf, who is recognized as one of “the fathers of the Internet” will address the audience via video from Silicon Valley. Cerf will discuss The Adoption of the Internet of Things, and how the Internet impacts our daily life with the plethora of new services and how security and privacy should be managed.

Additionally, the speaker lineup covers compelling trends and discoveries made regarding IPv6 deployments, and looks closely at the highly discussed topic of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), one of the foremost reasons for the essential transition to IPv6.  Featured keynote speakers will address topics including the Do’s and Don’ts of IPv6 Transitions, Enterprise Deployments and overall best practices.

“This year’s speaker lineup offer up compelling information and insights on the transition to IPv6,” said Scott Hogg, Chair-Emeritus, RMv6T. “The world is experiencing an explosion of IP connected devices through BYOD in business as well as homes. There are simply not enough IP addresses to sustain commerce as we know it on the IPv4 platform. This lineup of speakers will help ensure the world is ready.”

Hogg added, “In time, every business, large and small who wants to continue to conduct business over the Internet will have to migrate to IPv6. It’s imperative that those managing that transition know how to do it fast, and as seamlessly as possible.”

The speaker list and agenda are now available. Registration for the conference is open to anyone who would like to attend. A newly added Government panel will look at current IPv6 adoption levels in the US Government, learn how real deployments are being impacted and hear how some government agencies are making the most of the IPv6 transition process. This half-day session will also be available to those who cannot attend in-person via Webex.

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 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

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