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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

Panel: World IPv6 Launch
Meeting: NANOG54
Date / Time: 2012-02-08 10:00am - 10:30am
Room: California Ballroom
Presenters: Speakers:

Brooks Fitzsimmons, AT&T

T. Brooks Fitzsimmons, AVP – IPv6 Transition, is responsible for preparing AT&T’s products and infrastructure for IPv4 address exhaustion and IPv6 accessibility. He was appointed to his current position in July 2009. In his role, he is responsible for scoping the projects necessary to transition AT&T’s IP data products and services towards IPv6. He partners closely with colleagues in Product Management, IT, Architecture & Planning, Labs and Network Planning & Engineering to define IPv4 address consumption mitigation approaches and to sequence the work efforts critical to enabling IPv6 across the enterprise, consumer and wireless products & services. Prior to his current role, Brooks served as AVP – Service Delivery for AT&T’s Hosting & Application Services. He led the international team of project managers and engineers who deliver hosting services into AT&T’s global Internet datacenters. During his tenure, he aided in integrating the Interwise and USi teams into AT&T. Before the merger with AT&T, Brooks Fitzsimmons managed the customer care centers in Plano, TX and San Ramon, CA that provisioned and maintained SBC’s Enterprise IP/MPLS products. He also had business and capital management responsibilities for SBC’s Internet Data Centers and E-Services. Brooks specializes in technology risk management, business integration, and operational scaling. Brooks started his career in IT & Information Security Audit and Consulting, obtaining his CISSP in 1999. He also holds an Orange Belt in Six Sigma. Fitzsimmons has a bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Middlebury College and a Certificat d’Etudes Politiques from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.

Leslie Daigle, Internet Society

Leslie has been actively involved in shaping the Internet's technical evolution for more than a dozen years. Her role with the Internet Society is to provide strategic leadership on important technical issues as they relate to ISOC's ongoing programs. She has worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1995, and was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008. As the elected Chair of the IAB from 2002 to 2007, Leslie steered the IAB and the related IETF through a period of important industry and institutional change by working with diverse technical groups to align their interests and develop sustainable relationships. Apart from her leadership role with the IAB, Leslie has been a strong promoter of the development of Internet identifiers and directory systems, which allow for the creation of standards-based, interoperable application protocols to support end-users across the Internet in their use of remote resources. She recently published standards for DNS-based application service discovery. Leslie has served as a panelist with the National Science Foundation review committee, evaluating Internet-related research proposals submitted for funding. She holds an M.Sc. in Computing & Information Science from the University of Guelph, and a B.Sc. in Math and Computer Science from McGill University. Leslie was most recently a Consulting Engineer at Cisco Systems. Previously she held the position of Director of Directory Research at VeriSign, and Vice President for Research at industry pioneer Bunyip Information Systems, among others. Leslie is based in Reston, United States

John Sweeting, Time Warner Cable

John Sweeting is the Director of Network Engineering at Time Warner Cable, working out of their Herndon, VA office. His team is responsible for engineering of the Time Warner Cable backbone and providing standards, documentation, and guidance for the regional networks. John has over 25 years of experience in engineering networks. Previous to Time Warner Cable he worked for international carriers, MCI, Cable & Wireless and Teleglobe (Tata Communications) building out global IP networks. John is the current Chair of the ARIN Advisory Council and is in his 10th year of service to ARIN.
Abstract: World IPv6 Launch - This time it's for real.

Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012.

Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on 8 June 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major commitment to the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.

This panel will be a discussion of World IPv6 Launch and will include perspectives from the Internet Society as well as two of the residential access providers who are enabling IPv6 to paricipate in this event."
Files: pdfDaigle(PDF)
youtubePanel: World IPv6 Launch
Sponsors: None.

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NANOG54 Abstracts

  • Panel: World IPv6 Launch
    Brooks Fitzsimmons, AT&T; Leslie Daigle, Internet Society; John Sweeting, Time Warner Cable;
  • Panel: World IPv6 Launch
    Brooks Fitzsimmons, AT&T; Leslie Daigle, Internet Society; John Sweeting, Time Warner Cable;
  • Panel: World IPv6 Launch
    Brooks Fitzsimmons, AT&T; Leslie Daigle, Internet Society; John Sweeting, Time Warner Cable;


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