- David Abramson
- Jim Argyros
- Evan Arthur
- Stephen Baxter
- Michael Biber
- Brian Bird
- James Boswell
- Jeff Brainard
- Leigh Costin
- John Cougar
- Joseph Cox
- John Croft
- Jamie Curtis
- Paul Davis
- John Dodson and Peter Choquenot
- Martin Flanagan
- Professor Michael Fry
- Alex Gatiragas
- Andrea Grosvenor
- Claire Groves
- Gary Gulliford and Roger Boe
- Chris Hancock and Don Robertson
- Mike Hicks
- Andrew Howard
- Rod Ibell
- Thomas King and David Renaud
- Steve Kingham
- Peter Kirstein
- Dr Peter Komisarczuk
- Nick Leake
- Professor Xing Li
- Kevin Littlejohn
- Iain Lockyer
- Chris Myers and Dr Greg Wickham
- Raj Natarajan
- Kees Neggers
- Peter Newman
- Simon Newstead
- Alfred Ng
- Peter Nissen
- Richard O'Halloran
- Vince Pizzica
- Steve Prince
- Adam Radford
- Mick Regan
- David Richards
- Glynn Rogers
- Philip Roy
- Garry Ruddy
- Tony Saunders
- Keith Sinclair
- Darren Skidmore
- Terry Smith
- Matthew Sullivan
- Bryan Thompson
- Glen Turner
- Karel Vietsch
- Steve Walsh and Patrick Keogh
- Roger Whitely
- Mark Williams
Professor Abramson has been involved in computer architecture and high performance computing research since 1979. Previous to joining Monash University in 1997, he has held appointments at Griffith University, CSIRO, and RMIT. At CSIRO he was the program leader of the Division of Information Technology High Performance Computing Program, and was also an adjunct Associate Professor at RMIT in Melbourne. He was also a program manager in the Co-operative Research Centre for Intelligent Decisions Systems.
Abramson is currently a professor of Computer Science in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) at Monash University, Australia. He is a project leader in the Co-operative Research Centre for Distributed Systems Nimrod Project and also Chief Investigator on two ARC funded research projects.
Having started his career in Physics, specifically Astrophysics, then migrating into scientific computing, and finally network programming, the author has had a continuous involvement with networks and network management since the late 1980s. In this period, his work has ranged from using a dialup service into a mainframe to network programming for the Compact Array of the Australia Telescope, until finally he bought the first router for the CSIRO Marsfield site in 1990 a Cisco CGS. Since that time, he has managed upgrades to the routers and the bandwidth from that site several times culminating in the MAN: MARSHNet that came on line in 1997. He was one of a team that designed and built MARSHNet using E3 microwave links to provide a high bandwidth ATM network integrating data, video and voice. Most recently, he has been involved in the building and operation of the CeNTIE networks.
Evan is responsible for coordinating DEST involvement in innovation and research issues, including the implementation of the recently announced Backing Australia's Ability - Building our Future through Science and Innovation. A key BAA initiative is the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, a $542 million program to strengthen Australia's research infrastructure.
Stephen has had extensive experience with Internet Exchanges when he helped start and then ran the South Australian Internet Exchange (SAIX). SAIX was a successful pilot in that 14 ISPs at its peak used the facility and it saved the local industry many millions of dollars per year. As well as SAIX, he also helped found the South Australian Internet Association.
Stephen is now a 50% shareholder of PIPE Networks. PIPE Networks now has over 100 peering connections Australia wide and switches over 1Gbit/sec for customers away from the networks of the Tier 1.
A list of customers can be seen at : [http://www.pipenetworks.com/Peering/who.shtml|http://www.pipenetworks.com/Peering/who.shtml]
Michael is the Chair of the IPv6 Forum in Australia/New Zealand, Chair of the AARNet IPv6 Working Committee and External Relations Director of the Advanced Networking Forum Australia (ANFA). Mr. Biber was a founding member (1991) and is past Secretary of the Pacific Frame Relay Forum as well as past Executive Director of the Australia ATM Interest Group (the ATM Forum's representative in Australia before the creation of ANFA). Mr. Biber is active in the standards community. Michael was also the first Public Officer/Secretary of the Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF).
He is CEO of an Australian Consulting, Education and Network Software distribution company, Asia Pacific Networx (APN). APN has been established for over 10 years and provides consultancy, project management, support and training in the areas of advanced technology network design, Broadband Networking, Voice and Video over IP, ASP Strategy, VPNs, LAN Interconnect, IP Networking, Voice/Video/Data Convergence, Thin Client/Server Based Computing, Windows NT/Exchange implementation and IT&T (Information Technology and Telecommunications) project management. APN is an accredited IPv6 Transition Authority and is actively involved in IPv6 strategic network planning.
Mr. Biber has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications industry. He worked for Telstra in Australia, Esso/Exxon in the US, Fujitsu in Australia/Japan and Digital Equipment Corporation in the US before commencing his consultancy, BiberTel Consulting Services, in 1992. BiberTel was absorbed into Asia Pacific Networx in 1996.
Brian Bird is the business manager for voice solutions for Alcatel's enterprise solutions in Australia. Brian has been with Alcatel for the last 13 years, most specifically with the enterprise division for seven years where he has held sales, channel management and product marketing roles.
James is a senior research Engineer in the New Product Development group in Nortel's Australian R&D Centre in Wollongong NSW. James has been working on collaborative CeNTIE research with CSIRO. Prior to joining Nortel Networks in 1998, James was a lecturer in Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Jeff Brainard is an industry expert on messaging software and email security. Currently, Brainard is Senior Manager of Product Marketing at Mirapoint responsible for product management and product marketing activities, working closely with customers, identifying market requirements, as well as helping to shape the strategic direction of Mirapoint's product line. Prior to joining Mirapoint, Brainard held product marketing, product management and strategic partnership roles at Webraska, a next-generation wireless messaging and location-sensitive applications company. Prior to Webraska, Brainard worked at Sun Microsystems in the iPlanet organization, where he was involved in launching Sun's first Internet messaging product, as well as working on the product marketing strategy to align the Sun and Netscape messaging software product lines.
Leigh is the Director of Product Marketing in Asia Pacific, a Sydney-based role in which he has responsibility for channel business development, marketing and overall product lifecycle management.
Previously employed by Symantec in regional product manager roles covering the company's enterprise antivirus and firewall gateway security appliances, Costin is a 20-year industry veteran whose extensive experience covers the telecommunications and finance industries. He has held a variety of roles on major network and communications projects across the region. Earlier roles included Network Consultant at Data General in Melbourne, Australia, and Senior Systems Advisor at Group Bull as a network design and pre-sales engineer in Australia and Europe.
John has been a member of the Telstra Internet Development team for the past five years in the capacity of Caching Systems, Billing and Data Operations technical management. His primary responsibilities have included the development and deployment of distributed caching systems architecture and differentiated billing for Telstra's Big Pond Direct product. In this capacity, he has also been heavily involved in several major Internet media distribution events including the first worldwide webcast, NetAid and, more recently, in the Webcast of the Ceduna Solar Eclipse, done in conjunction with CSIRO in Canberra. John's current focus of work includes the development of products and services to minimise and control the impact of Internet-based miscreants such as DDOS attackers, spammers, and Internet-bourne virii and is working with vendors and product specialists to research and develop network-centric content management and control platforms to provide a user-friendly, safe Internet for Telstra's customers. John has in the past been an active member of several vendor-centric development efforts, including server load balancing and content delivery initiatives, and has presented on these topics to international forums.
Joseph Cox is a Systems Engineer with Apple Computer Australia. Joe came to Apple from Melbourne University where he worked as a faculty I.T. manager. A keen hobbyist since the first generation of personal computers, like many, he ended up working in IT by default. Conversant in many platforms, (although a long time Mac fan), he is very excited about the Unix and Mac worlds finally meeting. Born on the 1st Jan 1970 (%date -r 0), he was always destined to end up fiddling with Unix in one guise or another.
John is the Communications Services Manager, James Cook University.
Discussions with other members on AARNet's new National peering policy in regards to the Tier One connectivity required and especially the exclusion of MLPA based peering arrangements, which are the basis by which the WAIX and PIPE Networks are run.
Murray Pearson is a senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. His Interests are in Wireless Networks, Network Mesurement and Hardware Design. Prior to Murray's arrival at Waikato University he completed BSc Hons and PhD degrees at Massey University. Over the last two years Murray has been leading a project looking at connecting rural communites in New Zealand. As a part of this project the group have built two wireless networks that connect a total of ten rural schools.
Paul Davis has been the Director of GrangeNet since August 2002. Prior to joining GrangeNet he was the CTO of ac3 (the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications) and responsible for the development of one of Australia's foremost high performance computing centres. Paul spent 25 years in scientific based computation the last twelve years of which involved supercomputing. He has been Head of IT with the Biomolecular Research Institute where he built and managed several supercomputing facilities and IT Manager at CSIRO Division of Molecular Science. He was one of CSIRO's most senior, divisional IT managers and IT policy makers.
John Dodson and Peter Choquenot
* John DodsonJohn is from the University of Sydney.
* Peter ChoquenotPeter Choquenot is a director of ATI Australia and a professional engineer with more than twenty years experience in the Australian Telecommunications industry.
After working for the Federal Government for almost ten years in a number of Departments including Transport, Aviation and Foreign Affairs designing telecommunications systems Peter joined AAP as a Senior Engineer.
Peter left AAP in 1991 to found ATI Australia which is a leading supplier of private corporate wireless networks in Australia. ATI has been the market leader in providing high capacity wireless communication systems for more than ten years.
ATI�s reference sites include Federal and State Government Departments across Australia, more than 50 Universities Australia wide, CSIRO, Hospital Networks, Primary and Secondary Telecommunication Carriers.
Martin began his professional career at the age of 14 by writing the first educational software for McGraw-Hill commercially available for the Commodore 64. Since that time, he has been a developer of software solutions and advocate of emerging technology adoption in the microprocessor, client/server, object-oriented, request broker and internet architectures.
Martin co-founded Eucalypt Software Partners along with Lorrainne Noffke in 1997 with the goal of providing specialist software tools and solutions in the then new field of enterprise application integration. Since that time, he has completed a number of data conversion, integration and warehouse projects for organisations such as the Queensland University of Technology and Readers Digest.
As Director of Consulting and Support, Martin also manages a team of consultants that provide a range of software development, architectural design, product support and project management skills and services. Prior to founding Eucalypt Software Partners, Martin was employed as the Technical Manager for Compuware Asia Pacific and has held various engineering, consulting and management positions with organisations such as Open Environment Corporation, Jarrah Technologies and Techway. He studied Computer Science at the University of Canberra and Engineering Science at the University of New South Wales.
Professor Michael Fry
Professor Michael Fry, Chair of the Video over IP Steering Committee
Michael is the Chair of the Video over IP Steering Committee
AARNet IPVideo Working Group
Video over IP Working Group - up-date on current activities and status of the AARNet video service.
The Chair of the Video over IP Steering Committee, Professor Michael Fry, will outline the operation and activities of the group, and detail the current status of the video service.
With over 15 years experience in the Enterprise communication market, Alex Gatiragas has worked with leading edge solutions including Unified Messaging, Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) and IP Telephony. Having worked in various technical and commercial roles, Alex's experience has been used to drive the market introduction of NEC's convergent solutions. Alex currently holds the role for Product Manager for Enterprise Convergent Solutions with NEC Business Solutions, focusing on the impact of voice and data convergence on Wireless Local Area Networks.
Andrea is the Manager of the Broadband Networks Section of the Commonwealth Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. Her responsibilities include managing the Australian Government's Advanced Networks Program (ANP) and the National Communications Fund (NCF).
Claire Groves is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Information Technology Services (ITS) at The University of Queensland (UQ). Having worked at UQ for 14 years, Claire is well familiar with the University environment.
In her current role, Claire manages customer email lists, and uses the UQ network to target specific groups of ITS customers from staff, student and external populations, for marketing activities. Claire is Project Manager for the ITS Website Redevelopment Project, and she coordinates the IT Liaison Program at UQ, the Annual Review, and media liaison for AusCERT.
Claire is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Marketing and this semester is studying emarketing, with a particular focus on permission marketing.
Gary Gulliford and Roger Boe
* Gary GullifordGary worked for the Overseas Telecommunications Commission for 10 years as a Maritime Communications Officer before joing JCU in 1992.
Gary is now the Manager of JCU's Videoconferencing and Audio Visual Services unit, which has responsibility for 17 videoconferencing systems as well as 70 lecture theaters and teaching venues.
Away from work Gary enjoys fishing and is a staunch South Sydney supporter.
* Roger BoeBased in Norway Head Quarters, Roger has been with TANDBERG for over 7 years as Product Manager for a series of regions across the globe, including the Nordic Region, South America, India, Middle East and Africa.
As of November 2003, Roger was appointed Senior Product Manager for Australia and NZ and relocated to TANDBERG's Sydney head Office for 1 year to locally look after the ANZ region.
Roger holds a degree in Microprocessing/Data Engineering at the University of Gjovik, Norway.
Chris Hancock and Don Robertson
* Chris HancockChris Hancock was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer, AARNet Pty Ltd, from 1st February, 2004.
Mr. Hancock holds a Bachelor of Arts (Social Science) from Charles Sturt University and an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He has had more than ten years experience in senior leadership and business development roles in both the media and telecommunications sectors.
Mr Hancock joined AARNet from Optus, where he held the position of Managing Director of the Wholesale Division. During his tenure at Optus he was responsible for the carrier's retail division and most recently oversaw the wholesale provision of telecommunications services, the Satellite international business unit and XYZed, a wholesale distributor of DSL services.
* Don RobertsonDon Robertson is the Deputy CEO of AARNet
Mike is the Principal Consultant for Advanced Networking at Compuware. He has enjoyed a successful career providing support to complex corporate networks throughout, Europe, North America, Asia and Australia, including the Ford Motor Company, Cisco Systems, Singapore Airlines, ANZ Bank, Telstra and the European Space agency. In addition, Mike works closely with many infrastructure vendors in the area of Application profiling, and management. Mike is also the author of Managing Distributed Applications: Trouble shooting in a heterogeneous environment (Prentice Hall 2000) and Optimising Applications on Cisco Networks (Cisco Press 2004); as well as several white papers on the subject of Application delivery and optimisation.
Network Engineer, AARNet
This will be a BoF to consider projected IPv6 applications deployment and examine the opportunities, obstacles and transition mechanisms. This is your opportunity to ask questions, get clarification, and find out everything you always wanted to know about Ipv6.
Rod Ibell, Chair of the IP Telephony Steering Committee
AARNet IPTEL working group
IP Telephony Working Group - up-date on current activities and discussion of SIP.
Details: The Chair of the IPTel Steering Committee, Mr Rod Ibell, will outline the operation and activities of the group, including:
- dial plan;
- IP to IP gateway;
- peering with other VoIP carriers;
- call charges (reduced this year);
- VoIP billing model; and
- SIP support alongside H.323.
Thomas King and David Renaud
* Thomas KingThomas has over 9 years experience as a practicing IT professional in the corporate and higher education areas. In his current role as the Network Services Team Leader at Griffith University, Thomas is responsible for the day to day operation and management of the Griffith University network which includes over 17000 ports spread across 5 campus' located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Thomas holds a B. Info Tech (Data Comms) from QUT and is also a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP).
* David RenaudDavid has over 5 years experience as a practicing IT professional within the higher education sector. He has been involved in two significant wireless deployments at Learning Network Queensland and Griffith University. In David's current job as Wirless Network Support Officer at Griffith University, his role includes coordinating the ongoing deployment of Wireless@Griffith including providing operational support. David will complete his B. Info Tech(Data Comms) at QUT at the end of 2004, and has completed his Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
Stephen is a Video and Voice over IP Network Engineer seconded to AARNet from the CSIRO.
Peter T. Kirstein was born in Germany in 1933. He grew up in England and obtained his BA in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering from Cambridge University in 1954, a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1957 and a D.Sc. from London University in 1970. After a period at Stanford University, CERN in Geneva, and US General Electric Research and Development Center based in Zurich, he joined the University of London Institute of Computer Science in 1967. Since 1970 he has been a Professor in Department of Computer Science, University College London, while he was appointed as head of the department from 1980 until 1994. As a director of Research and since 1970 he has lead multiple research groups on projects concerned with aspects of computer networks. He is a Fellow in a number of professional bodies such as the Royal Academy of Engineering, British Computer Society, Institute of Physics, Institution of Electrical Engineers, Senior Member Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Governor International Computer and Communications Committee.
Peter was awarded the ACM SIGCOM award and the IEE senior award - both in 1999. He was made an Honorary Foreign Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2002. He was awarded a CBE in the Birthday Honours list in June 2003. He received the Internet Society's Postel Award in 2003.
Dr Peter Komisarczuk
Peter holds a MSc in Modern Electronics from Nottingham University UK and a PhD from the University of Surrey UK, in the field of distributed computing and telecommunications gained in 1998. He is a senior lecturer in telecommunications and computer communications at the School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington. Peter worked for Ericsson Ltd, Fujitsu Europe Telecommunications R & D Centre Ltd and Nortel Networks (UK) Ltd. in the areas of data networking and telecommunications on various international research projects and standardization activities.
Nick is Marketing Manager for SingTel Optus' satellite business, responsible for teams in both Australia and Singapore. He focuses on developing satellite services to rural and remote areas of Australia and working with the Australian Government to improve communications in the bush. Nick's thorough knowledge of the satellite industry, from manufacture to service provision in Broadcast, VSAT and Mobile Satellite communications, enables Optus to provide a range of leading-edge solutions throughout Australia and the region.
Nick's career began in 1979 with an engineering apprenticeship, and has since made substantial achievements working in the satellite and communications industries in Europe before moving to the Asia Pacific region.
Professor Xing Li
Xing Li received his B. S. degree in radio electronics from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 1982, and his M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University, USA in 1985 and 1989, respectively.
He is currently a Professor in the Electronic Engineering Department at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. His research activities and interests include statistical signal processing, multimedia communication and compute networks. He has published more than 200 papers in his research areas.
He is deputy director of China Education and Research Network (CERNET) Center and a member of Technical Board of the CERNET Project.
He was a member of Communication Expert Committee of the China National '863' High Technology Project. He is formal chairman of Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) and a formal member of executive council of Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC).
Kevin has worked with Internet Billing for the past 10 years, at various levels of the ISP industry. His previous position was with Connect.com.au, developing and maintaining their wholesale billing system. Currently, he works for Obsidian Consulting Group, who develop a billing system which is sold primarily to organisations looking for tailored solutions to their billing issues. Jet is a distillation of lessons learnt over the past decade, and aims to be highly flexible and scalable, to suit the kinds of challenges existing in the ISP marketplace.
Iain Lockyer is a Consulting System Engineer with Cisco Systems
Chris Myers and Dr Greg Wickham
* Chris Myers is the Advanced Communication Services Coordinator with GrangeNet
* Dr Greg Wickham is the Network Operations Manager with GrangeNet
Raj Natarajan is a National Technology Specialist with a focus on business infrastructure solutions based on Windows Platform, Exchange Server and Directory Technologies in the Australian marketplace.
With over 10 years experience in the Information Technology industry, previously with the Indian Space Research Organisation and for over 7 years with Microsoft right from Product Support Engineering through Microsoft Consulting Services, Raj has gained a deep understanding of what drives technology and solutions for organisations of all sizes. Raj has spent much time providing customers and partners with core infrastructure architecture, knowledge management solutions, enterprise collaboration strategy and providing a solid understanding of security and infrastructure principals.
Raj has 2 degrees � Bachelors in Engineering (Computer Science) from Bangalore University, India and Masters in Information Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia. Raj also holds current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator certifications. He also brings a solid understanding of the needs of both knowledge workers and IT professionals in the corporate and enterprise space to Microsoft.
Kees Neggers is Managing Director of SURFnet bv and Director of the GigaPort Network project. Kees has been a key player in the technical and organizational evolution of research networking and the Internet. He was involved as an initiator and Board member in several International network related organizations such as RARE, TERENA, Ebone, Internet Society and RIPE NCC. Currently he is active in the set up of GLIF, the Global Lambda Integrated Facility.
Present positions held in Internet related international activities include:
* Chairman of the RIPE NCC Executive Board
* European Co-Chair of the CCIRN
* Emeritus Trustee of the Internet Society
* Chairperson of the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (GLIF)
* Member of the Board of the IEEAF
Peter is the project manager at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for the Internet Access Infrastructure Review, a 14 month $430 000 project. In the previous three years at QUT he has been involved with multiple projects related to the Personal Computer Laboratory Environment, this is in addition to being a member of a team of six responsible for administration and maintenance of 1000 laboratory machines, 200 staff machines 100 lecture theatres and 20 servers. Prior to QUT he spent 5 years as onsite technician servicing the computing and accounting needs of small to medium enterprises. He earned QUT formal qualifications of a Bachelor of Applied Science in 1995.
Simon Newstead is the Product Manager responsible for Mobile, Voice and Edge for Juniper Networks in Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. In this role, Simon works together with leading wireless and voice/NGN operators and other owners of wireless infrastructure in Japan, Korea, China and other parts of Asia Pacific, helping to define and roll out new services, and in the design the network infrastructure to support them. Prior to this role, Simon was the network consultant based in Juniper's Melbourne office, leading efforts on Telstra. As part of this role, Simon worked in a number of areas, successfully helping implement a new nationwide DSL network, as well as "RDN", now the largest MPLS network in Australia which supports both fixed and mobile services. He also helped design and implement Telstra's new Public Wifi Hotspots offering, launched last year. Before joining Juniper, Simon was a network consultant with Siemens for three years, half of which was spent at global headquarters in Munich. There, Simon worked in regional sales support, and worked together with leading operators including Deutsche Telecom, Tele Denmark and Colt, implementing new data networks. Simon was educated in Australia, where he gained a Degree in Communications Engineering with First Class Honors, at the University of Melbourne. For his final year project, Simon developed new control software for a new university campus Video On Demand network.
Alfred Ng is the Technical Director of RADVISION's Networking Business for the Asia Pacific region. Based in the Hong Kong, Mr. Ng manages the technical team including pre-sales and post-sales technical support of RADVISION's complete product line of videoconferencing and video telephony network infrastructure solutions. Mr. Ng has built a successful track record in RADVISION and played an important role number of significant projects including Central Queensland University (Australia), Ministry of University Affair (Thailand), Ministry of Education (Malaysia).
Before joining RADVISION, Mr. Ng served as senior system consultant at Fujitsu HK and had been involved in managing security projects for major banks in Asia. Mr. Ng holds Master degree of Philosophy in Information Technology and a number of certificates from well-known organizations including Microsoft (MCSE & MCDBA) and CISCO (CCNA).
My current position is National Broadband Adviser for Education; a role funded by the Australian Government as part of the National Broadband Strategy Action Plan. Prior to this, I was the Executive Officer (Projects) for the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT). I was seconded by CAUDIT from June 2002 to March 2004 as a consultant to the Higher Education Bandwidth Advisory Committee (HEBAC) and subsequently to the Australian Research and Education Network Advisory Committee (ARENAC). My role for the fifteen years prior to 2002 was the Director, Information Technology Services at The University of Adelaide. I was a member of the AARNet Board of Management and chaired the AARNet Advisory Committee from its inception until July 1999. I am a director of the education.au limited, which is responsible for EdNA Online, myfuture and The Le@rning Federation. I am also a director of the Australian Domain Name Authority (auDA Limited) and a member of the AICTEC edu.au Domain Name Committee (eDAC). My formal qualifications are a B.Sc. (Physics) from the University of Queensland and a Diploma of Computer Science and an MBA from the University of Adelaide.
Wireless Mesh Networks: Real Wireless LANs without Wires
This session discusses research scenarios and real-world implementations of Wireless meshed networks and how they can deliver rapid, low-cost "connect from anywhere" services while reducing wasted time and materials needed to extend traditional wired-LAN infrastructure.
With more than 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Vince has held a number of senior positions, including key roles at Telstra. Some of his more prominent roles at Telstra including three years as the Leader of Telstra's technology strategy, Chief Architect of Telstra's FMO (Future Mode of Operation) project and National General Manager, Personalised Services. Currently, he is Chief Technology Officer and Director of Customer Solutions at Alcatel Australia. In this role, Vince provides overall strategic direction for the development of Alcatel's products and services in the Australia/NZ market, as well as ensuring that the solutions provided to Alcatel's customers are designed to deliver real business value. Prior to this, he was at Siemens Australia, where he was General Manager, Trusted Networks. Vince was responsible for developing new business opportunities in security and payment oriented services. These applications and solutions were oriented towards the mobile, physical and online business worlds. Vince has a Masters of Science Degree from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from the University of Queensland. In addition, Vince is a past member of the boards of Global Platform Incorporated and the MULTOS Consortium.
Stephen holds an undergraduate degree in Electronic Engineering from Swinburne University with post graduate degrees in Computer Science and Project Management. He is currently studying an MBA at Deakin University. Stephen has spent the past 25 years developing innovative and leading edge software products. His roles have ranged from that of a software developer, system architect and over the last 12 years has included project management.
Stephen has presented invited papers at conferences in the UK, Europe, Singapore and the USA and has received international awards for recognition of his work. For the past 7 years Stephen has worked at Phoneware and has tackled the complex technical and business problems associated with IP Mediation, Data Billing and Convergent Billing to arrive at the products known as uBill Data, uBill Quota and uBill IT.
In his role, Stephen manages the strategic and technical development of the billing product suite under the Phoneware brand as well as the day-to-day business functions of the R&D department. For the past two years he has project managed the implementation of the IBQMS project at Monash University.
Adam obtained a Computer Science degree from the University of New South Wales in 1991. He then spent the next eight years working at the University as first software engineer and later a network engineer. Four, and a half years ago, he started working for Cisco Systems and is now a Consulting Systems Engineer. Adam has a wide range of interests, including Voice, Video and Data Integration as well as wireless technology, Storage, and IP Multicast. He has presented at a wide range of technical forums including QuestNet during the past four years.
Known as the "Jamie Oliver of Convergence" because of his passionate personality, Mick Regan pursues business opportunities for this exciting technology for Nortel Networks across the Asia Pacific region. A visionary for the productivity and mobility benefits of advanced IP telephony and multimedia communications, Mick brings experience of more than 20 years in the IT industry to his current role. Mick's IP evangelism is firmly grounded in a technical understanding of voice networking. He began his career installing and maintaining PBXs and spent five years as a technical support engineer for Cray Communications. A former member of the Frame Relay Forum in the UK, Mick Regan worked recently in systems engineering, before joining Nortel Networks in Australia in 2002.
David Richards is the Senior Network Programmer in the Information Technology Service department at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). David has considerable technical knowledge of network applications and their deployment. David assisted in the evaluation and selection of the layer 4/7 products for use at QUT and is QUT's design architect for the deployment of layer 4/7 switching infrastructure
In the 80's I led a team developing a data processing package for the Radio Imaging Method which has seen application in the Australian Coal Industry. I subsequently led development of the experimental prototype of the PED system for personal underground communications. This is now manufactured and sold by the Australian Company Mine Site Technologies and is installed in a large number of mines in Australia and overseas. In the mid 90's I played the major role in establishing a networking research programme in CSIRO and provided the technical direction for the research team that developed an advanced network testbed linking four CSIRO sites in Sydney. The resulting technical concepts have subsequently been applied to the introduction of Voice over IP on AARNET. With the establishment of CeNTIE, I was heavily involved in developing the advanced networks technology research programme.
Phil Roy is the proprietor of Roysys and is a Lecturer in the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. Phil is an experienced networks and data centre manager, with his specialty being the monitoring and measuring of IT services and infrastructure. Over the past few years Phil has provided Measuring, Monitoring and Benchmarking services to a number of university and other organisations. Phil researches in the area of IT monitoring and measuring as well as teaching networking subjects.
Gary is responsible for the Nortel Networks' optical portfolio for emerging carriers in the ANZ market place. Gary has held this position for the last two years, prior to this he was the manager of optical systems engineering for the ANZ region. Before joining Nortel Networks in 2000, Gary has held the role of solutions manager for Ericsson in the UK, he has also held a number of senior engineering roles for Cable & Wireless UK and NYNEX
Tony Saunders is a Systems Engineer with Cisco Systems Brisbane. At Cisco, he specialises in Internet security systems, Network Management and local service providers.
Tony has an Associate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (QUT) and a Bachelor of Information Technology (QUT) majoring in Data Communications. He is also a Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE). Tony has over 19 years experience in communications.
He is also a member of the Australian Computer Society.
Keith Sinclair is a Senior Architect working for Cisco's Customer Advocacy Advanced Service Technologies Group. Keith is responsible for defining and developing architectures to enable the delivery of Cisco's Next Generation of services. Inside Cisco Keith has been active with various initiatives including the development of Call Home functionality in Cisco's Storage Area Network product range the MDS9000 Series. Keith has been actively involved in Network Management inside Cisco and was recently asked to join the Architecture team for Cisco's Network Management Technology Group. Industry participation has been focused around the Adaptive Services Framework as a member of Cisco's core team and working closely with IBM on the initial ASF document. This work is seen to be the standardisation of advanced capabilities in the network to allow better support and operation of complex network infrastructures.
Keith joined Cisco from Macquarie Bank, where he was a Consultant focused on Network Management but also providing network consulting for the Data Networks Group. Prior to Macquarie Bank Keith was working for NetStar (Anixter) where he was a Support Services Manager responsible for the Remote Management Service responsible for the design and implementation of NetStar's remote management system. This also involved supporting NetStar's customers with reactive, proactive, operational and strategic support.
IPv6 Issues and directions
This will be a BoF to consider projected IPv6 applications deployment and examine the opportunities, obstacles and transition mechanisms. This is your opportunity to ask questions, get clarification, and find out everything you always wanted to know about Ipv6.
Team Leader Network Applications, Technical Architect, Network Service, Information Technology Service, Queensland University of Technology
Robin Stanton was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University in February 1998. Prior to this appointment he was the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at the ANU, a position he held from 1993 until 1997 when he became Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor. He was Head of the Department of Computer Science from 1983 until 1993.
Professor Stanton graduated from the University of New South Wales with a BE (Hons) in electrical engineering and a PhD in computer science in 1970. He held postdoctoral positions in the UK and the US before returning to Australia to take up a position at The Australian National University.
He was Deputy Director of the Centre for Information Science at The ANU and was appointed Executive Director of the Advanced Computational Systems CRC from 1993 until 1998. His research interests focus on the information infrastructure and high performance computing.
Professor Stanton is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering.
Matthew Sullivan has been working in the IT industry in the UK since 1994. His previous employers include 3Com, Morse, and Netscape Communications. Matthew moved to Australia July 2000 with Netscape Communications to became the Technical Lead for the Netscape/iPlanet Messaging and Directory Servers. When Netscape closed all international offices he joined the University of Queensland. Matthew is also a Checkpoint Certified Security Engineer, and has worked on and with HP Virtual Vault. Recently Matthew created the SORBS (Spam and Open Relay Blocking System) DNSBL, one of the largest DNS based Blocklists in the world.
* Bryan ThompsonBryan is a Project Network Engineer at Queensland University of Technology
* John CroftJohn is the Communications Services Manager at James Cook University
Glen Turner is a Network Engineer with the Australian Academic and Research Network, working on the rollout of the AARNet3 network. The recurring theme in his work is the performance under adverse conditions of networks and network protocols, which lead to an interest in applying QoS to that task. The most important step that people can take to improve network performance is always enabling ethernet autonegotiation.
Karel Vietsch is the Secretary General of TERENA, and responsible for carrying out the association's policies and heading the small TERENA Secretariat in Amsterdam. He joined TERENA in 1996 after working for a number of years in the Science Policy Division of the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, lastly as head of the unit for Information and Infrastructure. Earlier, Karel worked at Delft University of Technology as General Manager of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. He holds an MSc and a PhD in mathematics from Leiden University.
Steve Walsh and Patrick Keogh
* Steve Walsh - Coordinator, Change Management, Griffith University
On behalf of the Change Manager, the Change Coordinator executes the ITIL Change Management process, by compiling the agenda for the Change Advisory Board meetings, liaising with the stakeholders, monitoring compliance, and assisting the Change Representatives with the overall process. As Steve's industry experience prior to Higher Education was in a large Telco, the structure of the ITIL processes was very familiar.
Steve will lead the tutorial audience through the Griffith University experience of implementing the ITIL Change Management process. Come along and share the challenges, benefits, costs, commitments and implications of the ITIL Change Management process.
* Patrick Keogh - Consultant, Lucit IT
Mr. Roger Whitely, APAC Training Manager for Fortinet Inc., is responsible for the development and delivery of training programs in the Asia Pacific region for Fortinet's range of security products.
Whitely brings 20 years of industry experience in consultancy, design and delivery of large-scale network solutions. Beginning his career with system integrators and service organizations with strong network and network operating systems focus, he later worked at Bay, Nortel and Foundry Networks in systems engineering and APAC training roles, primarily in the enterprise and university space.
Whitely has most recently been involved in a year-long project at RMIT University. While managing the network operations group for voice and data networks at the university, he has had to develop methods and strategies of countering a variety of internal and external security threats, dealing with substantial worm and virus activities, and has advised on content filtering policies at the university. He was also involved in architecting and managing various projects to fulfill security requirements for new wireless and VPN solutions.
Mark Williams joined Juniper Networks in October 2003 as the research and education business development manager for the Asia-Pacific region. Williams has been working across the Asia-Pacific region in telecommunications from his base in China since June, 1998 and in that time has worked on the development of data networking solutions for both enterprise and carrier customers. Before moving to China, Williams spent more than 10 years working as a network engineer in the academic community, where he contributed to the architecture of both the first Internet backbone in Australia, AARNET, and its successor, AARNET-II. Williams has previously worked for The University of Queensland, Siemens, The University of Stuttgart, Bay Networks and Nortel Networks. He graduated with Honours in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Asian Languages from The University of Queensland in Australia.