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David Abramson

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.

Jim Argyros

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 Arthur

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 Baxter

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 : [|]

Michael Biber

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

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 Boswell

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

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 Costin

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 Cougar

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

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 Croft

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.

Jamie Curtis

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

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 Flanagan

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.

Alex Gatiragas

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 Grosvenor

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

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 Hicks

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.

Andrew Howard

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

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).

Steve Kingham

Stephen is a Video and Voice over IP Network Engineer seconded to AARNet from the CSIRO.

Peter Kirstein

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 Leake

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 Littlejohn

Kevin has worked with Internet  Billing for the past 10 years, at various levels of the ISP industry.  His previous position was with, 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

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

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

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 Newman

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

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

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).

Peter Nissen

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 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 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.

Richard O'Halloran

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.

Vince Pizzica

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.

Steve Prince

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 Radford

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.

Mick Regan

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

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

Glynn Rogers

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.

Philip Roy

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.

Garry Ruddy

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

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

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.

Darren Skidmore

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.

Terry Smith

Team Leader Network Applications,  Technical Architect, Network Service, Information Technology Service,  Queensland University of Technology

Robin Stanton
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

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 Thompson

* 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

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

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

Roger Whitely

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

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.