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Johan Ihren started out at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, in the field of scientific visualization and virtual reality. But eventually he came to realize that DNS was probably the most intresting alternate reality there was.

Johan joined Autonomica when it was founded in 2000, and has been engaged in DNS full-time ever since. At Autonomica he is one of the people responsible for, including its world-wide anycast rollout. He has also spent considerable time on various conference circuits like IETF and RIPE, and is dragging a long tail of Internet-Drafts and some RFCs along as scars from that activity. Johan is member of various committees like RSSAC (the Root Server System Advisory Council) and SSAC (the Security and Stability Advisory Council)

Outside of Autonomica, Johan has been active in the DNS training and consulting area since the mid nineties, both in Sweden but also internationally. He has so far taught DNS at all levels on four different continents.


Edward Lewis

Senior Technology Industry Liaison, NeuLevel/NeuStar

Edward Lewis has travelled far and wide, worked long and hard to bring the DNS Security Extensions into reality. Beginning with implementing the first zone signer, he has spent considerable time working within the IETF, conducting workshops and training sessions on DNS and DNSSEC, including activities in the Asia-Pacific region at APRICOT conferences from 2001 to 2006 and KRNIC in 2004.

Currently he is employed by NeuStar/NeuLevel to perform liaison activities between internal registry operations and external organizations. Prior to joining NeuStar/NeuLevel he worked for the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), Network Associates, Trusted Information Systems, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

At each employment stop the Internet, especially the DNS, has been a big part of his daily responsibilities.


Bill Manning

William Manning was a contributing scientist on Neustar's UltraDNS, and serves on the research staff at USC's Information Sciences Institute. His primary technical interests have been in network operations and naming systems.

At Texas Instruments, Bill was responsible for the deployment of IP networking first in the Semiconductor division and then throughout the corporation. He then joined Rice University to become the lead engineer for the NSFnet's SESQUINET regional network. Based on his responsibility and performance in handling the migration of SESQUINET and MIDnet from the NSFnet to commercial networks, he was asked to assume a role in the NSFs Routing Arbitor project at ISI.

He is active in the IETF, and has been active in the DNS and Routing working groups as an active participant, working group chair and code developer. Bill was responsible for specifying the method for adding NSAP support to the DNS, and then developed and implemented a plan to expand the Internet root server system to add four new nodes ... J, K, L, and M.

He continues to work on enhancing DNS code to track the growth of IP networks. He is also worked with the IPv6 developers and implementers by managing the IP6.INT domain, which was the functional equivalent of the zone. He is currently managing projects to add integrity and authenticity checks to the DNS resolver and to automate DNS delegation changes.

EP.NET operates the "B" root nameserver and runs the RS.NET root server testbed.


Jonny Martin

Jonny Martin is a bit of a jack of all trades when it comes to the internet, being involved with everything from physically getting infrastructure in the ground, IP/MPLS/VoIP engineering, through to policy development. He has been heavily involved with the internet in New Zealand, particularly infrastructure deployment since 1998.

Jonny started out with the access network development wing of Telecom New Zealand in 1998 involved in the design and deployment of their ADSL network, and early VoIP trials. He spent several years with Telecom involved in migration from 'legacy' services to MPLS based NGN delivery.

From Telecom NZ Jonny spent several years with CityLink working on high speed local fibre networks and internet exchanges, taking on the world with ethernet, and gaining a passion for seeing low cost, simple and pragmatic networking techniques used to roll out networks in both New Zealand and the Pacific.

Jonny is currently a Senior Network Engineer with FX Networks, based in Wellington, New Zealand working on a nation-wide fibre and voice network. He is also a councillor for the Internet Society of New Zealand (InternetNZ) where he works to further the development of the internet in New Zealand.














Kurtis Lindqvist

Kurt Erik Lindqvist currently is CEO of Netnod, the Swedish Internet Exchanges. He is also CEO of Autonomica, the operators of

Kurtis has been part of setting up several ISPs in the early 90s. He later worked on network architecture for KPNQwest which was the largest IP backbone in Europe at that time.

Kurtis is active in the Internet Community and IPv6 efforts. He is currently member of the IAB, and serves as chair of several working groups in the IETF and RIPE. He is the current chair of Euro-IX as well as the Swedish Operator Forum. He has taught numerous tutorials and workshops in IPv6 and other internet technologies.










Vicky Shrestha

Vicky Shrestha has been working in an ISP in Nepal for more than 6 years with experience in Unix systems and Cisco products. He has been a frequent contributor to APRICOT and SANOG, and has a keen interest in Open Source Software.






Philip Smith

Philip Smith has been with Cisco Systems since 1998. He is part of the Internet Architectures Group in Corporate Consulting Engineering. His role includes working with many ISPs in the Asia Pacific region, specifically in network design, configuration, scaling and training.

Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (now part of UUNET's global ISP business), the UK's first commercial Internet Service Provider. He was one of the first engineers working in the commercial Internet in the UK, and played a key role in building the modern Internet in Europe.









Kunjal Trivedi

Kunjal joined Cisco in 1999 as a consulting engineer initially and then worked in product management covering Cisco IOS infrastructure security.
Currently, he is helping Cisco shape Managed Security Services marketing vision and strategy.

A widely respected networking security expert, Kunjal presents infrastructure security, IP security and Managed Security topics at Cisco's Networkers events as well as at conferences such as ARPICOT.

Kunjal has a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honours in electrical and electronics engineering from University of Wales, College of Cardiff, and a Master of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence from Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK. He holds CISSP and CCIE designations in routing and switching as well as security. Recently, he was awarded Chartered Engineer status by Institute of Engineering and Technology. He can be reached at

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