The premier 75th RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) meeting has started in Dubai today and will continue till October 26, 2017. The event is being hosted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of UAE (TRA UAE) at the Conrad Hotel.
Top international speakers and global experts are gracing this year’s meeting. High-ranking executives from the TRA and RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC), the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia, are set to lead the in-depth discussions during the five-day meeting.
Renowned lecturers at the event include Hans Petter Holen, RIPE Chair; H.E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority; Benno Overeinder, RIPE Programme Committee Chair; Luai E. Hasnawi, Taibah University, Richard Cziva, University of Glasgow/REANNZ, Uta Meier-Hahn, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Sara Solmone, University of East London, Greg Hankins, Nokia, Thomas King, DE-CIX Management GmbH, Babak Farroki, and Geoff Huston, APNIC.
RIPE 75 features a series of engaging panel discussions and lectures on technical and regulatory challenges facing the Internet industry, information systems, and network operations. Among the leading speakers are Marco Schmidt, RIPE NCC Policy Development Officer, who will give an overview of common policy topics in all regions such as the end of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4); Andrea Cima, RIPE NCC’s registration services and policy development manager, who will provide RIPE NCC feedback on addressing policy issues; Samih Souissi, Arcep, ‘State of the Internet in France: Data Interconnection Market Evolution and Transition to IPv6;’ Lee Howard, Retevia, ‘State of IPv6;’ Jose Leitao and Daniel Rodriguez, Facebook, ‘Build Your Own Version of NetNorad Using Open Source Tools;’ and Louis Poinsignon, Cloudflare, ‘Network Monitoring at Scale.’
Paul Rendek, director of external relations at the RIPE NCC, said: “Participants at RIPE 75 will learn about key policies and procedures for Internet number resource allocation and the impact these can have on their organisations. RIPE Meetings are highly interactive: community working group sessions will address a range of current technical and policy issues, while the meeting also provides great opportunities for attendees to network with their peers. RIPE 75 is a global platform for participants to share experiences and learn about the latest developments and best practices in their industry – something that benefits the Internet community as a whole.”