Peering 101 Roundtable:
Interconnection & Federation of the World's Internet Exchanges
Interconnection and peering have grown exponentially over the past few years. It is clear that digitalisation of our daily lives has contributed significantly to this growth. Furthermore, people around the world are now living in this new normal where connectivity has become more important than ever.
In this 2nd part of the peering 101 roundtable, we will continue our discussion with an excellent panel of industry leaders from AMS-IX, DE-CIX and LINX on:
The Evolution of the IX Business
The Importance of Partnerships within the ICT Ecosystem
Partnering and Collaborating on Projects like the IX-API
Mark Daley, Director of Digital Strategy & Business Development at Epsilon
Mark Daley plays a leading role in identifying and developing Epsilon’s cutting edge Cloud and communication strategies, with a focus on market and customer needs.
A veteran telecommunications professional, Mark served 14 years with Telstra and other high profile Telecommunication companies such as NTT and eircom. Mark held leading Products and Marketing roles in Telstra’s move into the European market in the mid 90’s, and wrote NTT’s European ICT strategy in the mid 2000’s which they continue to deliver today, as well as winning NTT’s first ever World Communications Award.
Mark has also held executive Marketing & Product Director positions at Cap Gemini TMN UK and spent 8 innovative years in the Mobile Roaming world including at WSI’s first US Roaming Hub and launching Syniverse’s first hosted intelligent network services portfolio. Recently, Mark spent 4 years at NetDev that had developed the next generation of web based OTT voice, video and WebRTC service functions, as well as developing the leading innovative Audio Conferencing platform at BT, which now includes Spatial Audio.
Thomas King, CTO at DE-CIX
Thomas started his career as Member of Technical Staff at DE-CIX from 2008 to 2010 being responsible for the BSI IT-Grundschutz / ISO 27001 readiness program which resulted in successful certification in 2010. In 2010, Thomas King joined 1&1 Internet AG as a Product Manager responsible for mobile applications and mail. In 2011, Thomas founded a startup company called audriga, in order to provide a service to automatically migrate email accounts from one email provider to another.
Thomas re-joined DE-CIX as the Head of Research & Development in 2014. In January 2016, Thomas has been promoted to the newly-created position of Chief Innovation Officer of DE-CIX. Since October 2018, Thomas is appointed to be the Chief Technology Officer of DE-CIX leading technical development covering the different areas described within this blog message.
Thomas King received an M.Sc. degree (Diplom) in Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2004, and a Ph.D. degree at the chair of Computer Networks from the University of Mannheim in 2008.
Richard Petrie, CTO at LINX
Richard has been with LINX since 2014, running the technology group, responsible for all of LINX’s exchanges across the UK and in North America.
Previously, Richard has held senior operations and engineering positions with service providers, Colt Technology and IPC Network Services as well as within financial services companies such as Bloomberg and BGC Partners. He has over fifteen years experience in delivering high volume, low latency and agile network solutions.
Peter van Burgel, CEO at AMS-IX
With a passion for developing teams and individuals I joined AMS-IX in February 2018 to help accelerate the execution of the strategy and quickly felt at home with a team of professionals proudly serving the Internet community as one of the leading Internet Exchanges.
The world around us is changing at an ever increasing pace - 'the only constant is change' – and the Internet is at the heart of it all. At AMS-IX we are working hard to embrace the high pace of technology developments to continuously create value for our members and customers while keeping a keen eye on the human element of change.
Personally, I am interested in how technology can help solve issues and problems, both in business and real life and am constantly looking for ways to bridge the inevitable gap between the tech team and the ultimate users of the technology.
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