Nov. 11, 2012 – Nov. 13, 2012

Nov. 11, 2012 – Nov. 13, 2012

Proposal submission

Nov. 11, 2012 – Nov. 13, 2012

Stockholm, Sweden
Host IXP(s)
Netnod Internet Exchange i Sverige Ab

Hotel and Venue Information

Courtyard by Marriott Stockholm, Rålambshovsleden 50, SE-112 19 Stockholm


From Stockholm ARN Airport

For bus, train and taxi options and approximate costs see here


From Stockholm NYO Airport

For bus, train and taxi options and approximate costs see here


From Stockholm NYO Airport

For bus, train and taxi options and approximate costs see here



My Proposals

Nov. 11, 2012

18:30 – 21:30

Welcome Drinks and Snacks

The 21st Euro-IX Forum will start with Welcome drinks at the Courtyard Marriott Stockholm, on the 2nd floor.

Nov. 12, 2012

08:30 – 09:30


Access to meeting room and internet.

09:30 – 10:00

Official Welcome

  • Welcome from 21st Forum Chair
  • Explanation of Forum Programme
  • Welcome and History of Netnod from Kurtis Lindqvist, Netnod (Forum host)
  • Welcome from Bijal Sanghani (Head of Euro-IX Secretariat)

Welcome and History of Netnod
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
10:00 – 10:15

Introduction from New IXPs

One representative from each newly affiliated IXP or prospective member IXP will be asked to introduce themselves and give a very brief summary of developments/issues within their IXP.

Our Patrons will then be given the opportunity to do the same.

Arnold Nipper, DE-CIX Management GmbH
10:15 – 11:00

Euro-IX Update

Euro-IX Update
Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
DTF Update
Steven Bakker, Amsterdam Internet Exchange B.V.
11:00 – 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:45

Public Affairs

Government Crisis Exercise
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
An update on WCIT and ITU
Maria Hall, Government Offices of Sweden
12:45 – 13:00

23rd Euro-IX General Meeting - Part I

Part 1:

*** Last call for Executive Board Nominations ***

1. Opening of 23rd General Meeting

2. Agenda approval

3. Approval of 22nd GM minutes

4. Address from all board nominees

General Meeting part 1
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:00

General IXP Session - Part 1

New Developments with BIRD
Ondřej Filip, NIX.CZ
IXPs and RFC5549
Arien Vijn
UDP Flows
Colin Silcock, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
IXP Manager
Barry O'Donovan, Internet Neutral Exchange Association
15:00 – 15:30

Customer Views

MSK-IX customer shares their experience of the peering scene in Moscow.

Sergey Kiselev, MSK-IX
Customer Views
Pavel Zavyalov,
15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:15

IXP Reseller Programs

Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Ben Hedges, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
Petr Jiran
Franck Simon, France Internet Exchange (France-IX)
Katsuyasu Toyama, Japan Network Access Point
17:15 – 17:30

IX-F Signing the MoU

Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX
18:30 – 23:00

Euro-IX Dinner


18:30 Transport from Marriott Courtyard Stockholm

19:00 Welcome Reception and dinner at fotografiska -


23:00 Transport back to Marriott Courtyard Stockholm

23:15 Transport back to Marriott Courtyard Stockholm

Nov. 13, 2012

08:30 – 09:30

Access to meeting room and Internet

09:30 – 11:00

IXPs around the World Panel

Google's view on IXPs around the world
Vincent Chiu, Google Inc.
IXPs in LAC-IX region
Ariel Graizer
IXPs in Africa
Fiona Asonga, Kenya Internet Exchange Point
IXPs in North America
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
IXPs in Asia
Tomoya Yoshida, Japan Network Access Point
11:00 – 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:00

23rd Euro-IX General Meeting - Part II

Part 2:

5. Budget for 2013

       a) Presentation of the Euro-IX budget for 2013

       b) Approval of the membership fees for 2013

6. Redefining the Euro-IX Members Region 

7. Standing down of Board members

8. Executive Board Elections

       a) Explanation of voting system (STV)

       b) Ballot

       c) Ballot count and results

9. Any other business and next GM

10. Closing

General Meeting part 2
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
General Meeting voting
Kurt Erik Lindqvist, London Internet Exchange Ltd., The
12:00 – 13:00

General IXP Session - Part 2

What is SDN
Greg Hankins, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Update from SDN Congress
Bernhard Hahn, DE-CIX Management GmbH
PoP Marketing Brands
Irina Trentea, aql
13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:30

Technical Session

IEEE Assessment Results via webcast with Scott Kipp, Ethernet Alliance President (Brocade)
John D'Ambrosia, DELL Force10
Extending 100Gbit/s links
Arien Vijn
100G Developments
shlomo groisman, MRV Communications
100GE deployment @ NIX.CZ
Petr Jiran
15:30 – 16:00

Lightning Talks

Impact of Sandy
Jim Cowie, Renesys
IXPs in Romania
Cristian Copcea, InterLAN - Internet Exchange
Openbgpd Update
Claudio Jeker, OpenBSD
16:00 – 16:30

Closing of the 21st Euro-IX Forum

  • Open Mike
  • Thank yous
  • Final announcements

For those on a later flight and would like to join for a 'closing drink', we will meet in the hotel bar.

Bijal Sanghani, Euro-IX

Ariel Graizer Argentina

Arien Vijn Netherlands

Arnold Nipper Frankfurt , Germany

Arnold Nipper (born 1958) holds a degree in mathematics and is one of the founding fathers of DE-CIX where in his capacity as CTO/COO he has been responsible for operations and technical development from 2000 until 2015. Since 2016 he is Chief Technology Evangelist. The DE-CIX in Frankfurt am Main is the largest Internet Exchange worldwide where traffic exchange between Internet Service Providers (peering) takes place. DE-CIX also runs IXP in Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Munich, Palermo, Marseille, Madrid, Istanbul, Dallas and New York and operates the UAE-IX in Dubai. Arnold Nipper also served as board member at the Euro-IX, the umbrella association of Internet Exchanges for the RIPE region and was Euro-IX liasion for IX-F, the Internet Exchange Federation. Furthermore, Arnold was also a board member of PeeringDB until 04/2019 and is engaged in PeeringDB since 2008 in various roles.

Barry O'Donovan Dublin , Ireland

If you want to confuse Barry, ask him where he’s from: born in Cork, spent his formative years in Galway and married into Dublin. He got a honours degree in Maths, his first love, from NUI, Galway in 2001 and went on to do four years research in information theory in UCD’s Computer Science department.

It was 2008 when Nick Hilliard, INEX’s CTO, approached Barry to provide a couple days operational support to INEX. Little did Barry realise what a huge part of his life INEX would become – both here in Ireland supporting INEX’s infrastructure and membership but also as part of the larger European and international IXP community.

Barry is also the lead developer of IXP Manager ( – a full stack management system for IXPs which includes an administration and customer portal; provides end to end provisioning; and both teaches and implements best practice. INEX is very proud to say that this project is now in use at nearly 100 IXPs.

Ben Hedges London , United Kingdom

Bernhard Hahn Frankfurt , Germany

Bijal Sanghani London , United Kingdom

Bijal Sanghani is the Secretary General at Euro-IX based in London, UK.

Bijal’s experience includes DNS management for DEMON Internet, Provisioning Engineer at Level 3, Senior Operations Engineer at FLAG Telecom and Reliance Globalcom where she was involved from the beginning to build the FLAG IP network. In 2011 Bijal moved from an operational role to the top management role at Euro-IX. Euro-IX is a non-profit membership association for Internet Exchange Points (IXPs). In her role she brings the members together to share ideas and experiences on technical, commercial and regulatory matters, and works on other IXP related projects such as the IXPDB (IXP Database) and support programs to help IXPs in need. Bijal has grown the membership by over 90% since she started in 2011.

Bijal has been involved with the Peering and Interconnect Community since 2003, she’s been a RIPE NCC Services Working Group Co-chair since 2005 and served on the UKNOF Program Committee from 2006 until 2014. Bijal was elected on to the PeeringDB Board in 2017 where she currently serves as a Director.

Claudio Jeker Zurich , Switzerland

Claudio is a long time OpenBSD developer working mostly on networking stuff. Worked on bgpd, ospfd, ospf6d and the MPLS framework in OpenBSD.
Currently working full time on OpenBGPD.

Colin Silcock , United Kingdom

Jim Cowie

Cristian Copcea Bucharest , Romania

Ondřej Filip Prague , Czechia

Franck Simon Paris , France

Greg Hankins Atlanta , United States of America

Irina Trentea Leeds , United Kingdom

John D'Ambrosia Harrisburg , United States of America

Sergey Kiselev , Russia

Kurt Erik Lindqvist London , United Kingdom

Maria Hall Sweden

Petr Jiran Prague , Czechia

shlomo groisman

Steven Bakker Amsterdam , Netherlands

Fiona Asonga Nairobi , Kenya

Katsuyasu Toyama Tokyo , Japan

Vincent Chiu Singapore

Tomoya Yoshida , Japan

Pavel Zavyalov Moscow , Russia

Sunday Welcome Social

There will be welcome drinks and food served at the hotel.

Monday Dinner

Fotografiska, Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden