Managing Director - Euro-IX
Bijal's experience includes DNS management for DEMON Internet, Provisioning Engineer at Level 3 and Senior Operations Engineer at FLAG Telecom and Reliance Globalcom, where she was involved from the beginning to build the FLAG IP network.
In her role at Euro-IX 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 and support programs to help IXPs in need.
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 was elected on to the PeeringDB Board in 2017 where she currently serves as a Director.
EU Legal and Policy Advisor - Namex
Innocenzo Genna is the EU legal and policy advisor for Namex, the Internet Exchange of Rome. With respect to his general professional background, he is a legal and strategy consultant advising on European telecoms and Internet regulations. He also provides comments as a tech expert for various newpapers and for his professional blog RadioBruxellesLibera (https://radiobruxelleslibera.com). He held (and sometimes continue to hold) executive tasks in various European trade organizations dealing with telecoms and Internet, such as Euroispa (the European ISP Association), MVNO Europe (the European Association of MVNO), ECTA (the European Competitive Telecommunications Association) and the European Internet Forum (the main European foundation for Internet and telecoms). He’s currently member of the Advisory Board of Iliad Italia, while he also served as General Counsel for Tiscali S.p.A.
CTO - DE-CIX
Dr. Thomas King is in the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) industry for more than ten years. As Chief Technology Officer at DE-CIX, he and his team are responsible for building and operating the Interconnection Platform worldwide, designing and introducing new Interconnection products, and keeping customers happy with swift service provisioning executed by a 24/ Customer Service. DE-CIX is operating 28 IXPs on three continents. The world-leading IXP located in Frankfurt, Germany, connects more than 1000 networks and generates peak traffic of more than 10Tbps. The latest product developments include introducing a fully automated Cloud Exchange at DE-CIX, which offers dedicated connections to Cloud Service Providers such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS and Google Cloud.
Managing Director - BCIX
André is CTO at BCIX (Berlin Commercial Internet Exchange). After studying technical computer science he spent some years with Nokia as system architect in the mobile core network domain. His affinity for IP networks and Linux systems led him back to a Berlin based managed services provider. He was absorbed by BCIX in 2016 serving five years on the board of the association and eventually becoming full time staff in 2021.
Software Developer - CZ.NIC
Maria is working for CZ.NIC at project BIRD since 2015. She is a software developer with experience in network programming and performance optimization. Maria often floats on air in an ideal theory in vacuum. She appreciates hearing about real life problems and typical use cases of the protocols and software she is working at.
Veit Heller is a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. He’s been involved in software development around IXPs for about a decade, and has been in the trenches as well as helping lead teams and architect software.
Marco d'Itri has been involved with the Internet in Italy since the late '90s, and has been a Debian Developer for over 25 years.
He is employed by an italian cloud infrastructure, web hosting and colocation provider and also helps to run MINAP, the alternative IXP of Milano.
Greetings! This is Matsu from BBIX, My experties are IX facility provisioning, WDM design & install, as well as IXP ops for Tokyo, Osaka, US, HK, Manila sites.
I am dedicated to internet community, such as JANOG49,50,51 Program committiee, JANOG52 Program Committiee Chair, BICSI Telecommunication Distribution Manual 14th translation etc.
UNIX and RANCID freaks. My hobbies are soldering & coding.
I living with my wife and son in Yokohama, greater Tokyo area. Thank you!
DE-CIX Management Gmbh
Daniel Wagner holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and is currently a last-year PhD student at Max Planck Institute, University of Saarland. He focuses on network measurement, traffic classification and software defined networking (SDN) using novel programming languages. He joined DE-CIX in 2019 as a researcher and is involved in development of new products and solutions for IXPs.
Mikael is an experienced networking professional with over 30 years experience in telecom, networking and cloud industry as a subject matter expert. He has held various positions with major networking and telecom companies. Mikael is working for Extreme Networks and is by title Distinguished Engineer and a member of the office of the CTO at Extreme Networks.