Forum Program Committee

The forum programs are developed by the Euro-IX Forum Program Committee (FPC). You can submit a presentation for the FPC to review on the forum page.


Greg Hankins

Nokia - FPC Chair

Greg Hankins is a Senior Product Manager at Nokia for the 7750 SR and 7950 XRS product lines. He works with service providers and Internet exchanges around the world to deliver advanced network solutions. Greg has been an active member of the network operator and IXP community for over 15 years, and frequently speaks at network operator conferences on network technology and operational topics. Prior to joining Nokia, Greg held technical marketing and systems engineering positions at Brocade Communications, Force10 Networks and Riverstone Networks, and network engineering positions at MindSpring Enterprises and the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Mikael Holmberg

Extreme Networks

Mikael Holmberg is an experienced networking professional that has over 25 years experience in Telecom and Networking industry with expert level of knowledge acting as a subject matter expert in networking architectures and technologies. He has held various technical positions with major Networking and Telecom companies. Mikael joined Extreme Networks in 2000, and his current role is Senior Global Consulting Engineer. His responsibilities include technical consulting, and network design around various verticals. International experience working in many countries across the globe on a range of verticals including Data Center, Cloud, Multi-Tenant Cloud, HPC and IXPs.


Rob Lister


Rob started as LONAP's first full-time Senior Network Engineer in January 2012 to support the day-to-day operations and growth of the exchange. He has significant experience in layer 2 peering and IXP networks in particular. Rob deals with most of the day-to- day support queries, new connections and upgrades. Rob has worked in a number of roles including technical support, training and system administration for a variety of companies including Demon Internet, McLaren F1 and LINX.


Aleksi Suhonen


Aleksi Suhonen has been on the Internet since 1987 when he found out thelocal university was connected and in peering since 1997 when he went to work for a local Internet startup called Scifi Communications International.
Since then he has started a consulting company that helps other ISPs with internetworking issues and this company has also started a number of other companies to do with internetworking, such as an IXP and an operator neutral data centre.


Marc Bruyere


Marc Bruyere has a Ph.D from the LAAS CNRS in Toulouse France. He designed and deployed the rst European OpenFlow IXP fabric for the TouIX. He started his career in 1996 working for, and for Cisco, Vivendi Universal, Credit Suisse First Boston, Airbus/Dimension Data, Force10 Networks, and Dell. He is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert #16651. He has been involved in the NetFPGA project for a few years, and his thesis is about Open Source OpenFlow SDN for IXPs.Ciena is a network strategy and technology company. We translate best-in-class technology into value – with a relentless drive to create exceptional experiences measured by outcomes.


Róisí­n King


Róisín started as a Network Engineer for INEX in January 2016, to look after the day to day operations of INEX, including member support queries, bringing up new connections to the exchange, performing port upgrades and undertaking maintenance windows. She has broad experience in enterprise networking in IT departments in a variety of industries such as world sports governing bodies, airports, mining and engineering services. She has also worked with a Domain Registry where she was responsible for ensuring the continuous operation of the national registry's critical infrastructure and their edge network. Róisín also works as a Systems and Network Engineer at Island Bridge Networks.

Róisín regularly represents INEX at international industry conferences and meetings and joined the Programme Committee of Euro-IX in 2018.


Christoph Dietzel


Christoph Dietzel was recently promoted to Head of the Products & Research at DE-CIX, responsible for R&D, Product Management, Global Network Design, and Project Management. Before, he was Head of the R&D team for two years and responsible for several research initiatives, including numerous projects funded by the public sector (EU, German Federal Ministries) and internal development projects. Chris is a PhD student at the INET group, advised by Anja Feldmann at Technische Universität Berlin, since the end of 2014.
His ongoing research interests focus on Internet measurements/ security, routing, and traffic classification. Chris is also highly interested in IXP-related aspects of the Internet ecosystem.


Jo Fereday


When Jo started her electrical engineering degree she was surprised to discover she was one of only 2 women on a course of 50 people. Having worked in the IT industry for over 30 years Jo is still surprised. She is currently working as the product manager at The London Internet Exchange.