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NANOG Program Committee

The NANOG Program Committee solicits talks, works with potential speakers to refine presentations, and reviews proposals for technical accuracy and relevance presented at NANOG meetings to the NANOG audience. The NANOG Program Committee reviews presentation abstracts and selects talks based on applicability to backbone engineering and timeliness of the topic. The group comprises operators, researchers, and industry leaders, appointed by the Board of Directors. You can reach the PC at nanogpc@nanog.org.

Current members are:

Chair

Term ends:
2019-02-28

L Sean Kennedy
Verizon

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L Sean Kennedy is an active member of the Internet Engineering community and a Director of Network Engineering at XO Communications. He has been a member of the NANOG Program Committee since 2013.


Vice Chair

Term ends:
2019-02-28

Dani Roisman
SoftLayer Technologies

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Dani Roisman is currently the VP of Network Operations at SoftLayer Technologies (merged with The Planet Internet Services in Nov 2010), where he oversees the teams that run the network supporting over 80,000 managed servers across 11 datacenters. Prior to SoftLayer/The Planet, he was the Senior Network Architect and Network Engineering Team Lead at Peak Web Consulting, and prior to that Director of Network Engineering and Facilities Architecture at Sony Online Entertainment. Dani has specialized in large content datacenters and networks, with a focus on peering and multi-homing to reduce costs, improve customer negotiating stance, as well as increased network capacity, performance, and fault-tolerance. His network design and implementation accomplishments include massively-multiplayer games (EverQuest, Star Wars Galaxies, and PlanetSide) and social networking deployments hosting over 5,000 servers across 9 datacenters with Internet bandwidth capacities reaching 250Gbps.


Secretary

Term ends:
2019-02-28

Allison Feese-Stickland
CyrusOne

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I have been involved in the Internet industry for over 16 years with various service providers. My experience ranges from engineering and peering to operations which I gained through my various roles at Cable & Wireless, Broadwing and Level3. At Present I am a Senior Network Engineer at CyrusOne where I am responsible for network architecture, engineering and operations. My responsibilities encompass many technical aspects including network design and expansion, new service deployment, peering and customer support. My combined experience in engineering, peering and operations from a service provider environment and a data center environment will allow me to contribute ideas for interesting presentations and aid in selecting presentations that appeal to a broad base of Nanog participants. I have participated in Nanog conferences since February of 2001.


Member

Term ends:
2018-02-28

Kevin Blumberg
The Wire

Member

Term ends:
2019-02-28

Christina Y. Chu
NTT America, Inc.

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Currently, I am the director of IP Strategic Planning in the Global IP Network Business Unit in NTT America, Inc. I oversee IP peering for NTT/AS2914's global IP network. I have been in the company for 19 years, starting from a network engineer to managing an IP engineering team, and eventually moving to the current position. I have been attending NANOG since the late 1990s. I think NANOG has made great contributions to this industry. I benefitted from attending NANOG conferences both professionally and personally. I believe in giving back. Therefore, I would like to volunteer my service to the NANOG program committee. I think I have enough understanding of the NANOG culture, the needs of NANOG attendees and their companies to be an effective contributor in the Program committee. NTTA has been a diamond sponsor to NANOG and has been very supportive to NANOG. If I get accepted as a Program Committee member, I am sure I will have my company's support. On a personal note, I have a 17 yrs old son that just started college. I can now dedicate more time to my career and to my communities.


Member

Term ends:
2018-02-28

Anna Claiborne
Packet Fabric

Member

Term ends:
2019-02-28

Adam Davenport
GTT Communications

Member

Term ends:
2019-02-28

Greg Hankins
Nokia

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Greg Hankins has been attending NANOG since 1998, first as a network operator and now as a hardware vendor. He also attends APRICOT, Euro-IX, various Peering Forums, RIPE, and regional operator conferences where he frequently speaks on network technology and operational topics. Greg currently works as a Senior Product Line Manager for Nokia. In this role he works with service providers and Internet exchanges around the world as a product specialist, and he’s an active member of the network operator and peering community. His combined operator, customer, and vendor background give him a unique global view on current issues, topics and trends in the network operator community. In a past life, he organized four Annual Linux Showcase (ALS) conferences, hosted NANOG 21, served on the 1998 FREENIX and 1999 O'Reilly Open Source conference program committees, and served on the Linux Journal magazine advisory board. Term ends October 2013.


Member

Term ends:
2018-02-28

Steve Plote
Nokia

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Steve Plote, is Optics Consulting Engineer at Nokia. He is currently responsible for the support of all Nokia sales teams in the Americas as well as Channel Partners. Focusing on Network designs for the delivery of real time, next generation services for Video transport, Carrier Ethernet, Consumer Content Distribution, and Cloud Computing. He has personal responsibility for the network engineering and support for the WEB2.0 and Content Service Providers in North America. Mr. Plote has more than 30 years of experience in Data Center Interconnect, Telecommunications and LAN switching and transmission solutions. Prior to joining Nokia, he was Solutions Business Development and CSP Systems Engineering at BTI Systems and prior to that was Solutions Sales Director at Tellabs. He has many professional memberships and committee involvements including NANOG PC, OFC, MEF, IEEE, OSA, IEC and IETF.


Member

Term ends:
2019-02-28

Brad Raymo
Microsoft

Member

Term ends:
2018-02-28

Steven Schechter
Akamai Technolgies Inc.

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Steven Schecter is a Senior Network Architect at Akamai Technolgies Inc. Over the past 15 years, Steven has held engineering and architecture roles at Cablevision, Net Access, AboveNet, and Globix. He has extensive experience in ISP/access, Data Center, Eyeball networks, and CDNs. He most recently spent the past 6 years at Cablevision as a Senior Engineer within their strategy and technology (Office of the CTO) group. Steven began attending NANOG meetings in 1999.


Member

Term ends:
2018-02-28

Benson Schliesser
Brocade Communications

Member

Term ends:
2018-02-28

Jesse Sowell

Member

Term ends:
2019-02-28

Krassimir Tzvetanov
Fastly

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Over the past 7 years I worked on abuse/DDoS mitigation Yahoo! and Cisco. At Cisco I also provided consulting for a number of customers on security issues (including DDoS and threat intelligence related to it). Currently at A10 I focus on threat intelligence and product development for security products, as well as serve as high tier escalation point for high profile customers. I have presented at a number of conference on security and DDoS topics. I have ran or co-ran 3 Security Tracks at NANOG so far and I would like to see it have more security content, which I can both arrange for and deliver. I have desire to build a full day security focused track and I can recruit the presenters and deliver the content. More details about my work history can be found on my LinkedIn profile.


Member

Term ends:
2018-02-28

Chris Woodfield
Salesforce.com

Member

Term ends:
2019-02-28

Ryan Woolley
Netflix

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Ryan Woolley is Director of Global Network Architecture at Netflix, where he is responsible for the network architecture and engineering of the Open Connect CDN. He is also a member of the technical committee of Community IX, the operator of FL-IX in south Florida and CIX-ATL in Atlanta. Over the last 20 years, Ryan has been continuously involved in networking, with experience in enterprise, access, content delivery and Internet exchanges. He joined the Program Committee in 2014.