2014 Global IPv6 Forum Summit


March 27 – 28, 2014 University of Texas at Dallas
8AM to 5PM

The Alexander Clark Center
800 West Campbell Road

Richardson, Texas 75080

The 2014 Global Summit is history !

If you attended, we hope you found it helpful. If you weren’t able to attend, we are sorry we missed you.

The presentations that we receive from presenters will be available on this in the few days as we receive them.

Final Agenda

The Final Agenda is available here in PDF format.


The sessions presented are listed below along with the session abstract from the final agenda. When a presenter has provided a copy of a presentation, the presentation title is a link to access that material.


9:00a-10:00a CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall) Opening Keynote
Dr. Vinton G. Cerf
The Role of IPv6 in the Internet of Things
We anticipate 10s of billions of devices coming online and there are some real challenges well beyond simply providing them with IP addresses. In this talk I hope to lay out some of these challenges and perhaps point towards their solution. Security, access control, configuration, upgrading, strong authentication, defense against attacks, etc.

10:00a-10:45a CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall)
Richard Jimmerson, CIO, ARIN
Status: IPv4 & IPv6
Global depletion of IPv4 will impact everyone, and IPv6 is essential to preparing for the future of the Internet. In this session Richard Jimmerson will provide an update of where ARIN stands with IPv4 depletion and share a historical perspective of IPv6 registration activity dating back to 1999. He will also discuss some notable IPv6 deployment trends of the last year, and describe why there is still much work to be done.

11:00a-11:30a CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall)
Dr. William Turner, Vice President of Data Center Architecture, Presidio
The Software Defined Future
With each new wave of technology, adoption promises simplification and cost savings. Software Defined Data-centers & Software Defined Networks will impact more areas in a business than any normal IT spend in 2014 and beyond. The emerging approach to infrastructure, which abstracts the intelligence of network routers and switches to a higher level control plane software, is not a new concept. Just as we have virtualized servers and storage, it is now time to apply this approach to the network.

11:30a-12:00p CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall)
John Burns, Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo’s IPv6 Journey
A walk-through of Wells Fargo’s approach to tracking, preparing for and adopting IPv6, discussing motivation, approach, achievements and general observations over the four years that we have been actively pursuing IPv6.

1:00p-4:45p CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall) Breakout: Advanced Tech Track

Jeff Doyle, Principal Architect with FishNet Security
IPv6 Address Design Principles
A major cause of unsuccessful IPv6 deployments is bad address design. Working with IPv6 addresses requires a completely different mindset than working with IPv4. The fundamental consideration when doing IPv4 address designs is conservation; IPv4 is a dwindling network resource. The IPv6 address space, on the other hand, is intentionally created to supply more addresses at every level – prefix, subnet, and host space – than you can ever possibly use. This presentation shows you how to overcome the IPv4 mindset when working with IPv6 and the advantages that doing so bring to your network.

Stephan Lagerholm, VP of Customer Solutions, Secure64
IPv6 and DNS
DNS is one of the core functions that need to work properly for a network to function. An end user can typically not distinguish between “Internet down” and “DNS down”. As such it is important the DNS works correctly regardless of IP transport protocol. Enabling IPv6 on a DNS server appears to be simple at a first glance. However there are several issues to take into account. This presentation will highlight some main differences between IPv4 only and dual stacked DNS servers and how they behave. Additionally, this presentation will discuss some of the newer technologies that are using DNS for various part of the IPv6 transition.

Brandon Ross, CEO, Network Utility Force
IPv6 Trials
Field, beta, limited deployment, lab, opt in or opt out, how to choose and what to consider to make IPv6 a reality in your network.

Timothy Martin, Cisco
IPv6 Multicast Primer
IPv6 changes our perspective on the traditional broadcast domain. While an organization may not be offering Multicast services on their LAN’s, there are many issues with Multicast packets on those LAN’s. This session will examine those issues and bring the attendee to an understanding of what is on their LAN’s and how to facilitate the proper use of Multicast in their networks. Topics include: Layer 2 Multicast formats, Solicited Node Multicast Address, Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) operation and TCAM sizing.

Glenn Ricart, Founder and CTO, US Ignite
US Ignite and Next-Gen Network Applications:
US Ignite is catalyzing advanced technology applications with impact in healthcare, education, public safety, transportation, advanced manufacturing, and other public benefit areas. Many of these applications have packet addressing challenges that play to the strengths of IPv6. These apps often provide real-time response when, in addition to IPv6, they also leverage local cloud computing and software-defined networking.

1:00p-4:45p HH2.706 (Academic Bridge Program Lab) Breakout: Tutorial
Dr. Ravi Prakash, The University of Texas at Dallas
IPv6 Tutorial

1:00p-4:45p CN1.126 (Closed Breakout Room) Breakout: Lab
Jeff Carrell, Network Security Consultant at Network Conversions
Hands-on Lab

4:45p-5:00p CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall) Thursday Wrap-up
House-keeping notes and what is to come.

FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014

9:00a-10:00a CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall) Opening Keynote
Latif Ladid, Dallas 2014 IPv6 Talk
IPv6 Deployment worldwide is becoming a reality now with some countries achieving more than 5% user penetration with Belgium and Switzerland reaching double digits v6 coverage on Google IPv6 stats. The US remains by far the biggest adopter of IPv6 with over 16 Million users followed by Germany, Japan and China with some 5 M users. Worldwide IPv6 deployment has passed the 3% bar doubling every 6 months. If this trend continues, we should achieve 50% by 2016 which would be the inflection point when the full roll-out of IPv6 becomes a strategic plumbing decision of the networks, a topic that is avoided so far due to many strategic and resources issues (top management decision-making, lack of v6 skilled engineers and v6 deployment best practices, very limited ISP v6 access deployment, …). New topics are more on the lime light such as Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, SDN, NFV, 5G,… However, these fields are taking IP networking for granted designing them on IPv4/NAT building non-scalable and non-end to end solutions. The IPv6 Forum is driving new initiatives to garner support and create awareness in these are with initiatives such as the IEEE Comsoc IoT, SDN-NFV and 5G: http://www.comsoc.org/about/committees/emerging

10:30a-12:30a CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall) Breakout: Lessons Learned Track
Rich Lewis, Oracle Enterprise IPv6, IPv6 Product Manager
Affecting Positive Change
They say change is a constant, but is it always for the best? Join us in a presentation of how one global enterprise is leveraging IPv6 to affect positive changes by exploring lessons learned and best practices.

Owen Delong, Hurricane Electric
IPv6 – What I’ve Learned in 5 years of Evangelizing
An interactive discussion of the deployment of IPv6 and things I’ve learned in helping others to deploy it. Topics will include reasons people deploy IPv6, and reasons they don’t. IPv6 deployment pitfalls and errors I’ve encountered along the ways. How to design an IPv6 network, dealing with legacy equipment, and more. Bring your ideas, thoughts, preconceived notions, fears, and any other feelings about IPv6 and be prepared to share.

Jeffry J. Handal, Louisiana State University
IPv6 Matures
From Stability to Security: World IPv6 Day opened our eyes. World IPv6 Launch allowed us to see. With operating systems fully supporting IPv6, web browsers becoming aware, and more applications understanding it, we are reaching a tipping point. It is time for the rest of us to sail into the future of a free and open Internet. IPv4 has served as well; it has helped us learn and improve; it laid the foundation for the highly connected world we have today. Now, it is time to let IPv6 forge the connected world of tomorrow we all envision. The presentation aims to encourage adoption and practical lessons learned by preventing some of the “gotchas.” What did we do? What have we learned? What we can share? We offer a starting point much safer, and much more stable, than what we had years ago. Take a learning leap with us, and welcome to the future with IPv6.

10:30a-2:15a CN1.126 (Closed Breakout Room) Breakout: Lab
Jeff Carrell, Network Security Consultant at Network Conversions
Hands-on Lab

1:30p-2:15p CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall)
Aaron Hughes, 6connect
Network complexity and the impact of IPv6

2:15p-3:00p CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall)
Mike Worthen, NetApp
With regard to IPv6, Big Data, Analytics, Software Defined Networking, Converged Infrastructures and Video are all examples of the continued data explosion and why storage is critical to this evolution. NetApp is a 20+ year old storage company that continues to evolve and lead in the storage industry. Today we will discuss how NetApp has been the leader in Network based storage technologies, challenges customers are facing with the wave of IP based application utilization, and the path customers and technology advancements are driving Ethernet.

3:30p-4:15p CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall)
Geoff Mulligan, NIST
SmartAmerica Challenge White House project

4:15p-5:00p CN1.112 (Large Lecture Hall) Closing Panel
Stephan Lagerholm, TXv6TF, and Christine Malina-Maxwell, UT Dallas moderators
General comments and summit summary


The University of Texas at Dallas (The University of Texas at Dallas is our official host sponsor)
(Presidio, a Cisco Gold Partner, is the official gold sponsor for this event)
NetApp (NetApp is an official silver sponsor for this event)
Cisco Systems (Cisco Systems is an official bronze sponsor for this event)
6Connect (6connect is an official bronze sponsor for this event)
US Ignite (US Ignite is an official bronze sponsor for this event)
ARIN (ARIN is an official bronze sponsor for this event)
Secure 64 (Secure64 is an official bronze sponsor for this event)
Network Utility Force (Network Utility Force is an official bronze sponsor for this event)
Dell (Dell is an official Friday refreshment sponsor for this event)
gogo6 (gogo6 is an official media sponsor for this event)
SoftLayer (SoftLayer is our official hosting provider)

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