About the Speakers at the TXv6TF 2010 IPv6 Summit

Villayat Muhammad, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Villayat is a Cisco Veteran for over 12 years and one of the pioneers in the field of Voice Over IP Technology. He is a Solution Architect in a Service Provider System Unit at Cisco, serving globally the Service Provider community. In a day-to-day work Villayat focuses on the new technologies, architect new and innovative solutions and come up with implementations, which could potentially benefit Service Provider communities and eventually the end users. Currently he is working on hosted and collaboration Unified Communications solution for tier one Service Providers. He is also a President of an ERG (Employee Resource Group) group at Cisco and has passion to give back to our community. He has done many projects around the globe by filling the cultural gap, which helps Cisco developing their business in the emerging markets and educate their employees and customers. He lives in Murphy Texas with his wife and three lovely Kids.

Yenu Gobena, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Yenu Gobena, CCIE # 7646 is a Senior Solution Architect in the Advanced Service Central Engineering Design and Architecture team for Cisco Systems.   Over the past 10 years Yenu has been focusing on both Large Scale Service Provider and Enterprise designs and operations globally.  Focus areas have been around IPv6, Routing and Switching, MPLS, IP mobility and Next Generation Infrastructures Networks.   In the past few years Yenu has been leading the IPv6 Virtual team within the Cisco Service organization as well as focusing on internal and external Smart Grid Initiatives.  Yenu is a frequent Cisco networks speaker for IPv6, BGP and MPLS technologies.   Prior to joining Cisco 10 years ago, Yenu worked as a Network Engineer for MCI Communications.  Yenu has been in the networking industry for over 14 years.

Shannon McFarland, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Shannon McFarland is a Corporate Consulting Engineer for data center technologies and enterprise IPv6 design on Cisco’s Consulting Engineering team in the Office of the CTO. He is currently focused on data center design validation and optimization with an application/OS focus on Microsoft server applications and all things VDI. Also, he has been responsible for enterprise IPv6 design and deployment for more than eight years. Shannon has authored many technical papers, been a contributor to Cisco Press books, and is a frequent speaker at Cisco Networkers and other industry conferences. He has an upcoming book titled IPv6 Deployment for Enterprise Networks. Previously, Shannon was a Solutions Architect on the Enterprise Solutions Engineering (ESE) team and also a Cisco field systems engineer, supporting enterprise
customers and partners. Shannon has been in the networking and application industry for more than 16 years and at Cisco for 10+ years. He holds CCIE certification 5245.

Earl Carter, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Earl Carter is a security researcher that performs security evaluations on Cisco products as a member of the Cisco’s Strategic Technology Assurance Team (STAT). Earl became actively involved in computer and network security when he joined the Air Force Information Warfare Center in 1996. In 1999, Earl joined Cisco and worked on the development of the Intrusion Detection software as a signature developer and security researcher. From there, he became a member of STAT. During his time at Cisco, Earl has authored or co-authored the following Cisco Press Security books: Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System, Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System, CCSP Cisco Secure PIX Firewall Advanced Exam Certification Guide (CCSP Self-Study), CCSP SNPA Official Exam Certification Guide,CCSP IPS Exam Certification Guide, and Intrusion Prevention Fundamentals. Non-security activities includes being actively involved in scouting where he serves as the troop Chaplain, ATA Taekwondo where he currently holds a third degree black belt, and being a youth minister at church for high school students.

Harold Ritter, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Harold Ritter is a technical leader with the Cisco Advanced Services Central Engineering team. He is responsible for helping Cisco top-tier service provider customers to design, implement and troubleshoot routing protocols and multicast, for both IPv4 and IPv6, and MPLS solutions in their environment. He has been a network engineer for more than 15 years. Harold is a CCIE (#4168) for routing & switching and service provider.

Adeel Ahmed, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Adeel Ahmed, CCIE No. 4574, is a Sr. Manager in Cisco Advanced Services group. He has been with Cisco Systems for over 11 years. His areas of expertise include Access/Dial, Broadband Cable, SP Voice and IPv6. He has worked with major Cable MSOs in North America, EMEA and ASIAPAC in designing and troubleshooting Cable Networks. He has written several white papers and design guides used by customers, sales teams and Cisco engineers in deploying multi-services over cable networks. He has represented Cisco at industry technical forums such as IETF, APRICOT, SCTE, CableLabs, NCTA, NAv6TF, Networkers and Global IPv6 Summit. He is the co-author of 2 books: Deploying IPv6 in Broadband Access Networks and VoIP Performance and Optimization. Adeel holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering.

Faraz Shamim, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Faraz Shamim, CCIE #4131, is a Network Consulting Engineer with Cisco Systems.  He has written several documents, white papers and technical tips for OSPF, RIP, EIGRP and BGP on Cisco Connection Online, CCO (www.cisco.com). He has also been engaged in developing and teaching the Cisco Advance Training Bootcamps on Advanced IP Routing & IPv6. He has taught the Cisco Bootcamp Courses to several Universities and customers world wide. Faraz actively speaks at the US and International Conferences like Networkers and APRICOT on the subject of Link State Protocols, IPv6 & MPLS. Faraz is also an author of a Cisco press CCIE series book, Troubleshooting IP Routing Protocols”. Faraz has been with Cisco Systems since 1997 and speaking at Networkers Cisco Live events since 2000.

Salman Asadullah, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Salman Asadullah is a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco Systems and Fellow at IPv6 Forum. As a recognized expert within Cisco and the industry, Salman has been architecting large-scale IP and multiservice networks for over a decade. Salman represents Cisco in worldwide industry panel discussions and technical platforms such as Networks Operators Groups (NOG), APRICOT, IETF, IPv6 Technical Forums, CiscoLive and etc. Salman influences technology directions and decisions with Cisco business units and customers and Internet community at large.  Salman is a co-author and contributor of IETF IDs and RFCs.  Salman has produced several technical articles, white papers, as well as three networking technology books, Cisco CCIE Fundamentals: Network Design & Case Study, PDIO of the IPT Networks, and Deploying IPv6 in Broadband Access Networks. Salman is a Cisco Certified Internet Expert (CCIE No.2240) and holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Arizona and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kansas.

Owen DeLong, Hurricane Electric

Owen DeLong is an IPv6 Evangelist at Hurricane Electric and a member of the ARIN Advisory Council. Owen brings more than 25 years of industry experience. He is an active member of the systems administration, operations, and IP Policy communities. In the past, Owen has worked at Tellme Networks (Senior Network Engineer), Exodus Communications (Senior Backbone Engineer) where he was part of the team that took Exodus from a pre-IPO start up with 2 data centers to a major global provider of hosting services, Netcom Online (Network Engineer) where he worked on a team that moved the Internet from an expensive R&E tool to a widely available public access system accessible to anyone with a computer, Sun Microsystems (Senior Systems Administrator), and more. He can be reached as owend at he dot net.

Stephan Lagerholm, Secure64, Inc.

Stephan Lagerholm is an IPv6, DNS and IT-security expert with over 11 years of international and management experience.  He is currently employed at Secure64 Software Corporation where he is responsible for the design and roll-out of complex DNS solutions to large service providers worldwide.  Stephan’s background includes leadership positions at the largest networking and security system integrator in Scandinavia, and working for leading IPv6 product vendors. Stephan is CISSP certified and holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Uppsala University in Sweden. In his free time Stephan enjoys updating his blog at www.ipv4depletion.com. Stephan is also one of the directors at the Texas IPv6 Task Force

Tony Hain, Cisco Systems, Inc

Mr. Hain is currently the Senior Technical Leader, IPv6 technologies with Cisco Systems. In addition to providing guidance to the various internal product teams, he was also co-chair of the IETF working group developing IPv6 Transition tools. His IETF participation since 1987 includes a term on the Internet Architecture Board from 1997 – 2001. Named an IPv6 Forum Fellow in 2004, he is currently serving as Technology Director on the forum’s North American IPv6 task force steering committee. Prior to joining Cisco in 2001, he spent 5 years at Microsoft where his roles included Program Manager for IPv6, as well as Network Analyst for the CIO’s office. Prior to Microsoft, he was the Associate Network Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Internet effort, ESnet. With this range of roles, spanning the space between the implementation technologists and senior management, he brings a real world viewpoint to the deployment decision process.

Richard Jimmerson, ARIN

Richard Jimmerson is the Chief Information Officer of the
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). Richard focuses primarily on increasing awareness within the Internet community about the impending depletion of IPv4 address space and the need to adopt the next generation of the Internet Protocol, IPv6. Richard joined ARIN in 1998, and has managed both registration services and corporate operations. He also managed global communications and technical transition projects during the creation of two new RIRs – LACNIC (Latin America and parts of the Caribbean) and AfriNIC (Africa).
In 2007, he took on the job of CIO to dedicate himself to community outreach and education efforts. Prior to ARIN, Richard managed information systems for the United States Marine Corps. Richard is an expert on all matters related to Internet number resources and the Regional Internet Registry system. He has spoken at numerous Internet industry events throughout the world on technical issues related to IPv6 adoption and other matters facing the Internet community..

Martin Levy, Hurricane Electric

Martin Levy has been involved in the TCP/IP world since the publication of the first TCP/IP RFCs in the early 80’s. Born and educated in England, Martin moved to the United States to work as a software developer at the prestigious Bell Labs. It was at Bell Labs where he ran their first TCP/IP network-enabled UNIX computers. After seven years in New Jersey, Martin moved to California and joined the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial-life to continue his focus on networking software and systems. Since then Martin has been building networks in California, the US, Europe, Latin America and now in Asia. Since joining Hurricane Electric in early 2008, Martin has taken on the role of significantly expanding Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 global connectivity services.  Martin Levy’s major contribution to the IPv6 world while at Hurricane Electric has been his tireless pursuit in making IPv6’s global routing on-par or better than the existing Internet routing.

Jim Bates, Mu Dynamics

Jim has been involved in the telecommunication industry for over 10 years with expertise in IP services testing, network interoperability and network deployments.  He also served in the US Army for approximately five years, where he designed and implemented routing networks and researched new technologies for his division. Jim is currently Sr. Systems Implementation Engineer with Mu Dynamics. He is responsible for post-sales implementations to ensure customers successfully deploy the Mu Testing solution for Next-generation Network services testing.  Jim received a BS/EE degree from Texas A&M University, Kingsville.

Scott Hogg, GRTI

Scott Hogg is the Director of Technology solutions for Global Technology Resources, Inc. (GTRI) and has been a network computing consultant for over 18 years.  Scott provides network engineering, security consulting, and training services to his clients, focusing on creating reliable, high-performance, secure, manageable, and cost effective network solutions.  He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University, a M.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Colorado, along with his CCIE (#5133), CISSP (#4610), among many other vendor and industry certifications.  Scott has designed, implemented, and troubleshot networks for many large enterprises, service providers, and government organizations.  For the past 10 years Scott has been working with IPv6 technologies and recently has helped several Federal and commercial organizations with their IPv6 planning and implementation.  Scott has written several whitepapers on IPv6 and has given numerous presentations and demonstrations of IPv6 technologies.  He is also currently the Chair of the Rocky Mountain IPv6 Task Force.  Scott is also the author of the book titled IPv6 Security.  Scott can be reached at shogg@gtri.com or 303-949-4865.

Matt Chilek, SoftLayer

Matt Chilek – Vice President, Product Development Mr. Chilek is challenged with the design, creation, and implementation of the SoftLayer Infrastructure Management System. Mr. Chilek joined SoftLayer from The Planet where he was Director of Product Development from January 2003 through May 2005. Prior to The Planet, Mr. Chilek served as Senior Programmer at Catalog.com, where he managed all internal development projects and dedicated customer project managers. Mr. Chilek is proficient in C++, C, PHP, Perl, Cold Fusion, ASP.net, VB.net, ASP, SQL, PL/SQL, UBScript, Expect, HTML, and XML with emphasis on software design and execution. Mr. Chilek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

Keith Brumbaugh, Cisco Systems, Inc

Keith joined Cisco in January 2000, originally as a member of the WAN operations team.  In the years since he have filled a number of roles including 7 years as the technical lead for the team that runs Cisco’s global WAN backbone (the CAPNet).  In 2008 he accepted a position on the Cisco Network and Data Center Service’s architecture team and currently acting as the Domain Architect for Networking.  As the Domain Architect for networking he is responsible for all network architectures used by IT here at Cisco including IPv6.

Stan Barber, Academ Consulting Services

Stan is the chair of the TXv6TF and the Proprietor of Academ Consulting Services. He has served as Vice President of Network Operations at The Planet, a large privately held hosting company. He has worked as a Vice President involved in network operations, information technology and product management and engineering at NTT America and Verio (both subsidiaries of NTT Communications). He started his career in the ’80s working in various IT-related positions (including directing core network and systems administration activities) at Baylor College of Medicine. He has been an IPv6 advocate for more than a decade including testifying before a Congressional committee about IPv6 readiness in 2005.