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NANOG 66 Agenda

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Sunday, February 7 2016
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3:00pm - 8:00pmOffsite - Ultimate SkyboxSocial
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4:00pm - 6:00pmBay View FoyerRegistration
Monday, February 8 2016
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8:30am - 11:00amPavillionExtended BreakfastSponsors:
8:30am - 5:00pmBay View FoyerRegistration
10:00am - 10:30am

Grande Ballroom

Conference Opening

Welcome to San Diego! A word from our local Host and Connectivity Sponsors as well as the NANOG Board and Program Committee Leadership.

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Speakers:

  • Al Burgio, IIX
  • Al is the Founder & CEO of IIX. He has lead IIX’s global expansion since founding the company in 2011. In 2013, Al moved from Ontario, Canada to establish the company’s new headquarters in Silicon Valley, California. IIX now has over 100 employees across 5 offices in 4 countries and over 150 global points of presence across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

  • Greg Dendy, Equinix
  • Greg Dendy manages networks and engineers for Equinix in North America. He and his team of tireless engineers operate the Equinix Internet Exchange platforms and other networks including carrier ethernet, Metro DWDM and TDM/SONET platforms to a five nines uptime standard. Greg began his career with Pacific Bell/SBC Internet during the rollout of broadband in the mid/late 1990s, did time with @Home during the implosion of 2001 and has been working for Equinix since 2004. He received a BA from UC Santa Barbara and a MA from CSU Chico.
  • Raj Khurana.
  • Tony Tauber, Comcast
  • In his role as Distinguished Engineer at Comcast, Tony focuses on Backbone and Core network architecture and engineering with particular attention to measurement, manageability, and automation. He also partners with the research and education communities on projects and currently chairs the NANOG Program Committee. In the past Tony held senior network engineering positions at BBN, GTE Internetworking, Genuity, Level3, and MIT Lincoln Lab as well as served as co-chair of the Routing Protocol Security working group in the IETF.
pdfConference Opening(PDF)
youtubeConference Opening
10:30am - 11:00am

Grande Ballroom

Is IPv6 Really Faster?

Experiences using a large scale measurement program to provide an answer to the perennial question of whether IPv6 is faster or slower than IPv4.

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Speakers:

  • Geoff Huston, APNIC
  • Geoff Huston works as the Chief Scientist at APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific region. His research interests include addressing, routing, the domain name system, security and measurement.
pdfIs IPv6 Really Faster(PDF)
youtubeIs IPv6 Really Faster?
11:00am - 11:30am

Grande Ballroom

Lost Stars - Why Operators Switch off IPv6

We discovered that 460 RIPE NCC members had recently stopped announcing their IPv6 prefix. We found that number quite concerning and contacted those members to ask why they withdrew their announcement. Within a very short time frame, we received a good number of responses to the survey and also many direct emails. We would like to present the results and get feedback on possible solutions.

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Speakers:

  • Emile Aben, RIPE NCC
  • Emile Aben is a System Architect for the Research and Development department. Prior to that role, he worked in the RIPE NCC Science Group as a research engineer since 2009. In the 10 years before that he worked as a web developer, sysadmin, security consultant and researcher. He is interested in Internet measurement and technology changes like the transition to IPv6. He frequently posts on RIPE Labs.
pdfLost Stars - Why Operators Switch off IPv6(PDF)
youtubeLost Stars - Why Operators Switch off IPv6
11:30am - 12:00pm

Grande Ballroom

Move Fast, Unbreak Things!

Every network fails, and large networks fail more often. Many times the issue is clearly visible, but every now and then there is something that goes by undetected by traditional monitoring systems (read - link down alarms, or packet drop/error counters). This talk summarizes Facebook's experience of building a "black-box" fault detection and isolation system for data-center and backbone networks. The heart of the system is high-rate active probing component that allows for detection of failures regardless of the underlying cause. One of the prominent aspects of the system is its aim at real-time detection, allowing for practical reaction times from 10 to 20 seconds. We argue that this is likely one key feature that made system practical and useful to operations. Retrospectively, we review the system's evolution, which went through multiple iterations, and compare different kinds of problems that arise in data-center, backbone and edge segments of the networks. Finally, we discuss the challenges specific to fault isolation and present our current approach, as well as the vision for future evolution.

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Speakers:
  • Petr Lapukhov, Facebook.
pdfMove Fast, Unbreak Things!(PDF)
youtubeMove Fast, Unbreak Things!
12:00pm - 1:30pmHarbor Island 2Newcomers LunchSponsors:
12:00pm - 1:30pmPavillionWelcome LunchSponsors:
1:30pm - 2:00pm

Grande Ballroom

What's NetDevOps? Why?

The year is 2016. After little turmoil, DevOps has taken over the server world. However, deep in the heart of the cubicles, network engineers still toil and type away at manual configurations. NetDevOps is here to change all of that. Why do you need DevOps in your network? What does DevOps even mean for Network Engineers? How do you start? What benefits will it give you? How can you combine this with automation? These questions will be answered in this talk!

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Speakers:

  • Leslie Carr, SFMIX
  • Leslie Carr is currently on the board of directors at SFMIX and happily running away from the responsibilities of day jobs. Before becoming a funemployed bum, Leslie was a devops engineer at Cumulus Networks. Previous to that, she was on the production side of the world at many large websites, such as Google, Craigslist, and Wikimedia. She is a lover and user of open source and automation, and she dreams of robots taking over all of our jobs one day.
pdfWhat's NetDevOps? Why?(PDF)
youtubeWhat's NetDevOps? Why?
2:00pm - 2:30pm

Grande Ballroom

Investigation of Dependencies between IXPs

The intuitive understanding of the traffic dependencies of major IXPs is that if one IXP goes down the traffic volumes carried by this IXP moves to the other ones. A major incident of one of the most respected and largest IXPs in May 2015 shows that if one of the major IXP goes down the traffic volumes at other major IXPs can be also negatively impacted. We at DE-CIX investigated this phenomenon and found asymmetric routing paths, overloaded remote peering routers and user behaviour to be possible causes. To investigate asymmetric routing paths we developed a toolset called jAtlasX. jAtlasX utilizes RIPE Atlas probes for traceroute measurements between two ASes and identifies IXPs traversed and asymmetric routing paths. This presentation contains findings coming from this incident and gives insights into the measurements DE-CIX was conducting facilitating the jAtlasX toolset and RIPE Atlas probe platform.

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Speakers:
  • Daniel Kopp, DE-CIX.
pdfInvestigation of Dependencies between IXPs(PDF)
youtubeInvestigation of Dependencies between IXPs
2:30pm - 3:00pmBayview LawnBreakSponsors:
3:00pm - 5:00pmNautilus 1&2

Coding BOF

This pilot of a "Coding BOF" will be a unrecorded session, that will not require slides, where those interested could join together to share ideas and present the work individuals or groups have accomplished. The first half of the BOF would be largely PeeringDB centric, as this is of interest to many in the community. Several different people will present techniques used to leverage the PDB2.0 API, and how it has benefitted their employing organizations. The BOF will not be limited to PDB API use, and I am currently searching for further topics and presenters on network automation to round out the agenda. Below are two confirmed presentations: PeeringDB 2.0 API / automation : Matt Griswold - http://docs.peeringdb.com/presentation/PeeringDB_Version_2-Introduction.pdf Safety mechanism for automated deployment : Job Snijders - ways to ensure your automated tasks don't take your network down - stories from others on "oh oops” moments

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Speakers:

  • Matt Griswold, United Internet Exchange
  • Matt Griswold is co-founder of United IX, an Internet exchange in Chicago. He has been instrumental in launching several technology companies since 1999, playing key roles in development, networking and system administration. Mr. Griswold is passionate about coding and peering and has volunteered for Euro-IX, NANOG, Open-IX and PeeringDB.

  • Elisa Jasinska, BigWave
  • Elisa Jasinska started her Internet career as a Network Engineer at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange in 2005. Over the years, she has implemented numerous traffic accounting solutions, as well as many automation tools and systems for various companies. She takes great pleasure in discovering new technologies, solving problems and actively participating in the Internet community.

  • Job Snijders, NTT Communications
  • Job is actively involved in the Internet community both in an operational capacity and as a founder of cooperation efforts such as the NLNOG RING. He has taught service providers in the Middle East how to deploy IPv6 and has a passion for Routing Security and Automation. Job holds a position at NTT Communications IP Development Department.

  • Jesse Sowell, MIT
  • Jesse Sowell recently completed a PhD entitled “Finding Order in a Contentious Internet” in the Technology, Management, and Policy track of MIT’s Engineering Systems Division. Sowell’s dissertation evaluated common resource management institutions that sustain the integrity of the Internet’s numbering and routing system, focusing on the character of authority in these communities (in contrast to state authority) and the family of consensus processes used to adapt resource policy apace with Internet growth and development. Sowell’s has previously done work on the contextual integrity of online privacy (Master’s thesis). Currently, Sowell is a Research Affiliate at MIT building on his work with anti-abuse communities as one element in the larger complex of non-state (“private”) institutions supporting cybersecurity. Sowell is also building on his studies of IX development and management, most notably contributing to ISOC’s work on IX deployment in developing regions.
pdfCoding BOF(PDF)
pdfCoding BOF(PDF)
pdfN.A.P.A.L.M. Update(PDF)
pdfNetwork Automation Do's & Dont's(PDF)
pdfPopulating IX Participant Data(PDF)
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Grande Ballroom

Hands-on DNSSEC with DNSViz

DNSSEC enables the authentication of DNS responses. Despite this benefit, expert DNS operators have observed that there are challenges in understanding, deploying, monitoring and troubleshooting DNSSEC. DNSViz was developed to address these challenges by adding a suite to the existing DNS analysis tools in order to retrieve and analyze relevant DNS and DNSSEC information and present it to the user in graphical and programmatic formats. This tutorial will get hands-on with DNSSEC concepts by performing some DNSSEC signing, validation and manipulation, and using DNSViz to analyze and monitor the configurations. Prerequisites: The tutorial seeks to both instruct the DNSSEC novice and provide additional perspective to the DNSSEC experts. Some familiarity with DNS and Linux OS-based tools are helpful but not required. Please come prepared to participate with: Laptop computer Laptop power adapter Internet access VirtualBox installed on your laptop, preferably version 5.0 (latest) The tutorial demo VM image, downloaded, unzipped, and installed, following the instructions at: http://dnsviz.net/demo/

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Speakers:

  • Casey Deccio, Verisign Labs
  • Casey Deccio is a Senior Research Scientist at Verisign Labs. Among his research and development interests and goals are DNSSEC deployment enhancements, DNS ecosystem tools/monitoring, and the measurement, modeling, and analysis of deployed Internet protocols, including DNS/DNSSEC and IPv6. While a Principal Research and Development Cyber Security Staff member at Sandia National Laboratories, where he had been employed since 2004, and where he was responsible for network-related research and development, including DNSSEC and IPv6 deployment efforts. At Sandia he developed DNSViz, the widely used Web-based tool for DNS analysis and visualization. Casey earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from Brigham Young University, and received a Ph.D. from UC Davis, in Computer Science. His dissertation was a study of dependencies in the DNS, which form a model for quantifying and improving DNS availability through careful deployment practices.
pdfHands-on DNSSEC with DNSViz(PDF)
youtubeHands-on DNSSEC with DNSViz
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Nautilus 4&5

Research and Education Track

The R&E track will feature presentations of some promising new ideas on both BGP measurement and analysis as well as DDoS defense. The following talks will be presented in this session: - Isolario: the real-time Internet routing observatory [Luca Sani, IIT-CNR] - BGPStream: a framework for historical analysis and real-time monitoring of BGP data [Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA] - Investigating Interdomain Routing Policies in the Wild [Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University] - An opensource recipe for detecting DDoS and automate mitigation techniques [Vicente De Luca, Zendesk] - Bohatei: Flexible and Elastic DDoS Defense [Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University] The presentation slots will be shorter than the general session so as to make sure that there is sufficient time for interacting with the authors and providing feedback on the ideas being presented.

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Speakers:

  • Ruwaifa Anwar, Stony Brook University
  • Ruwaifa Anwar is a second year PhD student at Stony Brook University, New York. Broadly interested in Networks and Systems, his research currently focuses on measuring BGP routing policies and detecting BGP hijacks and interception. He did his BS in Computer science from LUMS, Pakistan where he worked on projects related to loss differentiation in WiFi devices and long distance WiFi communication.

  • Alberto Dainotti, CAIDA, UC San Diego
  • Alberto Dainotti is a Research Scientist at CAIDA (Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis), University of California San Diego, USA. In 2008 he received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering and Systems at the Department of Computer Engineering and Systems of University of Napoli "Federico II", Italy. His main research interests are in the field of Internet measurement and network security, with a focus on the analysis of large-scale Internet events. He co-authored several peer-reviewed papers published at conferences and in scientific journals and is regularly invited speaker at conferences, workshops, and operational meetings (DARPA, FCC, IETF, ISOC, RIPE). In 2012 he was awarded the IRTF Applied Networking Research Prize. He regularly serves for the European Commission and the US National Science Foundation as an independent reviewer of projects of project proposals.

  • Vicente De Luca, Zendesk
  • My passion for systems and networking started at the age 7, when my father, an enthusiast engineer, became sharing his knowledge while we were having fun maintaining a UNIX bulletin board system (BBS) for our friends and local community. Three years later at 1996 we started the first Internet Service Provider at our region, being part and bit responsible for Internet raising at our hometown, based at the northside of Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Happy times!! Deep passionate with my current role as part of the Network Engineering & Operations team for a large enterprise cloud where the amazing Zendesk platform lives around the globe.

  • Seyed K. Fayaz, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Seyed K. Fayaz is a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University. He is broadly interested in computer networks and security. He is a recipient of the CMU Bertucci Fellowship and the VMware Graduate Fellowship.

  • Manish Karir, QuadMetrics
  • Manish Karir has been an active participant in the NANOG community since 2005. He is a frequent presenter at NANOG and over the past 10 years has had the opportunity to present over 11 times on a wide variety of topics including, BGP analysis tools, traffic analysis and visualization tools, darknet traffic research, IRR enhancements, network reputation and RBL analysis, IPv4 address sharing techniques, and cybersecurity posture metrics. His research interests include Internet measurement studies, and large scale network data collection and analysis. Manish is currently the Chief Technology Officer at QuadMetrics.

  • Luca Sani, IIT-CNR
  • Luca Sani received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Pisa, respectively in 2008 and 2010. In 2014 received his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the Institute for Advanced Studies - IMT Lucca. Since then he is a Post Doc researcher at the Institute of Informatics and Telematics of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa, Italy where is currently working on the Isolario project.In 2013 he was a visiting researcher at the Computer Science Department of the Colorado State University, working on a BGP monitoring project. His research interests are mainly related to the mapping, analysis and monitoring of the Internet inter-domain routing system.
pdfFayaz R&E Track(PDF)
pdfIsolario R&E Track(PDF)
pdfOpen Source R&E Track(PDF)
pdfResearch and Education Track(PDF)
pdfResearch and Education Track(PDF)
pdfResearch and Education Track(PDF)
youtubeResearch and Education Track
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7:00pm - 10:30pmOffsite - Stone Brewing World Bistro & GardensSocial
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Tuesday, February 9 2016
Time/Webcast:Room:Topic/Abstract:Presenter/Sponsor:Presentation Files:
8:30am - 9:30amHarbor Island 2 - By Invitation OnlyMembers Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30amPavilionPower BreakfastSponsors:
8:30am - 5:00pmGrande FoyerRegistration
9:30am - 11:00am

Nautilus 1&2

ARIN Public Policy Consultation Session

ARIN will hold a Public Policy Consultation at NANOG 66 to discuss possible changes to number policy. Network operator feedback and face-to-face discussion of Internet number resource policy is crucial to the efficient and timely management of IP address space. ARIN PPC Track Agenda: * Opening announcements * ARIN Update - Data provided on the trend of IP address transfer requests, and NRPM section 4.10 micro assignments used for IPv6 transition technologies that would require routing of blocks smaller than a /24 * Update on Advisory Council Activities - Overview of AC efforts and the policy changes currently being considered * Recommended Draft and Draft Policy Discussion - Draft Policy ARIN-2015-2: Modify 8.4 (Inter-RIR Transfers to Specified Recipients) - Current policy has a 12 month hold on IP resources acquired by an organization before they can be transferred to an organization in another Region. This requirement is an effort to avoid "flipping", but prevents global organizations from moving resources between affiliated companies. - Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-5: Out of region use - This proposal would allow requests for resources to be used outside the ARIN region. - Draft Policy ARIN-2015-7: Simplified requirements for demonstrated need for IPv4 transfers - This proposal would add another way for recipients in the ARIN region to qualify for an IPv4 transfer by showing 50% use of all space within two years, with officer attestation. - Recommended Draft Policy ARIN-2015-11: Remove transfer language which only applied pre-exhaustion of IPv4 pool - This proposal is a policy clean up effort to remove wording that is no longer relevant now that the IPv4 free pool is exhausted. * Open discussion for continued feedback on the content of future ARIN Public Policy Consultations * Closing Announcements The full texts of all number policy proposal are available at: https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/

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Speakers:

  • Dan Alexander, Comcast
  • Dan Alexander is currently a Network Engineer for Comcast Cable. He is responsible for the planning and management of Internet number resources on the cable network. Prior to joining Comcast, he served a similar role with Excite@Home after obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University. Dan was elected to the ARIN Advisory Council in October of 2005 and re-elected in 2008, 2011, 2014 (for a one-year term), and 2015. His current term expires 31 December 2018.
pdfARIN Public Policy Consultation Session(PDF)
youtubeARIN Public Policy Consultation Session
9:30am - 11:00am

Nautilus 4&5

Data Center Track - How Good is Your Data Center?

The Data Center Track at NANOG 66, led by Gabe Cole strives to outline structures and tools to help organizations develop a framework for evaluating data center performance and differentiate among service offerings. John Hawkins talk 7 Ways to Reduce Your Data Center Risk will address risk assessment and analysis as they relate to data center functionality, location, redundancy, industry standards, upgrades and maintenance, and disaster recovery planning. Gabe Cole will then address the key aspects of data center configuration that should be evaluated in the procurement process, such as low voltage design, cabinet selection and layout, and power delivery. A panel discussion with speakers Gabe Cole, John Hawkins, Phill Lawson-Shanks, and Craig Weick will debate how to approach the selection of data center providers, how to consider and measure data center services as a "utility," and metrics to understand data center efficiency and actual compute resource requirements to minimize idle power. Gabe Cole will summarize the accomplishments of the Open-IX Association specifying requirements for interconnection-ready datacenter services and would like to solicit datacenter-minded volunteers to support Open-IX certification of data center services.

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Speakers:

  • Gabe Cole, RTE Group, Inc.
  • Gabe Cole Chair, Data Center Standards Open-IX Gabe Cole, founder of RTE Group, is an accomplished technology executive with over 20 years’ experience across data center, network, and cloud. Gabe assists service providers and enterprises with converged network and data center design, procurement, and migration including colocation and the XaaS stack of services. He has personally worked on over 150 engagements in North America and EMEA. He is an expert at balancing reliability and performance requirements against technology and business limitations to consistently increase performance at progressively lower price points. In addition, he is frequently called on by investors for assistance with data centers, telco hotels, data center technologies, and services companies.

  • John Hawkins, vXchnge
  • John Hawkins is an author, speaker, writer, strategist and technologist, with over 20 years in business as a consultant to fortune 25-500+ companies. He is currently VP of Marketing at vXchnge, an operator of next-generation, software-defined, intelligent data centers. Prior to joining vXchnge, John was a Senior Director at RiverMeadow Software where he was responsible for enablement and training. Prior to RiverMeadow, John served as the Chief Services Architect and Trusted Adviser for Cloud Computing at BMC Software. In this role, John had global responsibility for managing 2 of the 3 Global BMC Centers-of-Excellence, Data Center COE and Performance & Availability COE. John has also worked for other leading edge companies, such as VMware, Oracle, BEA System, and Webtrends (NetIQ).

  • Phill Lawson-Shanks, EdgeConnex
  • Chief Architect & VP of Innovation Phill Lawson-Shanks has been at the forefront of designing and deploying industry leading solutions in both the UK and the US for over 25 years. Prior to EdgeConneX, Lawson-Shanks was CTO of Virtacore responsible for datacenter build-out, network core architecture & systems to accommodate the migration and consolidation of thousands of clients and infrastructure. Lawson-Shanks team also designed and deployed the world’s largest VMware based Public Cloud. At Alcatel-Lucent he served as Chief Strategy Officer for the Strategic Solutions Division where he introduced and led their transition to the cloud, virtualizing their services & creating meaningful time and cost savings. As VP and GM of Hosting at SAVVIS, Lawson-Shanks re-establish the Managed Hosting business as well as introduce the first ‘virtual server’ product. As VP and GM of Digital Media at MCI, Lawson-Shanks founded the division and received several related patents in the process.

  • Craig Weick, CME Group
  • Executive Director Co-Location Product Management
pdfData Center Track(PDF)
youtubeData Center Track - How Good is Your Data Center?
9:30am - 11:00am

Grande Ballroom

NetOps Coding 101 - Python Intro and Regular Expression Deep Dive

(This is a repeat of the tutorial that was presented at NANOG 64 in San Francisco) Do you find yourself wanting to write a robot but not quite sure where to start? Ever find yourself typing the same set of commands on the CLI of silly network devices all day long? Well, you're in luck! This class is aimed at the absolute beginner to coding and in it we'll walk through all the foundations needed to write a few scripts to collect data from network devices to help in analyzing / responding to various error conditions. This class will be fully immersive using a mix of both teaching and hands-on lab activities. The focus is to empower you with the knowledge and practice to begin building your very own "FBAR" -- Facebook's system for automated repair of network and server faults with code. We'll cover Python basics, show you how to use software to act as a human on your network devices, and go all in on regular expressions (the secret to automating the unknown!). Please join us for fun, learning, and laughter :-D!

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Speakers:

  • David Swafford, Facebook
  • David Swafford is a Network Engineer who focuses on automation & tooling for Facebook's production network. Prior to FB, he worked in both the enterprise and academic space and has been involved with computer networking since 1997! Beyond networking and software, he's a Linux nerd and also loves diving into databases every now and again. Outside of tech, he can be found anywhere where both sunlight and competition might be - training for an alternate career in the sport of triathlon :-D! He also loves teaching and cooking for friends!
pdfNetOps Coding 101(PDF)
youtubeNetOps Coding 101 - Python Intro and Regular Expression Deep Dive
11:00am - 11:30amBay View LawnBreakSponsors:
11:30am - 1:00pm

Grande Ballroom

NetOps Coding 101 - Python Intro and Regular Expression Deep Dive (Part 2 of 2)

(Continuation of the first session of this introductory Tutorial.) Do you find yourself wanting to write a robot but not quite sure where to start? Ever find yourself typing the same set of commands on the CLI of silly network devices all day long? Well, you're in luck! This class is aimed at the absolute beginner to coding and in it we'll walk through all the foundations needed to write a few scripts to collect data from network devices to help in analyzing / responding to various error conditions. This class will be fully immersive using a mix of both teaching and hands-on lab activities. The focus is to empower you with the knowledge and practice to begin building your very own "FBAR" -- Facebook's system for automated repair of network and server faults with code. We'll cover Python basics, show you how to use software to act as a human on your network devices, and go all in on regular expressions (the secret to automating the unknown!). Please join us for fun, learning, and laughter :-D!

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Speakers:

  • David Swafford, Facebook
  • David Swafford is a Network Engineer who focuses on automation & tooling for Facebook's production network. Prior to FB, he worked in both the enterprise and academic space and has been involved with computer networking since 1997! Beyond networking and software, he's a Linux nerd and also loves diving into databases every now and again. Outside of tech, he can be found anywhere where both sunlight and competition might be - training for an alternate career in the sport of triathlon :-D! He also loves teaching and cooking for friends!
youtubeNetOps Coding 101 - Python Intro and Regular Expression Deep Dive 2
11:30am - 1:00pmNautilus 1&2

Security Track: At the Intersection of Anti-Abuse and Infrastructure

The objectives of this security track are to provide: 1. a primer on the shared goals and incentives of operator groups and anti-abuse groups, 2. a review contemporary trends, presented by active anti-abuse community participants, 3. a narrower review of these trends, focusing on those faced by both communities, how they interact and the how costs propagate within the network operations industry, the messaging industry, and on to consumers 4. pragmatic advice on how reputation is imbued and how it can be repaired Dennis Dayman Member of the Board at M3AAWG Chief Privacy and Security Officer at Return Path. ==== Tobias Knecht Co-Chair of RIPE Anti-Abuse Working Group Abuse Desk SIG in M3AAWG CEO of Abusix ==== Tom Shaw SURBL Hosting SIG in M3AAWG ==== Dave Crocker M3AAWG Senior Technical Advisor and longstanding participant in IETF ==== Jared Mauch NTT America J.D. Falk Award from M3AAWG for his work on the OpenResolver project ==== Foy Shiver Deputy Secretary General of Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG)

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Speakers:

  • Dave Crocker, Brandenburg InternetWorking
  • David H. Crocker is a principal with Brandenburg InternetWorking, developing network-based applications businesses and designing system architectures for them. Over the past 45 years he contributed to early Internet research, led product development efforts and founded several startups, serving as CEO for one. Dave created and operated two national email services, designed two others, and was CEO of a community non-profit ISP. He has authored more 50 IETF Requests For Comments (RFCs). Dave served as an Area Director for the Internet Engineering Task Force, variously overseeing network management, middleware and the IETF standards processes well as doing a stint on the IETF's administrative committee and chairing a working group on reputation. He is a senior technical adviser for the industry trade association, Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, and is on the board of the non-profit Trusted Domain Project. Dave is a co-recipient of the 2004 IEEE Internet award for his work on email.

  • Dennis Dayman, Return Path
  • Dennis Dayman has more than 20 years of experience combating spam, security/privacy issues, data governance issues, and improving email delivery through industry policy, ISP relations and technical solutions. As Return Path’s chief privacy and security officer, he is responsible for coordinating and managing Return Path’s international electronic commerce, privacy and Internet related policy issues. Before Return Path, he was Eloqua’s chief privacy and security officer. Eloqua was acquired by Oracle for $871 Million dollars in 2012. Prior to Eloqua, Dayman worked at StrongMail Systems as the director of deliverability, privacy, and standards.

  • Tobias Knecht, Abusix
  • Tobias began his career as a contracting project and process manager for IBM. In 2003 he joined Schlund+Partner and established the worldwide Abuse Department for the merged brands of United Internet(1&1, GMX and web.de). Tobias joined Habeas as European Manager for E-Mail Policy and Abuse Handling in 2007. After the acquisition of Habeas by Return Path he was a consultant for Return Path and many other companies in the field of Internet security. End of 2008 he co-started the Global Reporting Project which led into the incorporation of abusix. Tobias is also Co-Chair of the RIPE Anti-Abuse Working Group.

  • Jared Mauch, NTT America
  • Jared Mauch works for NTT Communications Global IP Network in the Network Architecture and Development team. He has been active in network abuse and mitigation and won the J.D. Falk award for his work on the OpenResolverProject and other related works. He continues to work on routing and infrastructure security with an interest in the social and business reasons behind malicious actors.

  • Tom Shaw, SUBRL
  • For the first 20 years of his career, Mr. Shaw (Florida Institute of Technology, Computer Science, 1972) worked for a defense contractor creating INTEL systems for the DOD . He left in the ‘90s to start his own consulting company where he architected for Raytheon a large fusion system using disparate data sources and created the first certified TSABI Controlled Interface. His firm continues to provide services to the defense and civil communities as well as generating threat indicators for internal and external use. He is a co-owner of the risk scoring company, e-hawk.net and is a partner in SURBL, a domain/host based DNSbl reputation and threat indicator provider.

  • foy shiver, APWG
  • Foy Shiver is President and CEO of Woodstock Clinical Data Systems, Deputy Secretary-General of the APWG (Anti-Phishing Working Group) and one of the founding directors of APWG.EU, a European foundation headquartered in Barcelona. In 2004 Mr. Shiver assumed management of operations of the nascent non-profit Anti-Phishing Working Group. In 2005, Mr. Shiver accepted the appointment as Deputy Secretary-General of APWG for which he is charged with cultivating the membership base around research, education and policy issues to fight cybercrime and electronically mediated fraud In 2013 Mr. Shiver worked with APWG and CaixaBank in Spain to found the new European Foundation APWG.EU. This foundation is harnessing resources focused on cybercrime research and education within the European Union and plays a leadership role in inspiring cybercrime research across the globe.

  • Jesse Sowell, MIT
  • Jesse Sowell is a Research Affiliate at MIT and runs DevOps and Measurement Visualization at the Markley Group. Jesse's PhD research was a study of institutional mechanisms and attendant forms of authority that support Internet infrastructure operations. In other words, what are the characteristics of the social glue that ensures interconnection among a private network of networks continues to cohere into the modern Internet? Jesse's current research interests comprise cost and risk models of Internet infrastructure, incentives in malware value networks, and the political challenges of developing joint capabilities between operational communities and conventional governance actors.
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2:30pm - 3:30pm

Grande Ballroom

Keynote: Internet Measurement

David Clark (MIT) and kc claffy (CAIDA) provide perspective, historical and currently, on Internet Measurement Research and Evolving Industry Structure. Geoff Huston (APNIC) will act as Respondent to further enrich the discussion.

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Speakers:

  • k claffy, CAIDA
  • Kimberly Claffy ("kc claffy") is founder and director of the Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), a resident research scientist of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC, San Diego, and an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at UC, San Diego. Her research interests span Internet topology, routing, security, economics, future Internet architectures, and policy. She leads CAIDA research and infrastructure efforts in Internet cartography, aimed at characterizing the changing nature of the Internet's topology, routing and traffic dynamics, and investigating the implications of these changes on network science, architecture, infrastructure security and stability, and public policy. She has been at SDSC since 1991 and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC San Diego.

  • David Clark, MIT
  • David Clark is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, where he has worked since receiving his Ph.D. there in 1973. Since the mid 70s, Dr. Clark has been leading the development of the Internet; from 1981-1989 he acted as Chief Protocol Architect in this development, and chaired the Internet Activities Board. His current research looks at re-definition of the architectural underpinnings of the Internet, and the relation of technology and architecture to economic, societal and policy considerations. He is helping the U.S. National Science foundation organize their Future Internet Design program. He is past chairman of the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies, and has contributed to a number of studies on the societal and policy impact of computer communications. He is co-director of the MIT Communications Futures Program, a project for industry collaboration and coordination along the communications value chain.

  • Geoff Huston, APNIC
  • Geoff Huston works as the Chief Scientist at APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific region. His research interests include addressing, routing, the domain name system, security and measurement.
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3:30pm - 4:00pm

Grande Ballroom

Rethinking BGP Path Validation

BGP Route Origin Authentication is getting traction -- but while origin authentication solves a number of problems, it doesn't resolve path insertion attacks, and it doesn't allow AS' to express policy about specific peering relationships when it makes sense. This presentation covers a new set of efforts in the space of path validation; while it builds on old work, it is updated and rethought to address the lessons learned from the years of experimental and research work put into securing BGP in a more significant way. The effort described is broad based, including multiple vendors and providers.

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Speakers:

  • Russ White, LinkedIn
  • Russ White has more than twenty years' experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks. Across that time, he has co-authored more than forty software patents, has spoken at venues throughout the world, has participated in the development of several internet standards, has helped develop the CCDE and the CCAr, and has worked in Internet governance with the ISOC. Russ is currently a member of the Artchitecture Team at LinkedIn, where he works on next generation data center designs, complexity, security, and privacy. His most recent books are The Art of Network Architecture and Navigating Network Complexity. Degrees and certifications: MSIT Capella University, MACM Shepherds Theological Seminary, PhD in progress from Southeastern Theological Seminary, CCIE #2635, CCDE 2007:001, CCAr
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4:00pm - 4:30pmBay View LawnBreakSponsors:
4:30pm - 5:00pm

Grande Ballroom

BGP EVPN in Datacenter and Layer-3 Data Center Interconnect

This tutorial briefly introduces VXLAN and advantages of using EVPN in Datacenter. This tutorial will cover detailed information on: 1. BGP EVPN in Datacenter 2. Layer-3 Data Center Interconnect (DCI) between VxLAN-EVPN and MPLS-L3VPN to extend the layer-3 network connectivity across Data Centers over a WAN

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Speakers:

  • Mayur Shetty, Cisco Systems
  • Mayur Shetty is a Sr. Technical Leader in Core Software Group (CSG) at Cisco. He has over 12 years of networking experience and currently working on BGP Segment Routing and BGP EVPN and DCI areas.
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5:00pm - 5:30pm

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8:30am - 9:30amHarbor 3, Nautilus 1-3 and Nautilus FoyerPower BreakfastSponsors:
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9:30am - 10:00am

Grande Ballroom

Addressing Challenges in an Anycast CDN

Performance of online applications directly impacts user satisfaction. A major component of the user-perceived performance of the application is the time spent in transit between the user’s device and the application existing in data centers. Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are typically used to improve user-perceived application performance through a combination of caching and intelligent routing via proxies. In this paper, we describe FastRoute, a highly scalable and operational anycastbased system that has significantly improved the performance of numerous popular online services. While anycast is a common technique in modern CDNs for providing high-performance proximity routing, it sacrifices control over the load arriving at any individual proxy. We demonstrate that by collocating DNS and proxy services in each FastRoute node location, we can create a highperformance, completely distributed system for routing users to a nearby proxy while still enabling the graceful avoidance of overload an any individual proxy.

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Speakers:
  • Nick Holt, Microsoft.
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10:00am - 10:30am

Grande Ballroom

Activities in the IETF Routing Area

A brief update on what may be of interest in the IETF Routing Area. Examples: YANG modeling for Routing protocols, some information on recent new working groups (BIER which is doing experimental multicast encapsulation and architecture and DETNET, which is looking at deterministic networking across Ethernet and IP/MPLS for audo-visual), and other interesting topics. Also a bit on how and why to effectively engage in the IETF - but very briefly.

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Speakers:

  • Alia Atlas, Juniper Networks
  • Alia K. Atlas has 15 years of experience in the routing area. She started with research at BBN, built and designed routers at Avici Systems, worked on data-center fabrics and management at Google, did network modeling and planning at British Telecom, and works on routing architecture and technologies at Juniper Networks. In the IETF, she was the co-chair of the RTGWG and I2RS working groups. She is an author of RFC 4090, RFC 5286, RFC 5440, RFC 5443, and RFC 5837. Knowing that "bad things happen to good networks", she has a technical interest in resiliency and fast-reroute in routing. Alia has a PhD in Computer Science from Boston University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT. Alia works in the Routing Architecture and Technology group at Juniper Networks.
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10:30am - 11:00am

Grande Ballroom

Segment Routing in Datacenter

Segment Routing is a network technology that proposes to solve many of the limitations of traditional IP & MPLS networks. It's proposes to be the bridge between the distributed intelligence of the currently deployed IP/MPLS networking protocols and the centralized optimization & programmability of the Software-Defined Networking. It enables a network to route a packet through a specific forwarding path based on the requirements of an application using the network for communication. This source routing paradigm of Segment Routing has many use cases in all areas of networking including the Massive Scalable Data Center ( MSDC ). Currently the MSDC has many problems which can be solved by Segment Routing - some of these are : 1. Per-packet/per-flowlet ECMP routing (vis-à-vis traditional per flow ECMP routing – “elephant & mouse flows” problem) 2. Performance-aware routing and dynamic fault avoidance (vis-à-vis network-imabalnce-oblivious ECMP SPF – prominent during failures) 3. Path visibility (“white-box view” vs “black-box view” of network) 4. Non-deterministic network probing. These can be solved using Segment Routing extensions with BGP in MSDC. The individual prefixes can be advertised via prefix-SIDs. A special prefix SID is the node-SID which identifies the originating node itself. The traffic engineering ( called Egress Peer Engineering ( EPE ) ) in node, link/adjacency and in a peer-group level can be achieved via the Peer-node/adj/set segments. All these dynamically distributed data points can be synced with a centralized controller using BGP Link State extensions.

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Speakers:

  • Soumik Bhattacharya, Cisco
  • Networking since 1999 - Started with development work for Optical Networking ( SONET/SDH ) in Nortel Networks then moved to GMPLS & Network Monitoring/EMS/NMS finally entered the world of Ethernet & TCP/IP - worked at Ixia, Riverstone Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper Networks, Brocade and now in Cisco. Mostly in development - either as a programmer or as a tester, sometimes both - and had a stint with management for about 3 years. Currently busy in Segment Routing, Ethernet VPN and Automation using Python.
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11:00am - 11:30amBay View LawnBreakSponsors:
11:30am - 12:30pm

Grande Ballroom

Update on the IANA Stewardship Transition

The IANA Stewardship Transition proposal development process is now in its final stretches. Thus it seems timely to reconvene a panel of individuals who have been involved in the transition from operator, engineering, and governance communities to provide an update about the proposal, discuss next steps towards finalizing the transition, and provoke discussion about the outlook for industry and Internet users post-transition. Panelists: John Sweeting, John Curran, and Andrew Sullivan representing the perspectives of Operator, Numbering, and IETF/IAB, respectively.

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Speakers:

  • Alissa Cooper, Cisco
  • Dr. Alissa Cooper is a Distinguished Engineer in the Collaboration Technology Group at Cisco Systems, where she is responsible for driving privacy and policy strategy within the company's portfolio of real-time collaboration products. Alissa focuses on ensuring that Cisco's collaboration products meet high standards for privacy, data protection, and data sovereignty and accommodate regulatory and compliance requirements across a variety of industry verticals and geographies. Alissa currently serves as Applications and Real-Time Area Director within the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and as chair of the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG). She holds a PhD from the Oxford Internet Institute and MS and BS degrees in computer science from Stanford University.
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12:30pm - 1:00pm

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1:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch On Your Own
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Grande Ballroom

NetOps Coding 201 - Building Facebook's FBAR for Network Devices

Continuing with our theme of automating day-to-day operations, we'll dive into building your very own FBAR! FBAR is a system used by Facebook to handle server and network fault detection & repair -- which offsets much of our traditional NOC through software. While FBAR on it's own is a massive system tightly integrated into all aspects of FB infrastructure, we're going to start fresh here and build a simplified version that focuses on the network side. The version we'll build follows the same model of parsing standard syslog messages into faults / events, and then running remediation scripts against those to further diagnose and potentially repair / mitigate the issue (i.e. moving traffic away for example from a bad path by changing BGP policy so that it's no longer user impacting). In NetOps Coding 101, we focused heavily on regular expression parsing to build two example remediation scripts. We'll use those and additional ones here, but the focus of this session will not be on regular expressions or additional remediation scripts -- instead, we'll focus on the system itself. The system we'll build should be more production ready by the end. It'll be structured in such a way that we can act on and remediate many devices at time (learning of Python topics such as threading / queues / and parallelism in general). We'll also focus on how to keep track of events, actions taken and their results (touching into the topics of storing and querying data) -- because we don't want to continuously run the same remediation script all day on the same device! Note: This session builds from "NetOps Coding 101" -- but attendance of that is not required. If you have the basics of Python and Regex Parsing down, you'll be right at home! Come have fun and hack with us and walk away with the knowledge to automate the mundane and shift into the new hybrid network engineer!

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Speakers:

  • David Swafford, Facebook
  • David Swafford is a Network Engineer who focuses on automation & tooling for Facebook's production network. Prior to FB, he worked in both the enterprise and academic space and has been involved with computer networking since 1997! Beyond networking and software, he's a Linux nerd and also loves diving into databases every now and again. Outside of tech, he can be found anywhere where both sunlight and competition might be - training for an alternate career in the sport of triathlon :-D! He also loves teaching and cooking for friends!
pdfNetOps Coding 201 - Building Facebook's FBAR for Network Devices(PDF)
youtubeNetOps Coding 201 - Building Facebook's FBAR for Network Devices
2:30pm - 4:00pmNautilus 4&5

Peering Track

Current topics related to interconnection likely including short presentations and/or a panel discussion.

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Speakers:
  • Aaron Hughes, 6connect.
  • Daniel Kopp, DE-CIX.
  • Ciprian Marginean, AMS-IX
  • I'm a network engineer and have been involved in the industry for more than ten years now. I've started by building a small ISP company in my hometown and moved on to working for increasingly larger ones. I joined AMS-IX in the Netherlands six moths ago and I've been part of the network operations team ever since. My main career focus and personal interests revolve around the Information Technology area with emphasis on the networking side of things.

  • Brad Raymo, Microsoft
  • I have been in the industry for over 9 years now. I started in the NOC as a level 1 technician and have worked my way up from there. My main focus over the past 5 years has been on interconnection. Prior to joining the Program Committee I served on the Communications Committee where I was responsible for social media outreach. I am excited to see where the industry goes and how I can impact it.
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4:00pm - 4:30pmBay View LawnBreak
4:30pm - 5:00pm

Grande Ballroom

Latest Trends in Optical Interconnects

The optical interconnect ecosystem is going through unprecedented growth and innovation as new players, new business models and new technologies converge. One of the trends is the growing importance and evolving landscape of fiber optic technologies enabling new architectures and enhanced levels of performance for both data centers and service providers. High bandwidth, increased port density and lower power dissipation are now key requirements for Ethernet router, switch and server I/O. The talk covers the latest industry trends in optical interconnects, including: • Significant increase in 25G and 100G port density. • Extension of optical links beyond the Standards. • Reutilization of 10G fiber plant for 40G/100G. • Moving beyond 100G towards 200G and 400G.

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Speakers:

  • Christian Urricariet, Finisar Corporation
  • Christian Urricariet is Senior Director of Marketing at Finisar and is responsible for managing the high-speed 200G/400G transceiver product line for data center and service provider applications. Since joining the company in 1999, he has held a variety of product management roles encompassing 100G, 40G, 10G, 2G and 1G optical product lines. Prior to joining Finisar, he held several telecom product marketing positions at Raychem Corporation. He holds an Electronics Engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA).
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5:00pm - 5:30pm

Grande Ballroom

Engineer Versus Complexity

Network engineers are awash in complexity -- but what can we do about it? One approach is to reduce complexity, but often the complexity we face is just a matter of solving hard problems. This talk represents another approach: developing a set of mental models and methods to manage the complexity we need to deal with anyway. This session will discuss a modified (simplified) version of the complexity model published recently in Navigating Network Complexity, and then consider a process engineers can use to manage complexity as it's encountered. Note: the last material is not discussed in the book, but is complimentary to the book.

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Speakers:

  • Russ White, LinkedIn
  • Russ White has more than twenty years' experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks. Across that time, he has co-authored more than forty software patents, has spoken at venues throughout the world, has participated in the development of several internet standards, has helped develop the CCDE and the CCAr, and has worked in Internet governance with the ISOC. Russ is currently a member of the Artchitecture Team at LinkedIn, where he works on next generation data center designs, complexity, security, and privacy. His most recent books are The Art of Network Architecture and Navigating Network Complexity. Degrees and certifications: MSIT Capella University, MACM Shepherds Theological Seminary, PhD in progress from Southeastern Theological Seminary, CCIE #2635, CCDE 2007:001, CCAr
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5:30pm - 6:00pm

Grande Ballroom

Conference Closing

Closing remarks from the Betty Burke, Executive Director of NANOG.

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Speakers:

  • Betty Burke, NANOG Executive Director
  • Currently serving as the NANOG Executive Director, responsible for all aspects of NANOG, reporting to the Board of Directors. Previous 37 years of experience serving in technology, business, and management within the Michigan Information Technology Services, University of Michigan, and Merit Network. Proven leadership and experience in development of strategic and operational plans, creation and implementation of marketing campaign for conference center and high tech facilities including a data center, conference and office building, library and campus fiber assets. Proven operational success through project management, along with leadership through community and team building.
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