AfPIF 2015 Agenda & Presentations

25 August 2015

08:00 to 09:00Registration
09:00 to 10:30Cross-connects and Data Centre Operations

Welcome and Introduction, Michuki Mwangi (ISOC)
South African Case Experience, Andrew Owens (NAPAfrica)
Carrier Neutral Data Center Services and Best Practices, Wouter van Hulten (Interxion)

Moderator: Mark Tinka
10:30 to 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 to 12:30Peering and Transit Experiences

DDos, Peering, Automation and more, Martin Levy (Cloud Flare)
SEACOM’s Change of Peering Policy, Mark Tinka (SEACOM)

Moderator: Graham Beneke
12:30 to 14:00Networking & Lunch
14:00 to 16:00Peering and Transit Tutorials

AFRINIC - Internet Number Resources Uptake, Madhvi Gokool (AfriNIC)
BGP and Traffic Engineering with Akamai, Caglar Dabanoglu (Akamai)
Mind Your MANRS- Improving the Security and Resilience of the Global Routing System, Michuki Mwangi (ISOC)
Protecting your Peering Edge, Graham Beneke (ISPA-ZA)
Introduction to peering Bilaterals and Negotiations – What you need to know, Thomas Volmer (Google)

Moderator: Andrew Alston
16:00 to 16:30Coffee break
16:30 to 17:30Measurements Panel: Why Should we be measuring interconnection

Tracking the evolution of Intra-African traffic localization, Roderick Fanou (IMDEA - Remote)
Peering Evolution in Africa, Roderick Fanou (IMDEA – Remote)
Measuring IPv6 adoption in South Africa, Edward Lawrence (Workonline)
Peering introductions 1, Michuki Mwangi (ISOC)

Q & A session

Moderator: Frank Habicht
17:45 to 20:00 Peer and Beer Cocktail Sponsored by Teraco

26 August 2015

08:00 to 08:45Registration
09:00 to 10:30Opening Session: Opening Remarks

Raúl Echeberría, Vice President, Global Engagement, Internet Society
Prof. Orland Quilambo, Rector, Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM)
Dr. Ema Chicoco, CEO, Instituto Nacional das Comunicaçoes de Moçambique (INCM)
Prof. Venancio Massingue, Internet Community Representative & CEO, Science Innovation and Information and Communication Technology Research Institute (SIITRI)
Dr. Manuela Rebelo, Vice Minister, Ministry of Transport and Communications

Moderator: Dawit Bekele (ISOC)
10:30 to 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 to 12:00Keynote Speech 1: “Content & Data Centres, the next Frontier for East Africa’s Silicon Savannah”

Richard Bell (East Africa Capital Partners)
12:00 to 12:30Peering introductions-2

Michuki Mwangi (ISOC)
12:30 to 14:00Networking & Lunch
14:00 to 15:30Lessons Learnt Panel

Panel Session I: “Impact of Peering in Africa”

Africa IXP Survey Report, Kyle Spencer (Af-IX)
Angani Cloud – Impact of peering in Africa, Riyaz Bachani (Angani)
Peering Lessons – 5 year Service Provider Journey, Matthew Chigwende (Liquid)
Gambia IXP Experience, Abdoulie Sowe (SIXP)
Data Centre Business Changes, Michele McCann (TERACO)

Moderator: Ghislain Nkeramugaba
16:00 to 17:30 Peering Bilateral Meetings Session 1

Closing Remarks: Dawit Bekele (ISOC)
18:30 to 21:30Gala Dinner Sponsored by INCM

ZAMBI Restaurant

27 August 2015

08:00 to 08:45Registration
09:00 to 09:30Peering Bilateral Meetings Session 2
09:30 to 10:30Keynote Speech II: “A Look at International Network Capacity and Traffic Trends in Africa over the last 5 years”

Patrick Christian (TeleGeography)
10:30 to 11:00Coffee Break & Group Photo
11:00 to 12:30IXP Panel
“How not to build an IXP”

The $1,000 Internet Exchange, Remco Van Mook
De la realization de KINIX a la Viabilite et Attraction, Nico Tshuntu (KINIX)
Why and How to Interconnect IXP, Arnaud Fenioux (FranceIX)
How to build a successful IXP from Scratch, Marco Brandstaetter (DECIX)
Mozambique IXP Experience, Antonio Godinho (MOZIX)

Moderator: Hisham Ibrahim
12:30 to 14:00Networking & Lunch
14:00 to 15:30Content Panel

Panel Session II: “Barriers to content production & distribution”

Lessons Learned: Google & GGC, Thomas Volmer (Google)
CDN Distribution through RINEX, Ghislain Nkeramugaba (RICTA)
Akamai Experience, Christian Kaufmann (Akamai)
Regulation on Content distribution, William Stucke (ISOC-GP)

Moderator: Karen Rose
15:30 to 16:00Coffee break
16:00 to 17:30Lightning Talks

IX-F Database for Automation, Bijal Sanghani (Euro-IX)
Bandwidth Monitoring and network tools, Adelard Kenese (BurundiX)
Growing IETF Participation: Latin America experience, Juliao Braga
Effects of Latency on Throughput, Andrew Alstom (Liquid Telecom)

Closing Remarks: Dawit Bekele (ISOC)