Afpif 2022 Draft Agenda

23 – 25 August 2022
Kigali Marriott Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda

All times are in Central Africa Time (UTC+2).

Day 1:
23 August 2022
Peering Coordinators Day
08:00 – 09:30Registration

Newcomers Session
09:30 – 10:30Welcome and Opening Remarks

Session 1: IXP & Network Administration

– Automated Peering, Ben Ryall, Edge Strategy Manager, Meta, and Jennifer Ramseye, Software Engineer, Meta
– Automation with HolistiX, Marc Bruyere, Senior Researcher, Internet Initiative Japan Lab
10:30 – 11:00Coffee
11:00 – 12:30Session 2: Peering Tools

– PeeringDB, Arnold Nipper, Chief Technology Evangelist, DE-CIX
– IXPDB, Bijal Sanghani, Managing Director, Euro-IX
– Peering Toolbox, Yolandi Cloete, Peering & Interconnect Specialist, NAPAfrica

Peering Personals #1
12:30 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:30Session 3: Internet Exchange Points

– The IXP of Mauritius: A Model to Replicate in Africa – Ranveer Seetaloo
– Africa Cloud and Interconnection Exchange, Obinna Adumike, Project Coordinator, African Cloud and Interconnection Exchange (AF-CIX)
– A New Interconnection Hub in East Africa, Nurani Nimpuno, Head of Global Engagement, LINX
– Impact of Connectivity and Interconnection in Africa, Mojeed Aluko
15:30 – 16:00Coffee
16:00 – 17:30Measurements & Technology Session

– LINX: The Road to 400G, Halil Kama, Senior Peering Advisor, LINX
– Measuring Cloud Latency in Africa, Josiah Chavula, Lecturer, University of Cape Town (UCT)
– 50/50 Vision for Internet in Africa, Amreesh Phokeer, Internet Measurement and Data Expert, Internet Society, and Jean-Baptiste Millogo, Internet Technology and Development Expert, Internet Society
– Measuring Internet Region: Africa, Eugene Bogomazov, Radar Project, Qrator Labs
– DNS Resolution Services in Rwanda, Yazid Akanho, Technical Engagement Senior Specialist, ICANN

Peering Personals #2
18:00 – 21:00Opening Peering Social
Day 2:
24 August 2022
Plenary Day 1
08:00 – 09:30Registration
09:30 – 10:30Peering Bilaterals #1

(Newcomers session to run concurrently)
10:30 – 11:00Coffee
11:00 – 12:30Welcome and Opening Remarks

Minister’s Remarks

Keynote(s)

– Africa Network Geography Update, Patrick Christian, Principal Analyst, TeleGeography
– South Africa Infrastructure Investment Boom, Michelle Willis, Teraco
12:30 – 14:00Women Tech Connect – Lunch
14:00 – 15:30Session #5

– Are You Kidding Me?? Yolandi Cloete, Peering & Interconnect Specialist, NAPAfrica

Panel: Women Tech Connect
Moderator: Esther Cobbinah, Network Engineer, LINX

Peering Personals #3
15:30 – 16:00Coffee
16:00 – 17:30Session #6

– Interconnection Policy and Regulations in Kenya, Fiona Asonga, CEO, TESPOK
– Effective Management of National & Regional IXPs, Ivy Tuffuor Hoetu, Manager, Regulatory Administration, National Communications Authority

Panel: Industry Regulation & Taxation
Moderator: Ben Roberts, Group Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Peering Personals #4
18:00 – 21:00Gala Dinner
Day 3:
25 August 2022
Plenary Day 2
08:00 – 09:30Registration
09:30 – 10:30Peering Bilaterals #2
10:30 – 11:00Coffee
11:00 – 12:30Session #7: Connecting to Content

– Amazon Interconnect, Jorgen Grinnes, Infrastructure Business Developer, Amazon
– Making Netflix Content Available Locally, Salam Yamout, Open Connect Partner Engagement Director, Netflix
– Team Cymru: Free Community Services, Tarek Sendi, Security Evangelist, Team Cymru

Peering Personals #5
12:30 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 15:30Panel: NOG Experiences in Africa and The World
Moderator: Fearghas McKay
15:30 – 16:00Coffee
16:00 – 17:30Lightning Talks

– Tale of a New Bangladeshi NIX, Rashedul Hasan, System Administrator, Digicon Telecommunication Limited
– IPv6 Adaptation for IoT Networks, Cherkaoui Leghris, Professor of Higher Education, Faculty of Science and Techniques, Hassan II University of Casablanca
– How to Stop Learning & Start Deploying IPv6, Mukom Tamon
– Do Resource Policies Matter for IXPs and Their Peers? Madhvi Gokool, Senior IP Resource Specialist and Policy Liaison, AFRINIC

Open Mic

Closing Session and AfPIF Host Announcement for Next Year