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IGF Recap

by | November 20, 2015

Last week, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held its 10th annual meeting in João Pessoa, Brazil. 6connect’s CEO, Aaron Hughes, spoke on two separate panels. IGF at the United Nations is an open, global forum where different participants from a number of stakeholder groups – governments, the technical community, civil society, academia, and the private sector – discuss Internet Governance (IG) and policy issues. 2015 Topics included enhancing multi-stakeholder cooperation, cyber-security and trust, the impact of trade on Internet governance and regulation, and Internet and human rights.

IGF began with an unforgettable event; Brazilian civil society organizations and activists held a silent, peaceful protest during IGF’s opening session. The protesters raised half a dozen posters and a banner to draw attention to the defense of the principle of net neutrality and the risks that the free flow of information over the Internet has undergone in Brazil and worldwide. 

On Wednesday, November 11th, Hughes participated in a 90 minute session, “BPF Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption” in which he and his fellow panelists discussed three case studies and addressed public comments provided via the IGF’s open, public platform, on their draft outcome document.

Below is a recording of the 90 minute session:

Hughes also spoke on Friday, November 13th, in an Open Forum for the Internet Number Community. They discussed how that community has developed policies for the management and distribution of IP resources; how it has lead the deployment of technologies that use such resources, i.e. IPv6.

With over 2,500 attendees this year and plenty of valuable panels, Vint Cerf declared it “the best IGF ever” in the closing open microphone session. Here are some other highlights from the event: 

Next year’s event will place in Mexico. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

“We decided to move our rather complex IP address and DHCP management process to ProVision and it has worked out great for us!! The team at 6connect were very flexible and went above and beyond to accommodate our requirements and helped to make the migration as smooth and hitch free as possible. Kudos to the team @ 6connect!”

Premkumar Subramaniam
Head of R&D
viewquest

“We are excited to be partnering with 6connect to leverage their technology and talent. We particularly admire their long-standing IPv6 contributions and their ability to service and support customers in this area, some who are the largest service provider in the world. The 6connect executive leadership team and technical team are great to work with and we look forward to many partnered projects to help customers address their Cloud, IoT and Security needs with IPv6. Automation, workflow and orchestration are critical to the success of most of these projects and 6connect is well positioned to help our mutual customers in those areas.”

Ed Horley
Co-Founder & CEO
HexaBulid

“Enterprises can struggle managing purposefully segmented DDI architectures with any agility. Our partnership with 6connect empowers customers with complex infrastructures to move faster to service the business while consolidating visibility and control over their estate.”

Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,
BlueCat

“6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks – how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”

Pär Lange
Investment Director
SwissCom

“A customer is looking for an integrated solution from a single vendor for both IPAM and DNS. Through the 6connect reseller program, Secure64 is able to offer the most secure DNS solutions married to a unique combination of IPAM and resource provisioning that customers want. It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

“A huge benefit of working with the 6connect team is that they devoted a lot of resources to get our products integrated so we had the turnkey solution that we could take to market. It was very easy to work with their team to get product integrated and successfully launched.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing
Secure64

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