Sharing knowledge @ APRICOT 2016

By on 27 Nov 2015

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We’re coming to that time of year again – APRICOT 2016 is only a few months away, and this time it’s in my home country of New Zealand. I wanted to take a moment of your time to talk a bit about the value of the event.

APRICOT is all about sharing the knowledge required to build and operate the Internet infrastructure of the Asia and Pacific regions. In the Pacific this means getting the Internet to some of the most remote parts of the globe.

The result will be some of the largest operators from the region coming together to discuss technologies that are either at the heart of today’s Internet or are very likely to see operational deployment within the next 12 to 18 months.

Some of the topics being discussed by operators include:

  • IPv4 / IPv6 Routing and operations IPv6 deployment and transition technologies
  • Internet backbone operations ISP and carrier services
  • IXP and peering
  • Software Defined Networking / Network Function Virtualization
  • Network security issues

The APRICOT 2016 summit will bring together the Internet infrastructure, service provider, user, and policy communities representing as many as 60 economies across the region.  APRICOT is the biggest gathering of network operations experts in the Asia Pacific – last year bringing together over 800 delegates over two-weeks!

As always APRICOT training workshops will be held during the first week. This year’s workshops will include Advanced BGP, Network Management/ Monitoring, Security, Virtualisation and Wireless services.

For our New Zealand readers, remember as well that there is no NZNOG happening in 2016. So, if you want your fix of cool network tech then APRICOT 2016 is your chance.

If this sounds appealing, we’d welcome you to join us. And if you’re quick and pay in full by 1 December 2015 you can take advantage of the early bird conference rates – up to 25% discount.

APRICOT will be held in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, at the SkyCity Convention Centre from 15 to 26 February. I hope you will join us.


Dean Pemberton is a New Zealand-based Internet consultant. He works with InternetNZ as a Technical Policy Analyst and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) as a Network Trainer/Engineer. Dean has also holds or has held a number of board and trustee positions with APIA, the New Zealand Internet Task Force (NZITF), the New Zealand Network Operators Group (NZNOG), the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force, and the Wellington Loop Trust. He also serves as PC Co-Chair for the APRICOT conference. In his spare time he’s a professional sports photographer.

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