Welcome to APNIC 50

By on 8 Sep 2020

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Welcome to APNIC 50, APNIC’s first virtual conference!

There is plenty of great content scheduled for the next three days, including five technical sessions, an IPv6 deployment session, two FIRST TC  security sessions, and a Lightning Talks session.

To participate in the sessions, you must register first, and then log in to the APNIC 50 website. Register now to get a front-row seat to all the action!

Keynotes from Google and Akamai

Today, Google’s Global Head of Network Architecture and Engineering, Phillip Grasso, begins the conference with his keynote presentation on self-driving networks at the opening session. He will be followed by Akamai’s Senior Enterprise Architect, Alex Leung, who will discuss the network challenges and changing traffic patterns the global CDN has overcome during the pandemic in the second keynote.

Engineering the next generation

Don’t miss the NextGen Careers BoF, an informal panel discussion with the five RIR leaders sharing the successes, failures and important lessons learned during their career journey so far. The BoF will help people who are embarking on their career journey to engineer their path. There’s also a Q&A session, where you can get real-world advice on how to kickstart your career.

Shaping a diamond

How can pressure be a force for good?

Afifa AbbasWilla OrtizVicky RayAchia Nila, and S. Narantsetseg will share their experiences and thoughts on the topic, ‘It takes pressure to make a diamond’ in the Women in ICT session.

This session is open to all and it’s a great opportunity to get practical advice from people who’ve built a successful career in the ICT industry.

Network in our Social Space

Alongside the conference sessions at APNIC 50 is a Social Space: a place you can catch up with colleagues, meet some of the speakers, and visit the virtual exhibition area. At the end of the first day, there will also be a trivia event.

The Social Space is powered by Hopin and to access it you need to be registered for the conference and logged into the APNIC 50 website.

Visit the APNIC Lounge

Have a question about your APNIC membership or need more IP addresses? 

Visit the APNIC Lounge via the Hopin platform to speak one-on-one with the Member Services team, or book a consultation (over Zoom) with an APNIC Hostmaster for a confidential discussion.

Thanks to the sponsors

APNIC is excited to bring you the conference and offer thanks to all the sponsors for their support. Be sure to visit them in the virtual exhibition area.

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