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The following individuals are the current members of the Programme Committee. All PC members are also part of the UKNOF Meeting Crew.
  
== Bob Sleigh ==
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== Chris Russell ==
 
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|valign="top"|[http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/chris-russell/9/81a/596 Linkedin] [http://www.twitter.com/kit_chrisr Twitter]
[http://uk.linkedin.com/in/bobsleigh Linkedin]
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Chris used to be the the Systems and DataCentres manager for a regional ISP and Services Provider, Knowledge IT in the North East of England. Knowledge IT were responsible for, amongst other things, the largest Wi-Fi campus network in Northern Europe (so Cisco told us) & the first Campus ipv6 lan in the North-East (as far as we know) whereas  we used 2 full /48's (ND PFD).  Knowledge was purchased by The Onyx Group in December 2014, and in turn Onyx were purchased by Pulsant whereas Chris is now a Senior Network Engineer within the Networks team whereas he continues to design solutions and work in core networks.
 
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== Cathy Almond ==
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== Cathy Almond (Vice-Chair) ==
 
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== Chris Russell ==
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== Fearghas McKay (Vice-Chair) ==
 
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|valign="top"|Chris is currently the Systems and DataCentres manager for a regional ISP and Services Provider, Knowledge IT in the North East of England.
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|valign="top"|[http://de.linkedin.com/in/fearghas Linkedin]
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[http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/chris-russell/9/81a/596 Linkedin] [http://www.twitter.com/kit_chrisr Twitter]
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== Ben Carter ==
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== Debbie Casey ==
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== Bob Sleigh ==
 
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|valign="top"|[[File:Person_Bob.jpg|100px]]
|valign="top"|[http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/debbie-casey/b/a81/372 Linkedin]
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[http://uk.linkedin.com/in/bobsleigh Linkedin]
 
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== Denesh Bhabuta ==
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== Hal Ponton ==
 
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Also on the [[Board of Directors]]
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Denesh began his career in the Internet industry 21 years ago in 1993, and although he officially began his Events Management career in 2006, his events experience spans back 27 years to 1987.
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== Keith Mitchell  ==
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|valign="top"|[http://www.keithmitchell.co.uk Website] [http://www.linkedin.com/in/keithmitchell Linkedin]
  
Over the years, he has been involved in technical, policy and governance aspects of the Internet - in various roles ranging up to Director level within commercial (such as Demon Internet) and non-commercial organisations (such as LONAP and UK ENUM Consortium) in addition to contributing his time as co-chair of the RIPE Policy Working Group and Policy Advisor to Nominet. He also ran his own hosting and network infrastructure company.
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Also on the UKIF Limited [[Board of Directors]] as Managing Director
  
Denesh currently runs Meidan Ventures Limited (Business and IT Consultancy, Event Management) in the UK, and D&A Events Limitada in Portugal.
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Keith Mitchell from 2008 until 2012 served as Vice President of Systems Engineering at the [http://www.isc.org Internet Systems Consortium], where he had responsibility for ISC's infrastructure and open-source software development. This included operation of ISC's F-root, DNS and public benefit hosting network infrastructure. Prior to this at ISC he managed the OARC programme for DNS operators, since 2012 serving as President of the now-autonomous nonprofit [https://www.dns-oarc.net/ OARC Inc].
  
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Keith conceived the UK Network Operators' Forum UKNOF in 2005, and has been leading this for its past twenty-six successful meetings. He has previously been involved in Internet engineering and governance for some 25 years, founding the London Internet Exchange (LINX) in 1994 where he was Executive Chairman until starting up XchangePoint in 2000. He has served as a non-executive Director of Nominet UK, Chairman of the RIPE NCC Executive Board and co-founded the UK's first Internet startup, PIPEX, in 1992.
 
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== Fearghas McKay ==
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== Liz Stevens ==
 
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|valign="top"|[http://de.linkedin.com/in/fearghas Linkedin]
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|valign="top"|[https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizfletcher84 Linkedin]
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== Ian Meikle ==
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== Marek Isalski ==
|valign="top"|[[File:Person_IanMeikle.jpg|100px]]
 
|valign="top"|[http://uk.linkedin.com/in/ianmeikle Linkedin]
 
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== Ivan Beveridge ==
 
 
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|valign="top"|[[File:Person_MarekIsalski.jpg|100px]]
|valign="top"|[http://uk.linkedin.com/in/ivanbev Linkedin]
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|valign="top"|[https://uk.linkedin.com/in/faelixmarek Linkedin]
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== Keith Mitchell ==
 
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|valign="top"|[[File:Person_KeithMitchell.jpg|100px]]
 
|valign="top"|[http://www.linkedin.com/in/keithmitchell| Linkedin]
 
  
Also on the [[Board of Directors]]
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Marek has been a freelance network engineer for over a decade, helping businesses by finding the technologies, skills and suppliers they need to start pushing their own packets.  He believes that every day is a school day - never stop learning!
 
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|valign="top"|Mike is a freelance consultant with over 15 years of industry experience, specialising in areas of multi-stakeholder relations, peering & interconnect, and technical evangelism.
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|valign="top"|[http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikehughes LinkedIn Profile] [http://techblog.smashing.net/ Mike's Blog] [https://twitter.com/mike_hooz Twitter]
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Mike is a freelance consultant with over 15 years of industry experience, specialising in areas of multi-stakeholder relations, peering & interconnect, and technical evangelism.
  
 
Having [http://www1.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/school/eas/bsc-transport-management/ a degree which has nothing to do with computing], Mike's technical skills were forged in the fires of dial-up ISP tech support and network ops in the mid- to late-1990s, having to do mighty hacks to make things work, and the power of asking someone to ''"Reboot and if it still doesn't work, phone back"''.
 
Having [http://www1.aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/school/eas/bsc-transport-management/ a degree which has nothing to do with computing], Mike's technical skills were forged in the fires of dial-up ISP tech support and network ops in the mid- to late-1990s, having to do mighty hacks to make things work, and the power of asking someone to ''"Reboot and if it still doesn't work, phone back"''.
  
 
Mike is also Chair of the Board of Trustees at University of Greenwich Students' Union.
 
Mike is also Chair of the Board of Trustees at University of Greenwich Students' Union.
 
[http://www.linkedin.com/in/mikehughes LinkedIn Profile] [http://techblog.smashing.net/ Mike's Blog] [https://twitter.com/mike_hooz Twitter]
 
Also on the [[Board of Directors]]
 
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== Nat Morris ==
 
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|valign="top"|Nat runs the consultancy [http://www.esgob.com Esgob Ltd], operates a [http://noc.esgob.com global anycast network] and is an Architect for [http://www.cumulusnetworks.com Cumulus Networks], he lives in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
 
[http://uk.linkedin.com/in/natmorris Linkedin] [http://twitter.com/natmorris Twitter] [http://natmorris.co.uk Homepage]
 
Also on the [[Board of Directors]]
 
 
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|valign="top"|Since graduating in Software Engineering I have been employed by various ISP and Telecommunication companies in the UK and I have also carried out some contracting work for some US based Internet Service Providers.I worked at COLT Telecom Group PLC for 10 years in a number of roles including Director of Network Architecture responsible for Network Engineering and Product Development for COLT's services. I have also been an elected Non-Executive director of the London Internet Exchange Ltd for the past 5 years. I am currently also studying at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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|valign="top"|[http://uk.linkedin.com/in/neilmcrae Linkedin]
  
[http://uk.linkedin.com/in/neilmcrae Linkedin]
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Since graduating in Software Engineering I have been employed by various ISP and Telecommunication companies in the UK and I have also carried out some contracting work for some US based Internet Service Providers.I worked at COLT Telecom Group PLC for 10 years in a number of roles including Director of Network Architecture responsible for Network Engineering and Product Development for COLT's services. I have also been an elected Non-Executive director of the London Internet Exchange Ltd for the past 5 years. I am currently also studying at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
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== Nigel Titley ==
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== Nick Ryce ==
 
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|valign="top"|[http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/nigel-titley/0/b0/48b Linkedin]
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|valign="top"|[https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickryce/ Linkedin]
Also on the [[Board of Directors]]
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Nick Ryce is a Senior Network Architect for a major ISP based in Scotland. Nick has over a decade of experience working within the Service Provider industry and has worked with a variety of
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IT start ups as well long established operators within the industry.
 
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== Ray Bellis ==
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== Steve Jones ==
 
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|valign="top"|[http://uk.linkedin.com/in/raybellis Linkedin]
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Worked for many vendors for far too many years across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Now occasional seller of Optical equipment. I can remember when phones had dials and cables only came in copper.
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I’m a rugby referee, part time farmer, marketing and sales guy.
 
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== Rob Evans ==
 
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|valign="top"|[http://uk.linkedin.com/in/internetplumber Linkedin]
 
Rob Evans is a Principal Network Engineer with the [http://www.ja.net JANET] NOSC at ULCC in London. He is part of the team responsible for the operation, management and development of JANET, the network linking the academic institutions in the UK to each other and the internet.
 
 
Prior roles have involved the management of TEN-155, which connected the research and education networks of Europe to each other and the wider world. Before that he was involved with management of campus networks, email, and UNIX systems since SunOS 3 and AIX 2.
 
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== Steve Karmeinsky ==
 
== Steve Karmeinsky ==
 
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Prior to joining THUS, I held the position of Internet Consultant at Telecom Securicor Cellular Radio Ltd (BT Cellnet/O2). I hold a BSc in Microelectronics and Information Processing, and am a member of the IEE, BCS, IEEE (US), and a Fellow of the Royal Institution.
 
Prior to joining THUS, I held the position of Internet Consultant at Telecom Securicor Cellular Radio Ltd (BT Cellnet/O2). I hold a BSc in Microelectronics and Information Processing, and am a member of the IEE, BCS, IEEE (US), and a Fellow of the Royal Institution.
 
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== Tim Chown ==
 
== Tim Chown ==
 
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Latest revision as of 01:41, 27 March 2019

The following individuals are the current members of the Programme Committee. All PC members are also part of the UKNOF Meeting Crew.


Chris Russell

Person chrisr.jpg Linkedin Twitter

Chris used to be the the Systems and DataCentres manager for a regional ISP and Services Provider, Knowledge IT in the North East of England. Knowledge IT were responsible for, amongst other things, the largest Wi-Fi campus network in Northern Europe (so Cisco told us) & the first Campus ipv6 lan in the North-East (as far as we know) whereas we used 2 full /48's (ND PFD). Knowledge was purchased by The Onyx Group in December 2014, and in turn Onyx were purchased by Pulsant whereas Chris is now a Senior Network Engineer within the Networks team whereas he continues to design solutions and work in core networks.

Cathy Almond (Vice-Chair)

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Fearghas McKay (Vice-Chair)

Person FearghasMcKay.jpg Linkedin

Ben Carter

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Bob Sleigh

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Hal Ponton

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Keith Mitchell

Person KeithMitchell.jpg Website Linkedin

Also on the UKIF Limited Board of Directors as Managing Director

Keith Mitchell from 2008 until 2012 served as Vice President of Systems Engineering at the Internet Systems Consortium, where he had responsibility for ISC's infrastructure and open-source software development. This included operation of ISC's F-root, DNS and public benefit hosting network infrastructure. Prior to this at ISC he managed the OARC programme for DNS operators, since 2012 serving as President of the now-autonomous nonprofit OARC Inc.

Keith conceived the UK Network Operators' Forum UKNOF in 2005, and has been leading this for its past twenty-six successful meetings. He has previously been involved in Internet engineering and governance for some 25 years, founding the London Internet Exchange (LINX) in 1994 where he was Executive Chairman until starting up XchangePoint in 2000. He has served as a non-executive Director of Nominet UK, Chairman of the RIPE NCC Executive Board and co-founded the UK's first Internet startup, PIPEX, in 1992.

Liz Stevens

Person LizFletcher.png Linkedin

Also on the UKIF Limited Board of Directors

Marek Isalski

Person MarekIsalski.jpg Linkedin

Marek has been a freelance network engineer for over a decade, helping businesses by finding the technologies, skills and suppliers they need to start pushing their own packets. He believes that every day is a school day - never stop learning!

Mike Hughes

Person MikeHughes.jpg LinkedIn Profile Mike's Blog Twitter

Mike is a freelance consultant with over 15 years of industry experience, specialising in areas of multi-stakeholder relations, peering & interconnect, and technical evangelism.

Having a degree which has nothing to do with computing, Mike's technical skills were forged in the fires of dial-up ISP tech support and network ops in the mid- to late-1990s, having to do mighty hacks to make things work, and the power of asking someone to "Reboot and if it still doesn't work, phone back".

Mike is also Chair of the Board of Trustees at University of Greenwich Students' Union.

Neil McRae

Person NeilMcRae.jpg Linkedin

Since graduating in Software Engineering I have been employed by various ISP and Telecommunication companies in the UK and I have also carried out some contracting work for some US based Internet Service Providers.I worked at COLT Telecom Group PLC for 10 years in a number of roles including Director of Network Architecture responsible for Network Engineering and Product Development for COLT's services. I have also been an elected Non-Executive director of the London Internet Exchange Ltd for the past 5 years. I am currently also studying at the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Nick Ryce

Person NickRyce.jpg Linkedin

Nick Ryce is a Senior Network Architect for a major ISP based in Scotland. Nick has over a decade of experience working within the Service Provider industry and has worked with a variety of IT start ups as well long established operators within the industry.

Steve Jones

Person SteveJones.jpg

Worked for many vendors for far too many years across Europe, Middle East & Africa. Now occasional seller of Optical equipment. I can remember when phones had dials and cables only came in copper.

I’m a rugby referee, part time farmer, marketing and sales guy.

Steve Karmeinsky

Person SteveKarmeinsky.jpg Linkedin

I am currently a consultant (NetTek Ltd) specialising in Internet and telecoms strategy. I was in full-time employment with THUS until March 2005 (from March 1995) as Head of Product Futures with overall responsibility for evaluating and providing technical insight into future technologies (both in the Internet and voice/data areas) and how they could be utilised in the development of new products and services. I also owned THUS's product roadmap.

Prior to joining THUS, I held the position of Internet Consultant at Telecom Securicor Cellular Radio Ltd (BT Cellnet/O2). I hold a BSc in Microelectronics and Information Processing, and am a member of the IEE, BCS, IEEE (US), and a Fellow of the Royal Institution.

Tim Chown

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