Meeting Agenda

Tuesday 3 April 2007

Session Time Session Title Presenter
11:30-12:30 Delegates Gather
12:30:14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Opening Plenary Chair: Fahad AlShirawi
Welcome & Opening Remarks Fahad AlShirawi (2Connect)
Keynote: Connecting the Middle East Salman Al-Mannai (ICT Qatar)
Keynote: Peering for Pleasure and Profit Nigel Titley (Sky/EasyNet & RIPE NCC Board)
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Session One – Services Chair: Paul Rendek
Internet Economics in the Gulf Countries Ahmed ALHujairy (Bahrain Internet Society)
Internet Content Access – A Regional Perspective Amjad Khan (FLAG)
Proxy cache and regulation Bill Woodcock (PCH)
Multicast Standards and IPTV Marshall Eubanks (Multicastech)
Telecom Industry Planning Interface Colin Bingham (TRA Bahrain)

Wednesday 4 April 2007

Session Time Session Title Presenter
09:00-09:45 Session Two – International Updates Chair: Gaurab Raj Upadhaya
IANA Update Save Vocea (ICANN)
IDN Introduction & Update Baher Esmat (ICANN)
IETF Update Kurt Erik Lindqvist (Autonomica)
RIPE NCC Update Paul Rendek & Arno Meulenkamp (RIPE NCC)
09:45-10.30 Session Three – Peering Chair: Gaurab Raj Upadhaya
Peering in Europe Frank P. Orlowski (DE-CIX)
Peering @ Etisalat Omar Al Mansoori (Etisalat)
Panel Discussion and Open Mic Panel Includes: Omar, Frank, Nigel Titley (Sky), Bijal Sanghani (FLAG)
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:00 Session Four – IPv6 Chair: Philip Smith
Making the Middle East IPv6 Ready Hashim Hilal (Al-Khorayef Group)
The Cost of Not Doing IPv6 Jordi Palet Martinez (Consulintel)
IPv6 in Pakistan Yusuf Bhaiji (IPv6 Forum Pakistan)
12:00-12:30 Session Five – The Future of MENOG?
Discussion Points include:

  • Content
  • Next Meeting
  • Mailing List
  • Sponsorship
  • Website
Moderated by Fahad AlShirawi
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Session Six – CERTs Chair: Philip Smith
Qatar’s National CERT (Q-CERT) Ian Dowdeswell (Q-CERT)
14:30-15:30 Session Seven – Internet Exchange Points Chair: Philip Smith
Forming the NPIX Gaurab Raj Upadhaya (Packet Clearing House)
NedNod, the Swedish IXes Kurt Erik Lindqvist (Autonomica)
Evolution of the LINX Mike Hughes (LINX)
DE-CIX IX Update Frank P. Orlowski (DE-CIX)
Panel Discussion and Open Mic Panel includes: Mike, Gaurab, Kurtis, Frank Orlowski (DE-CIX)
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Session Eight – Operations Chair: Sultan Al Shamsi
Internet in Saudi Arabia Osama I Al-Dosary (Cisco)
Network Monitoring and Performance Benchmarking Malik Awan (Carnegie-Mellon University)
BGP aggregation Philip Smith (Cisco)
DNS Anycast Considerations Gaurab Raj Upadhaya (Packet Clearing House)
20:00-late MENOG Social Event: Tarbouche Lebanese Restaurant

Thursday 5 April 2007
Session Time Session Title Presenter
09:00-10:30 Tutorial 1: BGP Multihoming Philip Smith (Cisco)
Tutorial 2: Service Provider Infrastructure Protection – Best Practices Yusuf Bhaiji (Cisco)
Tutorial 3: Introduction to IPv6 Jordi Palet Martinez (Consultintel)
10:30-11.00 Break
11:00-12:30 Tutorial 1: IXP Construction Philip Smith (Cisco) & Bill Woodcock (PCH)
Tutorial 2: Understanding SIP for Voice, Video & data Faisal Chaudhry (Cisco)
Tutorial 3: Introduction to IPv6 (continued) Jordi Palet Martinez (Consulintel)