Meeting Rooms

Main meeting room (11-12 October): Al Ula
Bilateral meetings: Al Qiddiya (B)
Lunch: Teatro

11 October 2023 – MENOG 23 Plenary Day 1

Location: Al Ula

08:30‑09:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00-10:30 Opening Plenary

Moderator: Khalid Samara

  • 09:00-09:05: Opening Speech – ENG. Bassam Albassam, MCIT Deputy Minister
  • 09:05-09:10: Host Welcome Speech – Fahad Alhajeri, CEO, center3
  • 09:10-09:30: RIPE NCC Update – Hisham Ibrahim, RIPE NCC
  • 09:30-10:30: Panel Discussion: Building Internet Communities: Fostering a Healthy and Thriving Internet
    – Nathalie Kunneke-Trenaman, NLNOG
    – Nishal Goburdhan, SAFNOG
    – Sergey Myasoedov, ENOG
    – Kurt-Erik “Kurtis” Lindqvist, NONOG
    Aftab Siddiqui, ISOC
10:30‑11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 The Internet Ecosystem: A Closer Look

Moderator: Marco Brandstaetter

  • 11:00-11:30: How SAIX is reshaping the Internet ecosystem – Salman Alomiri, Saudi Arabia Internet Exchange
  • 11:30-11:45: Transforming SaudiNIC : A Journey from Single Registrar to Registry-Registrar Model – Suhayb Alghutaymil, SaudiNic
  • 11:45-12:15: RIPE NCC Membership: Unlocking the Value – Marco Schmidt and Jeremy Walder, RIPE NCC
  • 12:15-12:30: Peering Personals
12:30‑14:00 Lunch – Teatro restaurant
14:00-16:00 Transformations and Contributions of Internet Exchange Points in the Middle East

Moderator: Osama Aldosary

  • 14:00-14:30: Transformation of peering in the Middle East – Bernd Spiess, DE-CIX/UAE-IX
  • 14:30-15:45: Panel Discussion: How Internet Exchange Points Contribute to Internet Health
    – Mohamed Saro, Zain Omantel International
    – Salman Al Omairi, SAIX
    – Marco Brandstaetter, DE-CIX
    – Bill Woodcock, PCH
    – Mabs Khan, center3/JEDIX
  • 15:45-16:00: Peering Personals
16:00‑16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:30 ROA Signing Session
Let’s celebrate safer routing practices! You will hear real deployment stories and recommendations. We will also guide you through the process of creating and signing Route Origin Authorisations (ROAs).
19:00-23:00 MENOG 23 Network Dinner

12 October 2023 – MENOG 23 Plenary Day 2

Location: Al Ula

09:00‑09:30 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:30-10:45 Strategies and Innovations: Enhancing Internet Services and Engagement in the Middle East

Moderator: Massimiliano Stucchi

  • 09:30-10:00: RIPE NCC’s Engagement Strategy in the Middle East – Chafic Chaya and Jad El Cham, RIPE NCC
  • 10:00-10:30: SRv6 uSID: End-to-End Solution for Service Creation with Integrated Measurements – Ahmed Abdelsalam, Cisco Systems
  • 10:30-10:45: Peering Personals
10:45‑11:15 Coffee Break
11:15‑12:30 Global Connectivity in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East Region

Moderator: Rayan Alsaedi

  • 11:00-12:15: Panel Discussion – The role of global connectivity in Saudi Arabia as a Digital Hub
    – Raphael Jouenne, center3
    – Khalid Alosaimi, Mobily
    – Georges Jaber, Salam
    – Saad Alsadhan, Zain Saudi
    – Khaled Khatib, Dawiyat
  • 12:15-12:30: Peering Personals
12:30‑14:00 Lunch- Teatro restaurant
14:00-15:30 Lightning Talks and Closing Session

  • RPKI Implementation – ICT Sector in Saudi Arabia, Fahad Alduraibi, CST
  • IPv6 Adoption Journey, Musaab Alammar, CST

Moderator: Nishal Goburdhan

  • Routing Security in GCC Region – Aftab Siddiqui, Internet Society
  • Interconnectivity in the Arab Gulf States – Nada Alwadi, Virginia Tech
  • Vision 50/50, Keeping Half of Internet Traffic Local – Michuki Mwangi, ISOC
  • Routing Correlated Network Analytics – Ahmed Abdelsalam, Cisco Systems
  • Internet Services QoE Measurements and Improvements – Maan Almajed, CST
  • Internet Resilience in the MENA Region – Aftab Siddiqui, ISOC
  • RIS – Come Peer with Us! – Jad El Cham, RIPE NCC