APNIC Workshop – Software Defined Network

APNIC Workshop - Software Defined Network

Date : 16 – 18 July 2018, (Mon – Wed)

Time : 0900hrs – 1700hrs

Venue : SMU School of Economics And Social Sciences

              Level 2 Seminar Room 2.6

              90 Stamford Road

              Singapore 178903


The emergence of SDN (Software Defined Network) has had a disruptive influence on the world of data networking, leading to a fundamental re-think of how networks are designed. This technical workshop will provide an in-depth understanding of the key technological elements of SDN via a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises.

Target audience

Technical staff currently operating an IP and/or MPLS network who are interested in understanding the impact of SDN with a view of implementing elements of SDN in the near future.


It is assumed that participants will have intermediate-level knowledge of IP routing, routing protocols, management protocols, MPLS protocols, and traffic-engineering.

Course outline

  • Introduction to SDN
  • Architectural frameworks for SDN
  • OpenFlow
  • OpenDaylight
  • Mininet
  • Segment routing
  • BGP Egress Peer Engineering
  • Segment routing interworking with LDP

Other requirements

Participants are advised to bring their own laptop computers with high-speed Wi-Fi (802.11a/g/n/ac) and administrative access to system. It is also recommended that laptops have Intel i5 or i7 processor, >=8GB of RAM and 30GB of free hard disk space.


Tashi Phuntsho – Senior Network Analyst

Tashi Phuntsho – Senior Network Analyst

Tashi has experience in IP and transmission network design, operation, and maintenance having worked as a transmission engineer (since 2003) and IP core network engineer (since 2005) for more than a decade. He has been involved in capacity development in the APNIC community by providing technical assistance and training in number of technical areas such as Routing & Switching, Network Architecture, IXP design and deployment, Network Security, IPv6 deployment, DNSSEC, and so on.

Tashi completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical and Electronics engineering from India, complemented by research studies in next generation networks from Japan and postgraduate studies in Network Systems from Australia.

Areas of Interest:

BGP, IS-IS/OSPF, IPv6, Securing Internet Routing (RPSL, RPKI, BGPsec), Network Security, DNS/DNSSEC, DWDM, SDH/SONET, SDN, Blockchain.

Bei (Jessica) Wei – Network Analyst

Bei(Jessica) Wei – Network Analyst

After graduating from China’s Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2007 with a degree in electronics engineering, Bei (whose nickname is Jessica) joined Huawei as a network training officer.

Over the next six years, she provided Huawei technical training on LAN/WAN systems, broadband access, IP core and IP mobile backhaul networks as well as working on technical training course design and the development of IP training materials. At the Huawei training center in China she provided technical training to engineers and administrators from more than 15 nations including Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

She has also travelled to Bangladesh, Venezuela, Colombia, Egypt, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore to provide training.