Vincent Boon

Sales Engineer – Asia Pacific


Vincent Boon has over 25 years of experience in the IT and networking industry, working with enterprise and data center customers within APJC. For the past 15 years, his focus has been in DCIM, Access and Power Solutions working with clients such as OCBC, Smart Nation and AXA Technology Services. Technology has always been a keen interest of Vincent’s and his previous roles within technology companies have involved him working closely with engineering teams in providing productive solutions to customers. He joined Opengear at the beginning of 2018 and brings his expertise to assist customers on next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure.


Presentation Title:

The path to a programmable network: Open telemetry and model-driven configuration

Historically, network device configuration and telemetry has been fragile, inconsistent and difficult to maintain. Model-driven configuration and telemetry allows network policies and state to be centrally described and automatically applied, using abstract models that are consistent across vendors. This has the potential to reduce operational complexity and allows consistent telemetry gathering in multi-vendor networks.

In this session you’ll gain an overview of industry standard models including IETF and OpenConfig, learn how to perform common configuration and statistics gathering work using these models and open source tools, and walk through a practical example of migrating a manually maintained network to a programmable model-based approach through the implementation of open standards.

Naufal Jamal
Staff Network Engineer


With CCIE Certified in Routing and Switching got 11+ years’ experience in network deployment of different sizes. Experience covers network engineering, implementation, security and operations in both enterprise and production environments. After realizing how network automation is changing the networking world, spent last 3 years in solving many network engineering challenges using python and i am loving it!


Presentation Title:

Network Automation in LinkedIn

Various network engineering related problem statements that we solved using python.

Tan Shao Yi


Shao Yi has 12 years of working experience in Internet Service Provider (ISP) systems and operations, and spent the last 16 years managing high-availability, mission-critical systems and telco services. Shao Yi is an avid reader in his free time [and daily commutes]. When he has time to spare, Shao Yi swims for leisure and listens to classical music.


Presentation Title:

Laziness is a virtue: Telemetry with Python

Junko Nozaki

Global Marketing, 

Seiko Solutions

Junko Nozaki joined Seiko Solutions in 2018 after building her career at Japanese system integrator NEC and data centre provider @Tokyo. She is familiar with the needs of service providers and the enterprise and uses her experience to work on a overseas marketing expansion strategy of time synchronization product and other network related products.


Presentation Title:

Computer system time and network time synchronisation

Accurate time is the foundation of information and communications. Regarding the upcoming leap second, this presentation explains how computers recognize time and handle leap second as well as the importance of system preparation to avoid any failure due to time lag caused by leap second.

Jose Leitao

Network Engineer, 


Jose Leitao is a production neteng in the Network Infrastructure Engineering team at Facebook. His team responsibilities include maintaining, monitoring, and improving the global production network infrastructure.


Presentation Title:

Packet loss triangulation with a network fault finding system

Most network monitoring relies upon the network devices themselves providing the signal that they are healthy or unhealthy via syslog messages, SNMP, telemetry or custom APIs.

In large scale networks, we can’t trust the network devices to accurately report health in all the possible failure cases that may exist. At Facebook, in addition to standard monitoring tools, we also actively probe our networks with test traffic to ensure the platform is behaving as we expect. With active monitoring, we can find the network elements that don’t know they are dropping/mangling packets even when they exist several layers deep inside the network.

During the presentation, we will show how we built a sample open source system that achieves the same result using open source tools and perform a live demo with a lab network from start to finish, introducing packet loss and showing how the system can identify where the loss is occurring in real time. The code is available on https://github.com/facebookexperimental/ffs

Dennis Kom

Director – Sales and Global Strategic Accounts – APAC Enterprise Networks, Corning


Dennis is the Sales Director of Corning Optical Communications. He is responsible for managing the ecosystem for sales and distribution of optical communication systems for data center networking applications in APAC. 


Dennis has more than 20 years of working experience in the info-communication industry. His passions and interests revolved around the domains of structured cabling systems, enterprise networking, digital video technologies and low voltage power protection systems.


Prior to joining Corning, Dennis had assumed several key positions within Sony Electronics. He was appointed as Head of Channel Sales & Marketing for SEA region in July 2011 to July 2012, and Division Head/Country Manager of Indonesia in Jun 2008 to June 2011. He had also held technical positions as Senior Network Engineer with Defence Science & Technology Agency, Sales and Application Engineer with VMC Technology, and Head of Engineering / Systems Sales with Knockner-Moeller.


Dennis graduated with a Master Degree in Mass Communications and Postgraduate Certificate in Network Engineering with Nanyang Technological University in 2014 and 2002, respectively. He also graduated with a Bachelor Degree (first class honors) in Electronics and Electrical Engineering with University of Glasgow, U.K. in 1996.


Presentation Title:

Optical Communication Trends in data centers


Our topic covers mainly on the optical trends in data centre. As the demand for bandwidth continues to increase exponentially, data center operators need to understand how they can effectively scale their optical structured cabling as they grow – example from 10G to 100G and eventually to 400G. Knowing what are the best practices and standards can help data center operators to avoid pitfalls with reduced overall CapEx and OpEx.

Lim Fung

Technical Marketing Engineer, 

Cisco Systems

Presentation Title:

BGP insecurity – Understanding and mitigating BGP routing incidents

This session provides an introduction to BGP routing incidents and how they come about. Specific examples are given on BGP route leaking and route hijacking and the mechanics behind them. Finally, this session aims to equip participants with the knowledge of ways to detect and mitigate such incidents.

Leung Wing Kin

Chief Technology Officer

Marketing & Product Solution Sales Dept of Enterprise BG, Huawei

WK joined Huawei in September 2011 with over 30 years of experience in the areas of Internet, Telecommunications and Computing Technologies.  Before joining Huawei, WK worked as the Chief Technology Officer of Cisco China where he was responsible for System Engineering Management and Product Management with over 1B USD annual revenue. WK had also held many leadership roles within Ericsson, 3Com, Digital Equipment Corporation and Philip Data Systems that enables him to have in-depth understanding of the ICT industry.


Presentation Title:

5G transport networking: Requirement, reference & new business

The mobile communications industry has entered the 5G era. In the 5G network architecture, the eMBB, mMTC, and URLLC scenarios are defined to provide services with high bandwidth, low latency, and massive access. The 5G does not only require new technologies of air interface, but also makes new requirements for the bearer network. In the session of 5G Transport Networking, we will discuss the requirements of the 5G for the bearer network, what technologies will be used in the 5G bearer network, and also the architecture of the 5G bearer network. In addition, this session will also analyzes a user case of the 5G bearer network design.

Anurag Bhatia

Network Researcher, 

Hurricane Electric

Anurag works for Global IP backbone provider Hurricane Electric as Network Researcher. He works closely around BGP routing, transits, IPv6, anycast, CDN and root DNS infrastructure. In past, Anurag has deployed large scale anycast DNS nodes, and has worked closely across optimisation of IP routing.


Presentation Title:

Let’s talk about routing security

This presentation covers routing security at the Internet Scale in detail with a focus on IRR. It talks about how IRRs work, the challenges in IRR based filtering as well as some of the tools which can be used. It also touches RPKI as well as developments IRR-RPKI integration in the next version of IRR daemon.


Derek Ong

Systems Engineer, 

Cisco Systems

Derek Ong is a Systems Engineer in Cisco Systems, based in Singapore, supporting Service Provider accounts. Over more than 10 years experiences in Service Provider markets, actively involved in solution design, installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting of networking systems. Comprehensive Cisco Technology knowledge in designing, implementation, administration and support. In-depth knowledge of deploying IP Protocols and Troubleshooting. Experienced in Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing.

Presentation Title:

Engineering new IP transport

SP networks have been deployed with Traditional MPLS in the last decade. It is time for SP to reconsider reinventing the network to support the below:-
– high speed bandwidth
– Ultra low latency services
– web-scale
– automation
– programmability

For these, Segment Routing is key.



Louis Poinsignon

Network Engineer, 


Louis has been a network software engineer at Cloudflare since 2016. Originally from France. He has been improving the network data collection and processing at scale (flow and BGP). The tools are currently used for business intelligence and traffic engineering.


Presentation Title:

Cloudflare and RPKI at scale

Over the last year, Cloudflare deployed RPKI.

From signing hundreds of routes to ensuring our routers have the latest ROAs, we came across many operational challenges and we worked hard to make deploying this framework a piece of cake.

We will be presenting our results and share our good practices for everyone who wish to setup painlessly RPKI on their network. 


Aditya Kaul

Solution Architect, 

Juniper Networks

Aditya is a technology evangelist, innovator and a seasoned telecommunications specialist with background in planning, design, implementation and operations of NexGen IP Architectures. Aditya holds in depth understanding of Services Business and has been a key contributor in Planning and Designing Future State Architectures. Aditya is working at Juniper Networks as Professional Services Solution Architect for APAC.


Presentation Title:

SPRING: Advanced use-cases

Spring-Advanced Use Cases assumes a fair understanding of general Spring concepts and builds up on the context of SR-TE, the various mechanisms and tools within Spring based Traffic Engineering and various options available for deploying SR-TE.

The presentation also intends to introduce the concept of Spring Flex-Algo which is IGP based flexible algorithms and can be used by the operator to program/slice the network and provide value added services to end consumer. 

Suman Kumar Saha

Technical Director, 


Allan Watanabe 

Pipeline Security

Over the last 14 years I worked for different ISPs in Bangladesh. My expertise is in Linux system administration and in network security. I’m regular speaker of BDNOG conference and workshop. I’m one of the founding member of BDNOG, also a member of BDCERT. I joined in many conference and workshop of BDNOG/SANOG/APNIC/APRICOT as speaker on DNS/DNSSEC, Network security, Linux system administration. Recently I’ve joined in a cyber security threat data provider company to provide technical support and to support on product development.


Presentation Title:

Make the Internet safe with DNS firewall


Use Of DNS Firewalls Could Reduce 33% Of All Cybersecurity Breaches, New Global Cyber Alliance Research Finds.

Over 91% percent malware uses DNS(As Cisco 2016 Annual Cyber security report). Nearly all the cryptominer stuffs uses DNS based C&C(As Cisco 2016 Annual Cyber security report).

DNS firewall allows a recursive server to control the behaviour of responses to queries. Administrator to overlay custom information on top of the global DNS to provide alternate responses to queries.

DNS firewall will block DNS resolution, machines connecting to the C&C, malware, phishing, cyrptominer domains. In this paper we will present a case study to implement DNS firewall in an ISP and we will show how it can be use as threat hunting tool.

Bill Kaufmann

Sr. Director of Product Management, 


Bill Kaufmann is currently a senior director of product management at Ciena. In this role, he works to support the Blue Planet Routing Optimization and Assurance (ROA) and Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO) products.


Throughout Mr. Kaufmann’s 20 years in the telecommunications industry, he has held a variety of positions and provides a wealth of experience. Before joining Ciena, he worked for Coriant and Tellabs in a variety of product management roles covering IP routing and SDN controller products, as well as positions at AT&T and several telecom startups.


Bill received a bachelor’s degree from Haverford College in Philadelphia and attended the Master of International Business program at the University of South Carolina on an Allied Signal Fellowship.


Presentation Title:

Intent-based network automation at service providers

5G-ready networks need to be able to adapt to ever-growing demands. Ciena’s intent-based automation empowers service providers to transform their networks to deliver dynamic bandwidth, service assurance, and proactive maintenance—while delivering cost savings.

Philip Smith

Senior Network Engineer, 


Philip Smith has been working in the Internet industry since the early 1990s after catching the Internet bug in the mid 1980s while at University. He runs his own consulting company, PFS Internet Development. Philip spends some of his time working for the Network Startup Resource Centre as a Senior Network Engineer and Training Coordinator, assisting with Network Operations Groups coordination, and providing network design assistance and training around the Pacific, South and South East Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He previously worked at APNIC as Learning and Development Director, where his team’s responsibilities ranged from Training, APNIC Conferences and Events, Network Operations Group support, Technical Programmes such as IPv6 Deployment, Internet Exchange Points, and Rootname Server deployments, and the Information Society Innovation Fund grants programme. Before APNIC, he was a member of the Internet Infrastructure Group in CTO Consulting Engineering of Cisco Systems for more than thirteen years. He also served for 3 years on the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society. Prior to joining Cisco, he spent five years at PIPEX (incorporated into UUNET, and now part of Verizon’s global ISP business), the UK’s first commercial ISP, where he was Head of Network Engineering. As is common with startups in a rapidly growing marketplace, Philip gained deep experience in all of the engineering roles in an ISP, from support engineer, network operations, engineering, and development, before assuming responsibility for the entire UK network operation. He was one of the first engineers working in the commercial Internet in the UK, and he helped establish the LINX Internet Exchange Point in London and played a key role in building the modern Internet in Europe.


Presentation Title:

RouteViews: The BGP collector for today’s network operator & researchers

This presentation describes RouteViews and how it can be useful as a network diagnosis tool for today’s network operators, as well as provide valuable analysis data for network researchers 


Daniel Rodriguez

Network Engineer, 


Daniel is a Network Engineer at Facebook and works in the Network Infrastructure team that takes care of building services and automation that keeps the network running and healthy.

Daniel serves previously as CEO of a startup that provides training in various networking certifications, automation and systems administration.


Presentation Title:

Building a scalable network event executor using GO

With ever increasing growing networks, automation plays a critical role. We want engineers to have time to work on exciting projects versus staring at graphs 24/7 and reacting to events.

In this talk, we provide an introduction on how our monitoring and remediation systems work; we will also describe the initial steps on how to build a simple remediation system – scalable machinery that can watch for symptoms of errors/failures and react to these in a pre-defined way.

We will cover not only architecture, but also give recommendations on how to keep the system scalable. The talk will present a walkthrough of an open source system (https://github.com/facebookexperimental/goar) written in GO – a static typing language with concurrency built in its philosophy. To finish the presentation, we will do a live demo of the system.