Clarence has over a decade of experience in helping customers build & evolve their next generation IP Core, Mobile backhaul, Data centre & Carrier Ethernet Infrastucture. He’s been involved in various stages of the project lifecycles from presales solutioning, Service Delivery, Design & Implementation & operations. He is currently a Solutions Architect with Intel’s Network Communications CTO office.
Introduction to Programmable Networks
Network devices like switches or routers are most commonly designed bottom-up. The switch vendors that offer products to their clients usually rely on external chips from 3rd party silicon vendors. The chip is the heart of the system and in practice determines how device OS is realized and what functionality it can offer. Since the chip is a fixed-function unit and its internal packet processing pipeline cannot be easily reconfigured at runtime, adding a new feature set is a complex process that may take months. This is because a chip redesign is usually required. P4 & Programmable ASIC’S aims to break these barriers and enable innovation on networking devices similar to CPU’s, GPU’s, DSP’s in the computing ecosystem.
Sales Engineering Manager
Brian Tan is the Sales Engineering Manager for Imperva in Asia. In his role, he takes care of a team of Sales Engineers across the region and supports the technical needs of internal stakeholders, customers and channel partners around the region. Brian has more than 20 years of professional experience in the security domain, ranging from endpoints, edge to application and data security. Prior to Imperva, Brian was the Sales Engineering Manager at McAfee (now Trellix), managing the Sales Engineering team in Singapore. He has also served as a consulting systems engineer for Cisco GSSO, providing technical assistance during the sales cycles for customers throughout ASEAN. He has also been a technical consultant at Sourcefire and RSA Security. Throughout his career, Brian has worked with numerous Asian enterprises across many different industries. He provides cybersecurity advice on both a technical and strategic level and acts as a trusted advisor to many of his customers. He currently holds the CISSP and CCSK certifications.
Mitigating the increasing threat of DDoS Attacks
DDoS attacks are on the rise, with a clear trend towards shorter, higher volume attacks designed to take out organisations with low or legacy defences. Understand the recent DDoS tactics being used against Singapore organisations and learn how to protect all your digital assets. Also learn what to do if your organisation becomes the target of a Ransom DDoS attack.
This presentation will cover:
– DDoS Attacks – The problem and why they have become so popular with cyber-criminal groups.
– Learnings and observations from the recent APAC attacks and trends uncovered by Imperva Research Labs
– Reconnaissance – Understanding your digital assets and what types of DDoS attacks they are susceptible to.
– To pay or not to pay? What to do if your organisation becomes the target of a Ransom DDoS attack.
Taisuke Sato started his career at Seiko Solutions as a network engineer and currently works primarily in support of carrier and ISP users.As Seiko’s product launched support for automation in 2019, he has had many opportunities to work with customers on network automation issues and how to achieve them, and has deepened his knowledge.
How can we start automation – Challenges and solutions revealed through customer case studies
As system architectures have become more diverse and complex in recent years, various measures are being taken to reduce operating costs and eliminate errors.
Among them, automation of operations is one of the technology trends attracting the attention of network engineers in Japan.
In order to automate operations, it is necessary to sort out the issues to select the most appropriate tools.
We will introduce the insights we have accumulated on the status of automation, issues, and technologies through several years of daily technical support in Japan as our own product has started to support Ansible and REST API.
Melchior Aelmans is a Chief Architect at Juniper Networks, where he has been working with many operators on the design and evolution of their networks. He has over 15 years of experience in various operations, engineering, and systems engineering positions with Cloud Providers, Data Centers and Service Providers. Melchior enjoys talking about routing protocols, routing security, internet routing and peering and datacenter routing. He also participates in IETF and RIPE and is a regular attendee at other conferences and meetings, is a board member at the NLNOG foundation and Program Committee member at NANOG.
Exploring Quantum Engineering for Networking
In this presentation we will review how already available quantum technology can help improve well known security mechanisms and protocols. Next we will explore how close (or far away) a quantum internet is and if it will even be fully quantum.
Jose Leitao is a production neteng in the Network Foundation team at Meta. His team responsibilities include maintaining, monitoring, and improving the global production network infrastructure.
One evolution of the Network Engineer RoleExplore what happens when a business grows, and the role of the network becomes critical: you have more servers to connect, more data to transport, more services reliant on each other. You can’t afford to provide a bad experience to your customers, nor throw more people at the problem to solve it You have to move fast and be reliable in today’s world, even when sharks eat your fiber cables. Your knowledge and skills will be the tools to approach the growth, but you will deal with never-seen-before challenges, including esoteric ones. You will also begin to realize that 1% means thousands, millions or hundreds of millions of people, and indeed, you won’t have time for manual fixes. We identified common knowledge and skill gaps that Network Engineers have when faced with the challenge of operating a large-scale network. We will explain why they are important and give an approach to bridging them to prepare for a future ahead. Talk will explore how we are evolved the role of the Network Engineer at Meta to address the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Engineering Manager & Program Lead
Elena is an engineering manager at Meta. She’s responsible for running Meta’s Rotational Network Engineering Program globally. She focuses on finding, hiring and training early career engineers around the world to join Networking teams at Meta.
One evolution of the Network Engineer Role
Explore what happens when a business grows, and the role of the network becomes critical: you have more servers to connect, more data to transport, more services reliant on each other. You can’t afford to provide a bad experience to your customers, nor throw more people at the problem to solve it You have to move fast and be reliable in today’s world, even when sharks eat your fiber cables. Your knowledge and skills will be the tools to approach the growth, but you will deal with never-seen-before challenges, including esoteric ones. You will also begin to realize that 1% means thousands, millions or hundreds of millions of people, and indeed, you won’t have time for manual fixes. We identified common knowledge and skill gaps that Network Engineers have when faced with the challenge of operating a large-scale network. We will explain why they are important and give an approach to bridging them to prepare for a future ahead. Talk will explore how we are evolved the role of the Network Engineer at Meta to address the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Senior Manager Internet Technology
Aftab Siddiqui is a Technical Engagement Manager for the Internet Society. Prior to joining ISOC, Aftab worked as an Australian network integrator and at a Pakistani ISP. He has a strong technical and operational background. Mr. Siddiqui has been a key contributor to the global, regional, and local efforts in the APNIC community and has been an active participant in SANOG, APNIC/APRICOT and MENOG for many years.
Routing Security – Singapore Outlook
Looking at the Routing Security of Singapore network operators and how .gov.sg and .edu.sg domains are performing w.r.t RPKI, whether the hosting providers have created ROAs for those hosted networks or not.
I am working for Global IP backbone provider Hurricane Electric as Network Researcher. I work closely around BGP routing, transits, IPv6, anycast, CDN and root DNS infrastructure. In past, I have deployed large scale anycast DNS nodes, and have worked closely across optimization of IP routing.
Manage IX RS from Git
This is a 25mins talk about making use of Gitlab CI/CD Pipelines + Docker + Arouteserver project to setup & manage IX route servers via Git. I have put quick draft slides. A significant time here will be live screenshare demo taking 7-8mins where I will click & deploy BIRD on fresh servers, update clients.yml to push config etc. For reference on how screenshare will look like, please checkout videos I posted about this topic recently on my personal blog – https://anuragbhatia.com/2022/08/networking/isp-column/ix-management-via-gitlab-ci/
Director of Systems Engineering
Erwin Filmer is Infinera’s Director Systems Engineer, supporting partners and customers in APAC to realize the full benefits of Infinera’s solutions in their networks.He has more than 20 years of Sales Engineering experience in the APAC market, since moving to the region in 1997. Prior to joining Infinera in 2014, Erwin was with ECI Telecom and Lucent Technologies, covering telecommunications and optical networking technologies in various roles ranging from Technical Consultant, and Solutions Director, to Sales Engineering Director. Erwin has a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Universiteit Twente, the Netherlands.
XR Optics- Virtual Transponders for Flexible Networking.
XR optics is a revolutionary technology purpose-built to break the inherent limitations of traditional point-to-point optical transmission solutions. This presentation covers how XR optics paves the way for disruptive network economics as 5G, fiber deep, and hyperscale cloud connectivity impose new challenges on operators. Key focus is on the innovative coherent optical subcarrier aggregation, introducing a new pluggable and software-enabled architecture designed to simplify and reduce the cost of deploying and operating optical networks. In addition, it is also shown how XR optics is an open technology initiative with the support of network operators, equipment manufacturers, and subsystem manufacturers, for both point-to-point and multi-point applications.
Vincent Boon has over 30 years of experience in the IT and networking industry, working with enterprise and data center customers within APJC. For the past 18 years, his focus has been in DCIM, Infrastructure Access and Power Solutions working with clients such as Smart Nation, HCL, FPT Telecom, Equinix and many more. 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 Out-of-Band solutions and Network Automation for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure.
Embarking on your NetOps Journey
A high level overview on how Network Operations within an Organization can adopt automation within their daily work.
Network Consulting Engineer
Ng Seo Boon is a technical leader in Cisco Systems Inc. He has 20+ years of experience in data networking industry and currently works for the Customer Experience Organization within the company. His primary role is providing consulting services to large Telco customers and occasionally serves as the escalation engineers for complex networking issues. He is also a adovcate of open source software and been a avid Linux users. His skillsets focus on network automation and routing design and troubleshooting. He enjoy sharing and exchanging his knowledge with field engineers and takes a keen interest towards operational issues and improvement.
Needle in the hay stack
Analyzing router logs using Machine Learning. This talk will focus on using opensource tools to analyse logs for machine learning. The focus would be sharing of caveats, challenges and advantages. The talks also covers the design of a system to carry out the task of ML for router logs. The rationale behind the approach will also be discussed.
Mike’s career spans more than 25 years in the submarine cable sector incorporating senior roles in both purchaser and supplier organisations most recently as CEO of Huawei Marine Networks (now HMN Technologies). Mike remains on former parent company, Global Marine Group’s leadership team. Mike is a well-known contributor, speaker and insightful authority on investment, strategic and regulatory trends associated with global digital infrastructure developments. He holds both undergraduate and MBA degrees and recently completed an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
Maintaining Submarine Digital Infrastructure
This presentation will focus on how the world’s submarine cable network, which is the backbone of all communications and powers the global digital economy is maintained. The talk covers economic and operational insights including the risks inherent with working 9km under the sea.