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TT Nguyen Huy Dung
Mr. Nguyen Huy Dung
Deputy Minister
Ministry of Information and Communications
Nguyen-Hong-Thang
Mr. Nguyen Hong Thang
Director General
Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)

Mr. Nguyen Hong Thang is one of the pioneering officers of the Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC). Mr. Nguyen Hong Thang plays an important role in building, developing the entire technical system of Viet Nam National NIC, including important national Internet infrastructure systems (national DNS domain name server system “.vn” and Viet Nam National Internet Exchange - VNIX). He has implemented many projects to ensure safety, reliability, and sustainability for Vietnam's Internet activities, such as: Deploying DNSSEC standards for the DNS system “.vn”; promoting IPv6 transition in Vietnam's Internet; deploying RPKI to ensure Vietnam's Internet routing security.

In 2018, Mr. Nguyen Hong Thang was awarded the title "IPv6 Hall of Fame" for his contributions to promoting the development and application of IPv6 globally.

Paul Wilson
Mr. Paul Wilson
Director General
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

Paul Wilson has more than thirty years’ involvement with the Internet, including 25 years’ experience as the Director General of APNIC. As part of this role, he represents the activities and interests of the Asia Pacific Internet community in local and global forums related to the development and management of the Internet.

Paul is a highly respected member of the global Internet community and participates in the following organizations: APIA, APNG, ISIF, NRO, ISOC and dotAsia.

Sureswaran Ramadass
Mr. Sureswaran Ramadas
Chairman
APAC IPv6 Council

Sureswaran Ramadass is Professor Emeritus at the Malaysian University of Science and Technology (MUST). His last position was as Chairman of the ITU/UN (International Telecommunications Union) IPv6 and IOT Center of Expertise. He is the Founder and Chairman of IPv6 Forum Malaysia, as well as the Emeritus Chair for the IPv6 Forum Education Programme

Prior to this, he was the founding Director and Professor at the National Advanced IPv6 Centre of Excellence (NAV6), Universiti Sains Malaysia. As the Director of Nav6, he was instrumental in the successful implementation of IPv6 in Malaysia.

Paresh Khatri
Mr. Paresh Khatri
CTO
(IP and Optical Network Business Group), Nokia

Paresh Khatri is the CTO for the IP and Optical Networks Business Group for Nokia Corporation in APAC.  In this role, Paresh is responsible for formulating platform and architecture strategies to meet the varied demands of operators in the Asia-Pacific region. His current areas of interest include 5G transport, network virtualisation and SDNs.

Paresh has more than 24 years of experience with both service providers and vendors in building carrier-grade IP/MPLS networks, including the largest IP NGN transformation project ever undertaken in Australia.

Nguyen-Truong-Giang
Mr. Nguyen Truong Giang
Deputy Director
Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)

Mr. Nguyen Truong Giang has years of experience in researching, designing, building, managing, and developing Internet services, networks and security systems. He also contributes to the development of Internet safety in Vietnam; builds and develops technological communities at home and abroad. Mr Giang has been responsible for many positions, from administrator, and operations specialist, to management, research, and development.

In 2022, he was appointed Deputy Director of Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC), in charge of public engineering. technology, management, operation, and development of important national Internet systems (VNIX national Internet exchange station, national DNS system), VNNIC's service and security systems.

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Mr. Geoff Huston
Chief Scientist
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

Geoff Huston is Chief Scientist at APNIC, where he undertakes research on Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies. among other topics.

He is widely regarded as the preeminent researcher on IPv4 exhaustion, and is routinely referenced by international agencies and frequently quoted by the ICT media

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Mr. Bill Woodcock
Executive Director
Packet Clearing House

Bill Woodcock is the executive director of Packet Clearing House, the international organization responsible for providing operational support and security to critical Internet infrastructure, including Internet exchange points and the core of the domain name system; assisting governments with Internet regulation and policymaking; and ensuring cybersecurity coordination with CERTs and network operators.

Sheryl Hermoso
Ms. Sheryl Hermoso
Training Delivery Manager
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre

Sheryl has had various roles as a Network and Systems Administrator before joining APNIC. She started her career as a Technical Support Assistant while studying at the University of the Philippines. Sheryl later finished her degree in Computer Engineering and continued to work in the same university as a Network Engineer, where she managed the DILNET network backbone and wireless infrastructure.

Areas of interest: Wireless/wifi, DNS/DNSSEC, IPv6, and security.

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Mr. Vo Luan
Senior Solution Architect
CDNetworks

Mr. Vo Luan has more than 5 years of experience in operating and administering enterprise information system (Enterprise IT), and more than 10 years of experience in Public Cloud Services, especially in developing and operating CDN service infrastructure, Media OTT, Cloud Security as Product Manager

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Mr. Trinh Hoai Nam
Product Director
Viettel Cyber Security

Mr. Trinh Hoai Nam is currently the Product Director at Viettel Cyber Security Company, responsible for building information security solutions, directly participating in handling many information security incidents for large businesses, and critical infrastructure in Vietnam.

Mr. Trinh Hoai Nam has more than 15 years of experience working in the field of information security and IT, including more than 5 years of managing and operating IT and telecommunications infrastructure of Viettel - the largest ISP network in Vietnam, and more than 10 years of in-depth work experience in the field of information security.

Srinivas (Sunny) Chendi
Mr. Srinivas (Sunny) Chendi
Senior Advisor – Policy and Community Development
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

Srinivas Chendi is APNIC's Senior Advisor for Policy and Community Development and also Liaison Officer for the South Asia region. He is responsible for supporting the APNIC community in the resource Policy Development Process and enhancing the levels of engagement and participation of the members of the community which APNIC serves. He also manages the South Asia region Liaison role while establishing partnerships with external organizations to encourage latest technical deployments and help the community derive the maximum benefit from developments at APNIC.

Srinivas has worked in a variety of roles at APNIC and elsewhere, including External Relations Manager, Policy Development Manager, Online Services Manager, Internet Resource Analyst, Technical Support Supervisor, and Systems Security Analyst.

Srinivas represents APNIC at an economic and regional level and is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to collaborate with the Asia Pacific community.

Akinori
Mr. Akinori MAEMURA
Chief Policy Officer
Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)

Maemura has more than 25 years of career and experience in the Internet technical operations and coordination. He started the Internet career at NEC Corporation, Japan, to launch its ISP business, which is now known as BIGLOBE, as a network engineer in 1994. After that he got involved in the Internet Coordination among ISPs and associations, as the commercial Internet is emerging in Japan, including the establishment of JANOG, the Network Operators’ Group of Japan, and IP address management at JPNIC – Japan Network Information Center. Then his involvement expanded to the region when he was first elected to the Executive Council of APNIC, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, one of five Regional Internet Registries which administer the Internet number space for respective regions in 2000.

He served as an EC member for 16 years, especially as the Chair of it for 13 years until February 2016. After that, he was elected to the Board of Directors of ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers as an appointee of its ASO, Address Supporting Organization. He served as an ICANN Board Member for two terms, six years until 2022.
As the Chief Policy Officer of JPNIC, Maemura presides JPNIC’s consideration, coordination and communication of the Internet Policies as well as its external and international relations.

He also serves as a Board Director at JPCERT Coordination Center, the national computer incident response team in Japan, and as a Board Director of DotAsia Organisation, the registry for .asia TLD and an Internet Promotion Body.

athena foo
Ms. Athena Foo
Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Athena is a Stakeholder Engagement Manager at ICANN, deepening ICANN’s relations with stakeholders in Northeast and Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, she works with key stakeholders to expand ICANN’s presence and engagement in these regions. This includes public and government affairs, and leading regional and country-specific programs.

Prior to joining ICANN, Athena worked for the Singapore Government, covering customs regulations, economic and cyber diplomacy over a span of 7 years.

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Ms. Lia Hestina
Community Development Officer
Regional Internet Registry for Europe, Middle East and parts of Central Asia

Lia is working on the development of RIPE Atlas coverage, the world’s largest Internet measurement network, and coordinates the RIPE Atlas Ambassadors Programme and the RIPE Atlas Sponsoring Programme. 

She is actively spreading awareness and knowledge about RIPE Atlas and helping with the distribution of probes worldwide to expand the RIPE Atlas network. She is also working closely with local communities to map out where Atlas probes are most needed, taking into consideration the diverse regulations and limitations of each region.

Champika Wijayatunga
Mr. Champika Wijayatunga
Cyber Security Specialist
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Champika is an experienced Internet technology and Cybersecurity professional currently part of ICANN. He represents ICANN in technical and security engagement activities in the Asia Pacific region.

Champika has been regular speaker and a resource person at various international security forums, INTERPOL, Council of Europe etc. Champika received a number of excellence awards during his academic and professional careers and also served in various technical community groups and committees.

 

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Mr. Le Pham Minh Thong
Head of Security Operations Department
VNPT Cyber Immunity, VNPT Information Technology Company

Mr. Le Pham Minh Thong is the Head of Security Operations Department at VNPT Cyber Immunity, VNPT Information Technology Company, one of the leading information security service and solution providers in Vietnam. He is responsible for building the Information Security architecture, managing and presiding over the tasks of preventing and investigating attacks on VNPT Group's internal network and customers' information systems.

Mr. Thong has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Information Security and Information Technology, and has directly participated in Governmental projects, as well as Finance, Banking, Enterprises, and local departments ones. In addition, he also participates in building and developing information security solutions and services to perfect the VNPT Digital Space Immunity System.

mike akana
Mr. Mike Akana
Business Development Manager
CleanDNS

Mr. Mike has extensive experience across diverse industries, including fitness & performance training, information technology solutions, domain, trademark, and DNS management.  This background has equipped him with a broad perspective and an ability to adapt his expertise to various contexts. His keen eye for emerging market trends allows him to remain agile and adaptable in a rapidly changing business environment.

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Mr. Nguyen Truong Thanh
Head of Technical Department
Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)

Mr. Nguyen Truong Thanh has worked at VNNIC since 2004, and has extensive experience in designing, deploying, managing, and operating network systems, services, and information assurance. He has directly developed and implemented "DNSSEC standard implementation for .VN domain name server system (DNS) system" project, established the national IPv6 network, participated in IPv6 deployment and promotion activities in Vietnam.

Oanh
Ms. Nguyen Thi Oanh
Deputy Head of Cooperation-Resource Management Department, NIR SIG Chair
Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)

Ms. Nguyen Thi Oanh has been working as Deputy Head of Cooperation and Resources Management Department, Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC). Ms. Oanh is also an experienced NIR SIG Chair of APNIC community. She has years of experience in managing of Internet resources (domain name, IP and ASN), working as an IP hostmaster, IP/ASN, IPv6, Routing policy maker, IPv6/RPKI development analyst trainer, and project manager.

Chính eng
Mr. Le Khac Chinh
DNS Specialist & Senior Systems Administrator
Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)

Mr. Le Khac Chinh is a DNS specialist & senior system administrator, has worked at Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) since 2016. He is currently in charge of administering the .VN National DNS server system. He has experiences in implementing DNSSEC and IPv6 standards and technology; training and consulting on DNS system implementation for Ministries, Sectors, and local Departments of Information and Communications.

Hoàn eng
Ms. Vu Thi Hoan
DNS Specialist & Senior Systems Administrator
Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)
NV Tri
Mr. Nguyen Van Tri
DNS Specialist & Senior Systems Administrator
Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC)

Nguyen Van Tri has been working as a DNS specialist & senior system administrator in Viet Nam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) since 2015. He has years of experience in DNSSEC deployment and monitoring solutions for DNS, and is currently the system administrator of .VN ccTLD DNS in VNNIC.