MyNOG-10 Conference Speakers

Shaowen Ma

Clement Larroque
Orange Business

Jack Fang

Mark Tinka

Billy Lee
CSF Advisers Sdn Bhd

Raja Akmal
X86 Network

Nicholas Kraal
Equinix Asia Pacific

Rene Fichtmueller
Flexoptix GmbH

Yedu Siddalingappa
Juniper Networks

Shaowen Ma
Sr. Product Manager

Shaowen Ma is a Google Cloud Group Product Manager. where he works with major APAC customers, for cloud onboarding, Inter-connect, Peering and hybrid cloud infra for Edge computing. Recently he focused on High Performance Cloud network and Smartnic Cloud SDN Offload.

Cloud SDN: BGP Peering and RPKI

Clement Larroque
Orange Business
Technical Sales Manager

French national with previous French and UK full security clearance, I have nearly 20 years experience in telecommunications, defence, high technology and satellite telecoms systems and services, having previously held Engineering and Management posts at Thales and EADS. My latest role is as Head of APAC Cluster for the International Networks Division of Orange in Singapore. I am responsible for the management, future planning and implementation of innovative, future-proof, cost-effective, and environmentally-conscious network infrastructures, to support the Orange Business (Enterprise applications) and Orange Wholesale (Carrier applications) in the APAC Region. I have led many complex engineering projects in the Defence and Telecom sector from the conception, design and development, to the successful operational implementation and beyond for support, maintenance, and after-sales service. These advanced engineering projects for Intelligence, Networking and Digitisation, were aimed at Public and Private sector institutions across Europe, Middle East and South East Asia including all major Asian Telecom Carriers, Cloud Service operators, Fintech and OTTs, and other more traditional sectors like Energy and Construction.

Edge virtualisation for Carrier Networks

Evolution of Carrier Networks to support edge virtualisation applications and deployment of distributed Virtual Network functions. Applications around 5G use cases, Private/Telco cloud infrastructure. Example of AI-based orchestration on edge VNFs. Future applications of distributed edge functions in Enterprise and Wholesale environments.

Jack Fang
Solutions Engineer – APAC

Jack Fang, a Presales Solutions Architect with over 18 years of experience in the network industry. With a deep understanding of the ever-evolving technology landscape, Jack is a seasoned expert in designing and architecting complex networking solutions in the service provider, enterprise and public cloud space.

Throughout his career, Jack has worked with organizations of all sizes and industries, delivering tailored solutions that meet their unique needs. His extensive experience spans across a wide range of technologies, including LAN/WAN, cloud networking, security, and software-defined networking.

As a Presales Solutions Architect, Jack works closely with customers to identify their business goals and technical requirements, and develop comprehensive solutions that align with their vision and budget. His strong technical expertise, combined with his excellent communication and interpersonal skills, enables him to build trusted relationships with clients and deliver exceptional customer experiences.

Jack holds several industry certifications, including CCIE, VCP, and JNCIP, and is always eager to stay on top of the latest trends and technologies in the networking industry. In his current role with Kentik, Jack is focusing on providing the Best-of-breed network observability solution to service providers and enterprises.

Embedded CDNs in 2023

Embedded CDNs have been around for several decades. In the beginning there was Akamai and then Google. About a decade ago more showed up. In 2012, we did a panel at NANOG discussing the challenges for the ISPs who chose to embed. ISPs had to adapt to various differences for each of the solutions. The outlook was that an increased number of providers would offer an embedded solution, the variations would grow in complexity and the request or hope was alignment and standardization. So what has happened in the last decade? This talk will focus on the most common embedded solutions and their similarities, differences and evolution over the past decade.

Mark Tinka
Head of Engineering

Mark has been in the Internet industry since 1999, having helped build various Internet Exchange Points (IXP’s) in Uganda, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Malawi. He was also instrumental in shaping the technological advancements and construction of the service networks of Africa Online, a Pan-African Internet Service Provider with eight operations on the continent, when he worked there.

In addition to the APRICOT, Mark is also an instructor with the AfNOG (Africa Network Operators’ Group), an annual event held every year in an African country that pools industry peers together to share knowledge and advances in Internet communications.

Mark is now based in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he is Head of Engineering at SEACOM, East & Southern Africa’s first submarine cable operator.

Mark is a huge proponent of IPv6 and helped start Zimbabwe’s first commercial IPv6 network (Africa Online Zimbabwe), and has done the same with the organizations he represented in Malaysia, before moving to South Africa.

SDM – A New (Subsea) Cable Paradigm

This paper summarizes the current state-of-the-art in how submarine cable transmission technologies are evolving to support even more capacity over longer distances, not only as the content providers dominate the space, but also as older cables run out of capacity and need to be replaced with new systems.

Billy Lee Kok Chi
CSF Advisers Sdn Bhd

Mr. Billy Lee Kok Chi is Chairman and CEO of CSF Advisers Sdn Bhd. He has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in growing and managing Information Technology businesses and operations, from which he gained in-depth knowledge in technologies relating to Internet, Telecommunications, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, Data Centres, Systems Integration and IT Outsourcing particularly in the Asia Pacific region.

Malaysia Data Center Landscape, Where is the next hotspot to place your fiber node?

Malaysia been experiencing exponential growth of new data center development since 2022.  As more that 5 new international DC players established its presence in different parts of Malaysia.  This session will share the current hotspot locations as well as the next potential growth locations that you can strategically expand your network POPs.

Raja Akmal
X86 Network

Managing Director

Raja Akmal has over 15 years’ experience in network engineering, IP Core and Carrier Ethernet Network. Having involved in various roles from operation, presales, product & service delivery with both domestic and international service provider. He is the founder and Managing Director of X86 Network Sdn Bhd, a connectivity service provider with focus regional connectivity specifically on Data Center Interconnect (DCI), Dedicated Internet Access & Global Ethernet Services.

FUTURE-PROOFING DATA CENTRES from Connectivity Perspective

In the digital age, data centers play a crucial role in supporting the ever-increasing demands for storage, processing power, and connectivity. They serve as the backbone of modern technological infrastructure, enabling the seamless flow of data, applications, and services that power our digital world. This session will share the challenges faced by data center facilities/operators and how X86 Network can assist to overcome it from connectivity perspective.

Nicholas Kraal
Equinix Asia Pacific
Director, Business Development

Nicholas is the Business Development Director for Equinix where he leads the Interconnection Go To Market team for the APAC region. With over 24 years of experience in telecommunications in South East Asia, Japan, and the Middle East, together with his team they develop, recommend, and implement interconnection growth plans to drive the expansion of a highly-interconnected and differentiated customer ecosystem for Platform Equinix across the region.

Equinix: New Markets, New Frontiers.

Rene Fichtmueller
Flexoptix GmbH
Optician Aspirant

An optician aspirant with an IXP background, very well known as an international participant and supporter of NOGS, and one of the founding members of DJs in Tech.

Keep Ukraine Connected: A project from the community – for the community

Keep Ukraine Connected: A project from the community – for the community with my presentation I would like to show what we can create if we stick together and above all work together!

On February 24, 2020, a war started 900 kilometers from my hometown. Two weeks later I was already on my way to the war zone with a truck to help the people and deliver humanitarian goods.

Back from this trip, I convened a board meeting with my Global NOG Alliance board and shared my impressions. And we decided together, “We must stand together and respond!”

The idea was not followed by a concept but by immediate action! We shared our idea through social media (Facebook/ Instagram/ LinkedIn/ instagram) and received the first donations in the following days after. First boxes with small switches for home access (FTTH etc.) and then the first pallets followed. In April we had collected the first 5 tons of Euqipment at my garden and neighbors in CarPorts. and everything was loaded into a truck and I drove the first tour from Germany via the Czech Republic, to Austria, then to Slovenia and back to Austria- Poland and then to Ukraine. On the way I invited other donations and drew attention to our campaign.

Now this idea of action has become a big project. We have now delivered more than 25 tons of equipment with a value of over 2.6 million USD. We have made 11 trips thanks to our Volounteer drivers and have been able to help ISPs & IXPs to rebuild their infrastructures faster after a bombardment. Because “Access to the Internet is a Human Right in my view!”

Yedu Siddalingappa
Product ManagerAI-Driven Enterprise Networks
Juniper Networks

Yedu Siddalingappa is an experienced product manager with a deep understanding of AI-driven enterprise networking solutions. With a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications, and MBA from National University of Singapore, Yedu has spent 20 plus years working in the technology industry in various functional roles and geographic theatres, and has developed a reputation for being a forward-thinking and innovative leader.

As a product manager for AI-driven enterprise networking at Juniper Networks, Yedu is responsible for the development and implementation of cutting-edge networking solutions that leverage the latest AI technologies. He has a deep understanding of the enterprise networking landscape and is skilled in using data and analytics to drive product strategy. He currently has a patent pending for AI-driven application troubleshooting feature that uses AI to identify and resolve network issues quickly.

AI in Networking: Transforming Network Operations with Juniper Mist AIDE

In the realm of networking, the convergence of artificial intelligence (AI) has unleashed a world of possibilities. Juniper Mist AIDE solution stands at the forefront, harnessing the transformative power of AI to revolutionize network management. With advanced machine learning algorithms at its core, AIDE empowers administrators with actionable insights and intelligent automation. Experience first-hand the tangible outcomes and benefits as AIDE shapes the future of networking, enabling you to build, manage, and optimize your network for the digital age.

Zen Chuan Ng
Internet Resource Analyst

Zen Ng is an Internet Resource Analyst in APNIC’s Services Team. With his specialized knowledge of APNIC policies and Internet resource management, Zen plays an important role in advising and assisting APNIC Members with their membership and Internet number resource queries. Zen also represents the Services Team at many community events to liaise with the Asia Pacific Internet community.

Cleaning up your RPKI invalids

The purpose of this presentation is to look at some of the tools to monitor RPKI invalids, and the importance of removing RPKI invalids.

Chao Yin Loong
Technical Solutions Architect

Chao Yin Loong has more than 20 years in the video and network industry. He started his career at MediaCorp Singapore where he implemented the first DVB-T network in South East Asia. He has worked at Cisco Systems implementing various OTT video streaming infrastructure for customers. Currently he is a Technical Solutions Architect with Akamai Technologies helping large media customers architect and deploy a robust streaming architecture from both an application and infrastructure point of view.

Load balancing and Service in Kubernetes

Kubernetes is the currently the premier orchestration platform. This talk aims to demystify from a network point of view what happens when you start a service in kubernetes and how it balance between the pods. A must know for any networking professional getting into kubernetes.

Boon Kang Lim
Solution Architect, F5 APCJ

Boon Kang Lim plays a role as F5 Solution Architect focusing in Telco Signalling solution. He has overseen various evolution in every generation (2G/3G/4G) during his time spent in Service Provider industry for more than 20 years. Today with 5G, major shift is happening with all the transformation happening on all layers. From adopting Cloud Native Infrastructure, to embracing new modern architecture with microservices where all network functions are decoupled to the micro level. With major shift, new security design and architecture needs to be considered as well.

Join Boon Kang in his session where he tackles the topic on 5G evolution recommendation by 3GPP and how major service provider is dealing with 5G security challenges in Signalling solution.

Securing the Onion: 5G Cloud Native Infrastructure

Going through 5G Service Based Architecture (5G SBA) transformation, it is no longer about network function transformation. 3GPP Release 16 recommends for Secure Communication Proxy (SCP) introduced in 5G SBA architecture, but how do we get there?

The first hurdle service provider have to face is adopting modern Kubernetes-based solution as its cloud-native infrastructure platform. But when Kubernetes was first introduced to the world by Google, it was never built for service provider and never considered carrier grade requirement in mind.

In this paper, we discuss the journey towards full 5G SBA with phased transformation towards enabling carrier grade Kubernetes to adopting full blown SCP as recommended in 3GPP Release 16

Khooi Xin Zhe
PhD Student

Xin Zhe Khooi received the BCS degree In Computer Science from the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2019. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the National University of Singapore, Singapore. His research interests lie in the domain of programmable networks, particularly in exploring new applications/ use cases/ design paradigms with programmable data planes and software-defined networking (SDN) in cellular and/or data-center networks. Xin Zhe is also an ambassador of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).

Aether: The First Open Source 5G/LTE Connected Edge Cloud Platform

Aether is the first open-source 5G Connected Edge platform for enabling enterprise digital transformation. It provides mobile connectivity and edge cloud services for distributed enterprise networks as a cloud-managed offering. This presentation will describe how the Aether platform is optimized for multi-cloud deployments and simultaneous support for wireless connectivity over licensed, unlicensed, and lightly-licensed (CBRS) spectrum. Then, it shows the operational and connected Aether Edges at project collaborator locations around the world. The centrally managed deployment hosts of the Aether core is in the public cloud and is maintained by a CI/CD DevOps pipeline where features and fixes are automatically deployed without disruption.

James Chin Sze Yih
Head of Core Network
TIME dotCom

James is a Network Solution Architect focus on multiple technology fronts such as SDN/NFV, cloud, data center & Network Programming.

He is currently working at Time dotcom for SPACE (Software Programmable and Cloud Evolution) project which involves new service solutions, innovated new architectures, frameworks and continued evolving the cloud, data center that align with business goals. James holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems as well as several certifications including CCIE, RHCSA and AWS certified solutions architect.

Time Journey to the SPACE – A Practical Path to Network Transformation

This presentation offers a concise yet comprehensive exploration of Time dotcom’s Segment Routing project deployment.

We begin by outlining the project’s background and the compelling use cases of SR, highlighting its transformative impact on network efficiency. We then delve into the evolution from traditional MPLS to segment routing, providing insights into the principles of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and SRv6.

The focus then shifts to our strategic design approach for SRv6 implementation, offering a blueprint for successful network transformation.

Finally, we share our experiences from the implementation process, discussing the lessons learned and showcasing a converged SDN transport design for end-to-end efficiency. Join us as we navigate the future of networking through the lens of Time dotcom’s SRv6 deployment.

Shahnaz Mohammad Zaki
Systems Architect
Cisco Systems

22 years of experience in the area of information and telecommunications industry. Currently work as a Systems Architect in Cisco Systems for the Malaysian Service Providers. Actively engage in the market to promote next-generation architecture for telco networks and data centers, telco adoption strategy for Saas based services and to promote automation software capabilities.

Hierarchical Network Controller

Service Providers are embarking into a programmable infrastructure where SDN controllers are being employed to automate network optimisations, service creation and fault management. But how does SDN fair against a multi-domain and multi-vendor network infrastructure? Hierarchical Controller is a potential solution which has been deployed in some leading service providers to solve the SDN dilemma and create a very cohesive next-generation infrastructure management.

Daniel Spierling
Senior Interconnection Consultant


Daniel joined the DE-CIX Infrastructure team as Network Engineer in September of 2011, helping to plan, build & operate the IX infrastructure in Frankfurt, Germany.

With DE-CIX extending its IX peering services into new markets, Daniel worked on and mentored new colleagues for the technical roll-out of the DE-CIX infrastructure in Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Dubai, Luanda, New York, Madrid, Istanbul and Dallas.

During the time in the DE-CIX infrastructure engineering teams he discovered his passion in educating internal colleagues as well as DE-CIX customers in regards to any peering & BGP routing related questions.

In 2018 Daniel therefore switched into the business development team of DE-CIX, where he took the role of a Peering Manager & Consultant.
Partnering up with the Sales team he worked with many different ISPs & network operator communities, across various regions,
sharing the understanding and best practices of peering & transit architectures, traffic engineering principles and routing security, to help build DE-CIX IX ecosystems, onboard new members and localize peering traffic.

With the increase in digitalization & cloudification in cooperate environments worldwide, DE-CIX saw an increased interest from the enterprise sector for dedicated & private IaaS and SaaS connectivity.

Over the last three years Daniels focus therefore shifted to productizing and building the cloud connectivity portfolio of DE-CIX. (AliBaba, AWS, Azure, Google, IBM, Oracle, …)

Besides from his work as Peering Manager and training ISPs & datacenters on how to use & productize cloud connectivity for their own projects, Daniel is also working as a Solution Architect to meet & execute on global cloud connectivity enterprise tenders.

Introducing Peering LAN 2.0 at DE-CIX

The presentation describes the implementation of Peering LAN 2.0 at DE-CIX in order to reduce BUM noise on the DE-CIX network. This includes the rollout of the ARP/ND agent decribed in RFC9161. We show before/after stats v6 & v4 BUM traffic, unwanted multicast etc.

Last update at 5th June 2023