Affan Basalamah is an IT Network & Telecom consultant who works for various corporations, ranging from higher education institutions and Islamic multinational business corporations to the largest telecommunications operator in Indonesia.
Lars-Johan holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Physics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. His career started at the Network Operations Centre at the KTH where he contributed to the operation of the DNS servers, especially i.root-servers.net. Lars-Johan’s keen interest in the DNS soon made him responsible for the service, and when Netnod AB was formed as a spin-off from the university to take over the operation of infrastructure services (including I-root), he became its first employee. Lars-Johan remains in charge of the service, which nowadays encompasses 75+ service points around the globe. His involvement with the community has carried him to leading positions in committees within the IETF and ICANN, and he is involved wherever root-server operations is discussed.
Alex Band is the Director of Product Development at NLnet Labs, The Netherlands, a not-for-profit foundation with a long heritage in research and development, Internet architecture and governance, as well as stability and security in the area of DNS and inter-domain routing.
Before joining NLnet Labs in 2017, Alex was Technical Trainer and later Product Manager at the RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia.
As an internet infrastructure specialist, Barry has extensive experience designing, building and managing critical network and server infrastructure for small service providers to large scale national ISPs.
Barry began providing services to INEX, the IXP for the island of Ireland, in 2008 where he is part of the management team and the operations team.
Barry is also the project manager and lead developer of IXP Manager – a full stack management system for IXPs which includes an administration and customer portal; provides end-to-end provisioning; and both teaches and implements best practice. He is also heavily involved with Euro-IX, creating software and best practices for IXPs.