Sonia Edward

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Sonia started as a Graduate IP Engineer with Telikom PNG and worked for 6 years on the customer access network.

Sonia has recently joined PNG DataCo, a Tier 2 ISP and the internet Gateway of Papua New Guinea as the core IP engineer. Her role involves core routing and switching of traffic.

Sonia shares her knowledge as a retained community trainer for APNIC.

Aris Cahyadi Risdianto

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Aris is a former systems and network professional in the telecommunications field who has been involved in designing, implementing, migrating, and maintaining IP-based networks for enterprises and service providers. He is experienced in working with system/network vendors and mobile/cable-based telecommunications operators. He has been serving as an ambassador for the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) since 2018 and was a part of the ambassadors’ steering committee team in 2019 and 2023. Currently, he is actively working on building software-based solutions and testing environments for Future Internet, Cloud Computing, and Cyber Security.

Aris shares his knowledge as a volunteer community trainer.

Md. Rafeeun Noby Babir

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Md. Rafeeun Noby Babir is an accomplished professional in the field of Telecommunications and Information Technology. With an extensive experience in the network industry in Bangladesh, Babir has made significant contributions in Gateway Operations, specializing in International Internet Gateway (IIG), International Terrestrial Cable (ITC), National Internet Exchange (NIX) as well as Nationwide Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Babir’s expertise extends towards Network Servers and Security along with Routing and Switching. He possesses in-depth knowledge of BGP core networks. Along with a degree in ECE from KUET, he also holds certifications from industry-leading organizations like Cisco (CCNP, Specialist), Juniper (JNCIA), Huawei (HCIA), Red Hat (RHCE, RHCSA) and demonstrates his commitment to professional excellence.

Babir shares his knowledge as a volunteer community trainer for APNIC.

Affan Basalamah

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Affan Basalamah is an experienced IT Network & Telecom consultant with a diverse background in various corporations, including higher education institutions, Islamic multinational businesses, and the largest telecommunications operator in Indonesia. He received his degree from the Institut Teknologi Bandung, where he also served as an IT/network administrator and later as Head of IT Infrastructure for the IT Directorate for over 10 years. During this time, he was involved in the construction of Indonesia’s first higher education network (INHERENT) and frequently spoke at IT conferences such as IDNOG and APAN.

Affan shares his knowledge as a volunteer community trainer. 

SD-WAN – An Overview

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Overview

SD-WAN has garnered significant traction in the business services market as a credible alternative to MPLS VPNs.  However, the proprietary nature of many implementations means that straightforward answers on what SD-WAN means are difficult to find.  In this webinar, we will providing a high-level of SD-WAN technology and the benefits it provides over traditional enterprise VPNs.  We will also briefly cover SD-WAN standardisation and some of the key use cases.

Course Outline

In this course, we will cover:

– Enterprise WANs
– SD-WAN 101
– Use Cases
– Inter-operability
– Wrap-up

Course Material

Shaila Sharmin

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Shaila Sharmin has more than 10 years of working experience in ISP, Bank and WiMAX Network Architecture. She is a seasoned Operations Engineer and Management professional in the field of IP Core and System Security, and possesses extensive hands-on experience in Core and Enterprise Routing and Switching Technologies with major vendors. Shaila has in depth knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles, cyber threats types and vulnerabilities, security risks assessment and emerging technologies.

Shaila was educated in Bangladesh completing a Master’s Degree in Computer Science with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer science and engineering. Furthermore, she has some vendor certifications (e.g. CISM, CCNP, NSE4 etc.) at her credit. Shaila actively speaks and volunteers at bdNOG, APNIC events.

Areas of Interests: SDN, IPv6, Routing and Switching, MPLS, BGP, Network and Information Security and Internetworking, Internet Governance and technical Policy.

Shaila shares his knowledge as a volunteer community trainer for APNIC.

Mohammad Fakrul Alam

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Mohammad Fakrul Alam is Senior Systems Engineer at NTT Limited.

Fakrul worked for several organizations which includes MSP, RIR, IXP, ISP, Financial Institutes. He has strong knowledge of, and operational experience in building and deploying scalable, reliable network infrastructure.

Fakrul is a founding member of bdCERT (Bangladesh Computer Emergency Response Team) and bdNOG (Bangladesh Network Operators Group). Active speaker in different international conferences which includes APRICOT, SANOG, PACNOG, IDNOG and other regional NOG’s and security conferences. Fakrul volunteers his time as an APNIC Community Trainer.

Muzamer Mohd Azalan

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Muzamer is a network engineer with 8 years experience managing the core network for one of the biggest ISPs in Malaysia. He is currently Manager of Network Service IP Operation for Telekom Malaysia.

Muzamer shares his knowledge and experience as a volunteer community trainer for APNIC.

Muhammad Fahad Khan

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Fahad is a network enthusiast and an active speaker who shares his knowledge and expertise in his capacity as a community trainer (retained) for APNIC. He likes to engage with multicultural networkers and loves to reach out to diverse communities to pass on his experience.

Fahad has a decade of network operations experience, which includes working with service providers and enterprise networks. 

He has a friendly, calm and fun-loving personality with a passion for networking, travel and adventures.

Sarada Hettiarachchi

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Sarada Hettiarachchi has a Masters degree in Computer Systems & Network Engineering from the University of Greenwich, UK and holds various industry accreditations. He is a regular speaker at the Global Cisco NetAcad Instructor Professional Development (GIPD) webinars and he is a member of Global Cisco NetAcad Advisory Board. He delivered many training sessions to students and workshops to the public while working at the Maldives National University from 2012 to 2013.

Since 2014, Sarada has worked as a Systems Engineer in the Datacentre at the University of Moratuwa and provided his expert knowledge as a consultant to implement many mission critical networks in Sri Lanka.

Sarada shares his knowledge as a volunteer community trainer for APNIC.