Dave Phelan

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Dave comes to APNIC having worked in the Australian ISP and MSP community for the last 20 years in roles as diverse as carrier transmission networks, to System Administration, to core, edge and customer networks.  Having built a corporate ISP network from the ground up, he comes with an understanding of traps and pitfalls that most networks have, and do experience. 

Areas of Interest: 

BGP, IPv6, RPKI/ROA, Transmission Networks, Virtualisation, IP Telephony, Network Security, Automation.

Champika Wijayatunga

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Champika is the Technical Engagement Manager for the Asia Pacific region at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Prior to ICANN, Champika held managerial, specialist and liaison roles at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the Regional Internet Registry for the Asia Pacific. He started his career with IBM Corporation as a Technical Specialist and later worked in IT industry, academia, research, and training environments. He also serves in various technical community groups and committees.

Aftab Siddiqui

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Aftab Siddiqui is a Senior 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. Aftab has increased participation and membership of ICANN’s ASO and will be a technical resource to the APAC bureau and a member of the Internet Technology Office, focusing on Deploy360 efforts.

Yasir Shamim

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Yasir joined APNIC after working as a Lead NOC specialist for an Internet Service Provider in Pakistan. He has more than a decade’s experience in Routing & Switching with skills in IP/MPLS and BGP, Metro Ethernet, GPON, Satellite Point to Point and Multipoint & RF. He completed his BS Electronics Engineering in Network and Telecommunication and ME in Telecommunication from Pakistan. His areas of interest include IPv6, Network Automation, Internet Routing Security RPKI and SDN. He actively volunteers his time as a Program Committee member for SANOG and was involved in setting up the first local IXP in Karachi, Pakistan.

Tomek Mrugalski

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Tomek Mrugalski is the Director of DHCP Engineering at the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) and one of the original authors and engineers of Kea DHCP. He’s an open-source enthusiast and has published 11 RFCs, including the latest DHCPv6 in RFC8415.

Adli Wahid

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Adli joined APNIC in February 2014, bringing with him extensive experience and technical leadership in cyber security. He is APNIC’s security evangelist, spearheading security outreach, engagement, and collaboration with the regional community. Adli was elected in 2015 as a member of the FIRST.org Board of Directors.

Jamie Gillespie

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Jamie Gillespie is an Internet Security Specialist at APNIC, providing security training, outreach, and development of Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs), network operators, and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in the Asia Pacific region. This directly supports APNIC’s vision of “A global, open, stable, and secure Internet”.

With over 23 years of IT experience, 19 of those dedicated to Information Security, Jamie started his IT career at the backbone Internet provider UUNET Canada before holding a range of information security roles at AusCERT, Google, and Macquarie Cloud Services. Jamie is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Information Systems Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP).

Jamie is an international presenter on an extensive range of topics including incident response, technical, physical, and management security, and has been interviewed for television, radio, internet, and print media.

Sheryl (Shane) Hermoso

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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.

Jessica Wei

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Jessica is a Senior Technical Trainer at APNIC, providing training on IPv6, routing, MPLS and network security in the Asia Pacific region, as well as working on the development of training materials.

Before joining APNIC, Jessica spent six years in Huawei, providing technical training to engineers and administrators from more than 15 nations.

Warren Finch

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Warren is an experienced consultant and trainer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Windows, Cisco IOS, Virtualisation, Technical Support, and User Training.

Areas of Interest:

BGP, IPv6, Securing Internet Routing (RPSL, RPKI, BMP), Network Security, Automation and Orchestration, Scripting, SDN, Defensible Security Architecture, Network Monitoring, Mitre ATT&CK Matrix, Open source software.