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.

Milan Adhikari

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Milan Adhikari is a dedicated network engineer with almost nine years of experience at WorldLink Communications, Nepal. His current role revolves around the configuration and operations of Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) and AAA services. He possesses a robust skillset in networking technologies, including OSPF, ISIS, BGP, MPLS, and wireless networking. He has also been an active volunteer and workshop provider at npNOG since 2018, wherein he contributes to the growth and sharing of knowledge within the networking community.

Rahul Makhija

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Rahul Makhija is a seasoned IP network professional. He has been in the ISP industry since 2007.  He is a BGP enthusiast and an IPv6 evangelist. Rahul is currently the CTO at Esto Group of Companies (AS135817). He actively participates in various community engagements. Rahul has been contributing to various program committees such as INNOG, SANOG and APNIC conferences. Over the years, he has mentored many network engineers, helping them gain new skill sets and adopt industry’s best practices.

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

Jethro Tambeana

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Jethro worked as a Network Engineer for over 17 years. He began his carrier with the local ISP Telecom Vanuatu Ltd as Network Administrator and later joined OGCIO to work as Network Manager for the Vanuatu eGov Network. He also was part of the initial setup and operation of the local IXP, Vanuatu Internet Exchange, and still provides technical support to the IXP to this day. Jethro now works as a network consultant and shares his knowledge as a retained community trainer for APNIC.

Abu Sufian

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Abu Sufian has over 13 years of experience as a network and system administrator. He has worked for major ISP/IIG companies in Bangladesh as well as in other countries. 

He possesses extensive knowledge in network design and operations, network and system security, and VoIP technologies. He is passionate about open source monitoring systems and developing automation solutions on top of them. 

His areas of expertise include Advanced Routing, Advanced IGP, MPLS, BGP, IPv6, Infrastructure Security, NMM, and Network Automation. 

Furthermore, he actively participates as a speaker at BDNOG.

Abu Sufian shares his knowledge as a volunteer community trainer.

Zobair Khan

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Zobair Khan works at APNIC as a Network Analyst / Technical Trainer. He is responsible for carrying out trainings in South Asia & Oceania region. Prior to this, he worked at Fiber@Home in Bangladesh since 2010 with responsibilities in capacity planning, upstream coordination and troubleshooting. He started his career with Transmission Network and previously worked with Cisco, Huawei, Infinera, Juniper, LS Cable and Tejas. He is an active participant of various network operator groups (NOGs), including bdNOG. He was a Community Trainer of APNIC since 2019 and a MANRS Training Fellow in 2020. He was one of the MANRS ambassadors for the year 2021.

Qazi Shamsud Tahmeed

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Q S Tahmeed has more than 17 years of experience working in ISP/NSP entities in Bangladesh. He has strong knowledge and experience in the design, development & operation of scalable and resilient network infrastructure and services. His technical interest areas include Internet Routing & Security, OSPF, IPv6 Deployment, Network Automation, MPLS, Network Security, Segment Routing.

Tahmeed shares his knowledge as the retained community trainer in Bangladesh for APNIC. 

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.

Vasira Mysavath

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Vasira is currently the Head of the Network and Integration System division of the Ministry of Technology and Communication in Laos. He has more than 10 years of experience working in the management, planning and implementation, security and integration system for the government network. He has completed a Master’s degree in Network Systems from Swinburne University of Technology.

Vasira shares his knowledge as a retained community trainer for APNIC.