ICIN 2007 Keynote Speakers

Fred Baker

Senior Technologist at Cisco Systems and ex-President IETF, USA

Fred Baker was IETF chair from 1996 to 2001. He has been active in the networking and communications industry since the late seventies, working successively for CDC, Vitalink, ACC, and Cisco Systems. He is currently a Fellow at Cisco, which is to say a senior technologist.

He has chaired a number of IETF working groups, including Bridge MIB, DS1/DS3 MIB, ISDN MIB, PPP Extensions, IEPREP, and IPv6 Operations, and served on the Internet Architecture Board 1996-2002. He has at this point co-authored or edited around 40 RFCs and contributed to many more. The subjects covered include network management, OSPF and RIPv2 routing, quality of service (using both the Integrated services and Differentiated Services models), Lawful Interception, Precedence-based services on the Internet, and others.

He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society, having served as its chair from 2002 through 2006, chair of the IPv6 Operations Working Group in the IETF, a member of the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee, and a member of the Technical Advisory Council of the Federal Communications Commission.

Mark Foster

CTO, NeuStar, USA

Mark Foster is Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and co-founder of NeuStar, Inc. As the inventor of number portability, Mark pioneered its establishment initially for the North American industry, and led the design, implementation, and operations of NeuStars system and infrastructure for the first 6 years of the companys operation.

Subsequently, Mark led the strategy and technology for NeuStars domain name registry (e.g. .biz, .us) and OSS clearinghouse businesses. Since 2001, Mark has led NeuStars advanced services team in developing and publishing break-through industry standards such as SIP, at the heart of VoIP and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), and ENUM, the directory technology for SIP, as well as identity management, which provides the security and business transaction platform for SIP/IMS-enabled services.

Last year, Mark led NeuStars work with the GSM Association to deploy Root DNS services. Mark continues to lead NeuStars strategy and technology vision.

He holds a B.S. in Physics and Computer Science from Caltech.

Malcom Matson

President, OPLAN Foundation, UK

Malcolm Matson is a successful entrepreneur and has been a pioneer of the broadband age since the early 1980s. He was one of the first people to understand and articulate the disruptive consequences of the three seminal technological innovations of the second half of the 20th century (silicon chip + optical fiber + software controlled radio).

He progressively developed the concept of OPLAN (open public local access network) to serve a homogeneous physical community (i.e a city) and owned and operated independently of any service or content delivered over it.

He has promoted the open access concept consistently and written and spoken widely on the subject around the world doing so now in the name of the OPLAN Foundation (www.oplan.org) which he founded in 2005.

He is the founder and Chairman of OpenPlanet Limited (www.open-planet.net) which works in a partnering relationship with cities and communities around the world to develop, fund and manage OPLAN infrastructure.