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LINX Regional Meeting – Scotland

1st December 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm

FREE

IXScotland is staging another regional meeting on Monday 1st December 2014 at St Leonards Hall.

This event is an excellent opportunity to hear about what's happening at IXScotland exchange while offering the opportunity to network with other interested parties and industry professionals.

LINX launched IXManchester in 2012 and in addition to IXScotland in Edinburgh, it has since opened a further location in North Virginia, USA called LINX NoVA with IXCardiff in Wales due to go live this autumn. It is planning to establish further exchange points in the future in a number of other regions where there is significant Internet traffic.

Wifi will be available, so please bring your laptop or tablet if you wish.

The meeting is planned just for the afternoon, and there will be a social event in the early evening afterwards. All LINX members are invited, as are any on the IXScotland mailing list. Prospective members are also very welcome.

The registration page is here, and registration is now open:

https://www.linx.net/events/regional/Scotland/M4/Scotland.html

LINX/IXScotland want to use this opportunity to foster the local 'community of interest', so the meeting is open to anyone having an interest in or wanting to support IXScotland. They also want to hear the thoughts of the network operator community, so they will have space in the agenda for lightning talks or 'peering personals' (promoting peering with your network). Please contact Katrina Smith katrina@linx.net if you would like to do this.

Agenda

The agenda consists of a number of presentations by LINX staff, IXScotland steering committee members and other interested parties. We also want to use this opportunity to foster the local 'community of interest', so the meeting is open to anyone having an interest in or wanting to support IXScotland. We also want to hear the thoughts of the network operator community, so we will have space in the agenda for lightning talks or 'peering personals' (promoting peering with your network).

The event agenda is as follows:

Agenda topic
Speaker
13.00
Registration Opens
-
13.30
Keynote Speaker: Setting the Scene
Michael Fourman,
University of Edinburgh
13.55
The vision for IXScotland
John Souter,
LINX CEO
14.20
How do we achieve the vision?
Charlie Boisseau,
Fluency Communications
14.40
Sponsor Presentations
- Imtech: 'SDN/NFV Myth Busters!'
- Pulsant update
Stuart Bates
Chris Shields
15.00
15 minute refreshment break
-
15.15
Panel Session: How do we improve connectivity in Scotland
Panel will consist of representatives of Scottish government, commercial and community broadband access provision in Scotland, content provision in Scotland
Panel Chaired by
Richard Morrell
16.05
LINX Update Presentation: Updates on LINX Engineering and Public Affairs
LINX Staff TBC
16.35
Wrap-up session: Summary of the day and details of how people can get involved
John Souter,
LINX CEO
16.45
Event Close - a post-meeting social and networking event will also held nearby with details given to those registered on the day.

Details

Date:
1st December 2014
Time:
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.linx.net/events/regional/Scotland/M4/Scotland.html

Organiser

LINX
Website:
https://www.linx.net/

Venue

St Leonards Hall – St Trinnean’s Room
Edinburgh, EH16 5AY United Kingdom + Google Map
Website:
http://www.edinburghfirst.co.uk/venues/st-leonards-hall