Speakers & Panelists.


Dr. Paul Vixie

CEO, Farsight Security, Inc

Dr. Paul Vixie is an Internet pioneer. Currently, he is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder of award-winning Farsight Security, Inc. He was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2014 for work related to DNS. Dr. Vixie is a prolific author of open source Internet software including BIND, and of many Internet standards documents concerning DNS and DNSSEC. In addition, he founded the first anti-spam company (MAPS, 1996), the first non-profit Internet infrastructure software company (ISC, 1994), and the first neutral and commercial Internet exchange (PAIX, 1991).

Dr. Vixie served on the ARIN Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2013, as ARIN Chairman in 2008 and 2009, and was a founding member of ICANN Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) and ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). He operated the ISC's F-Root name server for many years, and is a member of Cogent's C-Root team. Dr. Vixie is a sysadmin for Op-Sec-Trust. He earned his Ph.D. from Keio University for work related to DNS and DNSSEC in 2010. Dr. Vixie is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and has spoken at conferences around the world.


Adrian Farrel

Old Dog Consulting

Adrian Farrel has been at the forefront of technology innovation in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for nearly 25 years and has co-authored more than 85 RFCs specifying Internet technology. He was part of the effort that developed Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and was one of the pioneers of Generalized MPLS (GMPLS) and the Path Computation Element (PCE).

Within the IETF, Adrian has co-chaired a number of working groups (CCAMP, PCE,
L1VPN, L2SM, L3SM, and I2NSF), and served as one of two IETF Routing Area
Directors for six years. He is currently the Technical Advisor to the IETF’s TEAS working group, and has just reached the end of a four year term as the Independent Submissions RFC Editor.

Adrian has written, edited, or contributed to nine books on Internet technologies including “The Internet and Its Protocols” and “GMPLS - Architecture and Applications”, and has also authored four volumes of fairy stories for adults of all ages.

He runs a successful consulting company, Old Dog Consulting, specializing in Internet protocols, SDN, and NFV.