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20th - 21st Feb 2017

LINX96 will take place at the Congress Centre in London on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st February 2017.

Please visit the venue guide for information on the location of the main meeting itself.

Registration & Attendee List

Registration for LINX96 is available to members only. If you are not a LINX member and wish to attend please email us at where your request will be considered.

Meeting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsor

Cumulus Networks

Social Sponsor


Meeting Format

The event agenda will be published shortly. The basic overview of the event is as follows:

  • It is a standard day and a half meeting with a Social on the Monday evening.
  • Members are encouraged to provide lightning talks on their networks with these often taking place before a refreshment or lunch break.
  • Registration opens at 1200 with tutorial sessions planned from 1030 in the morning - details to follow.
  • Wireless connectivity plus a light lunch and refreshments will be available from late morning.
  • The meeting commences at 1330 with day one closing at approximately 1830.
  • Drinks will be available from 1800 until 1900
  • On day two (Tuesday) refreshments will be available from 0930 in readiness for a 1000 meeting start.
  • The even will close at around 1630.


Monday Topic Speaker
10:30 AM Optional Tutorial Session
Details to be announced
12:00 PM Registration Opens
Light lunch and refreshments plus free wireless connectivity available
13:30 PM Welcome & round-the-room introductions All
13:35 PM Meeting Start
- Housekeeping & agenda bashing
- Review of LINX95 Minutes (Monday)
- Promotion of the sponsors
Richard Petrie
13:45 PM LINX CEO's Quarterly Report John Souter
14:20 PM Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Corero Network Security
The DDoS Dichotomy
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are affecting all sectors of the global economy, including Government and commercial organisations. Although DDoS is currently best known for huge bandwidth consuming attacks, and regularly catching the headlines for doing so, the vast majority of DDoS attacks are so short, and low-volume, that they often go unnoticed as the source of the disruption they cause. This may not seem like a big deal, but this session will illustrate the very real and urgent dangers of Dark DDoS' attacks that are no doubt already infiltrating your customer's networks.
Sean Newman
14:50 PM RIPE Policy update Nigel Titley
15:00 PM 20 minute refreshment break -
15:20 PM LINX Technology (Part 1): CTO update Richard Petrie
15:50 PM Public Affairs update (Part 1) Malcolm Hutty
16:30 PM 20 minute refreshment break -
16:50 PM Member Talk: BT
Update on
Neil McRae
17:20 PM Datacentre Update TBC
17:45 PM LINX Governance session
inc. proposed changes, AGM and board elections
Murray Steele
18:05 PM Reflections on first year on LINX Board Simon Woodhead
18:25 PM Day 1 round up
What have we learned, call for any last comments etc
Kurtis Lindqvist
18:30 PM End of day one of LINX96
Social commences with drinks at the Congress until 7:00pm
19:00 PM LINX96 Evening Social Event (Sponsored by Volta)
The evening social will be held at venue to be announced and is free to attend to all delegates who attend the LINX96 event in person. (7:00pm - 11:00pm)
Tuesday Topic Speaker
09:30 AM Registration Opens -
10:00 AM Welcome & round-the-room introductions All
10:05 AM Meeting Start
- Housekeeping & agenda bashing
- Review of LINX95 Minutes (Tuesday)
- Promotion of the sponsors
Howard Fisher
10:15 AM LINX Technology (Part 2): Projects update Mike Hellers
10:40 AM Gold Sponsor Presentation:Alternative Networks
Leveraging high-frequency telemetry and analytics in the WAN
Julian Lucek
10:55 AM Silver Sponsor Presentation: Cumulus
Automation is more than rapid network deployment
This talk will discuss how automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet
and Chef help Network Operations teams, simplify tasks and allow device
count to grow without scaling headcount.
John Harrington
00:00 AM National Crime Agency - a member's view TBC
11:25 AM 20 minute coffee break -
11:45 AM Guest IXP Presentation: NIX (Oslo, Norway) Kjetil Otter Olsen
12:10 PM Consultation
Details to be confirmed
12:40 PM Member talk: SugarNet Oliver Helm
13:00 PM Lunch -
14:00 PM Afternoon session starts -
14:05 PM Member Talk TBC
14:30 PM Extraordinary General Meeting,
See the EGM FAQ and details of How to vote.
14:40 PM Associate Members update John Souter & Jeremy Orbell
15:15 PM 10 minute comfort break -
15:25 PM LINX Technology (Part 3) TBC
15:50 PM Public Affairs update (Part 2) Malcolm Hutty
16:25 PM Day 2 round up
What have we learned, call for any last comments and feedback form filling for a chance to win accommodation at LINX97
Kurtis Lindqvist
16:35 PM End of day two of LINX96 -


LINX has been webcasting its meetings since LINX41 held in May 2003. If you are unable to attend a LINX meeting for any reason the webcast is a great way to stay involved. The stream can be accessed by members only via an authenticated link on this website on the day of the meeting. The image quality is excellent and you can be involved in discussions via the IRC channel during the event.

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