15th - 16th May 2017
The LINX97 meeting and AGM took place at the Congress Centre in London on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th May 2017.
Please visit the venue guide for information on the location of the main meeting itself.
Registration & Attendee List
Registration for LINX97 is available to members only. If you are not a LINX member and wish to attend please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org where your request will be considered.
If you are a member and you attended this event please complete our event survey. By doing so you will entred into a draw for a free night's accommodation at a future LINX member conference
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.
- 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 LINX AGM and Board Elections will be held at 1430 with the result announced at 1545.
- The event will close at around 1630.
LINX97, AGM and Election Papers
A number of links to papers and other information for this meeting are available below. The remainder will be added shortly.
AGM and Board Election Papers
- LINX General Meeting Minutes
- Annual Accounts
- Board Election
- AGM Notice
- Nominations and candidate statements
- Candidate video statements
- AGM FAQ
- How to vote
|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
|13:45 PM||LINX CEO's Quarterly Report
inc. LINX stats update
|14:20 PM||Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Finisar
Optics in Open Networks Infrastructure
|14:50 PM||RIPE Policy update||Nigel Titley|
|15:00 PM||20 minute refreshment break||-|
|15:20 PM||LINX Technology (Part 1)
|15:45 PM||Public Affairs update (Part 1)||Malcolm Hutty|
|16:25 PM||20 minute refreshment break||-|
|16:45 PM||Board election candidate Q&As Session Chaired by John Souter
|17:25 PM||New Generation of DDoS Mitigation: NIX.CZ||Zbyněk Pospíchal|
|17:55 PM||Systems & Network Training
LINX Accredited Internet Technician (LAIT) training programme update
|18:10 PM||Day 1 round up
What have we learned, call for any last comments etc
|18:15 PM||LINX97 Evening Social Event (Sponsored by MRV)
Following drinks at the venue there will be an evening social with food held at on offsite venue from 7:00pm - 11:00pm. This is free to attend to all delegates who attend the LINX97 event in person.
|09:30 AM||Registration Opens||-|
|10:00 AM||Welcome & round-the-room introductions||All|
|10:05 AM||Meeting Start
|10:15 AM||LINX Technology (Part 2)
|10:35 AM||Member Talk: Exascale
New member introduction presentation with an organisation and network overview and why they wanted to join LINX
|10:45 AM||Gold Sponsor Presentation: Ciena
The evolution to automated and assured eXchange connectivity services
While it is important to continue to satisfy the huge growth in Internet and cloud bandwidth, service agility, service assurance and Quality of Experience are becoming the key topics of conversation to deliver business differentiation, growth and profitability. Using Equinix and AWS examples, Ciena will discuss how SDN orchestration can automate and accelerate service delivery across a programmable network to improve customer experience and business outcomes, and evolve to deliver real time true end to end service assurance across multiple provider domains.
|11:05 AM||Annual Accounts presentation||John Souter & Malcolm Holt|
|11:10 AM||20 minute coffee break||-|
|11:30 AM||Guest IXP Presentation: BIX
BIX (Budapest Internet Exchange) was established in 1995 by the Council of Hungarian Internet Providers (ISZT). The Council’s members are several ISPs so BIX is provider-neutral internet exchange that serves the interest of the whole internet community.
|Béla Bödecs & Attila Miszori|
|12:00 PM||Reflections on 11 years of life on the LINX Board||Patrick Gilmore|
|12:20 PM||Goodbye Patrick
Reflections by CEO, John Souter
|12:30 PM||Member Talk: Akamai
Preparing for a DDoS Attack
|14:00 PM||Afternoon session starts||Richard Petrie|
|14:05 PM||LINX Technology (Part 3) - LON2 Update
|14:30 PM||Annual General Meeting, including:
|14:40 PM||LINX Product update
Bi-directional optical transceivers
|14:50 PM||LINX History Talk
LINX in the 90s
|15:20 PM||10 minute comfort break||-|
|15:30 PM||Announcement of Board Election Result||Howard Fisher|
|15:35 PM||Public Affairs update (Part 2)||Malcolm Hutty|
|16:15 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 LINX98
|16:30 PM||End of day two of LINX97||-|
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.