The LINX104 member conference will take place at the Park Plaza Victoria, in London on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th February 2019.


Registration for LINX104 is now open. Up to three representatives from each member are permitted at any one time. Registration will close promptly at 12:00pm on Wednesday 6th February 2019. 

If you are a non-member but are still interested in attending please email where your request will be considered.

LINX104 Registration

Meeting Tool

For LINX104 we are again using a new system whereby delegates could arrange 30 minute peering meetings with one another in a dedicated meeting area. Everyone registered for LINX104 will be subscribed to the online meeting tool and will receive email notifications from with details of how to access the facility. The email will also the option to unsubscribe from the tool.

LINX Meeting Tool

Meeting Sponsors

A list of our confirmed sponsors can be found below. If you would like to sponsor an upcoming meeting, please read more about our Sponsorship Packages.

Platinum Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Attendee List

The LINX104 attendee list for this event can be viewed on the LINX member portal. Please note that a member log-in to the portal is required to gain access.

Attendee List

Webcast for Members

If you are unable to make the conference in person, we provide a webcast service, thanks to Bogons. Members can access the webcast via the ‘events’ section in the LINX Member Portal (log-in required).


We provide wireless connectivity (ssid=linx) during the event. Thanks to our provider Simwood for this. Search for the ‘linx-a’ network and key the password ‘linx-meeting’. Please don’t hack, snoop, or otherwise do anything that would detrimental to other users.

Additional Information

  • LINX104 is a day and a half meeting with a networking social on the Monday evening
  • The Park Plaza is a no smoking zone and in the event of a fire alarm, please vacate the room by the nearest marked exit
  • Members are encouraged to provide lightning talks on their networks with these often taking place before a refreshment or lunch break. Please speak to a member of the LINX team if you would like to get involved in this
  • Refreshments will be available from 10am for the pre scheduled peering meetings, followed by a light lunch at 1pm
  • The meeting commences at 2pm with day one closing at approximately 6pm, with drinks from 6.15 before the official event social begins off-site
  • On day two refreshments will be available from 9.30am in readiness for a 10am meeting start.
  • The second day will end at around 1545.

In Meeting Protocol

  • If you’d like to ask a question or make a point, please hold up your hand and please wait for the microphone to be provided by a member of staff, then state your name and question.
  • If you would like to ask a question anonymously, please direct it to a member of LINX staff who will handle this for you.
  • There is an active IRC channel for in-meeting chatter (#linx on; webcast watchers can use this to ask questions of presenters; we’ve published a guide to using this, which is linked from the main LINX103 meeting page.
  • Please ensure that the meeting is not interrupted by mobile phones & laptop noises!
  • Today’s presentations will be available on the website, so please use that for reference rather than trying to access the webcast from within the room.

Agenda in Progress




10:00 AM

Registration Opens
Free wireless connectivity available

10:00 AM – 14:00 PM

Scheduled Peering Meetings
All delegates will be subscribed to our meeting tool. This will enable attendees to arrange private meetings with other delegates if they wish before the main programme begins in the afternoon. Details to follow shortly.

13:00 PM

Light Lunch and Refreshments

14:00 PM

Meeting Start

  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX103 Minutes (Monday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

Kurtis Lindqvist

14:15 PM

LINX Technology (Part 1) inc. CTO update

Richard Petrie

14:45 PM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation: telent

“At telent, we provide technology and network services to many of the UK and Ireland’s largest and most mission-critical operational systems. From Public Safety to Defence, Transport to Service Provider – when it matters most, we deliver.”

15:05 PM

CEO update

John Souter

15:30 PM

30 minute Refreshment Break / Scheduled Private Meetings

16:00 PM

Public Affairs update (Part 1)
LINX Head of Public Affairs, Malcolm Hutty, will provide his popular run through of the latest developments in the regulatory world.

Malcolm Hutty

16:40 PM

Fire Suppression Systems

This talk by Steve Wright, Director of 4D Data Centres, will cover:

  • A brief summary of the different fire suppression systems in use in data centres
  • Some real world experiences from people who have had their systems either release by design or accidentally
  • The after effects (building, systems, process, people)

Steve Wright

17:10 PM

Member Talk: BT

Presentation on 5G by BT’s Chief Architect Neil McRae

Neil McRae

17:40 PM

Guest IXP Lightning Talk: TOP-IX

Ahead of a dedicated IXP session Tuesday we welcome Luca Cicchelli of Italian exchange TOP-IX who will speak about becoming a LINX member

Luca Cicchelli

17:50 PM

Tech Vets update

The mission of TechVets is to retrain and place ex-servicemen and women in roles within the technology industry. At LINX101 Mike Butcher, Editor At Large at TechCrunch and co-founder of TechHub, presented a short overview of the organisation’s activities. This talk is an update on the programme over the last 12 months.

Mike Butcher / Mark Milton

18:15 PM

End of day one of LINX104

  • Social commences with drinks at the Park Plaza Victoria from 18:15 until 19.00.
  • Scheduled private meetings for those signed up for the meeting tool

19:00 PM – 23:00 PM

LINX104 Social Event
The social will be held at a venue a short walk from the Park Plaza Victoria and is free to attend to all delegates who attend the LINX104 event in person.




09:30 AM

Registration Opens
Free wireless connectivity available

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Peering Meetings
All delegates will be automatically subscribed to our meeting tool. This will enable attendees to arrange private meetings with other delegates if they wish before the main programme begins in the afternoon.

10:00 AM

Welcome & round-the-room introductions


10:05 AM

Meeting Start

  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX103 Minutes (Tuesday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

Jo Fereday

10:15 AM

LINX Technology (Part 2)

  • Operations update

Mike Hellers / Anne Bates

10:40 AM

Member Talk TBC

11:00 AM

RIPE Policy update
In his regular member conference presentation Nigel Titley will explain progress on RIPE policy

Nigel Titley

11:10 AM

Silver Sponsor Presentation: Ixia

Ixia, a Keysight Business, provides security solutions that make networks and applications stronger through rigorous testing and use of a powerful network visibility platform that delivers security resilience and application intelligence. Enterprises, governments and service providers use Ixia solutions to improve network and security operations (NetOps and SecOps) and IT management through an end-to-end visibility infrastructure that includes physical and virtual networks, applications, and security.

11:15 AM

30 minute Refreshment Break / Scheduled Private Meetings

11:45 AM


A new LINX operated Internet exchange point has been established in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in partnership with Saudi Telecom Company (STC). In this presentation the rationale and plans for the exchange will be discussed.

John Souter / Kurtis Lindqvist

12:15 PM

Guest IXP: Indonesian Internet Exchange (IIX) and OpenIXP

Johar Alam will share IIX’s experiences in using the LINX MoU template model and tech documents in helping establish IIX and the OpenIXP in Indonesia

Johar Alam

12:30 PM

Euro-IX tools and IXPDB

The presentation will include:

  • an introduction to the IXPDB (IXP Database)
  • Details on the IX-F JSON Member List
  • New Euro-IX tools help networks and IXPs find information about each other
  • a roadmap of new tools coming in 2019
  • I also hope to get feedback from the attendees on new ideas and tools they’d like to see.

Summary: Over the last year Euro-IX has been leading the IXPDB project. This is the only automated database where IXPs control and can publish their complete member list. The database is now live and we are working on building tools around it to help networks and IXPs find information about each other. Today we have 79 IXP exporting this data to the IXPDB, I hope to create awareness so we can have reliable data and tools for the community.

Bijal Sanghani

12:55 PM

Lightning Talks

13:00 PM

60 minute Lunch Break / Scheduled Private Meetings

14:00 PM

Afternoon session starts

Jo Fereday

14:00 PM

Governance update and EGM preview

John Souter / Murray Steele

14:20 PM

Public Affairs update (Part 2)
LINX Head of Public Affairs, Malcolm Hutty, will provide his popular run through of the latest developments in the regulatory world. In this session he covers Domestic and European policy.

Malcolm Hutty

15:00 PM

LINX Technology (Part 3)

Flemming Heino

15:30 PM

Day 2 round up

What have we learned, call for any last comments and feedback form filling for a chance to win £100 in Amazon vouchers

Jo Fereday

15:45 PM

End of day two of LINX104