LINX105

The LINX105 member conference and AGM will take place at the Park Plaza Victoria, in London on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May 2019.

Registration

Registration for the LINX105 member conference closed at 12:00pm on Friday 24th May 2019. 

Venue Information

Park Plaza Victoria, 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EQ View and Explore

 

Webcast for Members

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

Attendee List

The LINX105 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

LINX105 Meeting Survey

If you have attended this event please give us your feedback. Your input helps us improve our future events. As a thank you for completing the survey you will be entered into a prize draw for Amazon vouchers.

LINX105 Survey

Meeting Sponsors

If you would like to sponsor an upcoming meeting, please read more about our Sponsorship Packages.

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Connectivity

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.

Connectivity Supplier

Additional Information

  • LINX105 is a day and a half meeting with a networking social on the Wednesday 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 (Thursday) 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 london.terahertz.net); webcast watchers can use this to ask questions of presenters; we’ve published a guide to using this, which is linked from the main LINX105 meeting page.
  • Please ensure that the meeting is not interrupted by mobile phones & laptop noises!
  • Presentations will be available on the website www.linx.net/LINX105, so please use that for reference rather than trying to access the webcast from within the room.

Webcast for Members

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

LINX has been webcasting its member meetings for 15 years since LINX41 in May 2003. The service, which is provided by LINX member Bogons, is an excellent way for LINX’s global membership to follow conference proceedings if they are unable to make the event in person.

To view example footage please watch our video.

Agenda

A LINX105 agenda is available below. Please check this page again soon for further details and updates.

Day 1 – Wednesday

Session

Speaker

10:00 AM

Registration Opens
Free wireless connectivity available

10:00 AM – 14:00 PM

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.

13:00 PM

Light lunch and refreshments

14:00 PM

Meeting Start

  • Round the room introductions
  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX104 Minutes (Monday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

Kurtis Lindqvist

14:15 PM

LINX Technology (Part 1)

  • LAN performance
  • Projects and initiatives

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Richard Petrie

14:45 PM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Telehouse

Telehouse’s continued commitment to investing in our connected community

Telehouse explains how its connected community will continue to drive its future plans in the face of ever changing business requirements. This talk is presented by Mark Pestridge, Sales Director, and Nick Layzell, Head of Managed Services

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Mark Pestridge
Nick Layzell

15:00 PM

CEO update

Including Regional Exchange update

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

John Souter
Kurtis Lindqvist

15:35 PM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Telent

This talk covers the approach needed to deliver 5G coverage and services to meet the demands of the user. What are the challenges, issues and solutions that need to be considered?

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Gerard Donohue

15:45 PM

30 minute Refreshment Break / Scheduled Private Meetings

16:15 PM

London Colo Market – then, now and the future

A light-hearted but insightful analysis of the colo market in London over the past 20 years and wherethe growth taking place today. Some of the questions to be ask include:

  • Why has total demand doubled in the past three years year-on-year?
  • Who are the new buyers and what impact is there demand having on the UK data centre market?
  • Who are the latest names and locations to enter the market?

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Tim Anker

16:40 PM

Silver Sponsor Presentation: NaMeX

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Maurizio Goretti
Luca Davoli

16:45 PM

Interactive Session Preview

Introduction to a new interactive table discussion on a particular topic relevant to LINX members.

Jeremy Orbell

16:50 PM

Interactive session

This short session will be held at tables in the main conference room. LINX staff will moderate and ask LINX105 attendees for their input on a few simple questions. It is basically an informal chat where LINX aims to gather some quick feedback on a subject relevant to the membership community.

All

17:00 PM

Public Affairs update

LINX Head of Public Affairs, Malcolm Hutty, will provide his popular run through of the latest developments in the regulatory world. In this talk he covers the topic of  ‘A UK regulator for online harms’

PDF Presentation

Malcolm Hutty

18:00 PM

End of day one of LINX105

Social commences with drinks at the Park Plaza Victoria from 18:00 until 19.00.

Scheduled private meetings for those signed up for the meeting tool

19:00 PM

LINX105 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 LINX105 event in person.

Day 2 – Thursday

Session

Speaker

09:30 AM

Registration Opens
Scheduled meetings for those signed up for the meeting tool

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

Meeting Start

  • Round the room introductions
  • Housekeeping & agenda bashing
  • Review of LINX104 Minutes (Tuesday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

10:15 AM

LINX Technology (Part 2)

  • Operations
  • Engineering projects
  • Route Servers
  • LON1 – MX10K rollout (Flemming Heino)

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Mike Hellers
Flemming Heino

10:50 AM

Member Talk: Hurricane Electric

Peering Security

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Walt Wollny

11:05 AM

Silver Sponsor Presentation: ProLabs

This presentation will cover monitoring the optical layer of your network, why you need to do this and the benefits you can get from pro-active monitoring. Anthony will provide insight on how this will also translate in fewer downtimes of smaller duration, which not only improves uptime and MTTR statistics but can also save money operationally.

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Anthony Clarkson

11:15 AM

30 minute Refreshment Break / Scheduled Private Meetings

11:45 AM

Member Talk: Zen Internet
A Follow up to Richard’s talk from LINX103 with a focus on AI

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Richard Tang

12:25 PM

Extracting economic and social insights from Internet traffic data

A talk by Philip Stubbings of the Office of National Statistics

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Philip Stubbings

12:55 AM

Annual Accounts Presentation

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Malcolm Holt

13:00 PM

60 minute Lunch Break / Scheduled Private Meetings

14:00 PM

Afternoon session starts

14:00 PM

LINX: Peering and Brexit

With uncertainty and conjecture surrounding how the U.K. leaving the EU may impact the peering and interconnect community, this presentation looks at what is actually happening in the space.

PDF Presentation

Malcolm Hutty

14:20 AM

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

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Nigel Titley

14:30 PM

Annual General Meeting, including:

See the 2019 AGM Notice and details of how to vote

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Mike Blanche

14:40 PM

Member Talk: Akamai

This presentation is an overview of how Akamai aim to serve traffic to members direct or via LINX before transit, typical traffic flows etc. Akamai expect to see greater levels of traffic than usual towards the end of the year and will be upgrading our capacity to deliver it to members.

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

David Groves

15:00 PM

Member Talk: Mythic Beasts

A presentation by Pete Stevens entitled ‘I have pre-emptively replaced you with a very small shell script’.

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Pete Stevens

15:20 PM

Guest IXP: ANIX (Albanian Internet Exchange)

Maurizio Goretti of guest IXP NaMeX (Nautilus Mediterranean eXchange) will provide a brief overview of ANIX, the Albanian Exchange point set up in conjunction with NaMeX.

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

Luca Davoli

15:30 PM

Announcement of Board Election Result

Video (Member log-in required)

Mike Blanche

15:35 PM

Current IXP Scene in Europe

In the peering track at NANOG62, Sylvie LaPerrière of Google presented a comparison between North American population density and existence of an IXP.

At LINX105 John Souter and Kurtis Lindqvist try the same thing for Europe…

PDF Presentation

Video (Member log-in required)

John Souter
Kurtis Lindqvist

15:00 PM

Day 2 round up
What have we learned, call for any last comments and feedback form filling for a chance to win Amazon vouchers

16:15 PM

End of day two of LINX105