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 opened at 14:00pm on Wednesday 17th April 2019. 

LINX105 Registration

Meeting Tool

For LINX105 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 LINX105 will be subscribed to the online meeting tool and will receive email notifications from register@linx.net with details of how to access the facility. The email will also the option to unsubscribe from the tool.

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

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.

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 LINX103 Minutes (Monday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

Kurtis Lindqvist

14:15 PM

LINX Technology (Part 1)

  • LAN performance
  • Projects and initiatives

Richard Petrie

14:45 PM

Platinum Sponsor Presentation: Telehouse

15:00 PM

CEO update

John Souter

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?

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?

Tim Anker

16:40 PM

Silver Sponsor Presentation: NaMeX

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.

John Souter

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

LINX Board Election Preview

John Souter

17:15 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’

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 LINX103 Minutes (Tuesday)
  • Promotion of the sponsors

10:15 AM

LINX Technology (Part 2)

  • Operations
  • Engineering projects
  • Route Servers

Mike Hellers

10:40 AM

Member Talk: Hurricane Electric

Walt Wollny

10:55 AM

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

Nigel Titley

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.

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

Richard Tang

12:30 PM

Member Talk: Amazon

A talk about Amazon’s Prime Video platform and the way it supports live streaming events

Nick Benson

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.

Malcolm Hutty

14:30 PM

Annual General Meeting, including:

See the 2019 AGM Notice and details of how to vote

Mike Blanche

14: 40 PM

Extracting economic and social insights from Internet traffic data

A talk by Philip Stubbings of the Office of National Statistics

Philip Stubbings

14:05 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.

David Groves

15:30 PM

Announcement of Board Election Result

Mike Blanche

15:35 PM

Current IXP Scene

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

John Souter
Kurtis Lindqvist

15:55 PM

Member Talk: Mythic Beasts

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

Pete Stevens

16:10 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