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The LINX117 member meeting will take place on 23rd – 24th November 2022 at the Park Plaza, Victoria & online.

The LINX events are a great way to network with other LINX member networks while enjoying technical presenations and catching up with the LINX team.

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Webcast for LINX 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 since LINX41 in May 2003. The service is an excellent way for LINX’s global membership to follow conference proceedings if they are unable to make the event in person.

View our example footage Access our member portal stream


Time (GMT)PresentationSpeaker
Wednesday 23rd November 
13:00Event opens with a welcome lunch
14:00LINX Meeting to begin: Day 1

  • Welcome and Introductions
Chair: Jez Orbell, LINX

14:10Peering with AWS – 2022 Updates


Frederik Korsbäck, Amazon

14:40LINX Technology Update (Part 1)

  • Operations, NOC performance, maintenances, operational issues and planned work (Anne Bates)
  • Route Servers, OpenBGPd, BIRD 2.0, etc. (Mo Shivji)
  • Key network projects, i.e. LON1 Slough, 400GE testing on Edgecore (Mark Lloyd)


LINX Technology Team
15:00LINX Technology Update (Part 2)

  • Portal self-service, back end view and improvements
    • Backend improvements on the self-service functionality, how it has evolved with the introduction of the OMS part and how it all integrates with the different systems down to the ticket system


Riccardo Verzeni

15:20Headline Sponsor: Nokia

As the industry steadily moves towards programmable networks with automation penetrating both control and data planes, a demand for developers to be equipped with personal testing and development networking lab instances grows.

In the past, a typical network lab instance was a bunch of hardware statically interconnected and managed by a lab person. Scheduling lab access, changing ports patching, upgrading the software, and scaling topology are challenging problems for developers as they iterate on their software tasks.

This talk introduces the Containerlab project that applies DevOps practices to network labs and leverages virtual and containerized network operating systems. With Containerlab, developers can stand up personal network labs using a declarative approach – the same way they deploy applications.


Roman Dodin, Nokia

15:3530 minute coffee & networking Break
16:05Guest IXP: NYIIX

  • LINX NoVA  – NYIIX partnership update
  • NYIIX update including an announcement of a new POP in NY/NJ market


Akio Sugeno, NYIIX

16:302023 LINX Budget


Malcolm Holt, LINX

16:45Keep Ukraine Connected

  • In 2022, René Fichtmüller volunteered to drive a truckload of humanitarian supplies to Ukraine. This inspired him to create the Keep Ukraine Connected Taskforce along with his teammates in the Global NOG Alliance, which to date has collected and delivered more than a million dollars worth of network equipment and also raised funds for the necessary tools to keep the Ukrainian Internet to keep running operation.


René Fichtmüller, Flexoptix


Keynote Presentation: Two Lengths – the Power of Keeping things Simple

Chris Cook is a former double Olympian and double Commonwealth Games swimming champion. He was British and Commonwealth 100m Breaststroke record holder, and seventh fastest man in history for his event.

Chris will take LINX117 attendees on a journey through the highs, and fair few of the lows, throughout his Olympic career. The main premise of this talk is based around the concept of ‘Keeping things simple’ and this is the part that has audiences talking and relating to, because he shares the power and the brilliance that exists within all of us (…and our teams) when we focus on the process to deliver the outcome.

This talk is not only lifting spirits, but it’s also giving teams the chance to engage with a concept that is relevant to our everyday working lives.

Keynote speaker presentation sponsored by MainStreaming

PDF |  Video

Keynote Speaker: Chris Cook

18:00End of Day One of LINX117
Thursday 24th November 
 09:30Registration Opens – Refreshments Available
10:00LINX Meeting to begin: Day 2

  • Welcome and Introductions
Chair: Jez Orbell, LINX

10:05LINX CEO Quarterly Update

  • LINX Stats and Organisational Overview
  • Membership Survey Results


Kurtis Lindqvist, LINX



Voting will take place on issues inc:

Please find more details on the LINX117 EGM here.


Pieter Knook, LINX Chair

10:40WomenTechConnect – ‘New Opportunities – Learning to say YES!’

  • Panel moderated by Esther Cobbinah, LINX



Anne Bates, Head of Exchange Platforms, LINX

Isabelle Singh, Director of Computing and IT at Riddlesdown Collegiate

Olena Lutsenko , Director for the Black Sea Region, RETN

Michelle Opiyo, at Meta

11:2030 minute coffee & networking Break
11:50RIPE Policy Update


Nigel Titley

12:00Silver Sponsors: LINK11

Operating in the zero-outage era leaves no room for system failure: Why an AI based system is key to success


Ken Macintyre, LINK11

12:10Public Affairs Update

  • Telecoms Security Act
  • Online Safety Bill


Malcolm Hutty, LINX

13:0060 minute lunch & networking break
14:00Fire Suppression Systems in Data Centres

  • Detecting a fire early in a data centre can make a tremendous difference in the extent of the loss, both due to the fire itself, but also the replacement of damaged equipment.  There are many aspects to consider and the goal of this discussion is to go through a few of these points in a whistle stop presentation.


Andy Van Vloten Martin, Blaze Manufacturing Systems

  • Lightning Talk: Zayo
    • An update on Zayo infrastructure in Manchester


Temma Hassan, Zayo

  • LINX Product Update
    • Member Portal Improvements – Update on new features and demo of new self service order functionality
    • Product Updates and look into 2023


Mike Hellers, LINX

  • LINX117 Round Up
15:10End of LINX117


Meeting Sponsorship

If you would like to sponsor LINX117 or an upcoming meeting, check out our sponsorship packages.

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Thanks to our LINX117 sponsors

Headline Sponsor

Nokia Logo

Silver Sponsors 

Keynote Sponsor 

Social Sponsor 


T-shirt Sponsor 

Lunch Sponsors

Coffee Sponsor

Activity Sponsors 

 Connectivity Sponsors


LINX Social

After the first day of the LINX Meeting, LINX invite all attendees to join us at a pub or bar close by. We will have a range of drinks and food on offer free of charge to all attendees. To gain access to the social, you must be wearing your badge (collected at event reception prior to the social) and have your social ticket (attached to your badge) on hand ready to give to our team at the door.


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

Attendee List

The LINX117 attendee list for this event will be viewable on the LINX member portal. Please note that a member log-in to the portal is required to gain access.


Stop the Spread – COVID19

What we can do:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • If you wish to wear a mask – do so
  • Distancing sticker system
    • Red – Give me space, keep 2 metres
    • Amber – I am open to a first bump
    • Green – I am open to a handshake
  • Only attend the event if you feel well
  • If you feel unwell during the event, leave as soon as you can

What the Park Plaza are doing :

Park Plaza Covid precautions

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