The LINX119 member meeting will took place on Tuesday 16th May – Wednesday 17th May 2023 at Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester.
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.
|Tuesday 16th May|
|13:00||Event opens with a welcome lunch|
|14:00||LINX Meeting to begin: Day 1||Chair: Jez Orbell, Marketing & Communications, LINX|
|14:15||LINX CEO Quarterly Update||Kurtis Lindqvist, Chief Executive Officer, LINX|
|14:45||Gold Sponsor: LINX11||Ken Macintyre, Sales Director UK & Ireland, LINK11|
|15:05||Update on the UK data centre market||Tim Anker, The Colocation Exchange|
Silver Sponsor: Arista Networks
|David Murray, Arista Networks|
|15:45||30 minute coffee & networking Break|
Technical Debt and removal-Freeing Capabilities to become Agile and Digital
|Luca Collina, Transforage TCA|
|16:45||Cogent’s Acquisition of the Sprint assets (AS1239) and its US National Fibre Network||Mark Harris, Cogent Communications|
|17:00||Edge with Heat recapture – Challenges and Opportunities|
Transforming Societies with data centre heat
|Mark Bjornsgaard, Deep Green|
|17:25||LINX Manchester Update||–|
|17:30||End of Day One of LINX119|
|Wednesday 17th May|
|09:30||Registration Opens – Refreshments Available|
|10:00||LINX Meeting to begin: Day 2||Chair: Jez Orbell, Marketing & Communications, LINX|
LINX Technology Update
|Richard Petrie, Chief Technical Officer, LINX|
Mo Shivji, Senior Network Engineer, LINX
Anne Bates, Head of Exchange Platforms, LINX
|10:35||The Real Story, Behind the Headlines of a T1 Carrier||Tema Hassan, Zayo|
|10:45||RIPE Policy Update||Nigel Titley|
|10:55||LINX Annual Accounts||Malcolm Holt, Chief Finance Officer|
|11:05||30 minute coffee & networking Break|
|11:35||Guest Internet Exchange: IXP.mk (Macedonian IXP)||Vladislav Bidikov, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering|
|12:00||Can AI Replace Programmers?||Frances Buontempo|
|13:00||60 minute lunch & networking break|
|14:00||Energy Crisis Management||Daniel Smith, Cybersecurity Policy Manager, LINX|
|Pieter Knook, LINX Chairman|
|14:40||LINX Product Update||Mike Hellers, Product Manager, LINX|
|15:00||Wrap Up and Closing Remarks|
|15:15||End of LINX119|
If you would like to sponsor any of our meetings, please check out our sponsorship packages.
Stop the Spread – COVID19
What we can do:
- Wash your hands frequently
- If you wish to wear a mask – do so
- If you feel unwell during the event, leave as soon as you can
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
The LINX119 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.
Manchester has a superb variety of places to stay. There are options to suit most budgets and you’ll find that many are just a short walk from Manchester Central. For accommodation information, please visit the Manchester Central website.
There is a 24-hour NCP car park directly below Manchester Central. It has 643 spaces including12 disabled parking bays and three electric vehiclecharging points. There is direct access to ManchesterCentral by lift, stairs and escalator.