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The LINX119 member meeting will took place on Tuesday 16th May – Wednesday 17th May 2023 at Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester. 

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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

Draft Agenda

Time (GMT)PresentationSpeaker
Tuesday 16th May 
13:00Event opens with a welcome lunch
14:00LINX Meeting to begin: Day 1

  • Welcome and Introductions
Chair: Jez Orbell, Marketing & Communications, LINX

14:15LINX CEO Quarterly Update

  • LINX Stats and Organisational Overview

PDF  |  Video

Kurtis Lindqvist, Chief Executive Officer, LINX

14:45Gold Sponsor: LINX11

  • Keeping you Secure, Keeping your data in Europe

PDF  |  Video

Ken Macintyre, Sales Director UK & Ireland, LINK11

15:05Update on the UK data centre market

  • The UK data centre market overall, following on from my presentation at LINX105 in May 2019
  • Regional UK Data Centre market – including other LINX locations in the UK away from London
  • Colocation pricing

PDF  |  Video

Tim Anker, The Colocation Exchange


Silver Sponsor: Arista Networks

  • This talk will look at existing approaches for route injection, their challenges and how gRIBI helps overcome them.


David Murray, Arista Networks

15:4530 minute coffee & networking Break

Technical Debt and removal-Freeing Capabilities to become Agile and Digital

  • Technical debt can bog down a company, making it difficult to move forward and achieve its full potential. We’ll take a deep dive into the concept of technical debt, explore its costs and impacts, and show you how to remove it to free up your dynamic capabilities for agile and digital innovation.

PDF  |  Video

Luca Collina, Transforage TCA

16:45Cogent’s Acquisition of the Sprint assets (AS1239) and its US National Fibre Network

  • In this presentation Mark Harris, the MD for International Wholesale at Cogent Communications, will explain the changes that will take place for the Sprint AS1239 as well as the benefits and drawbacks of the acquisition.


Mark Harris, Cogent Communications

17:00Edge with Heat recapture – Challenges and Opportunities

Transforming Societies with data centre heat

  • Deep Green recently garnered worldwide attention with their first edge data centre with heat recapture, built within Exmouth leisure centre.
  • Deep Green plans to build 1000s of modular data centres in district heating systems and swimming pools across the country – giving the heat away for free – to capitalise on the growth in Edge computing and the challenge of forthcoming legislation mandating data centres to reuse heat.
  • Find out about the technical and operational hurdles of the installation and how data furnace technology will play an important role in the evolution of the data centre industry.

PDF  |  Video

Mark Bjornsgaard, Deep Green

17:25LINX Manchester Update
17:30End of Day One of LINX119
17:45Networking Social
Wednesday 17th May 
 09:30Registration Opens – Refreshments Available
10:00LINX Meeting to begin: Day 2

  • Welcome and Introductions
Chair: Jez Orbell, Marketing & Communications, LINX


LINX Technology Update

  • Major Projects (Richard Petrie)
  • Maintenances, service issues, and route server developments (Mo Shivji and Anne Bates)

PDF  |  Video

Richard Petrie, Chief Technical Officer, LINX

Mo Shivji, Senior Network Engineer, LINX

Anne Bates, Head of Exchange Platforms, LINX

10:35The Real Story, Behind the Headlines of a T1 Carrier

  • The inside story on what really goes on during huge infrastructure build projects – and some of the crazy challenges that require carely managing along the say.

PDF  |  Video

Tema Hassan, Zayo

10:45RIPE Policy Update

  • Nigel Titley’s regular overview of recent developments on RIPE policy.

PDF  |  Video

Nigel Titley

10:55LINX Annual Accounts

  • Presentation of LINX Ltd Statutory Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2022.

PDF  |  Video

Malcolm Holt, Chief Finance Officer

11:0530 minute coffee & networking Break
11:35Guest Internet Exchange: (Macedonian IXP)

  • DDOS Attacks: How small networks can defend themselves.

PDF  |  Video

Vladislav Bidikov, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering

12:00Can AI Replace Programmers?

  • What does the growth in artificial intelligence mean for the future of programming?
  • How will ChatGPT affect the work of programmers?

PDF  |  Video

Frances Buontempo

13:0060 minute lunch & networking break
14:00Energy Crisis Management

  • This presentation will cover an update on LINX’s resilience review and preparedness programme in response to the global energy crisis

PDF  |  Video

Daniel Smith, Cybersecurity Policy Manager, LINX



  • LINX119 2023 AGM Notice
    • Approval of minutes of last general meetings
    • Presentation of 2022 annual report
    • Resolutions
    • Board election
    • Cancellation of suspended members

PDF  |  Video

Pieter Knook, LINX Chairman

14:40LINX Product Update

  • Member portal improvements and the latest product developments

PDF  |  Video

Mike Hellers, Product Manager, LINX

15:00Wrap Up and Closing Remarks
15:15End of LINX119

Meeting Sponsorship

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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

Attendee List

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.

Manchester Central NCP
Lower Mosley Street
M2 3GX
Manchester Central NCP is the closest car park and we’ve negotiated a discounted rate for LINX119. Please contact us for more information.

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