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Internet Society Briefing Panel @ IETF 89

Location: Hilton London Metropole
Date: Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Time: 11:45 am-12:45 pm (local time)

Topic:  Evolution of end-to-end: why the Internet is not like any other network  

In 2004, the IAB published RFC3724, "Future of End-to-End".  The document reviews the important aspects of "smart endpoints, dumb network", and articulates some perspectives on how Internet engineering was evolving to address those key aspects.  Ten years later, evolution has continued -- and the Internet's deployment and evolution are taking new directions in the face of growing awareness of the threat of pervasive monitoring of network traffic. How do we define the end-to-end principle today and is it still an important piece of ensuring a robust, reliable and trusted Internet in 2020?
Each of 3 panelists will present their predictions for the state of one of the 3 facets (network, endpoints, infrastructure/middle) in 2020, followed by questions and interactive discussion.


Leslie Daigle, Internet Society
Leslie Daigle is the Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society. She has been actively involved in shaping the Internet's technical evolution for more than a dozen years. Her role with the Internet Society is to provide strategic leadership on important technical issues as they relate to ISOC's ongoing programs. She has worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1995, and was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008.


Fred Baker -- Smart network
Fred Baker has been involved in computer networking technologies since 1978, and in Internet Technology since 1986, and in the IETF since 1989. He has chaired the IETF and several of its working groups, served on the IAB and other boards, and written a number of RFCs relating to technologies and operations in and around the network layer. He is currently employed by Cisco Systems.
Harald Alvestrand -- Smart endpoints
Harald Alvestrand has worked for Norsk Data, UNINETT (the university network of Norway), EDB Maxware, Cisco Systems and, since 2006, for Google. He has been active in Internet standardization via the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1991, and has written a number of RFCs, including RFC 1766, the first standard for language tags in Internet protocols. In the IETF, he has been an area director of the Applications area (1995-1998) and of the Operations & Management area (1998-1999; a member of the Internet Architecture Board (1999-2001), and served as chair of the IETF from 2001 to 2006. He was alternate chair of the ICANN DNSO General Assembly from December 1999 to April 2001, and was a member of the WIPO panel of experts on the DNS in 1998-1999. He is currently a board member of NORID (the .no domain name registry), ICANN and the Unicode Consortium.
Andrew Sullivan -- Infrastructure in the middle
Andrew Sullivan has been involved in Internet technologies, specifically the Domain Name System, since 2001; and with the IETF since 2005. He served as co-chair of the DNS Extensions working group from 2008 until it closed. He has spent most of his Internet career working on the seam of Internet infrastructure operations and protocols. Andrew previously worked for Afilias and consulted for ICANN on the deployment of Internationalized Domain Names. He now works for Dyn, a US-based company that provides DNS and SMTP services. He was appointed to the IAB in 2013.