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2019 December Meeting

Location: Irish Aviation Authority Conference Centre


The INEX December 2019 Meeting will take place in the Lecture Theatre of the Irish Aviation Authority Building on D’Olier Street in Dublin 2.

The meeting will run from 12:30 until 5pm and will be followed by a social event in conjunction with our meeting sponsors, Interxion, in the Temple Bar Hotel on Fleet Street in Dublin 2 (about a five minute walk away from the IAA).

Full details on speakers will be added soon.


INEX September 2019

Location: Explorium


The INEX meeting will be held on Thursday, 26th September 2019 in Explorium, the national sports and science centre in Sandyford, Dublin. Registration will open at 12:30pm with the presentations beginning at 1pm.

An INEX EGM has been announced and will commence at 2:30pm in the Lecture Theatre. Full details on this EGM has been issued to the INEX Members’ list.

The meeting will be held in Explorium’s purpose-built lecture theatre and will be followed by the Explorium challenge (from 5pm) where everyone can text their scientific thinking and sports strength against various science and sports challenges. Explorium is a large new venue that opened a few months back and features a number of excellent G-force, VR, physical and sports challenges. The Lightning room contains Ireland’s First Tesla Coil, invented by Serbian inventor, Nikola Tesla. This Tesla coil generates high frequency, high voltage electricity, and huge electromagnetic fields that make the show possible. A Faraday cage will ensure we do not risk the welfare of the internet community!

We are very appreciative of the enthusiasm and support of ESB Telecoms and the team there in sponsoring this meeting and event.

The INEX Meeting and Explorium Challenge event will be followed by food and drinks in Sandyford House (2KM) away. We will be arranging transport from Explorium to Sandyford House for those that have not driven. Sandyford House is walking distance to the Luas (Tram) stop for those returning to the city centre.

Travel and Accommodation local to the meeting and social venue

While it’s a break from our typical city centre meetings, being outside the M50 (just), Explorium is located close to the Sandyford Luas Line and we will be arranging transport from there, if required. There is a lot of free, on-site parking available as well. When you register, please advise whether  you are likely to require transport from the Luas stop. We will confirm this with everyone closer to the time.

Explorium is off the M50 (exit 14) for those travelling to the event by car. Some hotels local to the meeting and social event are:

Irish Management Institute Residence / Dundrum Hotel      Currently €95 for night of 26th September (1.5Km from social venue)

The Beacon Hotel    Currently €146 per night for 26th September (1.5Km from the social venue)

Clayton Hotel Leopardstown     Currently €131 per night for 26th September (1.7Km from the social venue)


For those travelling from abroad, please feel free to contact Eileen to talk about accommodation options and travel from the airport.





Orla McGann, INEX Chairperson and Colin Dalton, INEX CEO
Introducing the new INEX CEO
Patrik Fältström, Technical Director and Head of Security, Netnod
Are modern dis-information campaigns related to the need for robustness? Absolutely!

The last 10-20 years, the strategies antagonists use for taking control over the target have changed. The change started in the military tactics and doctrines, but can today be seen when looking at cyber. Protection against such modern antagonists is not easy. Falling back to traditional mechanisms we all know and love is of course the easiest. Patrik will both explain how he believes modern antagonists think and plan their work and how traditional planning of robustness, redundancy and diversity are good protection mechanisms to also modern cyber warfare.

Tom Strickx, Network Engineer, Cloudflare
Anatomy of a Route Leak

A deep dive into the June 24th route leak.

Biog: At Cloudflare, Tom does both day-to-day operations as well as reducing toil and improving reliability through extensive automation and development.

Maria Farrell, internet policy writer and speaker
‘Resistance to the present’, how to dream up and build tech futures we actually want to live in

From the pointless computation of phone-farming and blockchain to the sheer waste of human potential when quantum physicists chuck it all in to go and write financial algorithms, we use vast amounts of natural and human resources to amuse ourselves to death. What is stopping us from using technology to tackle humanity’s real issues - climate crisis, inequality and the movement of peoples? And what do we need to change to start dreaming and building a future we actively choose to live in? Maria Farrell will use puppies and feminism to show that a dystopic future of surveillance capitalism is far from inevitable.

Biog: Maria is an independent writer and speaker. She has worked in tech policy for twenty years, including at The World Bank, ICANN, the International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, the Confederation of British Industry and The Law Society of England and Wales.

A graduate of University College Dublin, the Dublin Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics, Maria teaches politics and policy on Oxford University’s doctoral programme in cyber security. She is also completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University, London, and uses her fiction skills to write near-future science fiction stories for clients who want to know how the future will feel.

Maria has written for The Guardian, Slate, Medium, the Irish Times and Irish Independent, and appeared as a tech expert on BBC, Sky News, NBC and TRT. Twitter: @mariafarrell


Pádraig Lyons, Future Networks Development, ESB Networks
The Power of Electricity

Electricity powers the internet industry, Pádraig is going to give an insight to how that power is created, distributed and managed. He will also give an insight to the work that is entailed when things go wrong to get the network fully operational again.

Biog: Pádraig Lyons joined ESB Networks in September 2016 is a Senior Specialist at ESB Networks in innovation and strategy. He previously held the position of Newcastle Science City Lecturer in Power Systems at the School of Engineering at Newcastle University, UK as well as a number of other roles in industry and academia across the UK and Ireland.

He received his BE degree in electrical and electronic engineering and an MEngSc degree in electrical engineering from University College Cork, Cork, Ireland in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He received his PhD degree from Durham University, Durham, UK in 2010. Pádraig is the author of over 30 conference and journal articles and is a chartered engineer with Engineers Ireland.

INEX Summer Social 2019

Location: Opium, Wexford Street

The INEX Summer social event will take place on Thursday, 27th June from 7pm in the Rooftop Bar of Opium on Wexford Street. Come and join us for an evening of food, drinks and the company of the internet networking community.


March Meeting and 2019 AGM

Location: Irish Aviation Authority Conference Centre


The INEX meeting and AGM will be taking place on Thursday, 28th March in the Irish Aviation Authority conference facility on D’Olier Street, Dublin 2.

As always, our INEX meetings are open to Members and others within the internet networking community who would like to attend.

Many thanks to the team at Agile Networks as our meeting and social event sponsor. The meeting and AGM will be followed by a social event in JW Sweetman, just around the corner from the meeting venue on Burgh Quay.

The INEX AGM will begin at 14:30hrs and the Official Notice for the AGM has been issued to the INEX  Members’ list.

Brendan Minish, INEX Chair
Orla McGann, INEX Board - CEO Hiring Subcommittee
Update on the CEO Recruitment Process
Ben Cartwright-Cox, benjojo.co.uk
The Fast and the Furious: Propagation Drift

Biog: Ben is a Systems Engineer from London, who started off with a background in web security and has found a fascination in internet infrastructure and protocols. In his spare time he tinkers with old and new protocols to bring them to life.

Róisín King
INEX Operations Update
Michal Krzysztofowicz - Agile Networks and Serguisz Paprzycki - Viatel
Automation for Mere Mortals
Jacky Fox, Cyber & IT Forensic Lead at Deloitte

Biog: Jacky Fox, leads the cybersecurity and IT Forensic practice for Deloitte in Ireland and lectures on the MSc in Cyber Security for University College Dublin. She has 20+ years’ experience working in technology and security, and advises leading Irish and international organisations on managing their cyber risk. Jacky holds an MSc in Digital investigations and forensic computing and is a certified forensic analyst and industrial control systems professional. She is an active researcher and public speaker on topics ranging from windows registry analysis, cryptography, threat intelligence, incident response and hacking.

Jacky was named Security Champion of the Year at the 2018 Women in IT Awards Ireland for her strong technical skills and determination in helping address the problem of gender diversity with the tech world.

Barry O'Donovan, INEX Operations Team
Eileen Gallagher
Update on INEX

December 2018 Meeting

Location: Irish Aviation Authority Conference Centre


The INEX meeting took place on December 13th in the IAA building on D’Olier Street.

In honouring our chief executive of 15 years, Barry Rhodes, who passed away soon after our September meeting, we opened with a tribute to him and his leadership of INEX given by Nick Hilliard. 

We have a number of excellent speakers lined up for this meeting and after it concludes at 5pm, we will move to the social networking event in the Temple Bar Hotel on Fleet Street (two minute walk away) together with our sponsor for the event, Interxion.


Brendan Minish, INEX Chairperson
Update on the Board's Activity and Planning

Brendan will be giving an update on activity that the board has been undertaking in recent weeks.

Andrew Maybin, INEX Hiring Committee
CEO Recruitment Update
Amanda Galligan, Workday
The Accidental Network Engineer

Amanda will be discussing the difficulty aspiring wannabe network engineers face trying to get into the industry. She will be taking a look at the role of mentorship in the industry and how things can be progressed.

Barry O'Donovan
Update on INEX Operations
Job Snijders, NTT Communications
The Road to Improved Routing Security

Routing security is on the move, things are looking up! So, what changes to routing security are in the pipeline? What will happen in the next 18 months? In this presentation we cover updates from around the world and the role of RPKI - the future is bright!

Neil Lathwood, CTO of UKFast
LibreNMS for Service Providers
Eileen Gallagher
Update on INEX Membership, Community and 2019 Port Charges
Cathal Mooney, Asavie
Five Minutes of Fame
Michael Gubbins Detective Superintendent Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau
How and why the Cyber Crime Bureau Works

September 2018 INEX Meeting

Location: Iveagh Garden Hotel, Harcourt Street


The INEX meeting will take place on Thursday, 13th September in the Iveagh Gardens Hotel on Harcourt Street in Dublin 2. Registration and coffee opens at 12.30pm with presentations beginning at 1pm. We have some great speakers already confirmed and are looking forward to an excellent meeting.

The meeting will be followed by drinks and food in the bar area of this hotel.

Huge thanks to Viatel who are sponsoring this meeting. We appreciate the support of the team there.


Nicole Starosielski, Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Subsea cables in a cyber terror / war world

Biog: Nicole Starosielski’s research focuses on the global distribution of digital media, and the relationship between technology, society, and the aquatic environment. Her book, The Undersea Network, examines the cultural and environmental dimensions of transoceanic cable systems, beginning with the telegraph cables that formed the first global communications network and extending to the fiber-optic infrastructure that carries almost international Internet traffic. Starosielski has published essays on how Fiji’s video stores serve as a nexus of digital media access (Media Fields Journal), on Guam’s critical role in transpacific digital exchange (Amerasia), on the cultural imbrications of cable systems in Hawaii and California (Journal of Visual Culture), and photo essays on undersea cables (Octopus and Media-N). Before coming to NYU, she taught at Miami University of Ohio. She received her Ph.D. from UC-Santa Barbara.

Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder
Key ceremony for internet root zone and a look at DNSSEC today

The why, who and how of key ceremony for internet root zone.

With so many new security protocols being implemented, what is the importance of DNSSEC today.

Biog: Anne-Marie Eklund Löwinder is Chief Information Security Officer at IIS, the Internet Foundation in Sweden. She is ranked as one of Sweden’s leading experts on IT security. In 2013 Anne-Marie was the first Swede to become inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. In addition to a number of other international roles, Anne-Marie is on the board of the IE Domain Registry.

Barry Rhodes, Chief Executive
Update from the Chief Executive
Nick Hilliard, CTO
Operations Update
Nigel Bayliff, CEO AquaComms
The Atlantic - Cables are being built again

The economics of new cable builds in the Atlantic and how Ireland is positioned in this economy. Nigel will also give some insight to how cables, often the size of a garden hose are wrestled from 4,000m under the sea.

Ian Cleary, Head of Interconnection Ireland and other countries
Google's tools for ISPs and an insight to the support for IXPs
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