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DNSSEC, IPv6, MANRS, and More at ION Cape Town

ion-capetown-ai-pngWe are busy organizing another ION Conference, this time ION Cape Town on 8 September. We’re co-locating with the South Africa iWeek, and today we’re happy to share our draft agenda, initial speaker lineup, and some logistical details.

Here’s an overview of the agenda and confirmed speakers:

  • Welcome from the Internet Society South Africa Chapter (Alan Levin)
  • Welcome from the Internet Society South Africa-Gauteng Chapter (Gabriel Ramokotjo)
  • Collaborative Security: Routing Resilience Manifesto and MANRS (Michuki Mwangi, Internet Society)
  • Why Implement DNSSEC? (Mark Elkins, Posix Systems – (South) Africa)
  • Deploying DNSSEC: A Case Study
  • Lock it Up: TLS for Network Operators
  • DANE: The Future of Transport Layer Security (TLS)
  • What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved (Michuki Mwangi, Internet Society)
  • Best Current Operational Practices – An Update (Jan Zorz, Internet Society)
  • Three Years After World IPv6 Launch: Are We There Yet?
  • IPv6 Success Stories– Network Operators Tell All! (Moderator: Nishal Gorbudhan, Packet Clearing House. Panelists: Ben Maddison, Workonline Communications (Pty) Ltd.; Mark Tinka, SeaCom)

Call for Interested Speakers

You’ll notice we have not filled all the agenda’s speaker slots yet. We’re close to announcing several more, but if you have an expertise and a strong interest in presenting, please let us know by contacting us at

About ION Conferences

We continue to build on the success of our past events, where we’ve had industry experts from across the globe answer your specific deployment questions and provided a mix of high-level strategic discussions, real-world deployment experiences, and hands-on technical training. ION Conferences also help us get your direct feedback on what else you need to get started so that we know what new resources to add to the Deploy360 site next.

Logistics & Registration

ION Cape Town and iWeek are FREE to attend. Pre-registration is open on the iWeek site at

If you’ll be there, please let us know by joining the Facebook event or Google+ event, talking to us on FacebookTwitter, or Google+ (using the hashtag #IONConf), or emailing us.

If you can’t be there in person, we’re planning to webcast the event and will provide more information later. After the event, please check the ION Cape Town page to find the featured presentations and other highlights. We can’t wait for ION Cape Town and we look forward to sharing insights from industry experts.

Register today!