Mike Hughes - previously CTO, London Internet Exchange (LINX)
A look at peering in the United Kingdom, what has held it back outside of London, the impact of wholesale Telco aggregation, and what this means for the New Zealand peering landscape.
Until recently, Mike Hughes was Chief Technical Officer at the London Internet Exchange (LINX), where he was responsible for the organisation's overall technical strategy, core peering infrastructure, and operational performance, specialising in high-speed metro ethernet platforms. With over 10 years of industry experience, Mike has become involved in activities within the community as a regular participant at industry for a (such as NANOG and RIPE meetings), and is a co-chair of the RIPE European Internet Exchange Working Group, as well as being a member of the UKNOF programme committee. He also sits on the Customer Technical Advisory Council of Extreme Networks.