Falk von Bornstaedt
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Never will I forget when Gary Feldman sang “the day the routers died” in 2007. That energised me, together with Philipp Reis, to make it happen. Since then I have attended nearly all RIPE meetings, my favourite place for networking and inspiration. I would like to serve the Internet community, and especially help keep RIPE meetings an interesting place to be. There are so many upcoming developments on the horizon, and RIPE is a perfect platform to help shaping these. My current interest focuses on Internet of Things.
Falk von Bornstaedt joined the Deutsche Telekom Group in 1991. Since 2013, he has been Head of Group Peering and IP Trading in the business unit International Carrier Sales and Solutions (ICSS), part of the board area for Europe and Technology.
Before this he was head of product management, IP-Transit, Peering and CDN within the Business Unit Internet and Content. In this function he led the Deutsche Telekom Network into a Tier1 status and established the IP-transit business.
Prior to joining ICSS, Falk held various positions within and Deutsche Telekom Group, where he was responsible for the international IP product portfolio from 1996. This involved setting up the IP MPLS VPN product lines. Before this, Falk was assistant to the CEO of Deutsche Telekom, responsible for international affairs, and worked in the controlling unit at the Deutsche Telekom headquarters.
In 2004, Falk von Bornstaedt started teaching as a visiting professor for Internet Economics at Freiburg University, and since 2011 he has been teaching at the Technical University in Berlin. He holds diplomas in economics from the universities of Bonn and Paris, and a Ph.D. in economics from Cologne University. He published several books, the most recent of which, on internet economics (Internetwirtschaft), appeared in 2014.
Falk is an active member of the internet community, frequently at the EU and Global Peering Forum, not so frequent at IETF. In 2014, Falk was elected for the DE-CIX customer advisory board.
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If there’s one thing that RIPE needs, it’s more Americans. Leslie Carr is running for reelection for the RIPE programme committee! She loves her work with RIPE and hopes to continue the excellent work of the programme committee over the last two years.
Leslie Carr is a Devops Engineer at Clover Health and a Board Member of SFMIX. In her past life, Leslie most recently worked at Cumulus Networks in devops, helping to push automation in the network world. Prior to that, she was on the production side of the world at many large websites, such as Google, Craigslist, and Wikimedia. Leslie is a lover and user of open source and automation. She dreams of robots taking over all of our jobs one day.
Maria Isabel Gandía Carriedo
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I’ve been working as a network engineer at different levels and as a programme committee member or collaborator for several networking groups like ESNOG, SIG-NOC, RedIRIS and Euro-IX. I strongly believe that RIPE NCC initiatives like the Routing Information Service and RIPE Atlas benefit the whole world and engineers’ lives in particular. It would be a privilege to be part of the RIPE PC and contribute to the programme with a view from the southern part of Europe.
Maria Isabel Gandia began working with networks in 1997. She began as a trainee at a non-profit organization called CESCA and evolved to a Network Technician, a Network Expert, a Technical Leader and finally the Head of the Networking Unit at CSUC, the Consortium for University Services in Catalonia.
At CSUC, she is also an ITIL expert and she manages the regional research and education network in Catalonia, Anella Científica and the internet exchange, CATNIX.
On the world of research and education, she has participated as an organizer, speaker or program committee member in several Géant and RedIRIS task forces and working groups like SIG-NOC (Special Interest Group for Network Operation Centers). Regarding the internet exchange, she collaborates as part of the Benchmarking Club for the Euro-IX association. She is also an active member and an organizer of the ESNOG (Spanish Network Operators Group) meetings.
Her main topics of interest are network monitoring, BGP routing, DNS, IPv6, multicast and network operations improvement.
One of her hobbies is to help artists to work with the network. She has helped organizing multisite performances and master classes from Barcelona, and she has also participated in several editions of the Network and Performing Arts Production Workshop with collaborators from Internet2 and Géant, among other amazing people.
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I would like to apply (self-nominate) for RIPE PC election. I have been to many RIPE meetings, know people in the community who have helped to keep them interesting and would like to give some time to further improve it. I had been a member of ENOG PC since its inception so this would be a way to bring my experience and connections in. I also served on NRO NC in 2012-2015. My current position is Chief of Strategy, Hostmaster Ltd, a ccTLD registry for Ukraine, and one of five-star IPv6 LIRs.
Dmitry Kohmanyuk graduated in 1992 from the Cybernetics Department of Kiev Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev (then Soviet Union, presently Ukraine), receiving a Masters Degree with honors.
He now resides in Kiev and works as Director for Public Relations of Hostmaster Ltd, the registry for the .UA domain. He actively participates in the Internet community, attending local, regional and international forums, including RIPE, CENTR, ICANN, IGF and other meetings. Hostmaster Ltd (hostmaster.ua) is a RIPE NCC member and will host the RIPE NCC Regional Meeting/ENOG in Odessa in May 2012.
Dmitry speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and English (with a small set of Dutch words if needed.)
Dmitry has direct operational experience with networked Unix systems and router equipment, co-founding and running one of first Ukrainian ISPs back in 1991 (Communication Systems). His work included several technology start-up companies in the United States in the role of systems administrator, developer support and operations. He can write code and shell scripts, was a co-author of RFC 2319 and participated in the Ukrainian Unix Users Group.
He has been directly involved with Ukrainian ccTLD registration and operation since 1996, in both non-commerical and commerical forms, and continuously represented ccTLD with IANA. He sits on the board of Hostmaster. In the last two years, the local policy development process has restarted, community service has improved, IDNs have launched and operational migration to IPv6 was completed, as well as DNSSEC launch in March 2012.
Non-profit work includes IPv6 as well as DNSSEC promotion in the region, participating in UA-IX as a member of the technical committee and speaking with press to communicate about Internet technology, security and privacy issues. Two IGF-UA forums in Ukraine in 2010 and 2011 were organised with support from Dmitry and Hostmaster.
As a person with a diverse background and a network of personal connections in CIS, Europe and North America, Dmitry would work to help fulfill the interests of LIR registries using RIPE NCC services, both operationally and strategically.
As somebody with operational, project, management and public relations experience, Dmitry can work in several functions to serve the RIPE NCC mission globally.
I would also like to list Serge Myasoedov, ENOG PC chair, as a reference.