Programme Committee

Anne Johnson

Anne Johnson

Technical background comes from working for providers of equipment and services to operators in the UK and the USA in both large multinationals and startups (Hewlett Packard, Chernikeeff Telecommunications, Netsys Technologies, Cisco Systems, cPacket Networks, Arista Networks, XKL .. ) and advisory work for users of and investors in businesses enabled by the Internet.

Volunteer experience includes operations for a 501(c)(3) library charity, and advisory work for the Scottish Business Network.

Now located in Edinburgh after 25+ years in Palo Alto and Los Altos, California.

Nick Ryce
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Nick Ryce

Nick Ryce

Nick Ryce

Nick Ryce is a Senior Network Architect for a major ISP based in Scotland. Nick has over a decade of experience working within the Service Provider industry and has worked with a variety of IT start ups as well long established operators within the industry.

Matt Jepp
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Matt Jepp

Matt Jepp

Matt Jepp

Marek Isalski
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Marek Isalski

Co-Chair
Marek Isalski

Marek Isalski

Co-Chair

Marek has been a freelance network engineer for over a decade, helping businesses by finding the technologies, skills and suppliers they need to start pushing their own packets. He believes that every day is a school day – never stop learning!

Paulius Judickas

Paulius Judickas

Moyaze Shivji

Moyaze Shivji

Mo has worked in the Networking industry since 1997 with the likes of UUNET, Telia and 360Networks before starting a position as a Senior Network engineer in 2001 with the LINX where he currently is still employed along side being a Team leader for the Network Engineers within the company. Mo’s interest are cooking, especially the art of learning how to barbecue with various shawarma creations and football where he is a massive West Ham fan and season ticket holder.

Tim Chown
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Tim Chown

Tim Chown

Tim Chown

James’s technical career background to date is based on network design and operations, and programming. He’s worked for various service providers across the UK designing, building and maintaining networks and automating their operations. UKNOF is an essential part of network operations in the UK which is how James discovered UKNOF himself.

The social and communal aspect of James’s career to date has been based on active participation within the networking community, both within the UK and abroad. He is proud of the passionate and supportive industry community that exists within the UK. He both attends and speaks at industry events such as UKNOF, LINX, RIPE and NetLdn. He is one of the co-founders and organisers of NetLdn and is now thrilled to be part of the UKNOF PC.

Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Dave spends his up time down at the physical racking-kit-and-plugging-things-in end of the spectrum, building bits of Internet for a national ISP, from his base in the Midlands. He started life as a signalling engineer on a preserved railway in North Wales, where he gained his love of technology and telecoms, especially the physical infrastructure aspect.
The transition to Internet Engineering was an obvious and rewarding one.

Dave's downtime is spent crewing Larp festivals and generally being a massive geek, a badge he accepts with pride.

Dave credits the wider ISP community with both nurturing his passion for technology, and the skills he uses in his career, and sees participating in the UKNOF PC as a way to give back to the community that has given him so much, and mentor the next generation as others once did for him.

James Bensely
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James Bensely

Chair
James Bensely

James Bensely

Chair

James’s technical career background to date is based on network design and operations, and programming. He’s worked for various service providers across the UK designing, building and maintaining networks and automating their operations. UKNOF is an essential part of network operations in the UK which is how James discovered UKNOF himself.

The social and communal aspect of James’s career to date has been based on active participation within the networking community, both within the UK and abroad. He is proud of the passionate and supportive industry community that exists within the UK. He both attends and speaks at industry events such as UKNOF, LINX, RIPE and NetLdn. He is one of the co-founders and organisers of NetLdn and is now thrilled to be part of the UKNOF PC.

Harry Cross

Harry Cross

Paul Dunbar

Paul Dunbar

Fearghas McKay
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Fearghas McKay

Co-Chair
Fearghas McKay

Fearghas McKay

Co-Chair
Camelia Simion

Camelia Simion

A confident and reliable IT support engineer with extensive practical experience of working with computers and resolving any support issues that are raised to the service desk. Possessing a proven ability to administer and control the operation,
configuration, and maintenance of computer-based information systems, as well as having an eye for detail and able to multi-task under pressure. An excellent communicator can relate well with people at all levels and has the flexibility of working well as part of a team and on my own. 

Joshua Levett

Joshua Levett

Q Misell
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Q Misell

Q Misell

Q Misell

Q is a director at Glauca Digital, a small UK based domain registrar and hosting provider, which they founded in 2020. They're also currently studying for a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Aberdeen

Nico Cartron

Nico Cartron

Nico has 20+ years of experience working in technical and presales positions, dealing with networking and service providers. Keep learning and sharing knowledge are two very important topics for Nico, which is how he started participating in industry events such as FrNOG (in France) and UKNOF later.

Being UNKOF's PC Frenchman, Nico also brings his accents and habits to the UKNOF community. Sacrebleu!

Nowadays, Nico is a Product Manager for an American technology company specializing in application security and multi-cloud management.

Charter

Name

UKNOF Programme Committee

Type

Standing Committee i.e. a permanent committee

Purpose

Develop, maintain, and oversee the solicitation and delivery of content and associated functions for UKNOF meetings.

Structure

1 Chair (appointed by the committee and board) ; 2 Vice Chairs (appointed by the committee, approved by the board) ; Members.

Outcomes

Delivery of content to facilitate UKNOF events, including soliciting and shepherding of content ; Communications (alongside CC) to help facilitate content submissions.

Responsibilities

Programme, Content and Structure of UKNOF meetings; Working with submitters to tailor content where necessary; Develop continuous pipeline for new content.

Decisions

Wherever possible, decisions will be made by the majority of members, in the event of a tie, chair & vice chairs with the chair having a deciding vote if required.

Members

Due to the committee being voluntary, a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 14 members.

Terms

Terms are generally three years, commencing on appointment – although members may take leave as required.

Term limit

Members, including the Chair, and liaisons, generally serve a maximum of two terms or six years, however this can be extended/reviewed subject to agreement.

Liaisons

1 or more board members; 1 or more communications committee members (desirable); 1 to the board; 1 to the communications committee.

Speaker Information

Guidelines for Speakers at UKNOF Events

Respect Policy

Our primary mission is "distribution of clue". Our mailing list and meetings exist as an open environment which encourages information sharing and learning, to build an inclusive and welcoming community between the people who run the UK's IP networks.

Participate in UKNOF

This is an open participation list, comprising announcements about UKNOF meetings, plus other information and discussion of interest to network operators in the UK.

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