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IEEE ICC 2012 Industry Forums Program

The Industry Forums are designed to deliver broad interest in telecommunication industry’s current practiced technology, major technology implementations, complex IT business systems, regulatory impact assessments, economic models, and engineering methods used by industry practitioners.

The Industry Forums are focused on three technology pillars with a total of 18 unique forum sessions planned. The duration of each of the forums is 105 minutes with a moderator and 3-6 speakers of with industry expertise in the featured topical area. After all the speakers have presented, a Q&A discussion will follow among the speakers and the audiences.

Thursday, June 14 from 14:00 to 15:45

SA05: Government and Defence Thursday, June 14 from 14:00 to 15:45
Services and Applications

Malcolm Vant, Former Director General, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) - Ottawa
Panel on Information Service Provision Challenges in the Defence and Security Environment

Along with much of the rest of the world, the Defence and Security sectors of government have firmly embraced information technology and management as a way to do business more efficiently, to gain a business advantage, and in the case of defence to have a warfare edge. This session will examine the challenges faced in providing services supporting defence and security.

The main sub-theme will be Cyber Defence. With greater dependence on information technology, and in particular web-enabled systems and devices, governments and defence forces find themselves increasingly vulnerable to attacks from various quarters. In combat situations, cyber attacks have the potential to cripple both Command and Control Systems and Weapon Systems containing embedded information systems. In day-to-day operations, cyber attacks, both at the nuisance and more lethal levels must be dealt with rapidly and effectively to allow operations to continue with an acceptable degree of risk.

The second sub-theme will examine the provision of knowledge management services in a defence R&D organization – an environment which requires the creation of structured support services for what is inherently unstructured work.

NATO Cyber Defence Policy and Cyber Security Roundtable Summary
Guy Vezina, Director General, Defence R&D Canada – Valcartier & Chair of NATO Research & Technology Organization, Information Systems and Technology Panel
Malcolm Vant, Former Director General, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) - Ottawa
Tools promoting collaborative cyber security innovation
Reginald Sawilla, Cyber Operations Section of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
Cyber Security Challenges and State of the Art
Ashutosh Dutta, CTO Wireless, NIKSUN
A Knowledge Services Architecture: Structured Support for Unstructured Work
Albert J. Simard, Knowledge Manager, Defence Research & Development Canada
Improving the Cyber Resiliency of Critical Infrastructure
Sébastien Labelle, Director of Engagement and Partnerships, National Cyber Security Directorate, Public Safety Canada

MM06: IPv6 Thursday, June 14 from 14:00 to 15:45
Middleware and Management

Scott Bonnell, Sr. Director of Product Management, Oracle

This panel will also focus on the impact on the enterprise and ISPs introduced by the adoption of IPv6:

  • The Internet community has mistakenly focused on the IPv4 address depletion as the problem to be resolved by IPv6 for the ISPs for connectivity to web sites and forgotten to address the many issues that will affect the adoption of IPv6 by the enterprise and the critical infrastructure that are brought in by a transition from an established protocol (IPv4) to a new protocol (IPv6).
  • The transition in the enterprise should be focused on a “secure transition” and a “secure integration” of IPv6. The only viable secure transition is the “secure Dual-stack” transition. All other transition mechanisms are not secure and will even drill in new vulnerabilities in the critical infrastructure networks to name the important one.
  • The transition to IPv6 has to be done in the first phase to sustain not only technology parity between IPv4 features but also business models parity.
  • The current deployment of IPv6 is done with IPv4 network management tools. This is a fallacy as IPv6 is a new protocol with totally different functions and features. It should be deployed with new management tools designed to cater for IPv6 features not just mimicking IPv4 and NAT. In the second phase, IPv6 should be deployed with its built-in functionalities (multicast, mobility, end to end…)
  • The security in IPv6 is again not deployed, similarly to IPv4. Security is mandated in IPv6 but still no security house or solutions start with secure functionality.
  • IPv6 Privacy Address is deployed only by Microsoft. All other vendors have not yet realised the randomizing features of the MAC address.
  • The cost of deploying IPv6 is from now on a costly fork-lift upgrade for those that have not taken the early step of deployment. The cost of not doing anything is even higher.
  • What is at stake is the “modernisation of the networks” to cater and be securely ready for all new emerging Internet based solutions like Internet of Things, Smart Grids, Cloud Computing, Smart homes and Buildings, Smart Cities, Mobile networks such LTE and Safety networks to replace aging TETRA, Mobile social networks beyond Facebook and Twitter, Mobile Internet cars, Mobile Military networks, Smart Agriculture and Food chains, Smart manufacturing, Mobile Smart Banking, … a Smarter world.
IPv6 – The Impact on Cloud Computing: From Closed Cloud to Open Inter-cloud
Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher, SnT – University of Luxembourg
The Impact of IPv6 on the Large ISPs – Explained by the Pioneer Deployer of IPv6 in the World
Yves Poppe, Director, Business Development IP Strategy, Tata Communications, Canada
The Impact of IPv6 on the Enterprise
Jacques Latour, Director of Information Technology at CIRA
IPv6 Deployment Recommendations for ICT Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC)
Serge Caron, Senior Director, Information Services and Technology, ITD, CIOB, Treasury Board Secretariat at Government of Canada
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