What is Megaport.org?
Independent and neutral infrastructure is critical to the ongoing global development and growth of the Internet. By promoting neutrality, we continue to enable and create opportunities around the world for open innovation and standards.
Community is at the heart of innovation. The very Internet today is built on the labour of many communities that cooperate to forge a seamless global network. Communities require support to bring people together for collaboration, partnership, and knowledge-sharing. By bringing together diverse groups of people with common goals, we enable them to work together on systems and solutions that allow for focus on sustainable and scalable infrastructure.
At Megaport, we are committed to creating new communities and supporting established ones. Through our Megaport.org program, we drive initiatives that contribute to the future of the open Internet. We invest in people, communities, and an open Internet.
Associations & Sponsorships
Gavin Tweedie, Megaport
Gavin is currently the Interconnection Director for the APAC region at Megaport.
He was the first employee at the West Australian Internet Association (WAIA) and was responsible for growing the WA Internet Exchange (WAIX). He has been employed by ISPs in Australia in technical roles and very involved within the community for the Australian Network Operators Group (AUSNOG).
Christian Koch, Megaport
Christian is currently Director of Global Interconnection Strategy at Megaport.
He is also currently the of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Open-IX Association, He has previously been involved in Engineering and Strategy and Microsoft, Twitter, and QTS Data Centers.
Megaport Advisory Council
Michuki Mwangi, ISOC
Michuki Mwangi is the Regional Development Manager for Africa at the Internet Society where he works in the African Regional Bureau to promote Internet growth and sustainability since 2008. He previously served as the Administrative Manager at the .KE ccTLD registry (KENIC) and President of the Africa Top Level Domain Association (AfTLD), and currently serves as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP). During this time he facilitated the anycast deployment of the .COM, .NET, F, and J root servers.
He has long been active in the African and global Internet communities, having been centrally involved in key infrastructure developments, technical coordination activities, and policy-making forums.
Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Limelight Networks
Gaurab has been active in the Internet community for more than a decade and currently employed by Limelight Networks (LLNW) as Director of Network Strategy and Interconnection. He previously worked for Packet Clearing House (PCH) as Senior Internet Analyst (2002-2010) and ran PCH's global anycast DNS platform, providing resilient domain name service for more than 100 top level domains from more than sixty Internet exchange points around the world.
In 2001, Gaurab was the founder of the Nepal Internet Exchange (NPIX), the first IX in the South-Asian region, and still serves as its Chairman. In 2007, he worked together with local colleagues to build the Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN) and continues to serve as its Technical Director. He has also been the chair of the APNIC Internet Exchange Special Interest Group and in 2010 was elected the chair of APNIC Policy SIG, and subsequently elected to the APNIC Executive Council in 2011.
Simon Dixon, Zettagrid
Simon currently leads the network division of Zettagrid in his position as the Network Manager.
Having been in full time networking roles for the past 18 years, Simon has been involved in many acquisitions and has been integral in numerous projects; with a focus on large multi site MPLS based networks for several global organisations.
For the last 9 years Simon has been key in growing Zetta's IP network into a national footprint and integrating the latest technologies to support Zettagrid's unique requirements to deliver a high speed, highly resilient and fully automated Cloud.
Tom Daly, Fastly
Tom Daly is Vice President of Infrastructure at Fastly. He was formerly CTO and co-founder of Dynamic Network Services (“DYN”). Tom joined Fastly with 15 years of network engineering and infrastructure-building experience. Tom has a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Bentley University. He serves as a member of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Engineering College advisory board.
Tom Paseka, CloudFlare
Tom is currently Network Engineer at CloudFlare. In this role, he looks after interconnection engineering and operations of CloudFlare's growing global network.
He is also currently a Committee member of the New Zealand Internet Exchange Inc. (AKL-IX). He has previously been involved in Engineering and Interconnection at Pacnet and a number of other ISPs across Australia and Asia.
Barry Abrahamson, Automattic
Barry is in charge of leading technical operations at Automattic, the creator of WordPress.com and operator of one of the most popular platforms on the web today.
Nicholas Tan, News Corp Australia
Nicholas is currently the Chief Architect for Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Cyber at News Corp Australia.
He is a passionate advocate of open and elastic software defined services to underpin the Digital Business agenda at scale. He is widely known as a leading Enterprise Technology Executive in Australia and has previously held senior strategy, execution and product engineering roles at KPMG, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and PwC Consulting.
Luca Salvatore, DigitalOcean
Luca is currently the manager of the Networking Team at DigitalOcean where he oversees all aspects of the net-eng and net-dev teams. Over the past decade Luca has held various network engineering rolls both in Australia and the USA. He has designed and built large enterprise and datacenter networks and has first hand experience dealing with massively scalable network such as DigitalOcean. He has been working in the cloud networking space for the past 5 years and is committed to peering and an open internet for all
Want to have a chat with us about our initiatives, or have a project you think is worth mentioning?
You can find us at the following events in the coming months. We hope to see you there!
Asia Peering Forum - Aug 9 - 12, Ho Chi Minh City
NANOG ON THE ROAD - July 21, New York City