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Tuesday, September 2 • 10:15am - 11:15am
WS65: The Role of IXPs in Growing the Local Digital Economy

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Explains the role and importance of IXPs in encouraging the development of local digital content catalyzing the development of the domestic Internet economy.
The panel will look at the technical, policy and economic principles surrounding domestic Internet traffic exchange and the beneficial impact of IXPs, in developed and developing economies.
Themes addressed will include: the role of IXPs in making regions economically autonomous; how IXPs foster development of local content and culture; how IXPs facilitate cybersecurity and other critical infrastructure like the Domain Name System and Internet businesses.

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Bill Woodcock (Packet Clearing House)

Executive Director, Packet Clearing House
Packet Clearing House is the international organization responsible for providing operational support and security to critical Internet infrastructure, including Internet exchange points and the core of the domain name system. We work in four areas: IXPs, the core of the DNS, Internet... Read More →

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Nishal Goburdhan

Internet Analyst / IXP Manager, Packet Clearing House / INX-ZA


Directorate of Science Technology and Industry, Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
In 1993 he joined the OECD as a communication analyst in the Division of Information Computer and Communications Policy (ICCP) recently renamed the Division for Digital Economy Policy (DEP). He was a principal author of the Communications Outlook series between the 1995 and 2005... Read More →

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Bevil Wooding

Director Caribbean Affairs, ARIN
I work with international organizations responsible for providing operational support and security to critical Internet infrastructure. My activity revolves around four areas: IXPs, Internet governance policy, cybersecurity coordination and technical capacity building. I am actively... Read More →

Tuesday September 2, 2014 10:15am - 11:15am EEST
Workshop Room 08 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 4)

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