Sr. Director, Cisco systems
Alain Fiocco is a 30 years veteran of the networking industry, the last 20 with Cisco Systems. He has been involved in some of the largest Network design projects commissioned by European Service Providers in the early days of Internet growth.
He is currently Senior Director, CTO Office, and lead “Paris Innovation & Research Lab”, a newly formed group of industry experts developing innovative networking technology assets. He is also leading IPv6 High Impact Program for Cisco.
Fellow, Cisco Systems & Professor, Ecole Polytechnique
Mark Townsle has over 25 years of experience in embedded software development, internet architecture, protocol design and standardization. Before Joining Cisco in 1997, he held engineering and research positions at IBM, the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) and the Center for Satellite and Hybrid Communications Networks (CSHCN. Mark served as Internet Area Director of the IETF from 2005-2009, IETF L2TP Working Group Chair from 1999-2005, IESG Liaison to the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), IETF Pseudowire WG Technical Advisor, and is co-Chair of the recently formed IETF Home Networking Working Group (Homenet).
In addition to his industry appointments and work at Cisco, Mark is currently teaching and developing courses on Internet Protocol Design for l'École Polytechnique. When not traveling, Mark lives with his family in Paris, France.
Professor, director of LIX
Olivier Bournez is professor of computer science, and director of the computer science laboratory of Ecole Polytechnique. His research interests include continues time-models of computations, computations and dynamical systems, distributed computing, and verification.
Thomas Heide Clausen
A graduate of Aalborg University, Denmark (M.Sc., PhD - civilingeniør, cand.polyt), Thomas has, since 2004 been on faculty at Ecole Polytechnique, France's premiere technical and scientific university.
At Ecole Polytechnique, Thomas leads the computer networking research group. He has developed, and coordinates, the computer networking curriculum, and co-coordinates the Masters program in "Advanced Communication Networks" (ACN). He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed academic publications, 17 IETF standards, has consulted for the development of IEEE 802.11s, and has contributed the routing portions of the recently ratified ITU-T G.9903 standard for G3-PLC networks - upon which, e.g., the current SmartGrid/ ConnectedEnergy initiatives are built. He serves on the scientific council of SmartGridsFrance.