As a non-profit association, France-IX needs to gather up its members once a year so that members can close its accounts and renew its board committee. It is a one-day free event in Paris fully run in English.

The first part of the event is dedicated to the presentation of France-IX’s achievements and future perspectives. The second part of the day is open to contributions from sponsors and partners, allowing attendees to benefit from inspiring and high-quality technical and market insights. The event ends with open discussions where everyone is free to share their opinions and inputs.

Attendees also enjoy the numerous networking opportunities throughout the day, with coffee breaks, the lunch and cocktail at the end of the day. One new feature this year will be the Beer event we are organising just a step away from the venue.

France-IX’s General Meeting is a private event reserved exclusively for its community. By default, only members, partners, sponsors and guests invited by France-IX have the right to participate. France-IX reserves the right to refuse any registration of a non-member.

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9.00-9.30   Registration and Coffee    
9.30-9.35 Opening    Christian Kaufmann   France-IX
9.35-9.50 Highlights of the Year & Perspectives    Franck Simon   France-IX
9.50-10.00 Financial Report 2017-18    Franck Simon   France-IX
10.00-10.15 France-IX GDPR Preparation & Compliance   Thierry Draveny   France-IX
10.15-10.25 Board Report   Christian Kaufmann   France-IX
10.25-10.50 Board Candidates Introduction   Christian Kaufmann   France-IX
10.50-11.00 Marketing & Sales Report   Delphine Masciopinto   France-IX
11.00-11.30 Network Visibility for the Modern Times   Greg Villain   Kentik
11.30-12.30 Technical Report   Simon Muyal   France-IX
12.30-14.00   Lunch Break   sponsored by INTERXION
14.00-14.15 Marketplace experience sharing & new partners   Delphine Masciopinto
14.15-14.30 AI for Networks: new approaches for real-time anomaly detectionfor more information   Jean-Marc Uzé   AIforNET
14.30-14.45 LINX Update   Jennifer Holmes   LINX
14.45-15.00 Hurricane Electric Toolkit: BGP.HE.NET>   Walt Wollny   Hurricane Electric
15.00-15.15 Three years of automating large scale networks using Salt   Mircea Ulinic   Cloudflare
15.15.-15.30 Data Interconnection Market Evolution in France   Samih Souissi   ARCEP
15.30-16.00   Coffee Break   sponsored by FLEXOPTIX
16.00-16.05 Vote Results   Franck Simon   France-IX
16.05-16.20 BrestIX Update   Eddy Van Hulle, Benoît Desmarecaux   Blue Infra
16.20-16.35 Towards an open, diversified and dynamic telecom market in France   David Marciano   AOTA
16.35-16.50 Gestion de réseaux quand tout est chiffré   Stéphane Bortzmeyer   AFNIC
16.50-17.05 What are the threats at IXPs and how to protect your Internet architecture?   Raphael Maunier   ACORUS NETWORKS
17.05-17.45 Panel: Marseille, moving from an interconnection hub to a service hub moderated by Richard White (AxiCom PR UK) panelists: Interxion (Rogier van de Wal), Cloudflare (Jérôme Fleury), Google (Florence Lavroff), BICS (Hans Wouters)
17.45-18.00 Closing, Q&A and questionnaire   Franck, Christian   France-IX
18.00-19.30   Cocktail   France-IX and sponsors
19.30-22.00   Beer Event - FROG XVI - 110 bis Avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris   sponsored by ACORUS NETWORKS



Franck Simon is President of France-IX Services since its inception in 2010 and brings his extensive industry experience to the management and ongoing development of the non-profit association Internet exchange point.

Prior to France-IX, Franck was the Technical Director of RENATER, the French academic network, where he worked for almost 15 years. As part of his duties at RENATER, Franck held responsibility for the SFINX (Service for French Internet exchange), the first Internet exchange point ever created in France, for more than 10 years.

Franck has in-depth experience in wide area networks (WAN) and of backbones operators as well as being knowledgeable about the strategies and policies for interconnection between operators and the context of peering in France and in Europe. Since 2012, he has also been involved in the AFNIC’s (Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération) scientific committee and its contribution to the definition of future trends in internet infrastructure.


Simon Muyal is Chief Technology Officer at France-IX. He has 15 years of experience in networking and interconnection, alternating between network engineering, R&D and network operational roles.

Prior to France-IX, Simon held different roles with RENATER, the French NREN where he worked during 9 years and operated the SFINX (Service for French Internet exchange). Simon holds his Master of Science from the French Engineering school, ENSEEIHT in Toulouse. He gives regular talks during industry conferences and is an active contributor to the peering community in Europe.


Delphine Masciopinto is Chief Commercial Officer at France-IX. She is an experienced telecom professional, who has lived and worked in six different countries in the past two decades, focusing on marketing and commercial development for service providers.

Prior to joining France-IX, she led the pricing and bid-support for North America for all the data services running on the Reliance Globalcom/FLAG Telecom network from 2007 to 2013. In the early 2000s, she contributed to the marketing and business development of Level 3 Communications in Europe. Prior to Level 3, she managed the launch of data and IP services for Orange’s subsidiaries in Denmark, Spain and Jordan. Delphine holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from Telecom Business School in France.


Christian Kaufmann is the Head of Network Technology at Akamai. He leads a global team of technologists focused on peering and interconnection, network, hardware, and datacenter architecture to enhance the performance and capability of the Akamai Platform.

Christian has a decade long industry involvement and stewardship on various Boards including Regional Internet Registries and Internet Exchanges. He was just re-elected this past May into the RIPE NCC Executive Board.

In the past Christian was the Technical Operations Manager for the Munich based INXS, served on the AMS-IX Board for six years with the last three as Chairman, and was also part of the Netnod Board of Directors. Being one of the cofounders of France-IX, he returned in October 2016 to serve as the President of the Board.

Prior to crossing into his tenth year with Akamai, Christian was Peering Manager at TeliaSonera and Technical Operations Manager at Cable & Wireless. Mr. Kaufmann earned a Master of Science in Advanced Networking from Open University in the UK. He also holds various technical certifications, including both a CCIE & JCNIE.

Thierry Draveny is Data Protection Officer at France-IX and prepare a Master‘s degree in Data Protection Management at Telecom Business School in France. He has an 15 years experience in datamarketing.

Prior to joigning France-IX, Thierry worked for marketing service providers in which he managed CRM and data projects for major companies in France such as telecom operators, cars manufacturers, energy providers, bank and insurance. He holds a Master’s degree from Paris La Sorbonne University.


My journey in the Internet industry and networking started in 2005 at Cable and Wireless in a technical support and NOC environment.
From 2009, I specialised in Content Delivery whilst having the privilege to work for companies, such as Akamai and Google, which made the Internet as it is today.
In my current position as a Peering Manager at Google, I deal with content delivery optimisation, develop strategic partnerships, and negotiate peering agreements with ISPs and Internet Exchanges of my region of expertise, i.e EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
As a firm believer of the impact of community work and mentoring, I have been part of the RIPE community since 2010 and Co-chair of the Connect Working Group since 2014.


A seasoned network engineer by trade, Greg Villain has held positions at key-player companies throughout the entire Internet value chain, both in Europe and the U.S. He currently serves as Director of Technical Product Management for network analytics company Kentik.

Previously, he served as a network engineer for global carrier COLT, as well as triple-play Internet service provider Club-Internet. He has also managed engineering for large content platforms including Dailymotion and RTL, as well as Internet exchanges PaNAP and France-IX, and built CDNs for Dailymotion, TATA Communications, and Netflix's Open Connect. In his spare time, Villain gives back to the Internet community as a France-IX board member and as a mentor at Holberton School of Software Engineering.


Jennifer Holmes has worked at the London Internet Exchange (LINX) since 2007. Initially operating in business development executive and management roles, she took on the position of Head of Sales at LINX in 2015. Since joining the company LINX membership has more than tripled to in excess of 825 members from 75+ countries.


Samih Souissi is a Telecom ParisTech engineer and has a PhD in computer science and networks. He is specialized in IP networks and IT security.

After working as a security consultant and a research engineer, he joined the French telecom regulation authority (Arcep) where he provides technical expertise in the following topics: Net Neutrality, Quality of Service, IP interconnection and IPv6. He is also involved in several expert working groups at the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (Berec).

Besides, Samih Souissi teaches IP networks, Security and Risk management for engineering and master students at Telecom ParisTech and Efrei Engineering School.


Prior to joining CloudFlare, Jérôme helped build large Internet Service Providers in France including Tiscali and Telecom Italia, as a Network Engineer there, he deployed one of the largest Local Loop Unbundling network during the 2000 market deregulation in France.
Then, from 2005-2007, he managed the Telecom Italia backbone in France before joining the newly built French Internet Exchange-France-IX as a Technical Manager.
While with France-IX he enjoyed facilitating the rebirth of peering in France. Since 2013, Jérôme has been discovering the world of globally distributed CDN network management with CloudFlare. He’s a licensed private pilot on the side. Jérôme received a BS in Telecoms from Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs en Génie des Télécommunications.

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Mircea Ulinic is a Network Engineer for Cloudflare, spending most of his time writing code for network automation. He often talks and presents at industry events about the tools he’s working on and how automation really helps to maintain reliable, stable, and self-resilient networks. Mircea’s also a major contributor to the NAPALM and Salt projects, being awarded the SaltStack contributor of the year in 2017.

Prior to Cloudflare, he was involved in research and later worked for EPFL in Switzerland and a European service provider based in France. In addition to networking, he has a strong passion for radio communications (especially mobile networks), mathematics, and physics.


Raphaël MAUNIER, 40, has been working in the telecom industry since 1998. He began his career as a security and network specialist at Ornis (now Sewan Group). In 2005 he joined NeoTelecoms, a company born from the sale of the activities of the American group AboveNet in France following the explosion of the Internet bubble. He contributed to the company's sustained growth by deploying the NeoTelecoms’ backbone in more than a dozen countries.

In 2008, in parallel with his professional activities, he founded the France-IX association exchange point with the aim of improving Internet connectivity in France with the support of the entire community. France-IX entered the TOP 10 global Internet exchange points in just 4 years. He left the executive board in 2013 after setting up a powerful team capable of ensuring development. France-IX has inspired many exchange points and associations of operators whether in Europe or North America.

France-IX has also become a key player in linking Internet traffic between Africa and Europe, which was one of the fundamentals of its creation. In 2010 he became Chief Technical Officer of NeoTelecoms and managed a team of a dozen people. He also represented the company with public authorities (ARCEP, government, ...). The network of NeoTelecoms has risen in less than 4 years, according to Renesys, in the top 100 operators in the world becoming one of the key players in the French Internet landscape. NeoTelecoms was also one of the first operators to democratize a DDoS protection offer for hosting providers and operators.

From 2011 to 2014, he also taught network design and Internet infrastructures to students of Telecom Paritech high school.

In 2012, he left NeoTelecoms to join Jaguar Network to support the company in its international development by taking on the role of Director of Strategy. In 2013, he left his position at Jaguar Network to focus on the Acorus Networks project that he co-founded in 2014 with Benjamin Schilz.

Since then, he also has managed his consulting company, Zoreole Services, which supports many companies in their network and security strategies (Intrinsec, AXA, Netflix, GE Software, Mediactive, Cdiscount ...).

At the end of 2014 he reduced his consulting activities to focus on Acorus Networks startup project to launch an innovative DDoS protection solution for connected companies.


Richard heads up the telecoms, energy and automotive clients of AxiCom, delivering PR campaigns for the most innovate technology companies in the world. With more than 15 years’ PR experience, he has been the driving force behind building AxiCom’s sector expertise in the mobile and telecoms industries.

Richard’s experience spans the telecoms and enterprise IT sectors and includes IBM, Red Hat, Samsung and ZTE, and many of the industry’s hottest start-ups. Richard has a history of working with his clients to build value and equity in their brands, and has seen many of them transformed into market leaders that have gone on to be successfully acquired or to IPO.


Rogier became Director Sales and Marketing of Interxion France in 2015. Rogier brings a wealth of experience in leading sales and marketing teams in EMEA/US dealing with service providers, channel partners and large accounts, selling complex IT and managed services solutions.

Prior to joining Interxion, Rogier served as Vice President Cloud Services for Ipanema Technologies, now InfoVista, and as Sales Director Europe for UBIqube Solutions. He is based in France, and holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Marketing of the University of Applied Mechanics in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.


Stéphane Bortzmeyer is an engineer at AFNIC, .fr domain name registry. He participates in the IETF and followed the big debate about TLS 1.3.


Walt Wollny is the Director of Interconnection Strategy. Supporting Hurricane Electric global network reach to over 45 countries and over 190 Internet Exchanges. Focus on global connectivity and new markets. Walt has been working in the in the Internet industry for over 20 years.
Before Hurricane Electric, Walt was an IP Business Development Manager at Amazon supporting over 64 new CDN builds including new markets including Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, Philippines and Australia.


Jean-Marc Uzé has 25 years of experience in IP Networks and led many major network transformations with technologies such as SD-WAN, SDN/NFV, ATM, IPv6 and before with MPLS VPNs and ATM.
He worked for organizations such as INRA, GIP Renater, Air France and spent 16 years at Juniper Networks in various roles such as EMEA Technical Director, and held in the last 4 years the position of Chief Architect for Orange group.
Jean-Marc then decided to move on to fresh challenges in the field of Data science and Artificial Intelligence by pursuing an MSc in Applied Data Science & Big Data, and created his own company AIforNet to help Service/Cloud Providers and Enterprise making their networks clever and accelerate operations. In July 2018 Jean-Marc joined Augtera Networks as VP EMEA.


After 10 years working for major telecom providers, Benoit and Eddy teamed up together to create Blue Infra. Benoit is the Technical Director of Blue Infra in charge of active and passive projects of the regional service provider.


After a 10-year business experience working for international companies, Eddy and Benoit teamed up to create Blue Infra. Eddy is the Commercial Director of Blue Infra in charge of its business development in France.





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Acorus sponsor

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Interxion sponsor

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