Geoff Huston, APNIC - Engineering a Dual-Protocol World

Geoff Huston, APNIC’s Chief Scientist, shares his wisdom on the engineering of protocols, the danger of assumptions, exploiting a “dual protocol world”, and how to relieve the pressure from carrier grade networks.



Geoff Huston is the Chief Scientist at the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), where he undertakes research on topics associated with Internet infrastructure, IP technologies, and address distribution policies. Widely regarded as the pre-eminent researcher on IPv4 exhaustion, he is routinely referenced by international agencies and frequently quoted by the ICT media. His research was recently quoted in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publication, The Internet Technical Community Issues Memorandum on the Future of the Internet in a Global Economy, published in 2008. He has also been recently quoted in a number of news features for Computerworld, ZDNet, CommsDay, MISAsia, PC Authority, The Register, and CIOL Cybertimes.

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