WG Chair Biographies

Routing Working Group Chair Biographies

Ignas Bagdonas

Ignas Bagdonas has been involved in the network engineering field for the last two decades, covering operations, deployment, design, architecture, development, and standardisation aspects. He has worked on multiple large SP and enterprise networks worldwide, participated in many of the world's first technology deployments, and has been involved with building community awareness via conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Ignas is currently co-chair of the RIPE Routing Working Group. His focus covers end-to-end network architecture evolution and new emerging technologies.

Paul Hoogsteder

Paul started a Dutch dial-up Internet business in 1994. Since then he has worked for a number of Netherlands, UK and US based companies, including Extreme Networks and PSInet.

Currently he runs Meanie, his own little conglomerate that supports several Internet companies all over the world as well as Meanie Distilling, which produces a range of award-winning spirits.

An active member of the Internet community since the 90's; attending his first RIPE meeting in 1998. Paul has been an AMS-IX board member and actively promotes IPv6. He has keen interests in BGP, IRRs, RPKI and transmission technologies.

Job Snijders

Job Snijders is a principal engineer at Fastly where he analyses and architects global networks for future growth. Prior to this role, Job led routing security initiatives at NTT Ltd's Global IP Network.

Job has been actively involved in the Internet community in both an operational and engineering capacity, and is a frequent presenter at network operator meetings such as RIPE, ITNOG, DKNOG, NANOG, APRICOT and NLNOG. Job is a RIPE NCC Executive Board member, co-chairs the IETF GROW and RIPE Routing Working Group, is director of the Route Server Support Foundation, and vice-president of PeeringDB. Job also is an OpenBSD developer.