by Limor Schafman, President of KeystoneTech Group and the IPv6 Forum Israel
I was delighted to hear Gary Shapiro, CEO and President of CEA mention IPv6 duirng his keynote as one of the new technologies that will be making a statement in 2009. CEA has already shown its commitment to spreading the word and, we hope, usage of the protocol, in the editorial and article featured in Visionmagazine's September issue.
Now, those of us in the IPv6 world have known about IPv6 for over a decade, but the need for that protocol has not been articulated into an immediate need business case and so adoption has been at a snail's pace here in the United States. Still, it is happening with infrastructure and operating systems in place. Now we just need some creative applications to make it come alive.
I was invited to bring IPv6 within the CES fold last year for the first time after I spoke with Shapiro, explaining the direct impact IPv6 will have on CE. This year we have a new session on Saturday, January 10th at 3:00pm in room LVCC, South Hall S104-105 focusing on actual existing applications taking advantage of IPv6 enablement features.
In 2010, existing Internet space for IPv4 addresses will be tapped out. IPv6 will usher in a new level of always-on connectivity. This conference highlights how ubiquitous connectivity will be used, new applications, and what the next two years hold for device development and production. Moderator:
Limor Schafman, President, IPv6 Forum-Israel and KeystoneTech Group, LLC Panelist:
Cody Christman, Director of Product Engineering, NTT America Panelist:
Junaid Islam, CTO, Piano Networks Panelist:
Latif Ladid, President, IPv6 Forum Panelist:
Sureswaran Ramadass, Director, Nav6 Center for Excellence, University Sains Malaysia
Also, I want to seed your mind: CES and I have tried for the past two years to create an IPv6 Tech Zone. But we need a larger group of companies using this protocol to come and showcase what they are doing. If you are one of these, and you want to be part of an IPv6 Tech Zone next year, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and type IPv6 Tech Zone in the subject matter field. I want to hear from you!
I look forward to seeing you all this Saturday at 3pm at our session! And bring your questions.