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I am the chairman of the British Computer Society (BCS) Internet Specialist group.

We'd be pleased to contribute to this EE Group. We have an event on IPv6 next month, open to both members and on-Members.

The BCS is the Chartered Institute for IT professionals with about 80,000 Members, both in the UK and abroad.

For BCS see www.bcs.org.uk
For our specialist group, see http://www.bcs.org/category/13210

Howard Gerlis, FBCS, CITP

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gerlis2015-03-10 03:50 AMID: 148081
BCS Internet Specialist Group
Whatever happened to IPv6?

Date/Time: Monday 27th April 2015, 6.30pm
Venue:  BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, WC2E 7HA | Map
You must book in advance at: http://www.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/54220
Click the ‘Book online’ link

"IPv4 addresses are running out and IPv6 is urgently needed to address the growing need for IP address expansion" .... well this was the strong message from the industry some 3 years ago. The transition across doesn't appear to be happening in any material way.   Every  device  connected  to the Internet needs an IP address. When the  Internet  was  designed,  with  over  4 billion unique addresses, no-one imagined that we'd ever run out of the 4 billion addresses it provided but now that we have, a new system for communicating over the Internet is needed. IPv6 is that new system and all hardware, software, computers, smart phone and ISPs will all need to support it.  This talk will provide an overview of the current state of IPv6 rollout, the barriers to adoption and what companies and individuals need to consider in planning for their own adoption and Internet future. "
Speaker Profile:
Michael  Spalter  is  CEO  of  DrayTek  (UK  &  Ireland)  with overall responsibility for all DrayTek products and service. Michael is a veteran of the datacommunications industry, selling V21 (300bps) analogue modems in the mid 1980's through to today's ultra-high speed fibre services. DrayTek   is  a  brand  leader  in  networking  equipment,  known  for pioneering innovative features and reliable performance within their range  of  products  aimed  at  the  SME.


Howard Gerlis, FBCS, CITP
Chairman, BCS Internet Specialist Group