Angeli Janos

Chairman of the BIX Committee

Budapest Internet Exchange

Council of Hungarian Internet Providers

Bodecs Bela

member of board

Council of Hungarian Internet Providers 

Class-Peter Rebecca

Rebecca is the Events Coordinator at Euro-IX, since 2015. Her role involves organising and coordinating forums alongside Euro-IX member hosts in Europe and assisting in the operational activities at Euro-IX. Rebecca holds an MA in International Relations and Globalisation, and has extensive international experience in event and project management for universities and charities.

Csorba Ferenc

Ferenc Csorba is a Trainer at the RIPE NCC. He graduated from the University of Technology in Vienna with a Master's Degree in Electronic Engineering and successfully completed his CCNA in 2013. Ferenc is responsible for the ongoing development of the RIPE Database Training Course. He gives training courses throughout Europe, the Middle East and parts of Central Asia on a number of topics, including: Local Internet Registries (LIR), IPv6, and the Routing Registry. He also gives presentations at conferences and industry events. Ferenc speaks English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, French, Hungarian and intermediate level Russian.

Hankins Greg

Greg Hankins is Senior Product Manager at Nokia for the 7750 SR and 7950 XRS product lines. He works with service providers and Internet exchanges around the world to deliver innovative internetworking solutions. Greg has been an active member of the network operator and peering community for nearly 20 years, and frequently speaks at network operator conferences on network technology and operational topics.

Hlavacek Tomas

Tomas Hlavacek works for CZ.NIC as a R&D programmer. He contributes to several Open Source projects both outside and within CZ.NIC and his focus is Internet routing, measurements and statistics.

Jauk Avgust

At the end of the 1980s and beginning of the 90s, Avgust Jauk MSc collaborated at the Jožef Stefan Institute in implementing network services and the Internet in Slovenia. Since 1993 he has headed the technical department at ARNES, and he is involved in international projects and technical working groups in constructing new generations of the European education and research network GÉANT.

Klobucar Mario

Mario Klobučar is working in SRCE (University Computing Centre, University of Zagreb) as a head of the network department and he is in charge of all network activities including the CIX (Croatian Internet eXchange).

He was involved in building, operations and maintenance of the Croatian academic and research network (CARNet).

Kühne Mirjam

Mirjam Kühne is the Senior Community Builder at the RIPE NCC, a role she’s held since 2009. She collaborates with various technical, security and academic peers within her extensive professional network to strengthen the Internet community within the RIPE NCC’s service region.

Mirjam also maintains and curates RIPE Labs, a collaborative platform that supports innovative ideas and tools for the Internet.

Loibl Christoph

Christoph Loibl is network architect at next layer communications (nextlayer.at) His responsibilities include network engineering, scaling, technology and innovations. He has profound experience in large scale MPLS backbone design and in the design of fiber- and DSL-access/aggregation networks. After many years of experience as Internet IP/MPLS architect Christoph joined next layer in 2013. Since then he also played a major role in their DDoS mitigation service design.

Madlo Martin

Martin Madlo leads Interxion Austria as Managing Director since 2015 and looks back on 14 successful years working at Interxion Austria as Manager Operations. He was in charge of construction and commissioning Interxion’s second data center in Vienna.Additionally, he was responsible for the development of Interxion’s operation organization in Switzerland from 2002 to 2004 and in 2013 in charge of the optimisation of business processes at Interxion Germany as Director Operations Germany. Prior to joining Interxion Madlo was head of system-support and user-administration for the Austrian Lotteries and was responsible for the companies business critical datacenters and services. Through his extensive technical background, combined with experience as a team and project leader, Madlo Martin has high expertise and more than 25 years of experience in the planning and the operation of highly complex data centers. His expertise also encompasses technical, economical and organizational responsibilities of various business sectors. Based on these core competencies he has worked several times in the past as a consultant and partner with strategic IT topics. Martin Madlo has also a MBA from the IMADEC University and studied data systems technology at the Technical University of Vienna.

Michl Harald

Harald is in charge of the operational coordination of the Austrian Academic Computer Network ACOnet (http://www.aco.net) and the Vienna Internet eXchange VIX (http://www.vix.at). Harald is also an active participant of international working groups within RIPE and Euro-IX and the community of NREN operators. He has been a board member of Euro-IX since October 2013 and also one of the co-authors of the IXP-wishlist (https://www.euro-ix.net/ixp-wishlist), a document that defines features that should be supported by network-equipment for running an IXP.

Mihaylov Bojidar

Bojidar Mihaylov is a Business Development Manager at Nokia. He has been working with telecom service providers and large enterprises in Europe for the last 20 years and has been involved in network design and technology transition activities for mission-critical networks.

Meinders Stefan

Stefan Meinders, Senior Consulting Engineer at Nokia Deepfield takes care of customers like Internet Service Providers, Mobile Operators, Cloud Service Providers and large enterprises. As an ISP technology & network security expert with more than 10 years of experience, Stefan develops high sophisticated solutions for customers globally. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences - Emden/Leer - with a degree in Computer Science, Subject: Networked Automation Systems.

Nipper Arnold

Arnold Nipper started his career as Research Fellow at University of Karlsruhe (UKA), Germany. At that time he was involved in a project which was later known as Xlink, one of the first commercial ISP in Germany. While at UKA Arnold was also involved in setting up WiN-IP (the first IP research network in Germany), founding DeNIC (the registry for .DE) and co-founding DE-CIX in 1995. He was also one of the founding members of RIPE and Euro-IX. Since 2008 Arnold is involved in PeeringDB where he currently serves as Director.

Panigl Christian

Christian Panigl has been involved in the development and operation of the Austrian research network ACOnet (www.ACO.net) since 1986, starting at the University of Technology in Vienna, in the context of RARE and COSINE. In 1992, the whole ACOnet team and their responsibilities moved to the University of Vienna, joining forces with other international networking activities. Christian has been in charge of the Vienna Internet eXchange (www.VIX.at) since its creation in 1996 and was also a founding member of the executive board of the Euro-IX.net association from 2001 to 2008. He has been formally leading the ACOnet & Vienna Internet eXchange division at the University of Vienna since 2008.

Pospichal Zbynek

Zbynek sent his first IPv6 packet to the network in 1997. He has been with Dial Telecom, a significant Czech ISP/NSP, as a network architect and peering coordinator since 2000. He is also a board members of NIX.cz there he focuses on technical innovations and development ofnew services.

Semrad Martin

Martin Semrad has been involved in the Internet business since 1996. In 2000 he founded the company NETWAY.CZ, providing housing services and wireless internet access. His company became a member of NIX.CZ in 2004. He is also the founder and CEO of i-registry, the .co.cz domain registry.  

In 2008 he was elected as a member of the Supervisory Board of NIX.CZ (the largest Neutral Internet eXchange in the Czech Republic) and in 2010 he became the Director of NIX.CZ where he is busily applying his rich experience of the Internet environment.

Stucchi Massimiliano

Massimiliano Stucchi is a trainer at the RIPE NCC. In his position he travels around the RIPE region to perform training sessions on how to best use assigned resources. He has previously been CTO, founder and owner of an ISP/ITSP/WISP and also a consultant with experience ranging from web technologies to carrier-grade networking topics. He is vice president of the Italian FreeeBSD Users Group (GUFI), and in his spare time he enjoys running and hiking in the mountains.

Wollny Walt

Walt Wollny is the Director of Interconnection Strategy. Supporting Hurricane Electric global network reach to over 36 countries and over 157 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.

Walt is also on the board of directors at the Seattle Internet Exchange.


CEE Peering Days is an international conference of experts directed at network engineers, peering coordinators, internet providers, cloud administrators and data centre operators in the Central and Eastern European Region.

Since 2013 the conference regularly attracts around 200 participants and has been continuously supported by sponsors from the Telecommunication and IT community from across Europe.

The programme combines technical workshops with professional presentations and offers plenty of time and space for social networking and bilateral talks.

The conference in 2017 is planned as a two-day event at the Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana and will include a social evening in the centre of Ljubljana on 22nd March.

The conference will be hosted by NIX.CZ, NIX.SK, VIX.at and BIX.hu.

with local support from ARNES/SIX
IXP Category
Gold partners
Sponsors of the Social Evening
Silver partners
Media Partner