The main session panel entitled “Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 ” will be held Friday, December 5 2008 from 9:30-11:00 (local Hyderabad time, 4:00-5:30 UTC) at the upcoming Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, India. The panel brings together experts and practitioners in the field Internet governance to explore the IP address governance regime and issues of IPv4 scarcity and the transition to IPv6. Operational, social and economic aspects will be explored, as well as policies and incentives being considered. The event will be webcast and online attendees will be able to submit questions through the IGF host website.

Moderated by Bernadette Lewis, Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, invited panelists include:

  • Adiel Akplogan, AFRINIC and NRO
  • Lorena Pineiro, Ministry of Communications, Chile
  • Milton Mueller, Internet Governance Project
  • Makiko Yamada, Government of Japan
  • Alain Durand, Comcast Network
  • Jonne Soininen, Nokia

Co-organizers include the IGP; Number Resource Organisation (NRO); the Institute for InfoSocionomics, Tama University; International Telecommunication Union; Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Government of Japan; Internet Society; Google; Japan Network Information Center; Internet Association Japan; Japan Internet Service Providers Association; and Nokia Siemens Networks.