SOURCE: IPv6 Summit, Inc.

May 11, 2005 08:00 ET

The Future of Military, Homeland Defense, and New Economic Opportunities Focus of New Internet Summit

All-Star Military and Industrial IT Executives of Coalition Countries to Forecast What's in Store for Homeland Security & New Business With IPv6, the New Internet

Chairman Tom Davis, Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, Latest Addition to Keynote Speakers

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 11, 2005 -- IPv6 Summit, Inc. the world's leading organizer of events related to IPv6, announced today that Chairman Tom Davis (R-VA), Chairman of the Government Reform Committee, U.S. House of Representatives, is the latest keynote speaker to join an all-star group of military and industrial IT executives from coalition countries gathering in the Washington D.C. area for a conference on the new Internet. At the Coalition Summit for IPv6, 50 world-class speakers will highlight how the New Internet (IPv6) is a critical part of the enabling technology for the interoperability of joint allied military and homeland defense operations. The Coalition Summit for IPv6, to be held May 23-26, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Reston, Virginia, will also feature presentations on how the New Internet is positioned to boost the U.S. economy with new business in the hundreds of billions of dollars.

Chairman Tom Davis joins keynote speakers Dr. Linton Wells, Asst. Sec. of Defense and the DoD CIO; Lt. Gen. Steven Boutelle, CIO of the Army; Lt. Gen. William Hobbins, incoming CIO of the Air Force; Mr. Brian Hughes, Exec. Director, Defense Science Board; Mr. Jawad Khaki, VP of Microsoft, and Dr. Charles Lynch, DoD IPv6 Transition Office. The Coalition Summit for IPv6 will also feature executives from leading companies, general officers from NATO and other allies, and major global IT companies and research agencies.

"It is vital that the U.S. maintains strong leadership in the Internet and all of the enterprises touched by information technology," said Chairman Davis. "Because the New Internet has profound consequences for both our national security and the growth of business and innovation, we need to clarify what policies and issues need to be addressed to support both our national interests and our ability to effectively work with key global partners."

"This can create millions of new jobs and give our economy the boost it needs," Davis added.

While conducted in the Washington D.C. area, the Summit is international in scope, with military, government, academic and industrial speakers and panelists from Germany, Korea, Japan, Canada, the U.K., Italy, Belgium, Pakistan, and dozens of other countries. Technology companies involved in the exhibits and presentations include Juniper Networks, Spirent Federal, Microsoft, Panasonic, Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies, Agilent Technologies, NTT Communications, Hexago, Ixia, Charmed Technology, SAIC, Extreme Networks, Global Crossing, Houston Associates, Inc., IPv6 Promotion Council of Japan, Ixia, and Sunset Learning. The two largest university systems in the world, California State University and the University of California, will also be represented by Calit2 and SDSU-based CITI.

"The Coalition Summit for IPv6 will provide a clear and exciting look into the immediate future of communication and daily operations that will impact everyone who is wired up," said Alex Lightman, CEO of IPv6 Summit and Conference Chairman. "Imagine the impact on media correspondents and business people as they travel globally and won't have to log on to the Internet each time they need to email. They will be able to roam with their computers much like you can roam with cell phones today."

The Coalition Summit for IPv6 will illustrate how improvements in security, multimedia transmission, and wireless online operations that are possible with the New Internet (Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6, which is slated to replace the present version, IPv4), as well as the networking of billions of addressable devices, will help enable Net Centric Operations for Homeland Defenders and Enterprise-Centric Operations for global business executives, and result in thousands of new commercial products and services for the U.S. and its defense and trading partners.

"The Coalition Summit for IPv6 provides a bridge for communication between U.S. military forces, U.S. government officials, industry leaders, first responders, homeland defenders, and researchers in government, industry and academia," said Ellen Hall, president of Spirent Federal. "As the trusted company for mission-critical network test solutions, Spirent Federal's continued support of conferences that facilitate IPv6 adoption and commitment to IPv6 test and interoperability events such as DICE 05 ensure that it is an integral part of the collaborative dialogue to advance the new Internet."

"Chairman Davis' participation in the Coalition Summit for IPv6 demonstrates that Capitol Hill clearly recognizes the importance of this IPv6 issue," said Thomas Kreidler, vice president of Juniper Federal Systems at Juniper Networks. "Federal agencies must embrace IPv6 migration to improve cyber security and network Quality of Service. Network infrastructure modernization will provide access to a wide array of next-generation Internet applications -- including Voice and Video over IP, anywhere computing, and military net-centric operations -- that will enhance government's ability to service citizens, conduct day-to-day activities, and better support our troops."

Attendees at the Coalition Summit for IPv6 will be able to:

--  Learn from international defense, security and industry experts about
    the need and the market for IPv6 applications.
--  Learn new business applications of IPv6, including online video
    streaming, videogames, collaboration technologies and area security
    applications.
--  Get the updated Department of Defense and NATO Transition Plans for
    IPv6, as well as v6 status in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
--  Meet with government and industry leaders to arrange strategic
    alliances.
    

The Coalition Summit for IPv6 is being held in coordination with the DoD and other agencies in Reston, VA, within easy commuting distance of the Pentagon and international Embassy offices, in a convenient and affordable venue. In addition to the three-day conference, there will be an introductory tutorial to the technology and business aspects of the New Internet, as well as a review of the most important security aspects -- both advantages and challenges -- on May 23.

"The 50 world-class speakers will offer a composite picture of a world in which, within our lifetimes, every person, place, and valuable thing is connected can share information with every other entity," said Lightman. "This enables us to create not only a more perfect union, but also a more perfect alliance, and an ever smarter world that can solve problems better, cheaper, and faster."

Registration and details for the conference, which takes place May 23-26, 2005, are available online at www.coalitionsummit.com. For additional information about registration, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Linda Nichols at 310.458.9407, or send an email to linda@usipv6.com.

About IPv6 Summit, Inc.

IPv6 Summit, Inc. is dedicated to organizing and arranging world-class conferences and opportunities for global IPv6 leaders to meet in supportive settings, and to providing an international forum for advancing the knowledge, development and implementation of New Internet technologies, applications and policies. IPv6 Summit, Inc. organized the successful IPv6 Summits in San Diego (June 03), Arlington (Dec. 03), Santa Monica (June 04) and Reston (Dec. 04), as well as the IPv6 events in cooperation with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest trade show in North America. For more information, including PowerPoints from past talks, please see http://www.usipv6.com.

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