Invited Speaker

“IPv6-based New Internet ”

By Dr. Latif Ladid,  Founder & President of the IPv6 Forum,




  • Founder & President, IPv6 FORUM ( )
  • Chair, ETSI IPv6 Industry Specification Group
  • IEEE Steering Committee Member: 5G, IoT, SDN; and Industry
  • Chair, IEEE ComSoC IoT subcommittee
  • Chair, IEEE ComSoC 5G subcommittee
  • Vice Chair, IEEE ComSoC SDN-NFV subcommittee
  • Emeritus Trustee, Internet Society – ISOC
  • IPv6 Ready & Enabled Logos Program Board
  • World summit Award Board Member
  • Research Fellow @ University of Luxembourg on multiple European Commission Next Generation Technologies IST Projects

      – Member of 3GPP PCG (Board) 

      – Member of 3GPP2 PCG 

      – Member of UN Strategy Council

      – Member of Future Internet Forum EU Member States (representing Luxembourg)



The public IPv4 address space managed by IANA (  ) has been completely depleted back in  Feb 1st, 2011. This creates by itself a critical challenge when adding new things and enabling new services on the Internet. Without publicly routable IP addressing, the Internet of Things and anything that’s part of Internet of Everything would be greatly reduced in its capabilities and limit its potential success. Most discussions about IoT have been based on the illusionary assumption that the IP address space is an unlimited resource or it’s even taken for granted that IP is like oxygen produced for free by nature.

IPv6 provides enhanced features that were not tightly designed or scalable in IPv4 like autoconfiguration, IP mobility, end to end connectivity and e2e services, etc.  IPv6 will be addressing the extreme scenarios where IP becomes a commodity service. This new address platform will enable lower cost network deployment of large scale sensor networks, RFID, IP in the car, to any imaginable scenario where networking adds value to commodity.

IPv6 deployment is now in full swing with some countries achieving over 50% penetration such as Belgium. The US and India have over 100 M users using IPv6 without even the users knowing it. Recently, Apple has required its apps developers to use IPv6 only for their apps starting June 1, 2016 which is a great shot in the arm of IPv6.

There are many inflections happening this decade to influence the design of the first tangible IoT, Cloud Computing, Web of Things and 5G . It will be a combination of IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, Big IoT Data, and 5G, to sift through to realising the paradigm shift from current research-based work to advanced IoT, 5G, and Smart Cities.

This talk will be devoted to analyze the transformative impact of IPv6 on the potential mix of IPv6-based  IoT, SDN-NFV, Cloud Computing, Big Data, and 5G and its advanced features, highlighting the challenges and the solutions moving forward.