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California Launches First Sub-Chapter of the North American IPv6 Task Force

Contributed by forum on Nov 18, 2004 - 02:48 PM

<img align=right src="/im/logos/cav6tf.gif" width=120 height=115> The California IPv6 Task Force announced today it is the first North American affiliate chapter to be recognized by the North American IPv6 Task Force (NAv6TF), the guiding force for adoption of IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol. Sanctioned by the IPv6 Forum, the North American IPv6 Task Force is the leading force for IPv6 adoption and readiness in the United States and Canada. The California IPv6 Task Force (CAv6TF) launched in June 2004, will support and drive IPv6 state seminars and events. The CAv6TF will support California IPv6 industry and government, to provide a technical and business center of expertise for the deployment of IPv6, provide white papers, briefings, guides, and presentations for public awareness, and work with the IT sector to understand the impact of IPv6 transition within the market.
The growing Global demand for Internet technologies and the emergence of wireless access technologies requires a larger IP address space, as well as a number of fundamental features to enable wireless networking and mobility. IPv6 is rapidly emerging as the preferred platform to meet these needs as the Internet evolves. The original architecture protocol, IPv4, is unable to adequately serve the demands of the new Internet, especially in terms of security, mobility, extensibility, and dynamic re-configurability.

�The California IPv6 Task Force is excited to be leading the charge in California and the West toward adoption of the new generation Internet,� said Geof Lambert, chairman, CAv6TF and recently appointed member of the North American IPv6 Task Force Steering Committee. �We intend to act as a leader by transitioning California entirely to the IPv6 protocol and we will urge other states within the U.S. and regions world wide to do the same in order to rapidly build the next generation Internet. By demonstrating that a locale at large can have the vision and foresight to adopt IPv6 technology we are helping pioneer new territory and understanding of one of the most fundamental shifts in technology in over a decade.�

�It�s stimulating to witness the growing enthusiasm for IPv6 spread across the U.S. and the world,� says Jim Bound, IPv6 Forum CTO and Chair North American IPv6 Task Force. �The entire Internet will eventually transition from IPv4 to IPv6 � but it will take some voluntary effort and dedication for this to complete. The CAv6TF is a welcome body to focus attention on what lays ahead, what needs to be done, and how to accomplish the tasks at hand. This task force is one of the best places to learn about IPv6 deployment, products and technology.�

Geof lambert began his 20-year career in the culinary world on the East Coast and, after stops in the Caribbean and Europe, he migrated to the West Coast. Geof is a founding partner of the Maxson Group, a firm that specializes in senior level executive search and board consulting across a variety of industries. Throughout his career, Geof has been actively involved with a wide range of professional and civic organizations. Lambert initiated The International Fellowship of Rotarians United to Bridge the Digital Divide and he is a chair at the Rotary Center for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to being the founder and chairman of the California IPv6 Task Force, which is comprised of statewide individuals leading the transition of full deployment of IPv6 in California, Lambert is the founder and president of the Sacramento Association of IPv6 Adopters.

Visit the <a href="http://www.cav6tf.org" target=top>CAv6 TF web site.