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CIPS SK Saskatoon March 7 Luncheon: "YXEIX – Introduction to Saskatoon’s Internet Exchange"
Wed, 03/07/2018
Event Location: 
(Saskatoon, SK)
Topic: YXEIX – Introduction to Saskatoon's Internet Exchange
How your internet transits various internet service providers to reach its destination and how the various providers are interconnected is usually an afterthought.  Upon hitting the ISP, it's presumed an efficient route will be taken and, through a mix of DNS, BGP and various content caches, your request is fulfilled in a respectable time.  But as ISPs and telecoms continue to consolidate into fewer and ever-larger market giants, the notion of local access and resiliency is lost, and data sovereignty is forfeited in favour of US transit routes.  With over 800 internet exchanges across the world, IX's play a vital role behind the scenes in providing equitable and local interconnects for networks of all types in a cost-effective manner, under the banner of not-for-profit.  Hear about the goals of Saskatchewan's first IX, how it came to be, and how it's helping to support our tech sector.
Speaker: Jason Dunk
Jason Dunk is currently the CTO for Saskatoon Public Schools, a board member for the Saskatoon Internet Exchange and has 20+ years of experience in the IT industry.

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