Yves Poppe
Yves Poppe is very active in the Research and Education Networking Community where he was a pioneer in international high bandwidth with the first transatlantic STM-1 connection in 1994 between Canarie and Europe. This became the first transcontinental high bandwidth for the R&E community, part of the G7 GIBN (Global Interoperability of Broadband Networks) Initiative. The first lambda level connection followed six years later with a 2.5gbps between Surfnet Amsterdam and New York Manlan and from there to Chicago Starlight. He also contributed to the first international connections between the USA and Russia for what was later to become the Gloriad project as well as numerous other projects in Europe and Asia. He represented Tata Communications in R&E organizations including TERENA where he was member of the General Assembly, Internet2 and APAN and was also a member of the Canarie Technical Advisory Committee.
In another area of activity, Yves Poppe was for more than a decade an ardent proponent of the next generation internet protocol, IPv6. He became a founding member of the International IPv6 Forum.where he was a steering committee member of the North American IPv6 taskforce.  He chaired the Canadian IPv6 Task Group that, in March 2010 issued a set of recommendations for IPv6 deployment and transition in Canada and chaired the Canadian IPv6 Forum. Yves was also a member of the Cisco IPv6 deployment Council and the Tata Communications in-house IPv6 Council.
Yves is a frequent presenter on the evolution of telecommunications, the internet and the key role of IPv6 and regularly covered the evolution of subsea communication capacity and international telecommunications, at sessions of TEMIC (Telecommunications Executive Management Institute of Canada) and other fora.
Retired from Teleglobe that became Tata Communications, Yves now concentrates on the transcontinental transmission needs of the High Performance Computing Community and represents A*STAR Singapore’s Computational Resource Centre, promoting the adoption of Long Distance Infiniband as long distance protocol of choice in the R&E and HPC communities with as goal the creation of a switched infiniband network or Infinet.