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Biography (professional career part)
Jan Žorž started his professional
career in RS-232/VAX VMS world in 1992 and continued through Novell and
Windows environments all the way to Solaris and other UNIX derivatives,
that represents native environment for majority of his projects.
Jan is one of the pioneers of SiOL, the Slovenian national ISP, and has
been involved in the organization from the beginning. Among other
activities, he began experimenting in 1997 with Internet streaming
multimedia content. Based on these experiments, he successfully
accomplished projects such as "Dhaulagiri '99 Live" (an Internet
multimedia transmission of Tomaz Humar's solo climb of the south wall
of Dhaulagiri (called Death Zone) in the Himalayas), "Ski Everest Live
2000" (an Internet live-video transmission and monitoring of extreme
skiing from the summit of Mt. Everest by Davo Karnicar) and other
similar projects. Together with two other members of the team
"Dhaulagiri '99 Live", Jan received a media award/statue "Victor" for
For the last seven years Jan has been working as a consultant in the IT
field, specializing in IPv6. He co-founded the Go6 institute
(not-for-profit), a Slovenian IPv6 initiative whose main objective is
to raise IPv6 awareness in Slovenia and alert the community to the fact
that we are approaching extensive changes on the Internet.
Due to Go6 Institute, Slovenia is currently leading the EU as country
most prepared for IPv6 (according to the RIPE NCC's IPv6 RIPEness
study). Jan has been invited to present around the world on his work,
the model of the Go6 platform, IPv6 awareness raising and deployment at
the national level. These speaking engagement have include conferences
such as many RIPE Meetings and Google IPv6 Implementors Conference
2010, Internet Governance Forum meetings, World IPv6 Congresses in
Paris and London as well as national forums in Germany, Greece, Norway,
Macedonia and many others.
Jan is also primary co-author of very successful procurement
(specification) paper, published as official RIPE Best Current Practice
document RIPE-501, titled "Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment".
This document is translated to more than 10 languages and is used
around the world by enterprises and governments, when requesting IPv6
in ICT equipment purchases. RIPE-501 was recently replaced by RIPE-554,
also co-authored by Merike Kaeo, Sander Steffann and Jan Žorž.
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