CENTR Jamboree 2018
Smolenskaya Street 8,
Joint 38th CENTR Technical / 12th CENTR R&D workshop
56th CENTR Legal & Regulatory workshop
Data to understand our markets and to drive business
In this session, we will explore how we can understand our markets using data and how to apply that knowledge to drive business. We will be taking a look at recent market research from the following members: .ru, Verisign, IEDR and Nominet. We will also discuss how all that data can be used in practice to support sales and business priorities.
Dealing with content in practice: crawling and removing fake web shops
In this session Elmer (Labs) & Chiel (Registrations and Service) will showcase the technique behind how SIDN detects fake web shops under .nl with DNS-EMAP and what different practical steps we take to lower the number of fake webshops under .nl based on this information. We further hope to hear from the participants their experiences with regard to fake webshops and the methods used to diminish their existence. And we will unavoidably touch on some legal aspects of it all.
Future CENTR Membership services: have your say!
In this session we’ll explore how CENTR will continue to serve its members. Focus will be on working group support and access to services and data. We’ll look into the current collaboration model and check if it can be improved. What rewards can we give to contributors and those that share? What incentives can we give to those that don’t, so they engage in the community?
All things agile, Scrum & DevOps
Last year, your hosts Maarten Bosteels and Sascha Kämpf had a lot of interest and feedback for their DevOps session, which is why they would like to do a follow-up. They will shape the session with the participants, be it the "Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum game" or an interactive discussion on all things agile, Scrum and DevOps.
10:30 - Coffee break
Mentoring with experts
Using marketing & communications to build brands
One of the key tools for efficient product sales is good branding. In the context of the ccTLD industry, this means leveraging marketing and communications to highlight the strong differentiators of country code domains versus gTLDs and social networks when trying to establish an online presence. This session will explore how various ccTLDs are building their brands to effectively compete and build their domains under management.
The session will involve presentations by Afnic, Nominet and CIRA. David Fowler will open the session on the importance of branding in the evolving domain market. This will be followed by: Afnic (Emilie Turbat, VP Marketing) who will present their experience with corporate branding; Nominet (Helen Tomes, Director of Marketing and Service Delivery) who will present their experience with an evolving brand architecture; CIRA (Paul Sarkozy, Senior Manager, Product Marketing) who will present their experience with the evolving branding for .CA.
Loving drop-catchers, monetizing domains and premium domains
Let’s discuss on the way we manage expired domains and the registrars that try to catch them: should we regulate that business? How could we take advantage of it? How to launch premium domains (like generic terms or 1&2-character domain names)?
Experience with GDPR
By the time this session will be taking place, the GDPR will have entered into force only days before. Timing could not be better for registries to share experiences with implementing the GDPR at all levels: legal, technical, operational, communication-wise, etc. Join us to discuss updates, successes, failures, and also challenges ahead towards (full) compliance.
Facilitation: from Idea to successful execution
In this 90-minute session, Elena Dugina (I-Consulting) will be covering the following aspects of meeting facilitation:
- Google economics: why facilitation becomes an essential instrument of management of an organization; people (employees and employers) in the economy of transition and engagement; when can we use facilitation.
- Preparation for facilitation: how many meetings do we need; who has to be a member of a working group; how many people to invite and how many sessions to plan; which place is better; if we need a professional facilitator or when and what we can do ourselves; how to choose a good partner.
- Aiming and result design: translating expectation of stakeholders into methodology; choice of methodology and work on the content; possible roles and formats.
- During the facilitated sessions: choice of techniques and possible outcomes.
- After the facilitated session: collecting results; translating results; using results for company needs; preparing for the next session; recent case studies.
- Business simulation: work in groups; preparing facilitation for strategic sessions; group presentations & feedback; Q&As.
Elena is an expert in leadership & strategy, lecturer of EMBA programmes at Kingston Business School, Russian Academy of National Economy, visiting lecturer at SKOLKOVO, Harvard University, and Managing partner at the Agency I-Consulting.
12:30 - Lunch break
Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation (KIPS)
Kaspersky Interactive Protection Simulation (KIPS) is a fun, engaging and fast team game which helps establish a better understanding of security measures among team members and decision makers. It fosters initiative and analysis skills. There is no deep security expertise needed to play the game.
During the game teams represent IT Security of a company that has Oil fields and delivers the oil to its partners. The company has all the typical IT infrastructure available like any normal Oil & Gas company should have. The oil industry is one of the most attacked verticals of last years, so no surprise that different variants of threats appear – from the most primitive malware causing website deface to a highly actual ransomware and a sophisticated APT.
Custom-build software simulates how dramatical the impact on revenues will be if players do not make the right stategic cybersecurity and associated management decisions. Be brave and take a chance!
Up and cross-selling: what works, what doesn’t
Registry lock, data, Business Intelligence (BI), abuse management… What do we or can we propose to registrars to make them grow? How can we synchronize to boost our cross/upsales? Co-leaders wanted for this session: feel free to reach out!
IoT = Internet of Threats, or opportunities?
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) enables many new devices with the promise of all kinds of exciting services and applications. At the same time however, the IoT also poses widely acknowledged risks in terms of security and privacy. These developments are also relevant to our community, as this session will demonstrate.
Several speakers will discuss their views on the implications of IoT to security and privacy, as well as the opportunities that the IoT could bring to our community. This session features presentations from AFNIC, CIRA, CZ.NIC, SIDN Labs, and the Russian Internet of Things Association.
Digital identities and trust frameworks
Since September 2018, mutual cross country recognition of notified eID system will be mandatory in EU. Some registries have started using eID for registrant data validation. Some registries have deployed or are about to deploy eID platforms. New projects like LighTEST or ID4me try to integrate DNS and eID. This session will try to explore possibilities for cooperation in this area.
15:30 - Coffee break
Mentoring with experts
Tableau software training
Tableau is a popular business intelligence tool focused on data visualisation. The session will show you how to use Tableau to explore and visualise your data efficiently to build reporting and analysis tools for your organisation or stakeholders. The session will be highly practical demonstrating how to connect to and structure data, creating and manipulating data and charts, building end user dashboards with interactive features and interconnectivity as well as explain options in publishing.
In the last five years, DDoS attacks have grown bigger and bigger. Will these attacks ever stop? Come to this session and learn what our challenges in near future are and what we can do about it.
Recently the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) released an updated of the top ten vulnerabilities. Taras Ivaschenko, one of the leaders of the Moscow OWASP group, will explain the changes and the top 10 vulnerabilities, and how to mitigate or avoid them in the future.
How to lead people
In this 90-minute session, Dr Maxim Kiselev (Skolkovo Innovation Center) will be covering the following aspects of leadership:
- Economy of transition and people: essential changes you need to know to manage successfully.
- Modern concepts of leader and leadership: move from charisma and functional leadership to transformation leadership.
- Capabilities and skills. 360. Change of role of the leader in the organization (vs boss).
- Steps of leadership.
- EQ & IQ. Emotional leadership: practical use.
- How to become a leader and to develop leader in yourself.
- Leadership and cycle of organizational change.
- Engagement and feedback.
- Business simulation: how we give and receive positive and negative feedback, how to manage feedback according to your aims; feedback, Q&As.
Dr Kiselev has over 30 years of experience in psychological practice, research and education. He authored a manual for MBA students on “Leadership and Ethics. Emotional Leadership” (2008) and worked as a C-Level Manager at multinational companies. He is now working as a Director for Leadership Programs at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech).
Azimut Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow
Smolenskaya Street 8
121099 Moscow, Russia
Standard single rooms at RUB 8000 (~EUR 116) - breakfast, WiFi and VAT included.
Standard double rooms at RUB 9000 (~EUR 130) - breakfast for two persons, WiFi and VAT included.
Room reservations can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly mentioning the promo code: CENTR . The deadline to benefit from the preferential rate is 27 April 2018.
NB! Hotel reservation restrictions:
You can cancel your room reservation without any penalties before 7 May 2018. In case of cancellation after that date, the hotel will charge the full fee for your room reservation as a penalty.
If you do not check-in at the hotel in time without previous reservation cancellation, the hotel will charge the full fee for the uncancelled reservation as a penalty.
If you check-out from the hotel before you room reservation period ends, the hotel will charge the full fee for the unused reservation period.
Your room reservation must be guaranteed by the bank card.
Tuesday 29 May 2018
All participants of CENTR Jamboree 2018 are invited to a Welcome cocktail starting at 19:00. The event will be held at restaurant "AVENUE” which is located on the 4th floor of the Azimut Hotel.
Wednesday 30 May 2018
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ kindly invites all participants to the CENTR Jamboree 2018 to a Boat tour.
The boat will start from the Kievsky pier (Google Maps: about 1 km walking distance from the venue) at 19:00 and tour around all main sights of Moscow with a total duration of 3 hours.
We meet in lobby of the venue hotel at 18:30.
Thursday 31 May 2018
Coordination Center for TLD .RU/.РФ invites all participants to the “Bunker-42” museum which is located in an area of more than 7,000 m² at a depth of 65 meters in the territory of the former secret military object of the USSR - the Reserve command post of long-range aviation.
We meet in the lobby at 17:45. The bus will leave the venue hotel at 18:00 sharply.
General information / Visa Requirements
Our host highly recommends you to visit the Embassy of the Russian Federation website in your country for the most up-to-date information regarding visa regulations and requirements, including for the detailed explanations of documentary requirements.
According to the .RU registry, the easiest way to apply for the Russian visa is to request a tourist visa. After you've made your room reservation in the Azimut Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow, you can contact their booking service (email@example.com) and ask for the visa support. They will provide you with an invitation letter. This service is for free for those who have reserved their room at the Azimut hotel. In case you would have applied for the visa support to the Azimut hotel and you would cancel your room reservation, you will have to pay a penalty fee of around RUB 4000 (~EUR 58) for the provided visa service. We recommend you to apply for your visa support to the venue hotel after 10 March 2018.
Anyone who insists on applying for a business visa is again recommended to carefully check all requirements for the visa process on the Russian Embassy’s website in his/her country. These requirements can differ in each country. The main point is to check the exact requirements for 'the invitation letter' at the local embassy. Once that is done you can send the exact requirements for the invitation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org together with the data (first name, last name, date of birth, sex, nationality, number of passport, issue date of passport, expiry date of passport, duration of stay, state and place of birth, company name and its address, job position, place(s) to visit, aim of visit, number of entrees). The participant needs also take into account that preparation of the invitation letter will take time and in some cases money.
Some Facts to keep in mind!:
Passport validaty: Required six months beyond intended stay
Blank passport pages: 2 pages per stamp
Tourist visa required: Yes
Currency restrictions for entry: 10,000 USD or more must be declared
Currency restrictions for exit: You may export up to 3,000 USD (or equivalent) without declaring it.
You must obtain a valid visa for your purpose of travel prior to arriving in Russia.
You must carry your passport or its copy with you at all times. Russian police have the authority to stop people and request identity and travel documents at any time.
The Azimut Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow is located in a walking distance from “Smolenskaya” metro station. Google map .
The fastest way to get to the venue hotel from the Airport is by Aeroexpress train and then by Moscow metro to “Smolenskaya” station (line 3 or line 4), or you can spend hours in a taxi. The traffic in Moscow is really bad in busy hours (7 am - 10 pm) so around that time we strongly recommend you to use metro instead of taxi/buses, even for travelling around the city.
From Domodedovo Airport:
- 40-50 minutes from Domodedovo airport to Paveletskaya metro (line 2) station by Aeroexpress train (single ticket RUB 500 = ~EUR 7)
-> 15 minutes from Paveletskaya (line 2) to Smolenskaya station (line 3) by Moscow metro (single ticket RUB 55 = ~EUR 0,8)
--> 5-10 minutes from Smolenskaya station (line 3) to the Azimut Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow on foot
From Sheremetyevo Airport:
- 30-40 minutes from Sheremetyevo airport to Belorusskaya metro station (line 5) by Aeroexpress train (single ticket RUB 500 = ~EUR 7)
- > 10 minutes from Belorusskaya (line 5) to Smolenskaya station (line 3) by Moscow metro (single ticket RUB 55 = ~EUR 0,8) (15 minutes)
--> 5-10 minutes from Smolenskaya station (line 3) to the Azimut Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow on foot
If you are staying in some other hotel, please check its location on Moscow city map and find a metro station in the closest proximity to it and map your way accordingly, or contact your hotel to get a taxi.
We strongly recommend you NOT to use services offered by solicitors roaming around the arrival hall, but you can rely on licensed cab services whose kiosks are located right in the arrival hall - please check them out at the airport’s website (Domodedovo, Sheremetyevo). Taxi from/to airport can cost you minimum as of RUB 1,500 (~EUR 20) or even more (especially in busy hours), depending on traffic and actual time to your final destination. For traveling in/from the airport or around the city you can also use UBER or its local analog Yandex.Taxi (available in AppStore and Google Play).
Temperatures in Moscow can range from +15 to +20 degrees with possible rains in May-June.