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Introducing Internet2 NET+ GEN2—Catch the Webinars

Jun 23, 2016, by Shelton Waggener
Tags: Executive Insights, NET+

Since 2012, the peer-driven Internet2 NET+ initiative has been focused on identification, development, and stewardship of secure, reliable, and cost-effective cloud solutions for higher education. Last year, the program completed a full community review, which provided outstanding guidance on how to tune the initiative to meet the fast growing and evolving landscape of cloud offerings. Hosted by members of the NET+ Program Advisory Group, a webinar series recently began—providing an opportunity to evaluate the results of last year’s program review and financials, and to introduce initial changes (referred to as "GEN2") that will provide new online benefits to member campuses. Through these changes, and more input and participation from members, even greater benefit can be delivered to institutions. View the recorded webinar and make plans to join the next session.

Access the recorded webinar

Session 1: NET+ Finance Review and GEN2 Program Introduction (Recorded 6/9/16)

  • Sue Workman, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Case Western University; and 
  • Michael Corn, Deputy Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer, Brandeis University

Save The Date!

Session 2: NET+ GEN2 Streamlined Procurement: Monday, July 19th at 12pm EDT/9am PDT
Save the date to learn more about program changes that support streamlined procurement. Learn about an enhanced NET+ procurement process, using recommendations by a working group from member institutions procurement experts representing a broad cross-section of public procurement needs across fourteen different states. The webinar will be made available to a broader campus audience including IT Directors, Campus Procurement Officers, and Cloud Service Leads. Please encourage those representatives from your campuses to put a hold on their calendars now for a July 19th, 12:00 EDT start time.  

Connection information: will be sent to the Internet2 CIO list soon, or contact netplus-admin@internet2.edu to request the connection information.
 
Please join us or access the recorded webinars to learn more about the evolution of the NET+ program and how key questions are being addressed regarding scope, funding, community service validation participation, streamlined procurement and more.