At the Fall 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting, participants heard Internet2 CEO, Dave Lambert, describe how the forces and opportunities facing today's research and education community are aligning Internet2's vision and mapping its path forward.
In the face of challenges like globalization, the move toward large-scale, distributed science and "big data," rapidly increasing education costs and rising funding pressures, do we have anything relevant to say? Can we make a difference? Does our mission still make sense?
Seven strategic focus areas
One of Internet2's key missions is to help members achieve their goals through collaboration—by bringing members together to solve problems that individual institutions cannot solve on their own. The changing profile of our community, combined with the changing landscape of external forces, challenges us to craft an effective response or fail.
Through many conversations with our members, we have articulated seven strategic focus areas (left) that will help us envision the many opportunities presented by the challenges we face, concentrate our efforts and sharpen our response:
The only successful response to the global pressures of today is a community response—enlisting and unleashing the considerable forces of our combined ecosystem.
Past Strategic Planning Efforts
In late 2007, the Council chairs and vice chairs gathered again in a Chicago area hotel to begin the work of leading Internet2 into its second decade. From that meeting came the beginning of a new community-based strategic planning process to guide Internet2 plans and priorities. The process and vision was adapted in early 2010. To find out more, visit the interactive Strategy Portal at Past Strategic Planning Efforts.