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Internet2 at Educause

Internet2 at Educause
TUE 10/31
Time Title Description Location
8:00 am–5:00 pm Internet2 Program Advisory Group and Community Meetings Meeting Congress Hall B 4th Floor - Loews Hotel
8:00 am–11:30 am SEM03A-Data-Driven IT Strategic Planning for Data-Driven IT Leaders: From Novice to Expert (separate registration is required)

Session Type: Preconference Workshop (Additional Fee Program)

Preparation is key to data-driven strategic planning. This workshop will focus on practical approaches to collecting, organizing, and presenting the most important qualitative and quantitative data for your strategic planning process—data that will gain strategic alignment across constituencies by incorporating information on educational trends and appropriately positioning "critical success factors." 

Outcomes: Understand what data is important to different constituencies when creating an IT strategic plan * Obtain practical approaches to collecting, organizing, and presenting that data * Learn how to use these techniques to develop your own strategic planning projects

Meeting Room 103B, 100 Level
WED 11/1
Time Title Description Location
10:30 am –12:00 pm Cloud 101: Tools and Strategies for Evaluating Cloud Services

Session Type: Breakout Session

This workshop will introduce you to the technical, legal, and risk management considerations important to evaluating and selecting cloud services for campus deployment. Learn procurement strategies as well legal terms and conditions that make for successful cloud contracts and how to consider security and risk assessments for services.

Meeting Room 114, 100 Level
12:45 pm –1:45 pm A Model for Collaborating to Improve Health: Universities, Service Providers, and Internet2

Session Type: Poster Session

In this session, we will explore the impact of a collaborative structure to develop, implement, and support a cloud-based electronic health record. We will describe the governance structure, working methods, successes, and lessons learned. The model can be applied to all forms of collaboration with vendors on developing information solutions that help institutions innovate.

Outcomes: Discuss successful strategies for partnering with vendors on developing information solutions that help institutions innovate * Explore the pros and cons of the collaborative governance structure * Explore the pros and cons of personal health information stored in the cloud

Exhibit Hall A-C, 200 Level
2:00 –2:50 pm

Introductory Session with New Internet2 CEO Howard Pfeffer

Session Type: Breakout Session

Meet Howard Pfeffer, newly appointed president and CEO of Internet2. In this session, you will have the opportunity to get to know Howard and hear his early plans and vision for the future of Internet2 to better serve the research and education community. Please bring your thoughts, input, and feedback to this open dialogue session, as Howard would like to capture your ideas for where you see the future of higher education and how and where Internet2 can provide the most value.

Outcomes: Meet the new I2 CEO * Engage in an open dialogue with Howard Pfeffer

Meeting Room 108B, 100 Level
2:00 –2:50 pm

Making Virtual Reality a Reality: Applications of Augmented/Virtual Reality

Session Type: Breakout Session

Augmented reality, virtual reality, and 360 video technologies are radically impacting how higher education does teaching, learning, and business. You will receive an overview of these rapidly advancing emerging technologies and how they are used in higher education, including the creation of a virtual reality lab at Arcadia University.

Meeting Room 114, 100 Level
3:10 –4:00 pm

Working Globally at WebScale: Lessons from Leading National Research Networks Deploying Cloud Infrastructure and Platform

Community and commercial delivery of information technology solutions has moved beyond web and mobile solutions to a new generation of global webscale: infrastructure platforms that enable cross-department, institutional, and national collaborations at a click. Learn how global research and education networks are partnering to advance these solutions.

Outcomes: Understand key challenges experienced by peer institutions around the globe adopting webscale architectures * Review and consider actions as developed by global workshop participants that campuses should adopt * Consider how to move existing local solutions deployed on campus to leverage web scale platforms

Meeting Room 111A/B, 100 Level
THU 11/2
Time Title Description Location
7:00 –8:00am Trust and Identity Breakfast: An Update from the Internet2 Community on TIER and InCommon Federation (Registration required. Please visit to register.) Join Internet2's Ann West, Kevin Morooney and Steve Zoppi with Virginia Tech's Karen Herrington for an overview and update on TIER and InCommon Federation. Breakfast will be served; please RSVP to reserve your spot as space is limited. Commonwealth Hall AB, 2nd Floor - Loews Hotel
12:15 –1:15 pm Strategies for Enterprise File Sync and Share Selection and Support

Session Type: Poster Session

Choosing the right enterprise file sync and share solution has an impact on all campus constituencies. This session will bring together experienced IT professionals and thought leaders to explore lessons learned in EFFS deployment and to share best practices for decision-making successful adoption.

Outcomes: Understand key considerations for evaluating an EFFS service * Develop a campus strategy to deal with supported and unsupported EFFS solutions * Identify community resources available to support multicampus collaboration in this space

Exhibit Hall A-C, 200 Level
FRI 11/3
Time Title Description Location
9:10 –10:00 am

Getting IT Out of the Way: Making Teaching, Research and Service Happen

Do you have scholars, researchers, and instructors who want to collaborate with colleagues around the world? Are you looking to streamline access to the cloud? Join us to hear how campuses are collaborating on identity and access management software and trust infrastructures to make this happen. We will provide feedback on progress so far. Session features Michael Erickson, CIO, Colorado School of Mines; John O'Keefe, CIO, Lafayette College; and Ann West and Kevin Morooney, Internet2.

Outcomes: Learn how schools are empowering their scholars, instructors, staff, and students and why that's important * Prepare for transitions from on-premises to cloud data solutions * Address the increased demands for both breadth and depths of data insights

Meeting Room 109A/B, 100 Level
Cloud Service Providers
Booth # NAME
738 Acquia
111 Blackboard
457 Box
211 Canvas
850 Code42 CrashPlan
909 Desire2Learn Learning Environment
619 DLT Solutions
325 Dropbox Education
1253 Duo Security
556 IDSolutions
1053 LabArchives, LLC
1432 LastPass
1439 OneCampus by rSmart
2113 ServiceNow
1149 Philo
332 SkySync
925 Splunk Enterprise On Premise
1350 Zoom
Trust & Identity

Password and Access Management Got Your Users Down?

Streamline and Standardize with InCommon and TIER

Internet2 provides the community-built and community-driven trust and identity infrastructure that supports faculty and staff, researchers and scholars, and access to services across the U.S. and globally. Two key components are the InCommon Federation and the TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research) software and campus practices.

InCommon Federation

  • Federated identity - SSO for both internal and external applications
  • Secure and privacy-preserving interactions
  • Shared policy and technology standards

The InCommon Federation provides a standards-driven method for providing single sign-on convenience for scholars, researchers, staff, and students to access local, regional, national, and international resources. 

Almost 900 organizations - including more than 550 campuses - use the InCommon Federation for authentication and authorization, with individual using their campus credentials. All organizations agree to common policies and technology to ensure interoperability.

Learn more about the InCommon Federation:

Download this helpful InCommon basics and resources booklet:

View this two-minute introduction to federation and InCommon

TIER (Trust and Identity in Education and Research)

  • Standardized campus practices
  • Combining and simplifying open-source software tools, including
  • Shibboleth SSO and Federating Software
  • Grouper Access Management System
  • COmanage Person Registry
  • Toward a community supported IAM suite

TIER has two components: an open-source software suite and a set of campus practices in identity and access management. 

  • The TIER software includes Shibboleth (single sign-on federating software), the Grouper access management system, and the person registry from COmanage.
  • The campus practice set includes such practices as a multifactor profile, eduGAIN global interfederation, and other IAM recommendations.

Read about TIER:

Hear about TIER! This video provides an overview of TIER and the reasons Internet2 is putting the resources into this program.