Mae Jemison, Ian Glazer and Larry Smarr Named Featured Speakers at Internet2’s 2017 Global Summit
Noted subject-matter experts will headline three separate general sessions covering topics ranging from big data to identity practice and standards to developing the next generation of problem solvers.
DENVER, Colo., April 10, 2017 — Internet2, a member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions, today confirmed three featured speakers at its 2017 Global Summit meeting taking place April 23-26 in Washington, D.C.
The featured speakers for the general sessions include:
- Dr. Mae Jamison, physician, professor and NASA astronaut, will present “STEM: The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math” on Monday, April 24.
- Ian Glazer, senior director for identity at Salesforce, will present “The Changing Face/Fate of Identity” on Tuesday, April 25.
- Dr. Larry Smarr, founding director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology and Harry E. Gruber professor of computer science at UC San Diego, will present “Toward a National Big Data Superhighway” on Wednesday, April 26.
The Internet2 Global Summit is an annual event that hosts nearly 1,000 C-level information technology decision-makers and high-level influencers from higher education, government and scientific research organizations.
“We’re thrilled to have such an accomplished and diverse lineup of keynote speakers who engage in critical issues within the broad research and education landscape, both nationally and globally, join us at this year’s Global Summit,” said Ana Hunsinger, vice president of community engagement at Internet2. “The diversity of our members’ experiences, the synergy and open engagement, the free exchange of ideas and solutions – that is what makes Global Summit such an important event for our community.”
Centered on the theme “Bringing Networks Together: Connecting People and Technology with Research and Education,” the 2017 Internet2 Global Summit will feature over 100 presentations and sessions from technology experts on the latest applied innovations and best-practices in the areas of network, trust, and cloud services.
Awards that recognize outstanding service, contribution, leadership and mentorship from members of the Internet2 community are also presented during Global Summit. The Internet2 community is committed to gender diversity in the field of information technology (IT) and offers scholarships that support the attendance of emerging women in IT and early career professionals.
The 2017 Internet2 Global Summit will take place April 23-26 at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown hotel. For more information on the recent program or to register to attend, visit https://meetings.internet2.edu/2017-global-summit
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