Technology Leaders from the Research and Education Community to Convene in Washington for 2017 Internet2 Global Summit Meeting
WHEN/WHERE: April 23-26, Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel
DETAILS: 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. 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.
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.
Monday, April 24, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
- Keynote: “STEM: The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math,” Dr. Mae Jamison, physician, professor and NASA astronaut.
Tuesday, April 25, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
- Keynote: "The Changing Face/Fate of Identity,” Ian Glazer, senior director for identity, Salesforce.
Wednesday, April 26, 8:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- Keynote: "Toward a National Big Data Superhighway,” 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.
- Following this session, winners of this year’s Gender Diversity Awards, Richard Rose Award, and William (Brit) Kirwan Mentorship Award will be recognized on stage.
Presentations and Panels by Track Sessions
- Great Identity Debate – Monday, April 24, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) based Identity Federations have been operated at National Research and Education Networks for over 10 years, but is the current architecture for SAML federations outdated and in urgent need of replacement within the next 3 years? The debate will be between two panels of experts, both representing diverse viewpoints, including those of a technology expert, executive, and community user.
- Distributed Big Data Assets Sharing & Processing – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Diverse line-up of speakers from science, industry and High Performance Computing (HPC) centers will discuss how they envisage their ability to support the notion of a trusted, well connected third party compute center. Session will include proof-of-concept demonstrations of the presented ideas.
- Digital Collaboration in Science Requires New Approaches to Handling Data and Identity – Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Best practices, regulation, and the nature of Big Data require that science data sharing platforms incorporate information about data origin and ownership. However, little attention has been granted to the real and large problems of identity, ownership, and provenance, especially in international biomedical research. This presentation reviews the integration of identity federations into the data sharing and computational bioscience environment for international research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
Network Foundations for the Future: building global leadership for an advanced secure network, operating it, and expanding it.
- Selling the Vision: Building and Sustaining Scalable Campus Network Architectures – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Campus networks are strategic resources to research universities. The large and diverse constituency that depend on the modern University network requires sustained investment and planning, from Science DMZ to network virtualization, automation, dynamic provisioning, and API integration while integrating security enforcement and visibility at all layers of the network for diagnostics and compliance. This session will explore two interdependent aspects of Network Foundations for the Future: deploying a scalable architecture and building the business case through case studies at the University of Florida and the University of Massachusetts.
- 2017 Annual REN-ISAC Threat Briefing: We See Things. We Know Things. We Share Things – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
The Research & Education Networking Information Sharing & Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) is the computer security incident response team supporting the research & education community at-large. This session presents the annual assessment of the risks to research and education, providing technologists with a better understanding of the major threat actors, malware and malicious events, likely targets, and which safeguards provide the biggest bang-for-the-buck, commensurate to the risks.
- The Global Network: Evolving from an Architecture to an Infrastructure – Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.
Research and Education networks in North America and Europe have joined forces to find new ways to help facilitate and enable scientific collaboration. The Global Network Architecture (GNA) initiative is defining a reference architecture and creating a roadmap for both national and regional research & education networks to more seamlessly support research on an end-to-end basis. Ultimately, this effort will establish a more capable, predictable and resilient next-generation global interconnect for research and education.
Research and Education: defining shared community priorities, challenges, and what the next big thing may be.
- Engaging Tribal Colleges and Universities with R&E Networking – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 3 p.m.
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and the nation’s 37 Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) are embarking on an important new initiative to help plan and implement campus cyberinfrastructure improvements that will allow them to more effectively access and participate in the national STEM research and education infrastructure.
- Exploring the Sociological and Cultural Challenges of International Research – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 1:15 p.m.
The Research and Education community has made tremendous strides in supporting researchers, but little attention has been given to the cultural and sociological factors that impact adoption of new technology by end users. This session will explore how the panelists are working together across different cultural and sociological backgrounds, both within the networking community and the science domains they support, to achieve the goal of enabling seamless end-to-end collaboration.
Applications and Services:putting advanced technology and solutions in the hands of real people everywhere.
- Exploring the Future of Cloud Vendor Security Assessments — Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 8:45 a.m.
Virtually all higher education institutions are leveraging some cloud services with an increasing number adopting a formal "cloud first" strategy for all new enterprise IT services. Yet few campuses have sufficient resources to assess all their cloud services. A group fo collaborators from the research and education community developed the Higher Education Cloud Vendor Assessment Tool (HECVAT), and in this session, they will share how others can adopt this tool and integrate it into their institution's security assessment process.
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