Research and Education’s Technical Community to Gather in Orlando for the 2018 Internet2 Technology Exchange
Meeting program includes 83 technical presentations, 78 working meetings, four advanced networking demonstrations, nine in-depth tutorials, and six co-located events
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2018 – Internet2 will host its annual technical meeting, the Technology Exchange, for the research and education (R&E) community to share best practices, accelerate innovation and advance technology from October 15-18 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando. The meeting will convene three major technical communities under one roof—advanced networking, information security, trust and identity—including chief technologists, scientists, engineers, architects, operators, and students from around the U.S. and the globe.
- Renowned data scientist Robert L. Grossman, Frederick H. Rawson Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Chicago, to give The Exchange address, “Data Clouds, Data Commons and Data Ecosystems: How Data Science is Changing the Way We Analyze Scientific Data, Make Discoveries and Reproduce Research,” on Wednesday, October 17 at 4 p.m. ET.
- Trust and Identity Plenary: What Have We Accomplished, What is Important, and What is Urgent? – Internet2 and community leadership will share updates on trust and identity accomplishments as well as important and critical topics facing the research and education community in the year ahead.
- Next Generation R&E Ecosystem: Plans for Next Evolution of Internet2 Infrastructure – session will provide the outlines of the technical and service planning activities for the new Internet2 Network and link this work to presentations throughout the Technology Exchange that have been piloting and researching technologies and service models.
- Introduction of new Cloud Connect capabilities in the Internet2 Network OESS Member portal, allowing regional network and higher education members to “direct connect” with cloud providers with user-provisioned Layer3 networks.
- Demonstrations on Next Generation Infrastructure Technologies, including flow detection and dynamic path alteration, an innovative perfSONAR-based troubleshooting tool, and the Internet2 cloud intelligence solution Deepfield.
- Where the Wild Things Are?: Cool Tech from the Big Three Cloud Companies – technical leads from Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure will each speak about their most differentiated feature and give a high-level, deep dive on the topic.
- All for One and One for All: EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and REN-ISAC – panel discussion will focus on how all three organizations work collaboratively and independently to provide support for cybersecurity professionals. Panel will include a Q&A session about risks and risk mitigation.
- Gender and Diversity in Information Security and IT – panel discussion will focus on mid-level career professionals and the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis, such as bias in the workplace, as well as recruitment and retention for a diverse workforce.
The meeting is co-hosted by the University of Central Florida and Florida LambdaRail. For more information on the meeting program or to register to attend, visit https://meetings.internet2.edu/2018-technology-exchange/
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Internet2® is a non-profit, member-driven advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 serves 318 U.S. universities, 60 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 100,000 community anchor institutions, over 900 InCommon participants, and 65 leading corporations working with our community, and 70 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.
Internet2 delivers a diverse portfolio of technology solutions that leverages, integrates, and amplifies the strengths of its members and helps support their educational, research and community service missions. Internet2’s core infrastructure components include the nation’s largest and fastest research and education network that was built to deliver advanced, customized services that are accessed and secured by the community-developed trust and identity framework.
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