Internet2 Global Summit Convenes Technology Leaders from Research and Education in Washington D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 21, 2019 – Internet2 will host its annual Global Summit event on March 5-8 at the Marriott Marquis Washington DC for both national and international technology leaders from higher education, K-20 education, government and nonprofit laboratories, regional and state networks, research centers, federal agencies, and industry. The event will feature two keynote speakers, presentations from noted subject-matter experts, and sessions focused on trust and identity, advanced networking, information security, and integrated solutions for research, scholarship and creativity.
Graph of past national and international attendees from the 2018 Internet2 Global Summit event. Courtesy Internet2.
- Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and professor of computer science at Columbia University, presenting “Data for Good: Data Science at Columbia” at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, March 6.
- Vinton G. Cerf, vice president and chief internet evangelist at Google, presenting “Pacification of Cyberspace” at 3:15 p.m. ET Thursday, March 7.
- Event program includes two in-depth tutorials, 30 presentations, 40 working meetings, and three co-located workshops.
- International Open House where attendees from across the global research and education communities share updates, posters, and lightning talks.
- Demonstration of the latest Cloud Connect Portal capabilities in the Internet2 Network OESS 2.0, allowing regional networks and higher education members to “direct connect” with cloud providers with user-provisioned Layer3 networks.
Program Session Highlights:
- Advanced Network Services Now and in the Future – overview of the implementation of the Next Generation Infrastructure project and how current services will evolve to meet the needs of the broad research and education community, including cloud connect, research platforms, telemetry and automation.
- Cloud-Connect Strategies in Next Generation Infrastructure – overview of Internet2’s cloud-support approach and integrated work across the entire Internet2 portfolio, with specific deliverables across NET+, network, and trust & identity activities.
- Strategies for Research Cybersecurity and Compliance from the Lab – overview of the landscape of cybersecurity and compliance for research, along with pointers to resources and helpful means of engaging with researchers to build collaboration around securing research.
- Trust & Identity for Healthcare Research in Google Cloud Platform – Google is partnering with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a coherent identity and access management strategy for securely leveraging NIH data sets, allowing researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and other institutions to leverage the NIH Data Commons.
- Getting Global Collaboration Ready: International Community Practices to Improve Trust and Interoperability for Research - panel discussion will cover how new federation services and programs are helping to increase trust and the user experience for people using federated services in support of global research and education.
- Emerging Regional-Scale Research Platforms – overview by regional networks on a number of experiments supporting end-to-end services focused on multi-institution science collaborations that took place in 2018 as part of the research and education community's planning for next infrastructure investments.
- Global Perspectives on Cloud Technologies – presentation will highlight common themes, market trends and cloud adoption across different world regions, followed by a panel discussion of global cloud practitioners.
- Global 100G: ANA-100G, GÉANT, RedCLARA/RNP, SINET Push for Greater Connectivity Around the Globe – session will highlight how efforts stemming from the Global Network Architecture has enabled the first 100G research and education network around the world.
More information can be found on the 2019 Internet2 Global Summit website.
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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 316 U.S. universities, 60 government agencies, 43 regional and state education networks and through them supports more than 100,000 community anchor institutions, close to 1,000 InCommon participants, and 60 leading corporations working with our community, and 70 national research and education network partners that represent more than 100 countries.
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