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Showcasing the Internet2 Community at 2015 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 by Elizabeth Boten
Tags: Community, Educause, Events, Frontpage News

Internet2 sessions and workshops to spotlight TIER and NET+ initiatives

What: Internet2 is conducting sessions, presentations, a special workshop, and other meet and greets at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference to connect with attendees and share updates and information about the Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER) and NET+ initiatives.

TIER is a community-initiated effort, coordinated by Internet2, to develop a consistent, rationalized approach to identity and access management that simplifies campus processes and advances inter-institutional collaboration and research.

Internet2’s NET+ initiative, conceived and led by the research and education community, applies the same community standards and collaborative approach to cloud and trust solutions that guided the advancement of R&E networking in the late 1990s and created the Internet2 Network. As this program moves into its fourth year, attendees at EDUCAUSE will hear directly from R&E leaders, CIO’s and institutional peers on the many benefits brought to campuses across the country.

“Universities are facing a broad and complex array of issues, including addressing trust and identity management on campus, as well as the continued movement to cloud based services and applications,” said Shelton Waggener, Internet2, senior vice president. “Conveyning the Internet2 community at industry events like EDUCAUSE provides opportunities to learn from one another and address common issues together to develop solutions that enrich scholarship and research."

The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference will offer an engaging and informative program, formal and informal opportunities to build a professional network, and allows attendees to learn, reflect, and engage with colleagues from around the world.

When and where: October 27-30, Indianapolis.

Access a complete list of Internet2 community scheduled events.

Session highlights include:

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Cloud 101: Tools and Strategies for Evaluating Cloud Services, presented by Internet2’s Andrew Keating and Khalil Yazdi.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Interested in finding out more about Trust and Identity in Education and Research (TIER)? Join us first thing Wednesday morning for a BOF session discussing the progress of the program andreviewing upcoming deliverables.

Infrastructure to the Cloud: Campus Perspectives from Internet2 NET+, a session addressing the key issues associated with cloud infrastructure services.

CIO Roundtable: NET+ is now three years old. What do the next generation of Cloud Services need to look like and how can the next generation of the NET+ program meet your campus needs? Come meet with the CIOs on the NET+ Advisory Board to help shape the future of higher education cloud services.

Thursday, Oct. 29

CIOs Reach Across the Aisle to Enable Collaborative Research Innovation, presented by Internet2’s Florence Hudson and Rick McMullen.

CIO roundtable to discuss the next generation of the NET+ program. CIOs from small universities are invited to discuss the future of the NET+ program from 1:30-2:30pm. Attendees can also meet with the CIO advisory panel that oversees NET+ and help shape the future of higher education cloud services. A second CIO roundtable, for larger schools will take place immediately following the first discussion, and will be hosted from 2:30-3:30pm.  

Collaborative Innovation Communities: Bringing the Best Together, a discussion led by Internet2's Florence Hudson on how Internet2 members and partners around the world are working together to address the opportunities we envision today and into the future.

Friday, Oct. 30

TIER Program Check-In, convening those interested in recent developments of the Trust and Identity in Education and Research Internet2 initiative.

NET+ Box Community Workshop, covering a variety of topics of interest to campuses deploying the Box cloud collaboration services.

If you are a media member and wish to connect with the Internet2 community and staff members at the event, please contact Liz Boten.

About Internet2

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the nation’s leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in support of their educational, research and community service missions.

Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, with Internet2 Network Operations Center powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 290 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.

Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, MI; Denver, CO; Emeryville, CA; Washington, DC; and West Hartford, CT. For more information, visit www.internet2.edu or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.