Fall 2010 Internet2 Member Meeting

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The Changing Global Environment for National R&E Networks (NRENS)

Time 11/02/10 01:15PM-02:30PM

Session Abstract

Today's NRENs provide key infrastructure within a country or region, facilitating collaborative research and connecting academic users to their global counterparts. Often, NRENs are the foundation for a knowledge economy, and can provide a springboard for innovation and transformation. In many instances, governments have recognized the important role played by NRENs and have developed national broadband initiatives around the critical infrastructure provided by them.

Our goal for this session is to compare and contrast the changes occurring among NRENs around the world, exploring the transformative nature of NRENs and also the transitional points and challenges that many NRENs face. A panel of NREN leaders will share their experiences with transition. We expect to engage the audience in a dynamic discussion about the the changes we are seeing in the NREN environment, and are likely to experience in the future.


Speakers

Speaker Ana Hunsinger Internet2

Speaker H Joncas CANARIE

Speaker Boubakar Barry Association of African Universities (AAU)

Speaker Dorte Olesen UNI-C, The Danish IT Centre for Education and Research

Speaker Steven Winstanley ANKABUT (UAE)

Secondary tracks International The Future: What's Next for the Net?

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