Internet2 Fall 2011 Member Meeting

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NRENs in the Future - What Do They Look Like? Part 2

Time 10/04/11 08:45AM-10:00AM

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. The world is rapidly changing, and the mission of National Research and Education Networking organizations (NRENs) is evolving. The challenges for NRENs are now in other services, increasingly "services above the network" and related functions. Where will NRENs be five years from now (or beyond), which services will they be providing and which role will they play in the research and education environment? Our goal for this session is to compare and contrast provocative thoughts from a panel of NREN leaders. The proposed session is framed as a continuation of an engaging panel that took place at the Spring 2011 Member meeting during a session focused on international partner and strategy updates (click to view). We propose to organize a similar one with leaders from different NRENs around the globe.

Speakers

Speaker Iara Machado RNP

Speaker Mark Roman CANARIE

Speaker Claudio Allocchio GARR

Speaker Jerry Sobieski NORDUnet

Speaker Jabiri Bakari Tanzania Education and Research Network

Presentation Media

Secondary tracks The Future: What's Next for the Net? Research Partnership Development and Engagement International Global Reach and Leadership Advanced Network Services and Leadership Advanced Network Infrastructure

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