2014 Internet2 Global Summit

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Tuesday General Session: Future of the University

Time 04/08/14 10:30AM-11:45AM

Room Plaza Ballroom A/B/C

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Netcast sponsored by Cisco

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Session Abstract

Keynote speaker: Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson
Panelists: Dr. Philip P. DiStefano, Dave Lambert (Moderator) Dr. Michael A. McRobbie
Opening remarks: Dr. Philip P. DiStefano, Larry Levine, Dr. Michael A. McRobbie

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, theoretical physicist and 18th President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be the keynote speaker for the “Future of the University” general session of the 2014 Internet2 Global Summit. After her keynote address, a distinguished panel of university leaders will discuss research, education and technological entrepreneurship as major drivers of science and technology transfer, invention, and innovation from discovery to impact in the global marketplace. The panel will also discuss an academic blueprint for research, networks, and services to complete the technology transfer lifecycle of the future.


Moderator H. David Lambert Internet2

Speaker Philip DiStefano University of Colorado at Boulder

Speaker Michael McRobbie Indiana University

Speaker Larry Levine University of Colorado at Boulder

Keynote Speaker Shirley Ann Jackson

The Honorable Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., is the 18th president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, and Hartford, Connecticut, the oldest technological research university in the United States. With a focus on Rensselaer as a top-tier technological research university with global reach and global impact, her tenure has been marked by a successful $1.4 billion capital campaign, the hiring of over 300 new faculty, a tripling of research awards and a tripling of applications to the freshman class, the construction of state-of-the art research platforms, and innovations both in the curriculum and student life. Dr. Jackson is a director of several major corporations, including FedEx and IBM. She serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the White House Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee 2.0, the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Security Advisory Board, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Secretary of Energy Advisory Board.

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