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The Program Committee has cooked up some great keynote sessions for attendees of the 2014 Internet2 Global Summit.

Global InnovationFuture of the UniversityFuture of the InternetSpeaker Bios

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Ushering in a New Era of R&E-Driven Global Innovation and Invention
(Pictured clockwise) Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Chris Vein, the World Bank; and Larry Peterson, Princeton and PlanetLab, headline the 2014 Internet2 Global Summit

Global Innovation

Monday, April 7, 1:15p
Keynote speaker: Chris Vein
Opening remarks: Patrick J. Burns, Dr. Anthony Frank

Chris Vein, Chief Innovation Officer for Global Technology Development at the World Bank, will deliver the “Global Innovation” keynote at the 2014 Internet2 Global Summit.

Vein will focus on the power of advanced networks to spur innovation and transform emerging regions of the world by enabling valuable research on climate, agriculture, and medical developments to be broadly shared and accessed. Through a partnership with the Internet2 community and international partners, World Bank offices across the globe will have access to advanced networks, enabling new applications and capabilities for emerging regions.

Focusing on the impact of his work with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on global health, global technology and economic stimulation, Chris will also discuss how the new partnership with the international research and education community—and the innovation it fosters—will change the global landscape.

Future of the University

Tuesday, April 8, 10:30a
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.

Future of the Internet

Wednesday, April 9, 10:30a
Panelists: Glenn Dasmalchi, Larry Peterson, Mike Hluchyj
Opening remarks: Rob Vietzke

Princeton University’s Larry Peterson will lead the “The Future of the Internet” general session panel on Wednesday, April 9. Panelists will look into the future to envision what infrastructure the research and education community will need to build to keep the community on the forefront of technical innovation. Their talks will look beyond the network to bring content management, network programmability and services into core focus and lead the “Internet of Things” with the network as a key supporting function.

Speaker Bios

Patrick J. Burns photoPatrick J. Burns, Vice President for Information Technology and Interim Dean of Libraries, Colorado State University, is responsible for oversight of administrative computing, academic computing and networking services, instructional technology infrastructure, and institutional research. Mr. Burns serves as Global Summit Program Committee co-chair. Read full biography.

Glenn Dasmalchi photoAs Juniper’s Global Enterprise CTO, Glenn Dasmalchi is responsible for driving Juniper’s Enterprise technology vision and related go-to-market strategy and execution. A proven technologist with many years of experience in the networking industry, he leads the integration of Juniper’s end-to-end Enterprise architectures in the areas of Cloud, Data Center, Security, and Campus.

Before joining Juniper, Mr. Dasmalchi was Technical Chief of Staff in the Office of the CTO at Cisco, where he was responsible for identifying and developing strategy around technology-based market disruptions. He also served in several engineering leadership roles driving architecture and engineering development on switching platforms, including the Catalyst 6000 and Nexus 7000. Prior to the networking industry, Mr. Dasmalchi co-founded Media Engineering – a technology consulting firm. He also served in a variety of leadership and engineering roles in several Silicon Valley startups and corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, FirePower Systems, and Chelsio Communications.

Mr. Dasmalchi holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Dr. Philip P. DiStefano photoPrior to his appointment on May 5, 2009, Dr. Philip P. DiStefano, Chancellor, University of Colorado Boulder, was the top academic officer at CU-Boulder for eight years as the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Dr. DiStefano co-chaired the steering committee for CU-Boulder’s visionary strategic plan, Flagship 2030, conceived with campus, community and statewide input, to guide CU-Boulder for decades to come. Today, Dr. DiStefano is shepherding its implementation as Flagship 2030 moves from vision to reality. Read full biography.

Dr. Anthony A. Frank photoDr. Anthony A. Frank became the 14th President of Colorado State University on June 24, 2009. He had served as Interim President of CSU since November 2008, after having served the University for more than 16 years including four years as Provost and Senior Vice President. Dr. Frank was appointed Vice President for Research and Information Technology at Colorado State in 2000, a role he held for five years and in which he was responsible for the network and data systems of the university and for oversight of the more than $300 million in research activity that occurs annually at Colorado State. Read full biography.

Mike Hluchyj photoMike Hluchyj is currently CTO, Carrier Products for Akamai Technologies. He was previously CTO of Verivue, a provider of content delivery solutions to service providers (acquired by Akamai). Prior to Verivue, he was CTO for Sonus Networks, a leading provider of voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions to carriers, which he founded in 1997. Mike has also held technical leadership positions at Summa Four, Motorola and AT&T Bell Labs. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and has been awarded 35 U.S. patents. Mike received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from MIT.

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D. photo Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson; photo courtesy Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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.

Larry Levine photoLarry Levine – Photo courtesy of University of Colorado Boulder.

Larry Levine was appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO of the University of Colorado Boulder in October 2009. Larry was previously the Chief Information Officer and Associate Dean for IT of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences from 2005 to 2009. Before Harvard Larry was the Chief Information Officer and Associate Provost for Information Technology at Dartmouth College, where he led the Computing Services organization since 1991. From 1984–1990 Levine served at Dartmouth as Director of Social Science Computing from ’84 to ’87, and then as Director of Academic Computing from ’88 to ’90. Earlier, he was a programmer, research consultant, and manager at Indiana University's computing services (1979–1984). He holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, where his major focus was on research methodology and statistics, and a B.S. from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook. Mr. Levine serves as Global Summit Program Committee co-chair.

Michael A. McRobbie photoMichael A. McRobbie, Internet2’s Board of Trustees Chair, became Indiana University’s 18th president on July 1, 2007. He has led one of the largest academic transformations in the university’s history, a transformation that includes the creation of the Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis, the School of Public Health Bloomington, the world’s first School of Philanthropy, the School of Global and International Studies, and the launch of a major online initiative, IU Online. Read full biography.

Larry Peterson photoLarry Peterson is Chief Architect at the Open Networking Laboratory, Director of the PlanetLab Consortium, and the Robert E. Kahn Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Princeton University. He currently splits his time between Silicon Valley, Princeton, and Tucson, where he has an appointment at the University of Arizona.

Peterson is also co-author of the best selling networking textbook Computer Networks: A Systems Approach. In 2007 he co-founded CoBlitz LLC to CDN technology developed on PlanetLab. CoBlitz was acquired by Verivue in 2010, and subsequently by Akamai in 2012.

Peterson is a former Editor-in-Chief of the ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, and served as program chair for SOSP, NSDI, and HotNets. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the ACM and the IEEE, and a past recipient of the IEEE Kobayashi Award and the ACM SIGCOMM Award. He received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1985.

Chris Vein photoChris Vein – Photo courtesy of the World Bank.

Chris Vein leads the implementation of the World Bank’s ICT strategy, ICT policy and engagement dialogue with internal and external clients, and global ICT knowledge and expertise sharing with client countries. Prior to joining the World Bank, Vein was the Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he focused on making government more open, entrepreneurial, and lean; creating new and innovative opportunities for delivering government products, services and processes; and incubating innovation capacity in the civic, technology and civic society arenas.

Over the past two decades, Chris Vein has had the honor of serving four U.S. Presidents, thousands of professional association practitioners around the world, for-profit consulting organizations, and local government organizations. Learn more about the World Bank’s Chris Vein.