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Wednesday General Session – Digital Privacy and Cybersecurity: A 21st Century Journey or Illusion?

October 29, 2014, 10:30a Eastern

Can technology ever be truly secure? Can laws protect us? Does digital privacy even matter? Could cyberwar cripple us with never a shot fired?

Join our panel of world-class experts as they debate what can and must be achieved through technological vigilance, policy, national and international law, and evolving personal behavior as we learn to live in an increasingly digital world. Former U.S. Congressman, Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress at IU, Fred Cate, and Dell Chief (Security) Scientist, Carrie Gates, will take an in-depth look at how these factors interact to shape our world—and the role of the research and education community in making that world more secure.

Meet the panel

Dr. Carrie Gates is the Chief Scientist (Security) for Dell Research. She is responsible for leading security research that transforms the strategic direction of Dell's products and services. This is achieved through establishing collaborative research projects between Dell business units and university faculty and students. Dr. Gates has over 50 peer-reviewed publications in the computer and network security field. She has given over 20 invited talks, submitted over ten patent applications (one awarded to date), served on thesis committees, taught courses, and is on several organizing and program committees for academic conferences. She co-authored an amendment on cloud security research for the America Competes Act that was signed into law in December 2010, was recognized for her work with a Women of Influence award from CSO magazine in October 2010, and was recognized by Diversity Journal’s 11th Annual Women Worth Watching in September 2012.

Fred H. Cate is a Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is director of the IU Institute for Information Policy Research; managing director of the IU Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information; and a senior fellow and former director of the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. A member of numerous government and industry advisory boards, Cate testifies regularly before congressional committees and appears frequently in the popular press.

Lee H. Hamilton, Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University, is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress and representative democracy. Hamilton founded the Center on Congress in 1999 after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented Indiana from 1965-1999. He also served as President and Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., from 1999-2010.

A leading figure on foreign policy, intelligence, and national security, Hamilton served as Vice Chairman of the 9/11 Commission and Co-Chairman of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group. Until recently, he served as Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future with General Brent Scowcroft and as a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. He continues to play a leading role in public affairs and is currently a member of the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council, the CIA External Advisory Board, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Task Force on Preventing the Entry of Weapons of Mass Effect on American Soil.

At Indiana University, Hamilton serves as a Professor of Practice in the School for Public and Environmental Affairs, Distinguished Scholar in the School of Global and International Studies, and Co-Chair for IU’s International Engagement Advisory Board. Hamilton is one of the nation’s foremost experts on Congress and representative democracy. Among his published works are two books on the legislative branch—How Congress Works and Why You Should Care and Strengthening Congress. He writes twice-monthly commentaries about Congress and what individuals can do to make representative democracy work better. A leader in the growing national movement to expand and improve civic education, he serves as a Co-Chairman of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools.

Hamilton graduated from DePauw University and Indiana University School of Law. A former high school and college basketball star, he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982. He was married to Nancy Ann Hamilton for 58 years until her death in 2012. They have three children and five grandchildren.

Dr. Brad Wheeler is Vice President for IT and CIO at Indiana University where he leads university-wide IT services for IU's eight campuses. As CIO at Indiana University, Wheeler helped spearhead the university becoming a pilot site for Internet2's Innovation Platform. The partnership resulted in the development of the Open Exchange Software Suite (OESS) and FlowSpace Firewall (FSFW).

Dr. Wheeler has published on topics such as cyber-infrastructure and cloud services, community-source software, and organizational leadership. He has co-founded and led open source software and service collaborations such as the Unizin Consortium, Kuali, and the HathiTrust. He holds a PhD in Information Systems from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, where he is also a Professor.

Don’t miss our Wednesday Tech Talks from 11:30am-12:00pm:

Avis Yates RiversSit with Me Initiative (http://sitwithme.org/Sit With Me invites you to validate and recognize the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: sit in a red chair and share your story. Pull up a chair and listen to stories from others; men, women, technical and non-technical, as they sit in the red chair. Sit With Me was created by members of NCWIT with creative direction from marketing and branding firm BBMG.

Chris Dagdigian, Co-founder, BioTeam to discuss "Life Science Informatics: Trends From the Trenches:" Complex data, compute and network needs of discovery-oriented life science informatics including compute, storage, data movement/management and public infrastructure clouds

Monday General Session – Pushing Boundaries and Challenging the Norm to Advance Research & Education

October 27, 2014, 1:30p Eastern

The 2014 Technology Exchange features Harper Reed speaking in General Session on Monday, October 27, at 1:30p.

Harper Reed is a hacker/engineer who builds paradigm-shifting technology and leads others to do the same. Harper loves using the enormity of the Internet to bring people together, whether as CTO of Obama for America, CTO at Threadless.com, or on his own projects. Harper and his team created Dashboard, a site that connects volunteer teams and acts as an online component of the field office. You can often find Harper playing with new technology, looking for something to hack, or enjoying life in Chicago with his amazing wife, Hiromi.

Follow @harper on twitter or check out his homepage.

Don't Miss our featured Monday Tech Talks from 2:30-3:00pm:

Anastasia (Stacy) Morrone, Associate Vice President, Learning Technologies, Indiana University will present: Pushing the boundaries of traditional classrooms. Morrone will explain how four new learning spaces at Indiana University push the boundaries of traditional classrooms to create innovative, flexible, technology-rich environments that encourage student interaction and engagement.

Dr. Edward Castranova, Associate Professor, Dept. of Telecommunications, Indiana University will be present "Games as Petri Dishes: The potential of populated virtual environments for social science research."

When the natural sciences have questions, they conduct experiments on nature. The social sciences are not as lucky; it is hard to do good experiments on people, much less societies. Virtual environments in the form of games provide a new way of doing social science experiments. In this talk, Carstranova introduce the basic idea of doing controlled experiments on pocket societies and present some evidence that this research is meaningful for the real world. Dr. Castranova will be continuing the conversation at the Community Showcase (outside Sponsor Salon) from 3:15-3:45 for Q&A session.

Tuesday General Session – Opening Up Internet Innovation: Harnessing Advanced Infrastructure

October 28, 2014, 10:30a Eastern

Don’t miss one of the decade’s most fundamental advances in enabling applications for research

As the 2014 Internet2 Global Summit featured a look into the future of the Internet's infrastructure as a key supporting function for network programmability, content and advanced service delivery—this exciting announcement and panel will show how advanced Software Defined Networking (SDN) and cloud infrastructures can be a pathfinder for the next generation of the Internet.

Managing Editor of SDNcentral.com, Craig Matsumoto, will convene a panel of three advanced infrastructure experts—Bill Snow, Larry Peterson, and Steve Corbato—to discuss advanced infrastructure programs that are pathfinders for the future. Focusing on the ONOS, OpenCloud, and NSFCloud projects, the panel will have a related, but independent discussion about innovations in SDN, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and network research. With these advancements, the research and education community is transforming capabilities for research, scientific discovery, and Internet technologies capable of creating a new era of global invention and innovation.

Craig Matsumoto is managing editor at SDNCentral.com, responsible for the site's content and for covering news. He is a "veteran" of the SDN scene, having started covering it way back in 2010, and his background in technology journalism goes back to 1994. Craig is based in Silicon Valley.

Bill Snow is the VP of Engineering, ON.Lab. Bringing more than 25 years of experience in the software and information technology industries, Bill Snow has led engineering teams and large, complex projects at both start-ups and large organizations.

Prior to joining ON.Lab, Snow served as VP of engineering and operations for enterprise security start-ups, including Cymtec Systems, Agari Data, the 41st Parameter and Identity Engines, where he was responsible for hardware and software development, QA, manufacturing operations, data center operations, customer support, IT and professional services.

Snow previously served as director of engineering at Cisco Systems, where he was responsible for all routing and high availability features of the CRS-1. Prior to Cisco, he was VP of engineering at Nortel Networks, where he was in charge of all product development for the Centillion line of ATM LAN switches and held multiple management roles for the group in IBM that brought the first TCP/IP and Internet products into the IBM divisions. He received a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering and a Master of Science in engineering management from Stanford University.

Larry 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.

Steve Corbato currently serves as interim CIO at the University of Utah and for the Utah System of Higher Education. He also is an adjunct faculty member in the University's School of Computing.

Most recently as deputy CIO at the University of Utah, Corbató oversaw the research computing, infrastructure, and unified communications elements of the diverse campus IT portfolio. He also served as the interim director of the U's Center for High Performance Computing and . Previously, Corbató directed the Internet2 Abilene Network (now the Internet2 Network), which served as the principal backbone for U.S. higher education and advanced regional networks, such as the Utah Education Network. He also started the FiberCo non-profit holding company to assist higher education gain access to dark fiber for facilities-based optical networking and the Manhattan Landing international research and education exchange point in New York City.

Prior to Internet2, he served as manager of network engineering, principal Internet architect, and an adjunct faculty member in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. At Utah, he has spurred the creation of a new research and education optical network (BONFIRE) connecting the University of Utah, Utah State University, Brigham Young University, the Utah Education Network (UEN), and Internet2 in partnership with Utah Transit Authority, Utah Department of Transportation, and commercial telecoms. He currently serves as a member of the UEN governing board. He is a frequent member of review panels for NSF and DOE and recently served on an ad hoc NSF committee on mid-scale infrastructure investments in computer science and engineering research. He is the chair of the Rice project board within the Kuali community source initiative developing administrative, student, and library software.

His academic background is in experimental astrophysics, and he earned his bachelor's degree at Rice University and his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1988 through 1993, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Utah.

Don't Miss our featured Tuesday Tech Talk from 11:45am-12:00pm:

Parvati Dev, CEO of Innovation in Learning, Inc., previously director of the SUMMIT Lab at Stanford University, one of the pioneers of the NIH Visible Human Project, and Internet2 enthusiast, will discuss how virtual environments and video game technologies will create the "flight simulator" for healthcare. Learners placed in simulations of critical medical incidents must use their knowledge and skills to figure out how to lead their team and perform optimally to save their rapidly deteriorating patients.

General Session highlights include Transformational Technologist and former Obama campaign CTO Harper Reed as well as leading cybersecurity and advanced internet infrastructure experts and the announcement of an Internet infrastructure breakthrough.

In addition, each General Session ends with Tech Talks: expert presentations on virtual research, teaching and learning environment innovations, and moving beyond gaming to harness the promise of virtual environments to transform research, collaboration and educational experiences.