General Session: The Convergence of Academic and Research Collaboration
Time 05/07/18 01:15PM-02:15PM
Room Grand 5-9
Sponsored by Juniper Networks
After welcome remarks from local hosts CENIC, University of California San Diego and San Diego State University, President and CEO of Internet2, Howard Pfeffer will open this plenary with brief remarks reflecting on his time at Internet2, his engagement with the Research and Education community and where he sees opportunities for the future of Internet2.
This opening plenary will explore the intersections of balancing the needs of supporting the academic enterprise and the research community, from a technology, application, and cyberinfrastructure perspective. Dr. Reed will provide an in-depth viewpoint on both the challenges and opportunities in supporting both domains. There are many intersections of cyberinfrastructure and the application space for both researchers and the campus enterprise. This keynote will look at how cloud and edge computing, as well as other new technologies, are and will continue to play a significant role across both domains. The capabilities being developed today impact any end user and, increasingly, infrastructure such as networks and identity tools are facilitators and enablers to support research on and across campuses as well as the enterprise. Dr. Reed's presentation will provide a holistic and integrated view and spark conversations in the community on how to solve these challenges and build on opportunities together.