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  • Subject: [I2-NEWS] Internet2 names Clemson CIO Bottum as Inaugural Presidential Fellow
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:14:21 -0400 (EDT)

Internet2 names Clemson CIO Bottum as Inaugural Presidential Fellow

Ann Arbor, Mich.--July 24, 2012--Internet2® today announced James (Jim) R.
Bottum, chief information officer and vice provost for computing &
information technology at Clemson University, as the Inaugural Presidential
Fellow, effective immediately.

“With Jim’s long history of involvement in high performance computing, higher
education, and governmental agencies, he is a natural fit to work with
Internet2 in building stronger relationships among members of these
communities as they all move into the next generation of innovative
technologies,” said Internet2 President and CEO H. David Lambert. “I am very
excited for our community to draw further upon Jim’s experience and

While still remaining as Clemson’s CIO, Bottum will devote a portion of his
time to working with Internet2’s executive leadership team on the adoption of
the Internet2 Innovation Platform, development of new technologies, and
outreach to the research community, including university administrators,
CIOs, regional networks, government agencies, GENI Project Office, and
national laboratories. In addition, he will help obtain grants for the
support and development of programs aligned with Internet2’s strategic
principles as directed by the community.

“I am honored to be Internet2’s Inaugural Presidential Fellow,” said Bottum.
“The overall direction that Internet2 is taking is very exciting and really
speaks to the changing needs of our community. I look forward to working with
Internet2 on these initiatives and bringing key members of each community to
the forefront and in a common collaborative space to advance our collective
missions in tackling common challenges.”

Named one of ComputerWorld’s Premiere 100 IT Leaders in 2007, Bottum is
dedicated to facilitating partnerships and collaboration between education,
research, industry, and governmental agencies. Under his leadership, Clemson
University has become a force in high performance computing. Clemson’s
Palmetto high performance computing cluster has appeared as high as #60 in
the world’s Top 500 Computing sites ( and #2 among public academic

Bottum has led the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Advisory Committee for
Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI), and NSF’s Advisory Committee for the Government
Performance and Results Act (GPRA), and has served on the Internet2 Board of
Trustees from May 2008 to June 2012. He has advised more than 30 major
universities on strategy for coupling IT operations and research. He is
frequently an invited presenter at national conferences.

Prior to Clemson, Bottum served as Purdue University’s chief information
officer and was executive director of the National Center for Supercomputing

About Internet2

Internet2® is a member-owned advanced technology community founded by the
nation's leading higher education institutions in 1996. Internet2 provides a
collaborative environment for U.S. research and education organizations to
solve common technology challenges, and to develop innovative solutions in
support of their educational, research, and community service missions. For
more information, visit

About Clemson University

Clemson University is a nationally ranked science and technology-oriented
public research university known for its emphasis on collaboration, focus and
a culture that encourages faculty and students to embrace bold ideas. Its
teaching, research and outreach are driving economic development and
improving quality of life in South Carolina and beyond. Clemson is a
high-energy, student-centered community dedicated to intellectual leadership,
innovation, service and a determination to excel. For more information, visit

Todd Sedmak, Internet2, 202-331-5373,

Jim Bottum, Clemson CIO, 864-656-8125,

Robin Denny, Clemson University, 864-656-2061,


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