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  • From: Glenn Lipscomb <>
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  • Subject: [I2-NEWS] 2014 Technology Exchange Taking Advanced to a New Level
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:13:41 +0000
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2014 Technology Exchange Taking Advanced to a New Level

“What’s Next” for Internet and cloud technologies, cybersecurity, online identity, high-performance computing and scientific research on display in Indianapolis


WASHINGTON, D.C.—October 13, 2014—Over 600 leading technologists will converge at the 2014 Technology Exchange to collaborate, discuss and debate next-generation networking and computing technologies. Featuring a packed agenda of transformational technologists and an exciting announcement of a fundamental advancement for Internet network architectures (also Netcast)—the event is poised to deliver its theme of “Sparking NEXT” from October 26-30 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. The new international program is designed to convene cross-functional experts from cybersecurity, network architecture, identity and cloud computing to spark new integrated technologies for the vital and pioneering work of scientists and educators across the globe. 


Sponsored by advanced technology consortium Internet2, in collaboration with the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), this year’s event is hosted by Indiana University—a leading Internet2 member and operator of the Internet2 Network Operations Center. The event is the first in line of a revamped series with a rich history. Attendees are leading technologists in the broader research and education (R&E) community—which made significant contributions to the creation of the Internet itself—and have continued gathering as part of Internet2 to further advance Internet technologies since 1998.


Featuring (plenary sessions and many technical sessions also Netcast):

  • Keynote sessions from Transformational Technologist and former Obama campaign CTO Harper Reed, leading cybersecurity and advanced internet infrastructure expertsand the announcement of an Internet infrastructure breakthrough
  • 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
  • Comprehensive technical program featuring four advanced technology tracks and nearly 200 sessions and working groups covering important technical developments and hot topic areas such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, malware-related challenges, mobile device security, identity management, cloud integration and applications, Software Defined Networking (SDN), high performance computing applications and more
  • Virtual Universe experience: A rare opportunity for attendees and media to experience the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset—an immersive head-mounted display showcasing how linked virtual environments are expected to be the Internet of the future
  • Leading-edge technology demonstrations from 15 companies and institutions and 25 total advanced technology exhibitions  
  • Aspiring Advanced Technologists including a “shark tank-like” entrepreneur competition called Winner’s Circle where four local technology startups will compete. The high-tech event also features high school students with competing robots during a special enactment of the FIRST Robotics Competition– an educational competition for students.

“The program, discussions, technology debates, and collaborations in store for the inaugural Technology Exchange event lays a terrific cornerstone for this new meeting dedicated to pushing boundaries of technologies pioneered by research and education,” said H. David Lambert, president and chief executive officer, Internet2. “As history shows, this community’s work serves as an incubator for technology innovations which make broad impacts.”



Plenary Sessions

Monday, October 27 at 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday, October 28, and Wednesday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. EST, JW Marriott—Indianapolis, IN

Monday’s Keynotes

  • Harper Reed, Transformational Technologist and former Obama campaign CTO
          “Pushing Boundaries and Challenging the Norm to Advance Research & Education”
  • Edward CastronovaProfessor of Media, Indiana University
          “Games as Petri Dishes: The potential of populated virtual environments for social science research”
  • Anastasia (Stacy) Morrone, AVP for Learning Technologies, Indiana University
          “Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Classrooms”
          (New learning spaces creating innovative, flexible, technology-rich teaching and learning environments delivering instructional innovation and transformational programs)

Tuesday’s Keynotes

  • Craig Matsumoto, Managing Editor at; Guru Parulkar, Stanford University; Larry Peterson, Princeton University; and Steve Corbato, University of Utah
          “Opening Up Internet Innovation – Harnessing Advanced Infrastructure”
          [NOTE: Internet infrastructure announcement also Netcast]
  • Parvati Dev, Stanford University School of Medicine and Principal Investigator
          “The Visible Human Project
          (A National Institutes of Health program enabling virtual human anatomy research using a robust collection of 3D digitized images)
  • Chris Dagdigian, Co-founder, BioTeam
          “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)

Wednesday’s Keynotes

  • Dr. Brad Wheeler, Vice President for IT and CIO at Indiana University; Lee H. Hamilton, former U.S. Congressman and Director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University; Carrie Gates, Chief Scientist (Security), Dell Research; Fred H. Cate, former director of IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law

   “Digital Privacy and Cybersecurity: A 21st Century Journey or Illusion?”


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.


Internet2 also operates the nation’s largest and fastest, coast-to-coast research and education network, in which the Internet2 Network Operations Center is powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 250 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 38 regional and state education networks, 80 leading corporations working with our community and more than 65 national research and education networking partners representing more than 100 countries.


Internet2 offices are located in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Denver, Colo.; Emeryville, Calif.; Washington, D.C; and West Hartford, Conn. For more information, visit or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.


About ESnet

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is the Department of Energy's high-performance network, engineered and optimized for large-scale science.  Funded by the DOE Office of Science and managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ESnet interconnects the entire national laboratory system, including its supercomputer centers and user facilities – enabling tens of thousands of scientists to transfer data, access remote resources, and collaborate productively. Launched in 1986, ESnet, has been a leader in developing new services and deploying advanced networking technologies to support critical research across the DOE national laboratory system.


Media contact:

Glenn Lipscomb, Internet2







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