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CONTACT: Liz Boten, Internet2, or 720.379.9672


Internet2 to Host 2015 Technology Exchange in Cleveland

Event will host U.S. and global technology leaders and visionaries   


What: Internet2, operator of the fastest, most advanced network for research and higher education, will host the second annual Technology Exchange. The event is structured for technical architects, developers and implementers and will focus on current and future technological advancements, innovations, and collaborations that are putting research and education (R&E) at the forefront of the technology world. 


When and where: October 4-7, Cleveland, OH.


Program highlights include:


Featured Presentations

·       Joseph Emerson, faculty member, Institute for Quantum Computing and associate professor, Department of Applied Mathematics at the University Waterloo. Emerson will detail how quantum physics and information technology are on a collision course resulting in quantum information services and how it is reshaping information technology.

·       Charlie Catlett, founding director, Urban Center for Computation and Data, UrbanCCD Open Data and Instrumenting Cities. Catlett will present work that Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are doing in partnership with the City of Chicago and other cities through the Urban Center for Computation and Data, which focuses on key scalable data infrastructure, data analytics, and urban-scale sensor networks.

·       Stacey A. Dixon, Deputy Director, InnoVision Directorate, will speak at The Exchange on Monday at 4:30pm. Dr. Dixon joined the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in November, 2010 and currently serves as Deputy Director within the InnoVision Directorate. InnoVision delivers path-breaking scientific research and transitions innovative concepts and capabilities to solve the Intelligence Community’s (IC) and the Warfighter’s most complex and enduring geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) problems.

·       Mark Griswold, Radiology Professor, Case Western Reserve University and Sue Workman, Vice President, IT Services and CIO, Case Western Reserve University, will speak Tuesday at 4:30pm. The presentation will cover interesting insights about how Case Western Reserve University and Microsoft HoloLens are partnering to transform learning across countless disciplines as disparate as art history and engineering, including those as complex as the human body.


Advanced Networking Track

·       Dan Matthews, Case Western Reserve University. Matthews will discuss the several aspects of fixed configuration data center switches typically deployed in a top-of-rack scenario, that make them a compelling choice for deployment in the campus backbone (i.e. distribution and core layers) in “Using Fixed Configuration Data Center Switches in the Campus Backbone.”

·       Eric Boyd, Internet2 and Edward Balas, Indiana University. “Network Virtualization: a retrospective after one year,” will cover will discuss a year's worth of experience with network virtualization on the Internet2 network. It will include a discussion of what's gone well, what can be improved, and what's been accomplished. In particular, it will focus on lessons learned through partnerships with the GENI community and the ON.LAB team.


Trust and Identity Track

  • The annual Advance CAMP (ACAMP) provides a venue for leading identity architects and developers to spend substantial time exploring and discussing topics and work items of interest to the identity services community. As an “unconference,” there are no proposals submitted in advance; attendees determine the agenda on-site.
  • John Papinchak, registrar at Carnegie Mellon University, will co-present “Why Working with Your Registrar Can be Fun and Fruitful,” emphasizing the crucial role registrars play in the identity management field. Michael Gettes, formerly at CMU and now director of identity services at Penn State, will help lead the session.


Research track

·       GEANT Association’s Michael Enrico and Annabel Grant will present “The First GÉANT Open Call – How to Stimulate Innovation with Impact on R&E Network Users,” featuring how the first GÉANT Open Call programme has been used to fund 21 innovative projects in various areas that come under advanced networking, trust and identity and networking research.

·       Internet2’s Stephen Wolff and Donald McMullen’s session on “Broadening the Reach through Campus Cyberinfrastructure.” The Broadening the Reach program is an NSF-funded and Internet2 led effort to assist primarily smaller universities and colleges that have research and research training programs to develop campus cyberinfrastructure needed to effectively support scholars and researchers in national and global contexts. This is an open meeting to discuss the aims of the program, what has been accomplished, and how to get involved.



·       An Introduction to High Throughput Computing for Users and System Administrators, to provide hands-on learning about high-throughput computing (HTC). The workshop will instruct researchers and graduate students how to set-up and run large technical workloads as HTC jobs on their campus and through the Open Science Grid (OSG). 

·       The NET+ Security and Identity Portfolio Development Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 8 is a venue for Chief information security officers (CISOs), information security staff, and other campus IT staff to provide a thorough review of the information security aspects of the Internet2 NET+ program, share feedback on how information security is included in NET+, and offer direction for changes to the portfolio over the next year.


Networking opportunity

·       The Internet2 Community Showcase will serve as an informal, “open-air” presentation venue featuring topics and demos given by the community. Topics range from innovative outcomes using advanced networks and cloud to trust/identity/middleware technologies in research and education.   


 Register for the 2015 Technology Exchange.


If you are a media member and would like to receive complimentary registration to attend and cover the event, please contact Liz Boten at .



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, with Internet2 Network Operations Center powered by Indiana University. Internet2 serves more than 90,000 community anchor institutions, 290 U.S. universities, 70 government agencies, 42 regional and state education networks, 84 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, MI; Denver, CO; Emeryville, CA; Washington, DC; and West Hartford, CT. For more information, visit or follow @Internet2 on Twitter.



  • [I2-NEWS] Press Release: Internet2 to Host 2015 Technology Exchange in Cleveland, Elizabeth Boten, 09/28/2015

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