Daniel Reed to Keynote Internet2 Global Summit in San Diego

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Daniel A. Reed is University Chair in Computational Science and Bioinformatics, and Professor of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Medicine at the University of Iowa.

Today the 2018 Internet2 Global Summit announced that Daniel Reed from the University of Iowa will keynote the conference with a talk on the convergence of academic and research collaboration. Registration is now open for the event, which takes place May 6-9 in San Diego.

Dr. Reed’s presentation will explore the intersections of balancing the needs of supporting the academic enterprise and the research community from a technology, application, and cyberinfrastructure perspective. He will provide an in-depth viewpoint on both the challenges and opportunities by addressing how cloud and edge computing, along with new technologies, will continue to play a significant role across both domains.

We’re seeing rapid changes in technological advancements that require creative ways for us as technologists to address the complex technical environment necessary to support the academy and researchers in areas such as cyberinfrastructure, cloud services, security, privacy, and trust and identity,” said Howard Pfeffer, president and CEO of Internet2. “To achieve this, we must engage in mutual-interest collaboration across a diverse set of communities. Dr. Reed’s illustrious career spans industry, scientific research, and higher education and he brings a keen perspective on how as a community of researchers, scientists, and technologists we can work together to solve common technology challenges for the benefit of all.”

Dr. Reed recently completed his term of service as vice president for research and economic development at the University of Iowa. He is a former corporate vice president and technology policy leader at Microsoft, founding director of the Renaissance Computing Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and department head and director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois. He was also one of the principal investigators and chief architect for the National Science Foundation’s TeraGrid.

Dr. Reed currently chairs the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Advisory Committee (ASCAC) and the steering committee for the National Science Foundation’s Midwest Big Data Hub. He previously served on the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC). He has also chaired the board of directors of the Computing Research Association (CRA), which represents PhD-granting computer science departments in North America, and currently serves on its government affairs committee.

The 2018 Internet2 Global Summit meeting will convene research and education technology leaders from May 6-9 at theMarriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel, and is co-hosted by CENIC, the University of California San Diego, and San Diego State University.

It will feature two keynote addresses, presentations from noted subject-matter experts, and sessions focused on advanced networks and trusted infrastructure, identity, federation and access management, and solutions for researchers with the goal of benefiting the entire research and education ecosystem.

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